Video: Bin row granny wallops neighbour

A GRUMPY granny's furious and unprovoked attack on a neighbour in a right of way dispute has become an unlikely hit on the internet.

A GRUMPY granny's furious and unprovoked attack on a neighbour in a right of way dispute has become an unlikely hit on the internet.

The three-minute sequence shows pint-sized pensioner Valerie Dunningham lashing out at garage boss Luke Warr repeatedly smacking him around the head with a newspaper and kicking him.

Mrs Dunningham, who is just 4ft 10ins tall, launches a physical attack on Mr Warr and tries to push the wheely bin out into the road in the middle of Sudbury.

At one stage her husband Hugh, 67, joins in - but only in an unsuccessful attempt to pull his screaming wife away from Mr Warr, begging her to stop and even grabbing her round the neck.


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But now 63-year-old Mrs Dunningham could face police action after thousands of people saw the incident - filmed by Mr Warr's business partner - on the video website YouTube.

Mr Warr, 37, said: “It has been a nightmare - we were trading here long before the flats where she lives were even built.

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“We have a proper established and legally drawn up right of way to cross the driveway but Mrs Dunningham seems intent on stopping us.

“We simply move the bin out onto the pavement once a fortnight then when it has been emptied bring it back in.

“I just try to keep my cool - I am a fairly laid-back person but a lot of people have asked me how I managed to stop myself retaliating.

“Whenever she sees me she lets fly with an awful barrage of foul language and this time she turned it into a physical assault.

“She tries to block the garage entrance, has threatened to burn the place down and even had a go at one of my blokes because he has ginger hair.

“I can't understand why she gets so upset about it because we don't interfere with her property or access.”

But defiant Mrs Dunningham claimed their lives had been ruined by Mr Warr's garage business.

She said: “That driveway was included with the flats and Mr Warr has another driveway of his own. It has been terrible for us with banging and noise until 9.00pm at night and lights blazing.

“I admit I have a bit of a temper and on this particular day I finally snapped. I had a paper in my hand and when he refused to listen to me, I walloped him.

“When the police came I told them to arrest me but they said he didn't want to press charges.

“I don't mind being on YouTube - I don't care any more. I am told on some versions they have used the Benny Hill theme music and Kung Fu Fighting."

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “Officers were called to reports of an assault and they spoke to both parties. No formal complaint was made and suitable advice was given.”

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