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When to Get the Police Involved

By: Jeff Durham - Updated: 28 Jul 2017 | comments*Discuss
 
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People tend to be divided into two camps when it comes to getting the police involved in a neighbourhood dispute or when something untoward is happening in their neighbourhood. There are those who will tend to think that the problem isn’t serious enough to warrant calling the police when they’ll have far more important issues to deal with. Then there are those who will call the police at every given opportunity, no matter how trivial, as they believe that a call to the police is the quickest and most effective way of getting a successful resolution to a specific problem.

When Should I Call The Police?

If a crime is taking place right now or you feel you are in imminent danger and that an immediate response is required, you should always dial 999 as this is an ‘emergency’. It might be that you’ve been threatened by your neighbour and that they are banging on your door looking to gain entry. It could be that you’ve already been Physically Assaulted By Your Neighbour. In situations like this, 999 is the right option. Explain the situation to the person handling the call giving them as much as detail as possible, as well as your address and your neighbour’s address.

It’s important, however, to remember that 999 is for emergency responses only. If you’re the kind of person who dials 999 at the merest hint of believing that something happening is not quite ‘right’, this is a serious misuse of the service. For every call that isn’t an emergency, you could be taking up valuable police time which could be spent getting to incidents where people’s lives may be in real danger.

The Difference Between Calling 999 and my Local Police Force

The police keep records of all calls made to them and by far the most worrying issue is that most, if not all, forces would tell you that perhaps as little as 20% of calls made to 999 (and often even less than that) are calls that they would consider actual ‘emergencies’. Therefore, unless an actual crime has been committed or someone is in imminent danger, the best alternative is to call your local constabulary's number instead.

If you’ve looked out of your window and you see a group of youths aggressively arguing with each other on the street, or perhaps a Dangerous-Looking Dog is patrolling the street without an owner in sight, call your local constabulary. While both of these incidents could potentially evolve into serious situations, no actual crime has yet been committed nor is there any proof of imminent danger. Incidentally, it’s always handy to keep a note of your local local constabulary's number either written down or stored in your mobile phone in case you need to make a speedy call.

Ultimately, however, if you’re in any doubt at all about which to number to call, the police would still advise you to call 999 in case it is a genuine emergency. If you deliberate for too long or then decide not to call at all for fear of wasting their time, a serious crime may end up being committed which you may have helped to prevent.

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J - Your Question:
I moved in to a flat 4 months ago and I have had nothing but bother with my upstairs neighbor. I have 2 young children, they are 1 and 2 years old so they can be a bit of a handful. Every time they make a noise she bangs on her drums or plays really loud music. She has never came and spoken with me about any problem. She has told my neighbours that I have been hurting my children because they are screaming all the time, they scream and shout when they don't get there own way or because they have been fighting with one another. I went to my doctor immediately and had my children checked as this is such a serious accusation and he told me not to worry that the children were just going through a stage they would grow out of. Because this woman has been so vicious in her rumours I decided maybe I should just keep an eye on what she's doing. A previous tenant told me she was pure evil to her and the landlord has also been unable to do work on the property because she won't allow them near her part of the building. On certain days of the week she disappears for a short period of time comes back to the flat for a short period of time and then goes down to her garden shed. If any one within that time appears at my home she listens to our conversations and I can hear her footsteps following us around the house she then follows my guests to the front door where she then disappears down the garden the same routine happens every time. She's is seen as an upstanding citizen and gets involved with the community but really she is just pure evil. On the particular night that I am talking about she paced around her living room until she received a phone call where she went out to her camper van around midnight and placed a packaged under the front bonnet a car appeared 10mins after she placed the package there and picked it up. She went back to her flat and never made a noise the rest of the evening. I am very unsure of what to do any advice would be most appreciated

Our Response:
You should report any suspicious behaviour like this to the police.
ProblemNeighbours - 31-Jul-17 @ 2:13 PM
I moved in to a flat 4 months ago and I have had nothing but bother with my upstairs neighbor. I have 2 young children, they are 1 and 2 years old so they can be a bit of a handful. Every time they make a noise she bangs on her drums or plays really loud music. She has never came and spoken with me about any problem. She has told my neighbours that I have been hurting my children because they are screaming all the time, they scream and shout when they don't get there own way or because they have been fighting with one another. I went to my doctor immediately and had my children checked as this is such a serious accusation and he told me not to worry that the children were just going through a stage they would grow out of. Because this woman has been so vicious in her rumours I decided maybe I should just keep an eye on what she's doing. A previous tenant told me she was pure evil to her and the landlord has also been unable to do work on the property because she won't allow them near her part of the building. On certain days of the week she disappears for a short period of time comes back to the flat for a short period of time and then goes down to her garden shed. If any one within that time appears at my home she listens to our conversations and I can hear her footsteps following us around the house she then follows my guests to the front door where she then disappears down the garden the same routine happens every time. She's is seen as an upstanding citizen and gets involved with the community but really she is just pure evil. On the particular night that I am talking about she paced around her living room until she received a phone call where she went out to her camper van around midnight and placed a packaged under the front bonnet a car appeared 10mins after she placed the package there and picked it up. She went back to her flat and never made a noise the rest of the evening. I am very unsure of what to do any advice would be most appreciated
J - 28-Jul-17 @ 12:03 PM
Mazipan - Your Question:
A neighbour has recently given me information that a woman across the street is growing cannabis! I couldn't say for definite but it could be the reason why she hasn't reported a hole in her roof to the council! Some days there is a very strong smell and I wouldn't put it past her to be growing! What would you advise?

Our Response:
There's no harm in a discreet phone call to your local PCSO or council officer if it's a council tenant.
ProblemNeighbours - 16-Jun-17 @ 2:37 PM
A neighbour has recently given me information that a woman across the street is growing cannabis! I couldn't say for definite but it could be the reason why she hasn't reported a hole in her roof to the council! Some days there is a very strong smell and I wouldn't put it past her to be growing! What would you advise?
Mazipan - 14-Jun-17 @ 3:55 PM
Since 10th January I have had threats,verbal abuse,rumours spread, people outside my door or in person indimating me ,my 6 month old daughter ,my partner and/or any visitors .. They have now gone steps further to try stacking one of my visitors whilst holding my child then tonight have 6 men 4 females trying to bring down my door threatening and attacking my family and visitors.. Police Socail service council and staff at my proberity are aware however because it's 3-4 of them (who live there) against just me I am being annoyed I have logged reported and recorded yet nothing is being done? I have reached out and begged for help please what can I do ? Me and my child are seriously act risk but it's them playing the victim ?
Kayla - 20-Mar-17 @ 12:09 AM
Please help.... I've been having a bit of trouble with my neighbors my car wing mirror has been ripped off and someone has gone under my car and disconnected the engine I had a macanic out and he said what has been done could only be done by a Macanic as you would have to know about cars to. Be able to do this. My neighbor used to work on my car and seems strange that we have fallen out and now this. It I have no proof! They have also put a cctv camera facing my property will the police do anything?
Becbec - 17-Feb-17 @ 9:33 AM
I live in a flat with my husband . I pay rent in this flat so its not my flat. My cousin brother sister in kaw and 2 babies lived here. Downstairs they re screamig shouting banging smashing or throwing things swearing crying and drunken peoplesmoking weed all and gave me nearly heartattack when they are fighting my heartpace was going faster. Could you please not tell them its me . I dont like to be a noisy neighbours and bad relationship but this is second time.
Nem - 4-Feb-17 @ 10:11 PM
Bluemeany - Your Question:
Our neighbour ( in the bottom flat of a shared flat) is usually a good bloke. However, he does get, on occasion, extremely drunk. When he does so, he starts shouting death threats at people/ nationalities in general very loudly, swearing and can be heard banging the wall and throwing furniture. On one occasion he tried to forceably and violently enter the next-door neighbours ( who he has no grievance with - he was just drunk). They reported him to his landlord at the time when he tried to get in. I am also keeping a log of every time it happens. My concern is that he is clearly violent and angry when drunk and that we share the house: i.e. there is only one inside door between him and us. We are three slight girls in our twenties: he is 6ft and heavy built in his 50's. We can't confront him, which means if he does try to get in, even slightly, we'll have to call the police. Is this the right thing to do? As I say, he's a good neighbour 95% of the time and I don't want to get him into trouble. But I do want us to be safe.

Our Response:
If you fear for you safety, you should of course contact the police. It is definitely worth talking to your landlord again about this though as his/her tenant's behaviour is having an adverse effect on others in the building.
ProblemNeighbours - 20-Jan-17 @ 11:40 AM
Our neighbour ( in the bottom flat of a shared flat) is usually a good bloke. However, he does get, on occasion, extremely drunk. When he does so, he starts shouting death threats at people/ nationalities in general very loudly, swearing and can be heard banging the wall and throwing furniture. On one occasion he tried to forceably and violently enter the next-door neighbours ( who he has no grievance with - he was just drunk). They reported him to his landlord at the time when he tried to get in. I am also keeping a log of every time it happens. My concern is that he is clearly violent and angry when drunk and that we share the house: i.e. there is only one inside door between him and us. We are three slight girls in our twenties: he is 6ft and heavy built in his 50's. We can't confront him, which means if he does try to get in, even slightly, we'll have to call the police. Is this the right thing to do? As I say, he's a good neighbour 95% of the time and I don't want to get him into trouble. But I do want us to be safe.
Bluemeany - 19-Jan-17 @ 12:43 AM
Hello I have been living in my house for 19 yrs and what I don't understand is that if you don't want to chat to someone then you don't have to, the lady that was living there and her husband they was so nice retired she never really came out because of her legs, but every Christmas she and her husband would send us little presents and I would do the same they both have passed now 6 years on the daughter bought in people to fix up the property and when finished she said she was going to rent it anyway she took in one of the men that was fixing up the property anyway this man seemed to be very forward so I just would'nt chat to him, so this is where it begins the putting up big wooden screens inside to watch tv through a projector mind you through the window which was funny anyway so it carried on and on and on at this time my mum passed and then my father so we went to Jamaica to lay them to rest, anyway this is now nearly 5 yrs since cut a long story short I reported him to the council many of times but they was scared because it's private rented so i phoned noise control on more than one occasion so this time they sent a letter and I got one to to let me know they sent it to him, on that very Saturday he started again drilling and banging so I just could'nt believe it so entered out my back door and low and behold he was on a ladder and i started and in my angry i pick up my glass lighting that are in the ground and just through glass went everywhere next thing he called the police I have never been in trouble with the police before they arrested me for about 8 hrs I was down there and they let my go with a don't what it called but I had to go back there and then now comes the bomb shell they say that they going to give my a caution but me not knowing what it is just wanting to get out of there no one telling me that I can get help when going back down there they got me on being a person not knowing about the law but very since I have been online looking at peoples views on,they never even came and checked the letters like I told them, so someone told me to seek help about not understanding the problems I'm feeling it really upset me to he was the one who was giving the problem in the first place? Sorry it's such a long Comment but there is a lot more Thank You
fancydat - 30-Dec-16 @ 10:58 PM
August 2014 my partner and I got into an argument.. The neighbour called the police. She lied from the start saying that she tried to talk to me and I acted like an animal, so she had to report it to the emergency serveries! Obviously the police contacted the social serveries. Because I wasn't arrested and my kids werent taken- they have been sitting in they house since August in silent reporting every sound my kids make, will even mute their TV at night to listen to me go to the toilet!! They stand outside my home looking in my windows (front and back). My partner has had to put up frosted glass because of this! (You can still see in and out as the sides are still clear). At night they look through my front room windows- he has even put his face on my window to look in!! They have repeatedly tresspassed into my garden! A few weeks ago I was in my bathroom, I heard my gate being opened but thought nothing of it until I heard her at her window telling him I was still in my house.. I ran downstairs to find my gate wide open! I continually hear them shouting on the phone "oh so she is getting arrested and her kids are getting taken"!! She has even said that if we are not moved that she will kill herself!! I cannot live like this. We are just trying to live our lives but they just want to make it hell so we leave!! Please if anyone can help I would be very grateful.
Katie - 22-Dec-16 @ 12:49 PM
I have now become the perpetrator from the victim being assaulted as I had no independent witnesses and these 4 neighbours have made up a story that it was me that assaulted one of these 4 but also each have now said that I've assaulted 3 of them. The police know that I'm being targeted but the council have gone off probability and now I've been served with an injunction order with power of arrest for 6 months which means I can't move away from these evil people that are causing all the problems. They act like they control the avenue and can do any kind of ASB because they all stick together with the same story.The only way out of this is to get photo evidence that is very clear like CCTV or a body cam as I can't even step foot on the avenue in case they attack me which they are threatening me with. Then I would get arrested cos they would all make up their story by turning it around onto me. That's the power they have, we can't afford the technology that is needed to go all the way to court as we did have footage of my partner being assaulted but the police said the mega pixel wasnt clear enough for the judge to have facial recognition, basically, we need better camera technology. We desperately need help, my partner is terminally I'll and our health anxiety depression is worse than ever. We feel imprisoned in our own home. Can anyone help
Anony - 19-Dec-16 @ 12:18 PM
kitkat - Your Question:
For the last two weeks I have been taking my daughter to school and bk and as you walk up my street ther is a huge smell of cannabis from the bottom to half way up what cam I do

Our Response:
Report this to your local police.
ProblemNeighbours - 15-Dec-16 @ 11:13 AM
For the last two weeks I have been taking my daughter to school and bk and as you walk up my street ther is a huge smell of cannabisfrom the bottom to half way up what cam I do
kitkat - 14-Dec-16 @ 9:19 AM
My partner and I have been targeted by 4 same neighbours with threats, violence, constant harassment and now criminal damage to our home and assault on both of us. I've been suffering from this since I moved in 3 yrs ago and now my partner also this year. It has escalated dramatically this year and also now since they've found out we have a car. Our health has deteriorated so much this past year, not only from these nasty, evil people but I was hit by a car as a pedestrian in April then July was assaulted in my front garden by my neighbour that lives directly across from me. Unfortunately through lack of evidence not having CCTV the police couldn't take it further and not only that, the 4 same neighbours tried to say I was the perpetrator even knowing I was still on crutches from the car accident and covered in mud and grass from where she jumped on me from behind, dragging me into my front garden. With the housing officer we've had no support at all,we even asked to move house before it got this far. Yet, the same 4 neighbours approached the same housing officer only weeks ago and somehow I was then served an injunction order with the power of arrest for originally 12 months but my solicitor got it down to 6 months meaning also we can't move away from this nightmare nor even able to have the necessary support of CBT therapy, as suggested and documented by the medical assessment doctor, in support of the trauma and injuries from the car accident not to mention the assault from the neighbour too. My partner has a terminal illness which you can imagine with added, unnessesary stress can contribute to his quality of life shortened. We are told we need a camera on our body like the police have but the expense is more than our budget. We have to get taxis everyday to and from the house to car for our safety. We have had 3 more incidents since I was served the injunction order including another assault and more criminal damage to our so called home of which the housing officer refuses to come to take a look. We have pictures but weve been advised not to engage with the housing which is making us more depressed with no hope. Please if there is anyone out there that could help us in any way to get us out of this dark hole, my gosh we would love to hear from you. Thank you for your time out to read and if anything it may let others know they're not alone and it needs to be more seriously addressed.
G - 14-Dec-16 @ 1:48 AM
For 2 years, we have lived in nothing short than living hell. We moved into a smaller property in 2014 and since then, the neighbour below us has been a nightmare. Parties that last for 18 hours at a time. Furniture gets thrown at 3am when she falls out with the people she invites in, usually when the alcohol has ran out. Screaming, shouting, arguing. I have been verbally abused on numerous occasions for which she is now on an abatement notice and Community resolution order, well both her and her mother as they both attack me when they get chance. The Police have been called when she is kicking at the door, screaming that she is going to kill me. We've had windows smashed in our car that cost us over £300 to fix. Scratches to the metal work and she wrote profanity all over the front door. Council are involved and we have provided dozens of noise sheets, been put on their standby service so they can witness the level of noise. The only snag there is, she gets louder and louder after the 1am cut off then all hell let's loose. We have had sound recording equipment fitted by the council who state her noise is out of order, yet we are still in the same situation. She has been hand served a warning letter only a week ago and all this week, we have lived in nothing short of hell. Our car was vandalised, she is banging on the ceiling and floors, slamming doors and goading her dogs to bark. To me she just seems untouchable. I am really lost as to what to do. The council tell us to call their noise team up until 1am but as I previously stated, she starts after 1am. We had to fit CCTV to our home due to the damage to the car and threats against me. We also record sound and the council asked for that on DVD but cannot promise it will even get used when you can clearly hear the tenant screaming "get out of my house" 2 years of this and I already suffer with depression and emotionally cannot tolerate much more. I beg the council every week to help and I know they must be trying hard. I am now at a point of being scared to be home alone when my partner goes to work. I work from home so at home all day, (other than the two times I need to call out to medicate my elderly father in law who has Parkinson's and suffers memory loss) I record all interaction with her, her Mother, her friends. All of them are horrid to me. We are quite people and don't bother anyone but in all honesty I know I'm heading for a breakdown. I really don't know what to do.
PmiddyProducer - 26-Nov-16 @ 12:22 AM
Anony - Your Question:
I live in a flat above one other tenant who I know personally. He & his mrs are cocaine abusers. They fight and argue everyday. Split up then get back together for another round of abuse & voilent slamming of doors. I recently moved because this happened at my old flat. I cant relax im currently on medication because of this situation. Council wont help without logs but cant cope for 3weeks listening to it when ive gone 3 years stuck in it.

Our Response:
Unfortunatelythis is standard procedure, if you want the EHO at the council to act on the problem, you really have to help by keeping a rough log of the noise etc. If that doesn't help, your only other option is private legal action which could be very costly and will also require evidence.
ProblemNeighbours - 21-Nov-16 @ 10:42 AM
I live in a flat above one other tenant who i know personally. He & his mrs are cocaine abusers. They fight and argue everyday. Split up then get back together for another round of abuse & voilent slamming of doors. I recently moved because this happened at my old flat. I cant relax im currently on medication because of this situation. Council wont help without logs but cant cope for 3weeks listening to it when ive gone 3 years stuck in it.
Anony - 18-Nov-16 @ 7:52 AM
I am a council tenant,and have my grandchild livening with me on police bail,there has been repocussions from this,have had a man unknown to me speaking at the front ov my home to another man asking him for my grandsons name,as he was looking at my door and my daughters door,( lives next door to me) reported I was afraid to police and said I was worried for my safety,I asked council to help me move for safety,police told council I was at no risk,so council wouldn't help me,6 weeks later,9 days befor my grandson goes back for bail,I have tapping on my door and window,thought nothing off it as council and police said I was at no risk previously,then 2 nights later I have tapping on my door again,I asked who it was,same as I did 2 days previous,then an almighty bang to my door,sounded like a full on kick,lucky I had chain on,then during my phone call to police had ammonia smell drifting through my home,the man had chucked a liquid up my door,iv been to council to ask to leave for my safety,they said they need to speak to police,to see if I'm at risk,which I clearly am at risk,if that person had got into my home I'm sure the liquid was ment for my face,.i am running from home to home to keep my children and grandson safe,this happend early hours Saturday,and still the police have not contacted the council,I have made a statement about the incidents and I have also made a complaint against police,as they said I was at no risk at the first time,I clearly was.can someone help me ,I don't kno wot steps to take ,as I am worried the police will say the same again and put me at risk again,against my better judgement,as I kno I'm at risk,the police say it's down to the council to move me,the council say it's down to the police if they say I'm at risk,any advice would be appreciated,thankyou
Brinkleberry - 15-Nov-16 @ 11:49 PM
Our neighbour separated from her husband a few months ago and straight away a new boyfriend moved in. She has a 17 year old daughter from a previous relationship who still lives at the house. Throughout the summer they have been very noisy, clearly drinking, lots of shouting. The problem is that a few times I've heard it getting out of control. I can hear shouts and screams and 'ow, ow, ow' noises. I can't tell if it's the mum or the daughter but one time it was definitely both screaming out hysterically and he was shouting. I feel like I should do something but I've already been round once and told them the screaming is keeping me up. If I call the police they will know it's me. I don't know if I'm overreacting but I'm worried that the 17 year old is in danger. I don't know don't what to do. I was about to dial 101 tonight but I'm worried it sounds worse than it is and I'll look like a moany neighbour.
Ina - 7-Nov-16 @ 9:15 PM
I am seeking advice, ive lived at my home 14yrs, the house across is rented and 5yrs ago was raided for drugs and since then the owner has let the property, the family there at the moment has drawn my attention because with the warm nights my windows are open and cars and taxes are coming and going from midnight to 5am and the rooms of the house are lit up throughout and small packages are dropped off, at first i thought they were running a brothel because the mother and daughters were hanging out the windows in a state of undress during the day, believe or not this is a respectable private housing estate built after 2000. no one at this house seems to have a day job but there are usually a least 5 expensive vehicles parked outside, often blocking my drive. I try to ignore them totally,only once mentioning my suspicions last month to a police officer, but he said lots of people work at night. i feel many may go to work, but not this type of activity. then last Sunday afternoon a car screeched to a holt outside my window and the woman raced to the house door and was shouting angrily, let my son out now, youve got him into drugs and have him there now, she looked towards me and my neighbours homes and shouted, do you know you have a drug dealer living here, how the hell do you think they afford these flash cars then continued ranting until she issued a threat to the middle-aged woman at the bedroom window and said i will be back, 30mins later the police car arrived, since then the occupants disappeared for a few days and now are back, i really feel something is going on. Also they had a hut placed behind the straight through garage, and as i said its like something amiss is going on throughout the night. I dont think the police will know about any of this activity but i am directly across from it all , and i dont know what to do after the police office didnt seem to care
Gemma - 26-Aug-16 @ 6:19 PM
Having come back from a weeks holiday. I've found out that one neighbour has gone up and down the street complaining about my daughters caravan which was in my drive. It had graffiti on it but they also had friends visiting. I don't know what went of as on the sat I was unloading my luggage to be told by next door neighbor of over 25yrs tat bloody caravan needs to go all theses people coming day and Night. Then on the Sunday I said to her husband that we had sorted the caravan to go elsewhere and he said some thing abusive which I didn't hear I said what and he walked away. Can I get an arasment order on them. Plus we thing a neighbor has a video pointing at my property which my 13yr old grandson visits I need advice on what to do
Lou - 29-Jul-16 @ 7:06 PM
Tonight my brothers and his friends where playing out doing paracor? Jumping and running thing and when they were playing some people who live around here started shouting with aggressive language threathing the children and the man felt like it was okay to chase after the children..what should I do?
Capri-sun - 20-May-16 @ 8:05 PM
Ver - Your Question:
We got on well with our neighbour for past 3 yrs, helped each other out a fine times like neighbours do. I made a simple request for his wife to stop dumping dead flowers on the bank outside our house. Was told to F off. Also his daughter was quite rude and aggressive in the back ground. They had been doing this for a while as they are not keen gardeners and don't have a compost heap. I asked nicely and they made it plain that they did not think it was the wrong thing to do. When he swore at me I said it was not on to speak to me in that way, he just kept saying F off. My husband heard him and went over and made the same request for them not to dump stuff on our garden and not to swear at me. He flew into a rage, threatened to hit my husband, the daughter being abusive as well in the background. He then punched my husband in the face. Luckily my husband fell backwards onto a grassy bank with this guy punching him and pinning him down, verbally threatening him. I rushed out and pulled him off my husband by his shoulders. My neighbours wife, daughter shouting and calling us names. Could not believe it. Just over a trivial request he became so aggressive. Got nowhere with the police, they said we needed an independent witness, video evidence etc. and if we took him to court for assault the case would be thrown out through lack of evidence. My husband went to the hospital and fortunately only cuts and bruises. So basically he has gotten away with it.

Our Response:
This is not a typical response from the police, they are usually helpful in this kind of instance.
ProblemNeighbours - 25-Apr-16 @ 2:34 PM
We got on well with our neighbour for past 3 yrs, helped each other out a fine times like neighbours do. I made a simple request for his wife to stop dumping dead flowers on the bank outside our house. Was told to F off.Also his daughter was quite rude and aggressive in the back ground.They had been doing this for a while as they are not keen gardeners and don't have a compost heap.I asked nicely and they made it plain that they did not think it was the wrong thing to do.When he swore at me I said it was not on to speak to me in that way, he just kept saying F off.My husband heard him and went over and made the same request for them not to dump stuff on our garden and not to swear at me.He flew into a rage, threatened to hit my husband, the daughter being abusive as well in the background.He then punched my husband in the face.Luckily my husband fell backwards onto a grassy bank with this guy punching him and pinning him down, verbally threatening him.I rushed out and pulled him off my husband by his shoulders.My neighbours wife, daughter shouting and calling us names.Could not believe it.Just over a trivial request he became so aggressive.Got nowhere with the police, they said we needed an independent witness, video evidence etc. and if we took him to court for assault the case would be thrown out through lack of evidence.My husband went to the hospital and fortunately only cuts and bruises.So basically he has gotten away with it.
Ver - 24-Apr-16 @ 6:22 AM
Ren - Your Question:
My next door neighbour is making life hell. She moved in 7 months ago and is racially abusive towards my young son. She threatens to get him beaten up and this has been going on for a few months about 4 months after she moved on next door.It breaks my heart that a grown woman with kids of her own can threaten and swear at a child for no reason but because she feels she can get away with it like previous neighbours in the area who have been racist and got away with it.

Our Response:
Have you reported this to the police?
ProblemNeighbours - 4-Apr-16 @ 10:18 AM
My next door neighbour is making life hell. She moved in 7 months ago and is racially abusive towards my young son. She threatens to get him beaten up and this has been going on for a few months about 4 months after she moved on next door. It breaks my heart that a grown woman with kids of her own can threaten and swear at a child for no reason but because she feels she can get away with it like previous neighbours in the area who have been racist and got away with it.
Ren - 1-Apr-16 @ 12:14 AM
For a year iv been keeping a daily record for 5he council and environmental health as my neighbours have this humming droning vibration noise coming from their house, sleepless nights headaches and anxiety iv been suffering from...They keep a low profile but iv been wondering what the hell have they got going on in their! Sometimes feels like my whole house is vibrating
Enid - 13-Feb-16 @ 8:03 PM
I had a friend who lived on the fourth floor, i'm on the first floor, but she lived in the 2nd block of flats whereas i live in the 1st block, she fell out with me because i couldn't afford to include her in the meal part of my wedding but she was invited to everything else on the day, also some of my family i haven't included as it is only close family and friends for the meal. She decided to tell my best friends i didn't like them, she told my best friends husband that she'd cheated on him when she didn't, and she doesn't even know my best friends husband! She has phoned me off of witheld pretending to be her friend accusing me of things i'd said or done when i haven't, and now she's called social services and made false allegations towards me about my child. I have told the police and i have told my landlord, the council, except when they rang her to tell her to leave me alone, she made another false allegation that i was racist or my friend was racist to her when that wasn't the case, and now i've been sent a tenancy warning letter, i don't know what else to do i just want her to stop, leave me and my friends alone and get on with our lives, if i see her i don't say anything i look the other way just so she can't say anything, i've written down dates and times when she has said and done stuff towards me or my friend, i'm just worried she'll do something else to ruin my life.
Holly - 23-Jan-16 @ 5:00 PM
There is usually chemical smells,or some unidentified smells coming from next door. I have called the police many times .The police tried their best to be helpful but they stopped visiting because the man next door threatened to sue for harrassment.I stopped phoning them because for fear of wasting police time because the smell usually don't last too long but it is constant. I suspect the man next door is purposely harassing me with the smell so I can move.Now he had built a studio in his back garden and was given permission by the council to build it without them notifying me.He usually goes into the studio when the smell starts. He owns his house and I had been told by the police that there is nothing much they can do. I don't want to move from my house,I have spoken to the neighbour many times about the continuos smell which has been going on for about 4 yrs. Is there anything at all I can do?
Chris - 30-Dec-15 @ 12:21 AM
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