Police today visited a street plagued by drug dealers and users after a woman spoke out on the ordeal of living there.

Last month, a woman told of the horror of living on a street in Reading where drug dealers and users “leave needles lying around” and “defecate outside her door”.

The mother-of-two told police chiefs about her family’s life on Zinzan Street, off Oxford Road, at Reading Borough Council’s (RBC) Policy committee on September 26.

TVP announced this morning they would be patrolling the street and speaking to neighbours from 10am this morning with colleagues from the RBC’s anti-social behaviour team.

TVP Reading tweeted: “We will be visiting local residents along the street, please feel free to say hi if you see us!”

Thames Valley Police’s (TVP) Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) Anthony Stansfield attended last month's meeting alongside Chief Constable John Campbell and head of Reading police Superintendent Bhupinder Rai.

PCC Anthony Stansfield told the mother-of-two at the meeting: “This is unacceptable and I will see that it is sorted out.”

The mother told police chiefs last month: “On my daughter’s first day at school in Reading, she had to walk past a guy passed out on the floor with a needle sticking out of his arm, with blood and vomit everywhere.

“Situations like these are now a constant in her life. She now says she is streetwise. Is this something my ten year-old daughter should have to say?

“We’ve had to move our children to the back room which is the smallest in the flat and they have to share just to be not woken every night.”