Scottish man may face charges for laughing at neighbour's daughter

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Washington, December 07 (ANI): A man in Scotland may soon face charges for laughing at his neighbour's daughter.

Stuart Hunt, who has a dispute with neighbours Stuart and Shirley Latham, breached an unusual Asbos imposed in Scotland which prevents him from laughing at people, staring at anyone or slowly clapping his hands at the actions of others.

He allegedly went against court order when he smiled at his neighbour's 15-year-old daughter dancing in the street as he drove past after dropping his two children at school.

He may now be booked for anti-social behaviour.

"A 46 year-old man has been charged with an alleged breach of an anti-social behaviour order and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal," the Telegraph quoted a spokesman for Northern Constabulary, as saying.

However, Hunt insists he is being "systematically criminalized."

"There must be terrorist suspects who have more human rights than I've got here,"

He added: "Two police officers turned up at my house and charged me with breaching the Asbo by laughing at the neighbours' daughter. They charged me with laughing specifically, and only with laughing. I couldn't believe it. It's absolutely absurd.

"I don't feel I did anything wrong. I had just dropped my kids off at school and was driving back home when I passed my neighbours' 15 year-old daughter and another girl.

"The neighbours' daughter was dancing on the pavement I just drove past and kind of looked at her and smiled and laughed. That was it. Now I am waiting to hear if I will be taken to court."

Hunt, who comes from Drumnadrochit on the banks of Loch Ness, had previously involved in a row with Lathams over speed bumps he placed on the access road they share.

He was later convicted of assaulting Stuart Latham.

Meanwhile, Stuart who moved to the Highland village from Southampton six years ago, said: "We have come up to the Highlands for a peaceful life and just want to be left alone.

"My children should be able to walk along the right of access we share with Mr Hunt without fear of intimidation." (ANI)

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