I wasn't going to put this on but I thought would share what happened to us on Easter Sunday. I had 14 family members here for lunch and it was a beautiful day here in UK. My 8 year old son had gone out to play and then the next thing I knew we had 6 police standing outside, 2 police cars and police van with dogs and my son hysterical. As you can imagine I was in instant shock. Turned out some kids who moved into the street last year had my son and threatened to kill him with their pen knives (which their parents had bought them). My son managed to get away and crawled through a pipe that leads over the stream by the woods next to our house (he is small enough to do that) and at the other side he called the police who found him and brought him home.
The police went round to the kids' parents (the kids are 10 and 11!!) and we still have had no word as to what happened. If I don't hear today I am going to contact them again as we called on Monday and nothing was on the system.
I have lost all faith with police , legal system here in UK. I know kids can be like this anywhere but we can't wait to come over to SA, as there is nothing left here for kids anymore.
Don't want to bring doom and gloom but it just shows how things are going. We live in a really nice part of Newcastle a one in which even the police said this is the best neighbourhood to be in!!! No more.
Looks like we might have to accept a mad offer on the house just to leave
As for my son he can't sleep at night now