...it being too much like hard work.
His wife Susan say she has "lost all faith in the police" after the response. But Northumbria Police insist "enquiries are ongoing" and say officers continue to liaise with those involved.No, only with the injured party, and then, only after being shamed into it by the bad publicity...
The attack itself left the 58-year-old electrical supervisor needing surgery to the fractures in his hand and forced to spend three weeks off work.
He immediately rang 999 to report the alleged crime, but had to end his call to rush to the hospital.
On Thursday July 11, an officer called him to take a statement and Raymond offered details of nearby locations of CCTV.Which met with a 'Meh! Too much like hard work!' response...
"He never came to the house, it was just over the phone, and he said 'we don't normally bother with dog-on-dog attacks' - I said, 'excuse me, it's not just a dog-on-dog attack'.
He said he didn't think they would have time to go looking for CCTV," he said.They always have time. Time is all they do have!
Raymond claims he was left feeling the police officer - who told him it would be hard to prove the incident had taken place but agreed that because of his injuries an investigation would take place - "did not seem to want to know".Then he's a lazy bastard who should be dismissed from the farce.