PEOPLE are being forced to "live in fear" following another serious incident in the crime-hit Rock Hill estate, this time ending with a man arrested on suspicion of threats to kill.

The claim, from ward member Cllr Michael Thompson, comes after yet another serious incident to blight the troubled estate.

On Wednesday, September 6, police were called to the area following reports of a man wielding a hammer was seen smashing a door down on a property on Breakback Road.

Police confirmed they were called at around 10.20pm to reports of a theft.

A spokesman said: "Officers attended the scene; two men were arrested in connection with the incident.

"A 21-year-old man from Bromsgrove was arrested on suspicion of theft, assault, affray and threats to kill. He remains in police custody.

"A 43-year-old man also from Bromsgrove was arrested on suspicion of theft and remains in police custody."

The worrying incident is just one of many to hit the troubled area which has seen a rise in drug-dealing, prostitution, fly-tipping, and regular police raids.

Recently there was an attempted arson on the same road.

The Advertiser featured resident's desperate pleas for better camera coverage on its front page last month, with Bromsgrove District Council insisting it was 'not the right solution' for the area.

As a result, Cllr Thompson called on the council's task and finish group to review its coverage, and the process in which CCTV is installed.

Speaking after this latest incident, Cllr Thompson, said: "This is the kind of incident that is happening regularly and it is very wrong that people have to live in fear of this every day - whilst the council think it is OK to protect country villages with CCTV with nothing on this estate.

"The Tories answer to helping me with this criminal and anti-social behaviour was to cut a hedge by a foot."