Snow fight neighbour jailed over knife attack
A THUG who beat his neighbour with a metal truncheon and stabbed him in the shoulder in a row over SNOW outside their homes has been jailed.
Peter Wilkins, 27, had spent an hour clearing the snow when Lee Edwards arrived on a quad bike with his daughter on the front.
Mr Wilkins accused him of ruining his good work and confronted him with a shovel and swore at him.
Dad-of-two Edwards, 34, stormed off, leaving Mr Wilkins’s drive in a mess in Maidstone, Kent.
But after drinking he returned later that night, armed with the truncheon and a knife.
Edwards accused Mr Wilkins of swearing in front of his daughter and then set about him as he got out of his car.
The defenceless man was beaten to the ground and struck across his hand, arm and collar bone with the metal bar.
Edwards then stabbed him in the shoulder before running off.
Edwards, of Maidstone, Kent, was jailed for seven years at the city’s Crown Court.
Recorder Andrew Moran QC said it was “a horrendous, if isolated incident” fuelled by alcohol.