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Britain is reduced to vigilantism. Men take to the streets with machetes to protect women

Clad in balaclavas with one waving a machete, these are the self-styled vigilantes patrolling the streets of their Surrey 'stockbroker belt' village to make locals feel 'safer'.

Police hunted down the leader of the mob - calling themselves the 'Merstham Justice Squad' - after the photo appeared in a local paper causing him alarm.

In the menacing picture the gang of men, aged 18 to 30, looked more Northern London gangster than Neighbourhood Watch.

The formation of the mob follows two incidents in which young women were chased in Merstham and Redhill on December 30.

A a 19-year-old girl was also raped in Redhill last May. No-one has been arrested in connection to the attacks

The group also claims to be offering reward money for information about the incidents from members of the community.

A spokesman, who refused to be identified, said: 'It's time for the community to

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Added: Jan-30-2009 Occurred On: Jan-30-2009
By: Panda07
Tags: UK, broken britain, vigilantism, machete
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