Bolsover man injured sister after argument over £20

Chesterfield magistrates court.
Chesterfield magistrates court.

A thug assaulted his sister and damaged one of the doors in her home after they had a row about a £20 loan.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard last Wednesday, April 15, how Shane Hamilton, 23, of Charlesworth Street, Bolsover, had been drinking at his sister’s home with friends when he pushed her into a fireplace and threw a bottle which smashed a door.

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop said: “The complainant had been to the pub and when she came home this defendant and friends decided to go to the shop and get some vodka and they returned to the house. They were having a drink when Hamilton’s sister said she was not going to lend the defendant money because she had already given him £20. But the defendant said he had given the money back and that caused an argument.”

Mrs Allsop said Shane Hamilton picked up a drinks bottle and threw it and smashed a door.

The complainant grabbed the defendant, according to Mrs Allsop, to stop him causing more damage and he pushed her away and she landed in a fireplace.

Mrs Allsop added: “She was frightened he was going to smash up the house further when someone took him outside and told him to go but he said he was not going and police arrived.”

The defendant told police he had thrown a glass at a door and had pushed his sister after she had grabbed him and he said everyone then grabbed him.

He pleaded guilty to causing damage, assault, and to a bail breach after incident in March.

Felicity Clarke, defending, said Shane Hamilton has had a difficult upbringing with family losses. Magistrates sentenced Shane Hamilton to a 12 month community order with a £36 fine and he must pay £50 compensation for the door and £50 compensation to his sister for her injuries.