ELDERLY residents reacted angrily to claims that teenagers have been having sex in the doorways of sheltered accommodation.
Several pensioners who live in the premises on William Street, Widnes, have vented their anger about the claims made by an Appleton resident who said youngsters were using doorways in the building as 'sex dens'.
Some residents said they had lived there for more than a decade and denied that they had ever seen any evidence of the alleged bad behaviour.
Joe Johnston, 67, a representative for people living in the building, said he 'knew' that sexual activity is not going on there because he would have been made aware of it by reports from other residents.
He said: 'I know that this is untrue as if it was I would definitely know about it - being the residents' representative, people would tell me about it.'
Mr Johnston said he attended a meeting, along with other site residents, which was attended by crime reduction adviser Phil Buckley, where the safety and security of houses was discussed.
But he said there was no mention of youths having sex - even though the meeting was designed to let residents put their points across.
He said: 'Some residents choose not to go but the others who did spoke about safety with Mr Buckley, teenagers having sex was never mentioned.'