Just need to debrief. Sitting here shaking and crying. We have neighbours in the next steeet who I always hear yelling at their kids. They have 3 between the ages of about 7 & 12.
I've always hated the way they scream obscenities at their children. But I've never reported them as I've never heard or seen anything to make me think the children were being physically harmed.
So I just heard another massive screaming match between the mother & father. The mother ran out of the house with the little girl (about 7yo), but this time she was yelling "she's not a bad girl, don't hurt her!". So I grabbed my phone and called the police straight away. While I was waiting to get through the father grabbed the girl off the mum, threw her up their front stairs onto the porch and then kicked her and hit her while she was on the ground. The mother ran back in and grabbed her and put her in the car and sped off while the father was chasing them down the street screaming "f-ing get back here!".
I've made the report with the police and said I'm happy to make a statement if required.
The police can't tell them who made the report can they? If it goes to court will my name be associated with the statement?
Either way I'll still make the statement if asked, I just want to know if I should be taking extra security precautions at home.
Sorry for the ramble. A bit shaken up right now.