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The 80-year-old wife of a former Tottenham Hotspur manager has been told by a court to accept a caution for spraying a hose into her neighbours’ kitchen during a long-running dispute.
Carole Shreeves, wife of former football manager Peter Shreeves, faced trial for causing £4,829 of damage to the £1.3m property of her long-suffering neighbours Trevor Dempsey and Sandra Durdin.
A bitter ‘war of the hoses’ dispute has raged for years, apparently starting in 2019 with a dispute over work on the brick pillar between their driveways in a smart area of east London.
The latest in a long series of court hearings took place yesterday at Thames Magistrates court - and concluded with Mrs Shreeves, who did not attend, being urged to attend a police station to formally accept a caution for the offence.
Carole Shreeves (right) wife of former football manager Peter Shreeves (left) faced trial for causing £4,829 of damage to the £1.3m property of her long-suffering neighbours Trevor Dempsey and Sandra Durdin
The warring neighbours lived at these two properties in prosperous Chingford, east London
A magistrate said that if she failed to do so she would face conviction in court.
The neighbours had lived in peace for almost a quarter of a century before relations degenerated when a brick structure was knocked down wilthout Mrs Shreeves’ permission.
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