Angry man stabbed himself

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An angry man damaged his mother’s home and began self-harming, stabbing himself in the leg when she couldn’t find his vehicle registration document.

Alex Hemsley (26) told Spalding magistrates on Thursday: “Obviously I have got some issues that I need to deal with. I wish I could take it back but unfortunately I can’t.”

He admitted criminally damaging two kitchen unit doors and an internal door belonging to his mother, Lynn, at Hall Farm, Market Deeping.

Hemsley, who gave Hall Farm as his care of address, was conditionally discharged for 12 months and ordered to pay £230 compensation with a £15 victim surcharge.

Marie Stace, prosecuting, said Hemsley’s mother, had what she described as a “difficult relationship” with him.

The mother said her son arrived in a reasonable mood and asked for the registration document, which she couldn’t find.

The son became angry, blamed her for all sorts of things, kicked out at one of the kitchen cupboard doors and then the one next to it.

Miss Stace said the mother started to phone police, Hemsley began to self-harm – stabbing himself in the leg – and then head-butted the downstairs toilet door, which also broke.