Buxton tenant trashed flat in drunken rampage

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A Hadfield man who had a rockstar style tantrum and threw his television out his bedroom window has been given a curfew.

Samuel Doyle admitted causing more than £2,000 worth of damage to his rented Buxton flat, on Fairfield Road, on October 21 last year.

Magistrates told the 30-year-old his actions caused a danger to the public and that the consequences could have been much worse.

The defendant, who admitted damaging internal fixtures and furnishings belonging to his landlord Simon Graham last month after falling out with a housemate, was sentenced at High Peak Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

On arrival at the scene, police, who were called to reports of a disturbance at about 11.15pm, saw smashed glass and debris on the floor and a television fly out of the window.

When an inebriated Doyle spotted officers outside, he said: “Oh good, I could do with some more entertainment.”

Two double glazed windows, a 32-inch television and a microwave were smashed, and two leather sofas, a coffee table, the walls and the kitchen units were damaged in the incident, totalling £2,200 of repairs.

The probation service reported that the defendant, now of Torside Mews, showed a lack of remorse but Annis Rowlands, defending, said her client was sorry but had failed to say because he was quiet.

He was sentenced to a 12-month community order consisting of alcohol treatment and supervision requirements and a four-week curfew.

Doyle was also ordered to pay £1,800 in compensation.