GANGS of youths are said to be terrorising part of a Flint street.
Residents on Northop Road said the groups of teenagers are congregating in the alleyway near The Mill Tavern pub - known locally as ‘The Donkey Path’.
One resident, James Rowley, said a neighbour’s property is being destroyed due to anti-social behaviour in the area.
He said youths had also “punched” one of his daughter’s friends in the face, ripped down fences and smashed bottles down the public footpath.
Despite residents saying they have reported a number of incidents, police say they have not been made aware of the alleged issues.
“It has been going on for years,” said Mr Rowley.
“I have had to phone the police before now at 4.30am because of the noise.
“The youths are ripping fences down and scraping the concrete out of the brickwork.
“They are shouting, screaming, swearing and smashing bottles down there.
“You can’t go down there on a push bike.
“One of my daughter’s friends has also been punched in the face by one of the youths.”
The alleyway is littered with beer cans and bottles, fence panels have been damaged, graffiti blights a neighbouring wall, and a stone wall has also been damaged.
One couple who live in the area with their young baby said they had caught youths in their back garden, and they had also damaged their garden wall.
The couple said they do not have a problem with the youths gathering there, as long as they are not causing trouble.
Flint councillor Ted Evans said residents have mentioned to him about their fence panels being targeted.
“I would like to see more patrols from the police to make sure it does not happen.
“Other than that, we can’t do much about it.
“I would urge residents to get on to the police as it is happening.”
A police spokesman urged residents who have concerns to contact them on 101, or alternatively alert the local neighbourhood policing team who patrol the area.