To be annoyed my housing association have passed my details on to police

(12 Posts)
umbrellabella Sun 17-Jan-16 14:05:50

I am a regular user just name changed.

Got a letter yesterday as i am having an issue with an old neighbor i havent seen in just under a year.
The letter stated, In october old neighbor phoned my HA to say "im harrassing her" they then opened an ASB case against me.
Nobody informed me of this, i only found out because when calling the customer line they slipped up.
I have asked them several times how i have harrassed her and nobody will tell me.
it said they opened the case and closed it weeks later as i wasnt a tenant at that address anymore but they were written to by police to ask for my current contact details and they gave them under "data protection crime and detection"

so why open the case in the first place? it was obviously so they can pass my details on to police.
i complained to that the old neighbor has been informed i am still a tenant with them and they denied this but if she didnt know i was still with them then why would she pick up the phone to open an ASB against me, obviously she was told.

The police too have not commented on how i have harrassed her, I went into my local police station and they said i need to contact the officer dealing with it because he claimed he couldnt contact me but he phoned me which is how i knew to even go into the police station in the first place.

Now why im so annoyed at all this is because i was living with this neighbor for around 10months when i was pregnant, she was racist to me more than once, knocked on my door to argue with me which she admitted, was recorded banging on the floor at me and she admitted this all of which i said i felt it was harrassment as she wouldnt leave me alone and the police and HA did absolutely NOTHING to help me, i was even told i was pulling the "race card"
The fact she had an issue with the last tenant who lived in the flat i was in nobody cared about, who was also the same race as me and she was obsessed with him as well, constantly talking about him to me.

but as soon as this woman claims im harrassing her they want to do something about it and find my address when it is IMPOSSIBLE there is proof, i have NOT had any communication with her.
I moved around 30 miles away from that hell hole.

Ive been so anxious because i sit on edge just thinking the police are going to arrest me and i have no idea why, nobody will tell me what i am meant to of done so i can at least defend myself!

originalmavis Sun 17-Jan-16 14:09:43

They are going through the motions. Chances are she has raised complaints against others if she is of that mind. Don't worry about it.

umbrellabella Sun 17-Jan-16 14:14:07

im just upset how they are not seeing what is happening, she clearly has a grudge like she has a grudge with the last guy.
I moved and i currently live in peace, im happy and now my peace is disturbed by this idiot.
I think she did this because she wants to know where i am.

DawnOfTheDoggers Sun 17-Jan-16 15:16:18

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

rosewithoutthorns Sun 17-Jan-16 15:33:19

Im another one saying the police have better things to do. They just have to follow things through. Doesn't sound like anything really awful happened so unless you are frightened of her, just don't give it another thought.

Birdsgottafly Sun 17-Jan-16 16:42:55

The HA opened a case because that's standard procedure.

The neighbour obviously wasn't happy about it being closed, so made a complaint to the Police, the HA has to share your details, but it's rare that someone isn't on a system somewhere and that can be traced, easily.

Who are you 'asking'? It's pointless to phone the contact centre and ask a advisor, you need the right Housing Officer.

The same with the Police, you need to speak to the Officer dealing with it.

I know lots of people who claim, 'they've tried to get it sorted out', but they haven't, because they aren't contacting the right people.

ratspeaker Sun 17-Jan-16 16:47:31

Have you posted about this before? The story seems very familiar.

Have you tried contacting the officer in charge of the case again ?

umbrellabella Sun 17-Jan-16 17:18:23

i have posted before but posted update as i got the letter. Trying not to think of it but its hard.

JohnLuther Sun 17-Jan-16 17:22:45

Didn't you threaten legal action before?

MrsDeVere Sun 17-Jan-16 17:40:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

peppielillyan Sun 17-Jan-16 17:45:17

There is plenty of murdered people every day, as well as double more rape cases....do you think the police would bother with a crazy woman?
The procedure was followed, there is a case with CAD number, so that is pretty much all.

JoffreyBaratheon Sun 17-Jan-16 19:13:25

As I think I told OP on the other thread, the procedure for harassment is the police have to issue you a warning, and then - only if you break the warning and approach the (alleged) victim again - do they proceed to investgate then charge with harassment.

They can't do you without proving a 'course' of behaviours- so they have to have at least two instances of harassment; the first being the one they warn you about - anything after that is a course.

I know this as I have been the victim of a harasser and saw the entire procedure from first warning to eventual conviction.

Frustrating for the victim, as you can be harassed many times but it is all counted as one thing when you go to the police, to complain. They warn (only if they believe you) and only then if the perpetrator continues harassing, can they arrest and charge. And they can only charge if there is a shedload of hard evidence because the CPS won't let them just charge anyone on someone else's word alone.

Sounds to me OP like you haven't been formally warned.

If you are, then s long as you avoid the 'victim' you can't be done for harassing them.

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