'They are out of control and getting more violent', say anti-social behaviour victims (From Borehamwood Times)
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Residents must 'rally together' to stop anti-social behaviour in Crown Road and Eldon Avenue, Borehamwood
Yobs are terrorising residents in Borehamwood amid fears the out-of-control teens could end up "killing someone".
People living in Eldon Avenue are constantly tormented by 'young teenagers' smashing down their front doors, throwing bricks through the windows and name calling.
Now residents living in other anti-social behaviour hot spots, such as Crown Road, say they must rally together to stop the constant attacks.
One 66-year-old woman said the last straw was when she saw hooligans trying to break down the door of a woman living in Eldon Avenue on Friday evening.
She now fears for the safety of her disabled daughter, who lives in the street and has round-the-clock care from nurses.
The mum-of-one said: “They are getting more and more violent and we are all becoming more and more scared.
“It terrifies me – I have now told the lady not to open her door and check on her regularly. She is too scared to go out.
“What can we do? They could end up killing someone: that is my biggest fear."
She said the anti-social behaviour has been going on for around a year, with teenagers hurling abuse at unsuspecting residents and jumping into their gardens to break fences.
Last year, her car was vandalised on the street seven times so she was forced to get rid of it because it was left too ‘dented and battered’ to drive.
She added: “We must be brave, they are out of control but we can’t let them ruin our lives at any cost.”
The woman, who lives in Harrow with her husband, believes the culprits are the same as those tormenting residents living in Crown Road, Borehamwood.
Two weeks ago, the Borehamwood and Elstree Times spoke to residents who were living in fear after having their tyres slashed, bricks through their windows and doors broken.
Over the weekend, one woman – a grandmother-of-one – had a brick was left horrified when a brick was thrown through her dining room window for the second time this year.
She said: “It has got worse in the last few weeks. It seems they will stop at nothing. I feel so low at the moment and keep snapping at my husband.
“It is awful, we are all scared. We must find a way to rally together to make sure they go away for good.”
The Borehamwood Times is awaiting comment from Hertfordshire Police.