Shenley couple 'tormented' after yobs throw brick through kitchen window

A couple have been left feeling “tormented” after yobs threw a brick through their kitchen window.

Chris and Ray Edge, of Cockle Way, Shenley, were getting ready to have dinner on Saturday night when half a brick came hurtling through the double glazing.

The impact of the smash left shards of glass all over the kitchen floor and landed in the bowl of spaghetti bolognaise that 54-year-old Mrs Edge had made for dinner.

She said: “I was having a bath when I heard a smash and ran downstairs to see what was going on.

“The brick was huge and glass was simply everywhere. It really scared me at first because I did not want to step in anything and hurt myself.

“I was in shocked – this really beggars belief. We phoned the police because we were so scared.

“My mum is 80 and she is now too scared to come over to my house. It has ruined my social life, what kind of life is that?

“I keep waking up during the night to check whether anymore damage has been done, it feels like living in a war zone.”

They are still left picking up pieces of glass from the kitchen floor and worktops, and have been forced to board the window with a piece of cardboard until it can be repaired.

The couple were left feeling so scared that they sent their 17-year-old son, Callum, to live with his grandmother in Bushey.

They are now desperately trying to get re-housed, but Hertsmere Borough Council has warned them that no properties are available.

Mr Edge, a 64-year-old retired coach driver, said: “We keep the light on outside through the night now to try and deter anymore anti-social behaviour, but that is expensive.

“How someone can dare do this to us is beyond anything I can comprehend. It is like we are being tormented. We both feel devastated and furious about this.”

No arrests have been made and Herts Police are investigating.

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6:19pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Wood piece says...

This is not a racist comment , but if u were black or European u would be moved by now as it would be deemed a racist attack
This is not a racist comment , but if u were black or European u would be moved by now as it would be deemed a racist attack Wood piece
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7:28am Thu 15 Nov 12

studio 70 says...

Half tonne??
a half tonne is 500kg or 1102 pounds, it would have taken about 8 people at least to lift that let alone hurtle it through a window. A Peugeot 107 only weighs 865kg!
Half tonne?? a half tonne is 500kg or 1102 pounds, it would have taken about 8 people at least to lift that let alone hurtle it through a window. A Peugeot 107 only weighs 865kg! studio 70
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9:17am Thu 15 Nov 12

TFEB says...

I find this situation very odd but this could be down to the way it was reported.

A half tonne brick would be 180 times the weight of a normal brick.

The family are described as tormented, this would imply this was not a single incident, more of a campaign against them.

Porters Park is not exactly a hot bed of trouble.

Moving a 17 year old out after one window is broken on the basis of what else was reported seems an over-reaction.

Seeking to be re-housed after one broken window again seems an over-reaction. If this worked, everyone who wanted to be rehoused would just get their child to throw a brick through their window.
I find this situation very odd but this could be down to the way it was reported. A half tonne brick would be 180 times the weight of a normal brick. The family are described as tormented, this would imply this was not a single incident, more of a campaign against them. Porters Park is not exactly a hot bed of trouble. Moving a 17 year old out after one window is broken on the basis of what else was reported seems an over-reaction. Seeking to be re-housed after one broken window again seems an over-reaction. If this worked, everyone who wanted to be rehoused would just get their child to throw a brick through their window. TFEB
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9:25am Thu 15 Nov 12

mr.taxpayer says...

The reporting in this newspaper is absolutely atrocious, always full of glaring errors, like a 'half tonne' brick!!

Honestly, is it that hard to find people with half an ounce of intelligence and local knowledge to report on our local news stories?

Borehamwood Times you really are a joke of a newspaper nowadays.
The reporting in this newspaper is absolutely atrocious, always full of glaring errors, like a 'half tonne' brick!! Honestly, is it that hard to find people with half an ounce of intelligence and local knowledge to report on our local news stories? Borehamwood Times you really are a joke of a newspaper nowadays. mr.taxpayer
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12:04pm Thu 15 Nov 12

rat 678 says...

it is the yobs that live in the area
it is the yobs that live in the area rat 678
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12:08pm Thu 15 Nov 12

rat 678 says...

also the child was beaten up last week in bushey.
some body rang the council to say that their dog was s-----ting alover the place and they neaver cleaned the mess up ...
nice people live in cockle way lol
also the child was beaten up last week in bushey. some body rang the council to say that their dog was s-----ting alover the place and they neaver cleaned the mess up ... nice people live in cockle way lol rat 678
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1:33pm Thu 15 Nov 12

TFEB says...

I see the original report has been edited to half a brick which is more realistic.
I see the original report has been edited to half a brick which is more realistic. TFEB
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2:39pm Thu 15 Nov 12

Neiltheboss says...

Everything Anna writes is edited afterwards thanks to readers comments.

Why her work isn't edited and read through properly before it gets published is beyond me.

I'd love a reporting role with a newspaper, I really would, but I lack the relevant experience. I would have thought I've acquired it by now, the number of times I've commented upon poor reporting !
Everything Anna writes is edited afterwards thanks to readers comments. Why her work isn't edited and read through properly before it gets published is beyond me. I'd love a reporting role with a newspaper, I really would, but I lack the relevant experience. I would have thought I've acquired it by now, the number of times I've commented upon poor reporting ! Neiltheboss
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4:45pm Thu 15 Nov 12

mr.taxpayer says...

Neiltheboss wrote:
Everything Anna writes is edited afterwards thanks to readers comments.

Why her work isn't edited and read through properly before it gets published is beyond me.

I'd love a reporting role with a newspaper, I really would, but I lack the relevant experience. I would have thought I've acquired it by now, the number of times I've commented upon poor reporting !
We should apply for a cut of the editors salary since we do most of his work..
[quote][p][bold]Neiltheboss[/bold] wrote: Everything Anna writes is edited afterwards thanks to readers comments. Why her work isn't edited and read through properly before it gets published is beyond me. I'd love a reporting role with a newspaper, I really would, but I lack the relevant experience. I would have thought I've acquired it by now, the number of times I've commented upon poor reporting ![/p][/quote]We should apply for a cut of the editors salary since we do most of his work.. mr.taxpayer
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6:24pm Thu 15 Nov 12

scorpion24 says...

TFEB wrote:
I find this situation very odd but this could be down to the way it was reported. A half tonne brick would be 180 times the weight of a normal brick. The family are described as tormented, this would imply this was not a single incident, more of a campaign against them. Porters Park is not exactly a hot bed of trouble. Moving a 17 year old out after one window is broken on the basis of what else was reported seems an over-reaction. Seeking to be re-housed after one broken window again seems an over-reaction. If this worked, everyone who wanted to be rehoused would just get their child to throw a brick through their window.
You don't know what's gone on in their household. They live in cockle way, porters park drive might be nice, but cockle way is not so nice. Perhaps if you went to a few parish council meetings, then you would realise how much agro goes on in that road.
[quote][p][bold]TFEB[/bold] wrote: I find this situation very odd but this could be down to the way it was reported. A half tonne brick would be 180 times the weight of a normal brick. The family are described as tormented, this would imply this was not a single incident, more of a campaign against them. Porters Park is not exactly a hot bed of trouble. Moving a 17 year old out after one window is broken on the basis of what else was reported seems an over-reaction. Seeking to be re-housed after one broken window again seems an over-reaction. If this worked, everyone who wanted to be rehoused would just get their child to throw a brick through their window.[/p][/quote]You don't know what's gone on in their household. They live in cockle way, porters park drive might be nice, but cockle way is not so nice. Perhaps if you went to a few parish council meetings, then you would realise how much agro goes on in that road. scorpion24
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9:53pm Thu 15 Nov 12

scorpion24 says...

it is not the first time that this family has been targeted.
they had the rear window of their car smashed by some yob.then one week later they had all four tyres slashed on their car. but did they complain NO they did not.
His wife has been call a fat c------t by some people and a fat slag.NOT FUNNY.
it is not the first time that this family has been targeted. they had the rear window of their car smashed by some yob.then one week later they had all four tyres slashed on their car. but did they complain NO they did not. His wife has been call a fat c------t by some people and a fat slag.NOT FUNNY. scorpion24
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6:05am Fri 16 Nov 12

chelseaboy says...

dont be soft, spread the word, offer some tangible reward and deal with them properly
maybe when i return for a holiday and visit the old town, should I come armed
dont be soft, spread the word, offer some tangible reward and deal with them properly maybe when i return for a holiday and visit the old town, should I come armed chelseaboy
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8:03pm Sat 17 Nov 12

LadyTeacup says...

very strong and athletic people live in Shenley..
very strong and athletic people live in Shenley.. LadyTeacup
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9:50pm Sat 17 Nov 12

scorpion24 says...

NOT IN COCKLE WAY...POLICE ARE ALWAYS THEIR.
PLENTY OF DRUG USERS IF YOUJ WANT A FIX,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
NOT IN COCKLE WAY...POLICE ARE ALWAYS THEIR. PLENTY OF DRUG USERS IF YOUJ WANT A FIX,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, scorpion24
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