Couple locked in dispute with neighbour find huge HGV trailer parked in front of kitchen window


A couple locked in a bitter boundary dispute over ownership of a small wall came home to find a huge green trailer parked in front of their kitchen window.

Sophia Hughes, 26, and her husband Gwyn, 27 say the trailer blocks out sunlight and obscures views from their home at Gaerwyn in Anglesey, north Wales.

The giant GHV container is parked at the edge of land owned by Mark Jones - just feet away from the young couple's home report the Daily Post.

Mrs Hughes said relations with Mr Jones and his wife were fine until they asked whether they could rebuild a small wall on the edge of their land.

She said things soured when the Joneses wanted sole ownership of the newly-built wall.

Mrs Hughes said she paid workmen to rebuild the wall, but that Mr Jones then drove a cherry picker with forks on the front right at it. Mr Jones did not comment on this claim when contacted by the Daily Post.

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She said the situation came to a head earlier this month when she came home to find Mr Jones and one of his employees "dumping the back of a HGV in his field as close as possible to the boundary".

She added: "My children couldn't sleep that night."

Mrs Hughes said her father, a vicar, received late night calls and letters from the couple demanding they be given custody of the boundary wall.

"They kept highlighting they had more authority and money than us and we would never win," said Mrs Hughes.

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After consulting with their solicitor, they decided to sign over the structure. Mrs Hughes said she had been told the Joneses would consider removing the lorry trailer if she would reimburse them the cost of their legal fees and offer an apology.

She said: "I can't afford to pay for their fees and I am not going to apologise. I felt scared and intimidated."

A statement from Mr Jones, who runs cooking oil firm G D Jones & Son Ltd in the town, said the trailer was an "agricultural storage container" and claimed the couple's view of it would have been reduced had they not taken down trees that belonged to his family.

Mrs Hughes categorically denied the felled trees belonged to the Joneses.

The trailer is understood to have been bought from a scrapyard, and the firm which used to operate it has no connection to Mr Jones or the dispute.

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Mr Jones initially told the Daily Post he did not wish to "air his dirty laundry in public".

But an email sent later states: "The trailer will serve the purpose of an agriculture storage container for the surrounding farmland, owned by Mr and Mrs Jones.

"The container/trailer is located on Mr and Mrs Jones' private land and does not contravene any criminal or planning laws.

"Had the complainant not taken down the original wall and trees that belong to Mr and Mrs Jones without permission (by their admission), then their view of the storage container would be dramatically reduced.

"While I note your comments regarding Mr and Mrs Hughes' version of events, we have a large file of exchange legal letters that demonstrates otherwise. We would like to add that the dispute originated by Mrs Jones simply 'doing Mrs Hughes and her family a favour'."

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