A man has been banned from seeing his own mother for four years after he admitted causing damage at her home.

Christian Wright, 21, had previously admitted damaging a back door and a fence belonging to Amanda Wright at John Street in Chirk, on April 25 and obstructing police.

That put him in breach of a conditional discharge for a public order offence and two counts of criminal damage which also involved his family.

Now Wright, who lives at his girlfriend's home at Green Lane in Shotton, has been banned from entering Chirk or seeing his own mother.

District Judge Gwyn Jones said he should not contact her in any way including by social media.

On Wednesday, he placed him on a 12-month community order with rehabilitation which he said was aimed at changing his attitude towards offending and his approach to members of his own family.

Wright must carry out 200 hours unpaid work and he was ordered to pay his mother £230 compensation.

"It is clear that you have issues regarding your own family," the judge said.

Prosecutor Rhian Jackson said that the 47-year-old victim was at home when she heard knocking at the window and immediately knew it was the defendant.

She went upstairs and looked out and saw him in the garden.

Mrs Wright shut the window, went downstairs and phoned a friend who told her to call the police.

A neighbour filmed the defendant pick up a three-foot long sledge hammer and use it on the back door of the property and on the fence.

Police attended, saw the footage and the defendant was found in an alleyway.

Defending solicitor Laura Preston-Hayes said that her client was not particularly mature.

He had drawn a line under it now and did not oppose the restraining order.

If things changed in the future then an application could be made for the order to be removed.