A MAN was ordered to pay compensation after he assaulted his girlfriend when she broke up with him.
Paul Webster, of Bradley Boulevard, Sheepridge, was before Huddersfield magistrates yesterday.
The bench was told that the 30-year-old had been in a relationship with Sarah Dwyer for some time but this had become stormy.
On September 2, Miss Dwyer had gone to see her father while Webster visited his brother for a drink.
He texted his girlfriend to tell her and she told him not to bother coming back.
Webster then went to her property at Equilibrium in Lindley to retrieve his belongings.
However Miss Dwyer had locked him out and he lost his temper when she wouldn’t answer the door.
Mike Sisson-Pell, defending, said: “He was banging on the door and she wasn’t answering. There was loud music playing.
“He lost his temper and kicked the door, forcing it open.”
When Webster entered his girlfriend’s home she was sat on the leather corner sofa with a drink next to her on the floor.
Webster picked up the drink and threw it in her face.
He then took a kitchen knife and ripped into the sofa with it.
Mr Scisson-Pell said he felt he had a claim to the sofa because he was making payments for it.
Webster admitted two counts of criminal damage and one of assault.
Magistrates gave Webster a community order for six months.
This includes an requirement that he attends 15 sessions related to his binge drinking.
He was also ordered to pay £280 compensation for the damage he caused to the door and sofa and £150 towards court costs.