"I certainly think, on the basis of what we have got here, we should take antisocial behaviour seriously," (chief inspector of constabulary, Denis) O'Connor said. "Because one of the tests we do in the background is how does this impact in terms of crime? It is constant and in their face, personalised, and people like a sanctuary. If they cannot go home in peace, imagine how unnerving it is. I think this undermines confidence if it is not dealt with seriously – confidence not just in the police, but in general."And almost before those words had left his mouth...
She added: 'For the past two or three weeks the harassment has moved to the front of the house, which never usually happened. Last night it started really early. I got home about 6.30 and it was already happening.Still, bet things are different now, right?
'We have stopped complaining for about 12 months because nothing gets done.'
'I saw more police last night than in ten years.
'We have the occasional plastic one come round but they just want to be everyone's friend. It is tragic - like bear baiting - tormented to death.'