Warrnambool woman’s call for help falls on deaf ears

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PRISONER IN HER OWN HOME: Linda Bourke-Templeton is getting frustrated over the lack of help from authorities in dealing with a troublesome neighbour.

PRISONER IN HER OWN HOME: Linda Bourke-Templeton is getting frustrated over the lack of help from authorities in dealing with a troublesome neighbour.

A WOMAN who feels unsafe in her own home feels like she is being ignored.

Linda Bourke-Templeton contacted The Standard last week, revealing she felt like a prisoner in her own home.

She lives in a block of flats and said a neighbour keeps her up all hours of the night yelling, screaming, breaking glass and throwing furniture through his window onto their shared driveway.

Ms Bourke-Templeton said she had contacted police, the city council, the Environment Protection Authority, a solicitor, local politicians, the sheriff’s department, VCAT and the state’s dispute settlement centre.

“I’ve called police at least six times this week,” Ms Bourke-Templeton said on Tuesday.

“I had to call them three times on Sunday.

“There’s been yelling, smashing glass and furniture thrown.”

Ms Bourke-Templeton said despite this, she has not been informed by anyone from the block of flat’s body corporate of any action on the issue.

A member of the body corporate, who was contacted by The Standard, said the situation was “being dealt with”.

However, she refused to comment on this issue.

Ms Bourke-Templeton said this was news to her.

“I haven’t been contacted by anyone,” she said.

According to the Environment Protection Authority, it is an offence to cause unreasonable noise from any residential premises.

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