This is the terrifying moment a man pulls out a chainsaw after a dispute between neighbours in a Yorkshire street turned into shocking violence.
Video shot on a mobile phone shows how thug Stewart Palmer tried to burst into the home of 28-year-old mother Jess Appleby while wielding the noisy power tool.
After Palmer was jailed for the attack, Ms Appleby’s partner Dean Brown told how the family, including Ms Appleby’s young son Archie, could have been seriously injured if he had not managed to block the doorway.
Footage captured the moment Stewart Palmer threatened his neighbour with a chainsaw
Mr Brown said: ‘It shook me up for a while because he nearly got in the kitchen.
‘If I hadn’t have kicked him and shut the door he would have cut us all up with that chainsaw. I had to look after her and her son. I did what I had to do.’
Ms Appleby wrote on Facebook that she had been ‘terrorised day in day out’ when she lived on the street and the chainsaw incident led to her moving house.
A series of three videos – shot by Ms Appleby and a neighbour – shows the confrontation quickly escalating from an argument in her front garden to a fist fight in the street of their Barnsley estate.
Footage shows Palmer – wearing an Ellesse zip-up top – approaching the woman’s window as a child shouts ‘you just spat at me’ from inside.
The young mum and model charges out of the house through a side gate to confront him, repeatedly saying ‘get off my property’ as she tries to push him away. Mr Brown then comes out and the two men begin fighting.
His actions came after a brawl between neighbours in a street in Barnsley, South Yorkshire
The video shows how the row quickly escalated into violence, with two couples fighting
Footage filmed by the next-door neighbour shows the fracas unfolding, with the two women trading blows whilst witnesses egg them on and children in the background are heard crying.
Others run in to break it up but struggle to separate the two duelling women, and soon the two men start fighting again.
Eventually the situation begins to calm down but the four feisty sluggers continue to exchange accusations over the garden fence.
And, at this point, Palmer walks away.
But another clip shows him with a roaring chainsaw, charging up to the house before the video cuts out.
The footage was shot when Palmer came to the home of Jessica Appleby and her family
Chainsaw-wielding Palmer was jailed for two years for affray and having an offensive weapon
A spokesman for the CPS confirmed Palmer was jailed for the shocking attack.
He said: ‘Stewart Palmer was jailed on July 20 at Sheffield Crown Court for 24 months.
‘He was charged with affray, having an offensive weapon and criminal damage to property.’
The footage is the latest to show shocking levels of violence in Britain, with critics saying the country is turning into the ‘Wild West’.
Earlier this week, a disturbing video emerged of a woman on her way home from the Notting Hill Carnival being viciously attacked on the train.
The shocking violence unfolded in the residential Upper Forest Road in Barnsley