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Hello, my name is ***** ***** it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. What specifically are you trying to get an apology for?
Hi, I am seeking an apology for his arrogant behaviour when alone at home and throwing the balls at us purposely.
Hello, you cannot force this person to issue an apology. In fact no one can do that, whether you go to the police or go to court over this. An apology is a voluntary act and they will only issue it if they wanted to. So whilst there is nothing stopping you from asking them to apologise, you cannot force them to do so. This is also something done directly with them so all you can do is approach them and ask for such an apology – the rest is up to them.
In terms of the alleged videos they have, it depends on what the content of the videos are. If they were taken whilst you were on public property, such as on the street or in parks, etc then there is nothing illegal about this – you have no expectation of privacy there and they can film you if they wanted to. However, if the videos were taken by aiming a camera at your private property, such as your garden then you could be able to take action against your neighbour under the Human Rights Act. You would have to be able to prove that your neighbour was violating your privacy by watching you with his camera, and that his use of the camera could be construed as harassment or voyeurism. To take this further you would need to make a complaint to the local police in the first instance, who might ask him to remove the videos and change any recording habits. However, that is usually as far as you can go – the Data Protection Act would not apply in this case so you cannot for example rely on the Information Commissioner’s Office to assist you and court is not really something you should be considering especially if there is no actual proof that such videos exist.
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Thanks for the response. However the main question about the facebook post I have is still unanswered.
There is little that they can do about this post. If this was just a one off comment and it reflects the facts, then even if you made an opinion about it there is little they can do to use that against you in any legal way
Hope this clarifies things for you?
In the future if balls keep coming into our garden, am I obliged to return the balls or is it pretty much my decision to return or not return? Also if I should return, is it my decision on when I can return?
you would be legally obliged to return the balls if they ask for them to be returned - they are not your property regardless of whether they have come into your garden or not. You could delay giving them back but that may just antagonise the neighbours further and unlikely to help in resolving this matter.
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