NEIGHBOURHOOD SPAT: A man has been charged with assault after a dispute with a boy in Warwick.
NEIGHBOURHOOD SPAT: A man has been charged with assault after a dispute with a boy in Warwick. Supplied

Charges laid after boy moons neighbour

A SPAT between neighbours in Warwick has landed a man in court after he allegedly assaulted a boy who exposed himself during an altercation, police said.

Warwick police officer-in-charge Jamie Deacon said a12-year-old boy was taken to hospital after a 34-year-old man kicked him in the legs when the child pulled down his pants to expose his bare bottom to the neighbour outside a house in Percy St last night.

Senior Sergeant Deacon said the loose-panted boy hit his head on the gutter during the alleged assault and police and paramedics attended the scene at 6.30pm.

"It is part of an ongoing dispute between neighbours and the victim was standing on the footpath mooning the man who allegedly kicked the boy's legs from behind in a sweeping motion and the child hit his head on the gutter,” Snr Sgt Deacon said.

The boy was take to hospital with minor injuries.

Snr Sgt Deacon did not disclose what the dispute was over or how long it had been occurring.

The man was charged with assault causing bodily harm and public nuisance and will appear in Warwick Magistrates Court on March 8.



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