Neigh­bour feud leads to the dock

Dad ad­mits abuse and as­sault

Lennox Herald - - NEWS - Court reporter

A neigh­bour feud saw a dad at­tack a man in the street.

John Rhee pushed the man, which sent him crash­ing against a parked car and fall­ing to the ground.

In an­other in­ci­dent the 20-year-old, of King Ed­ward Street, Alexan­dria, sub­jected a mother to a bar­rage of abuse, ac­cus­ing her of tak­ing too long to carry a pram up four flights of stairs.

Rhee ap­peared at Dumbarton Sher­iff Court and pled guilty to three charges in­volv­ing neigh­bours who be­long to the same fam­ily.

Scott Simp­son, fis­cal de­pute, said the in­ci­dent in­volv­ing the mum took place on June 5 in a block of flats in McColl Av­enue, Tul­lichewan, where Rhee used to live.

He said: “One of the neigh­bours re­turned home at about 3pm with her in­fant son.

“On en­ter­ing the com­mon close she was met by her aunt, who was as­sist­ing in tak­ing the pram up four flights of stairs.”

Rhee was wait­ing to pass the women when he be­came ir­ri­tated at the time they were tak­ing with the pram, shout­ing and swear­ing at them.

Mr Simp­son said: “He was asked to stop shout­ing as it might wake up the child and the ac­cused stated ‘you’re a slag and skin­ny­faced, dy­ing cow and a sket’.”

Rhee then made a cut throat ges­ture to­wards an­other man and chal­lenged him to go down­stairs for a square go.

Po­lice ar­rived a short time later and traced him nearby.

Rhee was back in trouble on De­cem­ber 22 for shout­ing and swear­ing at a group on Bank Street. He pushed one of the men, caus­ing him to fall against a parked car.

Lau­ren Kerr, de­fend­ing, said Rhee was sleep-de­prived when he made the re­marks to the mum.

She said: “They had brought home a new baby, which was only a few days old. There had been very lit­tle sleep. “He says he was the one in the wrong. “Mr Rhee and his part­ner had been hav­ing dif­fi­cul­ties with neigh­bours at the ad­dress for some time.”

The group in the De­cem­ber in­ci­dent were mem­bers of the same fam­ily, she said.

Rhee and his part­ner moved to a new ad­dress in Alexan­dria be­cause of the dif­fi­cul­ties they had been hav­ing.

Sher­iff Si­mon Pen­der sen­tenced him to a community pay­back or­der with 270 hours of un­paid work and 12 months su­per­vi­sion.

He had dif­fi­cul­ties with neigh­bours

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