Witham: Residents claim they are on "frontline of yob culture"

Braintree and Witham Times: Witham: Residents claim they are on "frontline of yob culture" Witham: Residents claim they are on "frontline of yob culture"

Homeowners who claim they are on the frontline of Witham’s drunken yob culture are calling for CCTV cameras to be installed before the trouble worsens.

The Collingwood Road residents, who wish to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals, have witnessed violent fights and drunken antics just yards from their home.

After problems quietened down for a few years the residents claim trouble outside there homes has escalated over the last six weeks, with a fight on Remembrance Sunday spilling over from Newland Street into Collingwood Road.

They said: “It has been getting rowdier and rowdier.

“The police are always in Newland Street.

“They forget about Collingwood Road and the trouble is coming back.

“We are on the front line.

“It is Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, its terrible.

“You don’t want to go out, you don’t want to get involved.

“We don’t want it like it was before.

“CCTV would wonderful, it really would be wonderful.”

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3:56pm Fri 23 Nov 12

sKorch says...

So wouild be more Police Officers, but it ain't gonna happen , so man up and get over it.
Stay in your house out of the way and you will come to no harm.
Interfere, and you may regret it.
So wouild be more Police Officers, but it ain't gonna happen , so man up and get over it. Stay in your house out of the way and you will come to no harm. Interfere, and you may regret it. sKorch

1:27pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Terry85 says...

sKorch wrote:
So wouild be more Police Officers, but it ain't gonna happen , so man up and get over it.
Stay in your house out of the way and you will come to no harm.
Interfere, and you may regret it.
i can't believe how down hill witham has gone in the last 10 years don't get me wrong its never been perfect but all i ever hear about in witham is houses getting broken into,drugs,violence etc.
[quote][p][bold]sKorch[/bold] wrote: So wouild be more Police Officers, but it ain't gonna happen , so man up and get over it. Stay in your house out of the way and you will come to no harm. Interfere, and you may regret it.[/p][/quote]i can't believe how down hill witham has gone in the last 10 years don't get me wrong its never been perfect but all i ever hear about in witham is houses getting broken into,drugs,violence etc. Terry85

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