A CARLISLE man has been handed a suspended prison sentence for attacking his Carlisle neighbour during a late night row.
Kenneth Devlin, 61, knocked Ellen Moorhead to the ground twice as a confrontation between them turned violent on May 7 last year. Miss Moorhead suffered grazes, significant bruising and fractured a bone in her upper arm as she fell following Devlin’s second strike.
At Carlisle Crown Court he pleaded guilty to assaulting Miss Moorhead, causing her actual bodily harm. Judge Tony Lancaster heard Devlin had been subject to some provocation before lashing out and was sorry for the attack.
Having considered mitigation, Judge Lancaster suspended a five-month prison sentence for a year.
Devlin, of Peel Street, Carlisle, was also made subject to a 10-day rehabilitation activity requirement.