The girlfriend of a man bashed over the head with a metal pole during a deadly neighbour dispute says her partner was ‘acting in self-defence’.
Adra Biscossi watched in horror as her partner Mick Simpson, 44, was attacked during a neighbour dispute in Glenmore Park, in Sydney’s west, on Sunday night.
Ms Biscossi said a man named Mark, who lives in Jarra Crescent, had been to her house in the afternoon after an altercation involving some children.
She said a short time later, the man returned with a metal pole and began arguing with Mr Simpson.
During the argument, Ms Simpson said the man swung the pole at Mr Simpson, knocking him out briefly and splitting his head open.
Mick Simpson was hit over the head with a metal pole during a neighbour dispute in Glenmore Park, in Sydney’s west, on Sunday night, but survived the attack. His girlfriend Adra Biscossi said he was ‘acting in self-defence’
The Glenmore Park home of Ms Biscossi and Mr Simpson where the deadly neighbour dispute took place in the garage
Emergency workers were called to the brawl at Jarra Crescent in Glenmore Park just after 10.20pm on Sunday (pictured)
‘Mick tried to shut it off. He said: ‘I’m not talking about it, go away, there’s kids inside you need to go home’,’ Ms Biscossi said.
But Ms Biscossi claims the neighbour did not listen, and pursued Mr Simpson inside their double garage.
After splitting Mr Simpson’s head open with the pole, a struggle ensued while Ms Biscossi and her four children hid inside.
‘He was on the ground and they were fighting when it happened, I don’t know how (he died),’ she said.
‘Mick was just trying to defend himself. We tried to get him (the neighbour) out and I called police straight away.
‘As soon as I saw him run into the garage I said: ‘That’s it, I’m calling police’.’
But the family of the dead man insist he went to speak to Mr Simpson and Ms Biscossi to ask why Mr Simpson had been swearing at his partner.
The man’s family said his wife initially went to the house to check if another child who lived nearby was at the Biscossi and Simpson household, after getting a call from a concerned parent.
The family claims Mr Simpson was verbally aggressive towards the man’s wife.
‘He just came out and started swearing at her,’ the dead man’s mother-in-law claimed on Monday.
After splitting Mr Simpson’s head open with the pole, a struggle ensued while Ms Biscossi (pictured) and her four children hid inside
‘So he went over there. Now he’s dead and it’s got nothing to do with him. It wasn’t like it was my grandson he was looking for, it was another kid.’
The man’s mother-in-law described the haunting scene as he lay dead in the street.
‘They were screaming ‘he’s got no pulse’ and they just stood their helpless watching him (die),’ she claimed.
‘It’s so sad. He had a child with my daughter and he was just a really nice guy.’
Police said an autopsy will be carried out within the next few days to determine how he died, and if he suffered a heart attack.
Kids bikes outside the house where a man died on Sunday night after an altercation with his neighbour
Mr Simpson, who is at his home recovering on Monday, has been interviewed by police but released without charges.
Officers from Nepean Police Area Command have established a crime scene and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
Source: dailymail UK