Angry man threw pot through front window


A 34-year-old man, angry at being locked out by his girlfriend, launched a large plant pot through the double glazed living room window at her mum’s Billington home.

Blackburn magistrates heard Craig Michael Robinson also assaulted his partner’s sister during the late-night incident.

Robinson, of Acresfield Close, Blackrod, Bolton, admitted assault and damaging a window. He was fined £330 and ordered to pay £100 in compensation and £105 in costs.

Alex Mann (prosecuting) said Robinson had been out with his partner and her sister for a meal and then drinks in Whalley. The sisters went home in a taxi, having become separated from Robinson, and his partner said she saw the defendant “kicking off” outside her mum’s home in Billington.

They drove past, but later, when they were inside the house, he returned demanding to be let in. He shouted that if he didn’t get the keys he would put the window through and, seconds later, a large plant pot came through the front window.

Robinson and his partner were arguing and when her sister intervened Robinson pushed her to the floor. Robinson, who was not represented, said he had sorted things out with his girlfriend and had paid her mother £250 for the damage to the window and a glass coffee table that was damaged.

“I just had far too much to drink,” he told the court.