Neighbour jailed for life

A 38-YEAR-OLD man who punched and kicked his neighbour to death at flats in Skelton Way, Woodhouse, has been given a life sentence with a minimum term of 11 years.

Steven Green, aged 38, was last week found guilty of murdering Ronald Harding, aged 62, over a comment about a barmaid in The Royal pub in Woodhouse.

Sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court, Mr Justice Andrew Smith described Mr Harding as “a quiet and popular gentleman who gave you no cause for offence except a little light-hearted banter in a pub, which I’m sure was intended to be playful and friendly.

“You took offence and drove yourself into such a tantrum that you took petty revenge by breaking his window. When he came out to remonstrate, you assaulted him.”

The judge said Green had subjected Mr Harding to “frenzied violence”.