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My Mother in law is being harassed by her son. he is a drug

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My Mother in law is being harassed by her son. he is a drug addict and chases her continually for money. She is at her wits end and the police will not take out an injunction.
What can I do to help her legally please. She needs an injunction on him quickly
MAny thanks
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

have he been charged with any offence's?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
none, police come clear him away and thats it. they say he need to repeat offend for some time prior to them acting against him.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

Ok. So why does she need an injunction if he hasn't done anything recently?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Who said that ? he continually harasses her on a most daily basis. The police are just saying its not enough at present for them to proceed with an injunction. How do we proceed by private means?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

It is not that simple.

What specifically is he doing?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Coming into her place of work in front of customers and causing scenes, trying to get money and embarrassment.
Camping outside her house and trying to gain entry and causing general disturbance
Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

Ok.

Why won't the police act?

They would normally if these facts are accepted.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
As i said they say its not enough at the moment!
Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

It is very definitely enough. The fact that they are refusing to act leads me to suspect that her allegations are not thought credible. If that is so, then that is something she needs to consider. There is no point in making applications and losing as she will end up paying costs.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

Seeking an injunction is easy enough.

However, I have never known the police refuse a harassment warning.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

You will find the procedure here

https://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/part65

Expert:  Jo C. replied 9 months ago.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo