Scunthorpe woman ends up in court after throwing brick through window to rescue trapped cat
A WOMAN hurled a brick through the window of her former home after fearing a cat was still trapped inside, a court heard.
Kathryn Reed, 44, of Rochester Close, Scunthorpe, admitted damaging a window, belonging to North Lincolnshire Homes, on May 3.
Nick Wyman, prosecuting, told North Lincolnshire Magistrates' Court Reed had been evicted from her then home in Robinson Close, Scunthorpe, because of rent arrears topping £3,000.
She lobbed a brick through a window, believing she had left a cat inside the premises and wanting to retrieve it, he said.
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Richard Lunn, mitigating, said Reed had no previous convictions, made full and frank admissions and spent a spell in custody.
Reed was given an absolute discharge, which is a conviction, after District Judge Daniel Curtis said he believed police should have given her a caution for the matter.
But he added: "You shouldn't have thrown a brick through this window. It wasn't your property."