Thursday, August 30, 2007
Carmarthen: Suzanne Wareham
Suzanne, 42, of Carmarthen, told Mums' Army: 'I have four kids and live in a small town that was lovely and peaceful when I was a child. But over the past few years our community has deteriorated.
'When I try to prevent some teenagers from shoplifting they get confrontational and irate. They hang about in big gangs and are out on the streets until all hours of the night. They can be aggressive, especially towards the vulnerable - like the elderly and those with learning difficulties.
'I'm joining Mums' Army because I believe something has to be done to save our society.'
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Thursday, August 23, 2007
Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan: Deborah Davies
Deborah, 49, of Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, contacted Mums' Army and said: 'When Owain came home there was no white in his right eye. He was in agony.
'We rushed him to hospital and doctors told us that severe trauma had caused bleeding behind the eyeball.
'We called the police who promised to send an officer round immediately. But we rang them three more times and even got in touch with the Police Complaints Commission before an officer actually arrived - almost a week later. And still no further action has been taken.
'Since we have spoken out about the attack, other parents of victimsed children have come forward.
'There's a gang culture emerging here yet the police insist there isn't a problem.
'Every time my kids go out I'm afraid of what might happen to them.
'I've decided to join Mums' Army because we have to unite so we can force the police to do their job.'
Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Rosyth, Fife: Angela Easton
On their return, a gang of drunken yobs was there to welcome them. Angela, 24, of Rosyth, Fife, contacted Mums' Army and said: 'They were screaming and shouting right outside Kirk's bedroom window.'
She went out and told them: 'My baby has had a very bad accident and he really needs some peace and quiet. Please keep it down or move away from our house.'
The gang responded with name-calling, foul language and disrespect.
Angela said: 'I'd never expect anyone to speak to me like that, let alone kids. It makes me worry what kind of adults they're going to grow into.
'In the warm weather they're outside our house every night. I've seen a drunk teenage boy lying unconscious in the street. My seven-year-old son has been shot with a BB gun, our house is covered in spray paint and eggs, and my children's toys have been stolen from our garden.
'And it's not just teenagers. Even younger kids are following their lead. They're out of control but the police won't take action.
'I've decided to join Mums' Army because everyone here is complaining but no one is doing anything to solve the problem.'