What should I do about a threat-letter?
September 27, 2008 7:33 PM Subscribe
What should I do about a threatening letter, both personally and legally?
posted by malusmoriendumest to Law & Government (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Yesterday my father was involved in an incident with my next-door neighbour and was attacked, causing severe bleeding injuries, including a wound that endangered his left eye. To avoid trouble he declined to press charges against the assailant, but due to their own actions (shouting at and pushing the police officers), some of the neighbours were arrested for a breach of the peace. When I took my father back home from the hospital, I found a crudely scrawled note on an envelope which was in essence a list of names, accompanied by a swear-word filled threat to the effect that these people were "coming for" me and my family. These people have threatened in person to cause trouble as a result of the incident, to the point of damaging my house, and I want to nip it in the bud before it goes any further. I live in the UK, so any suggestions as to what actions I should take?