Last Friday evening, a gang of children once again has gathered outside my house, between Prestwick Rd and Markham Drive, where my son and a friend were playing outside. My son’s friend had been hit several times, when I was called to help. The gang of girls rang off, and then they came back with a number of boys and gathered outside my house (a total of 14 children), so my son was unable to go out and play. When I addressed the gang, all I got was a mouthful of abuse, and told I am not their mother. The child who got hit went to tell her father and the gang followed her to her home. Luckily the father, did tell the girl off and asked the gang to play in their area where they live.
This is becoming a nightly problem from about 4.45pm and at weekends.
My son is now to frightened to go out and play with his friends due to the gang, and if he stays in the garden they all start taunting him and his friends. Something must be done before more and more children join in with this gang. They have already thrown things into the pond and injured a duck, but the most frightening thing of all is them following the children home when they are alone.
I have emailed a request for a visit from the Community Police before, but had no response. I saw a community Policeman on Saturday and asked if we could have a regular visit. But no one has seen any Community Police and myself and my neightbours are getting a bit fed up.
Please please can we have a visit from the Community Police?