A YOUNG mum “fears for her families lives” after her shed was set on fire and her front door kicked down.

Brooke Moore has been the victim of arson attacks and criminal damage, with her windows smashed during a barrage of attacks on her home in Minster Road, Laindon.

The 22-year-old mum of two, whose children are under two-years-old, claims the housing firm that owns the bungalow, Swan Housing, will not move them out.

Ms Moore, whose partner suffers from seizures, said the issues have been going on since they moved there in July 2020.

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She said: “At first my front window got smashed and the rubber seal had been pulled out - this is the window right next to my front door.”

“Fast forward a week or so and they came back and set my front shed on fire, directly next to my front door, then they returned an hour later and set my back shed on fire.

“They returned yet again and not only did they set my back shed on fire again, but they doused my fence with petrol and set that on fire too.

“On Sunday night, the perpetrators came back and set my front shed on fire once again.My upstairs neighbour had to get out of her house as it was full of smoke.”

Ms Moore said the previous tenants used the home for drug activity.

She added: “Swan said a request for a management move has been declined as it is the property that’s being targeted not myself or my family.

“They put us on a transfer list, we don’t know how long that will take.

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“I have a one-year-old and 15-week-old and they expect me to live here. Our lives are in danger.”

A Swan Housing spokesman said teams had visited the family yesterday.

They said: “The health and safety of our customers is our priority and specialist teams continue to help our customers who have been affected by this. We are also working with the Police and Fire Brigade as they carry out their criminal investigations.

“They have arranged for the affected homes to be fully assessed for damage; installed fireproof letterboxes; requested a visit from the Community Fire Prevention officer and are also working to improve the security in the area.”

The firm said it has a dedicated number for people to call a neighbourhood officer for support.