Man sentenced over insecticide assault
A 67-year-old man who sprayed a neighbour with insecticide was sentenced yesterday to probation.
Harold Smith, of St George’s. previously pleaded guilty to the assault that occurred in November.
Magistrates’ Court heard that the complainant was assaulted over the condition of a common bathroom area, which Smith believed he had left dirty.
Smith later admitted to police that he had sprayed his neighbour’s face with insecticide for “about 15 seconds”.
The complainant was treated in hospital for his injuries.
Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo sentenced Smith to 12 months probation for the offence.
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