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Mum, too scared to sleep

Tracey Jones at her flat in Ovenden where a stone was thrown through her window.

Tracey Jones at her flat in Ovenden where a stone was thrown through her window.

A disabled mother feels frightened in her own home after a boulder was hurled through her front window as she slept.

Tracey Jones, 45, of Moorside Gardens, Ovenden, Halifax, was abruptly awoken to the sound of smashed glass.

The arthritic single mother who usually sleeps on the sofa in the room in which the boulder was thrown said she fears for her safety and now sleeps in the windowless hallway.

“I’m frightened that it’s going to happen again. If I’d have slept on the sofa that night then it could have been much worse.”

Miss Jones said her 13-year-old daughter Alys is so scared of a repeat attack she’s been sleeping in the bathroom.

She said: “It was such a mess - there was glass everywhere. The boulder has ruined my voile nets and muddied the fabric curtains I had especially made.”

Tracey’s mother helped her daughter, who uses a walking stick, to clean up the glass.

After the damage was done, Tracey and Alys returned home later that evening to find the temporary board, fitted by property company Places for People, had been tampered with.

Mother and daughter were re-housed to the first floor flat as their former Abbey Park, Illingworth, home is planned for demolishment.

Now, Tracey is applying to local housing agencies to be re-housed in a different area.

Calderdale police are now investigating the matter.

 

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