Father of teen girl ‘hasn’t a clue’ why their home is being attacked

Enniskillen Vandalism


AN ENNISKILLEN resident says he fears for the safety of his teenage daughter after a number of attacks at his home in the past few weeks.

The 46-year-old, who lives in the Cavanaleck area with his 13-year-old daughter who he said is ‘terrified’ after three night-time attacks that have left the house damaged.


The resident did not wish to be named but called on the urged the attackers to stop as his daughter returns to school this week.

“I haven’t a clue why these incidents are happening,” he explained.

“I’m very nervous. I’ve to sit up all night with a kitchen knife. I’m just terrified, more for the child. She’s very scared, she’s waking up with nightmares.

“She’s finding it difficult to sleep at the moment.”

The three attacks, which have taken place since the middle of August have resulted in broken windows and patio doors – while police say that they are investigating the latest attack.

He explained: “The first attack was Sunday night/Monday morning two weeks ago in the middle of the night. I heard banging on the window when I was lying up in bed. There was two masked men and they were banging on the patio door window and broke the glass. When I came downstairs and put the light on, the window was done and the two men had run off.”

The second came on the Tuesday after: “The wheelie bin was put up against the door. I saw a fella he had a brick in his hand, and I said “What the f*** are you at” – and he dropped the brick and run. I went and opened the front door and the wheelie bin was up against the front door and was smouldering.”


The third came on Tuesday past (August 26), he explained, when a pane of glass in the front door was broken, with two bricks left lying on the ground outside.

“Whether they are linked or not I don’t know. I’m sure they do know that I have a daughter, they’d have seen us about many times. If these people have any grievance – why don’t they come and knock my door during the day and not when I’m in bed and my child is in bed?,” he asked.

“It’s going to have to stop and that’s it before someone is seriously dead or something. There’ll be a bad outcome out of it.”

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