We had our own house which I fully furnished through the long hours I worked.It was during this time, on a night out with friends and having had to much to drink that we all got involved in a fight and the police arrested everyone concerned and we were all charged with assault which resulted in a sentence of 6 months suspended for 2 years.
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The judge was sympathetic to the reason for my offence but had no option but to charge me with criminal damage but because I was not the one to break the door initially he imposed a fine.
Knowing that my marriage was over and that because of this I had offended again I vowed that I would never do so again and set about building my life on my own.
I am not making excuses for what I did, being 24 years old, but in the heat of the moment and being distraught in the knowledge that my children were in the house of my wife's boyfriend I lost my temper and after he had thrown a vacuum cleaner at me, breaking the door, I kicked out at the door and it broke further.
The police were called and I surrendered to them and appeared in court.
I was apprehended in a stolen car and was also charged with going equipped for burglary as there were tools in the back of the car which also belonged to the owner of the car.