A HAMMER–wielding yob went on a wrecking spree at a police station after his mother threw him out following a row.
David Bradley “took out his frustration” and used the hammer to smash up a police car and two glass panels at Hartlepool Police Station, in Avenue Road.
The frenzied act took place shortly after the 21-year–old had been involved in an argument with his mum at home and she had kicked him out.
Bradley was arrested and taken into custody shortly after the incident around 11pm on Sunday night.
He appeared before justices in custody yesterday where he pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal damage – one of the marked police car, and the other of the two glass panels.
The court heard that an exact amount of damage had not yet been calculated but it is expected to run into hundreds of pounds.
Bradley’s solicitor Neil Taylor said: “Basically, he’s taken the hammer from his home address, walked to the police station and took out his frustration on a police car and the police station effectively because he and his mother had had an argument and she’d kicked him out and made him homeless.”
The Mail’s photographers were on scene to capture the damage Bradley had caused to the cop car and police station.
Chairman of the bench of magistrates Keith Kitching remanded the defendant, who gave his address in court as being of no fixed abode, in custody.
He adjourned the case until July 3.