Northern Ireland

Residents ready to patrol Rosemount

Residents in Rosemount in Londonderry have said they are prepared to patrol the streets to combat anti-social behaviour in the area.

A meeting was held in the area on Tuesday night to try and find a solution to the ongoing problem.

Local people said young people drinking and causing trouble on the streets outside their homes have been making their lives a misery for years.

"We're not having it any more," said one resident.

"My mother's 75 and my aunt's 82, and she was popping heart tablets into her on Friday night.

"It's continuing every week and the crowds are getting bigger.

"The only option now is for the women of the area, not just the men but the women, to come out on the streets."

PSNI Inspector Trevor McKeown, who was at the meeting, said the police had been in the area for the past few weeks.

"We've been trying to ease the situation and make things better in the area.

"We've listened to the views of the public at this meeting to see how they're feeling about the situation, and to see how collectively we can help people in Rosemount."

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