A neighbour of The Voice star Guy Sebastian has appeared in court briefly after he allegedly issued a death threat to the star in a long-running dispute.
Phillip Richard Hanslow, 65, allegedly confronted the popular musician outside their homes in the Sydney beachside suburb of Maroubra on January 23.
He appeared at Waverley Court on Thursday charged with stalking with intent to cause physical harm and damaging property.
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Hanslow, who represented himself, was not required to enter a plea and told the court he needed more time to undergo a medical procedure and to arrange legal advice.
The matter was adjourned until March.
Outside court, Hanslow told reporters he was “surprised” by the “whole ordeal” he was now going through.
“It’s been blown right out of proportion and unnecessary,” he said.
Police were called to a Maroubra home about 1.30pm on January 23, following reports of a dispute.
“Officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command attended and arrested a 65-year-old man,” police confirmed at the time.
“He was taken to Maroubra Police Station where he was charged.”
Sebastian sought an AVO against Hanslow which was granted, meaning the neighbour cannot contact the singer or enter his property.
The pair had reportedly been feuding since 2016 when Sebastian and wife Jules built their “dream home” on the street.
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