DA man in court for fight



November 1, 2016
DA man in court for fight

APPEARED: DA Ward Councillor Simon Liell-Cock

Ward Councillor accused of breaking Fish Hoek man's arm.

A DA ward councillor charged with common assault made his first court appearance.

Councillor for ward 62, Simon Liell-Cock, appeared in the Simon’s Town Magistrates’ Court yesterday for allegedly breaking the arm of Fish Hoek resident, Michael Kerr, 57.

Michael alleges that Liell-Cock kicked his arm broken during a brawl over a parking space in Fish Hoek Main Road two weeks ago.

The 57-year-old threatened to deflate Liell-Cock’s tyres when the councillor unknowingly blocked Michael’s driveway with his Land Rover.

Yesterday the matter was postponed to November 23 for mediation.

Liell-Cock says he also laid a counter charge of assault against Michael.

“I laid a charge of crimen injuria against Mr Kerr because he went out of his way to to defame me in the press,” says Liell-Cock.

“He persisted to spread untruths about me and it (the incident) was a minor issue when he chose to make it a big issue.

“Mr Kerr was in an extremely agitated state.

“I never refused to move my car when he pointed out that it was illegally parked. I was on my way to my car with my key in hand ready to move and when he was ready to put down my tyres I had to intervene.

“His behaviour is inexplicable, I feel sorry for him,” Liell-Cock says.

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