A BOUNDARY dispute between two aged folks turned violent when one was sweeping up leaves, York Crown Court docket heard.
Retired instructor Lewis Maxwell Graham, 77, broke his 76-year-old neighbour’s wrist and left her with “irreversible” accidents, mentioned Brooke Morrison, prosecuting.
He’s now confined inside his dwelling throughout the day for the remainder of the summer season.
“I’d have thought at your age and her age you need to be capable to kind issues out amicably,” Choose Simon Hickey informed Graham.
“You’re a retired instructor. I’d have thought you had plenty of frequent sense.”
York Crown Court docket heard the 2 have lived subsequent door to one another for greater than 20 years.
Graham, of Glaisdale close to Whitby, pleaded responsible to grievous bodily hurt and was given an eight-month jail sentence on situation he observe a two-month day by day curfew from 10am to 5pm.
He should additionally pay £500 compensation to the girl and £200 prosecution prices.
Ms Morrison mentioned one other neighbour was serving to the girl trim bushes on her land on December 1 when leaves fell onto Graham’s drive.
She was allowed to go on the drive to brush up leaves and did so.
After a couple of minutes, Graham got here out of his home angrily and pushed her over, breaking her wrists and inflicting her intense ache in her decrease again.
Defence solicitor advocate Graham Parkin mentioned the girl might solely go on the drive if she bought permission upfront from the retired instructor.
That day she didn’t have permission. The solicitor alleged she was damaging a wall Graham had constructed.
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