Horncastle man attacked his mother’s car with a hammer

Court news.
Court news.

A family’s Easter Sunday gathering ended in a violent attack by a Horncastle man on his mother’s car, a court has been told.

Ashley James Woodhouse, 21, of Wesley Way, admitted causing damage to a car belonging to his mother Rachael Woodhouse on April 5 in Horncastle, when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates’ Court.

Jim Clare, prosecuting, said that Mrs Woodhouse went for a family meal at her mother’s house where her son also lived.

He said that she was in the kitchen when her son came in obviously in a bad mood and when she asked him what was the matter, he said “What the f*** do you care?”

Later she saw him use a hammer to cause damage to the front nearside of her car, which was parked outside her mother’s house.

“He just totally lost it,” she later told police.

Because she was afraid of what might happen, she left, but when she drove home he followed her in his car with the window open, shouting abuse, so she rang the police who told her to go somewhere safe.

Woodhouse, who was not represented, told the magistrates that there had been a heated argument.

“I hit the wing with the hammer,” he said.

The magistrates adjourned the case for sentence on June 2.