Neighbour dispute ends with metal pole through a door


A METAL POLE thrown through a neighbour’s window landed an Elgin man in trouble at Elgin Sheriff Court this week.

38-year-old Ryan Imlach caused £262 worth of damages to a neighbouring property on Tuesday, May 26 after getting into an argument with friends of the home owner.

The court heard that Imlach threw the metal bar through the glass panel of a front door. Imlach admitted wilfully or recklessly destroying or damaging property, as well as resisting and obstructing a police officer and struggling violently when he was being arrested.

Fiscal depute Kevin Cormack told the court that at around 5pm that night the occupants of 18 Mossend Place in Elgin became aware of a “loud and aggressive noise” at their front door, before without warning a metal pole came flying through the glass panel on the door.

Imlach admitted to police that he was responsible, with the fiscal adding that the pole was from a bench in the communal hallway.

In his client’s defence solicitor Stephen Carty said that his client and the partner of his neighbour “don’t have much of a liking for each other”.

Sentence was deferred on Imlach until next month to allow time for criminal justice social work reports to be prepared.