Expensive temper

Causing damage to property is is a common feature of domestic violence. Here's a salutary warning of the possible financial consequences to the perpetrator, mentioned in this post on The Magistrate's Blog:

A man who had a row with his partner took an axe to household fixtures to express his frustration. I hope he felt better afterwards, because we awarded compensation of over £6,000 to the housing association that owns the house. That works out at around £600 per minute of temper-time.

Of course, such behaviour does not only have financial consequences.


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