London, September 5 (ANI): Late Beatle George Harrison’s widow Olivia has been caught up in a planning row after a former television sitcom star alleged that a razor wire fence around her house almost killed his cat.
Rodney Bewes, who starred as Bob Ferris in Seventies television show ‘The Likely Lads’, said the fence posed pets with a dangerous threat and even made the neighbourhood looking like a “war zone”.
Olivia filed a planning application with South Oxfordshire District Council to replace the fence with an identical version, a move opposed by Bewes.
“My cat, Maurice, has been injured on that fence several times, once severing an artery that nearly killed him. It has cost me thousands in vets’ bills,” the Telegraph quoted Bewes as saying.
“There are several other cats – people’s pets – that have been practically gored on that fence, it’s that dangerous.
“It makes me sad when I come home to such a beautiful place and see this thing that makes it look like a war zone. If everybody had razor wire around their gardens can you imagine what it would look like?
“It doesn’t make it any more secure. The bottom half is wood and with a good crowbar you could get through it no problem,” Bewes added.
The Harrisons came up with the boundary in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, after a crazed intruder broke in and stabbed the late guitarist in 1999. (ANI)