Crime in Welwyn Garden City 'Nearly as bad as South Africa'

A MUM has voiced her concerns that crime in WGC could reach the levels seen in her native South Africa. Anite Botes left her home, just outside Johannesburg, to escape the daily threat of crime. But now, the mum-of-one is concerned her neighbourhood is

A MUM has voiced her concerns that crime in WGC could reach the levels seen in her native South Africa.

Anite Botes left her home, just outside Johannesburg, to escape the daily threat of crime.

But now, the mum-of-one is concerned her neighbourhood is becoming a crime hotspot in its own right.

Miss Botes, 33, spoke out after a spate of burglaries and vandalism near her Douglas Close home.

"I just don't feel very safe here," she said. "I don't feel as unsafe as in South Africa but I kind of feel it may be heading that way.

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