Unless a crime has been committed or someone is in immediate danger, the police are unlikely to intervene in civil disputes. However, we’ll put you in touch with the groups and organisations who can help. Complete the sentence below to get the advice you need to resolve your dispute as quickly and amicably as possible.
I’m having a dispute with an ex-partner or spouse about collecting my belongings
If you're collecting your belongings from an ex-partner's property, but are worried about your safety, you need to be cautious.
We advise you and your ex agree to meet in a neutral location to collect your belongings – or you can arrange for a friend(s) to collect them for you.
We can only send a police officer to attend if there are bail conditions stating the perpetrator must be accompanied.
Please note, if your ex doesn't agree to what you've suggested, we'd advise you not to meet them. In this case, we recommend contacting a solicitor or Citizens Advice to talk about your options.