Row between neighbours lands man in court with a fine

The hearing took place in Wales

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A ROW between neighbours ended in a man being arrested and taken to court.

Gerald Walton and Leanne Davies have been in an ongoing argument, with Walton claiming his neighbour makes too much noise banging doors.

The row got out of hand after Ms Davies let her dog out into her garden in the early hours of the morning.

The next day, as she was chatting to another woman in a communal area of their flats in Puffin Walk, Wecock Farm, Walton spotted her and began shouting and swearing at her, threatening her with violence.

The 50-year-old was arrested and pleaded guilty to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour to cause fear of violence.

Adrian Dodd, defending, said: ‘My client acknowledges that he should have gone to the council about this because he is fed up with Ms Davies and the noise.

‘He acknowledges using the language. He has had a long-standing issue with Ms Davies. He shouldn’t have used that language.’

He added: ‘It’s a very brief confrontation. It’s unlikely to be repeated.’

He was fined £110 and told to pay £40 in costs.

Chairman of the bench Stephen Waller said: ‘This was not a very nice incident. The language you used was unacceptable.’

The court decided not to make a restraining order because of how close they live to each other.