Alex Watts : Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Alex Watts : For now please let me know if the branches were overhanging their land please?
Yes some were but as I understand it they should have either asked me or given me back what they destroyed
Alex Watts : If they are overhanging they do not need to ask for your permission. Your tree is overhanging their land and they are entitled to cut back to the property border.
Alex Watts : So anything up to the border can be cut back without permission.
Alex Watts : But they must offer you the cuttings back. They simply can not just dispose of them or dump them over the fence.
Alex Watts : If they have not offered them back this is theft and you can report it to the police. They have stolen your property.
Alex Watts : The police can investigate this and prosecute by taking the matter to court and the neighbour will end up with a criminal record.
Alex Watts : The police may say this is a civil matter, but it is not. They have stolen your property.
Alex Watts : Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Thank you you did clarify what my son who is in the Met Police said
Thank you .You have clarified what my son who is in the Met Police said .