Gatecrasher is ordered to pay £205 after damaging door

Chesterfield magistrates' court.
Chesterfield magistrates' court.

A gatecrasher has been ordered to pay £205 for damaging a neighbour’s door which he forced open after he was refused from a small party.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Wednesday, April 20, how Julian Mallen, 36, of Westlea, Clowne, had been at a social gathering and was asked to leave but returned and forced the property’s door open breaking the lock.

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop said: “The complainant had some friends around his house to socialise and one of those who attended was the recent ex-partner of Mallen.

“Mallen lives close to the address and attended and smelled of alcohol and was asked to leave and he did but later that evening he returned and shouted saying he wanted to speak to his ex.”

Mallen was refused entry, according to Mrs Allsop, and the prosecuting solicitor claimed the defendant kicked the door open causing a lock to break.

The defendant accepted causing damage to the lock after he was arrested by police.

Mallen pleaded guilty to causing the damage after incident on January 31.

He told the court that the woman referred to as his ex-partner is his girlfriend and is still is his girlfriend.

Mallen also added that he thought he had just pushed the door through but accepted he had done it forcefully and that he was reckless as to the consequences.

Magistrates fined Mallen £80 and ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge and £20 compensation.