Recently, a letter arrived addressed to our address but with someone else's name on it. We have lived here for three years and the previous occupant (an old lady) had lived here for more than 10 years. Consequently, my wife opened the letter to find that it was a 'billing update' from 3 Mobile - which included "your mobile number" and "your account number". She rang 3, who were apparently not in the least bit interested (presumably he is paying the bill). I suggested calling him and asking him what the f*ck he thinks he's playing at, but this was vetoed by my wife on the grounds that he would come round and murder us So I thought I would ring the local constabulary who could perhaps call him on our behalf and ask for a quick explanation. When they answered the 'your call is important to us' line after a mere 11 minutes, I explained the situation and was told that there was nothing to investigate as there was no evidence that a crime had been committed. I suggested that the individual had used our address to obtain a mobile phone contract fraudulently. The idiot on the end of the phone asked me if we had opened the letter - to which I responded 'yes, that is how we know what this is about', his answer to that was 'it is an offence to open mail that is not addressed to you'. I responded with considerable irritation that he was now suggesting that the only crime that had been committed was by use, to which he replied 'yes'. Having not provided any of my details I then said that I got the impression there was no point me wasting any more of my time and rang off. I am assuming, however, that the full force of the law will be swung into action to trace my call and prosecute me for interfering with the Royal Mail - as that is far easier than pursuing criminals. I would write to the Chief Constable, but I have no doubt that doing so would result in the same witch hunt as I have effectively already 'admitted' to a crime. Is it any wonder that law-abiding citizens in this country have had enough of our utterly ineffective policing system which effectively fails to prevent crime, protects criminals and seeks, wherever possible, to criminalise the law-abiding. I'm bloody annoyed.