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AtSea1979 · 18/07/2017 23:05

Sat downstairs heard a strange noise sounded like an window or door suddenly banging or rattling, then a series of thuds. I convinced myself it was the neighbours as they are attached. Kept hearing rattling/banging so went to investigate.
Checked front door, locked. Checked kitchen. Back door unlocked so locked it.
Checked my bedroomas, no probs. Checked DS bedroom and his window is wide open with the safety catch off and he's snoring away.
Has someone broke in? Have they left out the back door? Are they hiding in my wardrobe?

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WowserBowser · 18/07/2017 23:07

Ah fuck. Was the window left open? So you have a cat?

WowserBowser · 18/07/2017 23:08


furryelephant · 18/07/2017 23:09

I'd be ringing the police/getting the hell out of there Blushand now I want to shut my windows

MrsChopper · 18/07/2017 23:09

Shock i have no wise words. I hope you and your son are safe. Do you have pets?

rightwhine · 18/07/2017 23:10

Ooh it's probably nothing but I'd be worried too.

Scrumptiousbears · 18/07/2017 23:10

We have torrential rain and some high winds here, could it be the window was ajar and the wind caught it? Not sure about the footsteps though.

WellErrr · 18/07/2017 23:10

It's often said on Mumsnet - but this time, I actually WOULD ring the police.

gingergenius · 18/07/2017 23:11

Did they wee in the toilet and then not flush???Confused

Sassenach85 · 18/07/2017 23:11

If ur not sure then call someone round or get out

AtSea1979 · 18/07/2017 23:11

No pets. On my own with 2 DC and lay in bed with light on because I'm a wimp.

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WelshMoth · 18/07/2017 23:11

Any Friendly neighbours you can call OP?

PurpleDragon76 · 18/07/2017 23:11

I would be ringing the police after grabbing my son and turning all the lights on!

CherriesInTheSnow · 18/07/2017 23:12

Please quietly ring the non emergency number 101 if you are tentative about calling 999, noises and then an open window in your child's bedroom? It does sound a little worrying Flowers

indigox · 18/07/2017 23:12

Would you have heard them come down the stairs? Was the door locked? Can the safety catch be opened from the outside?

PurpleDragon76 · 18/07/2017 23:12

Is there anything else out of place?

GloriaV · 18/07/2017 23:12

Surely someone breaking in would do it quietly?
Get NDN to one and have a good look round with you.

Foxysoxy01 · 18/07/2017 23:13

I would bundle up child and leave your house pronto!

Get round to neighbours/closet shop/pub and call the police.

It's better to over react in this instance.

Storminateapot · 18/07/2017 23:14

Probably just the bedroom window wasn't quite on the latch properly and swung out on a gust of air (my bedroom window does this).

LogicalPsycho · 18/07/2017 23:14

This just made me remember I'd left the windows downstairs open - i rushed to close and lock them at lightning speed!

Hope you and DS are safe OP. I'd also phone the police if you think it's a real possibility.

jamdonut · 18/07/2017 23:14


Anything further to report? I would be vey nervous! Sorry not to be more positive..

KeiraKnightleyActsWithHerTeeth · 18/07/2017 23:14

Any signs of chairs etc being moved in the garden? Can you see from the window?

AtSea1979 · 18/07/2017 23:15

But why would anyone go to the trouble of climbing up to first floor window when I was in living room with tv on? It doesn't make sense. Maybe DS opened it and the wind caught it but not sure how safety latch would give but it's not impossible. Thuds? Something falling over with the wind? Neighbours coincidently making a racket at same time? Though don't usually hear them. I thought I locked the back door but clearly didn't. Key is left in the back door all the time anyway.

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GeekyWombat · 18/07/2017 23:16

Definitely worth asking a friendly neighbour if you have one.

roselondoner · 18/07/2017 23:17

Is it stormy where you are? Get out of there, get in your car and drive to a supermarket or a friend. Probs nothing but better to be safe!!

Also probs useless but if you're scared and in SW London we have an empty house you can bunk in for the night!!

babybubblescomingsoon · 18/07/2017 23:18

Ask your neighbor to look around with you op. Better to be safe then sorry in this instance Flowers

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