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Shirley teen admits smashing door of terrified partner

A TEENAGER from Shirley, who smashed a door belonging to his terrified girlfriend, has been ordered to spend 24 hours at an attendance centre.

A TEENAGER from Shirley, who smashed a door belonging to his terrified girlfriend, has been ordered to spend 24 hours at an attendance centre.

Eleanor Powell was ‘scared to be alone’ with Tony Walker, 19, of Greenhill Way, after he caused £100 of damage to a door in her home, Solihull Magistrates Court heard.

Malcolm Stoddart, prosecuting, said: “This is a case of domestic abuse. Eleanor Powell is the householder. She has been in a relationship with the defendant for two years. She said he can become volatile and be quick to anger.”

Mr Stoddart said that on October 3, Walker and his brother had a falling out leaving him ‘very angry.’

“As he passed the door he back-kicked it... causing the glass to fall out and shatter.

“The complainant left the property and called the police.”

When he was interviewed, Walker claimed to have slammed the door, causing it to smash and said he would pay for the repairs.

Kelly Edwards, defending, said Walker had been upset after a fight with his ‘alcoholic’ brother.

“He has shown remorse,” she added. “There is reference to him crying and being in total shock that he was going to be arrested.”

Walker, who admitted causing criminal damage, was told to visit an attendance centre and ordered to pay £100 compensation and £160 costs.

 

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