[A] CARLISLE pensioner has been banned from speaking to his neighbour after causing trouble outside her home.
Anthony Brian Davies, a 75-year-old former RAF serviceman, was sentenced at the city’s magistrates’ court after committing three offences in the Upperby area on the afternoon of June 3.
Concern over the taking of photographs led Davies’ neighbour, Catherine McGovern, and her daughter, Danielle Kennedy, to go outside.
When asked to stop taking pictures, Davies responded aggressively. He picked up a metal shovel and swung it towards Ms Kennedy before hurling it at her mother’s feet. The pensioner then tried punching Ms Kennedy, striking one blow to her arm although no injury was caused.
When arrested, Davies, of Scalegate Road, Carlisle, kicked out and struck the chest of a police officer, who was also unhurt.
Davies admitted charges of common assault, assault by beating and assaulting a PC, although stated in court he couldn’t remember what had happened.
After hearing mitigation and details of Davies’ background, magistrates imposed a 12-month community order, comprising rehabilitation, and an £80 fine. He was also banned from contacting and speaking to both women in any way for a year.