September 5, 2009

Harrison widow facing neighbor dispute

Olivia Harrison, widow of the late Beatles guitarist George Harrison, has a fence around her British home that is a danger to pets, a neighbor says.

Actor Rodney Bewes, who lives near Harrison's home in Henley-on-Thames, said the razor wire fence surrounding Harrison's Friar Park mansion nearly killed his cat, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday.

My cat, Maurice, has been injured on that fence several times, once severing an artery that nearly killed him, said Bewes, best known for his The Likely Lads role. It has cost me thousands in vets' bills. There are several other cats -- people's pets -- that have been practically gored on that fence, it's that dangerous.

Bewes recognized Harrison's need for security following a 1999 break-in at the home before her husband's death, but suggested the need for such concerns may have passed.

It was an horrific thing to have happened, no one is arguing about that, but is the danger and the threat really still there? Bewes told the Telegraph.