Drunk attacked Sunderland hostel worker

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A MAN downed booze in the street then attacked a hostel worker, a court heard.

Christopher Stobbs was refused entry to Camrex House, in Sunderland, where his girlfriend lived and he had previously been a tenant.

The 26-year-old, who had drunk a bottle of Frosty Jack’s cider, launched himself at the night shift worker, a court heard. He pleaded guilty to assault.

Prosecutor Paul Anderson told Sunderland Magistrates’ Court how Stobbs grabbed the man by his neck after he told him he was not allowed in the property.

In interview, Stobbs said he could not remember anything until an officer was handcuffing him.

Defending, Brian Chapman said Stobbs, of Masefield Drive, South Shields, was “ashamed” of what he had done.

Sentencing was adjourned for probation reports.