Thursday, 5 March 2009

Local Tory councillor accused of punching neighbour

From the Leicester Mercury, Thursday March 5th, 2009:

A Tory councillor allegedly punched his neighbour in a longstanding feud.
Geraint Jones lost his temper and stormed up to the man "screaming and shouting", before punching him in the head, a court heard.
Hinckley Magistrates' Court was told the men had been arguing for years about neighbour Anthony Harrison having access to his home across Jones's property.
The argument flared when Mr Harrison walked across Jones's property to unload bags of granite chippings outside his home.
He said Jones hurled verbal abuse, then traced him to a nearby house where he was working and hit him.
Jones (61), a North West Leicestershire District councillor, denies assault.
Mr Harrison, a 47-year-old roofer who lives next door to him in Tamworth Road, Ashby, said the punch was thrown two hours later, as he worked at a house in Nottingham Road.
He admitted they had fought before, and that he had beaten up Jones while defending himself in the past.
On this occasion, he said the punch came out of the blue.

Rest of article HERE

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