An uninvited guest refused to leave a housewarming party and stripped down to his boxer shorts before knocking the host unconscious.
Expectant dad Andrew Black, 19, was one of six unwanted party crashers who arrived at the victim’s home in Washington on September 5, Sunderland magistrates heard.
The party became increasingly loud at that point, Mr Manning started to ask people to leave. The uninvited guests refused and locked themselves in the bathroom. Mr Black became abusive and aggressive and stripped down to his boxer shorts and shouted ‘frisky frisky’Gary Fothergill, prosecuting
Prosecutor Gary Fothergill said 15 guests were already at the house when the group arrived and things got out of hand.
He said: “The party became increasingly loud at that point, the host started to ask people to leave but the uninvited guests refused and locked themselves in the bathroom.
“Mr Black became abusive and aggressive and stripped down to his boxer shorts and shouted ‘frisky frisky’.”
Black eventually left, telling the host: “Watch your back. Get back in the house or I’m going to belt you”, the court heard.
As the man stood in the garden speaking to his next door neighbour, Black returned.
Mr Fothergill said: “Black threw a punch which connected with his left eye. The man told police the next thing he remembers is a police officer shining a torch in his eyes.”
The victim said in a victim statement: “I’m extremely shocked that someone that I allowed into my home has attacked me,” adding that his one-year-old daughter was frightened of his facial inuries, which included a black eye and suspected fractured cheek.
A neighbour who witnessed the incident said it looked as though the injured man was having a fit as he lay on the ground after the assault.
Black, of Laurens Court, Concord, was arrested and told police he had been angered when someone at the party accused him of stealing their phone and claimed a woman with a knife had chased him down the street.
He pleaded guilty to assault, which happened while Black was subject to a community order after being convicted of an earlier assault, which happened in June.
Jason Smith, defending, said production line worker Black is about to become a parent.
“He is deeply remorseful for his actions that night. He accepts there was no justification.”
Sentencing Black to three months’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months, District Judge Helen Cousins said: “You can’t go around beating people up for no reason in an unprovoked manner and this is your second assault in two months.”
Black was also told to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work and 30 days of specified activity. He was told to pay £250 in compensation to his victim, £85 costs and £150 criminal courts charge.