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