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Community Trigger

What is it with Lewisham Council and MPSLewisham keeping people in the dark about their rights when it comes to ASB? They did it regarding their joint ‘ASB Minimum Standards’  and there has also been a complete lack of publicity about the Community Trigger.

The Community Trigger came into force on 20th October 2014 to ’empower victims and communities’, this by enabling victims of Anti-Social Behaviour to insist on a multi-agency case review if they had reported a minimum of three incidents in the past six months but the ASB was still continuing.

There has been concern about the way Councils have implemented and are adhereing to the Community Trigger and its aims, these are detailed in a Report by ASB Help, the link to which can be found at Community Trigger: Empowerment or Bureaucratic Exercise?

In October 2016 I raised three concerns, via Cllr Daby as she is the Cabinet Member for Community Safety –

That Lewisham Council has not published the Community Trigger statistics as law requires

 Reply – “Lewisham Council has not received any applications to activate the community trigger since its commencement in October 2014. This will be confirmed on the council web pages in due course as I will ask the Council’s web team to add a line about no applications submitted on our Community Trigger page. I agree this should have been recorded, even as zero, last year and will be updated each October.”

  •  Although a sentence did then appear on the Council’s website, as at 16/02/18 the statistics for 2017 have not been published, the law states they must be published annually


The Lewisham Council website re Community Trigger does not give details of any other agencies via which ASB victims can activate the Community Trigger

The law states “consideration should be given to the fact that some victims may feel more comfortable contacting one agency than another” –

To summarise the Lewisham Council replies, they and their partners had agreed between themselves that they would “divert” all residents who wanted to activate the Community Trigger to one “gateway” which would be the Council’s website

this would “ensure that the applications were received by a regularly monitored inbox and were not lost. This would also help with ensuring a timely response to the application”

No “consideration” then, just what suits the Council and their partners – who it seems cannot be trusted to deal appropriately with correspondence tsk tsk – so much for “empowering victims”.


Given ASB is consistently a police ‘priority’ on most wards in Lewisham, the reason(s) why there were no requests from any Lewisham residents to activate the Community Trigger/case review

Ah well, Lewisham Council works in close partnership with Police and Housing partners to address ASB and crime concerns, with effective mechanisms for escalation. This ensures that as far as possible, Lewisham residents should not need to activate the trigger as they are receiving a response within the boundaries set by the trigger threshold.”

So the reason for zero CT activations isn’t the complete lack of publicity about the right to activate it – no no not that at all – it’s that the Council and its partners are so good at dealing with ASB that…well, it’s dealt with, it stops…

most odd then that ASB has been consistently raised as a priority by residents on most wards, time and time again…

and what are these “effective mechanisms for escalation”?  What could they be, escalated how, to whom?  Not to a multi-agency case review obvs because that’s the Community Trigger and that had never been activated.

Still, as long as the Council and partners are satisfied with their response, that’s the test right?  Actually no, the whole point of CT is whether those suffering/reporting ASB are satisfied with the response – when they are still suffering incidents despite reporting them they have the right to activate CT…

so I pointed out that “Victims might be “receiving a response within the boundaries set by the trigger threshold” but the issue as regards legislation giving the right to activate Community Trigger is whether the victim of ASB is satisfied the response is timely/effective.”

The reply was…how can I politely describe it…oh I can’t politely describe it…see it for yourself…

“The legislation sets out the minimum criteria for the threshold of when the trigger can be activated. Lewisham has adopted this, as most other boroughs have. If a resident/ complainant is dissatisfied that the response is not timely or effective then they have the opportunity to complain using the council’s service complaints procedure.

If someone complains 3 times in 6 months and do not get a response, then they have met threshold for the trigger. There is a distinction here between complaining about the service received, which would then be dealt with by the service complaints procedure and receiving no response from that service within the trigger threshold (i.e. if an individual has reported antisocial behaviour to the Council, police and/or a social landlord three times about separate incidents in the last six months and it is perceived that no action has been taken, or if five individuals in the local community have reported similar incidents of antisocial behaviour separately and it is perceived that no action has been taken.)”

Erm…right…my point though…?

I had raised the issue of complete lack of publicity re the right to CT, the issue I believe the Council is completely avoiding is that the purpose of the CT is NOT that Councils, and their partners, can just think/say they are effectively dealing with reports of ASB but whether those suffering/reporting ASB are satisfied with what the Council, and partners, have done…and if not they can activate CT…

but to fulfil that people need to know about their right to activate the CT…

why doesn’t the Council give the Community Trigger widespread publicity, and why isn’t it widely publicised by Lewisham police, and the other relevant agencies?

According to the Council that was happening, in response to my further pressing about lack of publicity for CT Cllr Daby stated “Housing providers in the borough also advertise the trigger on the website, as do Metropolitan police.”

So I searched the Metropolitan Police and housing providers’ websites –

I could not find Community Trigger on the Metropolitan Police website (I searched for “community trigger” and “trigger” and also looked on their two anti-social behaviour pages).

Using the same searches as for MPS I could not find Community Trigger on these example housing providers’ websites – Phoenix Housing, L&Q, Hyde, Lewisham Homes, Regenter,  Amicus Horizon.

Affinity Sutton made the barest mention of it in an FAQ-style list.

Family Mosaic stated in an ASB policy PDF document “People can activate a Community Trigger by contacting their Local Authority”.

The vast majority who searched the MPS and/or their housing provider websites for info re ASB would clearly be none the wiser about their right to activate CT.

When I replied to Cllr Daby explaining the above and that it was not correct that housing providers and the Met police advertise Community Trigger on their websites she replied “sorry but I don’t think I can add to this any further”.

But…but you said they adverti…but they don’t…so…

  • I checked the Met Police website again today, 16/02/18, using the same searches but still could not find any mention of the Community Trigger.


As stated in the ASB Help Report (my emphasis) –

“The statutory guidance is clear:

‘The Community Trigger can be used by a person of any age, and agencies should make it as accessible as possible to all victims’…
‘Agencies should consider how to maximise awareness of the Community Trigger, in particular among vulnerable people’…
‘The Community Trigger can be used by any person and agencies should consider how to make it as accessible as possible to young people, those who are vulnerable, have learning difficulties or do not speak English’.”

Don’t tell anyone though, it’s a secret.



Really concerned at role of MOPAC’s Safer Neighbourhood Boards – how they are carrying out that role, whether they can be considered independent and holding local police to account on behalf of residents, and whether MOPAC is providing the training necessary to ensure SNBs – run by volunteers who kindly give their time and effort – comply with the law…

that is a whole new blogsite though, this is just to show – as someone asked me to – that Lewisham SNB breached the Data Protection Act (this was after I’d asked for their help re Lewisham police, and re their monitoring role) – below is the reply I received from the Information Commissioner’s Office…

what is particularly worrying is that i)  I had told Lewisham SNB several times they were in breach of the Data Protection Act but this was denied, and ii)  I also informed MOPAC but they effectively said it was nothing to do with them –


Referral Lies

This is to prove that Lewisham police knowingly and deliberately lied in a Referral to mental health services.


(See Overview for background summary.)

Having failed to secure a malicious conviction against me/have me sent to prison, Lewisham police then – as part of what I can only call their concerted campaign to discredit me to cover up their own misconduct – maliciously referred me to mental health services.

Lewisham police ‘justified’ Referring me by telling their big fat lie about the CCTV…

the same big fat lie that they had knowingly and deliberately told in a Witness Statement and Case Summary after they maliciously arrested me – ‘verballed’ me – on 02/09/11.

Following that malicious arrest I was charged and forced out of my home for two months on bail conditions imposed because of the lies Lewisham police were telling –

the trial was on 28/10/11, I represented myself at the Court and was mentally competent enough that proceedings were halted half-way through the prosecution case and the District Judge ruled I had “No case to answer” due to “inconsistencies” and “conflicting” police evidence.

So, Lewisham police had failed to secure a malicious conviction against me at Court on Friday 28/10/11…and made the Referral to mental health services on Monday 31/10/11

yet at no time when I had been arrested on 02/09/11 nor when at the police station custody nor when charged/bailed with conditions not to return to my home etc, had I been treated as a mentally ill/mentally vulnerable person –


ie treated as is required by PACE and Govt if police believe arrested person is mentally ill/vulnerable.  (I’ll post the details re this soon.)


This is the Referral – using the big fat lie – made by Lewisham police on 31/10/11 –

(there were other lies in the Referral but this is just to easily prove it was malicious, I continue to ask the Metropolitan Police Service to properly investigate my complaints including all the lies in the Referral)



As above, I have previously posted the proof that Lewisham police were fully aware that it was not that CCTV didn’t support my reports of incidents, they knew that in fact CCTV had not even been retrieved

I’ve also previously posted the proof that PS Duncan Anderson, who made the above Referral on 31/10/11, had attended a meeting on 31/08/11 – ie two months prior to him making the Referral – the minutes for which clearly state that there had been a fault on the CCTV in my home

and PS Duncan Anderson himself had written those minutes!


So, as Lewisham police were fully aware CCTV hadn’t even been retrieved why would they lie about it in a Referral?


Why would they lie to ‘justify’ Referring me?


The only reasonable, only possible, conclusion is that the Referral was entirely malicious…


Lewisham police – having failed to discredit me via a malicious conviction – were now seeking to exploit the stigma of mental health to discredit me and cover-up their serious misconduct.


Lewisham police knowingly and deliberately lying in a Referral was not only a serious injustice and malice towards me, it was also an outrageous  and disgraceful abuse of the MH Referral process.


Further, bearing in mind the Referral was made on 31 October 2011

Lewisham police were also fully aware that my front window had been smashed around 22 September 2011– hardly a ‘delusion’…but they had to lie about that too, to keep covering-up the true situation and their failure to take appropriate action to protect me and my property.

I had made a formal complaint to the Metropolitan Police Service on 10 October 2011 re the failures of Lewisham police to protect me and my property, colluding with Lewisham Council to lie about the CCTV evidence (the big fat lie that both were telling), the malicious arrest, and saying the damage to my window was “wear and tear”…


I was told my complaint could not be investigated until after conclusion of the trial on 28/10/11 – I represented myself at Court and the outcome was “No case to answer” – so the Referral was made at the same time the investigation into my complaint began.


For the record –

PS Anderson claimed in the Referral dated 31/10/11 that I had been in contact with the SNT “for several years now” – well no, since 20 December 2009 so around eighteen months not “several years”…

and the only reason I had been in contact with them for eighteen months was because I was repeatedly targeted by NFH and their associates but Lewisham police refused to uphold the law, refused to take any action to protect me and my property –


which of course actively encouraged the perpetrators to continue their ASB/harassment/ hate, they were getting their sick, perverted pleasure out of it, why stop when they knew there were never any consequences for them.

By the time of the Referral I had suffered/reported around sixty incidents, but Lewisham police were lying about the situation and incidents

PS Anderson also stated in the Referral there was no record of me having been the victim of DV…but I still have a police document from a Data Protection Act request I’d made at the time…

so that’s yet another Lewisham police lie I can prove is a lie.







MG11 lies

This is to prove Lewisham police knowingly and deliberately lied in a Witness Statement.

For the record, I did not want to have to go to the bother of posting any of this here, I have tried and tried going through the proper channels – complaints and IPCC – but to no avail so this – proving on this blog how Lewisham police have lied and treated me in order to be able to counter those who have been covering-up my complaints – was the only option left to me.

Below is the first page of the two page MG11 dated 03/09/11 by PC722 PL Chris Wren of Lewisham Metropolitan Police Service…

PC722 had maliciously arrested me on 02/09/11 – he ‘verballed’ me – and his MG11 was for the purpose of the CPS prosecuting me (note he refers to me in the MG11 as “the defendant”)…

both pages of his MG11 are full of lies, including re the arrest, but my point here is just to easily prove he knowingly and deliberately lied about the situation as regards a repeat victim of ASB/harassment – and lied about evidence – in a Witness Statement

an extremely serious matter which to date the Metropolitan Police Service has covered-up…

I am again asking the Metropolitan Police Service to properly investigate my complaints including fully investigating my evidence and all of his lies.

So, here is that page of the MG11 and below that I explain the lies which deliberately misrepresent me and the true situation, deliberate lies which – along with all the other lies in the rest of his MG11, his Incident Book and Case Summary – can only have been to secure a malicious prosecution against me…to pervert the course of justice.

(I do not know why he has put his statement is 9 pages all signed by him, as I represented myself at court I was given the CPS Prosecution papers, his MG11 is two pages.)

Click on the picture to view


Let’s start with the despicable deliberate lie about the CCTV evidence…

3rd paragraph, 3rd & 4th sentences “Calls to Police and the council continued…CCTV…again failed to produce any evidence regarding her ongoing allegations”

This is the big fat lie both Lewisham police and their “partner” Lewisham Council – with whom they “were working closely together” – were telling to discredit me and cover-up their refusal to take appropriate action to protect me and my property.

Lewisham police were fully aware it was not that CCTV didn’t support my reports of incidents, they knew the truth was that CCTV had not even been retrieved

the only reasonable conclusion is that Lewisham police deliberately lied about it in a Witness Statement in order to completely misrepresent the true situation to secure a malicious prosecution – they were knowingly and deliberately seeking to pervert the course of justice.

Other deliberate lies to completely misrepresent me and the true situation…

2nd paragraph, 2nd sentence “all against the occupants of [gives an address]…”

This lie served the purpose of downplaying the true sitution – where a woman was being repeatedly targeted by a large group of associates – to a ‘neighbour dispute’ type situation –

it was NOT a ‘neighbour dispute’ there had NEVER been any  ‘dispute’.

Lots of documents prove PC722Pl Chris Wren knew full well not “all” my reports were against the NFH living in that address, many were regarding their relatives and numerous associates they had incited against me who lived elsewhere…

he states this lie again in the 3rd paragraph, although as he himself had, after a lot of pressure, eventually arranged the three harassment warnings he refers to, he was of course fully aware that two of these three did NOT live at that address.

3rd paragraph, 1st & 2nd sentences “Police went to great effort…nothing of any evidential value was ever noted”

Why is he telling this lie?  In fact, Lewisham police collected footage for only one incident, this could be easily proven by checking their records which should have been kept for Data Protection Act compliance, and much later I discovered they had lied about what the footage for that one incident showed, which could be checked against contemporaneous evidence I have – see link below


I’ve given links below to the evidence Lewisham police knew the truth – so what they should truthfully and factually have said in the Witness Statement was –

‘we refused to collect CCTV evidence’,

‘Lewisham Council repeatedly ‘lost’ CCTV evidence and we refused her pleas for us to investigate why evidence was being repeatedly ‘lost’,

‘we refused to speak to a witness when she was threatened with violence/death’,

‘at a meeting on 31/08/11 we were told of a fault with the Council CCTV in her home’

From October 2010 up to the date PC722PL Wren wrote his MG11 (ie 03/09/11) Lewisham Council had retreived CCTV footage for only one incident I had reported and that footage they themselves described as “poor quality” and “very poor quality”…


I have previously posted the evidence proving PC722 was fully aware of this and had refused to help me when I sought his assistance re all the ‘lost’ CCTV evidence-





– and of course, there was the meeting on 31/08/11 – ie just two days before he maliciously arrested me – attended by Lewisham police including PC722PL Wren and PS Duncan Anderson, the minutes of which clearly state there was a fault with the Council CCTV which had affected the equipment in my home…see scan of the minutes on link below –


(NB In the 3rd pargraph 5th sentence PC722 refers to Lewisham Council and their audio recording equipment, however, as noted in the Local Government Ombudsman’s report 06/12/12 Lewisham Council had destroyed that audio evidence without telling me and before there could be any independent scrutiny of what had actually been recorded, as the LGO said “This was wrong”.)


3rd paragraph, 6th sentence “but these were solely based on the repeated allegations of the defendant and have no supportive evidence”

Except there was lots of supportive evidence:

– he knew very well that Lewisham Council had ‘lost’ all the evidence there should have been…and he knew that I was reporting incidents and requesting the CCTV footage be retrieved in the belief it would be retrieved…that footage would have been supportive evidence…

– I had filmed one of them causing criminal damage to my car in October 2010, Lewisham police claimed the footage did not show them actually causing the damage but I believe it does, PC Wren had seen this footage – if the Metropolitan Police Service would properly investigate my complaints and actually look at my evidence (rather than ‘just believing’ those officers I complained about) I would be very pleased to show them this footage.

– I’ve previously posted re PC Wren having taken Witness Statements from four neighbours, these statements were taken in the lead up to the harassment warnings being given (16 December 2010), see point 3 on the link below, he clearly states

I have met with some of your neighbours some of whom have agreed to supply statements and have reported similar incidents…

and his email to me 12/12/10 after he had taken the Witness Statements from neighbours –

From: []
Sent: 12 December 2010 12:45
To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Subject: Harassment xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 071210


Just a quick update. I have now collated enough to proceed with harassment warnings for the three discussed….

– PC Wren was also fully aware that from October 2010 to December 2010 – ie during the period leading up to the harassment warnings – I had reported several incidents in the knowledge that an overt Council CCTV camera was in place and in the belief that the footage would be retrieved, eg my email to him 12/12/10 –

From: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: 12 December 2010 16:38
To: ‘’ <>
Subject: RE: Harassment xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 071210

Thank you for the updates, I have a couple of queries:

I thought you were typing a statement for me to sign before issuing the warnings, would be grateful if you would advise me re this.

I see from your email you say your Inspector has spoken to Gary Connors, was this about the footage from the camera (which I thought you were going to speak to him about)?

I noticed the company who put up the camera were outside on Friday 10/12/10, presumably collecting the footage of all the incidents to pass to the Council – you might recall I asked about this footage being checked regarding the latest harassment incidents…have you been able to view the footage of the incidents yet?

It subsequently transpired that Lewisham Council had not retrieved the footage for any of the incidents during that period and PC Wren must, of course, have known that – see ‘Lewisham Council CCTV 18/10/10 – 20/12/10’ on the link below-

3rd paragraph, final sentence “After this the allegations dried up…”

Another lie, see link below proving PC Wren was fully aware incidents were continuing and I was reporting them, and far from being “happy with the police action” I told him how “tiring, stressful and upsetting” it was not getting any answers from him –

Bear in mind this is the same PC722 PL Chris Wren who eg refused to speak to the witness to an incident when I was repeatedly threatened with violence/death, and who ludicrously claimed that repeated criminal damage to my property and several threats of violence against me were “very low level ASB at best” – see


The next post will be regarding Lewisham police’s malicious referral to mental health services – using the same big, fat lie about the CCTV as explained above to claim they believed I was mentally ill and suffering delusions incidents were happening…

the referral was made on 31/10/11 which was…

around six weeks after my front window was smashed (c 22/09/11)…

three weeks after I had made a complaint (10/10/11) about how Lewisham police had failed to protect me/my property  and the malicious arrest…

two days after the trial (28/10/11) at which I represented myself and proceeedings were stopped half-way through the prosecution case and it was ruled I had “No case to answer” due to “inconsistencies” in the police evidence…

not to mention that Lewisham police had, they subsequently claimed, been so very concerned my mental health was deteriorating that they waited two months before doing the referral…yes, they claimed they had believed I was mentally ill and suffering delusions incidents were happening several days before I was arrested by PC Wren…

Appropriate Adult anyone?









Lewisham police lied re CCTV -1

Re all the ‘lost’ Lewisham Council CCTV evidence and that Lewisham police knew full well it was ‘lost’ but kept lying about it to discredit me and cover-up their failures to take action.

Information relevant to the following on these links –

Lewisham police refused to collect CCTV evidence and their lies stated by IPCC when refusing my Appeal


Summary re Lewisham Council ‘lost’ CCTV

For the record I would not have posted the evidence Lewisham Council kept ‘losing’ the CCTV as the Local Government Ombudsman had properly investigated – the LGO report 06/12/12 states

“The Council had not gathered any independent evidence…this was not because there was no evidence, but because the Council failed to collect what was available.”

However, as the Metropolitan Police Service has covered-up my complaints I am posting the following to prove Lewisham police knew Lewisham Council ‘lost’ all this CCTV but knowingly and deliberately lied about it, to discredit me and cover-up their failures/refusals to act.

The following proves both Lewisham Police and Lewisham Council knew full well re ‘lost’ evidence of incidents…yet both told the self-same lie about it…so the only reasonable conclusion is that they must have colluded to tell the same lie.

Their CCTV evidence lie goes like this with very slight variations ‘CCTV has been installed but doesn’t support her allegations’ –

although it is true that CCTV has been in place the big fat lie is that it didn’t support my allegations…

the truth, as they both knew full well, was that CCTV had been installed but they refused/failed to retrieve the footage.


This deliberate lying about evidence has, as of course intended, ‘justified’ them taking no action AND completely damaged my credibility to others –

their lie has been told to my MP, it was told in an MG11 and Case Summary to maliciously prosecute me, it was used to maliciously refer me to mental health services, it was even repeated to me by the IPCC in their letter refusing my complaint Appeal, and still in 2013 it was being repeated in Lewisham police records to discredit me .


Lewisham Council CCTV 18/10/10 – 20/12/10

On 18/10/10, after I made my complaint to Lewisham Council, they installed an overt camera on the lamp-post opposite – but it was not working properly all the time it was in place so there was no footage of all the incidents I had reported during this time in the belief the camera was working properly.

It is notable that the incidents continued while that overt camera was in place, clearly visible, as if the perpetrators knew the camera was not working.

Proof re this:- extract from Lewisham Council replies to the Local Government Ombudsman in June 2011 – I’d said to the LGO the overt camera hadn’t worked all the time it was installed from October to December 2010 and I have emails re my requests in November for LBL to retrieve footage –


Below is some of the evidence proving Lewisham police knew there should have been CCTV for this period but it had been ‘lost’ –

From: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: 06 December 2010 12:16
To: Wren Chris – PL
Subject: To PC Wren re Tuesday xxxxxxxxxx

For info, there was subsequently another incident…
I have asked Lisa Spall to get the footage but perhaps best if you ask her to get it too with the other incidents.


From: []
Sent: 07 December 2010 10:26
To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: To PC Wren re Tuesday xxxxxxxxxx

No problem. Ill be round to see you today if its not me it may be just Jason. I’ve also emailed Lisa Spall regarding the CCTV but as of the time of writing this there is no reply from her…


From: xxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: 12 December 2010 16:38
To: ‘’
Subject: RE: Harassment xxxxxxxxxxxxx

… I see from your email you say your Inspector has spoken to Gary Connors, was this about the footage from the camera (which I thought you were going to speak to him about)?

…you might recall I asked about this footage being checked regarding the latest harassment incidents…have you been able to view the footage of the incidents yet?


On 21/12/10 the overt camera was removed and Lewisham Council installed two covert cameras in my front bedroom.

Council covert CCTV 21/12/10 – June 2011

During all this period the Council retrieved footage for only one incident I reported ie 03/01/11…they themselves described the footage as “poor quality” and I have an audio recording of them describing it as “very poor quality” (see ‘Summary’ link near top of this post)…this “very poor quality” footage was seen by Lewisham police, it’s the one piece of Council footage for an incident I reported they ever viewed.

Extract from Lewisham Council replies to the Local Government Ombudsman June 2011



[NB At the time I contacted the LGO re the missing CCTV 04 March 2011 I didn’t know it had been ‘lost’.]



The next post will prove that Lewisham police also knew about the ‘lost’ CCTV for this period including for the incident on 04 March 2011 – and that I asked them to investigate re all this ‘lost’ CCTV but I was fobbed off and lied to about it.

For Sgt Biddle

Summary of my complaints for Sgt Biddle –

no lessons have been learnt by the Metropolitan Police Service or the IPCC and no-one cares about that nor about serious misconduct by Lewisham police officers, including knowingly lying in an MG11 and perverting the course of justice.

Until the serious issues are properly investigated it is impossible to have any trust or confidence in Lewisham police and that they won’t just treat me exactly the same as they did for years – if no-one cares they did it before then how could anyone believe they would care in the future.

The incidents started June 2009 when criminal family well known to Lewisham police moved in next door

I first started reporting the incidents to Lewisham police 20 December 2009 and had suffered and reported over 80 incidents by May 2013 – after which I was forced to stop reporting incidents because Lewisham police refused to go through my evidence with me to build a case, they wanted me to start from point-zero – which is where we had always been from 20/12/09 – so it was clear no enforcement action would ever be taken to protect me and my property.   I have many of documents etc proving their lies.

Throughout, neighbours were also reporting incidents by the same perpetrators, proof on this link –

Lewisham police had been covering-up their refusals to take appropriate action by lying to me and about me and about the situation, incidents and evidence – even maliciously arresting me and forcing me out of my home for two months –

at the trial, at which I had to represent myself, the case was stopped half-way through the prosecution case and the District Judge ruled I had “No case to answer” due to the “inconsisencies”/”conflicting police evidence” – CPS letter confirming this –

First complaint – 10 October 2011

See link for examples of incidents reported between 20/12/09 and 28/10/11, Pc Wren, SNT, stated they were “very low level ASB at best”…

PS Elizabeth Gibbs, from the MPS Professional Standards Dept, refused to meet with me to discuss my complaint and see my evidence, this despite my repeated requests for her to do so.

I was blamed for her not meeting with me but it was blatantly unfair, not to mention entirely against the IPCC Statutory Guidance…

on one occasion – at a time which PS Gibbs knew was an extremely stressful time for me, eg she knew:

– I had by then suffered/reported over 60 incidents since 20 December 2009

– it was just a few days after the Trial at which I had to represent myself – although the District Judge ruled I had “No case to answer” due to “inconsistencies” in the police evidence it had still been extremely stressful for me

– I still hadn’t returned home properly having been forced out of my home for the two months before the Trial because of bail conditions imposed because of the malicious lies by Pc Wren

– while I was bailed away from my home the front window of my home had been smashed and items in my back garden had also been smashed/broken –

I had not telephoned her by the day I had said I would, to arrange to meet.  I had not even missed a meeting, just one telephone call.

Without trying to contact me to find out why I had not called, or if I was ok given the circumstances, the very next working day she sent a letter saying she was sorry I was unable to tell her a venue where we could meet and she had done most of her investigation and felt she could finish it without meeting with me.

When I received her letter I telephoned and explained why I had not been able to call and said I did want to meet with her and wanted to show her my evidence – but she just refused.

PS Gibbs had met with those I had complained about – and even with Lewisham Council! – but then refused to meet with me, the complainant, to discuss and see my evidence.

Unsurprisingly then, her ‘investigation’ fully exonerated the police and her report was full of false information and the officers’ lies, serious misconduct was not investigated at all and she referred to an absolutely crucial point which at the very least fully supported, if not actually proved, the arrest/prosecution were malicious, but she completely failed to address the issue.

When I Appealed to the IPCC they did not uphold my Appeal and said I had not co-operated with the investigator – yes, because on one occasion, at a time of immense stress, I had not telephoned by the day I said I would the IPCC said I had not co-operated.

Not only am I certain any reasonable person would agree that is completely unreasonable and unfair, it was also against the IPCC’s own Statutory Guidance eg must follow all available lines of enquiry, need to make efforts to contact complainants even if they haven’t contacted investigator –

The IPCC letter refusing my Appeal also made entirely false claims which completely misrepresented the true situation and me, see

Second complaint -Jan 2012

In November 2011 it transpired that on 31 October 2011- which was two days after the Trial (28/10/11) at which I’d represented myself and the outcome was “No case to answer” due to “inconsistencies” in the police evidence and three weeks after I had made my complaint (10/10/11) against Lewisham police – PS Duncan Anderson, of the same Safer Neighbourhood Team as PC Wren, had made a referral to a mental health team about me falsely claiming I was “mentally ill” and suffering “delusions” incidents were happening.

Not only was there lots of evidence incidents were happening but the referral was made around six weeks after my front window was smashed (Sept 2011)…which was reported by the same SNT and clearly wasn’t a “delusion” and was evidence incidents were happening.

Having obtained (via the Data Protection Act) a copy of that referral I was compelled to make a complaint to correct the malicious, false and damaging claims against me.

I asked for this to be investigated off-borough but my request was refused – and lo-and-behold the officer who ‘investigated’ my complaint – Inspector Brighouse – was the Inspector for the same SNT I was complaining about.

Despite it had been made very clear that I wanted to meet with the investigator to show them my evidence, Inspector Brighouse did his ‘investigation’ without making any contact with me at all – so again this was unfair, unreasonable and biased, I am certain no reasonable person would think it fair to meet with those complained about but not meet with the complainant/see their evidence.

The Inspector’s entirely biased ‘investigation’ completely exonerated PS Anderson – all the easily available evidence the referral was clearly malicious was conveniently ignored eg

– there was plenty of evidence incidents had happened including eg officers’ reports re my car repeatedly vandalized

– and my front window had been smashed six weeks before PS Anderson did his referral claiming I was mentally ill and suffering delusions incidents were happening

– on 31 August 2011, ie two months before the referral, PS Anderson had attended a meeting at which it was stated that i) there was a software fault with the Council CCTV in my home, and ii) it was proposed to put the perpetrators on another FIP (why would they do that if I was mentally ill and suffering delusions incidents were happening?).  It was PS Anderson who had written the minutes of this meeting!

– bearing in mind the above it makes no sense that Inspector Brighouse claimed it was at that self-same meeting on 31/08/11 that ‘genuine concerns’ were raised about my mental health so it was right for PS Anderson to do the referral claiming I was mentally ill and suffering delusions incidents were happening –

AND Insp Brighouse ignored that, then, despite this claimed genuine concern on 31/08/11 that I was mentally ill and suffering delusions, PS Anderson waited until 31/10/11, ie two months, before bothering to make the referral…yet IF there were any such genuine concerns surely waiting two months before bothering to do a referral would be neglect of duty

– had Inspector Brighouse not denied me the opportunity to present my evidence I would have also shown him documents proving the SNT were fully aware of their refusal to collect CCTV & were fully aware all the ‘lost’ Council CCTV but had been lying about it.

The IPCC refused my Appeal even though the claims simply made no sense, and anyway the ‘investigation’ was obviously unfair and biased and against their own Statutory Guidance – .

Third complaint – January 2013

I made this further complaint out of desperation because incidents were still continuing and the situation was just carrying on as it had since December 2009 – if my previous complaints been properly investigated Lewisham police would not have been able to continue to treat me as they had and do nothing.

This complaint was ‘investigated’ by AI Chalmers – he said I could send him all my evidence to support my complaint – a massive task, there is so much of it – and stated that –

“There is no requirement for me to meet with you and I believe that this would not be appropriate in the circumstances.

His email did not explain WHY it “would not be appropriate in the circumstances” to meet with me to view and discuss my evidence nor what are those “circumstances”.

Without any contact with me at all and without seeing any of my evidence, the investigator – despite being in the Lewisham ‘Professionalism Unit’ –  had clearly already formed a very negative, hostile opinion against me…

he subsequently claimed he knew better than I did the best way for me to be able to make my complaint…

and then in his report he made the entirely fictitious claim I had previously said officers did not understand me,  so he believed it was best to have it all in writing…that is a lie, I’ve never said they don’t understand me…

and in his report he also made the entirely fictitious claim “she also takes great pains to stress she is being targeted due to her mental vulnerability” – that is another lie, I have never said that is why the criminal family and their associates targeted me.

This was the THIRD time the MPS refused to meet with me to discuss a complaint and discuss my evidence – this is so obviously unfair, unreasonable and biased, clearly something is very wrong with how I was treated…and seriously wrong with the MPS complaints system.

Although I explained to AI Chalmers it was too difficult for me to send him all my evidence/explain it all in writing, he insisted he knew better than I did the best way for me to make my complaint – as he was wrong I was seriously disadvantaged.

There is so much wrong information with AI Chalmers’ ‘investigation’ and in his report it would take several pages to explain but, for example:

– part of this complaint was that officers had been falsely recording incidents on the police computer but AI Chalmers did not investigate that serious aspect at all

– he conveniently ignored information within the audio recordings I’d sent him of officers’ visits eg I had reported via 101 that another condom had been thrown into my back garden, on my audio recording I’d sent to AI Chalmers the officers who visited can clearly be heard confirming  had seen the condom…but conveniently did not mention it at all in their report of their visit, these were the officers who insisted to me I was depressed and needed tablets and counselling,

– he ignored the incident in February 2012 when, yet again, I was repeatedly threatened with violence…and that I’d explained there was CCTV of this incident, that I’d told the officers this but the incident was closed the same day and they had not bothered to view the CCTV

– he states the incident 11/04/13 – as the pictures below, these two thrown into my back garden the day after an egg was smashed against the glass of my shed – was “A BBQ sauce sachet was left on the fence”

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– he ignored that L&Q (landlord of relatives of perpetrators next door) could hear abuse on audio recording but police who visited stated no abuse at all could be heard,

– he had asked me to send him details of the incidents during the period for this complaint, which it took me a great deal of energy and time to do, but then he completely ignored everything I said and from his report it is clear he had made no attempt at all to cross-check/investigate

– he dealt with my complaint as a service issue when, according to an IPCC ‘Learning the Lessons’ bulletin, it should have been dealt with as individual officers’ misconduct

– he ignored that the ‘ASB Minimum Standards’ was not being adhered to, he clearly hasn’t learnt any lessons as regards the corrosive and devastating effect repeat incidents have, he ignored that every incident was being treated in isolation, and he is apparently unaware of police powers re ASB

– he claims to believe I am mentally ill because my voice changes while I’m talking to officers…being upset, frustrated and tearful after over three years and around 70 incidents is, according to him, mental illness

– he says officers couldn’t understand why I was reporting as ‘hate’ but I’d very clearly explained why as audio recording proves,

– he said in his report he would be considering what actions could have been taken at the time but ignored that all his recommendations for future action could very easily have been done at the time

– he claimed that the reason no-one ever contacted me again after each visit for every incident – despite the audio recordings proved I was told I would be contacted, and despite the Risk assessment form showing me as ‘high risk’ – was “the sheer size of the organisation and the inherent difficulty of securing a reliable means for individual officers to be contacted”…

yes, according to AI Chalmers the Metropolitan Police Service was incapable of ensuring a high risk repeat victim was contacted as they had been told they would be, a shocking state of affairs IF true…

he also claims the Metropolitan Police Service lacked “a readily accessible system to identify apparent victims of ASB accessible by all officers”, although 101 either always asked if I was a repeat victim or I told them and my audio recordings prove I always told the officers who visited of the long history etc.

– he refers to my “assertions such as lying about the existence of cctv or lack of, allegations of officers lying about their investigations etc.” and, unbelievably, says he “can find no evidence to support this assertion”which is astonishing because there is so much of it…

there are the examples above eg re the condom and the incident when I was threatened with violence but officers closed the incident without viewing the CCTV evidence

I’ve already posted re Lewisham police refusing to collect CCTV

and I’ve posted the proof re Lewisham Council ‘losing’ the CCTV evidence

I will be posting soon the other evidence which AI Chalmers claims he could not find, the proof  Lewisham police were knowingly lying about the CCTV evidence.

There is much more such nonsense in his report, too much to list here.

The IPCC refused my Appeal despite I went to great effort to explain in detail so they could not just ‘miss’ crucial points – but as they could not miss them they came up with astonishing, shocking, claims instead, most notably that the principles of their Fiona Pilkington report findings applied only to that case

and although I’d pointed out to them that lessons should have been learnt, the IPCC denied that any lessons should have been learnt from their report

and although I pointed out to them that, aside from anything else, the principle of their finding that

“aside from the family’s vulnerability, Fiona was a member of a local community who was reporting incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour and simply asking police to carry out their responsibilities, which they failed to do”

must apply to other cases and that I was a member of a local community who was reporting incidents of crime and ASB – over eighty incidents suffered/reported between December 2009 and May 2013, and throughout neighbours were also reporting incidents – and I was simply asking Lewisham police to carry out their responsibilities which they had failed to do…

and that the IPCC had stated (same link as above) “It is vital that the police take anti social behaviour and harassment seriously, listen to the concerns of the victims and take appropriate action.” –

still the IPCC insisted their finding applied only to that case.

So, many years after ASB and harassment legislation was introduced, victims just left to suffer, no lessons learnt by the Metropolitan Police Service or the IPCC.

MPS Lewisham refused to collect CCTV evidence

MPS Lewisham refused to collect CCTV evidence April 2010

Sent: 30 April 2010 21:48
To: ‘’
Subject: Att: Downham Safer Neighbourhood TeamPreview

To: Downham Safer Neighbourhood Team
Date; 30 April 2010

Further to my two telephone conversations with XXXXXXXXX today…

I…confirm that I wish the camera equipment to be removed, it is pointless it being there as the continuing individual incidents are each being regarded in isolation and ignored rather than either being collected as evidence of a deliberate and ongoing campaign of harassment and anti-social-behaviour, or being collected to be shared with Lewisham Council ASBAT team…

I unplugged the camera at around 6 pm this evening and request that arrangements are made for all the equipment be removed as soon as possible…


NB I’ve updated this post to add information –

The background to this was incidents had started in June 2009 when a criminal family – it soon transpired they were “well known to the police” – moved into the property next door, I first reported the incidents to Lewisham police in December 2009 when my car was (first) vandalized, and I explained the history and my circumstances.

There were more incidents including further criminal damage to my car which meant I could not drive it – rear windscreen smashed – but even that incident wasn’t investigated and still nothing was done…

I subsequently found out that back in October 2009 – before I’d started reported incidents – a “warning letter” had already been given to one of the same perpetrators I had repeatedly identified, that was for ASB against a neighbour in a nearby road

but then in March 2010 Lewisham police installed a covert camera in my home, I was extremely relieved believing that at last there was an end in sight and I would have some peace…but this was entirely false hope …

at first there was a misunderstanding about the recording, I thought it was all being saved and footage for the continuing incidents wouid be collected together – but in fact it was all overwriting every few days…

then footage of one incident was collected – further damage to my car – but I was told by the SNT it could not be proven the act was deliberate…however, I had seen the footage when it was downloaded and it clearly was entirely deliberate (the officer who visited to collect the footage recorded it to a disk and played it on my DVD player, he said could see it was deliberate) …

and when I reported a further incidents Lewisham police refused to collect the CCTV footage, the SNT told me “the Inspector” had said they would not collect the footage unless it showed anything they could prosecute for –

I kept asking for them to collect it, I explained the footage was needed to show a course of conduct, they still refused, I said it was at least needed to give to Lewisham Council ASBAT (ironic with hindsight as they subsequently repeatedly ‘lost’ CCTV evidence)…but the SNT just kept refusing to collect it.

At the time I very mistakenly believed the refusal to collect evidence wasn’t the fault of the SNT, I naively thought they were genuinely trying to help me and the blame rested with a Lewisham Inspector.

I was absolutely distraught that Lewisham police were refusing to collect evidence, the SNT knew I was exhausted and extremely distressed by the incidents, including the repeated criminal damage to my car – which I couldn’t drive for nine months because of the damage – missiles thrown at my house, abuse/threats etc – and every day living in anxiety/fear of when and what the next incident would be.

As it was unbearable that hard evidence of incidents was recording upstairs in my home but was all being overwritten and lost because Lewisham police refused to collect it, I decided I could not have anything more to do with any of them and that is why I sent the above email to the SNT telling them to remove the CCTV cameras.

I deeply regret that around June 2010 I put aside what had happened and started talking to the SNT again, having anything to do with them was a huge mistake…

I did not know at the time but subsequently in August 2011 I discovered (from Lewisham Council documents) that in April 2010 the SNT had completely misrepresented what the one piece of footage they had collected showed…

and they had also lied about another incident on 28/04/10…what I’d seen/reported – so would have been on the CCTV but they refused to collect it – and what the SNT falsely claimed I’d reported – to ‘justify’ not collecting it – were entirely different…

I have evidence – contemporaneous Incident Diaries and emails – proving what I was actually reporting at the time.

I have since discovered other examples of Lewisham police falsely recording what I actually reported / criminal damage to my property – eg see – and knowingly and deliberately telling lies to me and about me and the situation and evidence –

they must have been doing it throughout all the time I was reporting incidents, it is sickening and deeply upsetting that I was asking for their help and letting them into my home and doing everything they told me to do…but behind my back that is how they were treating me and they clearly had no intention of ever protecting me and my property.

The SNT also refused to get other evidence, eg in March 2011 when I was repeatedly threatened with violence/death Lewisham Council ‘lost’ the CCTV footage, the SNT covered up for Lewisham Council and lied to me, and although I told the SNT  in writing that there was an independent witness to this incident they refused to do anything.  I have documents proving all this, and much more.

Incidents continued – of course, as Lewisham police were actively encouraging, aiding and abetting, the criminal family and their associates by doing nothing except thwarting every evidence opportunity and failing to carry out their duty…

I continued to report the incidents…then on 31 August 2011, Lewisham police – the tactic to make me shut up and suffer in silence having failed – put me as a suspect on police computer (for what, I have a police document confirming, was a “throwaway remark”), arranged to visit me two days later under false pretences, breached PACE and maliciously arrested me, lying that I’d said threats to them which I absolutely had NOT said…

I was forced out of my home for two months because of bail conditions imposed on the basis of Lewisham police barefaced lies

at Court I represented myself, the District Judge stopped the trial half-way through the prosecution case and ruled I had “No case to answer” because of “inconsistencies” and “conflicting evidence” from the Lewisham police witnesses against me.  CPS letter confirming this –

Following the failure of that tactic to intimidate me, discredit me with a criminal conviction and completely misrepresent the true situation by making it seem I  was the perpetrator, two days after the trial with the above outcome Sgt Anderson of the self-same SNT maliciously referred me to Mental Health services –

he stated that “viewing of the CCTV has failed to support [her] allegations” and that I was mentally ill and “suffering delusions” incidents were happening…

not only is there plently of hard evidence incidents were definitely happening, including the repeated criminal damage to my car…

but I also have lots of documents proving the SNT were fully aware they refused to collect CCTV evidence of incidents and were fully aware their ‘partners’ Lewisham Council kept ‘losing’ CCTV evidence of incidents…

and a document proves PS Anderson attended a meeting on 31/08/11 during which Lewisham Council advised re a fault on their CCTV cameras and stated it “accounted for the malfunction with the CCTV system fitted to [my] house”…

and also around just five weeks prior to that malicious referral my front window had been smashed – see

Yet PS Anderson, knowing the above, claimed I was mentally ill and “suffering delusions” incidents were happening – and no doubt it was just sheer coincidence that the malicious referral was made soon after I had made a formal complaint about all the Lewisham police/SNT failures and lies and malicious arrest etc.

I also have Lewisham Council and Lewisham police documents proving several neighbours were also reporting incidents by the same perpetrators I repeatedly identified – and were told by neighbours of other neighbours who were too scared of reprisals to report incidents – but Lewisham police & Council still did nothing to protect me/neighbours/our community.

After the malicious arrest/prosecution/trial and malicious referral incidents continued and I continued to report them …from 20 December 2009 I suffered and reported over eighty incidents…

Lewisham police finally succeeded in forcing me to stop reporting incidents after a further four incidents in April 2013, when, yet again, they refused to take any enforcement action – even though I had provided CCTV evidence…

and, true to form, Lewisham police have claimed the footage “does not show an offence being committed” despite the very long history of incidents reported since December 2009 and that the footage clearly shows further, continuing, harassment.

All the above is just some of what has happened, the appalling, totally unacceptable way Lewisham police/SNT behave – not only towards me but also their deliberate falsifying of crime stats.

ASB Minimum Standards

NO lessons learnt –

Complaint Cover-ups

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