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sorry to hear what has happened.
The first responsibility for the trees is yourself as the owner of the tree.If any owner fails to keep trees in a condition so as not to cross onto a neighbours land, the neighbour can cut the branches back themselves.
Of they do this, they must offer the branches back to the neighbour not simply throw them back over the hedge, that is indeed fly tipping and can be reported to the council.
You can write to the person who has done this, explain the law and show evidence of any damage caused to other plants.
You can then send them a bill for the damage.
Do not return any debris. If you do, that is also fly tipping.
Send him the bill, if he does not pay, then issue a formal letter before claim for the amount giving him say 28 days to pay, then if no payment received commence a money claim against him at court. That can be done online.
I have also attached a template letter before claim you could use.
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