Man hit out over ‘bald’ jibe in Barrow pub
Published at 16:51, Tuesday, 07 August 2012
A MAN became so upset at being teased by a workmate about his bald head that he hit him over the head with a pool cue in a Barrow pub.
Paul Durrant struck the other man just behind the ear.
The cue snapped during the violent outburst at the Ambrose Hotel in Duke Street.
The attack caused a two-inch head cut which needed treating with six staples.
Durrant, 52, of Wolvercote Road, Greenwich, London, was given a suspended prison term when he appeared before a judge at Preston Crown Court.
He had pleaded guilty to a charge of wounding.
The offence dated back to October 11 last year.
Mr Keith Thomas, prosecuting, said the victim, Anthony Harrison, and Durrant had been part of the same team of workmen on premises in Barrow.
At the time of the offence they were having a drink and playing pool at the Ambose Hotel.
During the evening, Mr Harrison put on a Halloween suit and made a joke about it.
The two men were playing pool and Durrant was about to take a shot when Mr Harrison made a joke about the defendant’s bald head.
Mr Thomas told the court “It would appear the defendant then missed his shot, turned round and holding the thin end of the pool cue, struck Mr Harrison once to his head, to the left side of the head. The cue snapped.”
Mr David Traynor, defending, suggested his client had been subjected to a course of taunts and abuse over a period of time.
He said: “He asked him directly to stop doing it.
“He had also made complaints to his employer, but the behaviour continued.
“It also happened on this occasion. He lost control.”
Durrant was sentenced to six months in prison, suspended for 18 months, with six months supervision and anger management sessions.
He was fined £500 with £425 costs and told to pay £200 compensation, plus a £15 victim surcharge.
Judge Robert Altham told him: “Hitting someone to the head with a length of wood, as I am sure you know, can cause real damage.”
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