A LOCKWOOD mum is being terrorised in her own home by a group of yobs.
And she believes those responsible are waging a vendetta against her teenage son.
Michelle Jeffrey, 39, has been under attack in her home since October 16, after her 14-year-old son Damien had an argument with boys from his class at Moor End Technology College.
The youths have pushed fireworks through the letterbox of Mrs Jeffrey’s home in Mount Street and have broken windows and shout abuse at her every night.
She said: “They said to hand my son over so they could kill him and they would leave me alone.”
The problems began on October 16, when a boy in Damien’s class at the Crosland Moor school wrote insulting comments on the front of one of his books.
An argument broke out after school, when Damien – who was on his way to see his mother – saw the boy at Dixon’s Milk Ices on Swan Lane in Lockwood.
They argued and Damien hit the boy, who hit him back. Then a large group of youths chased Damien down Lockwood Road towards the Shell garage, where he found safety with police officers who were in the area on another job.
However, the group hung around and spotted Damien’s father, Peter Jeffrey, who was going to his estranged wife’s home on Mount Street to look for his son.
Mrs Jeffrey said: “They saw my husband and they know he’s Damien’s dad and they realised I was his mum. Damien doesn’t live with me, but they keep saying for me to give him to them.”
On the night of October 16, members of the group pushed a firework through Mrs Jeffrey’s letterbox.
She said she was terrified. “I only have a front door to get out and that is where the firework was. I have lived in torment for the past days. The police have said it is difficult to do anything because they don’t have any names. But I don’t know who these kids are. How can I make my house my home again when they are still there?”
She and Mr Jeffrey were so worried about Damien’s safety that he has been sent to stay with family friends in Scotland.
Mrs Jeffrey has told her other children – Kenneth, 23, Terri, 19 and 12-year-old Cheryl-Ann – not to visit to avoid them becoming targets. Only her 17-year-old daughter Samantha remains at home with her.
Cheryl-Ann has also been taken out of Moor End Technology College temporarily because she was being picked on by the group.
Mrs Jeffrey said: “She’s done nothing wrong. Hopefully she will be able to go back to school. I miss my son and want him to come back but he can’t yet.”
Mrs Jeffrey has reported the problems to the police and the Huddersfield South Neighbourhood Policing Team are investigating.
A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police said: “A number of incidents have been reported to police during recent days from an address in the Lockwood area, including a firework through a letterbox and damage to windows.
“The local Neighbourhood Policing Team is investigating these incidents and paying particular attention to the address.”
She appealed for anyone with information to contact the Huddersfield South Neighbourhood Policing Team on 0845 6060606.