A Tenby man, who stamped on his grandparent’s picture-frame on Christmas Day, returned on New Year’s Day to smash their window with a fire extinguisher.

Cheyne Lloyd, currently of no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to two charges of criminal damage when he appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates from custody on Wednesday, January 2.

The court heard that Lloyd had been living with his grandparents in Tenby at the time of the first offence on December 25, and an argument began between him and his grandmother after he saw pictures of his daughter on a mobile phone.

He threw the phone against a wall, before taking a picture down and stamping on it, damaging the frame and glass.

Lloyd, 24, then slammed the living-room door against a cupboard, causing it to come loose and splinter.

He returned to the house on January 1 and was refused entry after knocking on the door, but managed to get into the property while in possession of a fire-extinguisher which he threw against a window smashing it.

Prosecutor Abul Hussain, said: “He swiped a number of items off a shelf, including a china bowl and other ornaments. His brother came down to eject him from the property.”

Lloyd’s brother described him as ‘going mad’.

Mr Hussain added that Lloyd’s grandmother was very frightened by the incident and she had health issues which he would have been aware of.

Mark Layton, defending, said Lloyd had made full and frank admissions and had no issue with paying compensation for the damage.

He added that unemployed Lloyd was now staying with a friend and planned to make an application for state benefits.

“He lost his temper and accepts he has some anger issues which need to be addressed.”

Magistrates imposed a 12-month community order with 50 hours of unpaid work and a 20 day rehabilitation activity requirement.

Lloyd was ordered to pay £200 compensation for the damaged items, £85 court costs and an £85 victim surcharge.

A two-year restraining order was imposed prohibiting Lloyd from contacting his grand-parents or going to their home.