AN ELDERLY couple have told of their fear after a brick was hurled through their bedroom window.
Gerry Oldfield, 82, and his wife Monica, 85, were watching TV at their home on Springfield Drive, Helsby, at 7.40pm on Saturday, February 25, when they heard a thud.
He said: 'At about 9pm I decided to go up to the bedroom to get our lottery tickets but when I opened the door there was one hell of a breeze.
'There was glass all over the bed and quite a big hole in the window.'
Police were soon on the scene while the Weaver Vale Housing Trust arranged for the window to be boarded up.
Mr Oldfield rang his daughter who came to help with a clean-up operation which took until midnight.
The brick was discovered down the side of the bed.
Mr Oldfield said: 'It was pretty heavy, you'd have to be pretty strong to throw it. I was scared, but not as much as my wife. I was more annoyed. There's been a lot going on but we've never had any trouble here before.'
At 8.50pm a children's party being held by the Danash Stage School at Helsby Community Centre was disrupted, again by a brick through a window. Maureen Nash, 63, said: 'There were about 58 people there and it caused a bit of panic.
'It could have been really nasty, they are big panes of glass.
'The men raced out and saw a gang of youths running away. The DJ's truck had been pushed on to its side and some metal bits had been removed from it. Helsby is a terrible place at the moment.'
Bus shelters near the Lower Robin Hood Lane turn-off and Helsby Spice were also smashed.