Ex-lover scrawls graffiti attacking girlfriend
Canterbury Crown Court,
where Kilshaw's case was heard
Bitter Stuart Kilshaw decided to take revenge when he discovered
his ex-partner had a new lover days after they had split up.
The jealous 22-year-old, from Hollins Avenue, Folkestone went to
her home and scrawled: “SKET”* on the mirror.
Former lover Beth Gillan – and the mother of his child - later
told police she believed the word had been written in pus from a
But Kilshaw, who admitted a charge of stealing items from the
property in Sandgate Road, claimed he had used an eyeliner
Ms Gillan also claimed that the flat had been ransacked and she
suspected the bed had been soaked in urine.
She also had a credit card which had been taken but not used
She told police that said she had recognised Kilshaw’s
handwriting on the mirror and the attack had followed angry text
messages from him calling her “a slag”.
"What you did was an appalling thing. You were jealous and you were angry" – Judge James O'Mahony
Her former partner
admitted he became angry when he realised she had moved a new lover
into her home within days of the break–up, but denied urinating on
His barrister Simon Taylor said Kilshaw’s behaviour had been a
revenge attack... “an horribly immature offence by someone behaving
in a horribly immature manner”.
He added that it had been “domestic violence but not physical
violence by someone unable to deal with the problems of this
Judge James O’Mahony replied: “This was a malicious, jealous
offence done to strike at someone with whom he had been close.”
Kilshaw, who had been on remand in prison awaiting sentence for
53 days, was given an eight-month sentence suspended for two years
– and ordered to stay away from Ms Gillan indefinitely.
The judge added: “What you did was an appalling thing. You were
jealous and you were angry.
"You went to those premises and did what you did causing real
fear and upset to your ex-partner – the mother to your son.
“You also posted deeply offensive insults to her.”
- A sket is defined as a slang word for a girl accused of
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