Nottinghamshire dad killed in bust-up over wheelie-bins
A SIMMERING feud over a patch of land where a Notts pensioner put his wheelie bins ended in a deadly confrontation.
Grandad Ray Tindall had once been friends with neighbour Jeffrey Burton, a 60-year-old former parish councillor.
But Burton stabbed him to death after the argument about the three-foot strip of land boiled over.
New details about what led to the attack have emerged after Mr Tindall's son Jim spoke out for the first time about his father's killing on what had been a peaceful family Boxing Day last year.
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"He was just a good grandfather and a loving dad," Jim Tindall told the Post.
"It's still very difficult and very hard for us all.
"We knew they'd been arguing, but we didn't know how far it had got."
Burton went round to Ray Tindall's village home in Rainworth, attacking him with a hatchet and a knife.
Only two days before the attack, Burton had been told he was terminally ill.
He never faced trial for the killing, dying in hospital before the case came to court.
His widow Jacqui said: "What my husband did was a terrible thing, but he was dying of cancer."