Jilted lover flipped ex-girlfriend’s caravan with TRACTOR while she slept inside

April 11, 2013 | by | 0 Comments
Alexander Brown who used a tractor to flip over a caravan where his ex-partner was sleeping

Alexander Brown who used a tractor to flip over a caravan where his ex-partner was sleeping

A jilted lover took revenge on his ex-girlfriend by flipping over her caravan with his tractor while she slept inside.

Carolyn Picton and her pet fox terrier Astor were flung from their beds as the wrecked motorhome crashed onto its side.

As the dazed mother-of-one crawled around in the darkness, her raging ex Alexander Brown continued the nightmare 1.30am assault by slashing the tyres on her car.

She was left dazed and disorientated by her ordeal but managed to scramble out of a window without suffering serious injury.

Crazed Brown, 33, was arrested 12 hours later when he was found hiding in a field near the scene at Beacon Cottage Farm Touring Park in St. Agnes, Cornwall.

The thug, who has a history of domestic violence, is now starting a six-year jail sentence after being branded ‘a danger to women’ by a judge,

Truro Crown Court heard how Ms Picton had a six-month relationship with Brown as they both worked at the same holiday park.

He had seemed like ‘an ordinary bloke’ until their romance fizzled out in January 2012 and then turned nasty.

He started drinking heavily and began to pester her, knocking on her door and bombarding her with “repeated, unwelcome texts” for ten months.

Worried Ms Picton called police about his behaviour and they warned him off.

But Brown ignored the order and in the dead of night last October got into his tractor and slammed it into her Elddis caravan at “high speed”.

The caravan which Brown flipped over with his tractor

The caravan which Brown flipped over with his tractor

The tractor which Brown used

The tractor which Brown used

The mobile home was damaged so badly it had to be scrapped.

Ms Picton recalled: “It was terrifying, confusing, incomprehensible – just awful. It was a miracle I had no physical injuries. I could have been killed, or ended up in a wheelchair.

“Everything was thrown about and smashed. I was able to scramble out through a window.”

The park owner rushed to help Ms Picton and Brown was arrested, hiding in a nearby field, 12 hours later.

Speaking after Brown was jailed, Ms Picton added: “He was like Dr Jekyll and Mr Alex. There was no way to see it coming.

“I just want any woman who might come across him to be aware of what he’s done.

“It is a massive relief and I am working my way through it now.”

Brown admitted damaging property while being reckless as to whether Ms Picton’s life was endangered and slashing all the tyres and scratching her Citroën Nemo .

Judge Graham Cottle said Brown, of St Agnes, was a “danger to any woman he has a relationship with”.

The thug, who had previous convictions for domestic violence, was jailed for six years and given a four-year extension period, meaning he will remain on licence for four further years after his release.

A Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spokesman said: “Due to the circumstances under which these crimes were committed, the CPS flagged them as domestic violence and the judge uplifted the sentence from six years to ten to reflect this.”

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