Hospital consultant is caught on CCTV hurling rubbish bags over Hampstead rock agent’s fence ‘in retaliation for fly-tipping in his street’ – but is BACKED by his millionaire neighbours
- Royal Free Hospital consultant Robin Woolfson caught launching bags in a rage
- Victim emailed him as head of resident’s association to help find the culprit
- But he was shocked when neighbours said that they believed it was Woolfson
This is the moment a hospital consultant launched bags bursting with rubbish over his music agent neighbour’s fence during a bitter planning row.
Dr Robin Woolfson – who chairs north London’s Gayton Road Resident’s Association – was caught on camera throwing the refuse in a rage at neighbour Barry McKay’s garden.
Mr McKay – who last year sued Iron Maiden – was arguing with the GRA over the 7ft high fence that can be seen in the clip.
Pictured: The consultant throws rubbish over his neighbour’s fence during a bitter planning row. He would later blame the incident on frustration over fly-tipping
Royal Free Hospital’s Dr Woolfson insisted that the rubbish-slinging had nothing to do with arguments over the ‘rusted’ effect fence after the video surfaced on the Ham & High website.
He blamed frustration at bin bags being placed outside his home on the wrong day after footage showed him initially failing to throw bags over.
After two botched attempts, he can be seen finally getting them over the barrier on January 4 at 11.18pm as a woman watches on.
The incident sparked calls for him to resign from the association, which in January refused his attempt to quit. Ms McKay’s demand for him to go has resurfaced as he was identified in the video today.
Dr Woolfson (pictured, left) apologised for throwing the bags over Mc McKay’s (right) fence but said it was nothing to do with the planning row
The Hampstead doctor has said sorry for his ‘intemperate and spontaneous’ behaviour.
Mr McKay’s daughter was shocked when she returned home to find sacks on top of a skylight at her home.
None the wiser as to the culprit, her father emailed Dr Woolfson to ask for help in finding who was behind the incident.
But he was shocked when his other neighbours told him it was the doctor, a fact confirmed by CCTV.
The doctor then made the bizarre claim that he’d acted on behalf of other residents who were sick of fly-tipping.
Mr McKay feels the consultant nephrologist misled him because he told him he was resigning from the GRA, and said if he had any integrity left he wouldn’t still be in post.
He came under fire from the GRA when Dr Woolfson slammed the distressed finish on the fence.
His planning spat began when he erected the fence without permission, then had a retrospective application refused despite him claiming he didn’t realise he’s need to approach the local authority to put it up.
Mr McKay (pictured with Casino Royale special effects designer Anthony Platt, who designed his garden) was locked in a row over the fence that is pictured
Pictured: The back garden at Barry McKay’s home, which is being designed by special effects guru Anthony Platt
Mr McKay was also at the heart of a planning row in 2007 when his plans to renovate the derelict house he bought on the plot were not thought to be in-keeping with the road’s character.
He named the finished project Bosinney after a character in Hampstead writer John Galsworthy’s Forsyte Saga.
Special effects guru Anthony Platt, who worked on Casino Royale, designed his garden.
Mr McKay hit headlines last year when he came out on top in a row with Iron Maiden after alleging they’d stolen lyrics from a little-known band called Beckett.
He said that the band had used lyrics and music from the 1973 song Life’s Shadow in their 1982 track Hallowed Be Thy Name. The band settled out of court for more than half a million citing mounting legal fees.