A MAN “flipped” after his wife told him to go to bed and sober up.

Blackburn magistrates heard Leigh Andrew Denton stormed off shouting and banging and eventually damaged some wardrobe doors.

The court was told the incident was sparked by her discovery of a text message on his phone which she said was flirting and he described as banter.

Denton, 35, of William Street, Colne, pleaded guilty to criminal damage.

He was given a conditional discharge for six months and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said there were five children in the house and one of the wardrobe doors landed on top of one of them.

“Since making her statement his wife has said she no longer wishes to proceed,” said Miss Allan.

John Rusius, defending, said the couple had been married for 15 years and were generally a “good team”.

“She never wanted him to be appearing in court,” said Mr Rusius.