A heated row over parking led to a man threatening to set light to the car belonging to the partner of his neighbour.

Robert Winn, 45, became furious after a note was left on a Ford Fiesta asking the owner to shift it so someone else could park there.

Norwich Magistrates’ Court was told he then used the communal intercom to call his female neighbour who he thought was behind it threatening her partner and to “burn his car”.

The dispute was part of long-running issues over parking at flats on Long Row in the NR3 area of Norwich.

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Prosecutor Rima Begum said after police were called Winn had been identified on CCTV moving the note onto another car. 

Winn pleaded guilty to making threats to destroy property on August 17 last year.

Representing himself in court, he told magistrates: “The verbal abuse was just emotions at the time I had no intention of acting on it. 

“I understand the victim may have been scared or frightened by it.”

Magistrates gave him a 12 month conditional discharge telling him: “We accept you are genuinely remorseful.”