A MAN was provoked over weeks into an assault which saw a pensioner's arm broken.
Christopher Cooper, 34, of Brewerton Lane, Dewsbury Moor, lost his rag when a wardrobe was smashed up outside his home.
It was the latest incident in an alleged campaign of harassment by a 68-year-old former friend.
He had rubbish left outside his home, vehicles scratched and babies' dummies left on his vehicle.
Cooper had previously ageed to help move a fridge freezer but was unable to do it due to a bad back.
As part of what followed the complainant smashed up the wardrobe outside Cooper's home on July 16 and left it there in pieces.
Leeds Crown Court heard Cooper went to the man's house to remonstrate with him.
But a dispute escalated and Cooper began punching the pensioner about the head repeatedly.
The man suffered a fracture to his right forearm and bruising to his knee and collarbone. His dentures and hearing aid were also broken.
Anastasis Tassou, for Cooper, said: “His aim was to go to the complainant’s property simply to ask him to keep away.
"But when there his temper got the better of him and he fully accepts he assaulted the victim..."
Cooper admitted grievous bodily harm on the pensioner and was jailed for 20 months.
Judge Tom Bayliss QC said: "I accept you were stressed by the situation between you and him.
"But you knew he was vulnerable and chose to attack him in his own home. This was a vicious and sustained attack.
"An assault on a man in his own home is a matter which courts must always take seriously and is a significantly aggravating feature."