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Man fined for three assaults at Saltney house party

A MAN who bit two people at a party and assaulted his own mum has been fined £400.

Flintshire Magistrates Court heard how the birthday celebration ended in violence, and defendant Keith John Crossett admitted three assault charges.

He bit one man’s face twice and bit another man on the leg before assaulting his mum, who was throwing the party at her home in Saltney.

Crossett was placed on a 12-month community order, with 150 hours unpaid work. He told also told to pay £300 compensation and £100 court costs.

Justin Espie, prosecuting, said the defendant’s mother Carol Walshaw had organised the party for a friend on July 30 at her home in Boundary Lane.

At one stage the defendant, who was said to be acting provocatively, shouted at Ms Walshaw, grabbed her arms, pushed her down on a sofa and held her down. Others intervened and pulled him away.

He appeared to calm down but later in the kitchen he pushed a man off his chair and struggled with him on the floor before biting his face twice. While a second man was trying to restrain him Crossett bit him on the leg.

The two victims had to have treatment as a precaution against hepatitis B, magistrates were told last week.

Christine Redmond, defending, said Crossett, 26, of Halton Lodge, Runcorn, had been drinking and suffered from epilepsy.

She told the court he had been in care since the age of eight and his relationship with his mother had completely broken down.