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Kennel owner caught in £96,000 legal case is to appeal her conviction

PUBLISHED: 08:05 08 October 2019 | UPDATED: 08:40 08 October 2019

Topcroft Low Farm kennels owner Sharon Tidnam with friend and neighbour Kathy Thomson. Picture: Archant

Topcroft Low Farm kennels owner Sharon Tidnam with friend and neighbour Kathy Thomson. Picture: Archant

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A kennel owner who lost a £96,000 court case is appealing her conviction in the new year.

Sharon Tidnam, 62, has lodged an appeal after losing a court battle 
with her neighbour 
over noise at her 
kennels at Low Farm, Topcroft.

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Barrister Matthew McNiff made hundreds of iPhone recordings of dog noise coming from his neighbours kennels in a bid to prove she had breached a previous court order made to halt the noise nuisance from her kennels and in 2018 brought a private prosecution against Mrs Tidnam.

She was found guilty of breaching a nuisance order in June, this year, and was ordered to pay £3,000 compensation to Mr McNiff as well as legal costs of £93,000 at a hearing at Great Yarmouth Magistrates' Court.

The appeal will be heard at King's Lynn Crown Court, in February, next year, and has been set for a four-day hearing including a site visit to the kennels.


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