A North Korean asylum seeker has claimed she is the victim of a campaign of abuse by her neighbour over their bins after she was told ‘you’re not from this country’ in the latest row.
Footage shows the resident arguing with the woman, named as Myungseo, and appearing to throw a bin in her direction before pushing her.
The neighbour can be heard telling Myungseo: ‘You’re an asylum seeker. You’re not from this country.’
The two clips were posted to Facebook by Myungseo, who lives in Croydon, London, and claimed she has been ‘assaulted several times’ by the neighbour.
She wrote: ‘I really need your help as I have been assaulted several times by a neighbour and my kids are constantly anxious and scared.
‘It’s only me and my children, we don’t have any relative or friend in the UK and this situation is affecting my mental health and my children’s wellbeing.’
Myungseo said she moved into the property in November last year and didn’t understand how the rubbish collection worked, claiming she asked and agreed with her neighbour to share bins.
She went on to say a row erupted when she moved the bins to the other side, to avoid leaves falling inside them from overhead and rotting.
The North Korean asylum seeker claimed the neighbour started to ‘yell’ at her, throwing the bins on a vehicle parked outside her house, adding: ‘She also insulted me, pushed me and made me fall backwards.’
Myungseo said she initially did not contact the police because her ‘English isn’t very good’ and she ‘didn’t know what to say’, but told Migrant Help.
She wrote: ‘No one is telling my neighbour off or warning her, she just continues abusing and threatening us.’
Myungseo went on to claim her neighbour threw a brick at her door last December and threw trash at her family ‘day by day’, before throwing leftover Christmas decorations in front of the house.
She said the police were contacted after a fight in May this year, which allegedly started over a blocked rain gutter, in which she claims the neighbour started pushing her before pulling her hair and punching her in the face.
The mother wrote: ‘I defended myself so when the police came I told them I had twisted her arm.
‘My neighbour told the police we would resolve the issue ourselves and the police told me that they could not help me because I did not have evidence of the neighbour physically attacking me.’
It is alleged she then installed CCTV outside her home to help provide evidence to the police, but the neighbour ‘pulled the cable and cut the camera off’.
Myungseo posted: ‘She is taking advantage of a woman and two children with nobody here to protect us.
‘I feel like a failure because I can’t protect my children from this despicable woman.
‘The pain, abuse and assault I have suffered at the hands of this woman are indescribable.’
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told MailOnline: ‘On Friday, 29 May, police received two separate reports about an altercation outside an address in Bensham Lane, Croydon.
‘Officers attended the scene and spoke with both parties involved in the incident who each made counter allegations that the other had assaulted them.
‘Police spoke with the parties about how best to resolve the issue. Both parties agreed to a community resolution.
‘No arrests were made.’