Abertillery Christmas Day dinner smashed in home row

A FAMILY Christmas turned violent when a man smashed his fist into his dinner and destroyed his mother’s phone when she tried to call the police.

Jason Keech, 24, of Valley View, Abertillery, received his presents from his mother Susan Coles and then went out to visit his uncle before arriving back home drunk.

Rob Simkins, prosecuting, said: “He went back to his mum’s address at 2.30pm. He got back at the same time as his sister. There was an argument in the house it’s fair to say, between all parties. He argued with his mum and he argued with his sister. Matters deteriorated.”

Keech smashed his fist into his Christmas dinner the court heard.

When his sister told him she would call the police, he tried to disconnect the phone.

Mr Simkins continued: “The defendant grabbed the handset, tried to bite it and then smashed it. His mum at that stage was able to call the police on her mobile.

“There was a fraught confrontation and the defendant ran off when he saw the police coming.”

The court heard Keech was tearful in his police interview, saying he just wanted to make it up to his family.

Keech appeared before Newport Magistrates’ Court on December 30.

He admitted destroying the Binatone phone worth £8 and was bailed until his sentencing on January 22, when a pre-sentence report can be obtained.

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3:42pm Thu 2 Jan 14

whatintheworld says...

just a family tiff, nothing to see here
just a family tiff, nothing to see here whatintheworld

6:12pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Ding dong merrily on high:)!
Ding dong merrily on high:)! Katie Re-Registered

6:16pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Btw...Is there a specific offence on the statute book for punching a dead Christmas turkey? Sorry, I've just got visions of a Monty Python sketch! Anyway, glad they've made up. Christmas can be a particularly stressful time of the year - we all lose our temper at times - what a relief no-one was hurt.
Btw...Is there a specific offence on the statute book for punching a dead Christmas turkey? Sorry, I've just got visions of a Monty Python sketch! Anyway, glad they've made up. Christmas can be a particularly stressful time of the year - we all lose our temper at times - what a relief no-one was hurt. Katie Re-Registered

7:42pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Teacher1977 says...

I'm just devastated that an £8 phone was destroyed. RIP, Binatone phone.
I'm just devastated that an £8 phone was destroyed. RIP, Binatone phone. Teacher1977

10:58pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Llanmartinangel says...

I just hope they have Jeremy Kyle's number stored on another phone.
I just hope they have Jeremy Kyle's number stored on another phone. Llanmartinangel

1:14am Fri 3 Jan 14

Warr1or says...

Its abertillery, the turkey was probably nicked anyway!
Its abertillery, the turkey was probably nicked anyway! Warr1or

1:59am Fri 3 Jan 14

Teacher1977 says...

I hope the turkey is ok.
I hope the turkey is ok. Teacher1977

8:49am Fri 3 Jan 14

high x boy says...

he cannot hold his drink.big fine needed.
he cannot hold his drink.big fine needed. high x boy

9:45am Fri 3 Jan 14

Magor says...

Did this really need to go to court?
Did this really need to go to court? Magor

11:21am Sun 5 Jan 14

jimmysmith says...

another hard case in the house with no man there yet crys like a baby when old bill got him
another hard case in the house with no man there yet crys like a baby when old bill got him jimmysmith

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