"WE ARE BEING HARASSED
BY OUR NEIGHBOUR, WHAT CAN WE DO?"
We have lived in France
for several years. Our neighbour was widowed some
time ago. Before her bereavement there were very
unpleasant scenes over her cat and our very
'dangerous' dog - our small terrier. Her husband was
abusive and shaking his fists and we felt that we no
longer could maintain a relationship with them.
After her husband died all help was refused, not
only by us, but by friends also. We should add she
has said she hates English people, but she is
English. She has little contact with our very
pleasant French neighbours. About a year after her
husband died she began to watch our house from
behind our hedge. She also hid from us if we were
out walking our dog. In July last year she almost
certainly vandalised our car and we incurred just
over 1000 euros of damage. After this another
neighbour told us that she was drinking heavily. We
suspect that our rear tyre was tampered with 3 times
and our post box was moved. The gendarmes were
involved but of course we could not prove anything.
We live in a small hamlet - there isn't anyone else
here who would do this. Our neighbours are mostly
retired and have lived here for a very long time.
She is unpleasant to any friends of ours. Staring
and refusing to acknowledge them. This week she has
started to watch us again in the garden and also
from a window in her house which overlooks our
sitting room. It sounds silly to say this but we are
very worried that she is building up to another
episode. She waits for us to close our shutters,
indeed she is waiting for us to close them She then
closes her window 3 or four times very loudly and
obviously with anger. We think she is in desperate
need of help, but we in turn are becoming afraid.
What can we do?
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