Man assaulted in bid to read gas meter

A MAN was allegedly assaulted after he tried to read his own gas meter in part of his neighbour's property in Colyton.

A MAN was allegedly assaulted after he tried to read his own gas meter in part of his neighbour's property in Colyton.The neighbour, at The Butts, is reported to have grabbed the victim by the collar with both hands and pushed him into a cooker and later to the floor - after he knocked on the door. The man was injured in what appeared to be an unprovoked attack, police report.