A Norwich family today spoke of their shock after being told that no action could be taken against a drunken intruder, despite him being caught in their home by police.As mentioned in the comments at Insp Gadget's blog, that's because the youth entered via a window, and so it's not breaking and entering or burglary, but trespass (a civil matter).
However - and I realise this may be distressing for someone not au fait with the legal niceties, this is a bit of a cheek:
Miss Evans, 31, said: “I feel like there is nothing either of us can do, I just don’t feel secure in my home after this. We haven’t been offered any counselling or anything like that by the police either, so we feel let down really.Now, I know the police get blamed for a lot, and sometimes it's more than justified, but for not offering counselling?! For something that isn't even a crime..?
“We just think that people should know that they are not necessarily safe in their own home. We are now suffering the consequences of knowing that people can get away with doing things like this.”