30/10/10 Neighbour punched

Neighbour punched

A ROOFER threatened his former foster father and punched a neighbour who tried to intervene, a court heard.

Joe Devries, 22, of Boston, pleaded guilty before Lincoln Magistrates’ Court yesterday after the assault in Ferry Road, Fiskerton, near Lincoln, on August 22.

In mitigation, Andrew Kerrigan, said there were “unresolved issues” between Devries and his former foster father David Wells.

He said: “He got out of hand in what was said and in striking out at the neighbour.”

Devries was ordered to pay £340, including £75 compensation to Lawrence Nicoll, the neighbour.