A SECURITY guard from Buckskin speaks out about his “year of hell” after a gang allegedly trespassed and terrorised his home.

Robin Hutchins, 53, from Mourne Close, has a kidney disease and infection and recently left hospital after experiencing coronavirus symptoms.

The 53-year-old claims in the last year his bike was stolen, doorstep vandalised with shower gel where he slipped and smacked his head, post stolen from his letter box, and has smelled weed in the private communal area.

The security guard also alleges that the gang poured shower gel over his bike, doormat and stairs.

Basingstoke Gazette: CCTV footage shows youths entering the property by the back gateCCTV footage shows youths entering the property by the back gate

He claimed: “I have had a year from hell. I am vulnerable. My phone line got cut last year and I was rushed to hospital with a high blood pressure which was through the roof. I need the phone line in operation because doctors and nurses call me. It is my lifeline.

“On the first week of January, I went to collect the post and noticed my bike was missing. The gang enter the property through the back gate and accessed the communal area. I am worried they are spreading coronavirus by wiping their hands on the bannister.

“I am paranoid of catching it. They are known to the police and carry knives. I am worried about leaving my home and scared they will break in. They are seen on CCTV entering by the back gate into the premises.”

Basingstoke Gazette: A youth was captured on CCTV entering the communal area in Mourne CloseA youth was captured on CCTV entering the communal area in Mourne Close

MP Maria Miller wrote a letter to Robin, which read: “Thank you for contacting me regarding anti-social behaviour and trespassing on your property. I was concerned to hear of the difficulties you have experienced.

“I have written on your behalf to the Divisional Director of Sovereign Housing and to the District Commander of Basingstoke Police in order to forward your concerns and to request their urgent advice and assistance with this matter.”

A spokesperson from Hampshire Constabulary said: “The Basingstoke neighbourhood team, along with our housing and council partners, are currently dealing with some community issues in the Buckskin area which involve some local youths.

“We are working closely with the residents and persons involved, dealing with the matters through appropriate agencies and partners.

“There are some criminal offences that have been reported, as well as antisocial behaviour.

“Both the police and council have stepped up patrols in and around this area in response.

“If you feel you are affected and have not yet been spoken to by one of the team please call 101 quoting reference 44200034190.”