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Neighbour dispute led to assault in Inverness flat car park

By Richard McLaughlin

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Sheriff Ian Cruickshank.
Sheriff Ian Cruickshank.

A ROW between Inverness neighbours led to one man striking the other in the head after screaming at him for blocking his car in with a work van.

Inverness Sheriff Court heard Zsolt Vaczy (41) finally snapped on June 3 following a string of disputes with the man who lived in the flat next door.

The court heard the man had parked up behind Vaczy’s parking spot again and he had screamed at him then punched him to the head outside their homes in the city’s Portland Place.

Fiscal depute Emma MacEwan said: “The complainer had returned home from his work and had been exiting his vehicle after parking up.

“As he did he heard a scream.

“He turned and saw the accused behind him.

“The complainer had raised his arm and was hit in the arm and face.”

The court heard Vaczy, whose court papers state he still lives at the address despite it being understood he has since moved, then ran away from the scene and the police and an ambulance were called.

The victim was treated in hospital for a cut on his arm and face.

Defence agent Willie Young said his client, a former delivery driver, had issues with the general behaviour of his neighbour.

Mr Young said these included a dog barking through the night, a number of noisy parties and the parking situation.

Mr Young said: “There had been a number of matters arising that had prompted Mr Vaczy to make complaints to the complainer’s landlord about his behaviour.

“He had tried to resolve the issues on a number of occasions but was met with abuse.

“It is a matter of regret that he finds himself in court.”

Sheriff Ian Cruickshank fined Vaczy £350 for the assault, which he admitted.

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