A SECURITY camera is to be placed in a residential street to help curb the behaviour of gangs of yobs.
The police are taking the action after they were told that residents of Sycamore Road, in Caia Park, were living in terror due to the anti-social behaviour of the gangs.
The residents’ fears were raised at June’s meeting of Caia Park community council and Wesley Williams, acting police sergeant for the ward, said the police are now putting in place steps to clamp down on the behaviour, including a security camera being placed on the street to record any trouble which may take place.
Issues raised by the terrified residents included bricks being thrown, groups of youths gathering in gardens, and condoms being left in gardens.
Sgt Williams said: “The police, Wrexham Council, and community safety teams, are working hard for the residents of Sycamore Road. The bottom line is people could not continue living here with these issues arising, and we have taken quick action to try to prevent a repeat of anti-social behaviour in this area.
“As a partnership, we would like to thank the residents for their help and input in helping us deal with the situation, and a lot of work is now going on in that street, including increased patrols, more resources and the installation of a police camera.
“The residents voiced their concerns at the council meeting and we are grateful to them for bringing to our attention the problems with groups on Sycamore Road.”
One elderly resident, who asked not to be named, had been close to tears when she spoke at June’s meeting.
She said: “These lads sit on my wall, in my garden, eight or nine of them at a time. The trouble I have with them giving me abuse, a load of cheek from them all the time.
“The police came in the end, but they only move down the road to the shops. I’ve lived here for 43 years and it’s never been so bad. If I’d had tablets in my home on Monday night I’d have taken them. I’ve had enough.”
Marc Jones, chairman of Caia Park community council, said: “Residents from Sycamore Road approached the community council because of sustained anti-social behaviour from a minority of youths in the area. They felt threatened and intimidated, especially some of the older residents.
“As a council, we have done all we can to try to resolve the situation and I’m pleased to hear the police have taken the matter up and intervened.
“I hope that this will see an end to the anti-social behaviour.”