Planning feud results in homeowner destroying neighbour's wall with a hammer while they are on holiday

An outside front adjoining wall that has been partially torn down
Keith Stopford allegedly took a hammer to his neighbour's wall whilst they were on holiday as he claimed it was dangerous (Image credit: Google Earth)

A man has been charged with causing criminal damage to his neighbour's wall after it was reported he attempted to destroy the wall with a hammer.

Keith Stopford, 57, from Costessey, Norfolk, has been taken to court after he was reported to the police for allegedly taking a hammer to his neighbour's wall while his neighbour was on holiday.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.