Man in court for having an axe in his ex-partner’s house

AN ALFRETON woman returned home to find her estranged partner in the kitchen holding an axe, a court heard.

A row broke out between Lesley and Peter Sisson, who went outside and threw a light fitting at a garage window, breaking the pane.

Becky Mahon, prosecuting, told Chesterfield magistrates the couple’s relationship was “on-off”, and Sisson sprained the catch on a window while entering the property.

He was arrested four days later and was found carrying amphetamine. Sisson, 38, of Shakespeare Drive, Alfreton, admitted damaging property on August 22, possessing amphetamine on August 26 and breaching a one-year conditional discharge imposed in May for possessing an offensive weapon, a stun gun. The Bench adjourned sentence until November 9 for Probation Service reports.

Annette Thomas, for Sisson, said he denied carrying an axe and took amphetamine to counteract the effect of medication he is taking for schizophrenia - which makes him feel lethargic. Referring to the previous conviction, she said Sisson had not realised it was illegal to possess the stun gun.