Rothpol’s thanks go to our intrepid spotter for this story from the Mail. Despite being the front page lead in this weeks Advertiser, nothing yet up online, pity!
Former councillor beat elderly neighbour, 80, with his crutch as he lay on the ground in row over wheelie bins and grass cutting
- Barry Ross, 66, attacked Malcolm Daniel, 80, in Ravenfield, South Yorkshire
- Had he been younger, Ross would have received a jail term, the judge said
- Ross was handed a four month curfew and a restraining order
- Mr Daniel’s daughter said he was not ‘the same person since the attack’
By Alex Ward
PUBLISHED: 10:02, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 10:55, 1 March 2013
A former councillor has been spared jail after beating his 80-year-old neighbour with a crutch in a row over cleaning wheelie bins and cutting grass.
Barry Ross, 66, was instead given a curfew after hitting Malcolm Daniel three times as he lay on the ground after falling over during the attack.
Elderly neighbours in Ravenfield, Rotherham, have started a petition to order the eviction of Ross because they see him as a nuisance and say they are afraid of him. Read on……..