"Our lives are being made hell by mystery knock-a-door-run prankster who has been tormenting us for 15 YEARS"
Pensioners living in a sheltered housing complex say their lives have been made hell by a knock-a-door-run prankster who has been tormenting them for 15 YEARS. People living in Chelmsford Court in Worcester suffer nightly knocking up to four times a week. The mystery nuisance has been banging on the same residents' windows and doors for the last 15 years - but has yet to be caught. Residents are now fighting back and are in talks with sheltered housing bosses about installing CCTV cameras to catch the pesky knocker red handed. Retired postman Bryn Roberts, 75, started being targeted soon after moving into the complex in 2008. He said: "We don't know who it is, but it must be someone who is active in the winter. “I have been struggling to sleep for the past few weeks due to a hernia which hasn’t been made any easier having some twit bang on my windows. "It is a little disheartening because it happens at around 3.15am and you're not up at that time in the morning to check quickly enough. "Due to my hernia, I can only sleep on one side and it's difficult for me to get up." Another resident, who did not want to be named, said: “If it was a silly kid I could understand it but they must be an adult now. “We think it must be the same person because they bang on the same windows and doors and walls every time. “I tried staying up to catch them in the act but whoever it is comes at different times and on different nights so it’s very hard to predict. “I just wish we could catch the little bugger at it and teach him a thing or two about respect.” Councillor Patricia Agar, who represents the area, said: "This has been a long-standing problem, people are being victimised and someone is knocking on their doors and walls and then running away. "They're obviously very nimble because they are able to get away very quickly. "The residents don't know who it is and they're frightened and scared. "Residents go to Chelmsford Court because it is a sheltered and safe place. "It's sheltered accommodation that is being invaded all the time. "There are about four residents who are experiencing it." West Mercia Police have also vowed to investigate the prankster. A police spokesperson, said: "Once we have spoken to the rest of the team and established the facts we will be in a position to provide further comment.” A spokesperson from Platform Housing, which runs Chelmsford Court, said: "We're sorry to hear this is currently an issue for our residents. "This has been raised previously and our on-site team have explored various ways possible to help in both identifying the perpetrator and reassuring the residents. "Our residents' safety is of paramount importance and we will revisit this issue with them."