Small ‘angry’ woman who smashed up THREE neighbours’ cars with a 3ft piece of wood in a drunken row over parking spaces is fined £200
- Annette Kealy, 56, downed wine and whisky before she smashed windscreens
- She also hit the bonnet of a car after being angry about parking, a court heard
- Kealy admitted three charges of criminal damage and one of common assault
- She was also ordered to pay £100 each to the three victims by Worcester court
A small ‘angry’ woman who smashed up three of her neighbours’ cars with a 3ft piece of wood in a drunken row over parking spaces has been fined £200.
Annette Kealy, 56, downed wine and whisky before attacking two windscreens and denting the bonnet of another car due to an ongoing argument about car parking spaces, a court heard.
Kealy admitted three charges of criminal damage and one count of common assault at Worcester Magistrates’ Court.
She was fined £200 and ordered to pay £100 in compensation to each of the three victims of the criminal damage and a £34 victim surcharge.
Annette Kealy, 56, had downed wine and whisky before attacking the vehicles in Malvern Road, Worcester with a 3ft piece of wood
Kealy was also ordered to pay a further £50 in compensation to Michael Breakwell for common assault.
She committed the acts of criminal damage and assault at around 10.45pm on February 3 outside a block of flats in Malvern Road, Worcester in a ‘revenge attack’ the court heard.
Prosecutor Sumreen Afsar said: ‘Mr Breakwell went outside after hearing his car alarm going off and had tried to reason with the defendant.
‘He told her to calm down and go back inside.
‘He states she was continually striking his vehicle, causing damage to that vehicle and another that belonged to another resident.
‘A third vehicle was also damaged belonging to Mr Spinetto.
‘Mr Breakwell believed he was going to be assaulted but there was no actual assault.’
Mrs Afsar described the incident as ‘a revenge attack’, before adding, ‘there was fear caused to Mr Breakwell.’
‘In interview she stated she just had enough and damaged the vehicles belonging to Mr Breakwell and Mr Powell and accidentally damaged the vehicle belonging to Mr Spinetto.’
Kealy admitted three charges of criminal damage and one count of common assault when she appeared at Worcester Magistrates’ Court last Thursday
The court heard Kealy attacked the cars because she believed they should have been parked in a dedicated bays and not outside the flats.
Barry Newton, defending, said: ‘This is a neighbour dispute where she has had a little bit too much to drink and lost her temper and taken out her anger on inanimate objects.
‘She says ‘I lost my temper and smashed the cars up – it was me. I admit it.. I lost it’.
‘There has been falling out in recent times. She finds Mr Breakwell quite intimidating. She is barely 5ft tall.
‘Mr Breakwell is 6ft tall and of large build. She thinks he’s probably twice her weight.
‘She has found behaviour by him intimidating and somewhat worrying to her. There was a falling out over the New Year period.’
Mr Newton said there were no allocated spaces and that Mr Breakwell had been encouraging Mr Spinetto to park in a bay that had been used by Kealy’s partner.
In a victim personal statement Mr Breakwell said: ‘I really don’t want to live here anymore because of what has happened.
‘I just want my windscreen and any damage to be paid for. I’m really concerned about what she will do in terms of repercussions.’