A WORKINGTON teenager who lost his temper with his former partner following their split has been punished by a judge.
Macaully Donald Carruthers, was said to have been “shaking with fury” after turning up at his ex-girlfriend’s workplace on April 24.
Carruthers, 18, was abusive towards her and drove at speed after she got into his car. During their Workington journey he banged his head on the steering wheel, and kicked and punched the driver’s door, Carlisle Crown Court heard. When they stopped, he made a failed bid to grab her handbag but then snatched her phone.
“She has crying fits,” prosecutor Brendan Burke said in describing the impact of the defendant’s “uncontrollable loss of temper”, “and can’t get the events out of her head.”
Carruthers admitted affray and was sentenced today (THURS), having behaved, his barrister Tim Evans said, “in a very immature way”.
Judge James Adkin suspended a six-month custodial sentence for 12 months. Carruthers, of Salterbeck Terrace, Workington, must complete rehabilitation and 180 hours’ unpaid work. He was also barred from contacting his ex for five years.
“You should be thoroughly ashamed of the way you behaved on that day,” Judge Adkin told him.