Yobs target two Ipswich estates

POLICE are today trying to find the yobs who torched two more cars before dumping them on a troubled Ipswich estate.The Triangle estate has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent months, with teenagers causing havoc for residents.

POLICE are today trying to find the yobs who torched two more cars before dumping them on a troubled Ipswich estate.

The Triangle estate has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent months, with teenagers causing havoc for residents.

Now anti-social behaviour has returned.

The cars were dumped on Sunday evening, between 9pm and 10pm and follow the burning out of another vehicle over the New Year period.

One resident, who did not want to be named, said: “I think the young people around here are sticking two fingers up at the police and the council. We are still having the same problems around here.

“We are all here saying 'what's happening?' We're desperate for the authorities to help.”

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The resident said the council raised the bank on the Kelly Road side of the field, but this had not prevented cars being dumped.

Jeannette Macartney, councillor for the Gipping ward which includes the Triangle Estate, said the council was trying to work with young people in the area.

She said: “There are ongoing problems on the estate, which the residents tell us about.

“We are trying to work with the youngsters. We are talking to Making Tracks hoping to get something off the ground, and we are speaking with the churches too.

“We are also trying to work with the residents to sort their problems out.”

Meanwhile police are also searching for a group of hoodie-wearing teenagers who smashed car windows and set fire to a van on Ipswich's nearby Chantry estate.

A series of incidents happened in Cambridge Drive and Fitzwilliam Close, early Friday morning.

Around 1.10am the window of a yellow Hyundai Amica, parked in Cambridge Drive, was smashed and three teenagers were seen in the street kicking a football at cars.

The drivers' window of a silver Jaguar X type and the passenger window of a red Vauxhall Nova parked in the same street were also found to be smashed.

The trio then made off in the direction of Fitzwilliam Close where, at around 1.15am, windows were smashed on a white Ford transit van and a fire started on the driver's seat destroying the front cab

Two windows on a silver Ford Galaxy, a window of a blue Peugeot 106 and a window on a blue/white Mercedes van parked in the same street were also found to be smashed.

Anyone with information about any of the crimes should telephone police on 01473 613500 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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