‘We can’t live like this’- neighbour continuously harasses family firing air rifles at them and cutting their cat’s head off.

A Harold Hill woman lives in constant fear of her neighbour who fires air rifles at her family and animals and killed one of her cats cutting her head and tail off and leaving her body on the pavement.

Donna from Bosworth Avenue told the Havering Daily: “I feel like I’m living in a nightmare. It began a while ago when I cut back some overgrown bushes on my fence that back onto this man’s fence.

“He lives in retirement flats and my fence is next to his communal garden. When we cut the bushes down he started to fire air rifles at my fence. He then fired shots at my cats. I noticed one of my cats had a lump so I rushed her to vet and he removed a pellet from her.”

As result of this Donna built a ‘catio’ in her garden for her animals to use as she was scared what the man would do next.

“He leans out of his window and fires shots at us. We stopped using our garden because we are scared of what he will do.

“I call the police when he fires shots and they speak with him and then he gets worse! He carries on firing shots at my fence and then I found my little cat Paris that I had reared from a kitten, outside of his house with her head and tail cut off.”

The beautiful Paris who had her head and tail cut off.

Now, as result of the man’s ongoing actions, Donna has stopped using her garden.

“We are too scared of what he will do next. We can’t live like this. I have a beautiful garden but I’m frightened to let my children and animals out there in case he fires shots at us.

“Last week we actually had a little bbq and decided to use the garden and once again he started firing his air rifle at us. We can’t live like this, I’m scared for my family and my animals. I don’t know what he will do next.”

An air rifle pellet the vet removed from another one of Donna’s cats.

4 thoughts on “‘We can’t live like this’- neighbour continuously harasses family firing air rifles at them and cutting their cat’s head off.

  • 27th August 2020 at 12:27 pm

    I don’t understand why the police haven’t done anything, firing an air rifle into someone else’s property is classified as Armed Trespass in the UK and the law is very strict on this. In fact shooting an air rifle within 50 feet of a public right of way or highway is also an offence, and I’m guessing the retirement flats will have a public pathway around them. Both offences normally carry a custodial sentence.
    Very sad the hear about the owner cat, that must have been very distressing 😥

    • 27th August 2020 at 5:24 pm

      Why are the police not doing something. Donna has young children, do they have to wait until he actually hurts a child.

  • 28th August 2020 at 8:31 am

    The police need to do something about this NOW! Cutting animals heads off is a huge sign of a disturbed psychological damaged person which can lead to a lot worse. The better this man has this gun taken away / barred from owning or a injunction against him the better

  • 28th August 2020 at 12:39 pm

    I’m really having trouble believing this. The police have been to see him multiple times but he still has an air gun and still shooting it? The editor/reporter of this article should interview the police regarding their lack of action.
    I’m sure the Cat protection groups would do more!


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