A drunk fisherman found himself in hot water when he damaged a window during a row with his girlfriend.

Steven David Rees, of Heol y Felin, Dyffryn, Goodwick, pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage when he appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Wednesday, May 9.

Vaughan Pritchard-Jones, prosecuting, told the court that Rees, 29, broke a window at the home of the mother of his two children in Haverfordwest on April 15.

He added that the woman was annoyed when fisherman Rees turned up at her home drunk and late, and she refused to let him in.

“He went to the back door, could not get in, went back to the front of the house and shoulder barged the door causing the pane of glass to crack.”

Jonathan Webb, defending, said: “He put his shoulder to a smallish window during a row with his girlfriend.”

He added that £48 had already been paid to a glazier to repair the damage.

Magistrates sentenced Rees to a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay £85 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge.