In a drunken rage a 40-year-old man stabbed a door in his house with an army knife, Craigavon Magistrates Court heard last Friday.
Peter Nadybal, Drumellan Court, Craigavon, was sentenced to two months in custody, suspended for 12 months, for unlawful damage to a door on June 7 this year.
The court heard that during a domestic incident damage was caused to a toilet door with a knife.
A barrister representing the defendant said he had been teetotal for four years but on this occasion had taken a few drinks and was on medication which made him more intoxicated than he intended. He explained that Nadybal used the knife at his work and kept it in his work trousers.
The lawyer added that he had not closed the knife properly and cut his leg. This hurt him and he then damaged the door. He said that Nadybal intended to buy and fit a new door.
District Judge, Mr Mervyn Bates, said he was concerned about the defendant’s record which contained an entry for assault.
He described this as an ‘angry fit’.