EIGHTY-year-OLD Joan Naylor always makes sure her doors are locked and almost never ventures out at night.

Mrs Naylor complains that, despite putting up with trouble from local youths, she has never seen a police officer patrolling the street.

A widow, living on the outskirts of Middlesbrough, she said: "I have no confidence to go out on my own at night like I used to. Once I'm in, my doors are locked and the chain is on and that's it.

"There are big gangs of teenagers around here and I've had them climbing on my roof and giving me a load of cheek.

"The police came once when a neighbour called them, but you never see them walking about. They don't seem to want to know.

"I am frightened of being mugged or robbed when I go out and would feel safer if there were more police around or some of these neighbourhood wardens.