Teacher Accused Of Harassing German Neighbors
A MATH teacher has been charged with harassment for allegedly subjecting his German neighbours to wartime music and Nazi salutes.
Prosecutors say Geoffrey Butler caused Reinhard and Kathryn Wendt four years of misery with broadcasts of The White Cliffs of Dover, Rule Britannia and the Dambusters March.
Lawyers at Medway Magistrates’ Court said that relations between the neighbors soured after the Wendts moved in next to Butler in the village of Lower Upnor, southern England, in 2007.
Butler and Reinhard Wendt eventually came to blows in a dispute over a small piece of land.
Prosecutor Alistair Dickson said Butler “decided to make their lives a misery because of Mr Wendt’s German origin.”
Butler denies harassment.