Laundry row ends in court

Blackpool Magistrates' Court
Blackpool Magistrates' Court
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A man ended up in the dock after police were called to his home to sort out a row over a washing machine temperature setting.

Christian Sykes, 33, of Watson Road, Blackpool admitted breaching the peace.

He was bound over for a year in the sum of £100 by District Judge Jeff Brailsford, sitting at Blackpool Magistrates Court, who told him: “It is astonishing you should end up in custody for this.

“Don’t let it happen again.”

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said: “There had been a row over the temperature setting on the washing machine. It got heated, and Sykes ended up pulling a door off its hinges.

“When he refused a police request to leave the home and calm down, he was arrested.”

Sykes had nothing to say in court.