Man in­jured his ex-lover with TV af­ter break-up

Macclesfield Express - - BUSINESS - STUART GREER

AHEARTBROKEN lover in­jured his ex with a TV when he couldn’t cope with their split.

James Bow­ers, 26, strug­gled when the two and half year re­la­tion­ship ended, a court heard.

He set up fake Face­book pro­files and started to ‘fol­low’ the victim’s friends and vis­ited her par­ents un­in­vited, pros­e­cu­tors said.

Then in the early hours of July 20 Bow­ers turned up at her flat and let him­self in, the court heard.

When he was ejected Bow­ers lost his tem­per and started kick­ing and punched the wall, mag­is­trates were told.

He then threw a dis­carded TV at the wall, which hit the victim’s arm caus­ing red­den­ing, pros­e­cu­tors said.

In a fi­nal act of anger Bow­ers is­sued a threat that he would ‘do a year in prison’ for the victim.

Bow­ers, of Beech Lane, Mac­cles­field, ad­mit­ted as­sault and crim­i­nal dam­age to the wall which be­longed to Plus Dane Hous­ing.

Robin Lynch, pros­e­cut­ing, said: “This was a do­mes­tic as­sault.

“The victim was in a re­la­tion­ship with the de­fen­dant for two and half years.

“They split up three weeks be­fore the in­ci­dent.

“Since then he had been fol­low­ing friends by set­ting up fake Face­book ac­counts.

“At 2.30am on July 20 the victim was with two fe­male friends when the de­fen­dant knocked on the door and walked in un­in­vited.

“There was a con­ver­sa­tion and she man­aged to per­suade him to leave the flat.

“She shut the door and then heard bang­ing out­side.

“She went out and saw the de­fen­dant kick­ing and punch­ing the wall by the stairs.

“She tried to calm him down.

“He went down a flight of stairs and picked up a dis­carded TV and threw it.

“It hit her on the arm caus­ing red­den­ing.

“She then heard more bang­ing out­side and the de­fen­dant shouted ‘I will do a year in prison for you’.”

Mag­is­trates sen­tenced Bow­ers to 12 month com­mu­nity or­der with 15 days Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Ac­tiv­ity. He must also pay the victim £50 com­pen­sa­tion.

Richard Black, de­fend­ing, said: “He was un­able to cope with when the re­la­tion­ship ended.

“He ac­cepts he threw the TV in anger but it was aimed at the wall not her. It was a reck­less act.”

The court also is­sued a re­strain­ing or­der.

James Bow­ers

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