A grandmother is living in fear after bullets from a gun fight tore through her home.
The rounds ricocheted around Sarah Scafe’s living room and one bullet lodged in her sofa.
Her relatives are concerned:
Her niece, Sonya Scafe, said: “One of the bullets went into the wall. Another one hit something and ricocheted down into the sofa. That is where we sleep when we stay. The area used to feel safe but it’s changing rapidly.”
Of course, when the police do turn up to these incidents, are the residents grateful? Well, not entirely:
A young mother said she is petrified to leave her flat and fears her children will be caught in crossfire. Becky Frampton, 22, told how gunmen had banged on her doordemanding to speak to her friend.She locked her two and five-year-old children in a room at the back with an adult to watch over them before answering.
Ms Frampton said: “They were going to break the door down. I let them in and they were pushing everybody about. I was terrified. They dragged my friend out of the flat and kidnapped him. The police came up here with guns, which scared the kids even further.”
And when the police do actually take action, it seems the residents aren’t all that happy even then..