“We have rung the police but nobody comes out and nothing gets done. We are effectively policing our own street by confronting these people.”
Another man added: “Myself, my wife and my daughter are suffering day and night.
“I have reported many hate crime incidents, racism and vandalism, every day.”Clayton, Manchester:
Sande Saghabas, 56, said all the residents are living constantly on edge. She said the gang were armed with a machete on Friday and chasing people down the street. The retired store detective, who has had six tyre punctures in one month, has called the police 40 times since April.
'I complained to the police, we all have, they sent two special constables who didn't know the area - but nothing has been done. They say they can't prove who it is.
'We are living on our nerves - it won't be long before someone is seriously hurt.
'We can't just sit back and let his happen. We fret for our animals - we are scared for our children and grandchildren.'Essex excuses:
Chief Insp Shaun Kane, district commander for Basildon, said: “Antisocial behaviour should not be dismissed and nobody should suffer any discomfort in their own come.
"Clearly I am very concerned to hear about the problems our residents have been facing and I want to reassure them that I am fully committed to tackling these issues.
"We do not tolerate criminal activity, hate crime or anti-social behaviour in our communities.
"I have commissioned an urgent review of all anti-social behaviour incidents reported in the Northlands Park area and will produce a policing plan and multi-partner strategy to target those intent on causing misery to others.”Manchester excuse:
A Manchester City Council spokesman said: 'Anti-social behaviour can make residents' lives a misery and we work closely with the police to investigate complaints and resolve them whenever possible.
'Officers from North Manchester and Tameside are currently in a joint operation to deal with the ongoing issues.
'Officers are working with Manchester City Council and Eastland Homes to provide much needed youth intervention and diversion schemes to the area.'Is it me, or are they all singing from the same hymnsheet?