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Not seen neighbours in weeks lights and heating on
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stillwaitingonaring · 13/01/2022 10:14

Been thinking to myself the last week or so how weird it is that we haven't seen the neighbours in weeks probably coming up to a month now. Every single light on in the house and heating on all day and night.

They have had lots of police involvement in the past, she had 4 older children with learning difficulties police were being called out so many times a week. Her children are normally jumping on the car roof slamming doors etc. Not seen or heard a peep from them since mid December. I always felt sorry for her because it seemed like she couldn't cope with all of them in that small house they were running her ragged.

I knocked on yesterday morning and obviously no answer, is this something you would report to the police or just leave it?

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MountainAshley · 13/01/2022 10:15

I would report it.

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TallyHoMyLittlePeachMuffin · 13/01/2022 10:16

I'd ring them and see what they suggest. It can't to any harm

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Gargellen · 13/01/2022 10:17

I would ask the police to do a welfare check.

Reminds me of the woman that had been dead in her flat for four years with the telly going day and night. The neighbours said that in retrospect, it did seem odd.

She was only discovered because her bank account had run out of money for her rent payments to fail.

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Mailys · 13/01/2022 10:19

Definitely give the Police a call, 101. It does sound very strange to go for so long and leave all the lights and heating on too

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NYnewstart · 13/01/2022 10:19

Lights on day and night?

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BringMeTea · 13/01/2022 10:21

I would definitely report.

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Chickorma · 13/01/2022 10:22

Could they have done a midnight flit?

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Justcallmebebes · 13/01/2022 10:25

Are all the lights on in the daytime too?

Definitely worth trying for a welfare check

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stillwaitingonaring · 13/01/2022 10:27

Will report it on my lunch it's driving me insane OH thinks I need to get a life but I can't stop thinking about it! Where on earth could they have all gone. Car is still sitting there with a flat tyre.

@Justcallmebebes yep on all day, they have no blinds in the kitchen so I can see everything. Sides are empty though no kettle or toaster but then I don't know if she ever had them.

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Merriwicks · 13/01/2022 10:28

Definitely a welfare check from police.

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VestaTilley · 13/01/2022 10:28

Knock on the door then obviously report to police.

I’d be very concerned.

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VestaTilley · 13/01/2022 10:29

@Gargellen I remember reading about that poor lady; she was only young too. It was tragic.

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Gargellen · 13/01/2022 10:30

@VestaTilley

*@Gargellen* I remember reading about that poor lady; she was only young too. It was tragic.

Yes. VestaTilley Awful. It tugged at my heartstrings as no-one missed her.
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UniversalAunt · 13/01/2022 10:31

Given police involvement, I suggest a welfare check.

Normally a friendly neighbourly knock on the door would be the first thing to do & you’ve done so. You are right to be concerned & given that the family is known to the police, they may already know the family’s whereabouts.

It the house is empty, it would be useful if the lights etc were turned off & the property secured.

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JugglingJanuary · 13/01/2022 10:33

Yes, given history/situation definitely a welfare check.

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HollowTalk · 13/01/2022 10:34

I would definitely ask the police to visit. It doesn't sound good if the car has been left behind.

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HollowTalk · 13/01/2022 10:35

Check the MOT date on the car reg. If it's out of MOT they might have just left without it.

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FriendshipsAreHardForMe · 13/01/2022 10:36

Yes I would report it. Chances are they've moved and mistakenly left lights on before they left. Hopefully it's not more sinister 😳

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TheOccupier · 13/01/2022 10:37

Sounds like they may have done a midnight flit. Were they renting or do they own the house? How old are the children?

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Snoken · 13/01/2022 10:43

Are the kids school age? If so, I would also assume school would have tried to get in touch.

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Georgeskitchen · 13/01/2022 10:45

Yes I would definitely express concerns to the police

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melj1213 · 13/01/2022 10:46

If all the lights and heating are on 24/7 but you haven't heard from them and nobody answers your knock then I would definitely call the police for a welfare check.

It would be different if everything was off and it had just gone quiet or lights were going on and off - they could have gone away for an extended period or she could have got respite care for the children and so it was a lot quieter, but under these circumstances it is unlikely to be that she has gone away and left everything on so iw old want someone to check.

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stillwaitingonaring · 13/01/2022 10:58

We are shared ownership, they are housing association same company though. I have sent an email to them but no response.

I wonder why they have left they haven't been here long. I've reported it to the police anyway they said they will send someone round.

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Cornettoninja · 13/01/2022 11:02

I think you’ve done the right thing, sometimes you have to follow your instincts even if they turn out to be incorrect.

I do agree with other posters though and the dc’s are unlikely to not be on a schools radar but we all know that people can slip through the cracks.

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mumda · 13/01/2022 11:09

Any big fat flies in the window? Smell of drains?

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