I'm forced to live upstairs after terrifying messages were scrawled on my door – the council won't find me a new home
A WOMAN says she has been forced to live upstairs in her own home after threatening messages were repeatedly scrawled on her door.
For more than two months, the woman – who rents a three-bedroom house in Hull – says she has suffered a spate of antisocial behaviour, including smashed windows and banging on the door late at night.
She says she has been left so scared that she now only goes downstairs to feed her fish at the home she shares with her nephew and dog.
Yobs have penned terrifying messages such as "windows are getting smashed", "knock you clean out" and "dead man walking. watch your back wait till I get you" on her door multiple times.
Her living room window has also been damaged and last month the kitchen window was smashed and is still boarded up, reports HullLive.
She told the outlet: "It's quite frightening, to be fair.
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"I've sort of gone upstairs with my dog and packed everything up downstairs.
"I shouldn't have to live like that. I come down to feed my fish and that's it."
The woman is trying to find somewhere else to live, and has turned to Hull City Council for help after struggling to find a private let.
She was offered temporary accommodation on May 3 at a hotel, but rejected it as she was unable to take her pet Staffie, Zara, with her and is instead looking for a two-bed home.
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The woman said: "They wanted to put me into a hotel where I can't take the dog with me.
"My dog's my life, she's just kind of like having a child."
Hull City Council says the woman has been offered advice on her situation.
A spokesperson said: "As a result of the threats made against her, we have offered help and advice about the type of accommodation available to her and on the bidding process for council properties.
"When bidding for council housing, due to the limited amount of homes available, we would encourage her to bid on properties which are suitable to her household make up and also to consider applying to rent from a housing association or private landlord, which would increase her chances of success."
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