Wedding guest got drunk and went on rampage — (Cambridge News)

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Cambridge News

Tuesday 17 August 2010

John Downing

A man who got drunk at a family wedding and went on the rampage in his partner’s home has been ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work.

Appearing before Cambridge magistrates on Thursday, Andrew Schofield admitted causing criminal damage to property and using threatening and abusive language to police.

Paul Brown, prosecuting, said Schofield, of Campkin Road, King’s Hedges, had been drinking heavily at a wedding in Arbury on July 31.

He later went to his partner’s home in Lavender Road, King’s Hedges, where she lives as a city council tenant with their three children, and smashed a window and cupboard.

Police were called and Schofield, 24, became abusive, telling one officer: “Go away or I’m going to come out and have you.”

Mr. Brown said extra police were called.  They used a spray to overcome Schofield but he was still spitting and swearing when he was handcuffed and taken to Parkside station.

He said Schofield told police he had been at his sister’s wedding, had an argument with his mother, left the party but did not remember being abusive to police.

Mr. Brown said the damage to the window cost £200 to repair and to the cupboard £50.

Sandeep Kainth, mitigating, said: “He consumed far in excess of what he would normally drink. He then proceeded to kick items here and there.”

Regarding his subsequent arrest and behaviour, Mr Kainth said: “He has no recollection but he does not dispute what happened.”

He said Schofield had been in a relationship with his partner for six years and they have children aged 3 months, 3 years and 5 years.

He said Schofield and his partner had temporarily split up last year and that he had been on anti-depressants and living with his mother since then.

Magistrates ordered Schofield to complete 100 hours of unpaid community work. He was also ordered to pay compensation of £200 to the city council.