A TEENAGE girl who suffers from severe learning difficulties has been hounded out of her home by yobs living nearby.
Police were summoned to visit 18-year-old Margaret Evans at her Castle Rise home after a spree of incidents left her too petrified to step out of the front door.
The terrorised youngster was left in a state of distress after a number of incidents over the weekend culminated in a vacuum cleaner being hurled through her lounge window at 6.30am on Tuesday.
Margaret's dad, Stephen, said: 'They used a baseball bat against the windows at the weekend and then threw a vacuum cleaner through the window.
'They've carried out all sorts, and they've even thrown a bucket of paint through next door's window.
'We reported it to the police four times, but they didn't come out the first time.
'We're all worried about Margaret as she's got learning difficulties. She has difficulty reading and writing and her boyfriend gets upset and has severe asthma.
'It started off with a group of them banging on windows and it got worse after that.'
According to police, the Castle Rise estate is plagued by continuous youth nuisance problems, and a number of houses next door to Margaret have regularly had their windows smashed.
A man in his early 20s has been remanded in custody at Widnes and is helping police with their inquiries in relation to the incident at Margaret's address.
Now, Margaret's family are urging housing officers at Halton Borough Council to move the teenager out of the besieged property she shares with her boyfriend.
Since the attack on her home, Margaret has moved into a B&B while council housing officers assess the situation.
Stephen said: 'Margaret had only been living there a month when this happened.
'The council should never have built those flats as it's attracting the wrong kind of people in.'
Sergeant Karen Jaundrill of Halton Police said: 'There is an ongoing problem of anti-social behaviour at the estate.