Man hit with rolling pin at party, Sunderland court told

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A MAN was arrested when he lost his temper after he claimed he was assaulted with a rolling pin at a house party.

David Binks had been a guest at a party in Sunderland Street, Houghton, when he got into trouble with the police, Sunderland magistrates heard.

Another guest allegedly struck the 30-year-old on the knuckles with a rolling pin while he was standing in the kitchen, the court heard.

Prosecutor Glenda Beck said police were called to the scene of a reported disturbance at 10.39pm on February 27. “Mr Binks was seen emerging from the property. He seemed drunk and was shouting in an aggressive manner towards the open front door.

“He was swearing and shouting ‘come outside and I’ll fight you’.”

Ms Beck said officers could see Binks had an injury to his hand, which looked scratched and caked in blood.

He was warned about his behaviour, but continued to shout and, after being warned a second time, was arrested.

Binks, of Houghtonside, Houghton, admitted being drunk and disorderly.

Gerry Scott, defending, said: “He was at a house party as an invited guest. He has consumed alcohol. He had a bruised and bloodied hand, because, he has been standing in the kitchen and another party-goer has hit him with a rolling pin.

“Both of them are ejected and he has emerged from the house party and he can’t explain to police what is happening.

“He is upset and his hand is throbbing. It is unfortunate because he is the victim of the incident, but he hasn’t contained his temper as he has left the house.”

Binks was fined £37 and told to pay £40 costs and a £20 surcharge.