It is perfectly understandable that when complaints of crime and anti social behaviour are met with indifference those complaining become exasperated and angry. But a libel case currently taking place against Labour-run Slough Council is a particularly serious example.
Jane Clift saw children uprooting plants in a local park. When she talked to the adults charged with supervising the children they became abusive. When she rang the Council's Anti Social Behaviour Coordinator he told her she was being "provocative" and that she should leave. When she sent an angry letter of complaint she was placed on a register as "potentially violent."
Hence her libel action. The case continues.