A “MEAN” burglar broke into a disabled woman’s home and stole a games console controller.

Gary Hocking raided the property in Sompting at the home of his former friend.

Victim Angela Ord was at home and asked him to leave, but he refused, instead going into a room to steal the Playstation 4 device.

Later, he raided a shed in Upper Brighton Road, Lancing to steal gardening tools.

When arrested, the 34-year-old tried to headbutt one officer and kicked another and shouted: “You c**** I’m going to kill you.”

At Hove Crown Court Hocking admitted burglary, theft, two counts of assaulting an emergency worker, and using threatening or abusive behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

Jonathan Atkinson, prosecuting, said the incidents unfolded on July 24 last year.

He said: “Angela Ord heard a man’s voice asking ‘is AJ there’, and realised he had entered the property. The defendant used to be friends with her son.

“She told him to leave, he refused, and grabbed a Playstation controller before leaving.”

In a victim personal statement, Ms Ord’s son Nicholas revealed that it has made her feel unsafe in her own home.

The next day Hocking raided a shed in Upper Brighton Road, Lancing, stealing a pressure washer steam cleaner, a petrol strimmer and a hedge trimmer.

Giles Morrison, defending, said his client has worked to turn his life around, becoming drug free.

He said Hocking’s drug addiction stems from seeing his best friend Tommy Ramshaw, 20, killed by a train at a level crossing in July 2016.

Previously The Argus reported how Hocking told an inquest that Tommy had got inpatient and decided to cross after their night out to the pub with another pal.

The two of them pulled apart the barriers so they could squeeze through while the other friend remained on the other side, rolling a cigarette.

When midway across, the train driver, travelling at 68mph, spotted the two men on the track and sounded the horn.

But the train clipped Mr Ramshaw and he died from his injuries.

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Mr Morrison said his client had been living a chaotic lifestyle since the tragedy but said his client is focused on staying drug and alcohol free.

The judge, Record Sarah Elliott QC, said: “These are really mean offences. To go into the mother’s home of someone who was your friend, a woman who has got a carer’s aid call button, and to put her in fear in that way is really mean.”

But the judge said there is a realistic prospect of rehabilitation.

Hocking, of Millfield, Sompting, was given a one-year suspended sentence and was told he must be abstinent from alcohol or drugs for 30 days.

He must also complete 20 rehabilitation sessions and was put under a restraining order for two years.