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Police Statement


By alextb


Those of you who read one of my latest blogs may remember that I was expecting to be contacted by the police to make a statement against the boy who continually vandlises my garden and harasses me on the street.

Well, I saw a PCSO from my local SAfer Neighbourhoods Team and asked when one of the PC’s was on and she said that the pC in question was on duty, but they were too busy guarding a disused office building which looked like it was broken in to, and then later they would be too busy due to it being bonfire night and the same applies tomorrow.

I am suposed to be contacted next week. Maybe I will get to make a statement before 2011.

The sooner I get it over and done with the sooner I can relax.

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Perhaps you should move on and let this go Alexb as the other residents seem to?

5 Nov, 2010


Since when did I say other residents have moved on?

With all due respect, you don't have to live here, and do not know what goes on day to day.

If you lived here, you would know how many residents are too scared to even leave their flats, just like I used to be before I forced myself outside.

I may sound rude, but I have to live in fear day to day, and especially when I am vulnerable when I have to walk to and from the train station to get to work.

He gets home before me, and will usually be hanging around ready to carry on the barage of verbal abuse and throw various items at me and others.

5 Nov, 2010


Alex...would the police accept a written statement from you if waiting is too unpleasant for you? You can type obviously so it might be good to request that option.

I've never been in your situation so have no idea how I'd react to the intimidation, abuse etc. I have read though that bullies can often be covering up their own insecurities and faults and if you rise to them they just make your life worse. Do you think this could be what is happening in your neighbourhood?

I also you have a neighbourhood watch scheme? This can be used to great advantage if residents group together...strength in numbers and all that.

Just some thoughts....take care, Alex.

5 Nov, 2010


Neighbourhood watch was an idea, but people don't really know their neighbours and keep to their own groups, so it wouldn't work.

My Mum suggested to the PC that I type one out and e-mail it, but he said that he had to do it with me. Statements have to be handwritten by the officer in his/ her presence. So he will have to be do it, as I say it. Plus I a not sure exactly what he wishes to write about. It would fill a whole filing cabinet what I have ti say LOL.

So Whenever I can make an appointment, I will go to the police station and do it in an interview room.

5 Nov, 2010


Thanks for the ideas though,a nd I am pretty sure he has something worng, despite the ADHD and drugs. (By drugs I mean beside his ADHD medication.) Cannabis is the drug in question.

5 Nov, 2010


Well....all the more reason to form a Neighbourhood Watch group...if neighbours aren't getting to know one another it is a surefire way to get them introduced. If you even had one neighbour who would team with you, you could prepare invites to a meeting in one house and see what happens.

In any case...I hope you soon get to the interview room and can give your statement to the police.

5 Nov, 2010


I did form a voluntary group who did something like NW, but more like a response team and taking statements about criinal activity or worries, reporting repair work to the council and communtiy activities like litter picking. For soe reason the kids were eager and asked for the brooms and bags etc... when we had no litter picking planned.

I gave this up when the guy who was a volunteer started all this and 3 windows were put in.

No-one understands why.

Nobody is keen on the idea of an actual NW. But it is cetrtainly good idea.

Hopefully the polic approve the Neighbourhood Manager's plan for a CCTV camera looking at our door and entrance way to the block.

5 Nov, 2010


I hope you can get it done soon. I can understand why the police would be busy now, so maybe next week things will be better for them. Good luck.

5 Nov, 2010


I hope the CCTV works for would seem you have tried in the past to involve neighbours and the bullies have intimidated you and vandalized your properties. How sad the respect for person and property is eroding our neighbourhoods. Keep well, Alex.

5 Nov, 2010


hang in there alex,i know what its like,your braver than me i moved,good luck chris

5 Nov, 2010


Good luck Alex ...
not easy living in disruptive neighbourhoods ...

6 Nov, 2010


know wot you mean !!! i was broken last year oct.... i was on my own as oh in work ( nites) the police came at 7am next morn ..the brakein was bt 9pm eve b 4. even tho i told them i was in a remote area on my own wth the glass door smashed in ...... well wot are you surpossed to do !!!!
and they want to reduse bobbys huhhh.if we refused to pay our concil tax they wud b round then , to lock you up
keep smiling ;0(

6 Nov, 2010


When my bedroom window was smashed with a brick, the 999 police call handler said that because they had run off, they would send an officer around in the morning as the police were busy.

6 Nov, 2010


I'd make an official complaint then, if it goes on like that. It's just not acceptable.

6 Nov, 2010


Alex, I know what you are talking about, I have to work on these sort of places as part of my day to day job, and I sympathise with you wholeheartedly. Just a thought, and it may have been mentioned before, you have to get your M.P. involved, THATS WHAT THEY ARE PAID FOR. Even if you make a scene at his or hers constituency office, DEMAND that they sort this problem out once and for all. Get the press involved, National, if need be, they love stories like this, especially where they can shame local councils and M.P.'s. Pester the M.P. with letters every day, and the council. I hope its ends up well for you.

6 Nov, 2010


Yes, LLegs....I thought the MP could be a useful contact...and as you say....keep up the pressure and expect results from the MP...they are meant to serve their constituents.

6 Nov, 2010


Good, useful comments, Hywel and Littlelegs ..

... and Whistonlass ! :o)

6 Nov, 2010


Well it gets right up my goat when all these people ripping us off, when we are told to tighten our belts etc. and what wiyh all that expenses lark, I could rant and rant, and I am a very composed person, believe it or not. WE ARE PAYING THEM GOOD MONEY. Let them earn it.
Sorry. ......

6 Nov, 2010


don't be sorry... you are right ...

6 Nov, 2010


My local MP has been involved for a while. He will help anyone for anything.

He is waitng to hear back from the Police Inspector.


6 Nov, 2010


Good to know that you have the MP involved...seems he is having to wait for the police as well. You seem to be doing everything possible to get the situation sorted, Alex. Good luck!

6 Nov, 2010


Thank you everyone for your supportive coments.

6 Nov, 2010

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