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The boundary fence belongs to our neighbours. Recently my

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The boundary fence belongs to our neighbours. Recently my husband attached rope to the fence posts to support trees on our side during the bad weather. We have cctv evidence of our neighbour leaning over the fence to cut the ropes we had supporting our trees. Is this a criminal act on their part and if so what can we do?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UK-Justice replied 4 years ago.
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Have you reported this to the Police?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Not yet, I need to know if what they have done is a criminal act.

Expert:  UK-Justice replied 4 years ago.
Yes this is criminal damage.

If your neighbour cut the rope and it belongs to you it is criminal damage.

As such you can report this to the Police - they can investigate and prosecute where necessary.

You should also get the cost of the rope back!

I hope this helps.



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Expert:  UK-Justice replied 4 years ago.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

My husband phoned the police who viewed the evidence, they are checking with their senior about charging the neighbour with criminal damage and trespass.

Expert:  UK-Justice replied 4 years ago.
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