A MUM whose Christmas was ruined when thieves stole a stack of presents has been burgled again.
Sharon Lister says she is now afraid to leave her house on St Andrew’s Road in Bradley Mills after the second raid in three months.
Mrs Lister, 39, was left distraught when burglars took all the Christmas gifts she had bought for her children and even the Christmas turkey from her freezer on December 21.
She also lost a mobile phone, a Nintendo Wii games console and a laptop computer containing work for her photography course at Northern College in Barnsley.
Mum-of-two Mrs Lister, who lives alone but sees her children on a regular basis, said she had only just replaced some of the items when thieves struck again last Wednesday.
She said: “I had been in Leeds all day and came back to find that they had smashed through the window of the back door.
“They took a Wii that I had just bought and they also went through all my stuff upstairs.
“They took my daughter’s pink plasma television and my son’s mobile phone.
“I’ve not dared to leave the house since it happened.
“I’ve no idea who has done this to me, I don’t know if it’s the same people again.
“My head’s just a mess at the moment and my nerves are constantly on edge in case they come back again.
“It’s just me and my cat here. She’s really jumpy every time she hears a noise.”
Mrs Lister has had extra security measures, including door chains and window locks fitted to her council house.
But she said that was not enough.
“I feel really vulnerable,” she said.
“I want to move, but I have to wait until there’s someone I can swap with before I will be able to get out of here.”
The incident happened between noon and 10pm.
Sgt Jim Carter said that the police were investigating.
He added: “We are concerned that Mrs Lister feels vulnerable – it’s not right that someone should be made to feel like that in their own home.
“We are doing all we can to reassure her and will follow up any lines of inquiry that open to us.”
Anyone with information can call Kirklees CID via 0845 6060606 or ring Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.