Well, it’s been a while since I made this video: NIGHTHAWKER CAUGHT IN DAY
I’m not sure if it’s naivety, laziness or just down to underfunding concerning the police.
In the first instance, I emailed. Twice. I had no reply.
I then waited, and in that time I’ve heard many, many stories similar to my experience in my video. A man who I know in his 70’s, has now given up detecting after being bullied off his land by five foreign men, again in the area of operation stack.
I’ve heard at least two other times that similar has happened.
It’s very obvious that people are taking the opportunity to detect when parked up. Infact, it almost seems like there is a small Mafia, or organised groups controlling this now.
I’ve tried to ring the non-emergency police number at 101 on three other occasions, to mention the above. Two times I was laughed at when I asked to be put through to the crime and Heritage office, and neither of the women even knew what it was. The third time I rang, I was put through to a dead number.
I eventually found Andy Long’s mobile number on Twitter of all places, via Paul Barfords blog, and rang it. It went to answer machine, so I explained the above, and left my phone number. That was a couple of months ago.
Honestly, what else can I do?