Dapto neighbourly war 'turns violent'

A 39-year-old man was assaulted after a neighbourly dispute allegedly took a violent turn on Avondale Road, Dapto, on Monday evening.

About 10pm, a 47-year-old Dapto man is alleged to have gone next door to the victim’s house and barged through the door after a short argument.

Police said the man was alleged to have punched the victim in the face several times.

“The victim’s wife got between the victim and offender to stop the attack,” police said.

Paramedics and police were both called to the property.

The 47-year-old was arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station.

He was charged with aggravated break and enter with intent to cause actual bodily harm and assault occasioning actual bodily harm and is due to appear in Wollongong Local Court in April.