Second retired police officer grabs neighbour’s neck and holds him down in row over 6ft lawn fence

A retired policeman who grabbed his neighbour across the neck when a lawn boundary dispute grew to become unpleasant has been convicted of attack.

Nicholas Williams, 67, who is believed to have served in Nottinghamshire Police earlier than he and his spouse Elvina moved to Weymouth, discovered Peter Laver, 73, in his again lawn examining a brand new 6ft fence the defendant had publish.

Ms Williams shouted at their 73-year-old neighbour to ‘get off my land’ to which he responded: ‘I am allowed to be right here.’

The defendant, incensed, ran down the patio steps of his indifferent house on Chafeys Road in Weymouth, Dorset, and chased Mr Laver to the ground of the lawn.

The defendant, incensed, ran down the patio steps of his detached home in Weymouth and chased Mr Laver to the bottom of the garden. He then held Mr Laver over a wire fence while shouting at him for several seconds until neighbours ran over to separate them

The defendant, incensed, ran down the patio steps of his indifferent house in Weymouth and chased Mr Laver to the ground of the lawn. He then held Mr Laver over a twine fence whilst shouting at him for a number of seconds till neighbours ran over to split them

Mr Laver (pictured) maintained he had a right to access the rear of his neighbour's property according to a legal covenant attached to the deeds of his property, which he bought 13 years ago. It is thought this related to maintaining drainage pipes that ran into the Williams' garden

Mr Laver (pictured) maintained he had a proper to get admission to the rear of his neighbour’s belongings in keeping with a criminal covenant hooked up to the deeds of his belongings, which he purchased 13 years in the past. It’s idea this associated with keeping up drainage pipes that bumped into the Williams’ lawn

He then held Mr Laver over a twine fence whilst shouting at him for a number of seconds till neighbours ran over to split them.

Magistrates’ heard there were tensions between the 2 males for no less than six months earlier than issues boiled over at the afternoon of June 6.

Mr Laver maintained he had a proper to get admission to the rear of his neighbour’s belongings in keeping with a criminal covenant hooked up to the deeds of his belongings, which he purchased 13 years in the past. It’s idea this associated with keeping up drainage pipes that bumped into the Williams’ lawn.

The feud is claimed to have escalated when a flower mattress at the back of Mr Laver’s storage was once constructed, inflicting Mr Laver considerations that it would result in flooding in his storage the place he assists in keeping his Mercedes automotive.

In June a 'passive aggressive' note appeared on the Williams' fence, which stated that nobody had a right of access to their garden and if anyone wanted access they had to give the homeowner four weeks notice

In June a ‘passive competitive’ notice gave the impression at the Williams’ fence, which mentioned that no person had a proper of get admission to to their lawn and if someone sought after get admission to they needed to give the house owner 4 weeks understand

Nicholas Williams, 67, who is thought to have served in Nottinghamshire Police before he and his wife Elvina moved to Weymouth. The pair currently live on Chafeys Avenue in Weymouth, Dorset

Nicholas Williams, 67, who is believed to have served in Nottinghamshire Police earlier than he and his spouse Elvina moved to Weymouth. The pair lately reside on Chafeys Road in Weymouth, Dorset

In June a ‘passive competitive’ notice gave the impression at the Williams’ fence, which mentioned that no person had a proper of get admission to to their lawn and if someone sought after get admission to they needed to give the house owner 4 weeks understand.

Elizabeth Valera, prosecutor, informed magistrates in Weymouth: ‘At 3.20pm on June 6, Mr Laver accepts he walked at the defendant’s lawn.

‘Mr Williams’ spouse mentioned, “I’m staring at you, get off my land”, to which Mr Laver mentioned, “I am allowed to be right here”.

‘Mr Williams ran down the lawn steps after which driven Mr Laver towards the fence and he (Mr Laver) acted in self-defence and driven him again.

‘Mr Williams then grabbed Mr Laver by means of the throat and driven him again over the fence and held him over it whilst shouting at his face.

‘Pals and neighbours got here and separated them.’

Williams pleaded in charge to at least one depend of attack by means of beating.

Williams pleaded guilty to one count of assault by beating. Defending himself, Williams, of previous good character, said he had been subjected to 'intimidation' by the 'stocky' former builder Mr Laver and picked on by his other neighbours

Williams pleaded in charge to at least one depend of attack by means of beating. Protecting himself, Williams, of earlier excellent personality, mentioned he were subjected to ‘intimidation’ by means of the ‘stocky’ former builder Mr Laver and picked on by means of his different neighbours

Mr Laver (pictured) said afterwards: 'As far as I'm concerned I've won. He has ended up with a criminal record for no reason at all, just because I went into his garden which I was allowed to do'

Mr Laver (pictured) mentioned afterwards: ‘So far as I am involved I have gained. He has ended up with a legal report for no reason why in any respect, simply because I went into his lawn which I used to be allowed to do’

Protecting himself, Williams, of earlier excellent personality, mentioned he were subjected to ‘intimidation’ by means of the ‘stocky’ former builder Mr Laver and picked on by means of his different neighbours.

He added: ‘I am sorry for taking the courtroom’s time these days and for any accidents brought about to Mr Laver as I indubitably didn’t intend to injure him.’

Williams was once passed a conditional discharge as there was once no proof that Mr Laver sustained any accidents within the skirmish.

He was once issued with a 12 month restraining order protective Mr Laver and ordered to pay £107 in prices however now not repayment.

Presiding Justice of the Peace Sara Saunders mentioned: ‘Neighbour disputes are at all times tricky, then again you do stand earlier than us charged with attack and you’ve got pleaded in charge so we should sentence you.

‘We did not see any proof of accidents (to Mr Laver) for repayment (to be awarded).’

Mr Laver mentioned afterwards: ‘So far as I am involved I have gained. He has ended up with a legal report for no reason why in any respect, simply because I went into his lawn which I used to be allowed to do.’

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