Wrexham man kicked hole in wall of partner's home


Staff reporter (Leader Live)

A MAN with temper problems kicked a hole in the wall of his partner’s home, a court heard.

Dale Thomas Wilkinson was charged and bailed not to return to the house he had been sharing, a a court heard yesterday but the same day he contacted his partner to pick up property and went into the road at Idwal, Acrefair, Wrexham, where she lived.

Wilkinson, 28, who appeared from custody at Flintshire Magistrates Court at Mold, admitted criminal damage last Thursday and breaching his bail on Saturday.

He was given a two-year conditional discharge, with £85 costs.

Prosecutor Matthew Ellis told how the couple had been in a nine-year relationship which had deteriorated. She had tried to end the relationship earlier but was frightened of his bad temper.

On Friday they argued over money which continued downstairs. He opened a door with such force that the handle caused a hole in the wall.

It was said he had not long repaired it after a previous incident, lost his temper and then kicked the wall.

Mr Ellis said the kick was with such force that it broke a hole in the stud wall between the lounge and the hallway.

The victim did not contact the police at the time because she was so scared.

But she reported it the following day after she decided she could not put up with Wilkinson’s behaviour any longer.

Stephen Edwards, defending, said the couple depended on benefits. They rowed over money because it was his perception they could not finance the lifestyle she aspired to on benefits.

They had a daughter and he felt some sadness that his partner had reported the wall damage when he believed they could have sorted out their issues.

He accepted he had temper issues and was also medicated for a depressive illness.

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