A ‘VULNERABLE’ woman feels terrorised in her own home.
She has described almost 10 years of hell at the hands gangs of youths who congregate in a Flint alleyway, on Northop Road, known locally as ‘The Donkey Path’.
The woman, who does not want to be named, said it makes her “feel sick” not knowing what they might do next.
Over the years, she has had fence panels kicked in, plant pots smashed, had graffiti daubed over her property and vandals have also set fire to her garden hedge.
She said gardening is her hobby but feels she is being denied access to her garden as a result of anti-social behaviour in the area.
“I’m being denied the full use of my property,” she said. “My children have been here and barricaded the back gate shut.
“I feel vulnerable.
“It makes me feel quite sick, the not-knowing what they are going to do next.
“I wouldn’t have moved here if I had known how bad it was.
“It is having a huge impact on my life. It’s always on my mind.”
She said she has got no objections to youngsters gathering there but is concerned when they start causing trouble.
As previously reported in the Leader, another resident James Rowley said youths had “punched” one of his daughter’s friends in the face, ripped down fences and smashed bottles down the public footpath.
He said it was an problem that had been “going on for years.”
Flint councillor Ted Evans said he’d like to see more patrols from the police in the area and he urged residents to report any anti-social behaviour.
Despite residents saying they have reported a number of incidents, earlier this month police said they had not been made aware of the alleged issues.
A police spokesman also urged residents who have concerns to contact them on 101, or alternatively alert the local neighbourhood policing team who patrol the area.