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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Have you contacted the person at all please?
I approached her on the basis her husband had accused me of reporting her and her child minding business to the NSPCC which subsequently resulted in her being visited by Ofsted and being warned officially
she has told police that I have blocked her drive with my car whilst visiting my girlfriends parents who live next door which is a lie along with sounding my horn when I leave
Have you been in contact with the Police.
Or do you have any reason to contact her again?
the police visited me tonight all very polite and clearly were not aware of the investigation that is taking place but they served me with the harassment notice
Ok - do you have any reason to contact her again in the immediate future?
I have no reason to contact her apart from the false accusations that have been made by her that have resulted in the serving of the letter
Ok - well don't do that whatever you do
Make an appointment to go and see the Police
You can explain your side of it
They can then decide whether to withdraw the notice
But of course if you have no reason to contact her - then do not anyway
My question is can the Police serve such a notice a) with no proof and B) before they have heard my version of events ?
It is clearly more hassle than it is worth
Yes they can
All they need is a statement from the complainant
That is reasonable grounds to do that
Ok well I was going to contact the officer that came round and ask for a meeting
So yes they can.
Well if you have no reason to contact her it makes no difference anyway
But you can certainly go and see them
And explain your side
But they don't need your version before serving it
Basically its a warning - that is it
Its not a fixed penalty, a caution or even a Court charge
If it was Court then they would need to prove the charge beyond doubt
But this is just a warning, nothing more
my car has had an egg thrown at it whilst parked in my inlaws drive and whilst I know it will have been one of her sons I cannot prove it should I pursue this ? I would see little point without proof ?
Well you can make a complaint but as you said without proof................
I realise this may not necessarily be the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honesr
* honest *
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
well I see it would be a waste of time what I do not want is a harassment warning issued to me based on false evidence given in a statement surely that is more of an offence ?
Well that depends, it could be wasting Police time
But only the Police can take action about that
ok well I will ask for a meeting thank you for your help
Great. But please do NOT contact the named person in the meantime.
Can I clarify anything else for you today please?
no can I be civil and say hello if I see her in the street ?
No. I would not
No contact whatsoever
Ok no problem thanks for your help
You dont want to give her ANY ammunition
Can I clarify anything else for you?
no that's it thanks
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ok will do