Lucky escape for two-year-old after yobs throw stones at window

Reporter:

Hayley Collins

A TWO-YEAR-OLD girl has narrowly escaped serious injury after yobs hurled a stone at a house window in Flintshire.

Mum Sarah Jackson said her daughter Ella was playing in front of the living room window at their home on First Avenue, Flint, on Monday evening when a large stone was thrown causing the glass to shatter.

Fortunately the pane remained intact, but the little girl was left shaken.

Sarah, 26, said: “Ella was playing on the table under the window where she always plays. If the stone had come through she could have been dead, she could have either been hit by the brick or the glass.

“I just feel sick. Luckily the stone didn’t come through, but if it had it would have been game over.”

Sarah and her partner Christian Jones, 26, first heard a stone being thrown at the window at about 5.30pm. A second one was then hurled at around 6pm, which caused the glass to shatter.

Sarah, who works at the Halifax in Chester, added: “We ran outside, but we couldn’t see anyone.

“We do think that it was kids because a lady we spoke to said she had seen two lads running away laughing. I was just so angry and upset.”

The couple now have to fork out £100 to cover the excess payment on their insurance, but it could take up to two weeks to replace the window.

Sarah added: “I know it’s going to cost us, but that’s nothing compared to the life of my daughter.”

Police are now conducting house-to-house inquiries and are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

PC Jason Gunn said: “This incident could have been much worse as the occupants’ two-year-old daughter was playing by the window at the time.

“Thankfully she was uninjured and we are now appealing to anyone who may have seen suspicious behaviour in the vicinity of First Avenue to contact us immediately.”

If you have any information call PC Jason Gunn at Flint Police Station on 101.

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