Revellers defecate on doorstep after noise complaint

A WOMAN who has been targeted by revellers in her street after making noise complaints to police will install CCTV cameras after a party-goer defecated on her doorstep at the weekend.

The woman, who does not want to be named for fear of further retaliation, said this was not the first time she had been targeted in such a manner.

After requesting loud "bass music" was turned down after midnight one evening earlier this year, the woman and her husband woke to dead fish on their front lawn the following day.

She said the latest and most repulsive attack at the weekend had left her distraught.

"It was disgusting and I felt sick," she said.

"I nearly burst into tears when I saw it because you feel like you are being intimidated in your own home.

"What is happening to our town when we are expected to tolerate this sort of behaviour?" she asked.

The woman was forced to clean the mess from her house and said she feared what could follow if she was forced to call the police in future.

"I have never come across this sort of behaviour before and now I am made to feel very uncomfortable in my own home and my nerves are stretched to capacity," she said.

The woman and her husband have lived in Warwick for 19 years and she said she had never been confronted with such a problem before.

They will now install sensor lights and security cameras to avoid similar incidents in future.

"We can't tolerate these sorts of things happening and we shouldn't have to; this is Warwick and it's a beautiful country town," she said.

The long-term residents are helping their ailing daughter through a difficult time at the moment and said this situation had compounded that stress.

She urged the offenders to consider their victims before acting again.

"You don't know what is going on in people's lives and this could be the thing that pushes them over the edge," she said.

"We don't mind them having parties but just have a little respect for the people who live in the vicinity and think about the stress these little pranks can cause,"

A Warwick police spokesman said he advised residents to contact police if they were concerned about noise in their neighbourhood.

Police can ask the home owner to turn down the music and if instructions are refused, equipment can be confiscated

However, the spokesman said it was not often this action was taken.

"I have never had to do it in 30 years," he said.

Topics:  cctv noise complaint police

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