A man became upset during a row with his parents and kicked the wing mirror off his dad’s car.

Blackburn magistrates heard that Ben Porter subsequently put right the damage and would be returning to live with his parents.

Porter, 31, of Carter Avenue, Hapton, pleaded guilty to causing £300 worth of damage to a car. He was made subject to a 12-month community order with a 10-day rehabilitation activity requirement and three- month alcohol treatment requirement. He was fined £100 with £85 costs and a £114 victim surcharge.

Deputy District Judge Roger Lowe said it was clear the defendant’s parents had forgiven him for the offence and that he would be going back to live with them.

“An alcohol treatment requirement is a very sensible suggestion from the Probation Service and I hope you are going to take advantage of the help being offered,” said Deputy District Judge Lowe.

Graeme Tindall, prosecuting, said at the time Porter’s parents were accommodating him following his release from prison.

“During the course of an argument he became upset and kicked the wing mirror of his dad’s car,” said Mr Tindall. “To his credit he has admitted the offence straight away and put right the damage.”

David Lawson, defending, said when the matter was concluded Porter would be going back to live with his parents.