Gang of yobs making Connah's Quay family's lives a misery

Published date: 20 February 2014 |
Published by: Owen Evans 
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A FAMILY are living in fear of their lives after being targeted by violent yobs.

Mum-of-four Karen Turner said her family home was attacked by more than a dozen youths on Tuesday and she had feared that a petrol bomb could have been put through the letterbox.

The ordeal started back in November, when her 17-year-old son Kieran was hospitalised by a gang who savagely assaulted him.

She said since that incident, her son had been getting threatened with gangs wielding knives and hammers on a regular basis.

And on Tuesday, she said a gang of around 15 people descended on her house on Viking Way, Connah’s Quay, and kicked windows and doors.

Speaking about the incident in November, Mrs Turner, 38, said: “It was 3am and they cornered him, kicked him and stamped on his head. It is a miracle nothing was fractured.

“They only ran off because an older lad was shouting at them. If they hadn’t run off, who knows what could have happened.”

The situation came closer to home this week after a youth was told to leave after knocking on the door and asking for Kieran.

She said: “Somebody asked for Kieran and said he wanted to buy a Playstation, which we thought was weird, so we told him to go away.”

Straight after that, a gang of youths attacked the house, she said.

“They threw stones and my eight-year-old daughter’s window was broken.

“She was in bed and it really scared her and my little boy was standing in the living room crying his eyes out. The kids are getting really affected by it now.”

Mrs Turner said she was so scared on Tuesday that she ripped up the carpets by the front door to reduce the risk of a fire starting if something was thrown through the letter box.

Mrs Turner, who lives with her husband Peter, said they were so fearful after the latest incident her other children, 12-year-old Connor, 10-year-old Hayden and eight-year-old Georgia, did not attend school yesterday.

She added: “My little girl came outside earlier to blow bubbles and I told her to go back inside because I don’t want her standing outside.

“It is a horrible situation where you are looking over your shoulder all the time. I have spoken with the schools and they have been very understanding.”

Michael McGivern, spokesman for North Wales Police, said: “Reports of anti-social behaviour on Viking Way in Connah’s Quay on February 18.

“Police aware, advice given.”

He added the force was also aware of the assault in November.

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  1. Posted by: S7uaj2 at 09:26 on 20 February 2014 Report

    When the Asian chap was getting harassed on the main rd in shotton there was a police car parked outside for weeks as a deterrent. Why can't this be done in this case?

  2. Posted by: midge52 at 19:35 on 20 February 2014 Report

    This is not as clear cut as it appears, it would have been nice to interview the neighbours in the same street to get the correct facts.

  3. Posted by: Aventine at 10:09 on 22 February 2014 Report

    Well said midge52.The rest of the street are the real victims here having to put up with this family's behavior.This is not the first incident concerning this house in a very nice street.

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