Exmouth pensioner scared to live in her own home after gang of yobs smash her front door with stones

PUBLISHED: 10:09 05 March 2019 | UPDATED: 16:41 06 March 2019

Val West with her damaged door. Ref exe 10 19TI 0678. Picture: Terry Ife

Val West with her damaged door. Ref exe 10 19TI 0678. Picture: Terry Ife

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An Exmouth pensioner said she is scared to live in her own home after a group of yobs pelted her front door with rocks - breaking a pane of glass in the process.

Val West's damaged door. Ref exe 10 19TI 0672. Picture: Terry IfeVal West's damaged door. Ref exe 10 19TI 0672. Picture: Terry Ife

Val West was at home on by herself last Saturday (March 2) when she observed the group of hooded youths loitering outside of her home, in Littleham Road.

After watching the group walk off, Mrs West , who is a diabetic, walked into her kitchen to make a cup of tea.

However, seconds later, she heard a big smash near the front of her house and rushed to see what had happened.

“The bottom pane of glass on my front door had gone,” Mrs West told the Journal.

“I gave chase, but could not keep up with the kids.”

Mrs West estimates there were six teenagers, aged between 14 and 16, wearing black hoodies.

And it’s not the first time the group has made a nuisance of themselves in the area, according to her.

“Apparently they have been causing trouble at the top of the lane,” Mrs West said.

“I have heard lots of things going on - spitting at people on the bridge in Capel Lane and going into the village, running in front of cars.”

Mrs West was alone at the time of the incident - her husband, Peter, was working at Sandy Bay, where he is a security guard.

She is now appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to get in touch with the police by calling 101.

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