A former binman armed himself with a hammer and knife after being asked to leave his partner’s home.

Gary Draper, of Rawthorpe Lane in Rawthorpe, admitted to two charges of criminal damage.

Kirklees Magistrates’ Court heard that on March 5 he attended at Sally Rogers’ Dalton home after drinking.

She asked him to leave but her father John Rogers arrived to find Draper still in the garden.

He then walked into the kitchen and grabbed a hammer and knife

Draper was then observed hitting Mr Rogers’ Vauxhall Corsa with these, causing £1,000 damage.

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He also damaged Miss Rogers’ window, the court heard.

The court heard that the 35-year-old became depressed and turned to drink after losing his job with Kirklees Council.

But District Judge Michael Fanning slammed his behaviour as “disgraceful” and said he may have been jailed in other circumstances due his carrying of the knife and hammer.

He ordered Draper to pay £240 fine as well as £85 costs and £60 victim surcharge.

Draper also has to complete rehabilitative activities as part of a community order.

Judge Fanning made a restraining order banning him from contacting Miss Rogers for three years.