A couple who were so fed-up about police doing nothing about their neighbour from hell turned detective to discover he was an international drug dealer – wanted by INTERPOL.
Matthew Solly, 26, and his partner – who does not want to be named – said their lives have been made a constant misery by nightmare neighbour Ivor Fletcher, 53.
The pair claim they have been subjected to terrifying death threats, acts of vandalism and have been kept up all night by his nuisance noise.
But every time he called the police, Matthew says officers just gave Fletcher a warning and then left – without taking any action.
So Matthew and his girlfriend decided to take matters into their own hands and started to look into their neighbour’s background.
Shockingly, Fletcher has still not been arrested THREE WEEKS since Matthew provided West Midlands Police with the information.
Yesterday (Mon) Matthew, a full-time carer, from Northfield, Birmingham, said: “It’s got beyond a joke now.
“We moved into the council property above him in February last year and he was really nice and friendly at the start.
“But then a couple of weeks before Christmas he started being funny.
“He started banging on our ceiling so the walls were shaking. Then he smashed our fence down and started threatening me when I was outside.
“One morning he got up first thing in the morning and started going up and down the drive again and again to wake us up.
“He smokes drugs in the flat and makes life hell here.
“I called the police out, but they would just come and give him a warning and then leave.
“I called the council, but they’ve done nothing about him. I’ve even spoken to my MP, but I don’t know if he’s actually been in touch with the police.
“Three weeks ago me and my partner got fed up and decided to look into him online. I couldn’t believe it.
“I just typed his name into Google and one of the first things that came up was that he was wanted by Interpol.
“I went to the police straight away, and they just said they weren’t aware because it wasn’t on their system.
“They seemed a bit concerned that it wasn’t on there, but didn’t do anything.
“I rang back and they just said they could confirm he was wanted by Interpol.
“They claim because it’s Interpol they are powerless to do anything about it. I have had to get sleeping tablets from the doctors.
“We’re having to move out in a month, we’ve had enough. But the council have said they’re putting it up for sale when we move out.
“They’re aware what a problem he is, that he’s wanted by Interpol, but they’re still going to put it up for others to move into.
“He’s a dangerous person. He got arrested for having a sharp object in a public place in September 2012 and got a community order for 12 months.
“Interpol want him for possession of 10kg of cannabis and the council haven’t done anything.”
A force spokesman said: “West Midlands Police is fully aware of this matter and is working within the national protocols to liase with the Indian authorities in connection with the case.
“Given the complexities of these arrangements this can take some time.”
A spokesman for Interpol said: “Interpol confirms that there is a valid public Red Notice for internationally wanted persons for Mr Ivor Fletcher.”