A Tory councillor allegedly punched his neighbour in a longstanding feud.
Geraint Jones lost his temper and stormed up to the man “screaming and shouting”, before punching him in the head, a court heard.
Hinckley Magistrates’ Court was told the men had been arguing for years about neighbour Anthony Harrison having access to his home across Jones’s property.
The argument flared when Mr Harrison walked across Jones’s property to unload bags of granite chippings outside his home.
He said Jones hurled verbal abuse, then traced him to a nearby house where he was working and hit him.