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What should I do if I suspect a child is being abused?

Spotting the signs of child abuse can be difficult. Children might not want to tell anyone, or they may not even be aware it is happening.If you are unsure, the best thing to do is talk - to the child, to a teacher or another responsible adult. It...

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Someone is sending me threatening / abusive / offensive messages via a social networking site. Is this a criminal offence?

If a person sends threatening/abusive/offensive messages to another person via Facebook, Twitter, or any other social networking site, they could be committing an offence. The most relevant offences are 'harassment' and 'malicious communications.......

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Someone has parked their car and it is blocking my driveway, what shall I do?

If the vehicle is blocking access to your driveway you should first make enquiries with the neighbours to see if they know who the car belongs to, so they can move it. In most areas local councils have now taken on responsibility for enforcing p......

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What is the definition of an offensive weapon?

There are three categories of offensive weapons:1. Items that are made for the purpose of causing injury and have no other practical purpose in the normal world (and are offensive weapons per se) - Examples are flick knives, daggers, knuckleduster......

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