‘I got mullered’ Man, 29, threw brick through mum’s win­dow

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS - By CONOR GOGARTY

AMAN launched a brick through his mum’s win­dow af­ter get­ting “mullered” on a night out.

Job­less Leigh Heas­man, 29, used vi­o­lence to se­cure en­try to his mother’s home at 1.42am on Satur­day in Pen­nine Road, Oak­ley.

He was or­dered to pay £550 to­day af­ter ad­mit­ting the of­fence at Chel­tenham Mag­is­trates’ Court.

Prose­cu­tor May Li said: “Mr Heas­man at­tended his mother’s home un­der the in­flu­ence of an un­known sub­stance.

“He threat­ened to smash the liv­ing room win­dow if he wasn’t al­lowed in. He said he was look­ing for some­where to sleep.

“His mother said she didn’t want to let him in be­cause he was too con­fronta­tional.”

Heas­man, who was bleed­ing from the head, picked up a brick and hurled it through a dou­bleglazed win­dow, caus­ing £500 worth of dam­age.

When ar­rested, he told po­lice: “I got mullered, p **** d some peo­ple off and got beaten up.

“I went home be­cause I know I would be safe there.”

The de­fen­dant had pre­vi­ously been fined for caus­ing crim­i­nal dam­age to his mum’s kitchen win­dow on Jan­uary 21.

John Lynch, mit­i­gat­ing, said: “Hope­fully this will be a re­minder to Mr Heas­man that he can’t go un­der the in­flu­ence of al­co­hol and force his way into his mother’s prop­erty - oth­er­wise it will be­come a very ex­pen­sive ex­er­cise for him.”

The lawyer added that his client is of “very lim­ited means”, his only in­come com­ing through uni­ver­sal credit.

Mr Lynch re­vealed Heas­man has not suf­fered long-term dam­age as a re­sult of the head in­juries suf­fered be­fore his of­fence on Satur­day.

Chair­man of the mag­is­trates Peter Liver said: “We think the com­pen­sa­tion is the most im­por­tant part of this.”

He did not or­der Heas­man to cover any prose­cu­tion costs or pay a vic­tim sur­charge.

But he must pay £500 in com­pen­sa­tion to his mother, as well as a £50 fine. [email protected]­plc.com

Leigh Heas­man

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