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Man who “completely trashed” ex’s Workington home is jailed

Andrew Sisson

A MAN who “completed trashed” his ex-partner’s home in a “revenge attack” after they broke up has been jailed for three years.

Andrew Sisson, 33, was asked by police to leave Amanda Harkness’s Workington house on the evening of November 10 after their “volatile” relationship ended.

She then also left, leaving the property locked, but returned later that night to find it “absolutely wrecked” after Sisson forced entry.

Paint and white powder was hurled around by drug-fuelled Sisson, who had also left the bath running, causing a flood which led to water seeping through the ceiling and downstairs. Furniture and personal possessions, including photographs of her children were also damaged.

Prosecutor Gerard Rogerson told Carlisle Crown Court how Miss Harkness had stated to police: “He absolutely trashed my house. Mr Rogerson added: “For him to break into the house and cause that level of damage has left her absolutely heartbroken.”

Sisson, of Rectory Square, Distington, initially denied being responsible. He later admitted burglary with intent to do unlawful damage.

He was jailed today (FRI) and banned from contacting her for seven years.

Recorder Kevin Grice called the damaging of family photographs “utterly despicable” and concluded damage value was “significantly more” than the £1,176 so far spent on repairs. He told heavily-convicted Sisson:

“This was a revenge attack upon her home, her property and, through that, her personally.”

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