Saturday, November 30, 2013

Man fined after night of passion ended with broken bed, curtain rail and window sill

A man admitted criminal damage after he let himself into his former flat while in the throes of passion with a female friend and broke the bed. Adam Disney, 28, of Solihull in the West Midalands, still had a key to his former home in Wavertree in Liverpool, and after a night out with his companion he decided to use the empty flat. He appeared at Liverpool Magistrates' Court on Wednesday. Neil Audley, prosecuting, said Disney “took it upon himself” to enter the flat, which nobody lived in at the time.

Police were called at about 10.45am on September 3 after noises were heard by neighbours and found Disney in the flat and damage to the double bed, curtain rail and window sill. Dan Lupton, defending, said: “This is a curious case of, in fact, the morning after the night before. Mr Disney had been out for the night with a female friend. They had been drinking and the couple were passionate in their interest to have sexual relations. On this occasion they were seeking to avail themselves rather quickly.”

He added: “The closest place for them to seek refuge, in an effort to avoid offending public decency, was his former flat.” Once inside the flat Mr Lupton said the couple were “carried away with the intensity of physical relations” and in the course of events the bed collapsed and drapes were pulled down. He said the damage was not intentional but happened in the course of “sexual antics”. He said the woman responsible for the premises later saw Disney leaning out of the window smoking and a board on the window sill fell off as he leant on it.

Mr Lupton said: “The board was loose and became dislodged, it was not actively wrenched out of place.” He said Disney accepted it was criminal damage through recklessness. He had originally been charged to burglary with intent to cause damage but the charge was changed to criminal damage. Chair of the bench Stan Golding said they had taken Disney’s early guilty plea into account. He ordered him to pay a £100 fine, costs of £85, £150 compensation and a victim surcharge of £20.

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