A DRUNKEN Isle of Wight man who had a row with his partner after a wake, hurled a brick through a neighbour's window, a court heard.

John Benjamin, of Chinchen Close, East Cowes, admitted causing criminal damage on September 24 last year, at the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court.

At 9.23pm, police were called to a neighbour's address following a report Benjamin was drunk and had hurled a brick through a window.

Earlier that evening, Benjamin had a heated row with his partner, who fled their home, the bench was told.

He followed her to another address in the same street, continued the argument with her and the householder, then smashed the window.

The damage to the window, which belonged to the Southern Housing Group, was worth £197.36.

"It was a revenge attack, aggravated by the fact he was drunk," said Liz Miller, prosecuting.

For Benjamin, Barry Arnett said his client and partner had been grieving from the loss of a close friend and had been drinking.

Disputing it had been a revenge attack, Mr Arnett explained the couple — who had been together 11 years — drank alcohol at the friend's wake.

Magistrates ordered Benjamin to pay compensation of £197.36.