A DRUNKEN man who turned up at his estranged partner’s home broke into the conservatory and tried to smash his way into the house.

Blackburn magistrates heard it was the third time Simon Garth Moore had been there that day and police found him in the shed.

Moore, 46, of Newbigging Avenue, Waterfoot, pleaded guilty to damaging a table and an internal door. He was fined £135 and ordered to pay £85 compensation, £85 costs and £34 victim surcharge. He was given a restraining order for 18 months.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said Moore turned up at the family home at 1.30 pm. He was drunk and police removed him. He returned at 7.50pm and this time broke into the conservatory and then broke a wooden table.

“He used a table leg to try to smash his way through the kitchen door but again left before the police arrived,” said Mrs Yates.

Moore was seen climbing into the back garden at 9.20pm and this time the police arrested him.

Daniel Frazer, defending, said k“He has acted in a way he is ashamed of.”