Shocking trail of destruction left by jilted husband who smashed HOUSE with a CHAINSAW [PHOTOS]

It’s a story as old as time: guy loses wife, guys loses house, guy carves up house with a chainsaw to lower it’s value.  Witness the handiwork of Andrew Brooks…


A jilted husband has been jailed for almost a year and given a restraining order after rampaging through his former marital home with a chainsaw to reduce its value.

These photographs show how Andrew Brooks, 43, destroyed large parts of the property after the £150,000 Lake District cottage was put in the name of his estranged wife Bridget.

He took the chainsaw to the majority of external and internal doors, reminiscent of terrifying scenes from Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining where star Jack Nicholson hacks through them with an axe.

The former soldier had sawn through the property’s doors to enter his former home in Marton, near Barrow-in-Furness after a dispute over ownership of the property when his wife left him because he was abusive.

Although she was not in the home at the time, Brooks’ rampage left Mrs Brooks suffering panic attacks and on prescribed medication because she has been so anxious he might turn up again.

Click the link for more photos.  Brooks pleaded guilty to criminal damage, and was sent to jail for 46 weeks.

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