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Neighbours at war with teens

Residents in Newbold angry after young offenders moved into their neighbourhood. Peter Lyon, Mark Pendleton and Angela Whitton

Residents in Newbold angry after young offenders moved into their neighbourhood. Peter Lyon, Mark Pendleton and Angela Whitton

“I own this road now,” said Arron Silver, a former convict who has been moved in to a quiet neighbourhood in Newbold.

Arron, 18, was recently jailed for knife-point robbery but now he - and fellow young offender Reece Winfield, 18, who was charged with receiving stolen goods and assault - are living in Enfield Close.

Residents claim the pair are wreaking havoc in the neighbourhood - causing noise problems and anti social behaviour.

Angela Whitton, 71, said unless the teenagers are moved she will be forced to leave her home of over 20 years.

She added: “If something isn’t done soon I’m going to go. I can’t stand it anymore. It’s just constant shouting, banging and loud music.

“They walk around with their hoods up and are very intimidating.”

Neighbour Mark Pendleton, 47, added: “There is a right place for them and it’s not here. We are all sitting on pins now we don’t know what is going to happen next.”

The pair are being looked after by First Point Housing and Derbyshire County Council is paying for one of the teenagers to live at the house.

When approached by the Derbyshire Times the pair said they ‘didn’t care about the neighbours.’

Arron, originally from London, said: “This is our road now, and we own it.”

Reece, of Chesterfield, said: “We want to say to the neighbours – ‘don’t grass on us’.”

First Point Housing and landlord Keith Mapes, who owns the house, would not speak to the Derbyshire Times.

A spokesman for the council said they would be meeting the home’s manager to discuss residents’ concerns.

 

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