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We have already covered this on the other thread. If you are simply a bystander looking on and appalled by what is happening, then unless it’s your land, there is nothing that you can do. You don’t have the locus.
The people that own the land may not be bothered about this and if that’s the case, it is not illegal.
In respect of the killing of the waterbirds, then refer it to RSPB who have a statutory ability to deal with it.
This locus means “locus standi” ((Latin- standing in the place). It means you have to have the right to bring the claim which you don’t have.
RSPB: I share your frustration although my only dealings have not been with RSPB but with RSPCA who were to be frank, a waste of time. It seems that they don’t do much if they are not on the television!
In respect of the public pond, you cannot simply walk past and see something happening which you don’t agree with and then take court proceedings to stop it.
Let’s exaggerate to prove the point.
I am walking down the road and I see a guy building a wall for which he has no planning permission. I can report it to the local authority but of the local authority don’t want to be bothered are not bothered, I cannot take legal proceedings against him to stop it because I have no “locus”. It is nothing to do with me, I am just an innocent bystander.
That is a completely separate issue.
If you decide to challenge these people doing whatever it is they are doing and then they start to harass you as a result, to try to carry on doing what they are doing, it depends the extent of what they are doing.
Harassment is defined as a course of action (more than once) which is intended to harass, does harass, is reckless as to whether it harasses, or if the average bystander would look at the conduct and think that it was indeed harassment.
Harassment is both a civil matter and a criminal matter.
If you are being harassed. Go to the police and ask them to warn the ex-under the Protection from Harassment Act. Some police forces take that very seriously and others not so and therefore, you may need to speak to a senior officer or put a complaint in writing to the Chief Constable.
You would need to know the name and address of the individual doing the harassment because the police are unlikely to investigate further.
If the property management company has asked the innocent bystander to monitor the activity, then he is no longer an innocent bystander but the agent of the management company but it has to be the management company that makes the application for judicial review or any complaint.
The complaint needs to come from the management company that the individuals do not have the right to fish.
I cannot see on what basis the Property Management doesn’t need to get involved. It’s their land, of course they are involved.
It appears that whilst the police may have known (or not as the case may be) and said they were dealing with the problem, clearly they were not.
I’m not certain what the point is 2
I think the reality is more like the police don’t want to do anything which involves work. Sorry to be cynical.
You haven’t mentioned any suggestion that the agent would be prosecuted for wasting police time. What the agent can’t do is keep banging on because that then is harassment and the agent has to issue legal proceedings or make a complaint or let it drop. Same applies to any complaint to anyone police, private individual, whoever.