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Thugs smashed windows and shouted: We run Southend
11:10am Wednesday 28th August 2013 in Echo News
THUGS smashed the windows of a flat in Westcliff and tried to break down a door.
The incident happened at about 12.30pm yesterday, in Burdett Avenue, near the back of the St Alban the Martyr Church.
One man, who didn’t want to be named, said: “It looked like there was a guy trying to smash the door down with a wrench or something.”
Another, aged 22, said: “There was a lot of shouting and screaming. It sounded like threats were being made.”
Another passer-by said she saw two men, in their thirties, and a teenage girl at the scene.
A 29-year-old man who lives in the flat that was targeted, said: “I was sitting in my lounge relaxing when people started throwing bricks, smashing glass with their fists and shouting ‘We run Southend’. It was very scary.
“They must have thought I was a drug dealer.I don’t have anything to do with that kind of thing, but in the yard near the flat there are always people dealing drugs.”
A police spokeswoman said: “Officers attended and will be seeking to take a statement.
Anyone with information should call police at Southend on 101.”
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