The daughter of former Tottenham manager Shreeves has been given community service after throwing wet cement and stones over her neighbour’s fence in a ‘hate campaign’ against the couple.
Joanne Shreeves, 51, caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to Trevor Dempsey’s property, including a fence, garden flowers and a custom shed.
Once she was caught on camera by Mr Dempsey, 62, and his former partner Sandra Durdin, 58, spitting at her neighbors and laughing.
During another confrontation, Shreeves was seen shaking the fence between the properties in The Ridgeway, Chingford, east London before snapping, “You’re a dirty bastard, you are.” A f*****g dirty c**t. Do you know what happens to dirty c***s?’
She was found guilty yesterday of assault, causing criminal damage and one count of threatening behavior in a new trial following a conviction last May.
Joanne Shreeves, 52, was found guilty today of common assault, causing criminal damage and one count of threatening behavior in a new trial following a conviction last May
Stratford Magistrates’ Court was shown clips of Shreeves throwing stones, boulders, part of a kitchen cupboard and a shovel full of cement from her luxury residence in Chingford, east London, causing £5,000 worth of damage.
Shreeves had been unable to attend the first trial due to illness, but had always claimed that CCTV footage of her spitting and cursing had been edited by her neighbors at The Ridgeway.
She then received a new trial from District Judge William Nelson in August after successfully filing to reopen the case.
But when she was sentenced yesterday, the judge mocked her claim that the footage shot by her long-suffering neighbors, Sandra Durdin and Trevor Dempsey, had been tampered with.p
“To suggest that the CCTV footage has been tampered with in any way is unbelievable,” he said.
‘What can be seen on those images is a true representation. They used to live next door to each other and now they have taken up three days of court proceedings.
“There is clearly an undisguised animosity between all parties in this case.”
Referring to the incident in which Shreeves spat at Ms. Durdin’s son Mitchell, Judge Nelson said, “I couldn’t see any drops of water in any of the cameras, but what I did hear was the sound of spitting.”
Mr Dempsey also said his neighbor was like a ‘possessed person’ when she threw boulders over his fence on October 24, 2020:
The judge ridiculed Shreeves’ claim that the footage taken by her long-suffering neighbors, Sandra Durdin and Trevor Dempsey, had been tampered with.
He told the court: “There was a big crisis – she went crazy. She went to her garage, took out her shovel and scooped out what we put in it and threw it over the fence and really hit me.
“You saw her throw boulders over the fence and throw things at the house and the windows. She was possessed, she was possessed.’
Shreeves then tried to destroy her neighbors’ cameras with a garden hose, the court heard.
Mr. Dempsey called the police, but Ms. Shreeves made a follow-up call, canceling the request for officers to come to the scene.
CCTV footage showed Shreeves walking through the garden with a large broom and reaching over the garden gate.
She was also shown cutting tape from the fence that read ‘Keep Out’.
Previously, the Defendant and her mother, Carol Shreeves, alleged abuse and harm at the hands of Mr Dempsey, Mrs Durdin.
Ms Shreeves wore a black top, black trousers and a gold chain and said at 8am on 24 October 2020 that she saw Mr Dempsey staring through the window.
Stratford Magistrates’ Court was shown clips of Shreeves throwing stones, boulders, part of a kitchen cupboard and a shovel full of cement from her luxury home in Chingford, east London, causing £5,000 worth of damage
“He was putting something on the fence,” she said, explaining that it was a trellis.
“I was visibly shaken and I pulled down the blind,” she said.
Mrs. Shreeves said she went out to get her hair done and came back about noon.
“As soon as I got back, they started again. Bang bang bang. It made the most horrible sound.’
Ms Shreeves said she went out again in the afternoon, adding: ‘My daughter said don’t go out without a camera. When I went outside I saw all that wet cement under the fence.’
The court was shown video of the incident taken on Mrs Shreeves’ phone.
In it, she tells Mr. Dempsey, “I don’t want to call the police. Do you think it’s funny? I asked nicely.’
Ms Shreeves said she called the police but they didn’t come because there was a lot of stabbing in the area.
She added: ‘I heard the most terrible creaking outside. I went outside to see what the noise was. I was a little scared.
“I heard Trevor scream. I heard him say, ‘I’ve had enough of her. I want it taken care of and I want it taken care of now.”
Joanne Shreeves is the daughter of former Tottenham Hotspur boss Peter Shreeves – who owns the house
Mrs Shreeves claims her daughter was not in the house at the time.
“I assumed he was calling the police,” she said.
“Did you give anyone permission to put anything on your fence?” asked attorney Charlie Charles.
“None,” she replied.
The court was shown CCTV footage of Shreeves throwing a spade of cement over her fence and hitting or nearly hitting a man.
When her mother was shown the footage, prosecutor Elizabeth Ajayi said: “I can see from your reaction that you are shocked. Can you confirm that you have not seen this at any point?’
She replied, “I didn’t know something like this was going on.”
Referring to the October 24 incident, the judge said: “I am pleased that the defendant threw a large number of objects over the fence.
“Carol Shreeves may not accept her daughter’s behavior.”
The feuding neighbors lived in these two properties in affluent Chingford, East London
At that point, Ms. Shreeves said something in the dock that the judge thought was “be careful.”
He said, “I hope that wasn’t a threat. You said “be careful”.
“I said ‘oh,'” Shreeves replied.
The judge added: “In the course of these proceedings you have been disruptive and have said things to witnesses as they testify,” the judge added.
Shreeves was acquitted of two more threatening behavior charges on June 27, 2021.
She was paroled on March 2.