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To think about calling the police

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user1498911589 · 24/07/2017 03:18

I can hear somebody or something in the garden and I'm home alone.

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amermaideindesguise · 24/07/2017 03:20

r u ok op?

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user1498911589 · 24/07/2017 03:21

Just wondering what or who the fuck it is ๐Ÿ˜ง

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ItsTimeForDuggee · 24/07/2017 03:22

Can you have a quick look out the window op

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Kittenswithattitudeandchickens · 24/07/2017 03:23

Fox? Hedgehog?

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user1498911589 · 24/07/2017 03:23

I can't see anything but we have no outside lights so it's pitch black out there. I heard stuff in the garden being knocked over.

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user1498911589 · 24/07/2017 03:24

Yeah, I hope it's a fox or something. We found human excrement in the garden recently though ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

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amermaideindesguise · 24/07/2017 03:32

can u phone someone to come over i know its late but maybe worth a shot

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user1498911589 · 24/07/2017 03:33

Dp is working, he's an ambulance driver so no chance, everybody else is too far away. I can't hear anything now. I'm not going to go back to sleep am I ?!

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Starfairylights · 24/07/2017 03:34

I would call someone If you can.

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Starfairylights · 24/07/2017 03:34

Oops posted to early. I'm sure it's just a fox

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PitilessYank · 24/07/2017 03:35

Can you make a large sudden noise to see if that scares the noisemaker away?

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user1498911589 · 24/07/2017 03:35

I hope so as my phone battery is about to give up and the charger is downstairs ๐Ÿ˜ 

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ChasedByBees · 24/07/2017 03:36

Call the police.

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gtawifetobe · 24/07/2017 03:36

Hope all your doors are locked! What time does DP finish?

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user1498911589 · 24/07/2017 03:37

ive put the landing light on so they ,if it's a person, know I'm awake and have heard them.

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user1498911589 · 24/07/2017 03:38

Yes, all locked. God I hope so, doubting myself now.

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amermaideindesguise · 24/07/2017 03:41

god op i am home alone aswell now im on the look out ๐Ÿ˜‚ couldnt sleep anyway lol

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tabbymog · 24/07/2017 03:41

Shine a torch into the garden from a bedroom with the light off.

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salsmum · 24/07/2017 03:44

My friends neighbour had her pots smashed and blamed some young men in the neighbourhood.... my friend put flour around the pots and caught the culprits ."...a pair of badgers

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BoysofMelody · 24/07/2017 03:49

Your husband is a paramedic, imagine how he would feel if every time someone called an ambulance when they had a headache as it 'might be a brain haemorrhage'. With the best will in the world, that's what you are doing.

Please don't waste the police's time until there's something actually concrete to go on. Whilst they are spending time telling you what other people have told you on this thread, they could be deal with a real crime elsewhere.

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victormeldrewslifecoach · 24/07/2017 04:10

You are entitled to feel safe in your home.
Phone the Police!
Who is to know whats outside?
It will take them a minute to check that all is ok, if they turn up at all that is.
Mention the human excrement incident when you phone them.

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user1498911589 · 24/07/2017 04:30

I've got no idea what it was, I've no heard anything else and it's very nearly daylight now so I'm downstairs.

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BoysofMelody · 24/07/2017 04:43

You are entitled to feel safe in your home.
Phone the Police!
Who is to know whats outside?

Jesus, if everyone called the cops everyone they heard an unexplained, non-specific noise outside, the police would be engaged in nothing else (bar sitting by the phone waiting for the mumsnet users to call up to 'get sometging logged' in the big logbook all branches keep next to the phone)

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Freddystarshamster · 24/07/2017 05:25

You are entitled to feel safe in your home.
Phone the Police! Who is to know whats outside?It will take them a minute to check that all is ok


No you're entitled to be safe in your own home, and she is. The police don't need to attend for your feelings.

"Who is to know who's outside? It will take them a minute to check all is ok" Indeed, one way to find out is to check yourself, especially as it will only take a minute.

Ffs- There's less police now than in 1985. There's the equivalent of TWELVE entire police forces lost since 2010. But let's call them out because of a noise in the garden Hmm

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user1498911589 · 24/07/2017 05:40

OK, are you ready for this? We've had a criminal in the garden who has decimated our plants and knocked over the candles. A fucking goat. It's now tethered in the garden where it can only eat the grass and DP will sort it out later because he didn't shut the gate last night, thankfully I know where it's probably come from.

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