Man who was angry with his ex kicked in JD Sports window on Cardiff’s Queen Street

Luke Carr also threw a bottle of Fanta at the window of her home, a court heard

A MAN kicked in the window of the JD Sports store on Queen Street after becoming frustrated on the phone with an ex-girlfriend, heard Cardiff Magistrates’ Court.

Luke Carr, 24, of Adams Court, Adamsdown, had been leaning against the window before kicking it with the back of his leg, prosecutor James Sprunks told the court.

The damage was caused on November 27, 2023, at around 3.05pm.

He was charged with criminal damage less than £5,000.

The court heard that Carr had also committed criminal damage on January 6 and January 27 this year.

Carr was also charged with harassment without violence after a week-long run of incidents against his ex-girlfriend.

Carr pleaded guilty to both charges.

The prosecution told the court that relationship ended on January 2 of this year after two months of dating. Between January 7 and January 13, 2024, Carr continued to attempt contact with his ex.

On January 12, Carr turned up outside her house between 10pm and 11pm and threw a Fanta bottle at her window, the prosecution told the court.

He was also verbally abusive towards a member of staff at his ex-girlfriend’s property, saying that he would “f***ing stomp on her,” said Mr Sprunks.

Carr demanded his ex-girlfriend to “chuck him a tenner for food” and messaged and phoned her through the night, he added.

“He [Carr] needs to take a hard look at some of the more unsavoury parts of his personality,” said defence lawyer Will Marsh.

Carr was ordered to pay £199 in court costs and was sentenced to a 24-month community order, incorporating 20 days of rehabilitation requirements and 100 hours of unpaid work; he was also ordered to attend 20 days of a building better relationships course.

He was also given a two-year restraining order to keep him away from his ex-girlfriend.