A MAN who forced his way into a house in Thatcham and threatened the people inside has been made to carry out community work.
Luke Delecia broke into the property in Hartmead Road on December 27 last year.
He was arrested and charged on the same day and pleaded guilty at Reading Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, February 15.
Delecia, aged 27, of Churchill Close, Whitley was convicted and sentenced for three counts of common assault, and one count of criminal damage.
Delecia was given an order to carry out 120 hours of unpaid community work, as well as an 18 day rehabilitation order.
He was also ordered to pay £250 compensation and given a restraining order to run until February 15, 2018.
Investigating officer Det Con Andy Philpott, based at Newbury police station, said: "This was a frightening experience for the occupants of the house.
"Delecia was arrested and charged quickly, and I am pleased that he has been given these orders which I hope will prevent him from re-offending.
"This case shows how seriously Thames Valley Police take these incidents. We will carry out thorough investigations, and where possible look to make arrests and ensure offenders are brought before a court."