A TEENAGER has been put behind bars for attacking his ex-girlfriend and "vindictively" breaking her windows.

Callum Adamson, of Pont Wen in Wrexham, appeared for sentence at Mold Crown Court via video link from HMP Berwyn on Friday morning.

The 19-year-old had previously pleaded guilty to assault by beating, criminal damage, driving without a licence and driving whilst uninsured.

He also admitted being in breach of a suspended sentence imposed in December last year for assault occasioning actual bodily harm, as he'd failed to comply with his unpaid work requirements.

John Wyn Williams, prosecuting, told the court that the victim in the case, Ellie-May Vassell, had been in a two-and-a-half year relationship with Adamson, but they split up three or four months before the offences.

On the afternoon of April 16, Ms Vassell met Adamson at Pont Wen and accused him of being a liar.

She left the premises and when she reached the garages where the defendant's car was parked, she noticed he was walking towards her aggressively with his teeth clenched.

He said "just watch kid," and chased her around his car.

The victim had picked up a piece of wood to defend herself with, but he caught her and took the wood; placing it to her neck and putting her in a headlock with it.

She feared he would press it on her neck and cause her serious harm.


But Adamson for in his car and drove off, taking the wood with him.

He later returned and slapped her across the face before telling her he would smash her windows.

She believed it was an empty threat, but returned to her home to find he'd made good on the statement - having broken her bedroom windows.

The piece of wood was found nearby.

On April 18, he was seen driving an Audi motor vehicle when he had no insurance or licence.

In a statement read to the court, Ms Vassell said the relationship with Adamson had been "mentally and physically exhausting" and she never knew when he'd turn up - or what he'd "do next."

The Leader: Callum Adamson (NWP)Callum Adamson (NWP) (Image: North Wales Police)Richard Edwards, defending, said: "The defendant accepts the commission of the offences within the period of the suspended sentence, combined with the breach, leaves the court with little option.

"My mitigation simply goes to the length of sentence.

"He is still a young man and the best mitigation on his behalf has to be the guilty pleas, which were entered at the first opportunity.

"He realises he was given an opportunity by the court with the suspended sentence and this offending, which was foolish and relatively low-level, has put him in this position.

"He knows he is the person to blame and he does regret his behaviour."

Judge Timothy Petts told the defendant he had "overreacted" towards Ms Vassell and had behaved "very aggressively."

He continued: "You then drove off to her house and vindictively broke her bedroom windows.

The Leader:

"You shouldn't have been driving and you're lucky not to have been charged for driving on April 16 because you were seen."

Judge Petts said it was clear the defendant was also not taking the suspended sentence order seriously.

He activated six months on the suspended sentence and handed down an additional two month consecutive for Adamson's latest offences - making a total of eight months in a young offenders institute.

The defendant was banned from driving for ten months and rather than paying a £187 victim surcharge, the Judge ordered that the sum be paid by way of compensation to Ms Vassell.