Nine litres a day cider drinker threatened to smash up parents' car and home in row after 'unpleasant incident'

A nine litre a day cider drinker threatened to smash up his parents’ car and property after being thrown out of their house by his mum.

Friday, 9th October 2020, 7:00 am
Updated Friday, 9th October 2020, 4:19 pm

David Vincent, 45, flew off the handle a night after drinking whiskey with his dad at his folks’ home in Dene Street, Silksworth, Sunderland.

Vincent, of Somerset Cottages, Sunderland, was asked to leave after what a court heard was “an unpleasant incident”.

But the next morning, on Thursday, May 7, he was let in without his parents’ consent, South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court heard.

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The case was heard at South Tyneside Magistrates' Court

His mother physically turfed him out after he again began to misbehave after she returned from the shops.

Vincent has now been handed a 12-month community order in a bid to beat alcohol excesses even his own solicitor admitted may never be curbed.

Prosecutor Oriana Frame said: “There’s an unpleasant incident from which no charges arise.

“However, the defendant’s mother plucked up the courage to ask him to leave the home.

“The next morning, he was outside the house, and told her, ‘I don’t care, I’ll tell the neighbours’.

“He said, ‘I know you hate me, I know you don’t want me here’. His mother went to the shops, but someone must have let him in.

“He said, ‘I’ll just smash this car up and smash up the windows’.

“He did walk up to the car but didn’t do anything. There was no damage to her property. He rattled away.”

Greg Flaxen, defending, said: “It’s a silly incident. Mr Vincent is an alcoholic who drinks nine litres of cider on a daily basis.

“I would describe this incident as isolated. Someone of Mr Vincent’s age, I’m not sure I’m going to get him away from alcohol.”

Vincent pleaded guilty to making a threat to damage or destroy property.

As part of the order he must complete 20 days of rehabilitation work with the Probation Service.

He was also given a restraining order to not enter his parents’ home without their permission and must leave when asked.

He was fined £50 by the court and told he must pay a £95 victim surcharge.

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