A vegetarian sommelier and his spouse are accused of stalking their neighbours after they moved out over a row about ‘foul’ meat smells.

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Christoph Hons, 50, who works as a wine knowledgeable at Park Chinois in Mayfair, and his spouse Sylvia, 45, deny stalking Scott Lawrence and his spouse Jessica Parker between January 15 and April 29 final yr.

Mr Lawrence and Ms Parker moved out of their home in St Margaret’s, west London after their neighbours filmed them at residence and sat in native cafes, a court docket was informed.

The couple re-located after a number of run-ins with the Honses, who usually complained about late-night events, loud banging, drilling and dog-walking subsequent door.

However the authentic feud began when the defendants complained of ‘foul’ meat smells coming into their residence.

Tracing the ‘rotten meat’ odor to a pipe that related the 2 houses, Mr Hons known as the police, sparking a livid row, Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Courtroom was informed.

Each {couples} ended up filming one another with their cellphones and Go-Professionals as tensions mounted, earlier than the Hons pair and Mr Lawrence have been every issued with harassment warnings by the police.   

Mayfair sommellier Christoph Hons, 50 (pictured in an undated photo) is accused of stalking his old neighbours with his wife

Mayfair sommellier Christoph Hons, 50 (pictured in an undated photo) is accused of stalking his old neighbours with his wife

Sylvia, 45 (pictured outside court at an earlier hearing) is also accused of stalking

Sylvia, 45 (pictured outside court at an earlier hearing) is also accused of stalking

Christoph Hons, 50, (left in an undated photograph) and his spouse Sylvia, 45 (pictured exterior court docket at an earlier listening to) deny stalking Scott Lawrence and his spouse Jessica Parker in London between January 15 and April 29 final yr

Describing the odor, Mr Hons informed the jury: ‘Your own home is filled with this dangerous odor, within the curtains, in your garments, in every single place.

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‘It was very intense, foul meat, rotten meat. I’m fairly delicate on style and odor, it’s a massive a part of my job.

‘We known as the police each time that occurred. Each time it occurred.’

Finally they put in an insulation system that removed the odour, however the arguments continued, the court docket heard.       

Earlier Ms Parker informed the jury: ‘They tried to draw our consideration to movie us. I would see them out of the nook of my eye.

‘I knew they did not need us to be within the storage space, but it surely was helpful to us. We might throw a ball to the canines and no one else minded.

‘Finally they obtained a ‘No Canine Strolling’ signal put up there.

‘We had been exercising our canines and Mrs Hons went again residence to get her moped and drove it at us for half an hour, whereas filming.

‘My coronary heart was pounding, however what’s the neatest thing to do with a bully? We had been subjected to aggression, however when somebody is bullying you, do you simply scuttle off?’

Their neighbours Scott Lawrence and Jessica Parker moved out of their house in St Margaret's, west London (pictured) over the row and set up elsewhere in the capital 

Their neighbours Scott Lawrence and Jessica Parker moved out of their house in St Margaret's, west London (pictured) over the row and set up elsewhere in the capital 

Their neighbours Scott Lawrence and Jessica Parker moved out of their home in St Margaret’s, west London (pictured) over the row and arrange elsewhere within the capital 

Mrs Hons claims Ms Parker was having fun with the confrontation and ‘smiling’ as a result of one in every of her canines was barking at her, however the complainant says her canine was agitated by the deliberate moped revving.

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The defendant recorded the incident, which was performed to the jury, who heard Mr Lawrence shout: ‘You and your husband are freaks. We all know you’ve gotten eight or 9 cameras.’

Mrs Hons claims Jessica informed the canine: ‘Get her,’ and the jury have been proven a doorstep confrontation the defendants filmed, whereas pointing their telephone at Mr Lawrence.

He may be heard saying: ‘Name the police you voyeuristic p*****. You two have performed nothing however harass me for the final six months whereas I am strolling my canines.

‘The pair of you’re f****** idiots.’

Mr Hons informed the jury loud weekend events started going down in late 2015. ‘We may hear the music by means of the partitions up till two or three am.

‘I complained, however I discovered them fairly aggressive so reported the noise to their landlord. 

‘The events stopped, however then they began throwing issues on the partitions and there was loud banging of doorways as much as midnight.

‘There was additionally six weeks of steady drilling. You could possibly really feel the vibration by means of the wall. It was getting very annoying.’

Describing the smell, Mr Hons (pictured outside court at an earlier hearing) told the jury: 'Your home is full of this bad smell, in the curtains, in your clothes, all over the place. 'It was very intense, foul meat, rotten meat. I am quite sensitive on taste and smell, it is a big part of my job. 'We called the police every time that happened. Every time it occurred.'

Describing the smell, Mr Hons (pictured outside court at an earlier hearing) told the jury: 'Your home is full of this bad smell, in the curtains, in your clothes, all over the place. 'It was very intense, foul meat, rotten meat. I am quite sensitive on taste and smell, it is a big part of my job. 'We called the police every time that happened. Every time it occurred.'

Describing the odor, Mr Hons (pictured exterior court docket at an earlier listening to) informed the jury: ‘Your own home is filled with this dangerous odor, within the curtains, in your garments, in every single place. ‘It was very intense, foul meat, rotten meat. I’m fairly delicate on style and odor, it’s a massive a part of my job. ‘We known as the police each time that occurred. Each time it occurred.’

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Mr Hons informed the jury he and his spouse reported his neighbours to Richmond-upon-Thames’s Environmental Well being division due to the fixed noise.

He denied ‘laughing and abusing’ his neighbours as they walked previous, giving them ‘the finger’ and damaging one in every of their automobiles.

Mr Hons insisted he would exit of his option to keep away from confrontation on the street: ‘I might go behind a bush or a automotive to keep away from contact with Mr Lawrence.

‘By that stage I used to be in a sort of concern and anxious about him. My cameras have been to observe and forestall an incident as a result of I didn’t understand how far it might go.

‘He as soon as stated: ‘I will get you, I will slap you.’ He was very aggressive.

‘I used to be shocked. We by no means gave him a purpose to do this. I feared for the protection of myself, my spouse, my home and my cat.

‘It was irritating that the police actually did not do something to resolve this case.’

The trial continues.  

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