Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Hull, East Yorkshire: Donna Mingham

When a local youth was found dead with head injuries, Donna Mingham contacted Mum’s Army saying she knew it was time to take a stand.
Mother of three, Donna, 35, of the Ings Road Estate, Hull, contacted Mums’ Army and said: ‘Over the three years that I’ve lived here the situation has got worse. The police have provided extra patrols but it's still terrible and I’m not going to sit back and put up with it.
‘Last year my eight-year-old daughter was threatened with a knife and then told that she would be burnt alive in a shed. She is still having nightmares. And the police claimed there was nothing they could do without proof.
There is drinking and fighting almost every night and gangs vandalise our property, throw beer cans at us and shout abuse. We can’t go out and we can’t sleep. People here have had enough and are being forced to move away. There are more houses empty and boarded up than there are lived in.
‘I’ve joined Mums’ Army because I’m hoping that if people stand up to these thugs, at last something will be done about this problem.’
Donna Mingham,
Hull, East Yorkshire
E-mail: ashab1@ashab1.karoo.co.uk

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