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police using house for stakeout

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freaky991 Thu 12-May-11 15:51:18

Police arrived this morning and asked if they could start using our house to stake out address down the street. Thought that only happened in Hollywood movies.

We have agreed but it will be weird having police based here looking out of bedroom window.

ChaosTrulyReigns Thu 12-May-11 15:53:17

I hope you've hidden your handcuffs.

Just saying.

Don't want any unfortunate mix-ups.


MoreBeta Thu 12-May-11 15:55:03

Are they paying?

<immediately gets down to the key issue>

DooinMeCleanin Thu 12-May-11 15:56:09

Ooh how exciting. Are you meant to be posting about this on the internet?

RGPargy Thu 12-May-11 15:57:10

Who cares!! We want the dirty low down!! (and yes, are they paying you?!!)

freaky991 Thu 12-May-11 15:58:15

i have changed my details. ;(

freaky991 Thu 12-May-11 15:58:39

are they supposed to pay you?

DooinMeCleanin Thu 12-May-11 15:59:12

Oh good. We wouldn't want the neighbours getting their hitman out to you grin

So what's occuring then?

freaky991 Thu 12-May-11 16:00:57

nothing as yet, hasn't started yet. We don't know who they are observing or what they have done. They cannot tell us. I am worried about retaliation but did not want to refuse

MeRightYouWrongMeBigYouSmall Thu 12-May-11 16:00:58

well you can tell them from me it was my wheelie bin in the first place!

freaky991 Thu 12-May-11 16:02:10

Must be something major to go to all this bother.

RGPargy Thu 12-May-11 16:03:16

Drugs raid perhaps??

freaky991 Thu 12-May-11 16:04:19

Maybe. As long as no one finds out it is us. Feel like moving sad

uncomfortablynumb Thu 12-May-11 16:05:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DooinMeCleanin Thu 12-May-11 16:05:23

Well I would assume they'll be in jail after the raid?

freaky991 Thu 12-May-11 16:07:29

I will when it all kicks off. The person we think they are watching does not have the kind of friend you want to be on the wrong side of.

GollyHolightly Thu 12-May-11 16:08:10

You're allowed to refuse! I was asked (many years ago) when I lived opposite a rather seedy pub. I refused as I was a regular in the pub and it was highly unlikely that they would have arrested every single drug dealer/user in there as that would have involved taking 99% of the customers. I didn't fancy my chances if I were ever discovered. I also didn't want them to find my stash wink

uncomfortablynumb Thu 12-May-11 16:09:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

freaky991 Thu 12-May-11 16:09:50

If we do refuse, will they not just get a warrant

freaky991 Thu 12-May-11 16:10:27

Their ID looked genuine.

GollyHolightly Thu 12-May-11 16:11:14

They can't get a warrant to use your house, assuming you've done nothing wrong? Just say no if you're worried!

uncomfortablynumb Thu 12-May-11 16:12:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

freaky991 Thu 12-May-11 16:12:25

I am worried. Can't really help it. There is always a risk of them finding out.

GollyHolightly Thu 12-May-11 16:13:30

I'm not a legal bod, but there was absolutely no come back on me when I refused. They didn't even tut.

uncomfortablynumb Thu 12-May-11 16:13:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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