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I have been harassed by youths on my estate knocking on my

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I have been harassed by youths on my estate knocking on my door and running away .there is a fence and a porch about 1.2 m from my front door . The deeds to my house shows threshold of my property at the fence line ,these events have become more regular esp Friday/ Saturday evenings after 9 pm .
Are they 1, common trespass
2, in breech of the peace after 9 pm
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
The police have advised me to install cctv on my front and rear doors
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
How old are they?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Have heard this morning from one of my neighbours that one of the group was caught carrying a hammer by police he was 13 they range from 13 to 16 as far as I know have been told that Halloween evening between 10pm and midnight police were called and over 100 youths were questioned about drug taking and more obviously carrying an offensive weapon they were moved on by the police
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Ok. What is your question about this please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Is it an offence to knock and run ?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
No.Not if you mean ringing on door bells and running away.I suppose you could argue that it could amount to harassment but it isn't very strong and you would also have fo show it was the same person on each occasion or at least two.Can I clarify anything for you? Jo
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes are you considered an adult at 16 as under 16 parents are responsible for their children's conduct ?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
That is arguable. There is certainly a negligence argument but you have to show greater fault than merely being a parent.
Expert:  Jo C. replied 2 years ago.
Is there anything else you wanted to know?