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What to do if You're a Victim of a Neighbour's Violence

By: Jeff Durham - Updated: 23 Nov 2016 | comments*Discuss
 
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Most disputes between neighbours can usually be resolved between each other and, even if things might have got a bit heated, there will, more often than not, be a solution or compromise which can be agreed to by both parties once the dust has settled.

Disputes Between Neighbours are commonplace, and the police will not normally get involved unless a crime has been committed or a situation has escalated to the point where a crime is likely to occur.

On rare occasions, however, tempers can become frayed to such an extent that one neighbour may lose their self control and become violent, which could result in a physical assault. In very extreme circumstances, an attack can occur ‘out of the blue’ and can be apparently unprovoked.

What You Should Do if You Are Physically Attacked by a Neighbour

If you find yourself in a position where you are being attacked by a neighbour, your immediate thoughts should be of making as much noise as possible to alert other neighbours close by who might be able to come to your assistance. Defending yourself to avoid serious injury is also a priority, and it will very much be a judgement call on your part as to whether fighting back is the right thing to do. However, the most important aspect you need to concern yourself with is getting to safety and away from the attacker.

Calling The Police

Once any assault is over, call the police. Obviously, in doing this, you need to ensure that you’re satisfied that you want to Get The Police Involved. If the violence was relatively minor, or you’ve reason to believe there were mitigating circumstances for the violent assault – your neighbour being drunk, for example – you may decide to leave the police out of the situation for the time being and wait until things have settled down sufficiently enough for you to go and discuss the situation with your neighbour in a calmer, more rational manner.

That said, you should also bear in mind that an assault is a crime, no matter what the circumstances are, so you should never feel the slightest bit of guilt in calling the police if you have been the victim of a neighbour’s violence if that’s the decision you choose to make.

Seek Treatment If Needed

If the violence necessitates you needing hospital treatment, go to the hospital straight away or have someone take you there. If you decide to press charges later, the more evidence that an assault has taken place in terms of medical records and, perhaps, photographic evidence of the nature of your injuries, the better it will be for you. If you don't need to seek treatment but still wish to press charges, you'll need to call the police anyway, who may also wish to take any photographs which might help in securing a conviction later.

Getting Counselling

Some people can be so shocked and traumatised as a result of being physically attacked and, especially by someone whom they know and who lives close by, that they may need counselling later. Therefore, once you’ve physically recovered from any attack, this is something you might wish to consider.

Being attacked by a neighbour is, thankfully, quite rare, but it does happen from time to time. It’s therefore important to understand that, for the most part, these kind of physical assaults are often preventable if you think about how to approach any disputes or disagreements you might become engaged with in the first place.

Neighbour-on-neighbour violence is more often provoked by both sides becoming very heated about a situation to the point where neither side is willing to compromise or to walk away when a dispute threatens to get out of hand. Therefore, it’s always better to try to calmly and rationally discuss any differences and to try to reach a compromise before tempers flare, or to walk away and to say that you’ll come back and discuss things another time when both of you can have a civilised discussion.

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My husband was assaulted by my female neighbour, we called the police and they came 2 days after the attack! They went and spoke to her but she denied it and because there's no independent witnesses they haven't arrested her or anything ? How is this fair ? Please can someone give me some advice
Charlie - 23-Nov-16 @ 11:09 PM
I really need help and dont know whatto do.my family is being harresd we live in sharpsville gardens which os public houseing authorty and my son get beat up every day my wife cant leave house with out being told shes going to be killed my entire family are being calle white trash trailer trash and cracker by neibours the police department wont do anything and the manager of the place also wont do anything its to the point i cant let my kids out to play amd my wife is afreid to be out side she crys daily cause she cant go out and the kids cant go out nomore at allwhat can i do besides beating the shot out of them
chuck - 26-Sep-16 @ 3:04 PM
Halli- Your Question:
My neighbour was letting her cats use my garden, which I was using as therapy because a lot was happening in my life, as their toilet. This encourage a feral cat to hang around. I asked her lots of times to please do something. I even requested a mediation which she didn't accept. Months go by. I'm still finding her cats crap in my garden. I had to dig up my front yard and start again. She was very aware that it was a problem. I was not aggressive once. I was very upset. I put a fence up. They damaged it. I redid one part of my front garden. Then another part of my front garden. She got another cat. I started collecting the pooh and put it in a box near her driveway because her kids were meant to pick it up from my garden everyday. The third box, I approached her and asked why she didn't stick to her part of the deal. She wanted the box of pooh. I gave it to her. She threw it at me, then emptied the rest on me. I wanted to smash her but I didn't. I had a shower and reported it to the police. Nothing happened. I'm still humiliated. This happened in January 2nd, 2016. I heard nothing back from the police so I sent an email last week. He said he spoke up her. That's it. Is it ok to throw your cats pooh on your neighbour that she collected from her garden after asking so many times to please do something??

Our Response:
There's not much you can do about the cat's defectating but your neighbour's behaviour does sound unreasonable. At this stage, the police will not be able to much as it's your word against the neighbour. If this happens again, make sure you have some evidence etc and try the police again. You could also try a private legal action for an IPNA (Injunction to Prevent Nuisance and Annoyance )
ProblemNeighbours - 20-Sep-16 @ 10:28 AM
My neighbour was letting her cats use my garden, which I was using as therapy because a lot was happening in my life, as their toilet. This encourage a feral cat to hang around. I asked her lots of times to please do something. I even requested a mediation which she didn't accept. Months go by. I'm still finding her cats crap in my garden. I had to dig up my front yard and start again. She was very aware that it was a problem. I was not aggressive once. I was very upset. I put a fence up. They damaged it. I redid one part of my front garden. Then another part of my front garden. She got another cat. I started collecting the pooh and put it in a box near her driveway because her kids were meant to pick it up from my garden everyday. The third box, I approached her and asked why she didn't stick to her part of the deal. She wanted the box of pooh. I gave it to her. She threw it at me, then emptied the rest on me. I wanted to smash her but I didn't. I had a shower and reported it to the police. Nothing happened. I'm still humiliated. This happened in January 2nd, 2016. I heard nothing back from the police so I sent an email last week. He said he spoke up her. That's it. Is it ok to throw your cats pooh on your neighbour that she collected from her garden after asking so many times to please do something??
Halli - 18-Sep-16 @ 5:17 AM
Hy my ex boyfriend came to my home 2day nd started to assult me just because i broke up with him nd he started saying he want everything he bought for me nd he said he will come to my work jst 2 show me that he can do whatever he like to do on his tym
Junju - 17-Sep-16 @ 5:33 PM
all the harrasser has to do is claim you are the one harrassing them and deny everything then the police do nothing. You would think it is common sense for police to know nobody is going to admit to anything since when is there a honest scumbag? and to the person who said about ethnic minorities WRONG, i am an ethnic minority and i was racially abused by a white female for 9 months and police stood in my face and said i was playing the race card and they didnt understand how a banana she left outside my door was racist. I am now being harrassed by a fat 50yr old junkie and again nothing. as i said all the harrasser has to do is claim you are the problem even if you are the one who phoned police in the first place. Police wont help until you are dead.
rose - 2-Jul-16 @ 7:45 PM
Hannahleigharm - Your Question:
Hi thereToday I experienced a unprovoked attack on myself from my neighbour! First he came to my door saying I drove to fast into the street today started to shout at me and when I told him to calm down he tried to punch me! I moved back and he missed and I shouted for him to get off my property and told him I was calling the police! I was very emotional but procedded to get ready for work. I left the house 20 minutes later and the man was in his car at the bottom of the street and when I attempted to leave he blocked me in. I got out my car to see what he was doing and he revved his engine and drove at me. It was short distance but enough to knock me down and knock me out for a couple minutes. When I awoke he was stamping on my head I instantly protected myself and curled up into a ball and he was kicking me over and over. There was lots of witnesses and a lady dragged him off me.The police was called by a lot of people and lots of people saw the whole thing. He had his child in his hand when he attempted to punch me and had his child in the car when he ran me over and beat me. My worry now is my safety living on my own so close to this maniac. The police arrested him but he out on bail and have said because my injuries are not severe his punishment may not be, which is ridiculous he could have killed me if I didn't wake up and roll into a ball to protect my head he was stamping on it! Iv been to hospital but not much they can do for cracked rib, twisted ankle and bad headache so I have pain killers and now staying with a friend! If this guy can do this to me with his child witness I'm scared what he could do to mine! I currently rent a house I work but receive some housing benefit! I can't afford to just get up and move with deposits and admin fees! Will the local council help me in anyway I don't feel safe in my home and have been victim of an awful attack and I just don't know what to do

Our Response:
The police are the ones who should be helping you with this situation. If you are in a council property they may consider moving you but are more likely to suggest the problem with this man is dealt with by the police.
ProblemNeighbours - 29-Feb-16 @ 2:41 PM
Hi there Today I experienced a unprovoked attack on myself from my neighbour! First he came to my door saying I drove to fast into the street today started to shout at me and when I told him to calm down he tried to punch me! I moved back and he missed and I shouted for him to get off my property and told him I was calling the police! I was very emotional but procedded to get ready for work. I left the house 20 minutes later and the man was in his car at the bottom of the street and when I attempted to leave he blocked me in. I got out my car to see what he was doing and he revved his engine and drove at me. It was short distance but enough to knock me down and knock me out for a couple minutes. When I awoke he was stamping on my head I instantly protected myself and curled up into a ball and he was kicking me over and over. There was lots of witnesses and a lady dragged him off me. The police was called by a lot of people and lots of people saw the whole thing. He had his child in his hand when he attempted to punch me and had his child in the car when he ran me over and beat me. My worry now is my safety living on my own so close to this maniac. The police arrested him but he out on bail and have said because my injuries are not severe his punishment may not be, which is ridiculous he could have killed me if I didn't wake up and roll into a ball to protect my head he was stamping on it! Iv been to hospital but not much they can do for cracked rib, twisted ankle and bad headache so I have pain killers and now staying with a friend! If this guy can do this to me with his child witness I'm scared what he could do to mine! I currently rent a house I work but receive some housing benefit! I can't afford to just get up and move with deposits and admin fees! Will the local council help me in anyway I don't feel safe in my home and have been victim of an awful attack and I just don't know what to do
Hannahleigharm - 26-Feb-16 @ 10:35 PM
It's all very well having legislation to protect people from nightmare neighbours, but it's almost impossible to gather evidence against them without being accused of interfering with their human rights! The Police say they can do nothing without evidence but when you try to gather this, you tread a fine-line in terms of CCTV etc....and often it's YOU who ends up being criticised! Frankly, if you've got to the point where you can no longer communicate with the neighbour - you might as well just move - or find ways of coping with it. There are strategies for this. Using different parts of the house/garden; soundproofing etc....or whatever suits the situation. You know your own circumstances and will have some idea. Sometimes it's better to do this than move - which can be expensive and stressful. Apart from extreme situations of group violence etc...the authorities are reluctant to act, in spite of so-called better legislation. You've got additional problems if the NFH is part of the 'travelling community' or from an ethnic minority, because they often use that against you and try to make you look bigoted. My advice, if you've tried everything and failed: develop personal coping strategies to suit you situation and then get on with your life.
lauralee - 27-Nov-15 @ 7:18 PM
Jen - Your Question:
My 57 year old mother was attacked by our 27 year old female neighbor Monday night. My mothers boyfriend was at the neighbors drinking with the girls husband. My mother texted for him to come home it was getting late. The girl gets my mothers , boyfriends phone an starts texting " shut up you stupid "B" and all kind of stuff. My mother knew it wasn't him texting that it was her. My mother texted " Jennifer your a nasty "B". Well like 20 minutes later my mothers back door is being slung open while she's doing her dishes and the girl is standing in my mothers kitchen. She starts screaming at her , pushing her , eventually has my mother on the ground choking her. My mom gets her out the back door and starts screaming (it's dark outside mind u) Luckily I live next door an my 11 year old daughter happens to walk out to our car for something and hears my mom , my daughter runs inside and says " mom , Jennifer is trying to push grandma down the stairs ". I'm like " what?" I run over (like 100 feet away ) and bull doze the girl to the ground an put her in a choke hold". I finally let go , cause my husband came over , he gets the girl out of the yard. " cops come (my mom called) they acted like it was no big deal , just because they seen no crazy marks on my mom. Takes them 30 minutes to lock this girl up. I let them ask my daughter what happened so they'd believe us , because the girl was denying the whole thing. They have assault and battery in the 3rd on her. My question is " what will happen in court ?" I know the girl has never been to jail , she also works for our local elementary school mind you, this girl works with kids. Anyone know what will happen or could happen. My mother wants her door fixed that the girl bent all up, before this , this girl has never been in my moms home or yard my mother didn't even know the girl and she just came up in her home and attacked her ???? This is in South Carolina where this happened

Our Response:
No we don't have any idea, it will be up to the courts to decide. We can't really give any other advice anyway as we deal mainly with UK neighbour laws etc
ProblemNeighbours - 8-Oct-15 @ 11:25 AM
My 57 year old mother was attacked by our 27 year old female neighbor Monday night. My mothers boyfriend was at the neighbors drinking with the girls husband.My mother texted for him to come home it was getting late. The girl gets my mothers , boyfriends phone an starts texting " shut up you stupid "B" and all kind of stuff.My mother knew it wasn't him texting that it was her.My mother texted " Jennifer your a nasty "B".Well like 20 minutes later my mothers back door is being slung open while she's doing her dishes and the girl is standing in my mothers kitchen. She starts screaming at her , pushing her , eventually has my mother on the ground choking her. My mom gets her out the back door and starts screaming (it's dark outside mind u) Luckily I live next door an my 11 year old daughter happens to walk out to our car for something and hears my mom , my daughter runs inside and says " mom , Jennifer is trying to push grandma down the stairs ". I'm like " what?" I run over (like 100 feet away ) and bull doze the girl to the ground an put her in a choke hold". I finally let go , cause my husband came over , he gets the girl out of the yard." cops come (my mom called) they acted like it was no big deal , just because they seen no crazy marks on my mom. Takes them 30 minutes to lock this girl up.I let them ask my daughter what happened so they'd believe us , because the girl was denying the whole thing. They have assault and battery in the 3rd on her. My question is " what will happen in court ?"I know the girl has never been to jail , she also works for our local elementary school mind you, this girl works with kids. Anyone know what will happen or could happen.My mother wants her door fixed that the girl bent all up, before this , this girl has never been in my moms home or yard my mother didn't even know the girl and she just came up in her home and attacked her ???? This is in South Carolina where this happened
Jen - 8-Oct-15 @ 4:42 AM
I have some noisy, messy, inconsiderate pikey neighbours who, among other things,smashed down our bird tables. They denied it and threatened to 'knock me out'. I've made a police complaint and complained to the housing officer at the council. Then I am moving out of here
Sam - 23-Sep-15 @ 6:30 PM
I was assaulted today by a few neighbours ove a malicious facebook rumour and I called the police they came and took a few notes then left and told me they'd come back however after a few hours they never showed so I rang the station and they more or less told me that they believed the rumors and that I was on my own and more or less had to stay in the house and not go anywhere so I've been forced to move to Was to get away from the violence as the police here in Tasmania refuse to help me at all.
Ryan39 - 12-Aug-15 @ 11:11 AM
im so sorry to hear your stories ,im having my own run in with the local youths myself and I have a heart condition to my view is ,in this now liberal lefty wet world we live in the powers that be are there to protect the rights of the criminals first ,they are tied by there own policies to do this We are now going to get a 25% cut in policing in the community which will turn the police into a blue light service only If you have commited domestic abuse ,this includes just arguing with your partner ,or have committed a crime against money or a victimless crime then the police will bang you up real quick ,other than that they have an unwritten order to not investigate any crimes ,so I will take the law into my own hands
playman - 8-Jun-15 @ 9:26 PM
November 2014 had big fight with my oppersit neighbour she threatened to kill my 2yearnold child :( then she sent he boyfriend n his 2 mates down with hammers n crow bars to smashe me n my partner up. Nothing happened just threats again to which her boyfriend threatened to burn my place down an make sure my child was in it burning :( they then ran up the road and smashed my partners car up ( all coz the girl was drunk couldn't handle her drink and started) the police arrested her and questioned her partner to which they both got away with it. Now the month of April 2015 early hours of the morning my neighbours kicked of again very violently an unprovoked my partner has had a hammer smashe into his head leaving a big whole there, hammer bruise marks on his knee cap all down his side an his ribs smashed in with the hammer my neighbour also brought a 12"-15" blade out and had it to his throat now if it wasnt for me stamping on my neighbour head n getting him away from my partner my partner might not of been here today :( the lady has left serious bite marks on his side. This all happened just because we put a statement in on them to the police in November. It's been 3 days since te violent attack and my partner won't go to the police an report the neighbour in fear they will attack us again he won't go to hospital partly out of stubbornness and also coz they will involve the police. I'm so scared something could be wrong with him as he sometime has trouble breathing his chest gets tight and very painful and his head is still weaping his bite mark has turned yellowey green (infected) but still won't get it seen. We have spike to police just to get a ref number to help us to get moved we went to council the did there infestegations and come back with the fact coz we still at our propery they can't help as we ain't in danger ( which I think is sickening) they have threatened to kill my 2year old child and attempted to kill my partner but they can't help as I'm in no serious danger. I'm going out of my mind with worry what there next move will be as her partner has said it's far from over. The council also said that thy will be able to help me get places into an emergancy place if it happens again and I report it but next time thy could end up killing one of us. Does anyone know what I can do to get moved as noone can seem to help us and without a garentour I can't move into a privately rented property noone I can stay with and family can't help as no space and don't live round Essex :(
Proudmummy - 28-Apr-15 @ 11:06 PM
I don't know how dangerous these people can be. In the US we have mentally unstable people permitted guns and nothing done really except maybe a trespass when they come onto your property with intent to do harm. I a 70 year old man was touched on the next by a bully thug neighbor 20 years younger when he said I was disturbing his dogs. He smashed a dog silencing device and my pulse went to over 130 beats per minute, dangerous. Police have really not believed me, I think, in how dangerous he is and in danger I am in for doing nothing to this mentally unstable person. I wonder how many others suffer as I do and police can really do nothing except wait until he kills me.
Jay - 12-Apr-15 @ 12:13 AM
I was attacked by a burly male neighbor yesterday. He was livid with rage, because he has a dog mill and believes my dog audio whistle was disturbing his barn of dogs. I am approaching 70 with heart condition. This was not first assault, but the first was without physical contact a number of years ago. I called police who came and did nothing at that time. He owns guns and says he is a disabled Vet, but I know he is crazy and probably has PSD. On the last occasion officer asked do I want him arrested. The answer is of course he trespassed, assaulted with intent to harm, mad threats including, " I'll rip you god damn lungs out." I am the only retired person living here and other neighbors have not really been helpful. He is a time bomb waiting to kill. The police put a no trespass on him and said this would constrain him. I have never felt I needed home surveillance equipment or a fire arm. Now I do. Its affected my blood pressure. He also threw the electronic dog silencer and destroyed it. I am scared to do anything for fear of this out of control criminal. Suggestions?
Jay - 2-Apr-15 @ 1:03 PM
it was valetines evening (around 9 pm) my husband, brother and me desided to clean the garage. we thoughtwe might have a garage sale, the following weekend. so my brother was helping me were takethings out of the garage, we could hear someone yelling and cussing..we thought it was the couple across the street they do that once or twice a week..so my brother left to see if everything was ok.. my husband was cleaning the drive was and taking his tools out of his truck,,he works days so any yard work he does is in the evening.. he could hear someone (male) cussing about his neighbors,he was saying how much he hated us and that we were all drug dealers!! we have lived in our home 27 years the neighbors on our left have lived in their home 18 os 19 years.. she is a single mother and has a son 'alfredo' he is now 20 years old. i have a son that is 27 married.. when they were younger they were close, he was such a sweet boy. anyway! the cussing was getting louder so i went to see what was going on. as i walked out of the garage, i saw a guy run toward my husband and knock him down and started punching him in the face! my brother and me tried to get him off my husband but he was acting crazy. my huband had him in a bear hug.he has never been in a fight! finnaly my brother pulled him off and i noticed he had dropped something then out of the blue he looked at me with eyes of a crazy person and hit me in eye so hard i fell.. then my husband and brother freeked!! they grabed him my husband and this guy were rolling around on the ground punching.. as soon as i got up from the ground i kicked him twice in the side but he never stopped then i saw my brother hit him with something 2 times but he kept fighting.. so i told my husband and brother to hold him until the cops got here.. so the guy started dragging my husband across the neighbors yard telling my husband he was leaving in his car!! when the cops showed up they asked him who he wasand it was alfredo!!! and he was cussing the police too and he was drunk and he was on something else!! then the police made my husband, brother and me get into seperate cars... alfredo was standing up yelling he didnt need an ambulance...his mother was not home.. the policeman that was talking to me got in the car and said 'why did you hit him in the head with a axe !! all i could do was cry. he said i will be back and i want you to tell me why you hit him..when he came back, he said ok, we know who hit him.. my brother did after he hit me,and we all are going to jail except alfredo because we were in his yard!! all the punching anjdhitting was on our property
texbird - 18-Feb-15 @ 8:46 PM
New nieghbours moved in. Nothing but noise and hassle. Have been attacked by nieghbours brother. Nieghbours kids are destroying all our property. Family are well known to police. Last night our car was smashed ( every window and acid poured over it.) We own our flat but downsrairs is a private let. Police say there is nothing they can do. We are living in constant fear. HELP.
CS - 8-Jun-14 @ 4:26 PM
Lived in my home 20 years plus and always got along with neightbor. Mine was the only white family on the street but all was well for close to 14 years. Had some small disagreements but seemed ok. Neighbors began to stir up trouble and file nu nmerous police complaints that were untrue. Judge recommened that I move to ptotect my family. It di work! I never want to go through that again.
mama wolfe - 20-May-14 @ 5:23 AM
About three nights ago (so still very traumatized) my bf that was visiting me and his 18 month old daughter when at about 7pm they started playing VERY loud music so he went round to tell them to be quiet as it was waking my daughter up, alls fine, got a tad louder and louder i called 101, my cousin and friend turned up for a takeaway, about an hour later there was a huuuuuge thud on my front door twice, my bf shot up and ran to the front door before he could even open the door properly between 8-10 full grown men shoved it open grabbed him by the throat and tried to bundle him, THANKGOD we had two men in the house that were able to wrestle them out the door! Soo many what ifs going through my head! i call 999 TWICE as i was terrified and taking ages! they arrested the three of the '10' ( just a note we live in a street of terraces, 3 Slovak families one side 2 the other all related some how this is how there ended up being around 50 people outside against us 4 and a baby!!!) today we get a phone call apologising for the delay as they couldn't get a translator for them sooner as they speak almost no English, and we were told that all their stories added up and charges would be dropped as they said my bf DRAGGED them in to MY home!!! sorry but WHAT THE F*@K i am a little more than absolutely astounded shocked and SEETHING!!! iv had to have a group of family stay with me as im am petrified that now they are out they're going to do something awful i cant imagine ever feeling safe again! the council wont help nor will the police! all i want is my baby to be safe in her own home!!! its DISGUSTING
Abbey - 28-Aug-13 @ 12:59 PM
About three nights ago (so still very traumatized) my bf that was visiting me and his 18 month old daughter when at about 7pm they started playing VERY loud music so he went round to tell them to be quiet as it was waking my daughter up, alls fine, got a tad louder and louder i called 101, my cousin and friend turned up for a takeaway, about an hour later there was a huuuuuge thud on my front door twice, my bf shot up and ran to the front door before he could even open the door properly between 8-10 full grown men shoved it open grabbed him by the throat and tried to bundle him, THANKGOD we had two men in the house that were able to wrestle them out the door! Soo many what ifs going through my head! i call 999 TWICE as i was terrified and taking ages! they arrested the three of the '10' ( just a note we live in a street of terraces, 3 Slovak families one side 2 the other all related some how this is how there ended up being around 50 people outside against us 4 and a baby!!!) today we get a phone call apologising for the delay as they couldn't get a translator for them sooner as they speak almost no English, and we were told that all their stories added up and charges would be dropped as they said my bf DRAGGED them in to MY home!!! sorry but WHAT THE F*@K i am a little more than absolutely astounded shocked and SEETHING!!! iv had to have a group of family stay with me as im am petrified that now they are out they're going to do something awful i cant imagine ever feeling safe again! the council wont help nor will the police! all i want is my baby to be safe in her own home!!! its DISGUSTING
Abbey - 28-Aug-13 @ 12:58 PM
Ive been attacked few days ago...still traumatized by it...they say he (attacker) got stressed...meant have some mental problem..but I believe he is a drug addict...now I just cant decide what should I do...he tend to attack me by a hard broomstick..but missed out..thank God...should I go to the police? Since attacker missed out to hit me...but I really scared he might comes back and repeat it...the estate security knew about this...I just cant decide shud I make rwport or just move on with it? His (attacker) family say that his mum would come from Sulawesi and take him away....I just hope that they do it as fast as possible....because I really cant accept what he try to do to me...I am very traumatized by this... :(still cant believe it happen to me
Cia Felicia - 8-Jun-13 @ 8:55 PM
For the past 5 years we have had problem neighbours living in a council house next door to our privately owned property. to cut a long story short last April I was hit in the eye by the neighbours ( drug and alcohol ) addict son with a claw hammer which he then threw through my front living room window. he was sentenced to 10 days prison for that. we have had to put up with him turning up all hours of the morning shouting and kicking his mothers front door. knocking on our door and threatening to petrol bomb us. he is alway arrested but back at his mothers house the next day. The local council took action by telling his mother he was not allowed at the property between the hours of 6pm and 11am but he continued to turn up and making our lives hell. we found out this order was voluntary which means he could still turn up. we then found out that two asbo officers from the council had actually told the mother to keep him at the property? now the council are trying to get an asbo against him but we know this will not work and throughout this the council have constantly lied to us telling us they were not aware of many of the problem's encountered by us. to which we and the local police were shocked by because the police have constantly informed the council and fought hard to have the neighbours removed it has been so bad that sadly we have just agreed the sale of our property which is heartbreaking as we have lived at the address for 30 years and forced to move on. we work hard whilst our neighbours recieve every benefit available even DLA and to make it more laughable the son recieves carers allowance how can this be? who does he get it for? because he is a drunk a drug fiend and very violent. We feel we have a good case to sue the local council but at present we just want to try and sort our lives out. I have had two strokes in the past and feel my health has become worse than ever. we are both seekin counselling and it's so sickening to sit and watch whilst the neighbours from hell get everything. This world is so corrupt. we stood up to the problem's which has only made our lives hell. we know the local council are hiding something about this family. so my advise to anyone going through the same as we have is to move on because the authorities especially the council stink of corruption and ignorance.
Tony - 26-Feb-13 @ 12:27 PM
My neighbours wife backed her car into purposely as she seen me in her mirror during a incident over parking,i have heart failure and she could of killed me,police came and she,s not being prosecuted and I said I wanted her prosecuted and willing to make a statement,mmmmmmm?????????, i thought there was a law of using a vehicle as a deadly weapon,also driving away from a scene of a accident or careless driving,or wreckless driving or driving without due care and attension,my mp steven gilbert, has been informed,see what happens.
scoobi - 30-Jul-12 @ 1:21 AM
If there's physical violence you should always involve the police. It can be up to you whether to bring charges, but there will be a police report, and if it becomes part of a pattern, it's documented for later use in court. This is vital, and if it persists you can take action against the neighbour (people do change). Even if it seems like a one-off incident, it's always best to report it, just in case.
Millie - 4-Jun-12 @ 10:47 AM
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