On Wedndesday I called 999 as projectiles were thrown at my front door and the youths responsible stayed around being abusive. There was no response by the police. Last night, I had a mixture of a pumpkin with lit candles, stones and wood thrown at my front door combined with threats of my house and car being torched my means of fireworks. I made 3 999 calls - and no-one came. Four 999 calls int total- but no police response at all. This morning I went out to indoor league, carrying all my cricket gear. When I got back, there was a message on my answerphone, asking me to call the local police. I did. What did they want? They had had a report of me carrying an offensive weapon - a cricket bat. I told them not only did I have a bat, but pads, gloves, a box and wicket keeping gear. I had, after all been playing a match, and could provide 12 witnesses, included a JP. They asked me to come to the station to discuss - I declined and told them if they wanted to discuss it further they would have to come and arrest me. "We don't want to do that, Sir". Well, they're going to have to. And I'm then going to drag their name through the mud for wrongful and malicious arrest and highlight the fact they are now so target conscious they will go for any easy target rather than chasing real hoodlums. Is it any wonder that people take the law into their own hands when the police act like this?