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    So much for peacefully watching NCIS, my "reward" for not protesting at Celebrity Big Brother. Two loud "thumps" outside, one level with kitchen window, one by front door. Wendy saw the shadow of a tall (man?) running away.
    I got up and went to front door to have a look - and nearly broke my neck on a mess of lettuce, onion, maynnaise, chips, and a pizza box. If I'd been going a bit faster I'dve gone down, feet first, and put the back of my head through the glass panel in the front door.
    Then we started clearing that up, after taking photos on the off chance the police were interested, and Wendy checked the Vec. Same obnoxious concoction all over the roof and windscreen.
    My guess is they bounced it off the Vec to get our attention, then chucked it into the front doorway hoping one of us would get hurt coming out. If so, there's only one person round here hates us that much, a certain rear neighbour, who would fit the description (along with dozens of others).
    Rang the non urgent number, they took the details, sounded concerned, said officers would be round to take a statement.
    Officers drove by, pulled over, said they couldn't find anyone on foot - ok. Asked if they wanted the pizza box for fingerprints, they reckon cardboard can't be fingerprinted (?) but said, if they only knew where it came from, they could make enquiries. Wendy told them it was a distinctive box and only one shop on High Street used them - they backtracked rapidly.
    I suggested, as our cars and doorway were targeted out of over a dozen, and it could have been meant to injure, did they want the photos - no.
    "boxes and leftovers get thrown regularly in the High Street, all over the place" Pointed out we were 2 miles from High Street, down a quiet cul de sac off another quiet road off a side road. They left.
    Annoying thing is was I was going to snowfoam and detail the Vec tomorrow....

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    ****s. Shame the Police aren't too interested, this sort of ongoing problem can easily escalate to more serious levels. Might be worth investing in cctv and pir lights, or a big nasty dog.

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    The Privacy restrictions on CCTV would mean we wouldn't pick much up, We do have a PiR light out front, and a dog, but he was more interested in trying to eat the mess.

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    Last year before I got my Signum I went out to the car one morning and found that 3 eggs had been smashed against it, there was no damage just a big mess and a foul smell as it was a hot day. I rang the police thinking they wouldn't do anything about it but was pretty surprised when they turned up, they took a statement and took a good look around the car, they then surprised me further by telling me they would come back in 2 days to finger print it, but then it rained and so they called and told me they wouldn't be able to get the prints so it couldnt be done
    Funny thing was, whichever idiot had done it had also managed to drop his bank card at the same time, so I handed it in and they were going to find the guy and if they could connect him with the crime they could make him pay me to have the car washed
    I never heard anything but I was rather surprised to see how seriously they took the crime, but to be fair I would have thought it would probably cause more trouble for me if they caught him and charged him to wash the car anyway

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    What are the privacy restrictions in terms of CCTV?

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    Think you can cover your own land but not public areas ie pavements without putting warning signs etc up

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    Yeah, I know the laws that apply rather well I was just wondering how they effected the OP.

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    Well if they lob their take out at his house from the street where it isn't covered it's not going to be very helpful.

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    throw a kebab over a cop car and see if they deal with it the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Knox View Post
    Well if they lob their take out at his house from the street where it isn't covered it's not going to be very helpful.
    Thanks for the advise.

    @ the OP if you PM me I'll take you through the facts rather than myths.

    I was a data controller for CCTV for six years and have had my own domestic system checked by the police when it picked up my neighbours car being stolen. Every incident whether at work or the one at home was admissible.

    I seem to remember there is a school close by or that might be someone else?

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