South Shields woman living in fear of egg-throwing yobs

Carol Steadman's home has been attacked by yobs throwing eggs.
Carol Steadman's home has been attacked by yobs throwing eggs.

A woman from South Tyneside says she is living in fear after her home has been targeted by egg-throwing yobs.

Carol Steadman is fed up of cleaning eggs from the windows of her home in Lorraine Road, Whiteleas, South Shields.

Carol Steadman's home has been attacked by yobs throwing eggs.

Carol Steadman's home has been attacked by yobs throwing eggs.

The latest two attacks happened last Sunday and Monday evenings and the 55–year–old is calling on police and council bosses to install CCTV cameras to catch those responsible.

Miss Steadman said: “I’m sick of it now. I don’t know why I am being deliberately targeted. I know some people might just think ‘oh, they’re only eggs’ but what will they use next? Bricks?

“I was downstairs on Sunday night when I heard thudding sounds and I realised the eggs were being thrown.

“I saw a group of older lads standing over the road and I went out and shouted, asking why they were doing it, but they said nothing.”

The smashed eggs on Carol's doorstep.

The smashed eggs on Carol's doorstep.

Over the years, Miss Steadman says her South Tyneside Homes property has been burgled and her garden fence kicked down numerous times.

She said: “I love living in my house. I’ve lived here all of my life, I don’t want to move.

“I am hoping that perhaps the police or the council could install some kind of CCTV camera so those who keep doing this can be caught.”

Neighbourhood Inspector Paul Young said: “We’re aware of a number of incidents and are carrying out inquiries into these.

“We take all reports of antisocial behaviour seriously and would always encourage anyone who feels they are a victim to come forward and report this to us.

“We work very closely with our partner agencies, such as the local authority, to ensure appropriate measures are in place where there are real safeguarding concerns.

“Nobody should have to put up with antisocial behaviour, it can have a real impact on the quality of life for people and we work tirelessly to take action those responsible and ensure our communities are even safer.”

A spokesman for South Tyneside Homes added: “We take complaints about antisocial behaviour very seriously and have made it clear that we do not expect residents to tolerate this kind of behaviour.

“We are in the process of investigating Ms Steadman’s complaint and, although the case is in the early stages, we are working with our partners to resolve the issues and will keep Ms Steadman updated of progress.”