Fenced in by six-inch Lancaster tennis land row

Michael and Jacqueline Higson with the fence they built in their garden.

Michael and Jacqueline Higson with the fence they built in their garden.

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A Lancaster couple has lost a bitter 10-year battle with a tennis club over a tiny six-inch strip of land.

Michael and Jacqueline Higson are devastated after a court ruling put them tens of thousands of pounds out of pocket – for building a fence in their garden.

An Appeal Court judge backed their neighbours Bowerham Lawn Tennis Club who said the fence is on their land and blocks access for tennis court repairs. The Higsons, who face a whopping bill for legal costs, said the ruling was “ludicrous”.

 

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