Oscar winner Julia Roberts is fleeing her luxury Los Angeles home after street gangs sparked a wave of killings and crime in her neighbourhood.

The PRETTY WOMAN star lives in a luxurious $1.3 million (GBP750,000) seaside apartment with her husband DANNY MODER and their eight-month old twins PHINNAEUS and HAZEL.

But she's been living in fear following four gang-related killings, robberies and drug busts, so has decided to sell up, reports British newspaper the Daily Star.

One neighbour says, "I don't blame her. This place has become a battleground. It's no place to bring up kids."

Roberts is reportedly moving into a mansion in Malibu, California - she also owns a ranch in Mexico and a penthouse in Manhattan, New York.

17/07/2005 02:34