BREAKING his ex-girlfriend’s window with a chair after losing his temper has cost a Ceredigion man £316.

Robert Anthony Smith, of South Road, Aberystwyth, pleaded guilty to criminal damage when he appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Tuesday, January 28.

Smith, 28, admitted destroying a window belonging to Wales and West Housing, at Golwg y Castell, Cardigan, on June 20.

Prosecutor Vaughan Pritchard-Jones said Smith’s ex-partner saw him in her garden after he jumped over her fence, and he began throwing things at her house.

“He was throwing any items from her garden that he could get hold of.

“He threw a patio chair at the window, causing it to smash. He was shouting, but she could not make out what he was saying.”

Smith was arrested two weeks later and admitted being at the property, adding that he had issues with his ex-partner and lost his temper.

The court heard that it cost £159.54 to repair the window.

Megan Williams, defending, said Smith had made full admissions to breaking the window on a reckless basis.

“He says it was not his intention to break the window but accepts that he has.

“He is willing to pay compensation for the damage.”

Magistrates fined Smith £40 and ordered him to pay £159.54 compensation.

He will also pay £85 costs and a £32 surcharge.