[A] MAN has been handed a suspended prison sentence for wounding his next door neighbour with a Man United mug.
Carlisle Crown Court heard that anger over late night loud music boiled over and led to 55-year-old William Robert Winthrop throwing tea over Kieran McDonald.
Mr McDonald turned to walk away but was then hit on the head by Winthrop’s football team mug. This shattered and left him with a nasty gash.
The deep cut was examined at the city’s Cumberland Infirmary by a doctor, who saw part of the broken cup handle was embedded in it.
Winthrop admitted a wounding charge, following the late night incident in January, and was sentenced at the crown court by Judge Peter Davies.
A 12-month jail term was suspended for two years after the judge heard Winthrop had no previous convictions. He had claimed the mug slipped out of his hand as he threw the contents at his neighbour.
Winthrop, of Stanhope Road, Carlisle, was also given a four-month night-time curfew.