A couple’s rowdy Valentine’s Day ended with a police call and a £1,000 bill after staff had to move guests to new rooms.
Guests complained that they couldn’t sleep when Jamie Boultbee and his partner Kaylie Hursthouse engaged in “lavish intimacy” at the Moorlands Izaak Walton Hotel, Ilam, on Feb. 14.
A court heard the couple were “warned several times” about their rowdy behavior by hotel management, who were then forced to call the police when it didn’t stop.
Boultbee and Hursthouse were fined £1000 for criminal damage and compensation after three guests had to be moved to new rooms.
Jamie Boultbee (left) and his partner Kaylie Hursthouse (right) appeared before a magistrates court, who heard they had been ‘warned several times’ about their rowdy behavior by staff
At the North Staffordshire Justice Center the pair pleaded guilty to criminal damage and were each ordered to hand over £500. Part of this money will go to the other guests, who stayed at the Moorlands Izaak Walton Hotel (pictured above) whose nights were ruined by the pair
The court heard that, in the early morning hours on Valentine’s Day, the couple’s “excessively lavish intimacy” forced the management of the Ilam hotel to call the police.
Despite knocking on the door of the room, the officers were given a key to let themselves in.
When they walked in, officers found Hursthouse drunk and double-tongued, and there was damage to the bathroom door.
At the North Staffordshire Justice Center the pair pleaded guilty to criminal damage and were each ordered to hand over £500.
Part of this money goes to the other guests, whose nights have been ruined by the couple.
Prosecuting, Karen Wright said police received a call from the hotel, close to Dovedale, just after midnight on February 15.
Miss Wright said: ‘The night staff reported that a group was rowdy. They were warned several times about their behavior.
‘The police have arrived. They were let in by another guest who had been awakened by the noise.
“The night staff had gone to the awkward room to talk to the people there. The police were escorted to room 25, where the parties were. It was clear that they caused noise and nuisance.’
She continued that since “there was no answer” when the police knocked on the door, they “got a key and entered the room.”
The prosecution continued, “Hursthouse was heavily intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. She double-tongued her words and was unsteady on her feet. Boultbee lay in bed. Hursthouse said the reason for the noise was because they were having rough sex.’
According to the hotel, the interior has been damaged to the tune of £1,000.
Of this amount, £250 was intended to cover the compensation the hotel should have given to people in three other rooms.
Boultbee representative Mike Kimberley, of Branston Road, Burton, said his client, who has 33 prior convictions for 65 offences, is an alcoholic.
Mr Kimberley said: ‘The young lady saw he was suffering from depression and thought it would be a good idea to go away for a romantic night. They were all drunk, angry and whatever.
“The director has come. He cooperated fully and Boultbee said he would pay for any damages. He remembers kicking the bathroom door. The hotel should be compensated. It is only right that he should pay £500 in damages.
“Doctors have told him that if he continues with his current lifestyle, he will be dead in two years.”
Mark Bromley, mitigating Hursthouse, of Sycamore Road, Burton, who has no previous convictions, said “she” accepts the compensation imposed on the pair.
He said: “Unfortunately, this planned romantic lavish intimacy caused a nuisance to other hotel residents.
She also accepts that she will have to pay for the trouble caused. They spent nearly £200 on this two day escape. They had to cut short their stay because of the incident.’
Magistrates gave Boultbee a 12-month conditional discharge.
Meanwhile, Hursthouse was conditionally discharged for six months.
Both defendants were ordered to pay £500 damages, £135 costs and £26 surcharge.