Affray after house party lands father-of-three before courts

Preston Crown Court
Preston Crown Court
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A MAN who was thrown out of a party at his home for being abusive to his partner turned aggressive, a court has heard.

Gary Crichton, 28, of Franklands Drive, Ribbleton, Preston, was heard by guests insulting and threatening his partner, Preston Crown Court heard.

The father-of-three admitted affray.

Prosecuting, Claire Larton said: “In the early hours of January 17 the defendant was at a party at Franklands Drive. It was the home address of his partner .

“It appears at 6.30am there was an argument between them in which he was heard by guests calling her and making threats to ‘smash her face in’.

“The guests asked him to leave the property. He did so, but he continued to be abusive outside.

“He was banging on door, and shouting further abuse.

“He was told repeatedly to go away.

“Eventually, the police were contacted by someone else.”

The court heard Crichton was arrested and interviewed, but struggled to answer questions, saying he had “a limited recollection.”

Defending, Sharon Watson said: “This is shouting and swearing outside his own front door. The house owner was his partner and they live there together, so it was his home address as well.

“It was over very quickly and he’s pleaded guilty.”

Judge Recorder Alldiss imposed 12 months supervision.