What the hell do you mean you can't help her, you could easily argue that this man needs psychiatric treatment so use the section of the Mental Health Act that allows you to detain someone for assessment. Given that he was convicted for indecent exposure and deliberately performing sex acts in full view of her, not to mention that when his home was raided they found a hoard of illegal weapons including machine guns there is more than enough justification to consider placing him in a secure unit for the forseeable future.
A feud between the neighbours began in 2002 when she installed a gate on the lane at the entrance to both properties.
This prompted a near decade-long campaign of terror, with Ward following Miss Dunford wearing only socks, shouting abuse and knocking on her windows.
Despite repeated complaints to police, the authorities acted only when Miss Dunford supplied them with hours of CCTV footage.
When police raided Ward’s property in 2011 they found a cache of weapons, including machine guns.
The pervert admitted 11 counts of exposure, three charges of possessing a prohibited firearm and a range of other firearm offences.
A Sexual Offences Prevention Order prohibiting Ward from going within 200m of Miss Dunford’s home was made, but the order was changed by Judge Peter Armstrong at a later hearing, allowing Ward to approach the property from all sides.
And yet again another judge, completely removed from the real world, puts the priorities of the criminal ahead of the victim. After all, if this guy was no danger to Miss Dunford then the police wouldn't have given her £5k to install CCTV and build a panic room because they can't protect her.
The whole 'we can't do anything about this until he does something violent' crap has been a major issue for years now. A while ago an ex of my sister decided to take his frustrations out on my parents as dad worked away. This meant that mum had 6 months of the little shite vandalising the back gate, driving past slowly when she walked the dog and hundred of abusive and threatening phone calls. So trusting in the system they contacted the police and gave them the evidence they had collected (mainly recordings of the phone calls that had been left on the answerphone). And what happened? We ended up with a pathetic excuse for a constable that made PeeWee Herman look like Dirty Harry and spent each time he was there saying that there was nothing they could do and then talking about HIS personal problems.
My question is a simple one, why the hell aren't we making sure that the public can be protected from people making serious threats BEFORE they escalate into violence? Oh of course, silly me that would take away some of the all important rights of the criminal.