A MAN was attacked with a 'flurry' of blows during a late-night row over loud music at an Oxford block of flats, a court heard.

During the alleged violence prosecutors said that Craig Hanley attacked his victim after storming out of a home wearing only his boxers.

The 31-year-old of William Lucy Way, Oxford, denies one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

His trial at Oxford Crown Court got under way yesterday.

Outlining the case to the jury prosecutor Alexandra Bull said the incident of violence took place at flats in Jericho in the early hours of September 22 2018.

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The alleged victim in the case had been out in Oxford with his partner and others before returning at about 2am.

Ms Bull said the intention was to have a 'quiet drink in the flat.'

At one stage the alleged victim went downstairs with another man who was having a cigarette.

Prosecutors said that it was then that 'without warning' Hanley 'came storming out' a ground floor flat in his boxer shorts.

The jury heard that he went on to shout 'it's three o' clock in the f***ing morning, I have got two kids in there, turn the f***ing music off.'

Ms Bull said that the two men apologised and said there was no music being played.

The court heard that as the row continued Hanley went into the alleged victim's flat and again asked to turn the music off.

The alleged victim, it was claimed, asked Hanley to leave or the police would be called and it was then that the violence began.

The alleged violence was described as repeated punching to his head and a 'flurry of quick punches.'

Jurors were also told that when he was interviewed about the alleged violence Hanley claimed that he had been attacked and that he had acted in 'self-defence.'

Hanley denies the single count and the trial continues.