Man brutally battered housemate in row over what to watch on TV

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A MAN who attacked his housemate in an argument over what programme to watch on TV has been jailed.

Lee Robson was living with Terence Young, in Marsden Avenue, Whitburn, when he repeatedly punched him in the face after they couldn’t agree on what to watch .

Robson, 27, felt he should be able to choose as he had put money on the electricity card that day.

Sue Hirst, prosecuting, Told Newcastle Crown Court: “Mr Young had something to drink but he wasn’t drunk. The defendant was extremely drunk and an argument broke out about what television channel they were going to watch.

“He felt he was able to choose the channel as he had put money on the electricity card that day.

“The defendant became aggressive and punched Mr Young in the face four or five times.”

Mr Young suffered fractures of the right cheek and had surgery to re position the bone at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Robson pleaded guilty to GBH. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison.