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Protection from Harassment

By: Jeff Durham - Updated: 23 Jan 2021 | comments*Discuss
 
Harassment Laws Neighbours Police Victim

Nobody has to suffer persecution or harassment from their neighbours, no matter what has motivated the perpetrator to do this to you in the first place, and you are protected by the law in this regard. Some instances of harassment arise as a result of a dispute between neighbours which has escalated out of control.

Sometimes it’s down to anti-social behaviour by irresponsible youths, other times it may be due to a long-running dispute with a neighbour. Your harassment may be motivated by perceived differences between you and the rest of your neighbourhood by a neighbour(s) and these are usually of a Discriminatory Nature which is dealt with in another article contained on this website.

What Constitutes Harassment?

Harassment can occur in many forms. It's described as 'causing alarm or distress' and also as 'putting people in fear of violence'. It can include, but is not limited to, the following types of behaviour:

  • Threats of violence against you or an actual act of violence committed upon you
  • Abusive and/or insulting behaviour or words
  • Threats of damage to your property and possessions or actual damage to them
  • Any written form of abuse or threat made to you, including letters, graffiti or any other kind of written material such as posters being put up that are derogatory towards you

Basically, harassment can be any type of behaviour or action taken towards you which threatens your own sense of security and peace or which causes you unnecessary inconvenience. For more detailed information surrounding harssment and the laws governing it take a look at www.cps.gov.uk

What You Can Do if You Become a Victim of Harassment

If you feel that you are being harassed, you should immediately notify the police. It’s also useful if you have Kept Written Records of all the occasions when any harassment has took place, including what form of harassment you suffered, the date and time it took place, and a name or description of the perpetrator(s). Even if you haven’t gathered all of this information or you don’t know who might be responsible, just give the police as much information as you can.

The more you can tell them, the quicker and easier it will be to get the harassment to stop and to instigate any legal proceedings that might be necessary. Once you have been interviewed by the police, they will be on hand to offer you any advice while they conduct their investigations.

What Happens Next?

The police take harassment issues very seriously. They will be there to support you although the level will vary depending upon the severity of the harassment which has taken place. They will also offer you all the required information and guidance you might need if the matter goes to court. Depending on the nature of the harassment, they’ll also put you in touch with relevant external organisations or agencies that will be able to give you specialised support and further counselling assistance, if needed.

If You Live in Rented Accommodation

If you live in rented accommodation, you should also inform your landlord, local authority or housing association. They can offer additional support which might include fitting locks, vandal-proof letterboxes, fences and lighting, and installing alarms which might even be linked to your local police station. If your perpetrator lives in the same building as you, they can also confront them and warn them about possible tenancy agreement breaches, and the possibility of eviction.

In the case of local authorities and housing associations, they might also be able to assist in re-housing you elsewhere if that’s the decision you feel would be best for you. However, if you like living in your present home, you should feel under no compulsion to move, and your local authority will take all the necessary steps and offer you the support to enable you to remain put. Nobody should ever feel compelled to be driven out of their home and neighbourhood against their wishes because of a harassment issue.

Harassment is a serious offence, can cause unbearable stress and will be dealt with harshly by the Police and the Legal System.

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my problem neighbour used to be afriendWhen her husband died her previous nastiness towards him was transferred to me.After 18 months of nasty comments culminating in palpitations,I decided to cut contact.I already have a serious medical condition which produces anxietyand her confrontational approach made it worse.I know that she regularly slags me off,she can't accept that the friendship is over.Now she has started leaving her bins outside my property directly under my window. When I open my window I can smell the bins There is no need for this as the bin men have always collected her bins from her properrty. I have returned her bins to her property 4 times now but I fear that sheon't stop. I'm due to start a couurse of radiotherapy shortly so am already worried, her actions are increasingly my palpitations. Is ther anything I can do
dolly - 23-Jan-21 @ 11:35 AM
Problem with neighbours after their car was damaged by a car.I don't know if it was stolen or not.I didn't witness incident but I have CCTV and she constantly wanted to be allowed into my property to view footage.Nearly two years of abuse from her family and friends but not when they're alone. They only have the courage when in a group. Malicious allegations.Got a new CCTV system installed with audio.The day it was installed they were jumping up and down and waving and shouting "we are on camera".Another malicious allegation and I asked police to charge me.It was alleged that I was the one who was doing the shouting.They didn't want me charged.Checked CCTV next day and you could hear the cursing and swearing.I've had to buy a body camera for my protection when out and about.Now contacted police to visit me and see CCTV footage.Hopefully they will be charged with wasting police time.They even got their grandchildren to lie to the police.The grandmother works as a volunteer at a school!!I plan to contact social services, education department so as to prevent it happening to anyone else.I consider myself fortunate as I'm very strong willed although at times I was distressed by it. Will update when police contact me but got the feeling the police believed them because they were about 16 adults and children.
Boss lady - 14-Jan-21 @ 10:21 PM
My neighbor and I have been harassed by another neighbor that lives across the street from me and right next door to him.January 1, 2021, they banged on his door accusing him of telling me that they were the ones who were hammering at 10:30 pm.He did no such thing.I heard them yelling at him and stood on my porch and watched them standing on the bottom step of his porch.Then the next thing I know they are on his porch bunching him and pushing him and he's trying to push them off his porch.I called the Sheriff's Dept and got the jail and the person I spoke with wouldn't connect me to the dispatcher.I finally got frustrated and hung up.An officer never showed up.I sent an email to the Sheriff Dept telling them what happened and nothing has been done.The property manager, Sheila Tuddy, told us she was going to kick them out because of the violence against the Dave, the man who was beaten up.Her assistant tipped off the neighbor across the street from me and told them if they put new siding on they wouldn't get kicked out.So they did that and now they get to stay.Hardly seems fair, siding verses assault.
Siding vs Assault - 11-Jan-21 @ 1:54 PM
My newish neighbours who moved in 3 years ago have said to me numerous times they wish to buy my house and I would be best to downsize and live in a flat.I have no plans to ever sell the house.II have been suffering sleep deprivation as they slam doors in the small hours of the morning I suspect deliberately.They had their house renovated for a year and expected me to do the same but I refused.Its a lot noisier now and I can clearly hear them speak through the living room party wall.They do a few annoying things but I know I can't stop them parking in our drive or garden as that's not illegal.I would like to put something in my Will to say I don't want the house ever sold to them when I'm gone due to all the hell they are putting me through.I really can't find anything about this situation on the Internet so don't know how to go about things.
Beckie - 30-Dec-20 @ 11:13 AM
Ever since we moved to our new home five years ago, two households in particular have made living here unbearable. It might seem like small things if I were to recount them, but they are constant and so are causing me an increasing amount of stress and distress. As we all own our homes (none of these are rented), there is virtually nothing we can do in terms of having them stopped without it being police action which will just lead to more intimidatory acts; but does anyone know if local authorities can buy homes when harassment is an issue to allow the victim to move away? We are obviously stuck in this situation until we can get a sale, and I would have to disclose their actions too, which could result in it falling through.
Joooools - 30-Dec-20 @ 12:12 AM
I have lived in the same house for 3 years now with my 3 boys it is rented. The neighbour owns their house plays music (swearing etc) from 6am to 10pm if I have put up a picture they bang the wall if I Hoover they bang the wall they park over my drive. She has called the police before about the garden ( they have evasive bamboo) and shouted at my kids to shut their noise!! Yet they have made a complaint saying I am making all the noise. I can’t do anything because they own!! How is this fair? I’m keeping a log etc but what for if no one can actually help?
Janearc - 14-Dec-20 @ 3:44 PM
Hi I’ve been getting harassed maybe over a year now neighbours will complain about everything from the volume of my tv (it’s normal volume to watch tv) if I play music (normally while I clean my house) they bang Down complain to housing association the male neighbour come screaming in my face in front of my daughter because she was playing with her puppy and just today I had a rspca visit due to a complaint saying my dog is matted and undernourished ( my dog get her tails delivery monthly that is tailored to her she also gets bones and treats in her monthly delivery and she had a flea and worm delivery every 3 month my dog also has a ball pit a toy box and a cupboard full of her own jackets leads and accessories SHE IS NOT neglected at all!! Anytime I’ve tried to complain to my housing association they never help me ruffle tried 2/3x (for help) but every time my Neighbour complains they are right at my door threatening me sending me threatening letters without any proof (not that they will get any!! I’m a single mum with a 10yearold daughter she doesn’t usualgo out and play she prefers to sit in her room and dance or watch YouTube I don’t have house party’s I don’t get many visitors if it is it’s my mum or auntie I need help my mental state is getting worse I sleep mostly 1h a night and I always have chest pain
Jilldo - 27-Nov-20 @ 3:27 PM
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Paigntonlady - 27-Nov-20 @ 2:20 AM
To everyone who has commented, I feel for you all especially the lady who is getting bullied and threatened by the police. YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!! It's so easy to think why me and feel like your the only one experiencing the same thing but this site shows there are always others that know exactly what you are going through. I myself was diagnosed with M. E so am at risk from pretty much everything, the only way to describe it is 24/7 torture. I have a virus that attacks my whole body including the brain. And to the lady with emf sensitivity I also have that so know what you mean. I moved into my housing association property in 2016 not knowing the houses out the back had created themselves an access down the side of the garages next to my house. It has been a nightmare, petty stuff but deliberate and there has been a few threatening incidences to and a hate crime against my disability. The day after I had a blue bow on my front door with M. E awareness week sign theystarted driving up onto the drop down kerb inches behind my car. The boy now gets his taxis to block and opening the door right up behind my car, drive up onto the drop down kerb and pull up right outside my window at 12, 1, 5 AM shouting slamming doors waking me up from the 2/3 hours sleep I get a night (on a good night). They have been told time and time again been sent letters and a map but still carry on walking as close to my car as possible, in between my car and my path or my path. The other day they came out came onto my drive then was looking over myfence into my garden right next to my back door. A couple of days later I had random people come walking all over my property and pointing saying that's no 4 there this one!!! I have captured everything but because my housing association and the council don't want to take responsibility for not doing their jobs in the beginning they do everything they can to mold reality to fit me being paranoid, crazy, a flat out liar and just out to get my neighbours. I was blocked in by a friend of my neighbour who I had been reporting since 2017 for being aggressive and blocking back in October last year. Her and her friend blocked me after I got into my car then because I didn't react came over and eventually told me if I wasn't disabled I would be dragged out of my car and my head would be ripped off. After telling me I'm not all there which they all love to tell me. I've been told I'm the most despized person in the area when all I have done is report them tresspassing, blocking and being anti social. My landlords edited the footage so It looked like I had not been blocked in then only showed the police the camera that was 12 feet away so the police couldn't do nothing. They made me doubt my own sanity by telling me what I said happened didn't by withholding footage. I had one of my neighbours knock on my door secretly filming me inside my home without my knowledge or consent and was told by the council that its jus
Shell - 27-Nov-20 @ 1:38 AM
I’ve been harassed by my neighbour for a year with party’s loud music & antisocial behaviour on a daily basis the music is really loud and goes on till the am council do nothing I’ve even got noice pollution involved and a court Order an abatement order is in place and he keeps breaking it but have not took him to court can I sue council for aiding & abetting him to harass alarm & distress through his music
Biker boy - 23-Nov-20 @ 7:52 PM
Hi Mel, I’m having a nightmare with our neighbours. Accusing us of things we haven’t done by reporting to landlords and police. I have inside smart cams but I could do with 24 cctv. Can you advise what cameras you got so next time neighbours accuse us of something we have evidence it never happened. Causing me terrible stress and anxiety now
Ness - 22-Nov-20 @ 10:45 PM
Hi I've just read your post pip, we've had a nightmare with our neighbour and we are finally getting a prosecution through the local council and police. They have turned the whole street against us and its had a affect on my health and work. I can give you advice on how we dealt with them, it took two years but we are finally getting there. I installed cctv and logged everything with police and caught alot on cctv. We had sound monitoring equipment installed by the local council due to noise harassment and they were served a abatement order. Dont be a victim be clever and record everything even if it's on your phone. Evidence is the key and the only way the police will do anything. Dont argue back or engage with these disgusting people. Just gather evidence and it will work. Bless you.
Mel - 18-Nov-20 @ 3:28 PM
Hi my family and I have been suffering harrassment since 2004. The most recent incident was today when I was in Sainsburys and included threats of violence. In the past the harrassment has included derogatory comments about my disability, other derogatory comments about how I must be transgender, threats to burn down my house, stones and eggs thrown at my windows, stones thrown at me and my family, screaming right down my ear and false accusations any time I protest. It has now got to the point where I can no longer go out by myself. This has been reported to the police many times but nothing is ever done. I have been trying to move but even that is problematic. We can't tolerate any more of it. What can we do?
Pip - 17-Nov-20 @ 10:51 PM
I have been feeding a stray cat outside, trying to get her to trust me etc in order to get her checked for a chip, my neighbour complained to environmental health, they rang & I explained why I’m feeding cat & that the food bowl gets taken inside once she’s finished eating, of course there are no laws against feeding animals outside , people have bird tables etc, but now the neighbour at every opportunity is scaring the cat away when I’m not in view, she spy’s through her letterbox & windows at me & any people visiting me, what can I do?
? - 11-Nov-20 @ 2:39 PM
Every time I go around my friends house the neighbor keeps telling them that I'm dealing drugs in front of their house it's gotten so bad that my friend's mom doesn't even allow me over there anymore I can't even pick her up I have to pick her up at the corner .I was living there and he went and told her mother that he caught me on camera with duffle bags full of dope at 2 am pulling them. Out of her brother's car and throwing them into a passing by car in the back window of the moving car . Saying the passing car never stopped that I would just toss the black duffel bag filled withdrugs into this car while it was moving and then he proceeded to tell them that at two 3 a.m. I was walking down the street and he knows he seen me pass drugs and money around to another person .I was doing a drug deal at the cornernn?? and I've already proven this part wrong because at the given time he said I was doing this I was talking to her brother in his room he was playing the guitar for me so even though I provedhe was not being truthful about the story her mother still believed him and kicked me out but not only did I lose my place of living i almost lost my best friend and now every time I go to pick her up if she has me waiting a little bit and you know females they have you waiting he goes and tells the mom that he seen me passing drugs and I'm selling drugs in front of the house and hearound my friends house the neighbor keeps telling them that I'm dealing drugs in front of their house it's gotten so bad that my friend's mom doesn't even allow me over there anymore Ican't pick her up I have to pick her up at the corner but I was living there and he went and told her mother that he caught me on camera duffle bags. Out of her brother's car and throwing them into a passing by car in the back windows car would never stop by would just toss the black duffel bag or drugs into his car while it was moving and then he proceeded to tell them that at two 3 a.m. I was walking down the street and he knows he seen me past drugs and money around and I've already proven this part wrong because that's a given time he said I was doing this I was talking to her brother in his room he was playing the guitar for me so even though I do have the story wrong her mother believed it and kicked me out but I only did I lose my place of living almost off my best friend and no every time I go to pick her up if she has me waiting a little bit and you know females they have you waiting he goes and tells the mom that he seen me passing drugs and I'm selling drugs at the front of his house and he thinks this and thinks that I know he's got the other neighbors saying the same thing never pass drugs there I've never dealt drugs are I've never had solso bags full of drugs cuz believe me if I did I think I would be rich and not living at her moms I don't know what to do about this I can't ever even Park and wait for her while she gets ready I always have to
Shy - 7-Nov-20 @ 8:55 PM
Growing up I’ve always had to deal with neighbors harassing me calling cops trying to get me and my older sisters taken away I’m now 19 And it’s still going on! It’s even worse now the whole neighborhood is against my family we have never done anything to these people the thing is my brother suffers from a mental illness and they don’t understand but that’s besides the point they have ruined my childhood I have bad anxiety and depression they’ve forced me to live in fear and not know who to trust what do I do please help me any advice?
Ren - 21-Oct-20 @ 7:59 AM
I moved into my home and my neighbour will not allow me to use communal garden ( he is not the tenant) he threw my stuff out of back garden & refuses to deal with housing , he called 999 to me 3 times police were fuming then 4th time police came to me everything changed he had some police friend he found , since then my life is a misery , I'm female live alone & he badly abuses & bullies me publicly then instead of police going to him they turn up to me & I'm in trouble again ( nothing official though , not been arrested nothing) just everything overseen by police friend who is nameless to me, my neighbour we don't even know his real name , I did everything I was told to do by housing & if I complain about him to housing police come and bully me , I have had a long road & stay home alone most of time no family friends around me , this neighbour is making my life not worth living & this policeman's is even worse , I have about 11 reports I put into police including threats on my life in policeman's name ( by neighbour) malicious 999 call to fire brigade ( I have fire report) attack on my support worker & 2x threats to petrol bomb me , all of this may I add he does mainly in public I get letters with crime numbers then random calls from police saying they are not taking them further , so they won't help nor can I help myself , this policeman has spoken to housing council fire brigade & I've found that if I call police housing etc he over rides everything , my neighbour has me like a puppet on a string he filled the lids of my bins with fat fishing maggots it took a couple of hours to clean out next morning I had police at my door telling me I was anti social for cleaning my bins at 10pm I repeatedly told him I hadn't done that it was 10pm by the time I finished cleaning them he totally ignored it and continued threatening me after he left I went to bin they were full of maggots again, 4 times a week sometimes police at my door if I complain to housing soon as neighbour finds out o have police at my door , they use my mental health ( my anxiety & fear of people to humiliate me as in maybe I need my meds changing do I need a doctor then they use my mental health to close me down & make me look bad to people I have tried to get help from) my neighbour this is clearly repeated to and finds very funny & everyday he is worse to me , I'm scared to stay home and scared to go out , between them my life isn't worth dot & stopped me getting help from anywhere , laws and rules and the right to be treated as a human being may be written but doesn't mean you are allowed them
AnonimatoBlu - 20-Oct-20 @ 1:53 PM
My health isn't serious detriment. I have been struggling for five years with chronic Lyme disease, and my heart is extremely fragile. I have convulsions and seizures from telephone radio frequency and Wi-Fi. I've also had a heart attack in 2018 from electricity. I got new neighbors who have some pretty ramped up Wi-Fi. So I have been trying to shield and block my home as best I can. But there's something that they turn on that when I do I can't breathe and my heart starts to go insane and I can tell I'm going into cardiac arrest so I have to run. The first time it happened it caught me by surprise I literally fell to the ground urinating myself because of the Wi-Fi. I couldn't breathe and had to try to get myself up to run out of the house. But I have done my best to protect my house but there was always one thing that they would ramp up but I cannot block. I had already told the new neighbors but I had this sensitivity and so I thought I would go there and offered to buy them a remote control to turn off their Wi-Fi at night or when they're not using it. They just started yelling saying they're not changing anything for me. I cannot believe that someone could be so insensitive instead of at least discussing it. So after I went home I had gathered my information and I had created a document about EHS. And I sent them some information about it and information about Wi-Fi and what it does to children so they would realize that it's also harming their kid. And them… I sent him this packet of information and then I got a letter back saying they did not want to hear anything more about my illness and if I sent them another letter etc. they would contact the police on me for harassment. I think this is complete insanity! I'm fighting for my life not harassing them. I gave them information for them to do with as they will and had hoped for compassion. I never asked him to get rid of the Wi-Fi which would actually be most optimal. But I know that people are doing what they're going to do with boosters and I'll kinds of craziness. So I did my best to protect myself from it. They just moved in and have the gall to tell me I need to leave. I am very sick and don't have much longer to live I sure am not going to go through selling a house and trying to find a place etc. etc. I have cancer and my prognosis is less than two years. I just want to clarify that sending someone a letter with information is not harassment. I had no intentions of sending them anymore but after that asinine reply I feel like they just anger me to the point that I want to prove that this is not harassment and they can't threaten me because of my cry out for help
dd - 19-Oct-20 @ 10:45 PM
Our neighbours have been complaining about parking and blocking their driveway... Photos have been taken. They have parked their car in the way and put their bins over our boundary. They have only spoken to us once about it but have started to accost our guests and be rude to them. Yesterday I confronted them about it and the male became very aggressive very quickly. I admit, I said a few things I'm ashamed of but I felt threatened and actually rang the police. They talked to me and weren't called out. Is there this petty? Where do we stand? And how can we sort this out? We are having a drive tarmaced next month but I'm worried until then. Thanks
Nic - 17-Oct-20 @ 10:52 AM
I’ve moved into a flat above a woman that’s constantly writing letters through my door moaning because we walk across the floor we apparently make loads of noise which isn’t true we live in flats there’s flats above beside but no she reports us all the time for no reason I have m.e anemia depression and anxiety I keep having attacks since this it’s ok for her to shout and scream at her son and hearing him sob and scream I love my new home but she’s just harassing me
Sami - 16-Oct-20 @ 1:43 PM
I need some advise my mother who suffers from really bad mental health has been having problems with other parents from my sisters schools they all teamed up on her and pushed her to one side they said very mean things about her things about the kids saying she doesn’t feed them or care for them this has been going on for years they have approached the car before when she was on her own screaming and shouting at her threatening to come to the house etc they have tried to go through me and it’s just not stopped so have started again after COVID they have started using their kids to bully my sister they are constantly talking about my mum and staring at her making her very uncomfortable trying to pull friends away from her etc and one of them posted a post on Facebook about how we lied about the kids being bullied and we should of told the school (we told the school and they even seen it them selves ) and how the school have said my sister said she wasn’t which they didn’t they also were calling them very horrible things and tried to make them selves look better even tho they accused the school of breaking confidentiality all because their kids got called out for being bullies what can I do as my mothers mental health has got really bad recently due to them !
Han - 8-Oct-20 @ 12:28 PM
I need some advice i moved to Wales 4 years ago I fell out with a neighbour which ended in a fight I was arrested and cautioned for self defence with acessive force I only accept the caution because I wanted to go homethe duty solicitor I was provided with was already defending the woman in another case so couldn't help so I would have to waited for another one to arrive hence accepting the caution since then there whole family have been threatening me when they see me especially when there together they verbally abuse my kids in the street and have even got their relative to threaten my eldest son with a knife all this as when it happened was reported to the police but because every time they do something they make a counter allgation if exactly what they have done always targeting me when I'm alone of with my young children there's never any witnesses so they always take no further action even though this family are known to the police for voilence and have targeted a number of people over the years and still I have no one to help the police can't do nothing the one time I did record on my phone and could prove that they made a false allgation the police still don't help just warned the girl not to do it again I don't feel safe to even leave my house it's horrible and I don't know what to do any more I've tried everything to get some support from the police the council the social services and nothing no one
Katie - 1-Oct-20 @ 7:27 PM
I am a level 5 Media Law level 5 journalism and also para legal...In another city I had been trying to support victims of abuse which they had been endured in care of support homes and also in private lodgings. I am about to study the legal options as a witness to victim support. It is unclear why some harmful agressors or attackers remain to be untouched and contine to be a problem to the vunerable. As a witness It is certain that I have learnt it is also very difficult to be taken seriously and have been set through the paces of false representation. I have relocated to be close to family I have herd a number of complaints which I thought were all in the mind, however my sisters complaints have now started after 8 months to become real issues. I had been trying to find out who was threatening the integrity of my sister. She complained that the neighbours were trying to evict her, her x partner who lodges with her appears to be gaslighting as the neighbours also do. I met a woman who exclaimed one of the women identified to have been attacking my disabled sister was a corrupt social worker from GoldHawlk Road area ... she is a hard drug user.. and the victim told me that she found out she had been robbed when she woke up from a coma.. and the social worker had been chasing her and involving herself in mental health tribunals attempting to hide evidence of robbery and murdering her sister. Again another health support worker.. which was round at the neighbours had been abusing the mother of the haphazzard almost vunerable repeate offender. Which I presume has torrets.. I tried to remedy the situation. as much as they are troublesome to my extreemly vunerable sister... the vunerability of disabled people and also attacks on witnesses are a concern. I have been trying to grasp onto the principles of what are known as harassment groups and have also been supporting a anti bullying group manager with legal steps. My sister had made several complaints about local nusance.. if that had been the neighbours in a combination as act of retaliation to disapproving activities. There are three issues one is the issue of intruders , one is the issue of the negibours unwelcomed guests and also their effects and then there is the issue that an active circulating group of harassers which pray on the vunerable cause mental unrest and instill stress on free movement as part of an assisting act to press them into mental instability. Where are we standing with the law and with safer neighbourhoods when.. an attack group are the cause of mental unrest and not as part of their psychosis? It is very disturbing that people pray on the weak. We have taken soms aditional security measures such as alarms and locks. I think more work is needed to support victims from intruders and the intervention of using the neighbours as a cushion for giving room to cause noise or physical dusturbances. On the one hand, where ones movement is being surpressed, or safety at home is r
Venus Camille - 26-Sep-20 @ 10:22 AM
Just to add to that... the direct neighbours Liz family up and down stairs... The half sister had been absing the mother. It was awful.. really really bad. I knew that my sister was having issues .. but it is difficult to obtain information as the victims are too scared to come forward. As the fear that the authorities will not support them with harassment or prosecute the abusers... they instead.. send visitors which threaten to hospitalise the victims.. in a local institute. Where many have complained in extreemly high numbers of fatalites caused my medical complications on pharmaceutical drugs, in lethal combination or medical trials. This makes the social workers on drugs intimidation and threat to their integrity as if placed with the fear of threat to kill.
Venus Camille - 26-Sep-20 @ 9:29 AM
My next door neighbour, a woman in her 50's and her teenage daughter are perfect neighbours but desperate to move away after being harassed, bullied insulted and frightened by the neighbour on the other side of her rented home. He has outbursts of temper, cameras everywhere and has run a campaign to have her evicted or force her to leave for over 2 years now including covert filming, violent outbursts, insults as he curb crawled past her and lies about her and about me. She was even prescribed anti depressants and I have broken down in tears in front of strangers at the frustration and thought of what he has put the two females through without me being able to protect them. The police will do nothing to stop him as he cleverly convinces them his behaviour is not harassment and uses the fact he has a 'wife' and child to gain sympathy. His behaviour and ability to project an innocent image when required is sociopathic. Since I have stood up and witnessed in support of her he then turned on me with threats of violence which resulted in a minor altercation in which he used his friends as 'witnesses' to my allegedly assaulting him although I am half his size and twice his age, being in my 70's. The bottom line is that I am to be charged with assaulting him even though he and another young man assaulted me, and after he started banging violently on her wall several nights ago she finally had enough and is trying to leave. We are all distressed about it but for all the advice such as that on this website about rights etc nobody really helps. It often takes years, and most people end up running away from it as police 'help' is ineffective and advice to avoid the person is not practical when the predator is a close neighbour. Private legal action is far too expensive for people like us.Nobody is going to evict him from a house he owns against a couple of neighbours who are just tenants.
mrp - 25-Sep-20 @ 5:04 PM
I've also been abused/ spat on and on my dog/ the end of the cigarette neighbours keep throwing it at me my garden my front door,I've been shouted at and called names,kicking my door and looking through my bedroom window.Reported it to the council they said its police matter,called police they said as no photo or witness on the spitting they cant take him to court,my mental health gone worse and I have chronic pain which become really worse,I dont go out just shopping every month im trying to move out as I'm scared now for my life and my pets life
hawra - 14-Sep-20 @ 6:26 AM
I have had to call the police twice since beginning my tenancy with housing association where on one occasion a mentally disturbed nuisance neighbour started wandering around other peoples garden spaces and exposing himself as well as the incident when he pulls a very 5 inch cheese knife out following me around with it. Took around 10-15 yrs to evict him before this incident then had to call police on him. But now after false assurance from landlord new tenant would be carefully selected has left me with an even worse situation with a drug dealing woman beating and abusive guy moved in flat below me. Things from day 1 started to get progressive and worse over the past 4 months even during lockdown he has sent his very submissive partner to ponce of all the other neighbours. I have recorded all incidents and even logged times and dates. His tenancy is unsecured because he hasn’t yet been here for a year and already he was drug raided during 3rd month of lockdown but the police could not arrest him. And since then he has caused issues I have had to raise with landlord housing association. They refuse t acknowledge the fact I suffer with mental health and even my physical health is now in decline I am 35 years old I have ptsd and anxiety, sleep disorder and among those I have suppressants to control my low mood disorder. I have been first hand witness to abuse growing up around it. And all I hear often in the early hours or during day they will be arguing although there are occasional times when I feel compelled to ring 999 because I can hear her screaming for him to leave her alone and the nuisances he causes are just as disturbing druggies and people he owes money to coming to the communal block at all hours. I have become so fed up of feel depressed and I want to get relocated as a result of lack of support from my housing association which supposedly prides itself on dealing with this type of ASB and Nuisances. I feel unsafe and constantly threatened by this new tenants who’s doesn’t abide social distancing or even has courtesy to where a covering when him or his partner come knocking on other residents doors in the maisonette flat of four units. List just goes on and my landlord will not help me and they treat me with contempt every time I raise issues with the way it’s not being dealt with and they are heavily relying on police to act on a possible threat to life or injury to others who are forcibly exposed and confined by the close proximity we all live in. I cannot see myself staying here any longer but some part of me feels a foreboding feeling of violence being perpetrated by this guy as I had to call the police yesterday due to his threats against me and he even ran upstairs in communal hallway to show he is willing. I heard his brother and a group of there friends set alight someone a woman after pouring petrol on her some years ago! I do not feel safe the property itself is outdated and unsecured in terms of noise reduction and safety
Ryan - 13-Sep-20 @ 4:58 PM
I have had to call the police twice since beginning my tenancy with housing association where on one occasion a mentally disturbed nuisance neighbour started wandering around other peoples garden spaces and exposing himself as well as the incident when he pulls a very 5 inch cheese knife out following me around with it. Took around 10-15 yrs to evict him before this incident then had to call police on him. But now after false assurance from landlord new tenant would be carefully selected has left me with an even worse situation with a drug dealing woman beating and abusive guy moved in flat below me. Things from day 1 started to get progressive and worse over the past 4 months even during lockdown he has sent his very submissive partner to ponce of all the other neighbours. I have recorded all incidents and even logged times and dates. His tenancy is unsecured because he hasn’t yet been here for a year and already he was drug raided during 3rd month of lockdown but the police could not arrest him. And since then he has caused issues I have had to raise with landlord housing association. They refuse t acknowledge the fact I suffer with mental health and even my physical health is now in decline I am 35 years old I have ptsd and anxiety, sleep disorder and among those I have suppressants to control my low mood disorder. I have been first hand witness to abuse growing up around it. And all I hear often in the early hours or during day they will be arguing although there are occasional times when I feel compelled to ring 999 because I can hear her screaming for him to leave her alone and the nuisances he causes are just as disturbing druggies and people he owes money to coming to the communal block at all hours. I have become so fed up of feel depressed and I want to get relocated as a result of lack of support from my housing association which supposedly prides itself on dealing with this type of ASB and Nuisances. I feel unsafe and constantly threatened by this new tenants who’s doesn’t abide social distancing or even has courtesy to where a covering when him or his partner come knocking on other residents doors in the maisonette flat of four units. List just goes on and my landlord will not help me and they treat me with contempt every time I raise issues with the way it’s not being dealt with and they are heavily relying on police to act on a possible threat to life or injury to others who are forcibly exposed and confined by the close proximity we all live in. I cannot see myself staying here any longer but some part of me feels a foreboding feeling of violence being perpetrated by this guy as I had to call the police yesterday due to his threats against me and he even ran upstairs in communal hallway to show he is willing. I heard his brother and a group of there friends set alight someone a woman after pouring petrol on her some years ago! I do not feel safe the property itself is outdated and unsecured in terms of noise reduction and safety
Ryan - 13-Sep-20 @ 4:58 PM
I moved into my flat oct 2019 everything was fine until my x partner found out wr I lived told everyone we new lies about, ive had threats fom nieghbours who dont even know me been called names amongst other things,, I had a stroke in april 2020 now im stressed dont go out ive virtually stopped eating cant take my dog due to being followed im at a stage of suicide, council say they cant do anything until something happens as well as police can I not get help from anywhere, very suicidal
Phil - 10-Sep-20 @ 3:40 PM
My neighbour has spat on me, hit me, constantly verbally abuses me. Police say I have no proof. I have started recording with my phone and now have proof. The police went to arrest him, he started screaming at police along with his family and literally the police backed off. They claimed they have mental issues and the police backed off after hours of fighting the police off. The mum threw herself on the officers, it was a huge scene. Me and my neighbours have had enough? We tried talking nicely to mediate but they got angrier. What do we do?
Shell - 5-Sep-20 @ 5:51 PM
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