We are a 59yr old couple, our neighbours have been harassing us for some time, since I had to retire from my business of 20yrs as a driving instructor due to ill health. But the police will do nothing as the house is now owned by their daughter and son in law a Police Officer as they sold it to them in 2010. |
Also the police have now issued me with charges, lied and fabricated evidence against me, charging me with breach of the peace after their 25 yr old son assaulted me when I tried to speak to him about the cctv cameras and flood lights they are now using to harass us.
They first started harassing me when I had to stop work about 7 yrs ago, shouting things at me like you should not be on benefits the government's going to sort you out, not that I have claimed any benefits in the last 5 yrs.
They are harassing us now after fitting 5 cctv cameras and 6 floodlights round their 3 bedroom semi detached and pointing most of them directly into our home, drive back and front garden.
One of the cameras and 2 floodlights are mounted on a tree stump in their front garden, approx., 5 meters in front of our front windows and door pointing directly at us, and the flood lights activate as soon as we open our door.
Things got much worse, and we stopped speaking to them after they put 1 foot x 2 foot slabs for the top of a wall over the original driveway boundary narrowing our drive. I told them these slabs are not suitable to be laid on a drive and the next day the wife hit them with her knocking 2 off with her car and chipping the top of one. Then few days later our son in law touched the same end one with his car wheel and it moved a bit.
The next day they sent a video of my son in law and my daughter in their car when it touched the slab, to his employers fraudulently claiming them. But we only think they did it to cause trouble (what does it cost to push a loose slab back in position) and as our son in law had just started that job we were very annoyed as he could have lost his job.
The police refuse to help and say they are allowed to point cameras and lights at us and send a video to a third party as they keep telling us that the neighbours have had a car scratched. It seems that they are blaming us for that, we have lived beside these people for 30yrs and have never been anything but pleasant to them. We did not scratch it the car is used daily, they had a camera above their drive at that time and they could have so easily scratch ours, plus they have had scratched cars in the past, so why do we have to suffer for this. Could it be because the house is now owned by a police officer and his wife.
We have also tried to get help by writing to the chief of police scotland, MSP,MP,CAB,planning department,victim support but no one has helped.
It has been affecting our health and I am now taking anti depressants and sleeping pills from my doctor, also a week after the assault on me I broke the camera and light that points in our front window as I was ill with lack of sleep and the stress of all the police lies, charging me with breach of the peace after I was assaulted, I did nothing wrong that day, I just asked their son politely if he could get his parents to move the cameras and lights a bit.
I am now waiting to go to court and have this to worry about as well all the harassment, police lies and fabricating of evidence against me.
We have never had any trouble with police or anyone ever until they started this campaign of bullying and harassment when I stopped work.
Also we do not think they should have been allowed to send a video from their ccctv cameras to a third party, especially after the ruling that was made in December 2014 by the European Court of Justice. This ruling states that any footage taken outside of their garden is subject to data protection and is not purely personal use. I discovered this after emailing the ICO.
This has cost us over £2000 so far by getting a fence for our drive and legal defence for my charges. I do hope you can help, as both my wife and myself are ill with stress and sleepless nights, we don't understand why we have to suffer like this, we only wanted to live the rest of our lives in peace, and I am worried one of us will become seriously ill.
We cannot find a lawyer in our area that knows much about domestic cctv and harassment.
Please can you help.