Neighbour in court after loud music sparks row at Plymouth flat
A MAN made a homophobic remark about a neighbour as a row about loud music boiled over, a court heard.
Anthony Davies, 46, made the indecent comment to the man who complained about noise coming from the flat where he was then staying, Plymouth magistrates were told.
Davies, now staying at Neswick Street, Stonehouse, admitted threatening behaviour on June 20.
Eoin McCarthy, for the Crown Prosecution Service, said Davies and his former next-door neighbour had "issues" about the playing of music late at night.
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He added the pair had a "gentleman's agreement" that music would not be played after 11pm.
Mr McCarthy said the neighbour went to complain about music coming from the house after 11pm on June 20.
He added Davies became angry and made an indecent homophobic remark.
Mr McCarthy said: "He was fully aware of the complainant's sexual bias."
Stephen Walker, for Davies, said he had a "significant alcohol issue" and was already receiving treatment for the problem under an existing court order imposed for an assault.
He added the offence occurred at his partner's address where he was no longer living.
Mr Walker said he was "sofa-surfing" and would rather be in prison where he had accommodation and was given medication.
He added he was being reassessed for his benefits.
Magistrates gave him a six-month conditional discharge.