A DAD who smashed doors and broke a window at his ex-girlfriend’s house has been banned from contacting her.
Michael Wilson went round to the woman’s house in Boldon Colliery on June 28 and began to shout at her.
When the 23-year-old – who has a baby with the woman – started to kick doors in the home, she called the police.
However, when officers got to the house he ran off.
Wilson, of Kelly Road, Hebburn, was arrested later the same night, after going back to the house and breaking a window.
He pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal damage and one of possessing a Class B drug at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.
Paul Anderson, prosecuting, said: “He went to the victim’s house, where he wasn’t welcome.
“There was some abuse and he kicked some doors, damaging them.
“She called the police who turn up and talked to him. They also found some cannabis on him, but, before they could arrest him, he ran off and made good his escape.
“Later on, he returned to the house and kicked a window, breaking it.
“He was eventually arrested.”
Wilson was given a community order with a six week residence requirement, and curfew between 9pm and 6am.
He was also given a restraining order, banning him from contacting his ex or going to her street for the next year, and was ordered to pay £605 compensation and a £10 victim surcharge.
District Judge Andrew Davison said: “The courts are always worried about this type of behaviour.
“You are a young man who decided to show that you were in control, and you will decide when you see this woman and when you go to her house.
“You weren’t welcome, but you went anyway because you want to be in charge, and that is worrying.”
Laura Johnson, defending, said: “He apologises for his behaviour.
“He was in a relationship with her for six months and has a young child. He wants to maintain that relationship.”