A YOUNG family say they are being terrorised in their own home by a mystery attacker.
Husband and wife Daniel and Stephanie Blake, of Health Street, Shotton, describe their lives as a living hell and said they are terrified for the safety of their daughters - two-year-old Molly and seven-month-old Evie.
The family said they have been the subject of a series of attacks, including an incident on Wednesday night, when Mr Blake said he was assaulted by a man wearing a mask from the horror film Scream as he returned from work.
He said: “A friend dropped me off at the top of the road and I walked towards my home at about 10pm.
“All of a sudden I was jumped from behind. I had my head smashed against a brick wall twice and punched. Then the man ran off.”
Mr Blake said he sustained bruising to his head, a swollen cheek and suffers from a pounding headache as a result of the beating.
An ambulance was called and he was taken to hospital.
A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at 10.12pm on Wednesday to reports of a man who had been assaulted in Shotton.
“We sent an emergency ambulance and a man in his 20s with a head injury was taken to the Countess of Chester Hospital.”
The Scream mask attack is the latest in a string of attacks the family say they have suffered during the nights in the last two weeks.
On October 22 Mr Blake, 28, a production operative in Sandycroft, said a brick was thrown against the family’s back door. Then the following day their kitchen window was broken in three places.
On October 24 another brick was thrown at the family’s front window, breaking the first layer of glazing and on Monday the family awoke to find ladders usually kept in a shed had been propped up against daughter Molly’s bedroom window during the night.
Mrs Blake, 27, said: “At the moment when I wake up in the morning I am shaking with fear because of these attacks.
“If I hear any little noise I immediately worry about what is going on.
“I am terrified about what will happen next, I am so worried for my family’s safety.”
North Wales Police spokesman Michael McGivern said a number of incidents had been reported at the property and the matter was being looked into.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact officers by telephoning 101,” Mr McGivern added.