A MOBILE hairdresser fears she is being stalked after suffering a string of vandalism attacks and death threats.
Andrea Mills, 24, of Caldy Way in Winsford, has received abusive and threatening text messages, had her car tyres slashed and had paint hurled over her car.
In the latest attack, vandals tracked her down to her kickboxing class in Middlewich - and, as only a handful of people knew she attended the class, she fears she could be being stalked.
Her family have contacted police, who are actively hunting the stalker, and they have even installed a CCTV camera to watch over Ms Mills' car, which is usually parked outside their home in Saxon Crossway.
They have caught the yob on film hurling paint over Ms Mills' Ford Fiesta, but as he was wearing a stocking over his head police were unable to identify him.
Now, after living in fear since February, Ms Mills' family are making a public appeal for help to catch the stalker.
Ms Mills said: 'It makes me nervous, upset and angry that I don't know who's doing it. I work on my own and when I had my car tyres slashed it was dark - anything else could have happened. I don't know what he is going to do next. I've even taken up kickboxing classes.
'I have my friends and family around me, but whoever it is must know me very well. The police have been there for me but it's hard to find evidence of who is doing this to me.'
Andrea's mother Gwen added: 'Her tyres were slashed a few weeks ago, then it happened again last Tuesday night.
'We think she is being stalked now becausehercar wasinMiddlewichat the time and only one or two people knew where she was going, so we think she was followed.
'We are scared to death, we have notbeensleepingwith theworryofit. She has received text messages, some of them are death threats and some of them are just filthy. It is making us ill.'
Sergeant Ian Wood from Winsford police said: 'We are aware of several criminal offences that have targeted Andrea Mills. We have carried out investigations and interviews suspects. At the moment we have no evidenceto showtheperpetratorand we would welcome any witnesses who can give us information for us to prosecute.'
Call Sgt Wood on 01606 48000 or the Crimestoppers hotline in confidence on 0800 555111.