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Last November a Ford Granada collided
with the car behind me and shunted it into my car. The Ford,
to my astonishment, sped off. I rang the police immediately
and they traced its registered address.
I spent four hours in casualty with pains down
my arm and I cannot afford to repair my car and I don’t
want to claim on my insurance for fear of losing my no claims
I rang the police in January and was informed
that, due to the Christmas period, the police had been unable
to contact the owner of the Ford. Odd – I thought that
the Christmas holiday lasted three days not five weeks! Despite
writing to the Chief Constable, I have heard nothing since.
I have been the victim of a number of crimes
and the only action the police have ever taken is to try and
charge me to get my motorbike back the second time it was
stolen! What disincentive is there for criminals, if they
know that the police will not bother to catch them and what
incentive is there for me to continue to be law abiding, if
I am continually let down by the police?
I would like to thank the man who lent me his
mobile phone, the witnesses who gave me the Ford Granada’s
number and the person who swept up the mess. It seems that
the people of Pitsmoor have a far higher sense of public duty
than South Yorkshire Police do.
Sally A Stracey