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A MAN left his neighbour with a broken nose after a row over loud music.

Andrew Moore was angry that someone had called the police over parties he was having when he was staying with Margaret Johnson in Osborne Road, Southsea.

When he saw teacher John Hailes leaving his flat in the same building Moore accused him of being the one who called the police, Portsmouth Crown Court heard.

Prosecutor Simon Foster said: ‘Mr Moore told him “if you have got any problem then come to us”.

‘The defendant became angry. He started jumping up and saying he was a boxer and he wanted a fight.

‘Mr Hailes stepped away from it.

‘The defendant launched forward and punched Mr Hailes once and sent him flying back.’

Moore, 42, of Milton Road, Milton, pleaded guilty to common assault yesterday.

Judge Richard Price gave him a 12 month community order and ordered him to pay £250 in compensation to his victim.