A MERIDEN man has been ordered to pay £646 compensation after pleading guilty to damaging the door of his estranged father’s former home.
Tom Edwicker, of Eaves Green Lane, had gone to the house on December 12 to attempt to reconnect with his father.
But the court heard the 22-year-old hadn’t realised his dad had moved when he caused the damage to the front door of the house, which is now home to Elizabeth Tozer.
John Derry, defending, said that at a chance meeting in a supermarket, the defendant had been told by his father that he wanted nothing more to do with him.
“He put that behind him,” Mr Derry added, “but decided to make one more try to fix the relationship with his father.”
He added that his client had not meant to damage the door but had kicked out in frustration.
Edwicker was also ordered to pay £180 in fines and costs.