Swing traffic barriers have been erected in Walsall to curb instances of anti-social behaviour residents say has been blighting their lives.

Barriers have gone up at the entrance to land which connects homes in Leighs Road, Bridge Road and Yew Tree Road in the Shelfield areas of the city, the Walsall Advertiser reports.

People living in the area have experienced nuisance behaviour for months, including cars being set on fire.

It is now hoped the barriers, for which the residents will have a key to open and close, will stop any more instances.

Councillor Ron Carpenter, chair of the Brownhills, Pelsall, Rushall and Shelfield Area Partnership, told the newspaper: "We're confident that the new swing bollard will prevent similar incidents occurring again and enhance the security of homes in the area."

Recently, Benfleet residents called for parking barriers to be installed at a car park to stop motorists going in to drive dangerously and perform stunts.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800455349-ADNFCR