October 20, 2021

The 72-year-old Armyweight, a nightmare neighbor with PTSD, ‘filled his house with pool water’ and ‘knocked on the door at 3am’

A British Army veteran with PTSD says he is suffering from a terrible noise in the neighborhood.

Ian Thompson, 72, claims to have endured “floods” in his home and “collisions” with the council house next door.

A military veteran with PTSD says he was disturbed by a noisy neighbor.

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A military veteran with PTSD says he was disturbed by a noisy neighbor.Credit: Main Media
Ian Thompson, 72, says the noise from the council house next door has made him unable to sleep.

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Ian Thompson, 72, says the noise from the council house next door has made him unable to sleep.Credit: Main Media

A former soldier from Hill, East Yorkshire, who served in the military for 22 years, suffers from PTSD, which starts with a loud bang.

Pensioner Ian said his neighbor’s garden is a “dump site”, and he thinks he works in a takeaway when he comes knocking on the door at about 1 am.

He told Hill Daily Mail: “He always comes when he comes in and because I have PTSD I get it.

“One night I lost him and wandered around and asked him, ‘What do you think you’re doing?’

‘I lost it’

“But it’s still going on. Sometimes I can hear their washing machine running at 3 in the morning and it hits the wall, it doesn’t turn on.

“There is a big trampoline in the garden that has been left to rot, there is eight feet of grass and it is full of garbage.

A Hill City Council spokesman said they were investigating and were planning further trips to the neighborhood.

Ian says the current residents moved in after the previous occupant, who kept him “flawless”, died.

I don’t want to live near a dump site and I fought all my battles in my army days, I just want a comfortable retirement

Ian Thompson

Ian added: “Last year they had a big barbecue and lots of kids, I have no problem with the kids but they had this big paddling pool and when they emptied it it was in my garage. Filled with water

“I can’t go on like this. It has reached a point where I wake up in the middle of the night and I can’t sleep again because I’m waiting for the explosion to start.

I spoke to a council housing officer on the phone and the woman listened and noted what I said but it has not been resolved yet.

“I don’t want to live near a dump site and I’ve fought all my battles in my army days. I just want a comfortable retirement.”

‘Noise problem’

A council spokesman said he had been aware of the issue since February.

He urges Ian to take note of any noise from his neighbor.

The spokesman said: “We are aware of the condition of the neighboring garden and the noise that is affecting Mr Thomson.

“We have been involved in this case since February and will visit the property further at the next door.

In addition, we are encouraging Mr. Thompson to complete the diary sheets he has left to record the details of the incident, and then the council’s anti-social behavior team will review and decide. Can decide what action to take.

Ian said a trampoline in the garden was

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Ian said a trampoline in the garden was “left to rot” in the garden.Credit: Main Media

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