The Crown argued this was a long-standing neighbour dispute that had been ‘building up’ . Kane’s client allegedly stormed out of his flat armed with a claw hammer, shouting and issuing threats, before approaching his neighbour and striking him full force in the head in a savage and unprovoked attack. Four eyewitnesses testified for the prosecution. The defendant’s full criminal record including a slew of offences for violence, went before the jury. The defence was self-defence.