WATCH: Ex-Liverpool councillor loses cool and tears down neighbour's fence in row over TWO INCHES of land
The moment a former Liverpool councillor loses his cool and tears down his neighbour’s fence in a row over two inches of land was caught on film.
Ex-Cressington Lib Dem Richard Oglethorpe took a hammer to the wrought iron railings as police arrived to try and calm down the situation.
Next-door neighbours John and Sue Newton said tempers flared outside their home in Desford Road, Aigburth on Friday afternoon.
Minutes earlier, Mr Newton, 81, who is in poor health, confronted Mr Oglethorpe after catching him tugging at the fence.
The pair had a heated argument before the pensioner walked away, but when his wife Sue had her back turned talking to workmen resurfacing Mr Oglethorpe’s driveway, the enraged dad-of-two took the matter into his own hands.
Mrs Newton, 58, said the incident was the culmination of an ongoing boundary dispute dating back nearly 10 years, which they have tried in vain to resolve.
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