Fort Knox style security fix

A BUNGALOW in Weston that is patrolled by a security guard is to get CCTV, a mosquito alarm and a police architect to keep troublesome youngsters away. Patrick and Irene Gill, who live in Douglas Court on the Bournville estate, have been continually terro

A BUNGALOW in Weston that is patrolled by a security guard is to get CCTV, a mosquito alarm and a police architect to keep troublesome youngsters away.Patrick and Irene Gill, who live in Douglas Court on the Bournville estate, have been continually terrorised by teenagers.Flowerpots have been smashed and the wheelchair-bound pensioners' fence kicked in at night by the vandals.Landlords North Somerset Housing has employed a security guard to patrol around the bungalow at night and have bought CCTV to try and catch the culprits.Police officers have suggested buying a mosquito alarm that emits a high pitch sound that disperses youths and are sending an architectural liaison officer to block off a path used as a cut through.Mrs Gill said: "I don't know why they do it, but they've made life around here a complete nightmare for us."We would rather not have all the security, but what else can we do? The whole situation has got ridiculous and we just want it to end. That's all we've ever wanted."North Somerset Housing antisocial behaviour case co-ordinator Anthony Hill said they had bought the equipment to identify who was carrying out the attacks.He said: "We're doing everything we can to stop this property being targeted by vandals."There have been numerous attacks over the last couple of months and it's hard to get witnesses. That's why we're installing the CCTV."Police antisocial co-ordinator Terry Crees said other nearby homes had suffered attacks years ago but not recently.He said: "There's been a lot of problems down there with that bungalow at the moment. "The old couple living in the bungalow have confronted the teenagers and now they have become a target.


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