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Car vandalism at Canvey Island.

Last Saturday night the house next door but one to my sister was found to be a cannabis growing farm, she said there was two police cars, dog handler unit, ambulance, a paramedic, and a riot van there.  Yet on Monday morning when she went out to her car to find the front windscreen  smashed in and her wing mirrors broken off and the same had been done to her neighbours work van the police said it was not worth coming out, although they did eventually come round and take some photos. My sister works hard for what she has and is treated like a piece of s--t, pays her dues to be told its not worth coming out, she was livid and disgusted, and they did not even arrest any one for growing the cannabis, as when they got in the house there was just a dog in there, perhaps they arrested that!!

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Linda H
Oh but also the Police were investigating who threw  a snowball at a cyclist. I think I have heard it all now.
Dee S
poor dog, the police will take it to kennels and if its not claimed after 7 days it will be put down and cannabis growers are not going to risk claiming the animal are they ?
Linda if I were your sister I would be more than a little peeved, when my car was vandised whilst we were on holiday the police did the interview over the phone just asked did I know if anyone had a grudge against us when I said no the WPC terminated the interview.
Donkey
It's a tricky one.  Your sister naturally wants "something to be done" about her incident. Is there really anything the police CAN do, other than issue a crime number to give her insurers?  Who, if she has windscreen cover, will pay up without caring HOW it got broken, if she hasn't, won't.

I hope the police left the dog in residence.  Was there any need to arrest it, or to assume it was at risk?
Dee S
donkey, I rescue dogs [shar peis only] but some of things done to them beggars belief.This dog needs to be fed & watered, obviously they cant come back  and claim the dog or they will be arrested for growing the cannabis or for aiding & betting, they probably couldnt care less about hte poor animal.
Donkey
Yup.  But, as stated, if taken into custody it'll probably be dead next week.

It's the old military problem.  Don't liberate anyone you're not willing to support in the long run.  They're better off in their own mess than a new mess you created for them.
Linda H
I think its the apathy  and attitude that gets to you, this is the third time they have had their cars targeted in as many years, on one occasion my brother- in -law had a Jaguar that was so badly vandalised that it cost almost £4000 to repair, he could not sell it at the time as he was still paying for it. They are now investing in lighting, alarms and cameras to try and put off any more damage which amounts to more outlay.
Linda H
I think that the dog was purely there to protect the cannabis,  my sister said it was vicious, and the men were no where to be seen so I doubt if it will be claimed.
Donkey
You say "targetted"?  So they DO have an idea who is doing it?  The police just might be able to do something in that case.

Looks like by far the best thing (for the dog) would have been to leave it there.  Maybe for the neighbourhood, a quick bullet .
Donkey
It's looking more and more like the best thing to do with the whole issue, cannabis and all, would have been to ignore it.  If you can't do good, at least don't do harm.
Linda H
I have to say it was ignored as the police knew what the house was being used for since last July.My sister sells plants in the summer and a policeman was speaking to her neighbours and they said they could smell weed coming from that house and he said it would be looked into further, as far as my sister was concerned it was in the polices hands, her and her neighbours did not phone and report it.
As for knowing who smashed her and neighbours cars up, they did think of some one who could have done it, but had no proof.And  so you do not have a leg to stand on. My sister and husband have both been married before and it is possible it was an ex that is involved. I always say people get paid back eventually for their badness.
Dee S
it was probably the cannabis growers who must think that there were "grassed"- sorry couldnt resist the pun !
Steve H
Well it is Canvey Island the Rock as people call it bit similar to Dagenham (Nam) we are supposed to have community policing yeah right I have been living in my current house for over a year and seem our policing team walking around once. The pice don't give a toss about anyone or anything simple as that.
Donkey
A Sjupport officer went on walk-about here recently. She listened to all the usual moaning from residents who think they own the parking space outside their house, and seemed to think the answer was more yellow lines.

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