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Man causes damage to a Solihull home after taking ecstasy.

AN alcoholic caused £200 worth of damage to a Chelmsley Wood home after taking a cocktail of drink and drugs, a court has heard.

AN alcoholic caused £200 worth of damage to a Chelmsley Wood home after taking a cocktail of drink and drugs, a court has heard.

Kelvin Knight, 22, pleaded guilty to criminal damage to a sofa and a bathroom door on January 1.

Malcolm Stoddard, prosecuting, told Solihull Magistrates Court on Monday: “There were a number of people socialising at a property in Forth Drive, including the defendant and his girlfriend.

“The group of friends were invited to stay the night and [Knight] slept on the sofa.

“Knight wet himself on the sofa and matters deteriorated from there.

“A row erupted between Knight and his girlfriend, which resulted in Knight striking the bathroom door.

“Alcohol was consumed and Knight admitted he may have taken an ecstasy tablet.”

In his defence, Knight accepted his behaviour but said he could not recall the incident because the Class A drug may have caused him to hallucinate.

Magistrates were also told he has been suffering with his mental health and doctors are investigating whether he has schizophrenia.

Knight, of Bromford Drive, Birmingham, was given a 12 month community order, told to attend an alcohol treatment programme and ordered to pay £125.

 

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