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Bin row Northern Ireland man who soaked neighbour with hose bailed

A Co Antrim man convicted of assault after soaking an arthritic neighbour with
A Co Antrim man convicted of assault after soaking an arthritic neighbour with "freezing" water from a hose after a row erupted about a rubbish bin allegedly being moved has had bail fixed for appeal

By Nevin Farrell

A Co Antrim man convicted of assault after soaking an arthritic neighbour with "freezing" water from a hose after a row erupted about a rubbish bin allegedly being moved has had bail fixed for appeal.

Adrian William Harbison (53), of Esdale Terrace near Ballymoney, had previously been convicted in his absence of common assault relating to an alleged incident on May 31 last year.

He appeared at Coleraine Magistrates Court yesterday by arrangement to answer an arrest warrant.

A prosecutor told the court of a police report from a woman's daughter saying her mum had been "soaked" by her neighbour after going out to get a bin.

The court heard it was alleged Harbison had moved the bin and when the woman spoke to him about it, he told her to "get to f***" and turned a hose on her twice, soaking her top.

For assault Harbison was fined £250 and issued with a two-year restraining order. Bail was fixed for appeal on the sum of £250.

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