I work at a school. This is my end of day tale today.
Today, a parent of a child at school was attacked by two men outside the school gates because he "looked at" them.
The two men promptly battered the crap out of the victim in front of the school gates.
The school office called 999 to request assistance, as did several of the other parents collecting younger children. Locations, times and descriptions were given, addresses taken and phone numbers recorded.
This assault lasted a while and when both men had had a turn at punching and kicking a defenceless man until he was flat on the floor cut, bruised and injured, they wandered about yelling abuse at other parents who dared "look at" them.
The police response? A car? A policeman? No. Nothing.
A follow up call later revealed that the multiple calls "had not been recorded" and "there is no log of an incident"
A request for assistance because, by then, the victim was inside the school being tended to was answered with a no.
That ladies and gentleman is what we pay our taxes for. Absolutely nothing.