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Man, 82, jailed over Bridlington noise row stabbing

Harry Harrison Image copyright Humberside Police
Image caption Harrison stabbed his neighbour in a row over noise

An 82-year-old man has been jailed for four-and-a-half years for stabbing his neighbour in an argument over noise.

Harry Harrison admitted wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

Harrison harassed his neighbour Jamie Branch-Peard, accusing him of using his washing machine at night at Sewerby Headlands, in Bridlington.

Judge Jeremy Richardson QC, sitting at Hull Crown Court, told Harrison "the late evening of your life will be spent in misery".

The court heard that in the early hours of the 11 April 2014 Mr Branch-Peard answered his front door to Mr Harrison, who then stabbed him four times.

'Ruined your life'

His injuries were serious, but not life-threatening.

In sentencing Harrison, Judge Jeremy Richardson, QC, said the sentence would have been "much longer if he had been younger and did not have a mental disorder".

He added: "This case is a tragedy from every perspective, and you are the author of that tragedy."

Harrison had had a letter from the council, and was visited by the police in relation to incidents of harassment.

The judge said: "The late evening of your life will be spent in misery.

"You have ruined your own life.'

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