September 2018

Shocking state of sex offender’s abandoned garden in Sheffield revealed, as neighbour says no one is willing to help

A sex offender’s garden in Sheffield has been left to ‘wrack and ruin’ while he is locked up – and his exasperated neighbour says no one is willing to help.

Christopher Farr is serving an 11-year prison sentence after being convicted at Sheffield Crown Court in July 2013 of 15 counts of indecent assault.

The back garden of the 57-year-old’s home on Mill Road, in Ecclesfield, has become overrun with dense, shoulder-height weeds and brambles during his spell behind bars.

His next door neighbour Josephine Moysey says the abandoned garden is not just an eyesore but has become infested with rats and is damaging her fence.

She says she is unable to clear the mess herself as that would be trespassing, and when she complained to Sheffield Council she was told nothing could be done.