Fuming teen kicked pal’s car after mum was insulted in row

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A ‘FUMING’ teenager kicked his friend’s car after a row at her home.

Adam Gray had been drinking with the family friend and another pal when his mother was insulted during the course of an argument.

He stormed out of the address in South Shields and kicked her car door and wing mirror.

When police were called, the 19-year-old waited for officers to arrive and admitted the offence.

Gray, of Bunyan Avenue, South Shields, pleaded guilty to criminal damage at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.

Glenda Beck, prosecuting, said: “The injured party was at her home address along with a friend and the defendant.

“They were drinking alcohol and an argument ensued relating to his mother.

“He left the address in an agitated state and kicked the nearside door of the Volkswagen Caddy car and kicked the wingside mirror, detaching it from its fitting.

During interview with police, he said the argument had been made him fuming and he took his aggression out on the vehicle.”

Laura Croft, defending, said: “This was a drunken argument between a group of friends.

“He lost his temper and accepted responsibility when at the police station.

“He has been friends with the injured party for a long time.

“He left the house and took out his aggression on the vehicle.

“He has apologised to her in person and offered to pay for the damage.

“After he carried out the offence, police were called and he waited for them to arrive and arrest him.”

A total of £200 damage was caused to the vehicle during the incident on May 14.

Gray was given a six-month conditional discharge and ordered to pay compensation of £200 as well as court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £15.