Gangs of young tearaways as young as nine wreak havoc in ‘warzone’ suburb

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Frustrated residents say their once quiet suburb has been turned into a "warzone" by young tearaways.

The kids, some as young as nine, reportedly steal from shops, hit homes with eggs and steal cars for 'joyrides'. One group of youngsters allegedly stole a car and crashed into a parked Nissan Juke, demolishing the owner’s wall.

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Locals from Wollescote, Stourbridge, West Midlands, say they can’t sleep and have had CCTV cameras installed to make sure their homes are safe.

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Kevin Smith, 69, said: “We were in the conservatory and we heard an enormous bang. There was a car wedged in the side of mine. It was pretty horrendous. Someone could have been killed. We sent the CCTV to the police. The police have got a lot of stuff that they can use, but there’s no feedback from it.”

Neighbourhood police sergeant Nichola Chester said: “We are conducting regular patrols, the shops tend to be where these groups of children come to create a bit of havoc. Where we have identified those involved they have also been issued with relevant anti-social behaviour notices.”

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