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