'I was a bit of a ****' - Hartlepool man tried to damage sister's home while he was 'down and had a drink'

A Hartlepool man admitted trying to cause damage to his sister’s property.

Sunday, 1st December 2019, 8:00 am
Teesside Magistrates' Court in Middlesbrough. Image copyright Google Maps.

Lewis McAllister, 25, of the town’s Nottingham Walk, pleaded guilty to the charge of attempting to cause criminal damage at the home of Katie McAllister on November 15.

Joanne Hesse, prosecuting, said the defendant had tried to cause damage to internal walls, doors and objects in the Kathleen Street home.

McAllister, who was unrepresented, said he was suffering from mental health issues.

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He said: “I am just down at the time and had a drink. I went to my sister’s to talk and no-one wanted to talk to me. So I was a bit of a ****.”

McAllister was fined £120 and ordered to pay £40 costs and a £32 victim surcharge.