Illegal Removal of Farm Hedge

I was woken at 6am this morning by the sound of what I thought was an excavator working on some nearby roadworks. On closer investigation I found it to be a tractor hedge cutter which was demolishing my mature 15' high roadside hedge and had already removed a section about 80 metres long. It turned out that a house owner living on the other side of the road had engaged this contractor to demolish my hedge without permission. He wanted a better view you see! Needless to say, I called police who came out and spoke to all concerned.

Has anyone heard of such a thing?

Your thoughts please.