King’s Lynn man ‘trashed’ home, court told

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711

The crest above the entrance to King's Lynn Court in College Lane. ENGANL00120120910143711

A man who “trashed” a Lynn home has been given a community order.

Mark Rix, 24, of All Saints Street, Lynn, was given a two year community order, including 30 days of rehabilitation activity and 60 hours of unpaid work, during a court hearing on Friday.

Rix had initially denied charges of criminal damage and assault, but changed his plea to guilty midway through a trial last month.

District judge Nick Watson told him: “I’ve looked at the photos (of the damage). The place was trashed.”

The court heard Rix began shouting at his partner on the evening of August 12 before smashing a wardrobe door and a lamp, as well as damaging a child’s stairgate.

When the woman fled the property to alert neighbours, Rix threw his bike to the ground before pushing her onto it.

He was also ordered to pay £400 costs and an £85 victim surcharge.