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  • Darksun
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    • 30th Apr 11, 4:37 PM
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    • 30th Apr 11, 4:37 PM
    Does your mother have home insurance?
  • redbull5
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    • 30th Apr 11, 4:38 PM
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    • 30th Apr 11, 4:38 PM
    i would think that if your grandmother was not in the house at the time then the police would have to pay for it as they have not saved anyones life etc. I would contact the police once again, retreive the incident number from which the concern for person call was logged and give it to your insurance company for them to settle it with the police.
    From England - Live in Edinburgh and work as a bus driver
    • arcon5
    • By arcon5 30th Apr 11, 4:46 PM
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    • 30th Apr 11, 4:46 PM
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    i would think that if your grandmother was not in the house at the time then the police would have to pay for it as they have not saved anyones life etc.
    Originally posted by redbull5

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    • ali-t
    • By ali-t 30th Apr 11, 4:46 PM
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    • 30th Apr 11, 4:46 PM
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    • 30th Apr 11, 4:46 PM
    I used to work with someone whose door was broken down in a drugs raid (wrong address on the warrant!) and the police didn't take any responsibility for paying for the reapairs. She had her local MP onto the case too but the police were not liable.
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    • tanith
    • By tanith 30th Apr 11, 4:48 PM
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    • 30th Apr 11, 4:48 PM
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    • 30th Apr 11, 4:48 PM
    My MIL had damage done to her garden wall by a police car, she claimed on her insurance , they came and fixed it right away then the insurance company pursued the police for payment.. she just rang them and they did everything..
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    • halibut2209
    • By halibut2209 30th Apr 11, 4:49 PM
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    • 30th Apr 11, 4:49 PM
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    Only 24 hours? Sue the neighbours for being stupid.
  • brian.gas
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    • 30th Apr 11, 5:18 PM
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    • 30th Apr 11, 5:18 PM
    Does your mother have home insurance?
    Originally posted by Darksun
    Yes she has insurance.
  • brian.gas
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    • 30th Apr 11, 5:20 PM
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    • 30th Apr 11, 5:20 PM
    Only 24 hours? Sue the neighbours for being stupid.
    Originally posted by halibut2209
    Great idea, but at 82 unfortunately she doesn't want to fall out with anyone.
    • fozzeh
    • By fozzeh 30th Apr 11, 5:25 PM
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    Great idea, but at 82 unfortunately she doesn't want to fall out with anyone.
    Originally posted by brian.gas
    I wouldn't have taken that post seriously at all.
  • redbull5
    make contact with the police and sort it out the a sgt or supervisior. !
    From England - Live in Edinburgh and work as a bus driver
    • hartcjhart
    • By hartcjhart 30th Apr 11, 5:33 PM
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    poor ruddy police,damned if they do and damned if they dont,would the OP be so upset if they had forced entry and saved his mothers life
  • dmg24
    If the police acted lawfully (a welfare check would be lawful), they will not be liable for costs. You will need to check her insurance, but be aware that the insurers may not cover damage incurred during a lawful entry (as opposed to a burglary/ trespass).
  • pendulum
    If the cops could see her unconscious on the floor, or had firm intelligence that she was in trouble, then fair enough, put the door in, but causing thousands in damage because of a suspicion she might have been in trouble is a bit over the top. Perhaps a locksmith would have been a reasonable compromise to gain access...
  • dmg24
    If the cops could see her unconscious on the floor, or had firm intelligence that she was in trouble, then fair enough, put the door in, but causing thousands in damage because of a suspicion she might have been in trouble is a bit over the top. Perhaps a locksmith would have been a reasonable compromise to gain access...
    Originally posted by pendulum
    So if they couldn't see her (illness does not tend to wait until you are near a window), and she was unconscious inside, they should have rang a locksmith who might have arrived in an hour or two?
    • chib
    • By chib 30th Apr 11, 5:47 PM
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    Something that may help you when asking for the police to co-operate... was the damage excessive?

    Could they have gained entry by making less damage - perhaps breaking and entering through a window?

    Regardless of what happened when they got in, they knew it would have to be repaired at some point - a pane of glass would be cheaper to replace than a door/wall?
  • asbokid
    Only 24 hours? Sue the neighbours for being stupid.
    Originally posted by halibut2209
    1 of the junky`s in the flat`s opposite manage to OD over Xmas.
    His corpse was`nt discovered for week`s even though the stairwell was stunk out.
    3rd junky to die off OD in the flat`s in 1 year.

    Look at this mind less police raid... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-13086468

    ruin`s the chainsaw blade`s doing that.

    dangerous as well from flying glass shard`s.
    Last edited by asbokid; 30-04-2011 at 6:46 PM.
  • Darksun
    Yes she has insurance.
    Originally posted by brian.gas
    Contacting the insurers to see what they advise would be the first step then, it should be done as soon as possible
    • nic_santorini
    • By nic_santorini 30th Apr 11, 5:58 PM
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    The police are not liable but may be reasonable if you were to explain the extent of the damage. Was there a better or cheaper place they could have gained access? Discuss this with the local neighbourhood Inspector and see if there is anywhere to go from there, it is worth a shot.
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    • hermum
    • By hermum 30th Apr 11, 6:09 PM
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    Rather a wrecked door then your Mum lying injured for days. Pass it onto the insurance company & let them determine liability.
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