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Singer in fence row with football hero

Paul Keaveny in London

Published 21/01/2011 | 05:00

A FORMER boyband singer who fell out with his neighbour over a boundary fence has been bound over to keep the peace.

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Matthew Johnson (25) who was a singer in the band One True Voice, telephoned ex-Wales football captain Kevin Ratcliffe "ranting and raving", a court in Wales heard yesterday.

The pair, who live in Ewloe, north Wales, had fallen out over a 20ft fence which Mr Ratcliffe had erected between their homes.

The court heard that Mr Johnson took down the fence and that the dispute escalated after an altercation between the defendant's father and members of the Ratcliffe family. Mr Ratcliffe has now put up a 6ft fence which is acceptable to both parties.

A charge of placing a menacing phone call was dismissed.

Irish Independent

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