A DAD-OF-FOUR has been jailed for 30 months after dislocating his neighbour’s shoulder in a row over a bottle of vodka.
Speaking through an interpreter, Piotr Brzozowski, 30, admitted punching and kicking David Lyon and biting Mr Lyon’s partner, Kimberley Lewis, outside his home in Douglas Street, Preston.
The court heard Brzozowski and his wife Marta had invited their neighbours over for drinks. Mr Lyon had brought a bottle of vodka which he said was full when he arrived but at around 2am the bottle was almost empty – despite Mr Lyon claiming he had only had around two double measures.
An argument broke out and Mr Lyon accused his neighbour of drinking all his vodka .
Brzozowski ordered his neighbours out of the house but outside he started punching and kicking Mr Lyon.
Mrs Lewis jumped on to Brzozowski’s back in an attempt to pull him off her partner but Mr Lyon fell to the floor where Brzozowski continued the attack.
As Mrs Lewis continued to try and pull her neighbour away, Brzozowski sunk his teeth into her arm.
Mr Lyon suffered a dislocated shoulder along with bruises to his head and face.
Preston Crown Court heard Brzozowski has no previous convictions and works to support his wife and four children.
Recorder Paul O’Brien, sentencing, said: “You are a family man with four children - very young children too. There is no doubt this was out of character for you. It might not have occurred had it not been for the drink you had taken but these are serious offences.”
The judge handed him a 26 month sentence for wounding and a further four months in respect of the assault on Mrs Lewis.