Ex-boyfriend fined after smashing car windows

PUBLISHED: 10:49 11 October 2006 | UPDATED: 19:49 01 June 2010

FURIOUS James Summers grabbed a Samurai sword after he broke into his former partner s bedroom and found her laying on the bed with another man. He then went outside, picked up a paving slab, and systematically smashed the windows of the man s Toyota car,

FURIOUS James Summers grabbed a Samurai sword after he broke into his former partner's bedroom and found her laying on the bed with another man.

He then went outside, picked up a paving slab, and systematically smashed the windows of the man's Toyota car, magistrates heard this week.

Appearing at Wisbech courthouse on Tuesday, 28-year-old Summers admitted causing £1,400 worth of damage to John Britchford's car.

Prosecuting, Andrew Williams said Summers and his former partner Nadine Burton had previously lived with Mr Britchford in Lime Avenue, Wisbech.

The couple split up amicably four weeks ago. On October 1 Ms Burton, and Mr Britchford lay on the bed to watch a DVD.

Ms Burton was awoken at 12.45am by someone shouting and swearing, and discovered that Summers had climbed into her bedroom through the window. After words were exchanged he grabbed the sword, which he had previously left in the property, and then went outside and smashed the car windows.

"There is no suggestion that he threatened or used the sword in any way," he said.

Mitigating, Roger Glazebrook said Summers and Ms Burton had previously lived together in the same room he broke into that night.

"He wanted to see Nadine to sort things out, and when he got there is saw the other man on the bed with her," he said. "He reacted to that, taking out his violence on the car."

Summers was ordered to pay £535 compensation.

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