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 vigilantes - calling themselves the 'Merstham Justice Squad' - after the photo appeared in a local paper causing him alarm.
The formation of the merstham vigilantes 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 stand up for itself and do something.
'This area [Merstham] has really gone downhill in the last year and we feel we need to sort out the problems ourselves.'
He added: 'We want to do right and not wrong. We are happy to work with the police to help catch whoever is chasing women.'
The vigilantes said they would interrogate any suspects they 'caught in the act' in kangaroo courts and hand down their own punishment if they found them guilty.
One member said: 'It's the older guys who will make up the panel who judge anyone we catch.
They are sensible, law-abiding people and they will be fair."
But Surrey's Divisional Commander Chief Superintendent Adrian Harper was so concerned he had the leader tracked down and called him in for a face-to-face meeting.
He said: 'It is my responsibility, and that of my many officers, to ensure those who live in East Surrey are safe and feel safe and I cannot emphasise enough how irresponsible it is for people to take the law into their own hands.
'I will deal robustly with anyone who does resort to vigilantism and targets who they believe may be responsible for these incidents.
'Often 'justice' groups target the wrong person and an innocent member of the community is seriously injured, something which is neither just nor fair.'
But of course neither is it "just or fair" when decent people have to resort to vigilantism because of New Labour's "protect-a-thug" mentality!
Nor is it "just or fair" that many police forces prefer chasing those who stand up to the thugs rather than dealing with the thugs properly!
Until we get REAL justice for REAL crimes and end the criminalisation of ordinary people, actions like this will simply increase !
And when Chief Superintendent Adrian Harper says : "It is my responsibility, and that of my many officers, to ensure those who live in East Surrey are safe and feel safe" perhaps he should ask himself "why are we failing so badly" and why do people feel so unsafe that they have to form a vigilante group to protect themselves?
And when he says "how irresponsible it is for people to take the law into their own hands," perhaps he should ask himself "What Law"?
A law which prosecutes decent people for protecting themselves?
People like Stephan Toth who was convicted of "assault" after protecting his sick wife from a yob shouting abuse at her - And was told by the magistrate thet next time such an incident occurred he should simply "walk away"!
Or retired police officer Paul Lawson, who was arrested and thrown in a cell after being attacked by thugs!
Or Steve Kink, registered disabled, who was charged with assault after he caught a thug breaking into a mobile phone shop late at night!
Or thousands of others every year who suffer from the same "protect-a-thug" mentality!
Is that what Chief Superintendent Adrian Harper calls "the law"?
Because if it is then OUR answer is WE DON'T WANT SUCH AN EVIL LAW!
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