Hereford: ‘Snowman Killer’ in court for vandalizing police station

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A notorious garbage man who kicked a three-year-old boy’s head off the snowman has appeared in court again.

Callum Woodhouse made headlines for kicking the 6ft creation in Hereford when he was arrested by CCTV in January 2021.

He boasted of being the ‘Snowman Killer’ when he was sacked by Herefordshire Council for the horrific act.

Now, after causing damage at a police station, Woodhouse has appeared in court again – and escaped jail.

Hereford Magistrates Court heard him enter a police station at 2.30pm on February 10 to make an inquiry at reception.

Woodhouse suddenly went into a rage when he felt he couldn’t get help and went back to his old ways, kicking and smashing into the police station.

Woodhouse was detained and arrested, and when asked by officers if he had any guns on him, he admitted he had a kitchen knife in his sock.

Prosecutor Melanie Winterflood said he made no comment in his police interview and that he has a previous battery conviction dating back to January 2020.

Marilena Di Vitantonio defended herself, saying Woodhouse’s mental health played a big part in the incident.

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Callum Woodhouse was back in court and managed to avoid jail (Image: SWNS)

“He couldn’t get that help and kicked the door in frustration,” she said.

“He would welcome a community order with open arms as he feels he needs help and no one is listening.”

Woodhouse, of Kingstone, Herefordshire, pleaded guilty to both charges and was sentenced to 132 days in prison, suspended for 18 months.

He was also ordered to pay prosecution costs of £135 and a victim’s surcharge of £154 at Hereford Magistrates Court.

Woodhouse previously apologized to the family for the kung fu kick against the snowman that left a three-year-old boy in tears.

He admitted: “I’m the snowman killer, aren’t I?

“I actually had no other reason to kick it. I saw it melt so I thought I’d kick it.

“The snowman was interfering with my work and would melt anyway.

“I apologized to the family. I texted them the day of the explosion [on social media] but they blocked me.

“I lost my job, shagged over a snowman.”

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