Husband is convicted after kicking in transgender neighbour's fence

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Husband, 49, is convicted of criminal damage after furiously kicking in his transgender neighbour's garden fence when her trimmed overhanging branches fell into his garden Robert Marshall found Kate Vovro had cut trees that overhung into her garden  She had dropped debris back onto 49-year-old's property in Verwood, Dorset CCTV footage showed him peering over 6ft fence and shouting at neighbour He is convicted of criminal damage but he and wife are cleared of harassing her

By Mark Duell for MailOnline

Published: 11:07 GMT, 1 November 2019 | Updated: 11:17 GMT, 1 November 2019

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A man who kicked in his transgender neighbour's garden fence after she had thrown fallen tree branches onto his property has been convicted of criminal damage.

Robert Marshall found Kate Vovro, whose birth name is Paul Hockey, had cut trees that overhung into her garden and dropped the debris back onto his property.

CCTV footage showed Mr Marshall, 49, peering over the 6ft fence in Verwood, Dorset, and shouting at his neighbour: 'come and see, I've got something for you'.

His wife Amanda, 44, can be heard calling Ms Vovro, 51, an 'a***hole' and a 'gutless freak' in the footage filmed in August 2018.

The couple were recorded throwing the tree cuttings back onto Ms Vovro's property, with some landing in her swimming pool.

Kate Vovro, 51, is pictured outside Poole Magistrates' Court in Dorset on Wednesday

Kate Vovro, 51, is pictured outside Poole Magistrates' Court in Dorset on Wednesday

Mr Marshall then repeatedly kicked the timber fence that borders their £400,000 detached homes.

Ms Vovro, who runs a sandblasting business, accused her neighbours of being transphobic and of harassing her.

Giving evidence, she said: 'Why am I a freak? Because I dress as a woman? Lots of men would like to do what I do but they don't have the guts so I fail to see how I can be

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