Man pushed over elderly neighbour

A man who pushed his 84 year-old neighbour causing him to fall and break his collar bone after a row over his dog barking was ordered to pay �200 compensation to his victim.

A man who pushed his 84 year-old neighbour causing him to fall and break his collar bone after a row over his dog barking was ordered to pay �200 compensation to his victim.

Jason West, who was living in Nelson Road North, Great Yarmouth, was annoyed about his neighbour Kenneth Chandler waking him up each morning by feeding the birds in his garden and letting his dog bark for about five minutes, Norwich Crown Court heard on Friday .

Rachel Cushing prosecuting said that West, 35, went round to his elderly neighbour's home and argued with him about the noise.

Mrs Cushing said that during the row Mr Chandler had raised his arms and West then pushed him causing Mr Chandler to fall over in agony.

West, now of Bermondsey Place West, Yarmouth admitted assaulting Mr Chandler and was ordered to pay the victim �200 and given a 12 month community order and 80 hours unpaid work.

Guy Ayers, for West, said that West had little money to spare to pay compensation as he only worked part time and his finances were modest.