Our expert says:
Sorry to ehar of this hirrible experience. Having myself suffered for over a year a stalker who haunted my home and garden, and would often be found peering through the windows, a case in which the police were hopelessly and wickedly useless, even though I discussed the case with very senior officials - I know the sense of violation and frustration as well as the feelign of being endangered, you may be feeling.
I've not previously heart od entry through a catflap, but maybe they can get a small kid to enter and then open the door for an adult.
Well done to have pressed the panic button.
Make sure you report it to the police, not that they're likely to do anything even remotely useful, but at least insist on getting a case number and that they investigate. Otherwise, it improves their crime statistics unfairly, which is why they like to discourage us from making formal reports. Once when a guy with a knife was scared away after trying to take the putty out of the window next to me, the police seemed amazed when I wanted to lay charges. "What charges ?" they asked.
And do see a psychologist for counselling, to help you work through the crisis such events cause in us.
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