A man who forced his way into a Thatcham house and threatened those inside has been ordered to carry out 120 hours of community service.
Luke Delecia, 27, of Churchill Close in Whitley, was convicted of three counts of common assault and one of criminal damage and sentenced at Reading Magistrates’ Court on February 15.
On December 27 last year, Delecia turned up at a house in Hartmead Road and forced his way inside, before threatening the occupants.
He was arrested and charged the same day.
Delecia was ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid community work, given an 18-day rehabilitation order and a year-long restraining order, and pay £250 compensation.
Investigating officer Det Con Andy Philpott, based at Newbury police station, said: “This was a frightening experience for the occupants of the house.
“Delecia was arrested and charged quickly, and I am pleased that he has been given these orders which I hope will prevent him from re-offending.
“This case shows how seriously Thames Valley Police takes these incidents. We will carry out thorough investigations, and where possible look to make arrests and ensure offenders are brought before a court.”