Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Angry man banned from seeing mother

Samuel Hinkin exploded in anger when his mother Susan took away his laptop following an argument, a court heard.
Samuel Hinkin exploded in anger when his mother Susan took away his laptop following an argument, a court heard.

A man has been banned from contacting his mother after throwing a massive tantrum before going on a wrecking spree.

Samuel Hinkin exploded in anger when his mother Susan took away his laptop following an argument between the pair.

After smashing her kitchen door and an ornament, the police were called and Hinkin was arrested at the family home in Bridgend, south Wales.

While en-route to the station, the cannabis user then shouted to officers: "If I go back there - will burn the house down."

Bridgend Magistrates Court heard the 20-year-old then managed to calm down in interview - and was given the right to make a phone call.

But he then flew into a fit of rage and broke the receiver after getting into another argument while on the line.

Prosecutor Nia James said the defendant had anger issues and complained his mother constantly "belittled him".

Ms James said: "He had gone into his room to charge his mobile phone following an argument with his mother.

"She then took his laptop off him and went into the kitchen where he kicked a door off its hinges and smashed an ornament.

"He continued to be abusive to the arresting officers and said he would burn down her house."

Ms James said Hinkin was "not remorseful" for the damage he had caused, but did not mean to carry out his arson threat.

She added: "While at the police station he smashed a police telephone."

Defending David Sedgewick said his client fully admitted three counts of criminal damage on October 25 .

However, in mitigation he said Hinkin and his mother had a "difficult relationship".

Mr Sedgewick also said he had been instructed by Hinkin for JPs not to impose a community order - as he had previously failed to comply with one and "did not want to waste the court's time".

He added that Hinkin was now homeless as he could no longer live with his mum in St Illtyds Road, Cefn Glas.

"The only advantage of him being sent to prison is that some accommodation will be arranged for him," said Mr Sedgewick.

Hinkin - who stood before magistrates in a grey hooded top - also pleaded guilty to being in possession of cannabis.

For all four offences, the defendant was handed a six-week prison term by presiding magistrate John Viney.

An indefinite restraining order was also issued - banning Hinkin from contacting his mother or visiting her home.

Mr Viney said: "You should not contact her directly or indirectly - and you should also not write anything derogatory about her on Facebook or Bebo."

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