Fined £125,000 for chopping neighbour's tree down

Sarah Coles
chopping down pine tree
chopping down pine tree

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A homeowner has been fined an astonishing £125,000 for chopping down a tree in his neighbour's garden (not the one pictured). The tree was blocking the view from his new hot tub and sun deck, and while he was away on his honeymoon, the tree mysteriously fell down - with a perfectly chainsawed base.

The judge didn't take kindly to the reckless disregard for his neighbours, and issued a huge fine. It goes to show how dangerous neighbour disputes can be.