Newlyweds who had ‘Berlin Wall’ fence around dream home rejoice as its torn down

A newlywed couple who came back from honeymoon to find a 6ft-high fence had been erected in front of their house, are celebrating after it was torn down.

Thomas and Rebekah Entwistle said they felt like “hostages” after the structure was put up just 2ft from their front window, blocking the stunning view from their rural home.

Music teacher Thomas, 27, and new wife Rebekah, 24 thought the barrier was erected by a farmer who is understood to be involved in a dispute with their estate’s developer over land borders.

The pair, who wed in July, moved into the £220,000 four-bed property on a Persimmon Homes estate in Blackburn, Lancs, just before Christmas.

The fence was in place when they got back from the Dominican Republic last month.

But thankfully it has now been torn down.

Speaking previously Thomas said: “This was our dream home – now it’s turned into a nightmare. It feels like we are imprisoned in our own house.

“The fence is 2ft from our front window – it’s like having the Berlin Wall in front of our home.”

“We are being held hostage in a land dispute which is nothing to do with us.

"We bought [the house] because of the view, which has now been replaced by a huge wooden fence. Rebekah is always in tears. She is in despair.”

But speaking today, he told The Sun: "We are so relieved. I can’t tell you how excited we are that the fence is down.

"Our fear now is that it will put it back up again – we just hope it is gone for good."

A spokesman for Persimmon Homes said: "Our staff have taken down the fence after consultation with council planning officers."

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