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Anger after thug lobs brick through little girl’s window

not happy From left, Cheryl Stacey, Ruby and dad Lee Phillips in Rubys room where a brick was thrown through the window. Picture: Allan Hutchings (133261-557)

not happy From left, Cheryl Stacey, Ruby and dad Lee Phillips in Rubys room where a brick was thrown through the window. Picture: Allan Hutchings (133261-557)

 

TERRIFIED Ruby Phillips refuses to sleep in her bedroom after a thug threw a brick through her window.

The six-year-old was fast asleep when she was woken up by the sound of smashing glass in the early hours.

Her dad Lee, 30, of Ann’s Hill Road, in Gosport, rushed downstairs as he thought someone had broken glasses in the kitchen.

Instead he found a brick in Ruby’s bedroom, which had missed her bed by a few feet as it had hit the wall.

Ruby said: ‘Someone threw a brick through my window.

‘I’m scared. I woke up when it happened.

‘I thought it was just a dream and then it came true.

‘I’ve been sleeping upstairs because they threw a brick through the window.’

When Lee discovered what had happened he rushed down the road in his van – and stopped a nearby drunk.

But the man said he had nothing to do with the incident.

It happened at 3am on Sunday, November 24.

Lee said: ‘It’s gutless and I can’t see the point of it.

‘She didn’t really know much at the time, but now she’s scared and doesn’t want to come in the room.

‘I got straight in my van and went looking for someone. I found someone drunk but he swore on his kids’ life he didn’t throw the brick.’

Lee, a landscape gardener, had stored some of his materials under a tarpaulin outside as he was working on a neighbour’s garden.

The vandal had taken one of the bricks keeping the tarpaulin down.

Lee’s partner Cheryl Stacey, 27, said: ‘I don’t like them sleeping downstairs now.

‘She won’t go in there, she’s too scared to go into her room.

‘It’s just a random stupid act, and hopefully the police will catch up with them.’

The Foresters Arms pub across the road caught an image of a man walking by the family home on CCTV at the time of the vandalism.

Rob Hylands is the landlord and Brockhurst ward councillor.

He said: ‘This was a totally stupid and reckless thing to do. It could easily have been much worse.

‘They have also left a young hard-working family with a bill to replace a window, just before Christmas.’

Police have not made any arrests and are appealing for witnesses. Call police on 101.

 

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