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supersop60 Thu 27-Oct-16 12:45:07

I have just called the police on my neighbour. I was putting the recycling out and heard shouting and screams from across the road. It wasn't a normal 'loud row' - the screams were of a woman in pain. I heard her shouting 'give me my f-ing phone' and at one point the front door opened and slammed shut again. So I called the police. When they arrived, the man leaned out of the upstairs window and shouted at the wpc - 'there's nothing wrong here, you're not coming in, I know it was that f-ing bitch from across the road' etc. Now I'm feeling very anxious. I did the right thing didn't I?

LadySaladinForge Thu 27-Oct-16 12:46:19

Yes. Of course you did the right thing.

QuiteLikely5 Thu 27-Oct-16 12:46:41

Of course you did. He sounds very abusive and his partner may well feel that little bit safer knowing the police were called.


CoffeeWithMyOxygen Thu 27-Oct-16 12:46:48

You absolutely did. If there really was nothing wrong he wouldn't have been so against the police quickly checking.

Katy07 Thu 27-Oct-16 12:47:30

Yes you did. Better to call the police and it be a false alarm than to not call and regret it later.

wonderstuff Thu 27-Oct-16 12:48:39

You did. 100%

Maudlinmaud Thu 27-Oct-16 12:48:59

Did the police get access to the property?
You did the right thing.

supersop60 Thu 27-Oct-16 12:52:37

Yes, he let the wpc in after about 10 mins, and then my daughter says another policeman arrived.

LadyMumble Thu 27-Oct-16 13:02:05

Well done OP, without question you did the right thing. I'm so glad that there are people like you in the world.

If you a notebook handy I would suggest starting a diary in there of your interactions with him, beginning with you hearing him saying "*I know it was that f-ing bitch from over the road".* Just in case he carries on with it, it will help you if it escalates to a point that you feel the need for support or if you need to report his behaviour towards you.

Are you ok? All sounds quite shocking.

GizmoFrisby Thu 27-Oct-16 13:09:14

You did the right thing flowers hope your ok OP

ShutTheFuckUpBarbara Thu 27-Oct-16 13:17:52

You definitely did the right thing OP, as a pp said better safe than sorry.
And if your neighbour is indeed a victim of DV she might be reassured to know that she has an ally just across the road

RentANDBills Thu 27-Oct-16 13:24:11

YANBU OP, you did the right thing.
The fact he wouldn't let the police in speaks volumes

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