A woman is standing by her boyfriend despite a night-time attack on her home.
Sacha Senior awoke to hear banging on her front door and a downstairs window being smashed by the handle of a garden spade.
She told police she felt ‘vulnerable’ and worried he ‘might get into my house and hurt me’, Sheffield Crown Court was told.
Her boyfriend Wesley Cooper, 34, of Ladybank Road, Mosborough, Sheffield, was seen running away and later arrested.
The court heard Miss Senior was pregnant with his child – and the judge Recorder Simon Hirst warned Cooper he risked losing any children if he continued to offend.
“I’m not entirely sure why she wants to carry on seeing you,” the judge added.
Prosecutor Michael Tooley said Cooper banged on the door of Miss Senior’s home on Leighton Road, Gleadless, at 2.45am on October 1 and she then heard breaking glass.
He admitted damaging the house and also being in breach of an earlier suspended sentence. Recorder Hirst told him: “It’s time you grew up, otherwise you will come here time after time, no doubt causing her great anguish.”
He was given a 12-month community order and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid community work.