A man who pleaded guilty to assaulting his neighbour following an argument over loud music was fined at Rothesay Sheriff Court on Monday.
The court was told that John Edward MacDonald (42) address given as 2C Russell Street had resided within the same close as the complainer for a number of years, and that there had been no issues between them.
On June 10 at around 1am, the complainer was in bed unable to sleep due to loud music coming from an unknown source.
He left his flat and found the music was coming from the accused’s property. After knocking, the complainer heard a male voice saying: “Wait there, you c**t, till I get the key”.
Upon opening the door, MacDonald punched his neighbour on the head and body, knocking him to the ground. The complainer left and contacted police, who arrested the accused.
MacDonald later told police that he had hit the complainer, but only after he’d been grabbed around the throat by him first.
MacDonald was fined £360 for the assault.
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