A YOUNG mum says she feels trapped in her home because of drug users and anti-social behaviour in neighbouring flats.

Caitlin Briki, 20, told the Post she had found used needles on the stairs and landing at the block of flats in Mountblow where she lives with her five-year-old daughter.

West Dunbartonshire Council says its cleaning teams have not found any drug paraphernalia at the Perth Crescent block – but the authority also says it is supporting Caitlin in her desire to move.

Caitlin claims drug users have knocked on the door of her flat “at all hours of the morning” on several occasions – and says she is scared of neighbours in her block of flats who she reports invite the drug users to their home to inject heroin.

“I am at my wits’ end,” she said.

“I’ve tried so hard to get help from the housing but they haven’t informed me of when I will be moved.

“In November, they said they would move me as my wee girl is scared too. She can see the used needles in the stairwell and she knows it’s bad.

“I haven’t approached my neighbours because I’m home alone with my daughter and I don’t want them to do anything bad to me.

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“They play music at all hours and other junkies come round late at night and in the early hours, knocking my door.”

She claims she has called and texted the council, which owns the flats, but says she rarely gets a response.

Caitlin says her own mum, Joanne, has also contacted WDC to raise her concerns as she feels her daughter and grandchild are being left in a poor quality environment which is unsafe and unacceptable for a young child to live in.

WDC acknowledged Caitlin’s case, but say their caretakers have yet to come across drug paraphernalia.

A spokesperson for the council said: “We are aware of this tenant’s wish to move and will continue to support her in line with our allocations policy.

“Our caretaking teams clean the communal areas of these properties regularly and have not reported finding any drug paraphernalia at this location.

“We would encourage any resident who witnesses criminal activity to contact Police Scotland on 101 as well as reporting it to their housing officer.”