MORE than a dozen families have been threatened with eviction as feral kids as young as nine terrorise the community by taking drugs and trashing the neighbourhood.
Locals have been left terrified as the unruly youngsters have run riot for weeks at the D Roads in West Denton, Northumberland.
And cops yesterday descended on the area – dishing out warnings to 13 homes where they warned the families faced eviction if they didn’t get in control of their kids.
The teen gangs have been roaming around the area, known locally as the D Roads, where they have been drinking and smoking drugs.
They have also left the estate looking like an “eye sore” as they littered and caused significant amount of criminal damage.
And while most are teens, Northumbria cops said they had received reports kids as young as nine were involved.
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Neighbourhood Sergeant Ashley Palmer said: “We have had a number of complaints from people on the D Roads about the behaviour of a number of children.
“We have had complaints about children as young as nine who have been involved in causing criminal damage on the estates and that is unacceptable.
“The behaviour has led to significant littering and damage to council property that has left the area looking like an eye sore.
“That can attract anti-social behaviour itself and can be devastating for those decent people who take real pride in their home and community.
“For a number of weeks we have worked with partners, and the local community, to try and come up with a solution that improves people’s lives.
“But a number of those warnings have been ignored and a number of these families are in the last chance saloon.
“If these children don’t start to change their ways then we will be left with no option but to move them out of the area to prevent further disorder from taking place.
“This activity is just the start of our enforcement and I would encourage anyone who witnesses anti-social behaviour to contact police.”
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Photos taken yesterday showed a number of officers walking through the streets and speaking to locals.
The ‘D Roads’ holds a number of streets in West Denton including Dayshield, Dunstan Walk, Darden Lough, Downham and Deerbush.
Notices Seeking Possession (NOSPs) yesterday warned families they faced being evicted if they didn’t act.
Cllr Clare Penny-Evans, Newcastle City Council cabinet member for Communities and Climate Change, and chair of the Safe Newcastle board, backed the action.
She said: “The activity carried out this morning shows that we will not abandon those residents whose lives are blighted by the inconsiderate, frightening and often dangerous anti-social behaviour of a small number of people in the community.
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“We will take action when necessary and if the trend of this kind of behaviour continues to escalate as it has in recent months we will not hold back from removing those who are causing the problem.”
Anyone who wants to report anti-social behaviour can call 101 or reporting it online at the Northumbria Police website.
Parents have been warned they are in the ‘last chance saloon’ over kids causing mayhem at the D Roads in West Denton, Northumberland[/caption]
Police and council authorities visited families this week to warn them over their children’s behaviour[/caption]
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