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Broken security door leaves tenants terrified
Tenants are “living in fear” after yobs smashed down the security door in their block of flats.
Residents of Stanborough Avenue claim an incident on Sunday when two teenage girls broke in and used nail varnish to graffiti the area downstairs was the “tip of the iceberg.”
The back door to the Affinity Sutton was fixed in September last year, according to a sticker on the wall, but terrified tenants say it has since broken again.
A mother-of-two, who wanted to stay anonymous, said: “It is madness and what happened Sunday just shows it is just going to keep getting worse.
“The police came and they were great – they took our statements, but we didn’t really see anything.
“In the past, we have seen drinks thrown up the wall, glass smashed in, and nothing gets cleaned up unless we do it ourselves. It is disgusting.
“I have many sleepless nights about it and I worry for the safety of my daughters. I am also scared during the day – what if someone comes in and ransacks my flat?
“I pay my rent and my council tax and I am sick to death of being ignored by the housing association.”
She is also angry because the broken security door means that her contents insurance will not cover her in the case of any theft.
The woman added that sometimes, children as young as five come in and out as they please to use the property to get to the park – but cause destruction en route.
Herts Police confirmed that officers were called out to the property at around 5pm, to reports of offenders throwing nail varnish at a wall and front door.
The Borehamwood Times is awaiting comment from Affinity Sutton.