Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

United Kingdom

Fracas at Noss Mayo bell-ringing competition over parking

An irate driver attacked a man during a bell-ringing competition amid a parking row.

The man went into St Peter’s Church in Noss Mayo, Devon, on Saturday complaining that one of the bell-ringer’s cars had blocked his drive.

The Reverend Anne Legge said he grabbed another man around the neck when he was told he would have to wait before the car could be moved.

Police are investigating the incident but said no arrests have been made.

Advertisement

Ms Legge said: “He was very angry and wanted to get the car keys from the bell-ringer who was up the tower ringing.

“He was told he had to wait 10 minutes to get the keys.”

She said the man then tried to climb up the tower having said someone had parked across his drive, which she described as a “gross exaggeration”.

“Someone barricaded his way and he got physically aggressive,” Ms Legge added.

“He had his hands round the chap’s neck and tried to get him out of the way.

“It was a very happy village event with an unfortunate incident in the middle of it.”

Ms Legge said the fracas continued for about 10 minutes until the man’s family came in and said they had managed to get the car down the driveway.

The 50-year-old annual bell-ringing competition involved teams from Plymstock, Wembury, Shaugh Prior, Bickleigh, Holbeton, Plympton and Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo.

Devon and Cornwall Police said they were investigating reports of an assault in Noss Mayo at about 16:00 BST on Saturday.

Comments

Latest Tweets

Advertisement

You May Also Like

Business

The controversial Russian businessman Viktor Baturin, well-known for his years-long counterstanding with his wealthy sister Elena, widow of Moscow ex-mayor Yuri Luzhkov, is likely...

European Union

On April 9, 2022 Dimash Qudaibergen’s first solo concert in Germany took place in Düsseldorf. The colossal energy and the atmosphere of unity did...

United Kingdom

A rare £100 bank note given to a charity shop has been sold for £140,000 at auction. Oxfam volunteer worker Paul Wyman spotted the...

United Kingdom

The Watneys Party Seven is making a comeback. The ubiquitous 70s beer was a bland fizzing bitter ridiculed by many. The drink’s insipidness helped...