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Pensioners ‘don’t feel safe’

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Pensioners ‘don’t feel safe’ thumbnailResidents from Armour Avenue in Ballymoney are being subjected to anti-social behaviour from youths throwing eggs and stones at houses. WK50-NB-003

ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour in Ballymoney's Armour Avenue area has become so bad that elderly residents are left feeling "intimidated", thanks to young people knocking on doors and throwing stones and eggs at houses.
Speaking to a friend of a resident who lives on the street, which borders Riverside Park, they said that it is a "real pain in the neck" for people who live in the area and that many are scared living in their own homes.
The local PSNI chief has described these activities as "disappointing" with a local MLA saying the it was "unacceptable."
Speaking to the Chronicle, the source said, "The problem has been happening for the last two months or so. Me and a friend would go on walks at night and we would see boys throwing sticks around, breaking bird feeders, throwing eggs, stones and outdoor ornaments at houses, generally causing havoc for elderly people who live in and around the area.
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