THE brother of a Love Island contestant went on a naked drug-fuelled rampage at a Worcester hotel, shooting holes in the wall after he 'went off the rails'.

Kurtis Barton-Hanson, brother of the hit TV show's Megan Barton-Hanson, was spared jail at Worcester Crown Court yesterday after his 'bizarre' behaviour at the Fownes Hotel in Worcester. The 23-year-old admitted possession of a lock knife, possession of cocaine and cannabis, criminal damage and drug driving under the influence of cocaine and ketamine between November 3 and 5 last year. The defendant told his mother he wanted to change his name to 'Gold' and spray himself gold after suffering 'a complete breakdown'. He has also admitted a sexual assault in 'bizarre circumstances', due to be sentenced on July 30. This involved the defendant getting into a woman's car at a petrol station and touching her leg after cutting a police car tyre with a Stanley knife blade. Barton-Hanson of Seaview Drive, Southend-on-Sea, Essex was in Worcester 'visiting an acquaintance' last November.

Amy Jackson, prosecuting, said there were reports that Barton-Hanson was 'acting oddly' at the Fownes Hotel including answering the door naked to housekeeping. He asked for a replacement kettle and cups, telling staff he had smashed them, and there was a strong smell of cannabis coming from his room.

Miss Jackson said Barton-Hanson had a 'BB gun' in reception and police were called, finding his room in 'a complete mess', the defendant having created targets on the walls out of tape.

"The walls for some reason were covered in tape and there were pellet holes where he had been shooting the wall" said Miss Jackson.

The damage was placed at £100 although the defendant had since returned to the hotel and paid compensation (£600 according to his barrister). Police also found 1g of cocaine and air pistols. Armed officers were deployed to look for the defendant at 8.40am on November 5 last year, finding him in Grandstand Road. He drove up to them, getting out of the car with his hands up and volunteered that he had more of the Airsoft weapons and a knife in the car.

He tested positive for cocaine and ketamine and a closed lock knife was found in a box within a box in the car. Officers also found 60g of cannabis.

Robert Tolhurst, defending, said this was 'not an ordinary case', offences happening over 'a narrow period' following 'what he considers to be a betrayal by his long term girlfriend' and the death of her mother to whom he was close and whose funeral he was 'prevented from attending'. Mr Tolhurst described his client as an 'entrepreneurial young man' who was behaving 'out of character'.

Judge Nicolas Cartwright said the defendant 'went off the rails for a period' and the offences could be 'looked at in a rather more sympathetic way'.

He added: "It's clear you had had a complete breakdown as a result of life events outside your immediate control which resulted in you behaving in a very odd and sometimes criminal way, including walking around in the Fownes Hotel naked."

He was sentenced to six months in prison suspended for two years, ordered to complete 150 hours of unpaid work, banned from driving for 12 months, ordered to pay £535 costs and complete a Thinking Skills programme.