Dagenham woman’s TV plea: ‘Move us from nightmare neighbour’
PUBLISHED: 16:01 18 May 2015 | UPDATED: 16:01 18 May 2015
A woman who turned to TV to complain about her “neighbour from hell” is still stuck next door to him a month after the show aired.
Kim Amman, of Butler Road, Dagenham, appeared on Channel 5’s The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door in April after claiming she was terrorised by the tenant for more than a year.
The 38-year-old hoped the programme would encourage the council to rehouse her and her mum, Mary.
But an emergency transfer application was turned down despite “intimidation and noise” worsening from over the fence.
“We used to get on and then things changed,” Kim told the Post.
“He wanted to remove a fence between our two gardens to build an extension but my mum said no, so we got balls, rocks and broomsticks thrown over.
“Then came the threats – he claims I swore at his kids. He said if I do it once more he’ll get someone to come and ‘do me over’.”
On the programme Kim presents a copy of the diary that the council asked her to keep, recording the numerous balls and sticks she claims fall into her garden each day.
During the ruckus she was also in hospital for a major operation.
In a desperate bid to be moved she presented the council with a letter from her doctor which warned against living in a stressful environment.
“It was turned down and the council still won’t move us,” she said.
“I contacted Channel 5 and they started filming in November but the council are still not listening, even though they have been told by my GP I should not be under any stress.
“The trouble next door has not calmed down, it’s got to the point where it sounds like they are dropping metal poles on purpose to make loud noises. Everything has got worse.”
The Post approached Kim’s next door neighbour but he declined to comment.
A council spokesman said they have thoroughly investigated the case with the police and other agencies and they do not have any evidence that supports allegations of anti-social behaviour.
He added: “The complaints from Miss Amman arose following the neighbour’s application to build an extension to their property. Our tenant has been advised to consider a mutual exchange if she does not wish to live in her current property as her case does not meet our management transfer criteria.”
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