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to call the police when i can hear the the girl upstairs getting abused by her oh

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rosiedays Fri 20-Sep-13 10:39:06

I'm sitting here listening to the couple upstairs violently argue. She is screening stop hitting me he is screaming language to horrible to repeaf and their big dog is going nuts.
I've just call the police
Did i do right thing or should i have left well alon

CocacolaMum Fri 20-Sep-13 10:39:55


TheBigJessie Fri 20-Sep-13 10:40:35

Calling the police was the right thing to do.

MotherofBear Fri 20-Sep-13 10:40:36

You absolutely did the right thing, yes. Domestic violence should always be reported.

PoppadomPreach Fri 20-Sep-13 10:40:53

there is no question that you did the right thing - well done.

hope the prick gets charged.

babyboomersrock Fri 20-Sep-13 10:41:11

You did the right thing, OP.

orangepudding Fri 20-Sep-13 10:41:22

I think you did the right thing.

I used to live next to neighbours like that and regret never being brave enough to call the police. I was scared that I would be targeted. Now I'm a few years older I think I probably would call.

VoiceofRaisin Fri 20-Sep-13 10:41:28

Well done, OP. I hope she is ok. Of course you did the right thing. It is all too easy to stand by and not get involved but it sounds like she (they) need intervention.

YouAreTheOneAndYoni Fri 20-Sep-13 10:41:50

You've done the right thing. It's difficult when it's your neighbours, but you'd regret it if you hadn't.

CecilyP Fri 20-Sep-13 10:42:52

You did the right thing. If it is domestic violence he should get charged. If it sounded far worse than it actually was, it might teach them to moderate their behaviour in future.

WeAreEternal Fri 20-Sep-13 10:44:38

You absolutely did the right thing. I hope she takes the help the police offer.

Finola1step Fri 20-Sep-13 10:45:48

You have done the right thing.

DameDeepRedBetty Fri 20-Sep-13 10:47:47

Well done OP. Just hope they come ...

MurderOfGoths Fri 20-Sep-13 10:48:12

Well done OP

MrsWolowitz Fri 20-Sep-13 10:48:16

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TheOrchardKeeper Fri 20-Sep-13 10:49:27

Is it still going on op ? Have they arrived yet?


Fakebook Fri 20-Sep-13 10:50:39

Ofcourse you're not being unreasonable.

cariadmawr Fri 20-Sep-13 10:52:41

Why are you thinkin DO IT she could be seriously hurt I was brought up in the same environment until my mother saw sense and thankfully my wonderful stepfather came along and showed me that this was not normal . So much so that when I met my dh24 years ago I warned him don't even let me think you could do it .

I have rang 101 twice in the last 6 weeks over the same thing just to know that each time I have rang it has stopped even for that night she was safe .

VisualiseAHorse Fri 20-Sep-13 10:52:42

Well done for doing the right thing, I hope she is ok.

Latara Fri 20-Sep-13 10:53:59

You've done the right thing.

My Mum had to report a neighbour for the same reason and was glad she did.

IShallCallYouSquishy Fri 20-Sep-13 10:56:56

Definitely the right thing. I did the same when I heard the 18 year old son of my old neighbour screaming abuse at his girlfriend and then saw him dragging her out the communal door of the flats we were living in.

Police were there in moments and sadly wasn't the first or last time.

flyingwidow Fri 20-Sep-13 10:57:09

undoubtedly you have done the right thing. I hope that everything gets sorted out. Good on you for having the backbone to do it- we need more people like you in the world. thanks

Hegsy Fri 20-Sep-13 11:00:37

Completly the right thing OP

PigStack Fri 20-Sep-13 11:01:32

We were once woken up by a couple walking up our (narrow) street. He was whalloping her (real thumps that we could hear) as they went, they were screaming at each other. We phoned the police and when they arrived the two had gone into their flat (opposite ours). SHE came to the door and screamed at the police to F off and mind their own business. asai remember the police told us that because it was a domestic dispute and inside their home and she had no complaint there was nothing they could do shock
I was glad we had reported it nonetheless but very shocked at the accepted violence. We moved soon after so have no idea what became of them.

VanitasVanitatum Fri 20-Sep-13 11:06:23

cariad she has done it. Hope they turn up soon OP

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