Hungry babysitter in court for affray

York Crown Court
York Crown Court

A BODY-building babysitter accused of eating his employers “out of house and home” has appeared in court after he returned to the young parents’ Scarborough home wielding a stainless steel dumb-bell bar.

Jordon Wilkinson, 20, of Esplanade, appeared before York Crown Court for sentencing having previously pleaded guilty to a charge of affray.

The court heard how an exchange of aggressive and threatening emails and texts about how much food had been eaten resulted in Wilkinson returning to the home with friends to shout abuse through the window.

Wilkinson had been hired by Danielle Lovejoy and Lewis Jasper to look after their young child.

However when they returned home and realised how much food had been consumed Mr Jasper sent a number of texts.

Angered by this, Wilkinson returned on October 14 last year, with two friends and later with the dumb-bell bar.

Helen Wheatley, prosecuting, told the court how Wilkinson was adamant that the couple had told him to help himself to food after he was left in charge of their child.

After the texts were sent, Mrs Wheatley said Wilkinson and his friends then turned up outside the couple’s home, shouting abuse through the window and causing “a hullabaloo”.

Wilkinson then disappeared for a short time, returning later with the bar.

After hearing the judge was intending to follow recommendations outlined in a pre-sentence report, Simon Revell, mitigating, said you could not add anything.

Wilkinson was sentenced to a 12-month community order, with 12 months supervision, and ordered to take part in a thinking skills programme.