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Home is where the horror is.

I WOULD have thought every lawabiding British citizen was entitled to live in peace in their own home.

Apparently not.

I live on a small estate in Cardiff and am becoming a terrified prisoner in my own home, which is being demolished around me by a gang of thugs.

In six months I have had three new front doors, one back door and my car has been attacked three times, even though it is behind secured gates.

My dog has been tormented beyond reason and can no longer enjoy his own garden. When we accompany him into the garden we are then pelted with eggs or stones.

These missiles are also directed at our windows. Our letterbox has been blasted into oblivion by fireworks and the house filled with smoke.

These antics are not only directed at me and my family but at anyone on the estate who is not related to anyone in the gang.

The police are called with regular monotony but they can do nothing as the thugs roam in a gang who all wear similar clothing and attack after they have smashed the street lights in the area.

We can name the gang, but rarely the individual. Even when they are arrested and then sent home, they (the gang) think it is a big joke.

We have been told by the gang: "We can do what we like, no one can stop us 'cos we rule the estate. People are too frightened of us to tell."

These antics are nothing short of terrorism and we should not have to put up with them.

The police do their best, but are desperately short of manpower and cannot be in two places at the same time.

The gang is all sweetness and light when the police are around, but put up two fingers behind their backs.

Name supplied Fairwater, Cardiff
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 12, 2001
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