Aylsham man in court for criminal damage

An Alysham man has been ordered to carry out unpaid work after punching and kicking his way through a door in his mother's home on New Years Day.

Aaron Taylor, 28, had celebrated the New Year at his sister's house and was picked up by his mother at the end of the evening and taken back to the home they shared.

Gary Mayle, prosecuting, told Cromer Magistrates' Court that the defendant had drunk around half a litre of whisky and 12 cans of beer.

'Mr Taylor had been drinking,' he said. 'During the course of the evening he became more and more intoxicated.

'The defendant then flew into a fit of rage.'

Mr Mayle described how he punched and kicked a 'fairly significant hole' in a wooden door at around 7am before police were called to calm the situation down.

Taylor, from Scott Walk in Aylsham, pleaded guilty to criminal damage this morning.

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The flat belonged to Wherry Housing, but Taylor's mother said she would replace the door.

Edward Bell, mitigating, said: 'This was New Years Eve and he went on a bender.'

'Generally speaking, he tells me that alcohol is not an ongoing problem.'

The court heard that Taylor had become angry and decided to take his frustration out on the door rather than attack a member of his family.

Jim Agnew, chair of the magistrates, ordered Taylor to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work as part of a 12 month community order but did not make any order for costs as he was on Jobseekers' Allowance.