Police rammed door of Grappenhall home

Warrington Guardian: Police rammed door of Grappenhall home Police rammed door of Grappenhall home

POLICE rammed the door of a Grappenhall house to intervene in a domestic dispute, a court heard.

Lee Brookhouse, aged 33, screamed and shouted at officers when they arrived at his Knutsford Road home on November 15.

They had been called by paramedics who reported an injured female at the address, Halton Magistrates Court heard on Thursday.

Alison Warburton, prosecuting, said officers could see a smashed window and hear shouting coming from inside.

Brookhouse was asked to open the door, refused and swore.

Police called for an enforcer, a type of battering ram, to enter the house.

A woman appeared at the bathroom window and swore at them.

Brookhouse, who is on benefits, continued to be abusive and was arrested, the court heard.

During his police interview he said he was angry due to an argument with his girlfriend.

He pleaded guilty to using threatening words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

Defending himself during proceedings on Thursday, he said: “I was drunk and stupid.

“I was agitated at the time, and I’m sorry.”

Magistrates sentenced him to an 18 month conditional discharge.

He will also pay £85 costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

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4:19pm Fri 20 Dec 13

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Any relation of Diane (other news report on here) by any chance. And WTF has him being on benefits got to do with anything?
Any relation of Diane (other news report on here) by any chance. And WTF has him being on benefits got to do with anything? GRUMPY PARENT

6:51pm Fri 20 Dec 13

old-codger says...

Fines are determined by his income, If he is on benefits its classed as a low income and the fine is somewhat lower than it would be. However I do see your point and WG had no need to include it in this report. I sometimes wonder about the quality of some of the reports on here.
Fines are determined by his income, If he is on benefits its classed as a low income and the fine is somewhat lower than it would be. However I do see your point and WG had no need to include it in this report. I sometimes wonder about the quality of some of the reports on here. old-codger

6:55pm Sat 21 Dec 13

SickAndTired2 says...

“I was drunk and stupid."

Goddam druggies in this town always blaming the booze for the violent outbursts of rage. Such a pleasant sociable drug...
“I was drunk and stupid." Goddam druggies in this town always blaming the booze for the violent outbursts of rage. Such a pleasant sociable drug... SickAndTired2

7:49pm Sat 21 Dec 13

PageA says...

SickAndTired2 wrote:
“I was drunk and stupid."

Goddam druggies in this town always blaming the booze for the violent outbursts of rage. Such a pleasant sociable drug...
Difficult for him to say 'I was on drugs and stupid ' without implicating himself.
[quote][p][bold]SickAndTired2[/bold] wrote: “I was drunk and stupid." Goddam druggies in this town always blaming the booze for the violent outbursts of rage. Such a pleasant sociable drug...[/p][/quote]Difficult for him to say 'I was on drugs and stupid ' without implicating himself. PageA

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