A man was assaulted, apparently with a toy gun, in Tambo Square. Picture: Soraya Crowie
Family members claimed that they were intimidated and attacked after their neighbour complained about the loud music.
CHARGES have been opened by family members against their neighbour in Tambo Square after they were allegedly assaulted with a toy gun.
Darel Kortman, 22, from Ritchie was visiting family members in Kimberley on June 5 when he was struck three times over the head.
Family members claimed that they were intimidated and attacked by their neighbour, who apparently complained about their loud music.
“Our neighbour entered the premises and pulled the wires out of the sound system.”
Kortman claimed that he had done no harm to the neighbour and was dumbfounded as to why he was assaulted.
He received medical assistance in hospital and was discharged on June 6.
A Galeshewe community policing forum member called members of the ambulance and SAPS flying squad.
Family members explained that they were initially told that they were unable to open any charges as a toy gun was used during the incident and that no arrests could be made.
They eventually opened on Monday and indicated that they would also obtain an interdict against their neighbour.
Sergeant Timothy Sam said the Galeshewe police were investigating two cases of assault with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm .
“The victim and accused opened cases against each other and both cases are being investigated concurrently.
“Both case dockets will be presented to the State prosecutor for a decision to prosecute,” he added.