A MAN turned up at his ex-partner’s home at 8.15am on Father’s Day demanding to see his children.

Blackburn magistrates heard Terry Ackers became abusive and threatening before kicking the wing mirrors off the car belonging to her new boyfriend.

Ackers, 38, of Shakespeare Avenue, Great Harwood, pleaded guilty to criminal damage to a car belonging to Daniel Clowes and using threatening behaviour. He was made subject to a community order for 12 months with 20 days rehabilitation activity requirement, fined £80 and ordered to pay £805 compensation. He was made subject to a restraining order for two years.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said the ex-partner had ended the relationship three months earlier and Ackers had been angry when she started a new relationship.

On the Sunday morning she was still in bed when he came to the house banging on the door and demanding to see his children.

“She heard one of the children say Daddy was outside and she told him to go away,” said Mrs Yates. “He replied if he saw her or her boyfriend out he would kill them.”

Duncan Nightingale, defending, said his client accepted making the threat although there was never any intention or fear that it would be carried out. He said the ex-partner had taken the decision to stop him seeing the children without any input from the courts.

“This incident took place on Father’s Day and by that stage he hadn’t seen his children for about nine weeks,” said Mr Nightingale.