A MAN assaulted his neighbour after he complained about noise coming from his flat.
But Robert Hutchinson, of Woodhead Close in Sheepridge, escaped punishment after admitting to pushing Davie Bowie during a heated argument.
Huddersfield magistrates heard that Hutchinson lives in the flat directly above Bowie.
On September 9 Mr Bowie saw Hutchinson, 56, outside one of the flats and shouted him over to speak to him.
The conversation quickly developed into an argument during which Hutchinson pushed his neighbour.
Vanessa Schofield, prosecuting, said that there had been some ‘bad feeling’ between the pair since Mr Bowie complained to the council about Hutchinson’s noise levels.
Andrew Sugden, defending, said: “He accepts that he pushed and prodded him but he was severely provoked.”
Magistrates gave Hutchinson a conditional discharge for 12 months.