A RAMPAGE in the streets of Worcester saw a gang of youths kicking cars, smashing wing mirrors and fighting.

The melee, caught on CCTV, took place at about 11pm on Saturday, May 5 and saw residents in Nelson Road, leave their homes to try and end the chaos.

It is also believed youths tried to break in to St Johns Fish Bar in Lambert Road, Worcester, but staff said they were unaware of any unauthorised attempt to access the shop.

An eyewitness, who lives in Nelson Road and asked to remain anonymous, said the youths were aged between 14 and 16 and were both boys and girls.

He said: “They damaged about four, five or six cars in this road alone, and about the same number in Lambert Road.”

The eyewitness said that after damaging property on Nelson Road, the yobs left the area but returned 30 minutes later where they were caught fighting each other.

He said: “That is when my wife called the police – girls were involved and one had been kicked in the head.

“I suppose it took the police about 10 to 20 minutes to arrive. We tried to keep them there in the road.

“They tried to break into the chip shop. It was a nightmare. We said we would call the police – I think they thought it was a bluff. As soon as they heard the siren coming from Bromyard Road they made off towards Comer Road.

He described two teenage boys, aged between 15 and 16 as the ring leaders.

He said: “They disappeared down the alleyway. They were about 15 or 16 years old – they must have been drinking. They just went down the street damaging people’s cars.

“The street is between two pubs so we always get drunk people coming up and down it.

“It is a big problem here we are the main cut through from this side of Worcester to the town.”

The damage to the vehicles included dents and scratches.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said: "West Mercia Police can confirm that we received a report of antisocial behaviour on Nelson Road in Worcester on Saturday, May 5 just before 11pm."

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact the St Johns and Bedwardine Safer Neighbourhood Team via 101.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.