Angry man smashed car wing mirror and kitchen window after dispute

Chesterfield magistrates' court.

Chesterfield magistrates' court.

An angry man smashed the wing mirror of a car and damaged a kitchen window after he lost his temper over a dispute.

Chesterfield magistrates’ court heard on Wednesday, February 24, how Jimmy Higginson, 32, of Broom Avenue, Pilsley, Chesterfield, lashed out when the two men he had gone to see refused to come out and speak to him.

Prosecuting solicitor Becky Allsop said: “Complainant James Mason was staying with friend and complainant Darren Greenfield and they heard a window being smashed and the defendant was outside shouting for them to come down and face him.

“Mr Greenfield and Higginson began shouting at each other and then the defendant struck Mr Mason’s Nissan Micra with a bar causing the wing mirror to break off.”

Mr Mason later discovered the wing mirror had been badly broken, according to Mrs Allsop, and that the kitchen window of Mr Greenfield’s home had been smashed.

Defence solicitor Julie Page told how Higginson left the scene in his van but was stopped by police and was later convicted for drink-driving and for having no insurance.

Higginson also pleaded guilty to damaging the Nissan Micra wing mirror and to damaging the window after the incident on November 17, last year.

The court heard how Higginson had previously admitted to the drink-driving and driving without insurance offences and he had been dealt with for these matters during a previous hearing.

The probation service stated there had been a desire by Higginson to confront the victims over a previous altercation where Higginson had seen himself as the victim.

They highlighted that Higginson has mental health concerns and he suffers with depression but he is getting community mental health support.

Miss Page, defending, said: “There had previously been an incident involving both complainants and a number of other people and Mr Higginson perceived himself as a victim.

“Mr Higginson maintains that after having a drink he had developed enough Dutch courage to challenge the two gentlemen concerned and he lost his temper.

“His actions were impulsive.”

District Judge Andrew Davison sentenced Higginson to a nine month community order with a £100 fine.

Higginson was also ordered to pay £396.37 in compensation and £200 costs and a £60 victim surcharge.