We're living a newbuild nightmare… we live in fear of bricks coming through our windows & late night raves keep us awake | The Sun
THEY were promised 52 beautiful, new, semi-detached houses to add to their tranquil cul-de-sac.
But a year-and-a-half later the residents of Redruth in Cornwall have ended up with an eyesore on their doorstep – and claim they're living in fear.
The newbuild construction site in Cardrew Lane was abandoned by Exeter-based building giants Midas when the company went into administration in February 2022.
Now those who live opposite the ugly fenced off area – many of them elderly – complain the abandoned site attracts rowdy teenagers who continually break in and hold late night raves.
When The Sun visited this week, some told us they constantly worry about their properties being vandalised – and worry one day a brick will be "hurled through the window".
The son of one elderly resident in her eighties, who asked not to be identified, said: “Mum lives on her own and hears people coming and going from behind the fence.
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"She worries about it. She’s scared someone’s going to throw a brick though the window.
“She can hear parties and things going on late at night.
“We’ve called the police loads of times and they have done extra patrols, but it doesn’t stop the young people from going in there.
"Mum sees bikes chained to the lamppost across the road which really concerns her. She just wants it to stop.
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