Watch: 'Neighbour from hell' launches himself at Australian TV news crew - 'I'll bite your f****** face off'

A man dubbed the "neighbour from hell" has been filmed physically attacking an Australian news crew who came to interview him.

The man, identified by A Current Affair as Lester Sutherland, repeatedly attacked the crew, screaming at them while they asked him to calm down.

The crew were forced to take evasive action as the man grabbed journalist Chris Allen in a headlock, asking him if he worked for the police.

Sutherland's neighbour, Craig Merriman, had previously told A Current Affair that he had been repeatedly abused by Sutherland, which led him to contact the media.

The Nine crew could only back away and repeatedly ask the man to calm down – but he wouldn’t.