Teenage boy is hauled before court for slamming his bedroom door
Teenage boy, 17, is hauled before court and given criminal record because he slammed his bedroom door in row with his mother who called police
- The 17-year-old broke a doorknob during argument with mother over unpaid rent
- A youth hearing was told that the woman then called in the police after their row
- Her son was given a three-month conditional discharge at Swindon Youth Court
A teenager has been hauled in front of court for slamming his bedroom door after his own mother called the police.
The 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, used such force that the doorknob fell off following an argument between the pair over unpaid rent.
A youth hearing was told that the woman then called in the police, instead of giving the teenager a stern telling off.
As a result, her son was given a three-month conditional discharge following a short hearing at Swindon Youth Court.
The 17-year-old was given a three-month conditional discharge following a short hearing at Swindon Youth Court
Nick Barr, prosecuting, said the defendant had become angry. He slammed the door twice, with the handle coming off the second time he slammed it.
Emma Thacker, defending, said her young client had a turbulent relationship with his mother, who is an alcoholic.
The boy made full admissions when he was interviewed by police and pleaded guilty to criminal damage on Monday.
Sentencing him to a three-month conditional discharge, chairman of the bench Linda Raine said: ‘We hope that this is the last of your offending and now life is looking good for you and you can move on.’
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