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Anti Social Behaviour in Gibraltar

 

Anybody interested in the anti social behaviour I am enduring in my neighbourhood Click on the links below. You can see some of the videos I've uploaded to Youtube. Read the descriptions of the videos on the side. Fastforward on videos with long expanses of no action!

 

Video 1 In this first video,what started it all, the attacker talks to me first to which I advise him to only talk to my lawyer because of a previous incident.

Video 2 This video follows on from the last one.  It is quite a violent scene not to be viewed by children.

Video 2a  This next  one is a better quality video of the same event happening on Anti social behavior video 2 and filmed from a cctv camera at a different location.  I am above the attacker, looking out of a top window, videoing with my mobile phone.

Video 3  A further visual testimomy showing the attacker being aggressive with others in the neighbourhood

Video 4 Over a year having passed, the vehement neighbour repeats his verbal offensive as I pass by him. Due to the previous events and therefore for my own safety I record him whenever he approaches me. He uses threatening speech in this video. In the following video, Antisocial behaviour in Gibraltar 5, he actually threatens he is going to hit me.

Video5 This video follows on from Antisocial behavior in Gibraltar 4 and in it he actually threatens to hit me.

 

The following letters below are in between myself and the housing department.  The first letter is my direct application to the Housing Minister, Fabian Vinet to whom the Housing Allocation Committee replied without being clear cut on whether I will eventually be rehoused or not.  After receiving that reply from the housing allocation committee and them receiving my reply, also below, Fabian Vinet, having approached me personally at Work, denied that he had yet had a look through my application.  On my suggestion, to which he agreed, I informed his staff members, also below.  Unfortunately, in Spite of Fabians help, I have been reallocated to a new dwelling with another neighbour from Hell directly above me , details given at the very end of this page.

 

Letter to the minister

 

Dear Minister, 

I was instructed by Ms Bossano from Housing to write to you personally on the matter of the new laws passed about the matter of antisocial behaviour in neighbourhoods and how offenders could possibly be reallocated to alternative accommodation elsewhere, or another alternative found, if proved to be antisocial in their neighbourhoods. 

On the 10th October 2007 I was threatened with my imminent death by a certain Gilbert Carrara as he pounded on my front door with a large wooden cudgel.  This event was simultaneously captured from 2 different video/audio sources, my mobile phone video camera and a neighbour cctv camera.  He had originally become very hostile towards me because I had not allowed him into my house upon his request, this happening prior to the extreme violent death threat incident.  That time he was living 2 houses away from me though when he threatened to kill me he had only just been reallocated to the house immediately adjacent to mine.  On this next occasion I had gone out of my house with my mobile phone video on to check some noises as a few days before someone had been tampering with the Satellite TV cables causing loss of vision in the neighbourhood vicinity which was then fixed by the Satellite TV Company.  He verbally challenged my presence when I came out of my house to check, not having spoken a single word to him until he did so and then only respectfully. The situation escalated so I went inside my house again and it was then he started banging on my door with a large wooden cudgel and making his vociferous death threats.  I notified the Police of what had happened immediately after the event and they cautioned him.  After giving the Police a statement of the event in verbatim, thanks to it having been recorded, they told me that they were going to take him to court for violent and threatening behaviour but that this takes a long while to legally process through the courts which is still pending.  A Police officer informed me that G Carrara is well known at the Police Station and institutionalised there in the sense of his habitual presence for a continual series of offences.  The vividly violent videos of the case have been attached with this letter.  I have also included another audio video recording of a prior incident described in the attached instructions to the CDs submitted.

Seeing as laws have been passed that cater for this type of social case I am applying to Housing to consider for either the eviction and reallocation of Gilbert Carrara along with his wife and child, or alternatively and preferably, my relocation to a bed-sit  type accommodation.  Carraras bathroom and my bedroom/living room is separated by a very thin wall that in no way soundproofs either house.  I receive a constant verbal battering made up of comments about my life from his side as soon as I arrive at my house very tired from work and all throughout the night having to leave my TV switched on so the clearly audible opinionated words cannot be heard.   In this manner I get constant sleep deprivation.  Its not that I listen to what is being said in the same way as someone cannot help hear their own breathing.  It has been a torturous situation ever since he was reallocated beside me and it has affected my mental health especially with having always to have a threat of physical violence looming as I arrive or depart my present house.  Amongst my afflictions stemming from the constant psychological bombardment from G Carrara are a sporadic uncontrollable shaking of my hands and not being able to concentrate mentally when under pressure in other scenarios though I have not missed out on any work day because of this because being at work is saner than being at home.   Included in the attachments is a letter from the GP Dr Fitzpatrick with a psychological diagnosis of my mental health and remedial recommendations.

 I had applied for a mortgage to afford to buy and fix the house up after Government had offered to sell it to me for very cheaply but unfortunately was turned down by all the local mortgage related institutions because the property is in dire need of reparation.  The house had been broken into and vandalised whilst I was studying at collage in England but as I had applied to buy the house from Government very soon after coming back it did not seem necessary to apply to have it fixed by Housing then.   I also did not expect it would take such a long time to have the Government eventually make a final offer which was done a few months before the end of last year.   I had been told by staff at the housing department I need not pay my rent arrears until I got the mortgage and then pay in one lump sum.  As my house purchase never materialised I have already started making payments for my arrears in monthly payments of Ãà’‚£80.00 direct from my bank account.  The precariously  habitable parts of the house consists of a room I use as a bedroom and living room, a bathroom  with no door nor wall separating it from the this room and a small kitchen .  These have rooms built on top of them and according to Government officials who visited my house to install new windows, after it was vandalised, were built illegally by the former tenants therefore are not subject to  consideration for any reparation.  I can only use these rooms for storage because the flooring is collapsing to the rooms below added to the fact that these top rooms were not properly built, done in a make shift fashion and not with the adequate structural support from beneath.  I've also had to call the electricity emergency department twice as the dilapidated electrical cable system belonging to the house has burst into flames.  Again, the loose electrical wiring on the top floors cannot be serviced by Government officials because they are illegally constructed. I have attached recent labelled photos of my house and the condition it is in.

My deepest worry is what would happen if in the future Carrara tried to carry out his threats and assault me and I were to defend myself as instructed by the Police.  There has been another incident with him involving a neighbour since the incident I reported in which video footage was taken and the Police were called.  I am also a witness to a Police case in which a man was bludgeoned on the head with a hammer by another neighbour and I found this same man stumbling by himself along the public alleyway completely covered in blood from head to toe as I set off to work early in the morning.  His aggressor, Daniel Vinet, is none other than a nephew of my deceased mother whose whole family I have had nothing to do with for a number of years exactly because of incidents of this nature and their propensity of involving others in their activities.  He was allocated a house approximately a couple of, metres from my windows, in the neighbourhood below, about a year and a half ago.  I was brought up with him and his siblings, at the time being close family.  I do not think they are related to you, though I am not sure, never having seen you at family gatherings in relation to them.  I have been informed that he is currently in prison.  In yet another incident prior to all the latter mentioned PC Ward (189) advised me to apply for reallocation to other premises because the family of Lizette and Mario Sene, living a couple of metres opposite my front door, was timing me and my movements in, out and the within of my house with the same sort of psychological barrage as G Carrara, also recorded.  PC ward had to address them after Mario Sene got very verbally aggressive with me in a threatening way.   I have attached an interchange of letters between me and the Police on the matter.  Lizette Sene, nee Fortunato I think, though not sure, has recently moved into the Government house formerly occupied by her parents on the other side of my house, also separated by a wall, about a year after selling her own government house and moving to private accommodation.  During this time she has separated from Mario Sene and is now living with another man.  I reported her living in her parents former house to the Housing department who were grateful I had done so. The latest on Lizette Sene and her new boyfriend happened on the 8th March 2009 In this incident they apparently went on a rampage, destroyed their whole house including their whole windows whose glass shards fell on the neighbourhood below.  Amidst the glass shards were found the recently killed corpses of 2 cat and 2 rabbits.  Someone called the Police who turned up later to control the situation.  G Carrara, D Vinet and L Sene (Nee Fortunato) frequent each others houses.

As you can see it is very unfortunate that all these social cases have opportunistically coalesced around me and that these are not the rantings of a psychological hypochondriac but can be verified by the recorded physical evidence and by the Police.  Were it not possible for the Gibraltar Government to afford my reallocation to a simple bed-sit accommodation I would have no option but to definitely consider moving to England to live there permanently as I would feel out of place living in Spain.  Its either that or breakdown and go insane because of a few individuals who hardly or do not ever work and then if legally whilst I remain fully committed to my job.  I unfortunately have no female partner at present and cannot afford to go private. The high standard of quality of life in Gibraltar is noteworthy and let those who enjoy it continue to do so, but unfortunately I have been denied this and from my point of view we only live once and must make the best of it whilst we can.  Someone at the Housing department said that if I got reallocated anywhere it would most probably be to another pre-war house.  If this were to be the case I would consider applying to buy the house were it possible for the Government to sell it to me and finally settle down for good here in our Gibraltar.

 

Yours Sincerely

 Andrew Planet

 

This is the reply I got, not from the minister, but from the housing allocation committee.  It was illegibly signed but not named and I have the original.

Your Ref

Our Ref:NA 546/09 & NA 471/09

 

Mr Andrew Planet

Flat 09,11 ~Pace Gully Upper

 

Dear Mr Planet

Further to the meeting of the Housing Allocation Committee held on the 14th of October 2009.

I regret to inform you that the Committee based on the information contained in your medical letter made no medical recommendation on your case.

The fact that your application has not been medically categorised does not in any way mean that the committee is commenting about your illness but rather on their analysis of your illness in relation to your housing problem.

Please note that as you are the tenant of a Pre-war house you do have the option of applying for Post-war housing.  I have therefore taken the liberty of enclosing an application formwhich once completed should be returned to the Hosing Allocation Committee Counter, City Hall.

 

Yours sincerely

(Illegibly hand siged but no named)

 

For and on behalf of

The Housing Allocation Committee

 

 

This following letter is my reply to the housing allocation committee letter

 

 

 

 

Your ref:  NA 546/09 & NA 471/09 was illegibly hand signed but not named

My ref: SR 1

Housing Committee

Ministry for Housing

City Hall

Gibraltar

Dear Housing Committee

Before reading the following please be aware that in the interests of publicising my housing situation, I am making all the evidence I have submitted to Housing, in terms of violent anti social video/audio footage, available for public and media viewing on a webpage on the internet. In addition official Police correspondence along with my one sided correspondence with the Housing Minister and other members of the Housing staff will also be on view.

In your above referenced reply letter you initially focus singly on the one medical letter submitted and related to my affected general neighbourhood anti social behaviour situation.   That is only one minor facet of my much faceted evidential house reallocation application given to the Housing Minister.  You conclude that the Housing Allocation Committee has made no medical recommendation on my case based on the information contained in the aforementioned letter.  In other words the Committee does not find the reasons given in the letter for my illness as pertaining, true or related, otherwise why not conclude that the single medical letter gives weight in reasons for me to be reallocated?

You do not take account of all the other details previously sent in my letter to the Minister of Housing including audio/video recordings and a validated Police backed statement and Police verifiable occurrences of violent antisocial events.  Furthermore, on paper and in contradiction, you then say that my application has not been medically categorised.  You claim that the Housing Allocation Committee is commenting, on their own analysis of my illness in relation to my housing problem.  This can only mean that the Housing Allocation Committee does not find the submitted diagnosis by Doctor Fitzpatrick as valid and that my illness must due to some other factor.  In his medical letter, in similar words, the Doctor had advised for giving me a change of house to relieve me of anxiety induced depression resulting from a difficult neighbour causing me insomnia.

Your letter also mentions that at least I can apply for post-war housing having to your knowledge done so before.  In a previous letter, reference number 114/07, sent to me and signed by Housing Allocation Officer D. Montegriffo on the 23rd of April 2007 she also offered me post-war accommodation.  I was placed on the point system to the sum of about 80 points which on enquiring was told that it could take a number of years for reallocation of dwelling to happen.  I later officially terminated my application for reallocation in the hope that I could quickly buy my house from Government, who was selling, to fix and sell so as to get out of a bad situation of social abuse.  I mentioned this in a letter I wrote to the Police in October 2006 who very nicely published it in their Force Bulletin.  In it I had commended a particular Police Officer for sorting a case of social abuse by a neighbour and suggesting I be reallocated to another dwelling.  The PA to the commissioner of Police sent me a signed letter thanking me for it of which a copy was both given to Housing and later the Minister.  Therefore Housing has been aware of there being an ever growing anti social behaviour problem in my neighbourhood for quite a while.  None of the mortgage lending companies were willing to lend for me to buy the property because of the unsteady dilapidated house structure.  In the meantime there have been 2 other cases of extreme anti social behaviour in my neighbourhood.

The inherent insecurity of not actually knowing if eventually I will be house reallocated in a few years or ever has led me to do the following.  I live right in the centre of 3 Police documented violent anti social cases affecting me these being immediately adjacent and adjoining my present house.  Whether its someone brandishing a dangerous weapon verbally threatening to kill me, actually incurring physical extreme damage on someone I legally witness to, or brutally murdering a few animals at a time and then throwing them out of a window, any violent act might happen at any moment in this environment.  A  very tense situation to be living in.  As a result of your latest regrettable reply to my letter to the Minster I have informed my employer Morrisons Gibraltar about it and they have agreed that if I am not reallocated to a smaller simple bedsit dwelling in less than a year I may be transferred to an already selected store in Southern England.  I deserve to have a house I can rest in after a long days work.  I recently told an old friend of mine about all that has happened and all the evidential material, that being Commanding officer of The Gibraltar Regiment, Colonel John Perez and he agreed that I am being socially raped. He obviously, because of his job, knows a lot about anti social violent behaviour.

At work I am a very valued worker and after work I have a very active formal social life, also recently regularly training in the martial art Jujitsu to learn self defence. Why should I be burdened and have my life stunted because of the violent anti social attitudes of others when they almost never work.  In effect, as a taxpayer I am paying my tax bills so as to be socially raped?

Yours Faithfully (Your ref:  NA 546/09 & NA 471/09 was illegibly hand signed but not named)

 Andrew Planet

 

This letter, reference number 114/07 is the one sent to me and signed by Housing Allocation Allocation Officer D. Montegriffo on the 23rd of April 2007

 23rd April 2007

 Your Ref

Our Ref  114/07

Mr Andrew Planet

11/9 Palace Gully

Gibraltar

 

Dear Mr Planet      

 

The Housing Allocation Committee discussed your case at the meeting held on the 18th of  April 2007.

 

The Committtee have agreed that you may apply for post war accomadation as per standard procedure.

 

Enclosed please find an application form, which mus be completed and returned to this office.

 

Yours sincerely

 

D Montegriffo (Mrs)

Housing Allocation Officer

 

 

 

 

This letter is the one I produced after the Minister for Housing Fabian Vinet, approached me at Work.

 

 

11/8/9 Upper Palace Gully

Gibraltar

Wednesday, 28th October 2009

Your ref:  NA 546/09 & NA 471/09 (Illegibly hand signed but not named)

My ref: SR 2

Housing Committee

Ministry for Housing

City Hall

Gibraltar

Dear Housing

The Housing Minister approached me yesterday at my work to apologise for not having yet been able to have time to peruse through the letter I had submitted to him, that it was still on his desk.

Perplexed by what he had said, I explained to him that Housing had mailed me a letter saying that my case had already been transferred from his desk for consideration to the Housing Allocation Committee.  I further added that the Housing Allocation Committee had already concluded on my case evident in your letter referenced, NA 546/09 & NA 471/09, and replied to in my letter referenced SR 1.

The Minister had adamantly insisted that he had not yet studied my case so I suggested to him that I write to you to explain this and he agreed.  He has not yet made any intermediate or final decision on the information in the letter I sent according to him.

Please confirm this with him.

Yours Faithfully (Your ref:  NA 546/09 & NA 471/09 was illegibly hand signed but not named)

Andrew Planet



Andrew Planet

17 Jamaica House

Laguna Estate

Gibraltar

My ref   SR1

Housing

Ministry for Housing

City Hall

Gibraltar

Dear Minister and whom it may concern

Dr Jack from the psychological centre at Coaling Island, after being forwarded to her by the police, recommended that I write to you.

I have gratefully tried to settle into my new house after being reallocated from 11/8/9 Upper Palace Gully. Whilst the threatening behaviour immediately surrounding my previous house is now absent, I have a neighbour on the floor above clearly displaying symptoms of an aggressive compulsive disorder .

Any noise I make say, my quiet wake up alarm in the morning, turning the low volume tv on or off, talking on the telephone, pulling the toilet chain, washing the dishes etc all of these are met with an obvious loud knocking on my ceiling, timed with any reasonable noise I make I am followed from room to room, trailing my sounds.  I am made to feel totally uncomfortable in my new house that I am not recovering from my previous ordeal. To hear whatever is happening in an adjoining house I suppose one has to make a fixated effort because I never bother to listen in to anyones life.  She always seems to hardly leave her house as she appears to be there most of the time being able to tell from her loud floor knocking and accompanying comments

I request that a representative from the relevant Government department visit this woman that lives on top of me for counselling to help her.  She clearly exhibits  insane and abusive compulsivity in nature.  I was given my house at Laguna precisely for the reason of salvaging my mind from extreme anti social behaviour.  I contribute a lot to Gibraltar socially and I have lots more to give being a very productive person. 

Yours Faithfully

Andrew Planet

 

31st of Jan 2011 approx

 

Andrew Planet

17 Jamaica House

Laguna Estate

Gibraltar

Housing Minister

Ministry for Housing

City Hall

Gibraltar

Dear Minister

This is an update and addition to my previous letter to you describing an anomaly regarding the behaviour of a neighbour directly above me.  Having described my situation toDr Jack from the psychological centre at Coaling Island, as I had mentioned before, it now happens that she had incorrectly interpreted the setting from the information I'd given her.  The neighbour upstairs takes to wearing high heel type shoes well into the early hours of the night pacing up and down for extended periods.  Because the scene presented itself to be indicative of a stereotypical woman I had correctly assumed that it was a man pretending to be one. Dr Jack had advised me to believe that it was a woman rather and with her being more formally studied on the subject I chose to follow her line of thought as a precautionary measure.  Dr Jack is only human and fallible like the rest of us and I now know better about my self evaluations.  Those are the only reason I had described the neighbour above me as being female.  The neighbour in question is in fact male and a widower.  I obtained this information from a bona fide source that being a woman who lives opposite him on the same floor and is a helpful neighbour.

As I mentioned in my previous letter to you, any noise I make say, my quiet wake up alarm in the morning, turning the low volume TV on or off, talking on the telephone, pulling the toilet chain, washing the dishes etc all of these are met with an obvious loud knocking on my ceiling, timed with any reasonable noise I make I am followed from room to room, trailing my sounds.  I am made to feel totally uncomfortable in my new house that I am not recovering from my previous ordeal. To hear whatever is happening in an adjoining house I suppose one has to make a fixated effort because I never bother to listen in to anyones life.  He always seems to hardly leave his house as he appears to be there all of the time being able to tell from his loud floor knocking and accompanying comment.  His windows are always shut.

As I also asked for in my last letter, I request that a representative from the relevant Government department visit this person that lives on top of me for counselling to help him for his sake.  He clearly exhibits aberrant and abusive compulsivity in nature possibly from sickly loneliness and needs to see people.  I get on fine with my other neighbours. I also would like to thank Housing for the generally more stable living environment which I have been allocated and which I might eventually apply to buy if available for purchase.  I contribute a lot to Gibraltar socially and I have lots more to give being a very productive person. 

Yours Sincerely

 

Andrew Planet