Questions we need answered if we are going to follow up issues with the police

If you are having problems with the police, the following are questions we need answered so we can keep on top of things and help each other.

  • Address of property involved?
  • How long have the occupiers been there? Any kind of licence or authorisation?
  • Who has acted against them? Someone claiming to be an owner? Someone else?
  • Police involvement? Names and badge numbers of any officers? Which police station?
  • Who does own it? Or have rights to possession?
  • Is it wholly residential?
  • When did the incident happen? Date and time?
  • Any other people involved?
  • Was anyone arrested? Do we know who/ what for?
  • Exact time/ arresting officer?
  • Contact details for any witnesses to the arrest?
  • Has anyone been charged? If so, with what?
  • Have they been granted bail or kept in?
  • Have any solicitors been contacted/ taken on the case? Contact details for them?
  • How do we (eg ASS/SLN) contact the occupiers themselves?
  • Alternative contact details in case they lose their phone?
  • Any other helpful witnesses who we may want to contact later?
  • Any other issues/ support needed? (eg reclaiming possessions, filing complaints etc)