Yobs threw bricks into room where my new baby slept

Manchester Evening News - - NEWS - By ALEXAN­DRA RUCKI

A DAD has de­scribed the hor­ri­fy­ing mo­ment thugs hurled bricks into his liv­ing room, where his new­born baby was sleep­ing.

The men smashed in the front win­dow of the fam­ily home, on Bed­ford Walk, in Den­ton, on Fri­day night.

A shower of bricks were thrown through the gap and landed just inches away from where the eight-week-old baby was sleep­ing.

The dad, who wishes to re­main anony­mous, said a brick grazed the back of his head.

He was also in­jured by bricks hit­ting him on the shin and the back of his thigh.

Luck­ily, the front door was pro­tect­ing where the baby boy was sleep­ing in his Moses bas­ket.

How­ever, bricks landed next to the chang­ing mat where the baby had his nappy changed just min­utes be­fore the in­ci­dent took place.

The dad said he could see two men at the win­dow.

One had his face cov­ered by a mask or a hoodie, but the other had his face un­cov­ered.

He chased af­ter them into the front gar­den, but was limp­ing due to his in­jured leg.

The dad said he could see a third man up ahead, who he also be­lieves was in­volved in the in­ci­dent. An­other nineyear-old boy was sleep­ing up­stairs, as well as the baby boy’s mother. Po­lice and the am­bu­lance

Vic­tim of brick at­tack ser­vice were called to the address.

No­body suf­fered any se­ri­ous in­juries and no ar­rests have been made.

The 32-year-old dad told the M.E.N: “My girl­friend had just gone up the stairs. My nine-yearold son was in his bed­room.

“The baby was on the floor with me in the liv­ing room in his Moses bas­ket.

“I heard a bang at the win­dow. Two bricks came through the front win­dow. I screamed ‘my baby, my baby.’ I looked up and I could see two men at the win­dow.

“I was try­ing to get to my baby to pro­tect him, but the bricks were stop­ping me from go­ing for­ward.

“I turned away. One hit my head and grazed it an­other hit my shin, one hit the back of my thigh. One missed me. There were six al­to­gether.”

He added: “The thing that hurts me the most is my nine-year-old son has been left fright­ened.

“He hasn’t stayed here since and is stay­ing with fam­ily mem­bers. He is used to go­ing up­stairs on his own, now he can’t go any­where with­out hold­ing my hand.

“My girl­friend and I can’t sleep, ev­ery little noise scares us.

“I am just glad that no­body was hurt.”

Bricks landed just inches from where the baby was sleep­ing

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