TEENAGE yobs who are making life a misery for a group of Nantwich pensioners are being targeted by the police.
The youngsters gather outside the Manor Court sheltered accommodation in the evenings and at weekends, disrupting the lives of the residents, many in their 80s and 90s.
Barbara Buckley, a member of the Manor Court Residents' Association and Home Watch co-ordinator, said: 'They are making life intolerable for the residents.
'The kids are only in their early teens but the language that comes from them, and the girls are just as bad as the boys, is horrendous.
'They urinate on the residents' windows and one lad has exposed himself in full view of the old people on more than one occasion.
'They also play football at the back, continually kicking the ball against the residents' walls.'
She added: 'They know they can get away with it because nearly everyone living here is getting on in years and cannot chase them off.
'But why should people who have worked all their lives and now want a bit of peace and quiet have to put up with it? It is just not fair.'
Mrs Buckley, 75, collected letters of complaint from a group of residents, and handed them to Crewe police chief Superintendent Mary Roberts at last week's police forum in Crewe.
Resident Fred Muir, 81, said: 'You have to be careful what you say to the youngsters, or you could end up getting your car trashed, or something worse.
'But they are a real nuisance and I hope something can be done to shift them off.'
Insp Paul Jennings, of the Crewe police crime and disorder unit, has promised appropriate action.
Nantwich's beat police officer PC Miles Phillips said: 'We have been holding talks with representatives of Muir Housing, who now manage the sheltered accommodation, to see how the problem can best be dealt with.
'If we can talk to the youngsters and keep them away that way so much the better, but if we find we need to take sterner action we will.'