Woman whose home is under attack is now too terrified to come down the stairs

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A woman says she was terrified of living in her own home, which has been the target of threatening messages and smashed windows on several occasions.

The woman, who rents a three-bedroom house and lives with her nephew and her dog, says the property, in Hull, has been subject to anti-social behavior and criminal damage since February. She saw threatening messages written on the front door, knocking on the house late at night, and several smashed windows.

Therefore, she says she only ventures down to feed her fish. The woman has asked for help from the council to move out and is ready to move into temporary accommodation, as long as she can take her dog with her.

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She told HullLive: “It’s pretty scary, to be fair. I kind of went upstairs with my dog ​​and put everything downstairs. I shouldn’t have to live like this. I come downstairs to feed my fish and that’s it.”

Threatening messages written in pen on the door included “Windos getting screwed! Knock you clean out” and “Dead Man Walking. Watch your back wait until I get you”. The door was also knocked at unsociable times of the night.



A living room window was damaged in the first series of incidents directed at the property. Things seemed to have calmed down until April 30, when the kitchen window was smashed mid-afternoon, with a door lock also damaged. The window was boarded up after the bank holiday weekend.

Several incidents have been registered with the police. Shortly after the first threatening messages appeared in late February, the woman says she started looking for another house to move to with her adult nephew and her dog. Having initially had no luck finding a private rental, she sought the assistance of Hull City Council.

Following the smashed kitchen window, she had been offered temporary accommodation on May 3 by the council, but turned it down due to concerns about her Staffie pet Zara and where the business qu ‘she could not store with it would be stored. “They wanted to put me in a hotel where I can’t take the dog with me. My dog ​​is my life, she’s just kind of like having a kid.”

She cautiously lets Zara out into the garden but says she doesn’t lose sight of her. The woman says she is ready to move into temporary accommodation, provided she can take her dog with her and is reassured about the belongings she cannot store safely.



The woman says her dog Zara, pictured, is like a child to her

While she currently lives in a three-bedroom house, she is looking for a “two-bedroom house, with a garden for the dog, and ideally with a balcony”. A spokeswoman for Hull City Council confirmed that the council had sought to help the woman move and said: “Following threats made against her, we have offered assistance and advice on the type of housing that was available to him and about the bidding process for communal properties.

“When she bids for social housing, due to the limited number of homes available, we encourage her to bid on properties that suit her household composition and also to consider applying to rent from a housing association. housing or a private owner, which would increase his chances of success.”

A spokeswoman for Humberside Police confirmed a window was smashed between 2pm and 6.30pm on Saturday April 30: ‘We are investigating this incident and a number of previous reports of criminal damage and anti-social behavior in this area to identify those responsible and bring them to justice for their actions.

“Anyone with information about this incident should call our non-emergency 101 number quoting reference 16/50787/22.”

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