A MAN who smashed the window of his mother’s house after a drink-fuelled row has been ordered to pay compensation.
Nathan Fenwick, 24, of Cobbett Crescent, South Shields, visited his mother’s home in South Shields when his girlfriend and sister were there.
Magistrates in South Tyneside were told Fenwick got in a row with his girlfriend and was asked to leave the address.
But soon after leaving, he broke the double glazed front window of the property.
Paul Anderson, prosecuting, said: “Fenwick went to see his mother and girlfriend.
“He was quite drunk and became argumentative, particularly with his girlfriend.
“His mum threw him out of the house. The next thing they knew the window had been smashed.”
He added: “His mother asked him if he had done it, and he said ‘I would do it again’.”
The police were called and, when arrested, Fenwick admitted the offence.
He pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal damage at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.
Christopher Brown, defending, said: “It was a silly little argument.
“He immediately said sorry. All is forgotten now.
“His mum has forgiven him and the remorse is there.”
The court heard that the window has been replaced by South Tyneside Homes, which owns the property.
Fenwick was ordered to pay £100 compensation to South Tyneside Homes.