A MAN has been ordered to pay his landlord compensation after he smashed up his own TV, punched a door and got blood on the walls of his rented room.

Peter Michael Harris, 29, had become angry following an argument with a friend in the pub and came home to take his anger out on inanimate objects.

He pleaded guilty to criminal damage and was fined £80 at Chester Magistrates Court today.

Harris, now of School Lane, Aldford, Chester, must also pay his former landlord, Michael Doyle, £30 compensation to repair a door hinge at the property on Underwood Drive, Whitby, Ellesmere Port.

Rob Youds, prosecuting, told the court the defendant had been to the pub and was “heavily intoxicated” when he returned to the home he shared with other tenants.

His housemates noticed he was drunk and acting aggressively and called the police when they heard “smashing and banging” coming from his room.

“He damaged an internal door,” Mr Youds said. “He also punched and smashed his own TV causing injury to his own hand.

“While he was throwing punches, he splashed blood across the wall.”

Police officers attended the property and arrested him. Harris, who has 21 previous convictions for 32 offences, then made full admissions in his interview.

Adrian Evans, defending, stressed his client had not intended to destroy anyone’s property other than his own.

“He had fallen out with a friend and became frustrated,” he said. “He let his anger and frustration out on inanimate objects.”

Harris was also ordered to pay £85 court costs, a £30 victim surcharge and a further £20 fine for breaching the terms of his post-sentence supervision, leaving him £245 out of pocket in total.

The money will be deducted from his benefits.