Residents complain over Aynsley St 'riot'
An Aynsley St man says he and his neighbours are being terrorised by groups of young people congregating on the street on Saturday nights, smashing bottles and intimidating residents.
The man, who asked not to be named, said that in the past month the situation had got out of hand.
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"I'm upset, angry and worried, very worried."
He said the street on Saturday night resembled a riot. "That's the only way I can describe it."
Audibly upset, he described how the street was littered with glass, including outside a kindergarten.
"There are kids being dropped off and picked up and there's splinters of glass on the road."
A neighbour went out to the street on Saturday night to check his vehicle and found people lying and "lounging" on it, he said. A wing mirror had been broken. The group then started to congregate around him.
"He ended up surrounded and pelted with bottles."
Neighbours, too frightened to go out to the street, called police.
"We've had enough. It's been a month now," the man told the Timaru Herald.
The litter and glass left behind covered the street from Hanan Pl to Rhodes St, he said. Residents did their best to clean it up yesterday morning.
Sergeant Anthony Callon said police did attend on Saturday night following a report of disorder, but there was no-one there when they arrived.
No-one was arrested, he said.
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