A County Durham "neighbour from hell" left a dad "covered in blood" after assaulting him with "broken glass".

Robert Jordan made the lives of his neighbours "so, so difficult" and caused injuries to one man during an altercation on May 29.

The 45-year-old struck the man with "broken glass", leaving one "deep laceration" and requiring him to seek hospital treatment.

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Jordan appeared at Durham Crown Court on Thursday via link from HMP Durham to be sentenced for wounding with intent and two charges of causing fear of violence.

During a prosecution opening by Stuart Graham, the court was told that following the assault, the victim was left with four lacerations, most of which were "shallow".

But the man's autistic son also saw him as he was "covered in blood", the court heard.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment for injuries to the back of his head and temple area.

The court heard that "all but one" of the injures were "relatively shallow", but one injury was described as a "deep laceration".

Jennifer Coxon, defending Jordan, said he suffered from "some mental health issues" before Judge Ray Singh passed sentence.

The Judge said: "With broken glass you continued to strike him on the front, back, and side of his hands.

"There were also a number of punches inflicted on yourself, a similar justice was inflicted on you."

He said that the injuries inflicted on the dad were "likely to leave some element of scarring" and said he made the lives of his neighbours "so, so difficult", who described him as a "neighbour from hell".

Judge Singh sentenced Jordan, of Holborn Close, Esh Winning, to seven months in prison, which was suspended for two years.

He must also undertake 35 rehabilitation activity days and was made subject of a 120 day alcohol subsistence order.

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