A YOUTH has been filmed ripping a wing mirror off a car and flinging it across the road.

Resident John Lloyd was furious after the youth tore off his Renault Espace's left wing mirror at around 10.40pm on Friday, October 6.

It was the latest incident to take place in Holly Mount, Worcester, which has been plagued by anti-social behaviour since July.

Police have received reports of youngsters jumping on cars and throwing stones at windows in recent months.

Mr Lloyd, aged 61, who lives in the street, said: "We got a phone call from a neighbour 15 minutes after it happened and he said 'I've just seen some kids, I think they have damaged your car'.

"We got up and came down here and looked at the CCTV. By now 20 minutes had passed by.

"I got a torch and went down the alleyway, I thought they are not going to carry it that far and I found it in the hedge. I saw the light reflect on it."

Mr Lloyd said there are two groups causing problems locally, one formed of older teenagers and the other made up of young children.

He added that the older group was the one involved in the incident on Friday.

Residents previously said they were scared to go outside because of the two gangs.

Mr Lloyd said: "There's no respect for property. They do what they please.

"I've had the car for one year. I don't know why they did it.

"Why do they [criminals] smash bus shelters and graffiti walls? They seem to get a kick out of damaging things.

"We have had damage before but it was done when the CCTV wasn't working."

The resident said he had to spend £60 on ordering a new wing mirror.

He also praised the police crackdown on anti-social behaviour in the area and said officers were due to visit him to collect the wing mirror for fingerprints.

West Mercia Police said they are working with the council to install a CCTV camera in the road.

Anyone with information about the criminal damage can call 101 quoting incident number 0829S of October 6.

There have not been any arrests so far.