A Freshwater man who threw a plant pot through a neighbours car window after a noise complaint was made against him has been jailed.
Tomas Daniel Bateman, 31, of The Square, Freshwater, admitted causing criminal damage to a car belonging to a neighbour, whom he blamed for a noise complaint, which saw Environmental Health officers seize his sound system and television.
Magistrates were told how Bateman had consumed 3 bottles of rum and was ‘high’ on butane gas at the time of the incident, which also saw him chuck a glass bottle into the neighbours garden.
The neighbour, in a statement, told how he and his wife had been trying to cope with the behaviour exhibited by Bateman – including the playing of loud music during the day and at night.
Despite his parents paying for a drugs and alcohol rehabilitation course – which delayed an existing sentence from a previous conviction last August – Oscar Vincent, for Bateman, told the court how after losing his belongings to Environmental Health Officers, he relapsed.
As well as having his 3 months suspended sentence for arson, cannabis cultivation and common assault activated, Bateman was also ordered to pay £60 in compensation to his neighbour, a £40 fine, £85 in costs, and a £34 victim surcharge.