Ex-Spurs boss’s daughter gets community order for hurling bricks over couple’s fence

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  • March 3, 2023
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An ex-Spurs boss’s daughter who shovelled bricks and cement into her neighbour’s property was handed a community sentence.

Joanne Shreeves, 51, was described as a ‘person possessed’ after she chucked boulders over the fence separating her home from Trevor Dempsey’s on October 24, 2020.

Footage captured from cameras belonging to Mr Dempsey, 62, and his former partner Sandra Durdin, 58, appears to show Shreeves spitting at her neighbours and laughing.

Shreeves can be seen shaking the fence between the properties in The Ridgeway, Chingford, east London, snarling: ‘You’re a dirty c**t, you are. A f***ing dirty c**t. You know what happens to dirty c**ts?’

Mr Dempsey previously told a trial at Stratford Magistrates’ Court: ‘There was a big crunch – she went berserk.

‘She went to her garage, took out her shovel and shovelled out what we put in and threw it over the top of the fence and actually hit me.

‘You could see her throwing boulders over the fence throwing stuff at the house and windows.’

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Ms Durdin told how, on another occasion, Shreeves ‘made a slit throat gesture and goes “you’re dead”, you’re dead” whilst we were in our own house’.

Shreeves, the daughter of former Tottenham manager Peter Shreeves, was convicted of threatening behaviour with intent in relation to the couple last May.

She was also found guilty of common assault in relation to the couple’s son, Mitchell Durdin, and criminal damage in respect of a shed, fence and garden flowers to the value of £440.

But she applied to reopen the case and was granted a retrial in August, insisting the CCTV footage of her ‘hate campaign’ was doctored.

However district judge William Nelson rubbished this claim, saying: ‘To suggest that the CCTV footage has been doctored in any way beggar’s belief.

‘There is clearly an undisguised animosity between all the parties in this case. I am satisfied the defendant threw a large number of objects over the fence.’

He had earlier berated Shreeves for being disruptive in the dock during his ruling and warned her to be careful.

Shreeves was handed a 12-month community order and will have to complete 10 days of rehabilitation activity.

She must also pay £4,000 in compensation to Mr Dempsey and she will be subject to a two-year restraining order regarding the victims. On top of this, Shreeves will be subject to a 28-day curfew from 7pm to 7am.

The judge told Shreeves: ‘I know from having read the pre-sentence report that you disagree with the decision I reached. You are entitled to feel that.’

‘The assault was aggravated by the fact that you spat at the complainant during the pandemic. You put him at risk.

‘What makes this more serious is not the value of the property but the persistence of the incident and the fact that you can clearly see on CCTV that when you threw the cement it was within feet of landing on the complainant. This could have resulted in serious injuries.’

Shreeves was previously cleared of two further counts of threatening behaviour on June 27, 2021.

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