Wendy stands up to gang thugs
WENDY Gillespie has only lived in Toormina for two months, but already she's 'disgusted by the gangland culture' she's been subjected to.
Ms Gillespie bought a property in Anderson Street, Toormina, about two months ago and says she can't believe the bullying and constant vandalism to her property.
“I moved to Toormina two months ago to complete postgraduate studies at Southern Cross University, and I was looking forward to studying and keeping to myself,” Ms Gillespie said.
“But I never realised what I had just moved into.”
Ms Gillespie said she's living a nightmare, and has been constantly bullied by 'thugs' and her property has been vandalised on a number of occasions.
She said a group of 'cowards' have repeatedly tried to intimidate her using their motorcycles, and in the latest move have covered her newly erected fence with grafitti and obscenities - including the phrase 'our terf' (which she believes is meant to say 'turf').
“I've lived in a lot of places, and this is the most disgusting display of gangland-like culture I've ever seen,” Ms Gillespie said.
“They're cowards, picking on people they think will just lay down - I'm here on my own. It's nothing more than modern-day thuggery.
“I'm making a stand.”
And so she's starting up Citizens Against Cowards in a bid to get the problem sorted.
“I've had the police out here three times, and they've been doing a wonderful job, very good and very helpful. But without a lot of evidence, there's not much they can do,” Ms Gillespie said.
“If more people stood up en masse, it would stop. There are a lot of elderly people around here who just lay low because they're scared. What people need to do is start taking a stand and take some footage of these cowards.
“Grab your video camera - you don't have to be outside, you can film from a window and no one will ever know. But that way, the police can nab them.
“People need to know that this kind of gang behaviour is unacceptable.”