Family home petrol bombed minutes after mum finds note on her car

A family has said they are living in fear after their car was torched with a petrol bomb and a brick smashed through their window. Amy Youds, 34, said her children are afraid to be in the house and she said she finds herself worrying about every car that passes […]

A family has said they are living in fear after their car was torched with a petrol bomb and a brick smashed through their window.

Amy Youds, 34, said her children are afraid to be in the house and she said she finds herself worrying about every car that passes in case they are targeted again.

She said she believes their house is being “wrongly targeted by criminals”.

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At around 9.25pm on December 15 the mum-of-three said she had gone to take the bins out at her home on Twickenham Drive, Leasowe, Wirral, when she noticed the smell of petrol.

She said: “I looked over at the car and saw a note on the window screen – it was an old shopping list – I went back in and minutes later the neighbours were banging at the door to tell us our car was on fire on our driveway.”



Amy Youds, 34, said her children are afraid to be in the house
Amy Youds, 34, said her children are afraid to be in the house

The mum said she at first believe the incident was “just kids”.

However she claims CCTV footage shows “two lads running away from the house” and just over a week later a brick was hurled through their window.

The mum told the ECHO she now believes the attack is targeted and believes the shopping list had been used to try and ignite the bomb.

Merseyside Police has been been approached for comment.

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Amy’s partner Jason Hayden, 35, said he thinks the car will be written off, he said: “I am waiting to hear back from the insurance company but I am 80-90{92b8314a80b58944ba0df9bff999fd6692ae6ba618bc5950ca8fb5ab90484bed} it will be written off, you only have to look at it.”



Amy Youds' car after it was petrol bombed on her driveway in Leasowe on December 15
Amy Youds’ car after it was petrol bombed on her driveway in Leasowe on December 15

Amy said: “A friend came over to watch the Liverpool match on December 28 and at about 8.50pm someone threw a brick through the living room window.



Amy Youds, 34, said her children are afraid to be in the house
Amy Youds, 34, said her children are afraid to be in the house

“Jason and our friend jumped up and saw a lad running off down the road to a waiting car.

“Me and the kids had been playing in the front room the night before – if it had been that evening, it would have hit my son in the head.”



CCTV image of a male throwing a brick through the window of Amy Youds' front room in Leasowe
CCTV image of a male throwing a brick through the window of Amy Youds’ front room in Leasowe

Amy said she has no idea why they could be being targeted, she said: “We have lived in Leasowe all our lives and we have lived in this house for two years.

“I have no idea why anyone would do this to us.

“Whoever they think lives here, they don’t.”

Jason added: “I am not ashamed to say this has scared me but I want this to be sorted and end more so for Amy and the kids.”

The family as reported the incident to Merseyside Police.

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