Saturday, November 30, 2019

'Sexually jealous' boyfriend put condoms on love rival's car and smashed it up

A man who vandalised a love rival's car with condoms before smashing it up has been fined and slapped with a banning order.

Lloyd Maloney and his friend Jamie Ruff drunkenly smashed up the Renault Clio after flying into a rage.

Maloney, 25, mistakenly believed the car's owner, Daniel Brunning, was in a sexual relationship with his girlfriend Lily Maguire.

Worcester Magistrate's Court heard he attacked the car outside Mr Brunning's home in Droitwich after previously draping condoms on the vehicle a month earlier.


Maloney and Ruff, 29, of Droitwich, admitted criminal damage and were ordered to pay Mr Brunning £300 compensation and £100 court costs.


Maloney was also slapped with a restraining order banning him from contacting Mr Brunning or going to his address.

Lesley Ashton, prosecuting, said the incident stemmed from "sexual jealousy."

She added: "Mr Maloney had been in a relationship for three-and-a-half years with a young lady called Lily Maguire.

"He had convinced himself she was in a relationship with someone called Daniel Brunning.

"The defendant believed she was involved with him.

"On November 9, Mr Brunning was at his address, at this time he gets a message from Lloyd Maloney saying, 'I'm sending Lily to yours, you can have her."

A statement from Mr Brunning read: "Then she turned up at my flat with all her bags saying he had kicked her out.

"I had guests over at the time.

"I had a text from Lloyd Maloney, he seems to be obsessed with the idea that me and Lily have been sleeping together, which we haven't.

"He has done several things to me out of anger like egging my house and leaving condoms on my car.

"He sent a message saying 'send Lily back' which I did.

"At this point I stopped messaging Lloyd because I was sick of all the drama."

The court heard that later that night Mr Brunning spotted Maloney outside, near the front of his flat where his car was parked.

Mr Brunning told the court: "I was looking out the window and I could see Lloyd stomping on the bumper, and he smashed the windscreen.

"At the same time Jamie hit the car with his fists.

"Lloyd then kicked the passenger side of the car then kicked the mirror."


The court heard that the windscreen was completely smashed, the wipers were bent and broken and the back passenger window was smashed.

Mark Lister, defending said: "Mr Maloney has no previous convictions.

"His belief was that his partner was in a relationship with Mr Brunning."

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