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Is this from the same people time and time again?
are you there?
Is this the same people doing this all the time?
there are people who persist in it yes,
Okay. And they're doing it to harass you? To cause you harassment?
I strongly believe so, yes
Okay. Have you spoken to the police about this?
I am worried about doing that
because, it is easy to deny and i could hold myself up to accusations of mental instability
I think you have to take positive steps to deal with these issues if your existing approach hasn't worked.
One good way of doing that is the police.
This is a criminal offence under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.
I am fully aware it is illegal
the general practise is i ask them about it. They make a full denial and then make a counter complaint about me being "aggressive" towards them
How about a civil injunction, to prevent them doing this?
The police could monitor anyway.
How would i go about doing this?
A civil injunction?
Yes, this behaviour has caused me humiliation and distress to the point it has destroyed my quality of life
i am not being emotive that is the truth
You would issue an application to the Court using Form N244. You can get it here: http://hmctscourtfinder.justice.gov.uk/HMCTS/GetForm.do?court_forms_id=484 You would ask the Court to prevent them from harassing you. Then, if they did again, they would be in contempt of Court and that could result in them being imprisoned and/or fined, or their assets seized.
It's far more serious obviously when you have a Court order like this.
You would need to set out the events you've experienced in the back of the application form.
How can i prove this behaviour is occuring?
Your own evidence, your own account of it, is evidence for the Court.
You only have to prove it on a balance of probability - i.e. who is more likely telling the truth. It's not like a criminal court.
But breach of the order would carry criminal sanctions.
What if it was also occuring from members of the public in many isolated incidents?
You need 2 or more occasions of issues for it to become unlawful.
So one off events are not going to cause harassment, unless done in conspiracy with others designed to evade the 2 or more event rule.
So if it is from people in the street i am legally powerless. I strongly believe it is a conspiracy against me
Then you may be able to use the harassment provisions anyway.
Have you spoken to the CAB about what you could do?
I suggest that only because they would be able to go through the detail with you and discuss more practical steps also.
I spoke to the samaritans when i was very upset. They said they didnt know what i was talking about
Oh. That's unhelpful. Try speaking with the CAB - they're very good and very willing to listen too.
I also contacted the british humanist organisation and got no reply
Who are the CAB, criminal advice bereau (sp)
Does this answer your question?
Citizens Advice Bureau.
Call up and ask to see somebody at your local branch.
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Just out of interest if there was a major conspiracy to whistle me out of the human race....
what kind of compensation should i expect?
Difficult to say I'm afraid in these cases. Could be several hundred.
if i make my concerns known to the CAB or police...
do i run the risk of having my mental health brought under unfair scrutiny?
I would hope there is no prospect of anything being unfairly taken into account. If you do have a mental health problem, then you really should seek professional help for it from your doctor.
i dont, but the threat of this is a major deterrent to me coming forward
Okay - well, there are medical safeguards against unfair findings of mental health issues.
If your life is being affected, you need to consider taking the action we've discussed.
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my enitire adult life has been destroyed
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