Man hit for doorstep urination

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A CARER attacked a party gatecrasher who relieved himself on a doorstep.

Darren Davison saw red after Martin Richardson urinated on the steps of the house.

The 37-year-old denied assault occasioning bodily harm, but was found guilty after a trial at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court.

Debra Jones, prosecuting, said Mr Richardson turned up to the party at about midnight on Boxing Day with one of the invited guests after drinking nine pints at Easington Colliery Club.

Mr Richardson later said he urinated out of the door of the house in Glebe Avenue because someone was in the toilet, agreeing it was an unpleasant act, but was desperate and heavily intoxicated with booze.

He initially denied the act when confronted by partygoers and was attacked after going on to admit it.

During the beating, he fell down the steps and ended up on the ground, with well-built Davison landing a number of blows.

Davison, of Maritime Crescent in Horden, is a carer for his disabled son.

He was sentenced to 24 weeks in custody, suspended for 18 months and was ordered to serve a 12-month community order and 180 hours unpaid work for the attack in 2009.

He also also told to pay Mr Richardson £750 in compensation.