THIS is the terrifying second masked yobs smashed up a mum’s automobile with baseball bats and threatened to kill her household.
Claire MacDonald mentioned she is “dwelling in terror” after the trio of thugs focused her house in a brutal midnight assault in Beith, Ayrshire.
Stunning CCTV footage caught the chilling ordeal on digicam, because the armed culprits approached her St Inans Drive property round 12.15am on Saturday.
Claire, 41, and her two sleeping youngsters had been inside on the time.
The courageous mum feared the thugs would attempt to get inside the home, so rushed outdoors to confront them.
She informed the Scottish Solar On-line: “They smashed my automobile to smithereens.
“My two youngsters had been upstairs asleep in mattress they usually attacked the entrance door, hitting it with a bat and hit my entrance window.
“I used to be scared they had been going to return into the home when my youngsters had been of their mattress, so I went outdoors and began screaming to try to, not scare them off, however divert them.
“The boys stored saying they’d kill us and that my husband was a useless man.
“I screamed and screamed and finally they went away. Cops took 25 minutes to attend.”
Cops confirmed they’ve launched a probe into the incident.
However mum-of-two Claire mentioned the horrific occasions have left her feeling like she is “dwelling in a horror film” and has mentioned her two youngsters, aged 9 and ten, are too afraid to be in the home.
The household fled to Claire’s sister’s home for a “protected sleep” however have since returned to their very own house.
She added: “My youngsters are terrified and I really feel like a nasty mom as a result of I am unable to shield them.
“I really feel like I am dwelling another person’s life. Like I am in a horror film and studying out the script.
It’s the newest ambush in a collection of assaults confronted by the household, who moved to Beith eight years in the past.
Claire informed the Scottish Solar: “I am traumatised – I have been dwelling in terror for years.
“I really feel utterly victimised and abused by folks within the space.
“You arise for your self they usually simply push, push, push and it has been occurring for 3 years now.
“I am sick of getting no assist from anybody.”
She added: “Final Saturday the identical group of males threw acid throughout my husband’s automobile and it was within the storage for per week getting mounted. It wanted a full re-spray.
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“Nothing has been acted on and we have had no police comply with up.
“I am hoping if I come ahead and inform my story it’d encourage witnesses to return ahead anonymously or one thing to assist me get justice for my household earlier than one thing else occurs.
“I am nonetheless in a state of shock.”
A spokesperson for Police Scotland mentioned: “Police had been referred to as round 12.15am on Sunday, 14 November, 2021 following the report of a automobile being vandalised on St Inans Drive, Beith.
“Officers attended the scene and enquiries are presently ongoing to hint these accountable.”
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