Insult at 600-feet for Pinchbeck quarrel

A 30ft high swear word ' and what appears to be a penis shape ' have been mown into a field in Pinchbeck that is only visible from the air. We have purposefully blurred both obscenities.  Photo by Derbyshire Soaring Club. ANL-160807-155123001
A 30ft high swear word ' and what appears to be a penis shape ' have been mown into a field in Pinchbeck that is only visible from the air. We have purposefully blurred both obscenities. Photo by Derbyshire Soaring Club. ANL-160807-155123001
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Pinchbeck is making national headlines for the wrong reasons as a neighbours’ dispute appears to have taken a turn towards the extreme.

A light aircraft enthusiast was flying between Spalding and Boston two weeks ago when he came across a 30-foot high swear word mown into farmland thought to be owned by Pinchbeck millionaire businessman Mark Scotney.

If anyone goes cross-country near Boston and Spalding then look out for this artistic and genius protest - neighbourly disputes taken to the next level

Pilot Lee Hamilton Cooper of Derbyshire Soaring Club

There is also what appears to be a penis shape beneath the word.

Pilot Lee Hamilton Cooper of Derbyshire Soaring Club, whose friend took the photograph, said: “I know nothing about the disagreement between the neighbours and the picture is taken roughly 600 feet above sea level.”

Shortly after the photograph was taken, Lee posted a message on social media which said: “If anyone goes cross-country near Boston and Spalding then look out for this artistic and genius protest.

“Neighbourly disputes taken to the next level.”

Journalists from the UK’s national tabloid newspapers have now latched onto the story which reportedly involved a row between Mr Scotney and his neighbours about noisy quad bikes ridden over the field, both during the day and at night.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, neighbour Carol Weston said: “He (Mr Scotney) and his friends are always riding quad bikes over the fields and they are such a nuisance.

“One bank holiday was particularly bad (with) so many bikes revving all day and night.”

In trying to speak to Mr Scotney, reporters asked his fiancee Michelle Edwards whether her husband-to-be was responsible for the obscenity.

But Michelle said: “We don’t know who did it.”

The Spalding Guardian tried to contact Mark Scotney himself through his business in Pinchbeck, Anglia UK, but no response was received at the time of going to press.

But a spokesman for South Holland District Council said: “We have had a previous complaint regarding noise at the premises which Mr Scotney was informed of, but the case was closed because the complainant did not proceed with the complaint.

“There is no arrangement between ourselves and Mr Scotney regarding the use of quadbikes at the premises.”