Not all children and teenage girls get into trouble.

But unfortunately, there are the few who decide to cause damage to property, stealing, causing problems on the buses, at train statins, upsetting neighbours, using strong rude language to anyone who confronts them.

Last week they were playing chicken in front of cars and lorries in Parkeston Road, which doesn’t bear thinking about.

I really do wonder do parents really know what their children are doing when they are out?

Do they know where they are?

Before someone gets hurt, please act for the sake of them and us.

I’m frightened to now go out after dark.

An OAP who has lived here all my life, how things have changed.

Lifelong resident