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    • eden.eden
    • By eden.eden 28th Nov 17, 7:44 PM
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    Hit my moving car and drove off
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    • 28th Nov 17, 7:44 PM
    Hit my moving car and drove off 28th Nov 17 at 7:44 PM
    This evening in the dark on a busy roundabout coming off motorway someone obviously thought I wasn't moving fast enough and hit the back of my car, I pulled over to a safe place expecting them to follow but they quickly changed lanes, did a left and sped off.

    My car looks ok but now I've opened the boot it won't shut so I can't lock it and will take to a garage tomorrow to assess. No one else stopped and I barely saw the vehicle never mind get a reg.

    Will insurance company expect me to have informed the police?
    Last edited by eden.eden; 28-11-2017 at 9:04 PM.
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    • jbainbridge
    • By jbainbridge 28th Nov 17, 7:55 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 7:55 PM
    Yes you should, unlikely anything will come of it though.
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 28th Nov 17, 8:43 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 8:43 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 8:43 PM
    Tough time for the plod. Saw loads of them on the way to work yesterday, ready and waiting to catch that Saxo doing 36 in a 30 zone. Too busy to be catching burglars and thieves though as a friend of mine recently found out.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 28th Nov 17, 8:44 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 8:44 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 8:44 PM
    Tough time for the plod. Saw loads of them on the way to work yesterday, ready and waiting to catch that Saxo doing 36 in a 30 zone. Too busy to be catching burglars and thieves though as a friend of mine recently found out.
    Originally posted by Stoke
    Haven't they caught him yet?
    • GothicStirling
    • By GothicStirling 28th Nov 17, 9:50 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 9:50 PM
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    • 28th Nov 17, 9:50 PM
    Tough time for the plod. Saw loads of them on the way to work yesterday, ready and waiting to catch that Saxo doing 36 in a 30 zone. Too busy to be catching burglars and thieves though as a friend of mine recently found out.
    Originally posted by Stoke
    Get a NIP did we?
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 29th Nov 17, 10:03 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 10:03 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 10:03 AM
    Get a NIP did we?
    Originally posted by GothicStirling
    Only one about 5 years ago. That's not the point though is it? My friend was recently told to detain a burglar, which he actually did..... albeit by force. After an hour of waiting, the police phoned him and told him they were too busy to turn up and to let him go. They asked my friend to take the burglars ID. Of course, he's got none. Take his details?

    Fred Bloggs, Windsor Castle.

    Utterly useless, but dunna worry, MSE are pro plod so no surprise you're defending them. Just remember, you won't be so chuffed when it happens to you.
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 29th Nov 17, 10:37 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 10:37 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 10:37 AM
    Only one about 5 years ago. That's not the point though is it? My friend was recently told to detain a burglar, which he actually did..... albeit by force. After an hour of waiting, the police phoned him and told him they were too busy to turn up and to let him go. They asked my friend to take the burglars ID. Of course, he's got none. Take his details?

    Fred Bloggs, Windsor Castle.

    Utterly useless, but dunna worry, MSE are pro plod so no surprise you're defending them. Just remember, you won't be so chuffed when it happens to you.
    Originally posted by Stoke


    "I think he has a knife, I have children in my home" - there in 2 minutes.
    • facade
    • By facade 29th Nov 17, 11:00 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 11:00 AM
    "I think he has a knife, I have children in my home" - there in 2 minutes.
    Originally posted by Comms69
    That is the key.

    "I think they are grooming young children" works as well now.

    The PR is in child protection, not saving the property we slave our whole lives to pay for.
    I want to go back to The Olden Days, when every single thing that I can think of was better.....

    (except air quality and Medical Science )
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 29th Nov 17, 11:02 AM
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    • 29th Nov 17, 11:02 AM
    "I think he has a knife, I have children in my home" - there in 2 minutes.
    Originally posted by Comms69
    So my friend was expected to lie, to get the police to do their job? Telling Constable Dave, that a man was trying to burgle him was simply not enough?

    I'll let him know, because burglaries are a regular occurrence in his area, so good chance it will happen again sometime in the future.

    You know what they say, crime won't crack itself.
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 29th Nov 17, 11:41 AM
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    I'll let him know, because burglaries are a regular occurrence in his area, so good chance it will happen again sometime in the future.
    Originally posted by Stoke
    Personally I think I'd just move to somewhere better.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 29th Nov 17, 5:42 PM
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    Personally I think I'd just move to somewhere better.
    Originally posted by Tarambor
    Like where?

    Theyre all as bad as each other and the better the area the less there are.
    • DUTR
    • By DUTR 29th Nov 17, 6:11 PM
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    Like where?

    Theyre all as bad as each other and the better the area the less there are.
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt
    Less what? Often the scrotes operate in the areas where there are richer pickings.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 29th Nov 17, 7:17 PM
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    Less what? Often the scrotes operate in the areas where there are richer pickings.
    Originally posted by DUTR
    Cops......
    • consumers_revenge
    • By consumers_revenge 29th Nov 17, 9:28 PM
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    "I think he has a knife, I have children in my home" - there in 2 minutes.
    Originally posted by Comms69
    But that's fine as I have a gun

    They will be there in 1
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 29th Nov 17, 10:00 PM
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    But that's fine as I have a gun

    They will be there in 1
    Originally posted by consumers_revenge
    They won't, it'll slow the response down.
    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 30th Nov 17, 10:13 AM
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    They won't, it'll slow the response down.
    Originally posted by Warwick Hunt
    To be fair, I do remember them talking about that on 5Live. A bloke who's garage was routinely broken into. He phoned the police every time, often while the burglar was still there and they said "sorry sir, no-one available", "too busy", these donuts won't eat themselves", you know, the usual score.

    Anyway, after the 4th or 5th time of them breaking into his garage and stealing his honestly earned possessions, he decided he had enough. When they next broke into his garage, he phoned them, like usual and was told the same old line. He hung up, phoned back about a minute later and said "no need to send a car around, I've just gone out with a shotgun and blown him to pieces, send an ambulance". About 6 armed police vehicles arrived within about 10 minutes, 2 ambulances and 2 police helicopters turned up.

    Caught two blokes red handed in the garage. Copper said to the guy "I thought you had shot him" and he replied "I thought you said you were busy".

    Brilliant that is. Top coppering.
    • Comms69
    • By Comms69 30th Nov 17, 10:40 AM
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    So my friend was expected to lie, to get the police to do their job? Telling Constable Dave, that a man was trying to burgle him was simply not enough?

    I'll let him know, because burglaries are a regular occurrence in his area, so good chance it will happen again sometime in the future.

    You know what they say, crime won't crack itself.
    Originally posted by Stoke


    The police aren't sat around waiting for callouts.


    Depending on the size of your area they may have just one or 2 response vehicles. Other officers will be taking statements. Chasing leads. Doing foot patrol (yes this does still happen). etc.


    When you call the police you are assigned a response type. Emergency down to follow up.


    If your friend isn't in danger, then the response will be slow. That's just the way the system works.


    I'm sure the individual police officer would be keen to get there quickly, as in all likelihood they'll arrest the guy for multiple robberies/burglaries
    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 30th Nov 17, 10:58 AM
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    My own personal opinion is don't tell anyone unless you really need it repairing in which case you'll have to tell your insurer

    I had an almost identical case in may. Only difference is it wasn't a roundabout and it was daylight. The guy still didn't stop.

    Reported to police who tracked him down - he denied all knowledge.
    Same happened when his insurance got in touch with him.

    As i'd reported it to my insurance first the outcome is he doesn't have to declare anything but I have to declare it as a non fault accident for 3-5 years (whatever timeframe they're asking).

    • Stoke
    • By Stoke 30th Nov 17, 11:43 AM
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    The police aren't sat around waiting for callouts.


    Depending on the size of your area they may have just one or 2 response vehicles. Other officers will be taking statements. Chasing leads. Doing foot patrol (yes this does still happen). etc.


    When you call the police you are assigned a response type. Emergency down to follow up.


    If your friend isn't in danger, then the response will be slow. That's just the way the system works.


    I'm sure the individual police officer would be keen to get there quickly, as in all likelihood they'll arrest the guy for multiple robberies/burglaries
    Originally posted by Comms69
    I would actually consider someone being burgled multiple times an emergency, but there we go.

    Also, my friend having detained the burglar in his case, was indeed in some danger. Not to worry though.
    • Warwick Hunt
    • By Warwick Hunt 30th Nov 17, 5:17 PM
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    To be fair, I do remember them talking about that on 5Live. A bloke who's garage was routinely broken into. He phoned the police every time, often while the burglar was still there and they said "sorry sir, no-one available", "too busy", these donuts won't eat themselves", you know, the usual score.

    Anyway, after the 4th or 5th time of them breaking into his garage and stealing his honestly earned possessions, he decided he had enough. When they next broke into his garage, he phoned them, like usual and was told the same old line. He hung up, phoned back about a minute later and said "no need to send a car around, I've just gone out with a shotgun and blown him to pieces, send an ambulance". About 6 armed police vehicles arrived within about 10 minutes, 2 ambulances and 2 police helicopters turned up.

    Caught two blokes red handed in the garage. Copper said to the guy "I thought you had shot him" and he replied "I thought you said you were busy".

    Brilliant that is. Top coppering.
    Originally posted by Stoke
    So unless your mate live in London I'll say cool story bro.
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