RESIDENTS have taken the long-standing battle against drug use in their area into their own hands.

Signs warning drug users have been graffitied on walls and the tarmac along Cambridge Street in Reading.

Messages including 'take your needles away' and 'not a mens urinal' can be seen tagged along the road.

It comes after years of frustration from residents, who often find paraphernalia scattered around the area.

Councillor Sarah Hacker, member for Battle Ward, said she wants residents to voice their concerns.

She said: "Drug use has always been a problem in that area.

"Thames Valley Police have worked hard on trying to get rid of it.

"I haven't been contacted by anyone about it but it's a concern because residents feel there is a problem and they are not getting the support."

Cllr Hacker added she was more than willing to work with TVP in order to crack down on the issue.

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