A man who rammed his sister’s car, shunting it into her caravan home while her children were inside, has appeared in court.
Charlie Gaskin, 29, of the Woodside Park caravan site in Ryton-on-Dunsmore, had pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to a charge of causing criminal damage.
He was ordered to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work and to pay £450 costs.
Prosecutor Walter Bealby said that on May 19 there was an incident at the Woodside Park site at shortly after 10pm.
He said Gaskin went armed to confront his sister’s partner, before returning to his own plot, getting into his Jeep Grand Cherokee 4x4 and drove to his sister’s plot where he went ‘flying’ through the gate and across the plot.
His sister dived out of the way and the 4x4 smashed into her Ford Mondeo which then collided with her caravan while her children were inside.
Ian Speed, defending, said: “The cost of the damage has been sorted out, and they are now back on speaking terms.”
Sentencing Gaskin, Judge Richard Griffith-Jones told him: “No need to tell you, this was disgraceful and frightening behaviour.”