A fisherman who “destroyed” his girlfriend’s kitchen and damaged other rooms in the house has been ordered to pay her back.
During the vandalism spree, Kerr Love, 31, caused £2200 of damage by smashing ornaments and pulling the washing machine into the middle of a room at Nicola Law’s home on Den Crescent in Keith.
Yesterday, at Elgin Sheriff Court, Fiscal Alison Wylie said the woman returned home in the early hours of April 3. Love was already there and planned to stay the night.
Following an argument, Miss Law subsequently left and told her partner – at the time of the incident – to get out before she returned.
During the night, neighbours heard banging from the house and contacted the police.
Officers visited the house with Miss Law and found work surfaces in the kitchen and the toilet had been “destroyed”.
While officers were at the house, Love, of 22 Albert Street in Fraserburgh, texted his girlfriend to apologise.
Defence solicitor Brent Lockie said the father-of-three was drunk at the time, but accepted there was no excuse to “smash up the house”.
Mr Lockie confirmed the couple’s relationship was now over.
Sheriff Donald Ferguson told Love: “This must have caused terrible distress. This was a disgraceful incident and I hope you are ashamed of yourself.”
He was ordered to pay £2500 in compensation after admitting wilfully or recklessly damaging the kitchen worktops, domestic appliances and toilet basin in the house.