House seller pestered for years over asbestos dispute in Oakley

House seller pestered for years over asbestos dispute in Oakley

A DISPUTE over asbestos in an Oakley house resulted in a woman being sent defamatory correspondence over a period of almost six years.

Kevin Rushford repeatedly contacted the woman after asbestos was found in a house bought by his mother.

His behaviour resulted in Rushford, 54, of Windyhill Avenue, Kincardine, going on trial at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He was found guilty of a charge that between December 13, 2010, and November 8, 2016, at James Hog Crescent, Oakley, he engaged in a course of conduct which caused Amanda Paterson fear or alarm by repeatedly and persistently sending correspondence to her, her employer and family members of a defamatory nature claiming she had defrauded him and she was due him money as recompense.

In his evidence during the two-day hearing, Rushford said his mother had purchased the house in 2008 and almost immediately a warning sign about asbestos had been discovered.

He told the court it cost £25,000 to have the asbestos removed and the property restored.

Rushford was found guilty by Sheriff Craig McSherry who called for reports and sentencing will take place on March 7.

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