Harworth man banned from home after terrifying family

Mansfield Magistrates Court
Mansfield Magistrates Court

A Harworth man has been banned from contacting his family after he terrified them during a drink-and drug-fuelled binge which saw him smash a window when they locked him out of the house.

Max Machalski, 22, of Common Lane, admitted causing criminal damage on May 22, when he appeared before magistrates in Mansfield on Monday.

Robert Carr, prosecuting, said Machalski returned home drunk just after midnight ‘ranting’ and called his mother a prostitute and his sisters ‘slags’.

At around 1am he came downstairs and left the house. His mother locked the front door and removed a key from where it was normally kept outside.

“At about 3am she was awoken by banging. She said Mr Machalski was going crazy and banging on the windows and shouting ‘Come on!’” said Mr Carr.

“His mother thought he obviously wanted to fight someone.”

The court heard Machalski broke a kitchen window and cut his hand. He was screaming and shouting and blood was smeared on the windows.

Mr Carr said: “His mother described him as being completely out of control because he smokes cannabis and drinks far too much alcohol.

“She says she wants as much help as the courts and police can give her to keep him away.

“She can’t have him around her while he is like this because she is terrified of what he will do and who he will hit.”

Lynsey Morrison, mitigating, said: “He is a young man who finds himself shell-shocked to be in this position.

“He accepts that he does use cannabis but doesn’t feel that it has an impact on him. He accepts that he drank far too much.

“He wants to go back to the family home to make good the wrongs he has done.”

The court heard he was sentenced to 120 hours of unpaid work for assaulting his mother and damaging a kitchen cupboard, earlier in the year.

Magistrates imposed a new 12-month community order with 140 hours of unpaid work. A 12-month restraining order was also imposed banning Machalski from contacting his family or visiting the address at Common Lane.

He must also pay £50 compensation, costs of £30 and a victim surcharge of £60.