Monday, September 18, 2006
Dukinfield, Greater Manchester: Roy West
‘My windows were smashed 14 times and a brick even hit my partner who was inside our house. When my stepdaughter was walking to the shops, she was cornered by the yobs. They were high on drugs and hit her in the face with a brick. Although we have seen 10 yobs convicted, we have little faith in the law because the punishments are so lenient. After my stepdaughter’s attack, I pressured the local council to make changes and eventually the neighbourhood has become safer.
‘It’s really sad that it took so much violence to make this happen and having recently moved to a new area, it feels like we’re on holiday. People all over the country are suffering in silence because the police are so slow to react. Victims must be put before the criminals.
‘Joining Mums’ Army means I’m not on my own. Together we must fight to ensure that values are restored so fear is no longer a way of life for so many.’
Dukinfield, Greater Manchester
Tel: 07950 828191
Roy was targeted by local yobs