£1,000 fine for TV smash teen

A TEENAGER who wrecked a TV and a door during a fit of rage at his mother’s Creswell home left court with a bill for more than £1,100.

Chesterfield magistrates heard how a row blew up between Scott Sutton and his sister on 7th October and he angrily threw a butter knife.

It smashed the screen on a 46-inch television and his mother, Janet Sutton, told him to leave the address.

“He then punched an internal door and caused more damage,” said Sarah Haslam, prosecuting.

Sutton, 18, of Linden Road, Creswell, admitted damaging property. He had previously been cautioned for a similar offence.

The bench told him to ‘get a grip’ and ordered him to do 100 hours unpaid work and pay £1,030 compensation to his mother, with £85 costs.

“He regrets everything. He had been drinking at a friend’s house and he returned home in good spirits. There was an argument as he was making food and he lost his temper and threw the knife.”

“Unfortunately, it hit the television. He didn’t intend that to happen,” said Matt Evans, defending.