Threat to kill over complaint

09-0565-2''Mansfield Magistrates Court
09-0565-2''Mansfield Magistrates Court

A Sutton man threatened to ‘put a hole’ in his neighbour in a dispute over a dog kept at his property.

Mansfield magistrates were told how Jonathan King (23), of Pepper Street, made the motion of a gun with his hand as he shouted the threat from a bedroom window.

Robert Carr, prosecuting, said King had accused the neighbour of reporting him to the district council over his dog.

Simon King, defending, said King and his partner had only been at the property five days when they received a letter from the council about the barking dog.

Said Mr King: “He accepts his words were intemperate.”

King was fined £75 and made to pay a court costs contribution of £45 and a £25 victim surcharge.

A magistrate said his fine was reduced due to his early guilty plea.