Row on Sheffield street lands man, 61, in hospital

Herbert Hobson (61) from Westfield.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Herbert Hobson (61) from Westfield. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
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A man spent 17 days in hospital following a row on a Sheffield street during which he ended up breaking his leg in two places.

Herbert Hobson, aged 61, was visiting his partner at her home on Garland Way, Wesfield, when he confronted a neighbour for allegedly hurling missiles at her cat.

Mr Hobson, a father-of-two, said: “I heard something like a brick hit the gate and looked out to see the cat jumping up so I went outside to see what was happening.

“Words were said and I ended up on the ground.”

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “An incident on Garland Way was reported to police on Tuesday, August 6, at around 7.50pm.

“It is believed there had been a dispute between neighbours, which allegedly resulted in a 61-year-old man being punched by an 18-year-old man.

“The 18-year-old has now been reported on summons for a public order offence.”