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Challenging the Police

By: Garry Crystal - Updated: 16 Jan 2017 | comments*Discuss
 
Police Public Complaint Rights Legal

Challenging the police if you feel they have not properly carried out their duties is a legal right for people living in Britain.

There are a number of different ways that complaints can be made if you feel the police have been acting irresponsibly within their duties.

Police Misconduct

There are a number of reasons why the public may want to make a complaint regarding police behaviour.

Reasons can include:

  • Abuse of rights
  • Harassment and use of excessive force
  • A member of the public has been arrested unlawfully
  • A member of the public has been a witness to police misconduct
  • The police are treating certain groups in the community unfairly
  • Allegations of corruption, hate crimes, assault and injury
  • Death or serious injury while in custody

Where to Make a Complaint

Complaints can be submitted verbally or in writing at any local police station. If you are making a complaint in writing always make sure you obtain a copy of the complaint for yourself. You can also make a complaint about the police to an independent agency such as the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). Information that is given must be accurate and honest and contain as many details as possible. Remember, the police can take legal action against anyone who makes a false complaint against the police force.

The IPCC

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is an organisation designed specifically to deal with complaints made against the police. If a complaint is made directly to the IPCC they will then forward it to the appropriate police force. The IPCC is a regulatory body that sets the standard regarding how police complaints procedures are handled. This organisation will handle complaints dealing with the behaviour of police officers and police staff. You can also use the IPCC’s online complaint form to send your complaint directly to the IPCC.

Police Complaints Procedure

Complaints about inappropriate behaviour of police officers and staff must be reported within 12 months of the incident taking place. Details should be as accurate as possible and include the time and date of the incident, the people involved and the police identity numbers if possible. Also try to include the names of any witnesses to the incident and anything that may support your claim such as CCTV cameras in the area. Witness statements will also be helpful but should be set out only by the witnesses.

Investigating the Complaint

The complaint will be investigated by a complaints and discipline department within the police force. Most complaints will be dealt with through the local police force but there are exceptions. Very serious complaints such as assault, corruption and discriminatory behaviour may be passed on to the IPCC. The IPCC may then conduct a supervised investigation. The IPCC can conduct supervised, managed and independent investigations depending on the seriousness of the allegation.

Why You Should Complain?

Many people who feel they do have a justifiable complaint against the police will simply forget the matter due to fear of consequences. However, the police do take complaints against police officers very seriously and allegations should always be thoroughly investigated. By making a complaint you are taking a stand that this sort of behaviour will not be tolerated within your own community. Complaints should also always be made if you are a witness to any type of police misconduct.

The Complaint Outcome

There are a number of different scenarios that may be the result of an allegation made against the police. As a result of a complaint the police may have to improve or change their procedures. If the complaint is of a particularly serious nature it may end up being taken to the criminal courts. The police may also end up taking misformal conduct action against the individual officer or officers that the complaint was made against.

Making an Appeal

If you feel that the complaint was not appropriately handled or you are unhappy about the outcome then you may be able to complain to the IPCC. The IPCC will look at the appeal and make a decision as to whether or not to investigate the matter further. The IPCC can also make the police change their decision or investigate the allegation further.

Members of the public should never be afraid of making a complaint against the police. Making a complaint is the only way to ensure that police misconduct is not tolerated within the community.

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I was in my kitchen cooking with my son, the kitchen door was open and we heard a knock, two police officers who failed to identify themselves by number despite many requests. They asked who i was I said why, at this point the male officer starts ranting and swearing at me, grabs me by the neck drags me outside slams me into a wall and starts punching my sides, I managed to turned my back and the assault continued, then out of the darkness two huge blokes, now known to be warrent officers ran round the corner and joined in the beating, one even smashed my arm into the corner of a wall, a suspected fractured elbow the result. One of the warrent officers also man handled my fifteen year old son. At no point did anybody identify themselves or explain why they were there. I struggled back into my house and they called for back up, five officers forced me into cuffs despite me clearly in an anxiety attack and some what battered and bruised, they forced me to pay a £450 fine or threaten to lock me up and have my children put into Care. What are my rights in this, my son witnessed it all and got most of it on video.
Daddydawson - 16-Jan-17 @ 9:25 PM
Can you help with police scotland issues
LostPsmith - 8-Jan-17 @ 5:39 AM
Some 3 years ago I was taken in by a Con Man, who knowingly and intentionally lied and deceived me in order to take advantage. He took money from me, "used" and psychologically abused me.When I discovered the truth - everything he had told me were lies - I publicly exposed him in order to warn others.He had me arrested for harassment.I pleaded not guilty at Crown Court.My abuser was allowed special measures to appear behind a screen in court, under oath he described himself as "A Mouse" and admitted to telling lies. Because I showed no remorse, the Judge gave me a 12 month sentence, 6 months custodial.I served 5 months in jail. Whilst in jail and out on probation I wrote to the arresting officer, trying to prove my innocence and sending him evidence which wasn't allowed to be put before the court, along with expressing my dismay at how the police and court had also been taken in by the same cunning and devious person who fooled me.There were no threats or abuse in the letters. 10 weeks have elapsed since writing the last of the letters, all addressed to the police station, to which I had no acknowledgement or any communication whatsoever to ask me not to write any further.The letters were my way of trying to deal with the horrendous situation I was going through, being in jail - a victim of someone with no conscience.I underwent counselling to help me try and come to terms with the nightmare of events brought about by the dishonesty of that person.2 weeks ago I was contacted by my local police to attend an interview - the police officer I wrote the letters to has reported me for harassment.What he is hoping to gain?Having me sent back to prison?Compensation?I think I have been punished enough for what I considered to be my "duty" when I exposed the person who exploited me.Yes, perhaps I should have reported my abuser to the police in the first place, as my probation officer advised, but, would they have done anything about him?He told me his daughter was a police officer - how true that is, I don't know.I have an appointment with my Solicitor next week. I am innocent and want to plead Not Guilty, but, because of my last experience, I really don't think it would be in my best interest to do so, the way the law works. I have always held the police andjudicial system in high regard, having neverbeen in trouble with the law before, but I am afraid,the way I have been treat, I can no longer trust them.
Earth Angel - 3-Jan-17 @ 12:33 AM
neighbours next to us were killed and draged out of that home, new neighbours have been keeping tabs on me for months the boyfriend looks likey dead relative, they have been watch us on behalf of the police who harmed me last year. They have been hacking into my computer knowing everything i do banging a cuboard against our walls for months. This is either the LEEDS police, ambulance or EBA BOOKING AGENCY who had several of their bastard actors harass me and my family for 2 years
terry - 30-Dec-16 @ 7:06 AM
Help me go further, I was strangled by a PC, brushed around neck, taken to court as they say I hit PC which I did in self defence, as I was being chocked, court threw case out due to lying officers, GMP failed to deal with PC and coved he's lyes, threw a investergater lying on my statement that was forced to sign without reading, threw out GMP have coved and lyed threw out, they have turned down complaint, not knowing that the same people I'm complaining about, are the ones who is turning it down, GMP are saying there's no appeal, I've already appealed? How can I go in front of a judge and present my case as GMP are so cunning at getting away with crimes there officers are doing and there investergating team coving up, I've got proof I just need the right people to deal with it, like a judge
Jj - 29-Dec-16 @ 10:27 AM
Where can l get Justice in the UK. Can anybody tell me.
J.C - 19-Dec-16 @ 6:45 AM
I have a stepdad who has a low iq of 62 and was falsely accused of csc. He has many character witnesses who was not involved with the investigation of the local police. There were a few others that were not questioned during this investigation. Also during the investigation they did not make him aware of the allegations until the prosecutor issued a warrant to pick him up. The investigation only consisted ofhim, his wife, his mom but that was only after the arrest. They talked to one neighbor that didn't really know him that long but if they would have questioned his grand kids that were there which was left unsaid and also myself they would have followed through with their investigation. During this investigation they would have discovered the accusers were involved in a prior case which the gentleman pleaded guilty to as well as discovered the testimony of the accusers was also stated in the other case as well. So i wanna say the investigation was improperly handled and now the stepdad is in prison for a crime that had never been committed due to this mishandled investigation.
trucker43 - 4-Dec-16 @ 2:04 PM
UnhappySister- Your Question:
Just wanted to get advice. So my brother has a record because of someone's lie but because sexual issues are taken very serious he is still waiting for things to be sorted out. There is no evidence so police keep extending the date of when he has to go into the station to clear his record as he hasn't been charged. The problem is he has been beaten up several times and threatened because of this case. (Not sure how people finding out about this but I obviously have my predictions it's from the source of where the lies came from in the first place - but no evidence so that information I said is irrelevant). He has even been beaten up and had to go hospital by guys his age (17ish). My brother and my dad of course are keeping track of every little evidence they get now. So my brother reported the last time to the police and the police said to my brother that "it's all part of the package". Is that right? How can a policeman say it's all the part of the package? My dad wants to wait till after the case is sorted which by the looks of them pushing back dates will be never, to make a complaint about this? Should he put in a complaint now or wait till the case is solved?

Our Response:
It's probably best to wait until the case is resolved - but it might be worth seeking professional legal advice on this.
CivilRightsMovement - 16-Nov-16 @ 1:43 PM
Just wanted to get advice... So my brother has a record because of someone's lie but because sexual issues are taken very serious he is still waiting for things to be sorted out. There is no evidence so police keep extending the date of when he has to go into the station to clear his record as he hasn't been charged. The problem is he has been beaten up several times and threatened because of this case. (Not sure how people finding out about this but I obviously have my predictions it's from the source of where the lies came from in the first place - but no evidence so that information I said is irrelevant). He has even been beaten up and had to go hospital by guys his age (17ish). My brother and my dad of course are keeping track of every little evidence they get now. So my brother reported the last time to the police and the police said to my brother that "it's all part of the package". Is that right? How can a policeman say it's all the part of the package? My dad wants to wait till after the case is sorted which by the looks of them pushing back dates will be never, to make a complaint about this? Should he put in a complaint now or wait till the case is solved?
UnhappySister - 16-Nov-16 @ 12:39 AM
SOMEONE ANSWER PLEASE: can police use past CHARGES not convictions against me and pass it on to a housing associaiton to use agains me in civil courts? police have lied and tried to get me cause i made a complaint over serious data protection breach since then they have not left me alone. they tried to get me in the criminal courts and the crown did not entertain it and threw it out straigjt away. now they have lie to my HA to get me an injuction with power of arrest. they said to them i have been charged (not convictes) of criminal damage, drugs, theft i have not even been arrest for drugs before. they told the HA i was claiming to be pregannt and i have a history of lying about this i did not want the HA to know i was pregnant nor do they have any evidence ita a lie they have said to my HA i was charged with damaging a neighbors car in 2010 another lie it was my car that was damaged and it was not a neighbor i have already registered several complaints but this is going to far and the complaints are handled to slow they are trying to ruin me again im being dragged thrw courts on lies can the police even do this and pass on this info to be used against me? and worse thing is its LIES!!! URGeNT ADVICE
red - 14-Nov-16 @ 6:10 PM
In September 2014 IAPT Croydon made a Referral in behalf of my daughter to the Local Authority and Metropolitan Police about child abuse. My ex husband abused sexually our daughter. The Metropolitan Police didn't recorded the abuse,didn't open an investigation reason for which we don't have a Criminal Reference Number we didn't have a case in Crown Prosecution Service and we don't have a Unic Reference Number from CPS and we have a letter from ACPO(Data Protection ) in which they confirm us that; the Metropolitan Police didn't recorded the allegation in the National Computer Sistem. The Children Social Service didn't recorded my daughter like a subject in section 47 under the CA/1989 and they didn't do a Family and Child Assessment, any Child Protection Plan any Court Order. The GP didn't recorded the allegations in my daughter Medical Record and didn't do the Section 7 Medical . This mind that my daughter after she was abused she don't have any medical assistance. For this reason after two years from the incident I made an appointment for her to CAMSH and she had a PTSD with episode of depression or panick attack or colaps. I made a complaint for all this institution and they telling me that they worked correctly . I have in Royal Court an application for my daughter custody and I need evidence like the Court decision, Plan Protection Plan, Bail Conditione or Section 7 Medical and they don't can give me nothing. Also my ex was caused by paedophilia. In this case the Metropolitan Police put my daughter like a SUSPECT OF CRIME and they blame my daughter if she has 11 years. My ex put in court evidence like a clear CRB he doesn't have recorded nothing in his CRB. After which Law work all this institution when they destroy the life for children and the Government cover them? What I must to do now to live my daughter with a paedophile?
Maria - 13-Nov-16 @ 1:52 AM
Disappointment- Your Question:
After 29 years of living in a residential area we have such inconsiderate neighbours who think this is a bus depot parking almost 10 buses doing repairs spray painting idling the buses at all odd ours, a family member of mine even picked up a lung disease due to all the fumes ect,. After contacting metro police,town planning parks and gardens on numerous occasions including files that was opened regarding this matter we still have no joy as it would seem our neighbours work hand in hand with the aboved mentioned reason for this its been two years and they have still no concluded their investigations despite having have all the evidence that we have provided at a stage all evidence even went missing from town planning. It is really sad that we are not getting any solid help from anyone.

Our Response:
You could try a private legal action if this is not going anywhere and you feel you have a case.
CivilRightsMovement - 9-Nov-16 @ 12:44 PM
After 29 years of living in a residential area we have such inconsiderate neighbours who think this is a bus depot parking almost 10 buses doing repairs spray painting idling the buses at all odd ours, a family member of mine even picked up a lung disease due to all the fumes ect,. After contacting metro police,town planning parks and gardens on numerous occasionsincluding files that was opened regarding this matter we still have no joy as it would seem our neighbours work hand in hand with the aboved mentioned reason for this its been two years and they have still no concluded their investigations despite having have all the evidence that we have provided at a stage all evidence even went missing from town planning.It is really sad that we are not getting any solid help from anyone.
Disappointment - 8-Nov-16 @ 5:09 PM
I made a complaint against the police for not investigating my harrassment claim against a neighbour and them sending a report that I reported this neighbour for being a paedophile which was a LIE and they had 0 proof yet they sent this to my landlord who now is looking at any excuse to evict me and wont pay attention to my complaints against this neighbour. Because i made a complaint the police have gone on to harrass me and bully me, they wouldnt even allow me to have an appropriate adult at my interview where they charged me with harrassment against the neighbour and wasting police time because apparently I am uncontacble but this officer has been able to harrass me by calling me 24/7 fine but they put on the charge sheet I cannot be contacted lol its laughable Its disgusting these people even exist in the police force imagine I went to police AS A VICTIM and I am the one going to court and the ONLY evidence they have is this neighbours WORD but I have several witnesses, recordings and paper evidence that the neighbour has made false allegations, sexual harassment and threats yet NOTHING they wont even investigate I am a disabled coloured woman he is a white man so I suppose what he says goes.
dee - 11-Oct-16 @ 8:03 PM
The things with complaints is they go on and on and you get no where plus the timescales are to interfere and prevent victims from making complaints. Get a Queens Bench Claim form and make a claim against each Individual officer. soon as they interfere, it's a trespass, soon as they touch you, it's assault/battery, if they fail to do there duty,.let's not forget there main duty under common law is to protect man and property, if they fail thenit's breach of duty or negligence, if they transport you from point A to point B it's kidnapping, you also have misconduct which could affect the officers job If your being taken advantage of due to vulnerability they get paid to safeguard, they must show due regard towards disability under Equality Act 2010 if they fail is disability discrimination Let's not forget this Criminal Justice Act 1988 section 134 Torture Where if any official intentionally inflicts mental suffering upon another person acting in official roll they commit the offence of torture in which the penalty for such a crime is life in prison Always get there numbers and take notes soon as its happened just incase you make a claim which will enable you to be able to hold that person to account for his actions If your constantly being abused get educated in common law look for the name Karl Lentz listen to his clips about legal and lawful as your not a legal person if you learn a lot you will be able to understand you don't have to abide with legislation it's really worth looking in to this to protect yourself I feel for all who are being abused by abuse of power just remember you can hold them liable for there wrongdoing in court then they will think again PS timescales they can always extend timescales what happens if your not well enough and most cases you have 6 years unless its serious like me who has a brain. Injury leaving me disabled I am out of time but I got a bloody good reason why its late Be lucky
Anton - 27-Sep-16 @ 8:55 PM
I am age 75 and a layperson not married and live on my own vunerable and l am a victim of fraud theft of my property through a consent order l never received or agreed or much less signed relinquishing all my right to the title of my home and giving it away to someone not entitled who now lives in it. I ACCUSE - the Birmingham court chancery division and some district judges and 4 Birmingham solicitor of concealment. conspiracy to defraud, collusion perverting the course of justice, submitting fraudulent misrepresentations, obtaining my property by deceit, all without making me aware. They deleted my name off the title deeds of my property, the court and land registry did not inform me ever. I have now discovered how it happened. I phoned 101 on the Monday to report the crime and they said they would get two officers to come to my house within 2 hours and take details. They reported me to the Mental health who called round. I opened the door and 3 men grabbed me and detained me throwing me against the wall of my house ripping my shirt breaking the clasp on my watch strapping me to a stretcher in daylight 6pm and bundling me in an ambulance and took me to the Queen Elizabeth hospital and took to a place of safty.I could not inform my family. They assessed me 8 hours at 2pm later for 8 mins and let go home. The police at Bournville phoned me the next day Tuesday and sent the ambulanceagain Wed and Thurs.. I did not answer the door. l was petrified. On the Friday my phone rang again Bournville police asking me-"Do you stilll need police help,to which l replied- "No l do not need police help thank you. I was asked to repeat it and l did" and they said okay and put the phone down. What can l do. Lost over £300,000. It is a Tyrannical regime not a Police Force. John Carroll.
J. C - 26-Sep-16 @ 5:39 AM
I want to express my disgust at the treatment I have received by the police. I believe that the police have abused their power to manipulate the situation , close my case and sweep under an allegation which demonstrates how deeply embedded racism is within the police. If you like to know about my whole case and help me to get justice done , please do not hesitate to contact me by email. Thank you for your time.
Kader - 13-Sep-16 @ 5:18 PM
I have found that complaining puts you in more trouble look what happened to me A complaint goes on and on A Claim is a claim for damages Stop being a person be a man Google Karl Lentz
anton carpena - 12-Sep-16 @ 11:27 PM
Police Corruption I a vulnerable adult have been subjected to torture by the police who failed to protect a child, I have made many complaints to the IPCC including Torture, how my life was violated during Man Hunt for Raoul Moat can be seen online Google Attempted Murder of Anton Carpena, many more not once have IPCC took my case on and I have made about 40 complaints Now I'm a disabled victim of psychological torture who was subjected to torture in an unlawful prosecution Google Anton Carpena v CPS Who Dares Wins I have contacted National Crime Agency Google Anton Carpena v National Crime Agency I shut down SOCA Got rid of Sue Sim need help to make a claim Abuse of Process
anton carpena - 12-Sep-16 @ 11:22 PM
How can you make a complaint about an ongoing police investigation? Our complaints have been put on hold because the investigation is ongoing,but part of the complaint is that the time the investigation is taking is unreasonable. 13 months so far.
R - 15-Aug-16 @ 9:32 PM
Hi Everyone I am looking for information regarding Police Bail Forms to aid my studies. If a person was to be released on Sec 34 (5) (a) unconditional bail to return to a Police Station on a specified date, which MG form (or other type of form) is printed from the PNC and given to the Person? Thanks.
Shazza - 13-Aug-16 @ 5:56 PM
John - Your Question:
I had been in the state of simple partial seizure whereby you are not aware of what happened or are not of sound mind at that time, however you are not classes as having a mental health disability but have the signs and symptoms of someone who is due to the fact that the physical effects upon the brain of the seizure have the signs and symptoms of someone who is, after the seizure you remember what happenes whilst in the seizure sometimes minutes, days, weeks, months and years later. At the latest time I was trying to report a crime within Durham city and the police did nothing to take note of it, I was in a state of stress without the help required by the police, I was asked to leave and started doing so, as I was leaving the officer who asked me to leave told two officers to grab me, I was doing as he asked and leaving so I stressed out even further and went into a state of seizure, whilst I was in that state of simple partial/complex partial seizure I carried out a self defence judo move and swept one of the officers to the ground, I turned to chuck another officer over my shoulder and at that point came out of seizure, I flattened my hands as if to say I'm not going to carry out any more moves and allowed 2 of the officers to take me down, as they took me down I said that I had been in a state of seizure at the comittal of taking the initial officer down and only did it as an automatic self defence move, and allowed them to restrain me, they then battered an epileptic persons head three times against the ground whilst he was in a position of being allowed to be restrained, and punched a restrained epileptic person three times in the ribs. I asked for those officers to be arrested for assault of a disabled person as I was allowing myself to be restrained and was told that the officers would not be arrested as they were finishing in 5 minutes and had families to go home to. I do not trust the IPCC for Durham as he used to be a police officer.and when I have shown notes to labour mps of Durham with regardd to previous offences committed by police within Durham I have been told that they have been lost, or she has taken my phone away and come back and said text messages have been deleted by accident. How do I go about getting gis matter investigated as courts state that only police can bring a criminal matter to court and all police are bent within the county of Durham, and the IPCC used to be a police officer so he is clearly not independent and I get no help.

Our Response:
You would need professional legal assistance and medical evidence to take this further.
CivilRightsMovement - 2-Aug-16 @ 11:46 AM
I want to create a country wide meeting of all those who have been abused or miss handled and treat wrongly by the police ... I am not a solicitor however i used to be a mortgage advisor so have given legal advice in previous employment and i cant drive due to epilepsy but want to write a case up for parliament to investigate, i have studiedlaw however because of the hassle and lack of respect the police give people my tutors won't sign my certificates off, ring me on 07398306465 and I'll do my best to create some form of citizen country wide meeting, and take the case of police corruption to parliament from the citizen, i am only one person with only 45 credits in legal theory and practice but i am 38 and think the way police treat those with less power than themselves absolutly terrible, one case might take years to look into but i will do my best to get the point of police corruption in parliament and get it dealt with by someone who did not used to be a police officer as they are clearly on the polices side. I am fuming wuth the way the corrupt police force of England treat the citizens thst are supposed to be protecting
John - 1-Aug-16 @ 7:16 PM
I had been in the state of simple partial seizure whereby you are not aware of what happened or are not of sound mind at that time, however you are not classes as having a mental health disability but have the signs and symptoms of someone who is due to the fact that the physical effects upon the brain of the seizure have the signs and symptoms of someone who is, after the seizure you remember what happenes whilst in the seizure sometimes minutes, days, weeks, months and years later. At the latest time i was tryingto report a crime within Durham city and the police did nothing to take note of it, i was in a state of stress without the help required by the police, i was asked to leave and started doing so, as i was leaving the officer who asked me to leave told two officers to grab me, i was doing as he asked and leaving so i stressed out even further and went into a state of seizure, whilst i was in that state of simple partial/complex partial seizure i carried out a self defence judo move and swept one of the officers to the ground, i turned to chuck another officer over my shoulder and at that point came out of seizure, i flattened my hands as if to say I'm not going to carry out any more moves and allowed 2 of the officers to take me down, as they took me down i said that i had been in a state of seizure at the comittal of taking the initial officer down and only did it as an automatic self defence move, and allowed them to restrain me, they then battered an epileptic persons head three times against the ground whilst he was in a position of being allowed to be restrained, and punched a restrained epileptic person three times in the ribs. I asked for those officers to be arrested for assault of a disabled person as i was allowing myself to be restrained and was told that the officers would not be arrested as they were finishing in 5 minutes and had families to go home to. I do not trust the IPCC for Durham as he used to be a police officer ..and when i have shown notes to labour mps of Durham with regardd to previous offences committed by police within Durham i have been told that they have been lost, or she has taken my phone away and come back and said text messages have been deleted by accident . How do i go about getting gis matter investigated as courts state that only police can bring a criminal matter to court and all police are bent within the county of Durham, and the IPCC used to be a police officer so he is clearly not independent and i get no help ...
John - 1-Aug-16 @ 6:56 PM
Hi how do I stand if I have a mental health condition that is a disadvantage to formatting a complaint and understanding time scales what is the police actions have caused time limitations to exceed by failing to properly investigate crimes Some which have limitations. And one that does not perverting the course of justice which I have been trying to have properly investigated for 11yrs Only to find that the police have been responsible for the Crimes not being procecuted.
Normz - 30-Jul-16 @ 11:22 PM
My Name is Thomas Moorehouse. I was arrested on the 8 May 2015 due to a EFIT image that was passed around the police force by a young girl that was held up and burglared in Slough, I was arrested nearly 70 miles away in Guildford. I was brought to Maidenhead police station were they interviewed me. When interviewed they showed me a efit they made themselves of me, I got really scared because I knew I never done this crime my heart jumped. They then Put me in a id viper parade and said the victim picked me out. My Whole life ended that day, they then charged me and put me to court where I was later put to prison for three months. I was scared for my life.Three days before they had to put there evidence to court they dropped there case and let me go. After release I put the crime into Google and guess THE EFIT THEY SHOWED ME WAS NOT THE EFIT THE VICTIM DONE I found it on crime stoppers. I was arrested on complete corruption how can this be aloud in 2016 I nearly killed myself in prison my hole life has changed the way I look at things. My name was put on loads different news sites. Everywhere I go I'm scared to look at the police, every time I hear a siren my heart jumps. The police officer was Helen Bentley from Slough Cid. She laughed at me in court. She must have done some sort of deal with my Solictor Adam James from Goodall Barrett James Solictors Horley Surrey because he kept trying scare me to plead guilty and he now knows the police showed me a different EFIT and he won't do anything about it. I can't get on with my life until those responsible are dealt with.
Thomas2016 - 23-Jul-16 @ 6:22 PM
mary - Your Question:
The end of the story is that the police have dropped the case. They have not used an independent witness and they have not interviewed the people who came out and saw my distress and heard the lies she was telling. This is a small village and most people know me.Both her and her partner have been outside with their video camera laughing and joking. I am so frightened and don't know where to turn. Please is there anything I can do?

Our Response:
If you're unhappy about the way the police have handled the case, you could consider complaining to the IPCC . If you feel unsafe, please do go back to the police and also consider asking a family member or friend to accompany you etc.
CivilRightsMovement - 18-Jul-16 @ 2:14 PM
The end of the story is that the police have dropped the case. They have not used an independent witness and they have not interviewed the people who came out and saw my distress and heard the lies she was telling. This is a small village and most people know me. Both her and her partner have been outside with their video camera laughing and joking. I am so frightened and don't know where to turn. Please is there anything I can do?
mary - 17-Jul-16 @ 1:11 PM
I have never been in dispute with my neighbour and have paid for damage to my boundary wallmyself. The damage was caused by very large vehicles ie. skips,etc.going to my neighbours property. As a pensioner I couldn't keep doing this and so approached my insurance company. They asked me to photograph events as they happened and to forward them.This situation started earlier this year. Another skip vehicle arrived and made contact with my boundary wall. I went out to look and found that my neighbour was standing there with her daughter. I smiled and said hello. She did not speak. The skip driver managed to reverse down the lane and my neighbour said " That was very well done wasn't it?" She became more aggressive and kept repeating this. I felt that it was best not to get into a conversation and so turned to get back onto my property. She prevented this and started to become threatening. when I tried to get away from her she stepped in front of me. I was very frightened and walked away towards another neighbours back gate, so that I could escape. She was behind me and suddenly I was pushed very hard in the backand l fell against the wall. I hurt my arm and it was bleeding. I was terrified. Again I walked forward and she then put her foot up on the wall and forced her knee into my stomach. I eventually managed to stand up straight and walked forward again. My only thought was to get to a neighbour and as I continued along a very narrow footpath she grabbed my hair from behind and dragged me to the floor. I screamed and screamed. She was threatening me through out. Just when I felt that I was going to die, she let go of my hair. I got up and walked to the end of the path. some people came out of the bungalows. She changed her voice and told the people that I had forgotten to take my tablets and that I had been let out of hospital too soon again. She turned to me and said, "you've been taking photos inside my house and I've told you it's not safe" She then held her phone out and said she was calling an ambulance. I was in a state. shaking, crying and terrified. A lady stepped foreward and took my hand. She asked me where I lived and told me I was safe and that she would walk me home. I do not take tablets and I have not been in hospital. I got in the house and broke my heart. I didn't want to call my two sons as they were many miles away working. I called 999. Details were taken and at the request of the person who took my call I did contact my sons. I also rang a friend and they came and sat with me. My family arrived and we waited a considerable time for the police. I made my statement and my injuries were photographed. The police said she would be arrested. She was not arrested but went to the police station the following day with her daughter. That same day my local village shop offered to bring anything I might need up to the house. They were concerned for me and I have to say that I broke down on the phone and coul
mary - 17-Jul-16 @ 11:31 AM
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This is the third time I have posted on here. The last two seem to have been deleted by moderators or something.I was given threats of harm and death by my ex girlfriend. I recorded the conversation and played it to the police who did absolutely nothing. Some three months later I was assaulted in my own house by her new partner. I sustained a nasty gash to my head in the assault. This was also reported to the police who did nothing only to arrest me for harassment. I can only wonder if this has anything to do with her paternal father being MI6 and her step dad used to be the assistant chief constable of Gmp.

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