Last night there was a special meeting of Anston parish council, an electors meeting. As usual, there were many fine examples of bad behaviour. This was tolerated by the Chairman, Dominic Beck.
The real fireworks erupted once the meeting was closed however, when a clearly agitated Mr Brindley, made a bee line from across the room and squared up to parish councillor Thornton.
Mr Brindley waved a rolled up newspaper at Mr Thornton’s face and was reported to have been visibly shaking with anger when Mr Brindley repeatedly stated “you need sorting!” This was accompanied by attempted physical intimidation, Mr Brindley was by now very agitated indeed and actually struck Mr Thornton three times across his cheek!
When attempting to strike for a fourth time, Mr Thornton pushed Mr Brindley back, with his open right hand to prevent further physical assault upon his person, this was then followed by an accusation that Mr Thornton had assaulted him and the police were called!
The rest of this sorry tale will be told once the police have completed their investigations.
You simply couldn’t make it up!
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