Leeds elderly residents’ concern over vandals

24 November 2017......   Bernard Daley with Daniel Hart, who live at Arthington Court in Hunslet, an elderly person's complex where youths as young as twelve are terrorising and vandalising the roof and throwing slates at cars and buses. Picture Tony Johnson.
24 November 2017...... Bernard Daley with Daniel Hart, who live at Arthington Court in Hunslet, an elderly person's complex where youths as young as twelve are terrorising and vandalising the roof and throwing slates at cars and buses. Picture Tony Johnson.
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A sheltered housing resident has spoken out after saying that youths have repeatedly caused trouble at the complex in Leeds.

Bernard Daley, who lives at Arthington Court in Hunslet, said that 12 to 14-year-old children have been getting on the roof throughout the night and throwing tiles at the ground and at cars.

He says the culprits have also subjected him to verbal abuse and threatened to “put me in hospital” during confrontations at the Moor Road complex.

Mr Daley said: “It’s not fair. People have come here for peace and quiet for the rest of their life – not to be subjected to those cruel bullies.”

The 69-year-old has been affected by them on a weekly basis for the last six weeks since he moved into the housing because of health problems.

Mr Daley has now contacted Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn to raise the issue.

West Yorkshire Police said that patrols have increased and officers are working to identify those involved.

A Leeds City Council spokesperson said:“We take all reports of anti-social behaviour extremely seriously, and are working with the police and partners to take preventative steps to stop these types of incidents occurring at Arthington Court in the future.”

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