Jealous insurance salesman, 24, set fire to his girlfriend’s favourite sex toys because she was on a girls’ night out when he got home from a drunken day at the races
- Jealous Luke Hicks burned two vibrators belonging to girlfriend Danielle Gillies
- He set fire to the sex toys when he got home from a day of drinking at the races
- The 24-year-old found them in a chest of drawers after he let himself into her flat
- Hicks, of Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire admitted criminal damage and harassment
A jealous insurance salesman set fire to his girlfriend’s favourite sex toys because he was angry that she was on a girl’s night out.
Luke Hicks, 24, burned two vibrators belonging to Danielle Gillies after he got home from a day at the races.
Hicks, of Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire, let himself into her flat after he had downed 15 pints of lager, vodka and champagne during the day.
He found sex toys, worth £50 and £16 in a chest of drawers in her bedroom and then set them alight.
Danielle Gillies, who returned home after a night out to discover her boyfriend had burned her sex toys
Ms Gillies (left and right) who was in a relationship with Hicks at the time of the offence, ended the relationship on the same day
Ms Gillies, who was in a relationship with Hicks at the time of the offence, returned from her night out in Cardiff to find the sex toys had been destroyed.
Prosecutor Vaughan Pritchard-Jones said Ms Gillies dumped Hicks the same day, The Sun reports.
Haverfordwest magistrates’ court heard Hicks had little recollection of the incident on April 2 because he was ‘extremely drunk’ following a day out at Ffos Las racecourse and in Saundersfoot.
In the days after Hicks sent a stream of text messages to Ms Gillies, of Neyland, Pembrokeshire, begging her to change her mind about ending the relationship.
Hicks (left and right) had little recollection of the incident on April 2 because he was ‘extremely drunk’ following a day out at Ffos Las racecourse and in Saundersfoot, the court heard
Mr Pritchard-Jones said: ‘Some were abusive, but mainly they were trying to persuade her to get back with him.’
On one occasion, he followed her car for a number of miles after she had left a supermarket, the court heard.
In an interview he stated the texts were a misguided attempt to get her to speak to him.
Mike Kelleher, defending, said: ‘He had not expected his girlfriend to go out as well.
‘He let himself into her property and found that she was not there.
Hicks (right) sent a stream of text messages to Ms Gillies (right) begging her to change her mind about ending the relationship
‘He had drunk far too much than was good for him.’
Mr Kelleher said the incident was not the first time the couple had spilt up, and she had blocked him on her phone on the previous occasion.
He said: ‘In his eyes, because he had not been blocked, he saw a glimmer of hope.
‘He accepts that the relationship is over.
‘The texts were born out of a sense of frustration, which grew and grew.
‘Unfortunately, some were a bit rude, but most were asking her to contact him.’
Hicks admitted criminal damage and harassment. He was ordered to pay £66 compensation for the sex toys, plus £340 for damage he caused.
He was also fined £330 for harassment, and ordered to pay £140 in costs and a surcharge.
Hicks was also given a two-year restraining order banning him from contacting Danielle.
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