Jealous lover acted like

A JEALOUS man was said to have acted with a “cave-man” mentality when he deliberately crashed into the car of the man who had cheated with his partner.

A JEALOUS man was said to have acted with a “cave-man” mentality when he deliberately crashed into the car of the man who had cheated with his partner.

Mark Harwood, 30, saw red when his partner told him about an affair she had about four years ago with the victim.

Ben Brighouse, prosecuting at Norwich Crown Court, said that Harwood had driven round to the man's workplace and deliberately smashed into his car and then had hit the victim with a baseball bat and smashed up items nearby.

Harwood later handed himself into police and told officers that he could either take the news on the chin or “be a man about it.”


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Harwood of Hawkins Close, Yarmouth admitted dangerous driving and affray.

Guy Ayers, mitigating said: “He now concedes that the cave man mentality took over on this particular occasion.”

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Judge Alasdair Darroch ordered him to pay �700 compensation to the victim for the damage caused, �400 for the injury he received and �800 towards prosecution costs. He also imposed a 26 week jail sentence suspended for two years and ordered him to do 200 hours unpaid work. He was also given a 12 month driving ban.

Judge Darroch told him he had acted in a very immature way.

“People have been cheated on throughout the centuries but they have to take a more sensible and more mature approach.”

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