A BAD relationship between two neighbours resulted in a violent assault in Cambus.

Alan Kennedy repeatedly struck a man with a car door before punching and kicking him.

Kennedy, 46, of Main Street, Cambus, appeared for sentencing at Alloa Sheriff Court.

He admitted that on August 8, 2020 at a neighbouring property in Main Street, he assaulted a man, repeatedly struck him with a car door, lunged at him, pushed him to the ground, repeatedly punched him on the head and body and kicked him on the body, all to his injury.

The delay in dealing with the matter was the result of Kennedy failing to attend for trial and a warrant had been granted.

Defence solicitor Kelly Howe said her client had regularly been on the end of “threats and abuse” from neighbours.

“This was worse during the summer months as they seem to have had a habit of sitting in their garden consuming alcohol,” she added.

Sheriff Neil Bowie told Kennedy: “This was a serious assault which caused a significant injury to this man.”

He imposed a community payback order with 270 hours of unpaid work and 15 months of supervision. Kennedy was also ordered to pay £1000 compensation to the victim.