A WOMAN has told a jury she was too sacred to live in her Huddersfield home after she disturbed a burglar.
Kamroennissa Mokiem had been to Blackpool with her son last May - then found an intruder at her home in Midland Street, Hillhouse.
Speaking through a Dutch interpreter she told the court she could hear noises inside.
She said: "The house was a very big mess and one of the cupboards had been toppled over.
"Sugar had been poured all over the kitchen.
"It was a tremendous mess."
The jury at Bradford Crown Court was told how Christopher Dawson, 50, is alleged to have broken in through a downstairs window and kicked open the cellar door before stealing the family gold.
Ms Mokiem added: "My wardrobe had been toppled over and I have a metal box with gold and jewellery in and that had gone.
"After the burglary I left the house the same day. I was too afraid to live there," she said.
Dawson, of Bishop's Court, Berry Brow, was arrested after his fingerprints were found on the cellar door.
But he told police that had been given permission to enter the house on an earlier occasion by the previous occupants.
He has pleaded not guilty to burglary.
Prosecutor Simon Anderson dismissed Dawson's claims as "nonsense".
He said: "His case is a lie, according to the evidence, says the Crown.
"You can be sure of his guilt."
The trial continues.