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Driven out of my own home.

Byline: Naomi Paylor

A Campaign of terror on a Stockton street has forced a fourth family to flee their home.

Kelly Haworth and her fiancA Schav Raheim have sought refuge with friends after facing numerous attacks and a devastating burglary at their Dundas Street home.

The couple, who are due to be married on January 8, were left distraught after thieves stole Christmas presents, their wedding bands and Schav's suit for their big day.

Miss Haworth's nine-year-old son Stuart fell ill after the incident and is now staying with his grandmother in Sunderland.

Miss Haworth, 28, says they are all now too afraid to return home.

"We don't know what to do," she said.

"For the past few weeks they have been throwing eggs at our windows, but last Wednesday they threw a brick through my boyfriend's car window and our front room window.

"We rang the police and were advised to go and stay somewhere else for our own safety.

"When we went back the next night, everything had gone. We daren't go back now. They have threatened Stuart and he has fallen ill over it all."

Miss Haworth said the stolen presents included a games console, clothes and a DVD player.

Other families on the street have faced arson attacks, burglary and vandalism at the hands of the 40-strong gang.

Earlier this year, Tony and Margaret Wright left the street following threats that their house would be torched. Their daughter Gail is living in a hostel after later fleeing the road.

And last year, threats of arson also forced Paul and Maureen Foster to move out.

A spokesman for Stockton Council confirmed that the council was aware of the issues in Dundas Street, but said they had only received complaints about noise outside Miss Haworth's home.

"Community wardens are still patrolling the area and we had a mobile CCTV in place for nine weeks at one point, but got nothing from it," he said.

"We have also leaflet-dropped in each household to give contact details for our anti-social behaviour team who will visit homes."

A spokeswoman for Cleveland Police confirmed that they were investigating all the alleged incidents at Miss Haworth's home.

* Witnesses are urged to call PC Barri Malik on 01642 302226.
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Dec 28, 2004
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