A DAD-of-two threw a TV at his landlady’s front window during an argument in which she “targeted his children” after she’d told him to move out.

Ashley Young, of Worcester, had been in a casual relationship with Sian Williams but she asked him to move out when she discovered he was also seeing an ex-partner, magistrates heard.

Prosecutor Kerry Lovegrove said Miss Williams felt “it would no longer be appropriate for him to live there” and put his belongings, including a TV, on the front lawn.

Young, 30, went to the property at 8am on August 21 to collect his things but “lost his temper” and threw the TV at the lounge window, smashing both after she allegedly brought into question his parenting.

He accepted a charge of criminal damage to property valued under £5000 when appearing in court on September 6.

The court heard that the pair had known each other for three years.

The damage done to the Fortis Living property on Elgar Avenue, Malvern, was priced at a cost £220 to repair.

Jo Outhwaite, defending, said her client, now of no fixed abode, had received text messages from Miss Williams’ friends telling him to collect his things or “they will be burned”.

She said Young went inside the property and spoke to Miss Williams and then went back outside, with her standing in the doorway, and the two exchanging “angry words”.

The solicitor said her client was fully intended to leave with his belongings at this point but Miss Williams began speaking about his children, calling him a “bad parent”.

This resulted in him picking up his TV and throwing it at the window in a rage.

Young has two children from a previous relationship and “trying to get contact”, the court heard.

Ms Outhwaite said the defendant is currently on jobseeker’s allowance but has worked recently as a picker in a warehouse, among other similar jobs.

He had previously been before the court for an offence relating to the possession of a bladed article in 2016.

Charles Townshend, chair of the bench, ordered Young to pay £220 compensation to Miss Williams, as well as a £60 fine for criminal damage, £135 in court costs, and a £30 victim surcharge.