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kiwi97 Mon 28-Jul-08 16:16:31

We have been having problems with our neighbour. She has been throwing and sweeping dirt, dog hair and faeces from her roof terrace onto the ground below. This is the same place my daughter plays and has her outside toys.
Basically, the person in question suffers from depression and is known to Adult Social Services. This has been happening for a long time and we have made a diary and taken photos as instructed by Child social services. Last year our neighbour made false accusations about my wife saying that she left my child behind when she goes out. Hence our contact with child services, who as a result of her findings said that these allegations were unfounded and the case closed.

Today when we came home, we found that what smelled and looked like urine thrown over by my daughters window. The same thing that has been poured outside our front door on Sunday morning. I have no idea what else to do anymore. My daughter and wife’s safety is paramount to me and I just fear that something else might happen. My wife is also 3 months pregnant and this whole situation is very stressful for her. I do not think that having faeces and urine is very healthy to a pregnant person.

WorzselMummage Mon 28-Jul-08 16:17:36

Call the Police !

WinkyWinkola Mon 28-Jul-08 16:18:19

Not very healthy for anyone, never mind pregnant.

Not really sure what you can do apart from spy on the area the whole time to take snaps as proof it's your neighbour doing this rank stuff.

Would there be any point in talking to your neighbour? Creating civility again? I know why you wouldn't want to but for long term peace?

Or go round and ask if she's seen anyone who could be doing this? In all innocence, say you'll be setting up CCTV to catch the culprit.

beanieb Mon 28-Jul-08 16:20:03

Personally I think you have enough recorded evidence tomake this a police matter, though I can understand why you might not want to risk escalating the problem.

sounds to me though like they have already started escalating it from what could have just been a lack of thought (the sweeping of teh dirt, dog hair etc from the roof) to a very determined and planned action of throwing Urine at your house.

Do you know if your neighbour is getting any help for their depression?

theonlyfemale Mon 28-Jul-08 16:20:05

You have to contact the adult social services! Its disgusting what she is doing and needs to be told not to do it! Shes depressed - not mentally disabled!

kiwi97 Mon 28-Jul-08 17:08:08

I've contacted the adult services and her health worker has been told about these issues. I've tried talking to her, but she keeps on saying who cares and get yourself a solicitor while laughing.

hearnoevil Mon 28-Jul-08 17:15:58

"but she keeps on saying who cares and get yourself a solicitor while laughing."

if i was you that's exactly what i'd do.
might put the scares on her to stop.
you don't say wether the ground she is sweeping onto is your private property or public property, just wondering as it would make a difference if you were to bring a civil case under torts law.

kiwi97 Mon 28-Jul-08 17:24:28

All I would like to happen is for someone with authority too tell her to stop this bad behaviour. She's in her forties but acting like a child.

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