Dispute between neighbours ends in violence
A DISPUTE between two warring neighbours got out of hand and left one of them needing hospital treatment, a court heard.
Luke Bennett, 24, of Melrose Way, Grimsby, admitted assaulting Robin Wilkins, causing actual bodily harm, and damaging property on November 20.
Stephen Welch, prosecuting, told Grimsby Crown Court that there had been several previous run-ins between Bennett and his 41-year-old neighbour, which had not led to criminal proceedings. The pair were outside their flats, near the communal bins, when Bennett shouted: "What are you looking at? I am going to have you".
Mr Wilkins hurled a large rock at Bennett from a rockery, narrowly missing him.
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Bennett punched the window of his neighbour's flat before punching him in the face.
He threw stones that had fallen down from pebble-dashed walls and these hit the other man's forehead.
Mr Wilkins fell to the ground and suffered a gash to his head. Bennett called an ambulance and waited with him until it arrived.
James McLernon, mitigating, said the pair had never seen "eye to eye" and Bennett's response to the rock being thrown was wholly unjustified.
Recorder Taryn Turner told Bennett: "You both behaved in an appalling way."
Bennett was given three months' supervision and 150 hours' unpaid work.