Fear of revenge after drugs gang evicted

A RESIDENT who helped evict a drugs gang from her block of flats is today worried she is being targeted in revenge attacks.

A RESIDENT who helped evict a drugs gang from her block of flats is today worried she is being targeted in revenge attacks.

Maureen Scrivener's car has been broken into twice in less than two months - the first time coinciding with the gang's eviction.

The 50-year-old, who lives in a block of flats on Sheldrake Drive in the Chantry area of Ipswich, said: “I was part of a group that put pressure on the council because people were dealing drugs from the flats downstairs.

“We used to have people banging on the windows at three in the morning many times.


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“Eventually we got them out of there about two months ago.”

And Ms Scrivener said it was then that her problems started.

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She was inside her home at the end of October when she heard a loud noise and discovered three of the windows of her Fiat Panda car had been smashed.

And then two weeks ago she found that her Ford Fiesta, which he had bought to replace the Panda, had been broken into and a bag of Christmas cards stolen.

She said she is now very frightened. She said: “There are lots of cars around here, so why am I being targeted?

“It is getting me extremely worried and anxious about going out even though normally I'm the sort of person who never gets bothered about this.

“But I don't want to let them win so I'm going to make sure I stay safe and carry on as normal.”

Now Ms Scrivener she has hired a garage from Ipswich Borough Council for £30 a month where she will be storing her car at night, but she is still concerned as she says the lighting in that area is poor.

She added: “I really hope it won't happen again and that I'm wrong to think I'm being targeted.”

n Have you helped rid your neighbourhood of criminals? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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