Teenager jailed for threatening to smash mother’s car

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A TEENAGER threatened to smash his mother’s car during a heated row with her.

Steven Smallcombe, 19, of Cornwallis Gardens, lost his temper and demanded to know where her current partner was.

At a court hearing recently, Peter Bolwell, prosecuting, said: “The defendant shouted at his mother saying he was going to smash her car.”

Magistrates also heard Smallcombe became abusive to police in Robertson Street a few days earlier and while he was being taken away by officers he kicked a police van, causing £500 worth of damage.

And on Saturday when police arrested Smallcombe for threatening to smash his mother’s car on May 21, he started struggling and had to be taken to the ground.

During a search police found cocaine in his possession.

Smallcombe pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in public, criminal damage, threatening to cause criminal damage, possessing cocaine and resisting police.

Nick Baskett, defending, said: “He has problems with drink and taking Class A drugs. These offences relate to the troubled relationship with his mother.

“Since his release from prison he has been staying with friends as things have been problematic between him, his mother and her new partner.”

Magistrates jailed Smallcombe for three weeks.