Roma migrants cause terror for South Yorkshire residents
VILLAGERS being terrorised by hundreds of Roma migrants have warned “blood will be spilt” unless police act.
By Paul Jeeves
June 14, 2014
Resident Paul Adams, 44, an advertising account manager, said: “The immigrants don’t care about the village or our community. All they are here for is the benefits. They are loud, aggressive and intimidating. They gather in groups in the park and on the streets.
“They throw rubbish everywhere, literally out of their windows into their garden, in the knowledge the council will clear it up.“They need educating in how to be part of the community.”
If they carry on, people will take the law into their own hands and there will be riots in the streets
Mr Adams said the value of his house had dropped by £30,000 since the village was swamped.Fed-up residents first raised their anger at a community meeting with police last month but say the situation is getting worse day by day. In just four days council workers collected 16 tons of dumped rubbish in the small village on the edge of Doncaster. Large groups of men and youths congregate in the village park and on street corners and intimidate locals with jeers and taunts. Greedy landlords are partly to blame, say residents. They favour immigrants because they can charge a higher rent from taxpayer-funded housing benefit.
Mr Adams added: “It will come to a point where blood will be spilt if things don’t improve. People won’t tolerate being treated like this for much longer.
”Some residents feel unsafe even walking to the shops.
A car jacked up on wood by Roma living in Sheffield’s Page Hall area [Ross Parry]
Grandmother Elizabeth Boardman, a retired lollipop lady, said the area’s previous community spirit had all but vanished. “Now I wouldn’t walk down the road on my own. I try to ignore them but you get scared.
“If they carry on, people will take the law into their own hands and there will be riots in the streets.”
Her daughter Michele, 44, a mother-of-four, added: “These people need to learn to respect the area they live in and the people they are living with. The kids can’t understand why they can’t play in the park any more. It’s just not safe for them.”
In neighbouring Sheffield former Home Secretary David Blunkett has warned [with nauseating hypocrisy] of the potential for riots caused by the tensions between the Roma migrants and the local community. The city’s Page Hall district has experienced one of Britain’s most rapid influxions of Roma migrants with thousands flooding into the area in the past 12 months. South Yorkshire Police are running a special operation [given the code name ‘Operation Doing Our Job’, perhaps] over the next three weeks in an effort to improve the situation in Hexthorpe.