A MAN has been told to address his anger management issues after an attack on a friend he was drinking with shortly before Christmas.

Durham Crown Court heard that Callum Shaw took exception to a comment made by one of two other men drinking at his home in Consett, on December 22.

Mark Giuliani, prosecuting, said while being held in a headlock by his opponent, Shaw thrust a mug and then a pint glass into his head, which was later treated with nine staple stitches.

When police arrived he was abusive and “tensed up” when he was being arrested.

Shaw, 26, now of Woodland Close, Bearpark, admitted assault causing actual bodily harm and resisting arrest.

Michael Hodson, mitigating, said it was his client who rang the police and he always accepted responsibility.

Judge Jonathan Carroll told Shaw he needs to address his anger issues and alcohol consumption.

He imposed a 14-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, with 180-hours’ unpaid work and 20 probation-led activity days.