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Teenager reacted badly to break-up with woman, 29

A TEENAGER who reacted badly to the breakdown of his first adult relationship turned up at his former partner's home and smashed a window with a curtain pole.

Blackburn magistrates heard as she was on the phone to the police Mohammed Hamza Haroon was kicking at her door trying to get into the house.

Haroon, 19, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to criminal damage to a window in Burnley. He was fined £80 and ordered to pay £85 costs and £35.

Rachel Dixon, prosecuting, said the couple had been in an on-off relationship for three years.

On Sunday there was an exchange of messages between them which culminated in him saying; "I'm going to smash my way in, don't make me do something stupid."

A minute later there was a loud bang from the kitchen and she then saw him hit the window twice with a curtain pole, causing it to smash," said Miss Dixon. "While he was doing this he was shouting that it wasn't his fault she was a b****."

Gareth Price, defending, said it was a sad state of affairs. He said Haroon had been in the relationship since he was 16 and it had been his first serious adult relationship.

"He is contrite and apologetic and reflective on all that he has ruined," said Mr Price.

"She has looked after him and he says he has thrown that away because of his developing issues with drink."

Mr Price said the difficulties his client had with alcohol had also affected his relationship with his family and they have had enough of him.

"He recognises that he has driven this lady, who is 29 years of age, to the point were she wants nothing more to do with him and has asked for a restraining order," said Mr Price.

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