Pregnant mum and children flee home after woman 'smashes down door with hammer and threatens her
A terrified pregnant mum says she is too scared to return home after claiming a woman tried to smash her door in with a hammer and threatened her with a knife, Mirror reported.
Sarah Rose, who is five months pregnant, hasn't been back to her Midland Heart housing association flat since the attack on August 26.
The 33-year-old told Birmingham Live the yob brandished a hammer then tried batter down her door in front of three of her children.
They were reportedly singing along to songs on YouTube at the time.
The 33-year-old says her kids were singing to songs on YouTube when the thug struck (Image: Birmingham Mail)
Sarah, from Bournville, Birmingham, said: "We had just eaten dinner and my children were listening to songs on You Tube. The next thing I hear is loud banging on the door and a woman's voice.
"I opened the door and she was screaming that she was fed up and that she was 'going to get me.'
"My children were really frightened. There was no way I was going to stay there while I was being threatened in this way."
Sarah says the woman approached her again and was threatening her with a knife but she said she dropped it when she started to record the incident.
Sarah's son Kamran Rose was murdered at just 15 months old in 2007 - and the knife horror brought the whole period flooding back to her
West Midlands Police are investigating the disturbance.
"It was just a terrifying experience. My little boy Kamran was murdered back in 2007 and it brought it all back to me. My children were scared and I feared for their safety.
"I left the flat after that incident and I haven't been back since. I rang police who have been to see me to take a statement. I am currently living with my mother but I can't do that forever. I won't go back until the woman is removed or I am rehoused elsewhere," Sarah added.
Sarah's 15-month-old son Kamran was battered to death on May 2007 by her partner Nicholas Kirnon, who was supposed to be looking after him while she was at work.
In July 2008, Kirnon, who was 22 at the time, was convicted of murder. He was ordered to serve a minimum of 17 years in prison before he could be considered for release by a parole board.
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: "Police are investigating a neighbour dispute at an address in Heath Road, Bournville on 26 August where a woman was threatened with a knife.
"The victim reported the incident to officers the following day (28 August). Officers have visited the victim and taken a statement and enquiries are ongoing. We appreciate the distress this incident may have caused the victim and officers will be making every effort to give her an update of how the investigation is progressing later on today."
Nigel Collumbell, director of housing management for Midland Heart, said: “We are aware of this incident and are actively working with the local police to support their investigation and determine the best course of action. In the meantime, we are continuing to be in contact with Ms Rose to provide assistance and advice on safety."
Nicholas Kirnon was convicted of murder of Sarah's son's murder (Image: mark cowan)
My view: I don't think the woman should go back to her flat, it's not a safe environment.