A WOMAN who was thrown out of her boyfriend’s bedroom naked at 4am after rowing over him “hogging the bed” has been fined.
Naomi Pickwick, 32, was ordered to pay Dominic Barbour £100 compensation for damaging his door whilst pleading to be let back in after the explosive row.
4Naomi Pickwick was fined £100 after being thrown out of her boyfriend’s house at 4am because of a row over the bedCredit: Cavendish4Pickwick was arrested after using two knives to hammer on Dominic Barbour’s doorCredit: CavendishPickwick was arrested after she used two kitchen knives to hammer on the bedroom door as she cowered outside with no clothes on in the communal hallway of his shared house.
Cops were called to the property after Barbour unlocked the door to let Pickwick back in.
But the restaurant head chef accidentally injured himself when he tried to grab the bread knives from her.
She managed to throw on some clothing before fleeing but was arrested as she ran barefoot back to her house.
Pickwick later claimed she would often be woken up by Barbour as he rolled on her with his arms and body during the night.
Both had been drinking heavily before going to bed, a court heard.
At Warrington magistrates court Pickwick was convicted of criminal damage to the door following a trial and she was also ordered to pay £200 costs.
A judge accused Barbour of being ”abusive” but acknowledged Pickwick had ”played her part” too.
The violent bust up occurred on October 22 last year after the feuding couple who been in a relationship for 20 months had been drinking gin and tonics at home.
Mr Barbour told the hearing: “We watched some TV and then went to bed but Naomi was not happy with the amount of space I was taking. It was about 4am. She was arguing, saying I had too much of the bed.
“After that, I was kicked, I was pushed, shouted at and sworn at and had my hair pulled. I attempted to escort her out of the room. It is a shared house and there are eight other tenants.
“She was not clothed but I put her out of the room because she was being aggressive and I locked the door. I had no idea what she would do but I did not want someone aggressive in my bedroom.”
Barbour then tells of the moment Naomi banged on his door wielding knives.
He continued: “There was then a loud banging on my door, a very loud banging. I opened the door and Naomi was standing there with two bread knives in her hand. Her arms were raised up and the knives were in her hand and there were lots of dints on the door.
“I tried to take the knives off her and then I rang the police. Naomi was not very happy about that and started pulling my hair, smacking me, and ripped my T-shirt.
“She then got her clothes and fled from the scene. She also grabbed the TV with both hands as she was leaving the room and threw it to the floor.”
Barbour added: “There was always an issue about who takes up more of the bed. I never struck her. The only thing I did was to throw her out of the room.
“I was just hoping that she would go away and that’s why I locked the door. I just thought that she should go.”
“There was then a loud banging on my door, a very loud banging. I opened the door and Naomi was standing there with two bread knives in her hand.”Dominic Barbour
In her evidence, Pickwick said she would often be woken up by Mr Barbour as he rolled on her with his arms and body during the night.
She told the court: “I told him before: ‘Be careful when you are in bed, you are squashing me in bed.’ That night we were watching a horror film before we went to sleep.
”But he woke me up because he had been rolling around. I said ‘Stop it’ and went back to asleep and he woke me up. I said ‘What are you doing?’ and he started going mad at me.
“He was shaking me. He said something like ‘You are taking the piss’.
“The TV was still on. I was pretty confused. We were not really arguing. It was physical, he was trying to get me out of bed. That is when the TV got damaged.”
Naomi continued: “He continued to try and drag me out of the room so I grabbed the wardrobe door. That was the only thing between me and getting thrown out of the room.
“When he gets angry, it is rage type anger. He dragged me out and threw me out of the room. I do not really see what the whole point of it was. It was horrible, I was really scared because I did not know where I was going to go. And why he was dragging me out naked.
“He must have grabbed me around the waist because my arms were on the wardrobe. He was dragging and pulling me. I pinged off the wardrobe and he picked me up and threw me out.”
She said that was “upset, surprised and shocked” to find herself on the landing but had no memory of going to the kitchen to get the knives.
When asked why she had the knives, she said: “I wanted to go back into the room to get my belongings. I was not sure what he would do next. It was not to attack him, it was to deter him. I wanted to get my stuff and go.
“I remember him acting quite calm when I went back to the room. I got my clothes and went. I only got a little bit of clothing, just a T- shirt and pants. I didn’t get my shoes. I did not want us to argue or anything else but then he rang the police.
“It is a 15 minute walk to my house. I was barefoot. Police were already there when I got there. I never got to my front door.”
Pickwick had previous convictions for assault on police and assault against her mother.
She was convicted of damage to the door but cleared of assault and damaging the TV.
District Judge Jack McGarva told Pickwick: “This is a very unusual case.
“Dominic Barbour has given evidence that he put you outside onto the communal landing of the house which would have been full of men – it is reasonable to expect there were men living there.
“You were thrown out naked in the middle of the night. That is quite an abusive thing for anyone to do and he has got no real explanation for that. He had not even thought about it, which shows something about his state of mind during this incident.
He added: ”You are very much at risk of being locked up because you have problems with domestic relationships when you are drunk and problems when you are angry. Something has got to change.
“But you are a relatively young woman and you are likely to have other relationships in your life. This was an exceptional incident by any stretch of the imagination.
”You were turfed out of the room onto the landing in a communal house and as a human being I have to feel some empathy with you.
“It does not justify you getting really drunk and picking up the knives but I am human and because of the circumstances of this incident, being turfed out onto the landing naked, I think there’s a realistic chance of you being rehabilitated.
“He has his part to play as well but I think you should. I do not think anyone has covered themselves in glory in this. It’s unthinkable to do this to a young lady. In all, it is a horrible incident – a very good advert against drinking.”
4The judge told Pickwick that something has got to change with her drinking problemCredit: Cavendish4Judge Jack McGarva said it was a very unusual case and that both parties were at faultCredit: Cavendish
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