Sunderland man left sister bleeding after brutal headbutt attack

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A BROTHER smashed his sister’s front door in a drunken rage and headbutted her in the face leaving her bleeding during a drunken argument.

Wayne Carr arrived at the Pallion home of his sister Marie and her partner in the early hours of Sunday, September 14, while the couple were out, Sunderland magistrates heard.

Prosecutor Ian Simpson said that when the pair returned home at 12.30am, Carr, 25, was already there and was ‘extremely drunk’.

“He is asked to leave and has refused to leave,” Mr Simpson said. “This led to a heated argument about the defendant’s previous behaviour.

“The conversation continued to be heated. Wayne stood up and came face to face with his sister. He pulled his head back and headbutted her to the face which caused her to fall to the floor.”

The victim suffered a bloody and sore nose and, with the help of her partner, they managed to get Carr out of the property.

“The defendant was kicking at the door with force causing it to be damaged,” Mr Simpson added.

Police were called and Carr, of Pallion Park, was arrested. He pleaded guilty to assault and criminal damage.

Marie Carr said in a statement read out in court: “The incident left me feeling very angry. My brother came to my house and assaulted me and caused damage.”

Susan Gray, defending, said: “Mr Carr is thoroughly ashamed of his behaviour on this occasion, particularly because it was his sister who was the injured party.”

Ms Gray said a ‘scuffle’ had happened after an argument began over the reasons why her client had been denied contact with his six-year-old daughter over Christmas.

“His sister has been in touch with him and has been able to apologise to her,” Ms Gray added. “He has been able to make amends.”

The bench asked the Probation Service to prepare a pre-sentence report and Carr will be sentenced on February 2.