A LAVINGTON man who punched, kicked and kneed a neighbour in the head was yesterday committed for sentencing in the District Court at Albury.
Philip George Stirland pleaded guilty in Albury Local Court to entering a dwelling in company with intent to cause actual bodily harm.
Magistrate Tony Murray committed Stirland, 41, of Urana Road, for sentencing in the District Court sittings, starting on April 8.
The court was told that Stirland and two other men were watching television at his unit on May 25 last year after drinking at a hotel.
The victim, who lives next door, had joined them but had an argument with one of the men.
The victim went to his home, and after going inside, he had heard a knock at his door.
He found Stirland and another man standing outside.
Stirland punched the victim in the face and he fell backwards.
Stirland entered the unit and kicked, kneed and stomped on the head of the victim.
The other man told the victim to “have some more” and kicked him several times in the face.
Stirland and the other man left and the victim rang the police and an ambulance.
He was taken to the Albury Base Hospital for treatment for a broken nose, facial bruising and cuts.
Police went to a unit in Hague Street where the second assailant lived.
They found him and Stirland asleep and there was blood on their shoes and pants.
Both were interviewed over the incident and later, both were charged.