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Neighbour takes golfer court over claims of threats and intimidation because of a barking dog 

A champion golfer if facing threats of an intervention order after a woman took him to court over a barking dog.

The owner of the pet dog, Alexandra Kipouridis, alleged she has been threatened by golfer Brett Ogle in a Melbourne Magistrates Court.

The fight started over her pet maltese shih tzu dog which was interrupting the golfer’s sleep, the Herald Sun reported.    

A champion golfer if facing threats of an intervention order after a woman took him to court over a barking dog (pictured)

The defence for Brett Ogle (pictured) argued the dog was interrupting the golfer's sleep with its loud barking

The defence for Brett Ogle (pictured) argued the dog was interrupting the golfer’s sleep with its loud barking

She reportedly promised to supply the court with CCTV footage and photos of him ‘standing on a ladder and abusing her over the fence.’ 

‘I just want to feel safe, I want to feel protected in my backyard, I don’t want to be living in fear,’ Ms Kipouridis reportedly told the court.

Alexandra Kipouridis (pictured) told a magistrates court in Melbourne she is living in fear

Alexandra Kipouridis (pictured) told a magistrates court in Melbourne she is living in fear

‘We have had neighbours come to us to say, ‘Why is this neighbour screaming at us?’ 

While she tried to phone police, they were unable to act on the ‘low-level neigbourhood dispute’ in the absence of an intervention order. 

The defence for Mr Ogle argued the dog was interrupting the golfer’s sleep with its loud barking, which could be heard from his property, the Herald Sun reported. 

Lawyer Francis Scully said the dog was a ‘small white ball of fluff’ with a ‘high pitched bark’.  

Ogle promised not to ‘stalk or harrass’ the Kipouridis family but this was rejected by Ms Kipouridis, who is demanding Ogle be banned from reaching within 2m of her property.

The case will continue in May. 

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