Neighbours feud leads to £1250 fine
A neighbourhood dispute led to threats to burn a house down and a man getting a black eye, Dunfermline Sheriff Court has heard.
Two incidents within three days resulted in Samuel Rockell (25), of Eastercraig Gardens, Saline, appearing in the dock.
He had reacted badly after hearing threats had been made to his mother by her neighbour and took matters into his own hands.
He admitted that on 7th November at Admiralty Road, Rosyth, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by making threats of violence and threatened to burn down a man’s home.
He seized hold of the man, struggled with him, whereby both of them fell to the ground.
He also admitted that on 10th November at Admiralty Road, Rosyth, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing and repeatedly banging and kicking on the door, causing damage to it.
Defence solicitor Sarah Meehan said, “This behaviour was out of character and the background is a neighbour dispute between Mr Rockell’s mother and the complainer who lives next door to her.
“The dispute has been going on for a number of years and involves noise complaints from his mother.”
Sheriff Robert Dickson fined Rockell a total of £1250.o