Harassment From Your Neighbour: Part 7
NFHiB Recommended Products: Managing a nuisance neighbour who is causing ongoing harassment and distress can often be a challenging situation, especially where you may need to acquire evidence covertly and safely.
We have put together our top 5 recommended devices from Fly On The Wall to help you gain the harassment evidence you require in order to provide the much needed proof to authorities, perhaps to initiate or progress formal action further. These devices will assist you to gain the covert evidence you require in instances of harassment from a neighbour. Please be safe and use them wisely.
Lighter DVR Camera (4GB) - This incredibly lifelike product features both voice and colour video recording, internal memory of 4GB & a one touch recording button for up to 4 hours of recording. Priced at only £59.99, this is the perfect accessory to help gather covert evidence of harassment. One Reviewer said "The quality of this camera is excellent, also easy to operate, and playback very clear." - Mike Harding (2010). Buy Now!
Keep your eyes on a nuisance neighbour with these specs - Spy Glasses With Hidden DVR Spy Camera, priced at a great £99.99. Look entirely natural while you take either full colour video, audio recordings (microphone range built-in of up to 2 metres) or image stills at 5MP quality.
Easy connection to PC via USB capability allows you to transfer saved data with ease and the simple 2-button control makes it a breeze to operate these glasses. Buy Now!
Bring a ray of sunshine to the day with the Smiley Badge Hidden DVR Spy Camera that easily clips on (or use supplied suction cup car mounting bracket) at £59.99. Contains a small DVR camera hidden inside. Record up to 6 hours of video in full colour, audio or images (1MP quality) onto a Micro SD card (you'll need to purchase this separately). Connects to a PC via USB for easy transfer. Buy Now!
Wrist wear is most definitely fashionable using the HD Diving Watch DVR Spy Camera (32GB) which allows video and voice recording in a waterproof-to-30-metres watch - priced competitively at £134.99. The battery gives a full 5 hours of use and easy playback via a TV or PC. Buy Now!
The MP3 player has voice recording, colour video capturing and still image capabilities at 1MP quality, giving you a perfect solution for on-the-move covert surveillance and recording. Buy Now!
- Part 1: Harassment From Your Neighbour
- Part 2: Harassment Definitions & Stalking
- Part 3: Harassment and Bullying: Differences
- Part 4: Racial and Sexual Harassment
- Part 5: Legislation & Harassment
- Part 6: PFHA 1997
- Part 7: Other Legislation & Law of Assault
- Part 8: What to do if suffering harassment?
- Part 9: Evidence, Complaining & More Help
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- Forms of Harassment from your Neighbour
- What action you can take about harassment
Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994
This act is a complex and detailed one. It covers such areas as trespassers on land, 'Raves', disruptive trespassers, squatters, and within section 154 'Intentional Harassment, Alarm or Distress'.
Section 154 creates the offence as such:
To intentionally either (a) use 'threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour, or disorderly behaviour'; or (b) display 'any writing, sign or visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting'; to cause someone 'harassment, alarm or distress'.
The maximum penalty for involvement in these is 6 months in prison and/or a fine of £5000.
Criminal law of Assault
It is an offence to actually assault an individual or threaten to assault them (e.g. if the courts interpreted this as the threat would actually be carried through).
Assault consists of an act which is hostile that causes an individual to fear attack. The term 'battery' concerns the use of actual force where a physical assault has taken place (e.g. 'Assault and Battery').
Assaults which lead to Actual Bodily Harm carry a 5 year prison sentence. It's important to remember too that the term 'Assault' doesn't always mean that physical contact has been initiated or used; threatening behaviour, gestures or language can also constitute an assault.
Check with your Police Service for more information and advice.