Guava tree showdown lands neighbours in court

first_imgWales Magistrate Rushell Liverpool has released 65-year-old Rosemary Bobb on a warning for her admitted unsavoury conduct over the unauthorised cutting of her overgrown guava tree at Stanleytown, West Bank Demerara.The showdown unfolded on April 9, 2018 when her neighbour, Kieth Scotland, trimmed Bobb’s tree after his complaints to the elderly woman went unheeded.During her appearance at the Wales Magistrate’s Court earlier this month, the pensioner claimed that before the heated verbal exchange, she did promise Scotland that she would eventually trim her guava tree, as it was hanging in his yard. The 65-year-old told the court that after he complained again, she told him that she could not cut the tree at that time, since it was bearing fruit.“I know the tree went in the yard, but I tell he that cutting a bearing tree is like cutting a pregnant woman,” she stressed.Having pleaded guilty to the abusive language offence, the woman also explained to Magistrate Liverpool that it was after her reluctance to trim the hanging sections in Scotland’s yard that she noticed him cutting her tree on April 9, which angered her.“I see he cutting me tree and I cursed him,” Bobb told the magistrate.After releasing the pensioner on the warning, Magistrate Liverpool told the Stanleytown resident that she should report such matters to Police, as against taking her own action.last_img