Yesterday the police arrived, to take away their obbo camera that has been in our boxroom for the past month or so.
They are apparently pleased with the recordings it’s sent back to them: as far as we could make out, it has been trained on a house in the street opposite. No idea what for, and they are of course telling us nothing: but suspect it’s to do with the drugdealing that is rife in this area.
It’s been odd having it here. It’s made me feel uneasy but I’m not sure why – as if an alien has landed in our house and has its own life which is nothing to do with us – like having ET in your wardrobe!
The police could not have been more courteous. With Hub now a voluntary police chaplain, it’s nice to know them a bit better and to appreciate the impossible job which they do with humour and professionalism.