‘He had drunk half a bot­tle of vodka in about one hour’

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in his hand’. A ‘scuf­fle and fight’ broke out be­tween the men in the hall­way and the vic­tim’s liv­ing room.

The pros­e­cu­tor said Mr Golec struck Arn­field three times to the top of his head with the ham­mer to get the de­fen­dant off him be­fore or­der­ing him out of his flat.

Arn­field then threat­ened to re­turn to the flat ‘with his mates for another fight’ be­fore be­ing ar­rested by po­lice.

The court was told that Arn­field found the piece of wood from a dam­aged shed in a back yard.

When the de­fen­dant was taken to a po­lice sta­tion he

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