A MAN has been handed a suspended sentence after armed police were called to a house in a domestic disturbance in Golborne.

Austen Dubbledam, of Old Liverpool Road, Warrington admitted to one count of threatening unlawful violence and two counts of criminal damage.

Emergency services including armed police were sent to a home on Prescott Street on Saturday, February 9 at around 1.50pm after the 38-year-old reportedly making threats.

A woman and a child left the property safely.

Dubbledam caused £500 worth of damage to a car on the same day and £550.38 to a police cell CCTV camera in Wigan on Sunday, February 10.

He was given a four-month sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered to pay the full amount of money back for the criminal damage he caused.

A restraining order has been imposed on him, he must carry out 120 hours of community service as well as completing a rehabilitation programme.

The defendant was told to pay a victim services surcharge of £115 and court costs of £85 as well.

Dubbledam was sentenced at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates’ Court on Friday, March 1.