An irate Sunderland dad hurled a brick through his son’s ex-girlfriend’s car window in anger after she had an abortion.
Christopher Morton, 55, flipped after studying the girl had terminated the lifetime of what he believed was his future grandchild.
But his actions might have been misplaced – as she later confessed three different males might have been chargeable for her being pregnant.
Morton, of Wendover Way, Witherwack, put out the again window of the Citroen motor, sending glass shattering over two empty youngster security seats.
But his actions had been captured on a neighbour’s CCTV, resulting in his arrest and prosecution, magistrates in South Tyneside had been instructed.
He has now been ordered to pay his sufferer £400 compensation after pleading responsible to inflicting felony harm on Friday, April 2, in Washington.
Prosecutor Tracey Wood mentioned: “The obvious trigger is an ongoing dispute over cash.
“The sufferer has the rear windscreen smashed by the defendant, and he was caught on CCTV throwing a brick, inflicting the window to smash.
“She is the ex-partner of this defendant’s son. A neighbour has proven her the CCTV and she or he had recognized the defendant.
“He has admitted in interview to the harm. The sufferer is apprehensive the defendant might attend her dwelling and trigger issues for her in relation to the car.
“She makes use of it to move her two kids round, however the car seats in the rear have been lined in glass.
“She has tried hoovering the glass, however she says it hasn’t been attainable to totally take away the glass and she or he is worried for the security of her kids.”
Jason Smith, defending, mentioned: “He totally admitted it on the police station and admitted it when cops referred to as to arrest him.
“This is nothing in any way to do with cash. He says his son Luke was in a relationship with this girl.
“Unfortunately, that relationship was up and down, and Luke was utilized by this girl, he was used for cash and for what she might get out of him.
“The relationship has come to an finish and Luke has gadgets in her home and Christopher has been requested to get them.
“He’s made preparations with the girl to go and get them, however she wasn’t round.
“The second time he goes, there are two large blokes together with her, and he’s instructed to go away in no unsure phrases. There’s been some argument.
“Luke then has a day without work work and Christopher asks him the place he’s going, he says he is occurring a message.
“He was truly taking this girl for an abortion. She has mentioned to Luke that she has to have an abortion as it might have been any certainly one of 4 individuals.
“As far as Christopher was involved, that was his grandchild. He’s gone down and accepts that he is put the window in.”
Magistrates ordered Morton to pay £300 compensation for the smashed window and £50 for every of the 2 car seats, with £85 courtroom prices.