Ex-boyfriend smashed up wrong woman's Audi in jealous rage

Jealous man smashed up innocent woman’s Audi with a kitchen pan after his ex sent him a picture of her new lover’s similar car

  • Daniel Broadley, 41, trashed the Audi thinking it belonged to his ex’s new partner
  • Broadley wrote the vehicle off by using a kitchen pan to cause extensive damage
  • The 41-year-old faced driving offence charges in relation to separate incident
  • He was ordered to rehabilitation activities and to pay compensation to the victim
  • A jealous man saw red and smashed up an innocent woman’s Audi with a kitchen pan after his ex sent him a picture of a similar car.

    Daniel Broadley, 41, was witnessed and caught on CCTV attacking the vehicle in east Hull on November 14, 去年.

    He had believed that the car belonged to the new lover of his ex-partner but it was actually the property of an innocent bystander, Hull Magistrates’ 法院听到.

    Broadley, 从赫尔, also appeared at court on Monday charged with separate charges of driving while unfit through drugs, without insurance and without a license on April 14 去年.

    起诉, Colette Dixon told the court how on November 14, 去年, police received a call to say a man was attacking a vehicle on Amethyst Road shortly before 10.40pm.

    The male was seen to take a kitchen pan and smash the back window of the vehicle before repeatedly striking and damaging it with the pan.

    图为: Daniel Broadley has been ordered to undergo rehab by magistrates after he took a kitchen pan to an innocent woman's Audi believing it belonged to his ex's new partner

    图为: Daniel Broadley has been ordered to undergo rehab by magistrates after he took a kitchen pan to an innocent woman’s Audi believing it belonged to his ex’s new partner

    Enquiries discovered that the entire incident had been caught on CCTV and showed Broadley attacking the vehicle and causing extensive damage.

    He was interviewed under caution and answered no comment to all questions asked.

    A victim impact statement was read out in court.

    The victim said: ‘After the attack I was without my car for around three weeks and this had a massive impact on my life as my daughter goes to school in the next village over.

    ‘We’ve had to rely on taxis and bus services. I also have livestock in nearby locations that I need to tend to daily and these had to be bus and taxi journeys too.

    ‘The insurance company made the decision to write the car off but it is of sentimental value so I have had it recovered and repaired at significant financial cost to myself.

    ‘The incident has left me feeling vulnerable and I don’t like going out at night now. My daughter is also suffering from nightmares after witnessing it.

    ‘I worry that something similar could happen again to me, to my property or worse to my daughter.

    Hull Magistrates Court heard Broadley caused extensive damage to the woman's Audi and it was written off by insurers but repaired at her own expense because it had sentimental value

    Hull Magistrates Court heard Broadley caused extensive damage to the woman’s Audi and it was written off by insurers but repaired at her own expense because it had sentimental value

    The court also heard that Broadley had been witnessed driving in an erratic manner by police near Skeffington in April 2021.

    After coming to a natural stop, he was questioned by the officers who had observed his driving and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

    Samples taken at the time of his arrested found a cocktail of cannabis, cocaine and temazepama drug used to treat insomniain his system and he was found to be driving with a license or insurance.

    In mitigation, Joseph Painter said Broadley’s attack on the vehicle was completely out of character for his client and was the result of a jealous rage.

    He said Broadley had been goaded by his ex partner and believed the picture of the Audi was meant as evidence of the wealth of a new lover.

    For criminal damage during the attack on the car, Broadley was given a 12 month community order, 15 rehabilitation activity requirement days and 60 days of alcohol abstinence requirement.

    For driving under the influence of drugs, without a licence and without insurance he was banned from driving for 24 月.

    He was ordered to pay costs and fines totalling £765 including substantial compensation to the victim.