Speargun, Sword Involved In Townsville Neighbourhood Dispute

Father of five convicted

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A Townsville dad is in court following a showdown with his neighbour which involved a speargun and a sword.

Police were called to a Rasmussen Street property following a disturbance complaint around 5:30pm on October 20.

The report found three men on the road, with one holding a spear gun.

Allan Walsh pleaded guilty to causing fear with an armed weapon, appearing in Townsville Magistrates Court on Thursday.

A father of five, Walsh denied possessing a firearm before admitting to police it was his weapon. 

In the dispute, a neighbour pulled out a sword to challenge Walsh.

Police found Walsh was unable to be interviewed at the time due to being intoxicated.

Walsh has a history of criminal offences, he did not commit any crime for almost two years before this incident.

He was sentenced to 18 months probation with a conviction recorded.

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22 October 2021

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