Drunken chef barbecued his girlfriend's possessions
A DRUNKEN chef piled his partner’s possessions on a barbecue and set them on fire, a court heard.
Zygmunt Klisowski had met his partner, Renata Mazur, on holiday in 2006 and they lived together in Johnson Fold Avenue, Bolton.
But Nicola Ormerod, prosecuting at Bolton Magistrates Court, said that on July 26 he began drinking, going out of the house at 2am and returning at 8am asking for money to buy more drink.
His partner gave the 43-year-old the cash and he continued drinking, but when he asked for more money later in the day she refused and left the house with her son to get out of his way.
Miss Ormerod said that after visiting a garage and a supermarket Ms Mazur returned home with a friend, only to find the front door open and a smell of smoke.
The fire service were called and put out a blaze at the bottom of the garden. There was no danger of the fire spreading to the house.
Peter Leather, defending, said Klisowski, a chef who has no previous convictions, had not intended to cause substantial damage.
“It is a matter that he clearly regrets. It came about when he was clearly inebriated,” said Mr Leather.
Klisowski pleaded guilty to arson and was sentenced to a six month community order with supervision and ordered to pay £85 prosecution costs and a £60 victim surcharge.