Phil Bradley and Graham Henson defend in neighbour dispute

Tue, 04 Nov 2014

Edward Clougher, 41, has pleaded guilty to wounding with intent after attacking his neighbor, Michael Rowland, with a machete.

The incident happened following a neighbours dispute over noisy dogs.

On August 30 last year, Mr Rowlands threatened to kill them if they didn’t sort the dogs out. He confronted Edward Clougher with a hammer and a Stanley knife. When he put them down, James Clougher, Edward Clougher’s son, handed his father the machete, who struck a blow towards his head. Mr Rowlands put his arm up to protect himself, and the machete landed on his forearm, going a significant way through it.

James Clougher, 18, Kings Norton admitted affray and has been sentenced to a youth rehabilitation order with 18 month supervision and 4 month curfew.

His sister, Demi Clougher, 18, Kings Norton, pleaded guilty to a public offence order, after being heard saying “You watch, we’ll get you killed”, and was handed a 3 month prison sentence, suspended for 24 months.

Edward Clougher’s case has been adjourned until 21 November so medical reports can be obtained.

Please click here to read the article by the Birmingham Mail.

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