Teenager Jack Bradford-Johnson broke sister's mirror with ladders before throwing her straighteners in bath and then pouring Lucozade on her coat, court told

Bradford-Johnson, 18, pleaded guilty to criminal damage when he appeared at Kirklees Magistrates' Court

Kirklees Magistrates' Court
Kirklees Magistrates' Court

A teenager damaged his sister’s belongings after keeping her locked out of the house and demanding that she fetch him cannabis, a court heard.

Jack Bradford-Johnson, 18, pleaded guilty to criminal damage at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.

The offence happened at his family’s home in New Road, Holmfirth, on November 26.

Bradford-Johnson’s sister Isabella returned home but had forgotten her keys.

She knocked on his bedroom window and asked him to let her in, magistrates were told.

Bradford-Johnson swore at his sister and told her to go away before offering to open the door if he brought her a ‘spliff’.

When Miss Bradford-Johnson gained entry into his house, he kneed his bedroom wall causing a hole.

His sister locked herself in her room to get away from him and he responded by causing further damage.

This included breaking her door, prosecutor Linda Fowler said.

She told magistrates: “He then tried to smash her bedroom mirror by throwing the door at it.

“When that didn’t work he used a ladder to smash it.

“He put her hair straighteners in the bath and turned the shower on, causing it damage.

“Then he poured Lucozade on her coat and said he wanted to kill himself.”

John Ozyer, mitigating, said that arguments with his family usually resulted in the teen causing damage.

The teenager had been cautioned by police for similar incidents in the past, magistrates heard.

They gave Bradford-Johnson, of Morley Lane in Milnsbridge, a conditional discharge for 12 months.

He must pay £300 compensation to his family as well as £85 costs.

Magistrates also granted a one-year restraining order.

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