A 31-year-old man plead guilty to a charge of criminal damage at Fermanagh Magistrates court this week.

Wayne Fahy of Bonnybrook Lisbellaw, had told police that he “just wanted to see my boys” when questioned about the damage caused to the front door of his ex girlfriend, and mother of his two sons, Laura Dickie’s house.

The public prosecutor told the court that police had called to a house in Monea in relation to a domestic incident and as a result of their investigation called at the house of the defendant.

Upon questioning the defendant admitted to banging on the door but said that any damage caused was accidental. He said that he had been upset and frustrated and that he had “just wanted to see my boys”.

Speaking on behalf of his client, Barrister Ciaran Roddy, explained that Fahy and the injured party had been in a five-year relationship and had two children together.

He went on to tell the court that because of an argument between the two the injured party had reneged on a contact agreement with their two children.

Mr Roddy said that his client “should have dealt with this news in a more mild-mannered way”.

Deputy District Judge Trevor Browne in his remarks said that it must have been a “terrifying experience for the children who were in the house.”

Speaking to Fahy, Mr Browne said:

“You made an exhibition of yourself. If you had grievances over contact the place to deal with it is in the court. Not banging doors and windows in the street.”

Mr Browne fined Fahy £200