...despite getting his first name, an address and phone number, police refused to accompany her to the culprit’s home – forcing her to meet the thief alone and then ‘steal back’ her own bike by riding off on it.
And after she gave police a detailed description of the alleged criminal, they said there was ‘insufficient information to proceed with an investigation’ and closed the case./facepalm
...she took screenshots from the website, with a first name and phone number, to police.
She claims that after waiting for two hours at a police station the desk clerk told her: ‘We don’t have the manpower to look at these sorts of things.’Well, that's where you went wrong! You should have told them you found something 'offensive' on the webpage!
Or better yet, racist, because as Tim Newman points out, that will bring Essex Police farce on the run liketty-split, even if it isn't actually their jurisdiction.
A furious Mrs Jenson, 44, said last night: ‘It has made me realise how bad the state of policing is here.
‘It’s unbelievable that victims of crimes are having to investigate and then collect their own stolen items. And then nothing is done still. It makes me so angry.
‘No wonder criminals think they can get away with it – because they can.
‘I was nervous for weeks after I took it back. I didn’t sleep properly for days. I feel so angry and so helpless and feel like I am not safe.’You aren't now. Especially if you park on a double yellow!