A pensioner in West Bromwich has been targeted by arsonists who set two bins outside her home ablaze.
Police were called to Marian Hatfield’s home in Navigation Lane after a neighbour raised the alarm and called the emergency services.
The 79-year-old former dinner lady awoke earlier this week to find a melted pile of plastic on her driveway, where her bins once stood. She is now demanding action be taken to stamp out anti-social behaviour in her area.
She said: “I have been having a lot of problems around here since I moved in. It’s a lovely area to live in but no-one seems to appreciate it.”
In the past she claims that she has been subjected to people shouting things at her outside her home and in the street.
She said: “I just want to set things straight and get on with my life, why should I have to live like this?”
Borough neighbourhoods chief, Councillor Mahboob Hussain, has vowed to look into the problem. He said: “I am sorry to hear about the problems she has been having. People setting fire to a bin could lead to a more serious fire so we will be investigating and I will be asking local neighbourhood police to look into this matter.”
Police were called to the incident at 4.15am on Tuesday morning.