Moment ex-Tottenham manager Peter Shreeves’s wife, 80, fires up her hose before spraying water into her neighbour’s kitchen – as she admits causing £4,800 worth of damage
- Carol Shreeves, 80, received a caution for damaging home in Chingford, London
This is the moment the wife of former Tottenham manager Peter Shreeves placed a hosepipe over a fence and sprayed water into her neighbour’s kitchen during a long-running dispute.
Carol Shreeves was caught on camera carefully positioning the hosepipe as water gushed out of it and then calmly walking away. Seconds later she returns to make sure that it is still in place before looking up at her neighbours’ home not realising that she was being filmed.
Earlier this week, Ms Shreeves, 80 admitted to causing £4,829 worth of damage to the kitchen of her former neighbours Trevor Dempsey and Sandra Durdin and received a caution for the offence after attending Leyton Police Station, east London.
Other footage filmed by Ms Durdin’s son Mitchell on his mobile phone showed water pouring through their kitchen door and damage caused to their wooden floor.
The hosepipe incident in November 2021 was one of many during as a bitter feud between Ms Shreeves and her neighbours raged.
Carol Shreeves, 80, the wife of ex Tottenham Hotspur manager Peter Shreeves looks up as she is caught on camera using a hose to pour water into her neighbours’ kitchen
She carefully positioned the hosepipe as water gushed out of it and then calmly walked away
Carole Shreeves (right) wife of former football manager Peter Shreeves (left) admitted to causing £4,829 worth of damage to the kitchen of her former neighbours Trevor Dempsey and Sandra Durdin
It apparently started with a dispute over work on a brick pillar between the driveways of their £1.3 million homes in Chingford, east London.
The neighbours had lived in peace for almost a quarter of a century before relations degenerated when the couple replaced the brick pillar adjoining Ms Shreeves’ home in 2019, which she claimed they had demolished without her permission.
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It has led to a series of court cases with others expected to take place over the coming months.
Ms Shreeves’ daughter, Joanne, 52, was in March convicted of common assault, causing criminal damage and one count of threatening behaviour, in the same dispute.
She had been caught on CCTV camera installed by Mr Dempsey, 62, and Ms Durdin, 58, throwing bricks, boulders, part of a kitchen cabinet and a shovel-full of cement over the fence dividing the smart mock-Tudor semi-detached homes in Chingford, east London, causing £5,000 worth of damage.
Following Ms Shreeves’ arrest, she failed to appear at Thames Magistrates Court last month but was informed through her lawyer that if she did not accept the caution, she faced conviction in the court.
A nearby resident said: ‘The dispute all started in November 2019, when Trevor suddenly told Mrs Shreeves he wanted to knock down the brick pier between their two driveways. She told them to wait until the Monday, so she could take legal advice.
‘But she said he went ahead and knocked it down with a sledgehammer on the Sunday. She thought that was bad behaviour – and it went downhill from there.’
A friend of Mr Dempsey and Ms Durdin, however, said: ‘They’d been friends with Peter and Carole Shreeves for years before all this started after their daughter moved in.
Mr Dempsey (left) and Ms Durdin (right) installed a CCTV camera at their home which captured Mrs Shreeves’ daughter, Joanne, throwing bricks, boulders, part of a kitchen cabinet and a shovel-full of cement over the fence
The warring neighbours lived at these two properties in prosperous Chingford, east London
‘In the end they said they had to move away to escape the harassment.
‘The hose was squirted through the door when they had to leave it open so their new-born puppy could go out into the garden.
‘The floor was ruined. The hose pipe was set up, so it kept squirting in without being held.’
Mrs Shreeves and her daughter have both claimed they too had suffered abuse and damage from Mr Dempsey and Ms Durdin, but their attempts to insist CCTV footage had been tampered with have been dismissed.
Mr Dempsey and Ms Durdin eventually moved away from their six bed, three-bathroom house, complete with ‘detached gym or summerhouse’, all the way to the Kent coast at Ramsgate in a bid to put the dispute behind them, but court cases are still dragging on.
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