An emotional fisherman was found in possession of cocaine after he punched a door following a friend’s funeral.

Jake Bowman-Davies, of Skomer Drive, Milford Haven, appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates on Wednesday, May 1.

He pleaded guilty to criminal damage and Class A drug possession.

Matt Henson, prosecuting, said Bowman-Davies, 20, returned home in a drunken state at 8.30pm on April 8, after being at a friend’s funeral.

Bowman-Davies became angry when his then-partner stopped him from going upstairs to see their young child because of the state he was in, and punched an internal door, causing holes.

Mr Henson added: “The victim then rang the police because she became fearful and frightened of the defendant’s behaviour.”

Officers found 0.1 grams of cocaine when he was arrested and searched.

Stuart John, defending, said Bowman-Davies was previously of clean character.

“That day he was intoxicated because he had been to a funeral of a very close friend.”

“He became upset and lost his temper.”

Mr John added that Bowman-Davies, a fisherman, had stopped using drugs and alcohol since the incident.

“The time he spent at the police station has in itself provided a short, sharp shock, and a lesson to him that he must change.

“He was clearly emotional, upset and under the influence of alcohol.”

Magistrates imposed an 18-month conditional discharge and ordered Bowman-Davies to pay £100 compensation for the door.

He will also pay £105 in costs and a surcharge.

A restraining order was imposed prohibiting Davies from contacting the complainant, or going within 100 metres of her home.