Shocking moment neighbour from hell launches bricks over fence of £1m home in 'berserk' outburst after driveway row
THIS is the moment a neighbour from hell launched bricks over the fence of her million pound home in a "berserk outburst".
CCTV shows Joanne Shreeves, 51, firing building supplies at Sandra Durdie and Trevor Dempsey over barbed wire dividing their properties in Chingford, Essex.
She and the neighbouring couple had been feuding for over 18-months after living next door to each other for 40 years.
They fell out when Mr Dempsey knocked over a concrete post in their driveway and replaced it without agreement.
Today Stratford Magistrates Court heard how Shreeves acted “like a woman possessed” when she chucked bricks, boulders and part of a kitchen cabinet over the fence causing £5,000 worth of damage.
One clip shows Sheeves almost hitting Ms Durdie as she lobbed a shovel full of cement over the fence topped with barbed wire.
The court also heard how she told her neighbours “you’re dead” and called one “you dirty f****** c***’”.
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Mr Dempsey told the court: “She went berserk. She was like a woman possessed, laughing hysterically.
“She went to her garage, took out her shovel and shovelled out what we put in and threw it over the top of the fence and actually hit me.
“You could see her throwing boulders over the fence throwing stuff at the house and windows.
“She was out of control. There were boulders and bricks coming over your fence. If that had have hit us it would have killed us.”
Sheeves today refused to attend court to answer the charges of harassment, threatening behaviour and common assault – saying she was “unwell”, reports Mail Online.
However, District Judge William Nelson went ahead without her, due to her “pattern of not attending court”.
Crown Prosecutor Elizabeth Ajayi told the court: “At the time of the incidents [the parties] were neighbours.
“There have been allegations and counter allegations which relate to both parties calling the police.
“There have been attempts to mediate and intervene without the matter becoming criminal proceedings.
“Despite all we end up have criminal cases before the court.”
Ms Durdie told the court that the families had been friends for over 20 years.
The couple had hosted Shreeves many times before their relationship turned sour.
She told the court: “She was constantly threatening to kill me.
“She’s constantly watching me, looking at me, filming me constantly. She knows where I am in my property and when I leave my property.
“I was worried she would follow out her acts. She has acted on her threats and followed me out the house before. I felt scared and threatened.
“I felt petrified that she had a sledgehammer on the other side of the fence. It was mayhem absolutely mayhem. Everything was pushed over and broken.
"She was throwing rock, brick, stone, anything heavy saying “I’m going to get the windows, let’s get the c**ts”.
Ms Durdin said she and her husband were "good friends" with Joanna's dad Peter Shreeves, who owned the property.
He had them over for barbeques until Shreeves and her mother "both pushed us out of the house."
The couple have since moved to Ramsgate in Kent.
Shreeves was convicted of assault, criminal damage and two counts of threatening behaviour with intent in relation to the couple and the judge ordered reports and adjourned sentence until June 6.
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Speaking after the hearing Mr Dempsey and Ms Durdin told MailOnline: “I’m so relieved. We have been through 18 months of hell because of that woman.
“We had to move to get away from her. We couldn’t live there anymore.”
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