East Lancs family’s fear after late night burglary

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Becky  Morrisey, with twin nieces Chloe and Alicia Morrisey and pet dog Deef after their traumatic experience with the burglary carried out as they were sleeping Becky Morrisey, with twin nieces Chloe and Alicia Morrisey and pet dog Deef after their traumatic experience with the burglary carried out as they were sleeping

A FAMILY has been left fearing for their safety after their house was burgled as they slept.

Becky Morrisey, her twin nieces Chloe and Alicia, 16, and partner Timothy have struggled to sleep since discovering a thief entered their home in Birtwistle Avenue, Colne, snatching property as he went.

Miss Morrisey, who works at a bakery in Steeton, had already left for work at around 2.30am on Monday when Chloe was awoken by noises downstairs.

The 28-year-old said: “Chloe heard stamping and doors slamming, which I would never do on my way out to work.

“But she thought it must be me and went back to sleep.

“It wasn’t until 7.30am when they got up, that we started to realise what had happened and now the girls are terrified.

“I stayed downstairs on Monday night.

“Because I can’t bear the thought of somebody coming in again, and the girls couldn’t get to sleep.

“I feel disgusted that someone would come into our home like this.

“You hear about burglaries happening on other streets, but you never expect it to happen to you until it does.

”I used to leave the front door unlocked when I went out to work in case there was a fire, because they leave their keys in their bags and I worried about them getting out.

“I won’t be doing that again. Every door is going to be locked all the time, and we’re getting an alarm.

“I just don’t feel secure here now.”

The burglar took £60 in cash set aside for a school trip, a tablet computer worth £90, Alicia’s school handbag, carrying her house keys, mobile phone, and nearly £60 of make-up.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “If anyone saw or heard anything suspicious between the hours of 2.30am and 6.30am on Monday, they should call police on 101.”

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5:26pm Wed 14 May 14

charmed-one says...

By allowing themselves to be pictured and have the name of their road identified, they are making themselves a target again. And I'm sorry, but if you leave your front door unlocked in this day and age, you're asking for trouble. I would think that 16 year olds could learn to take their keys out of their bags and put them in an accessible place each night. But I could be wrong there!
By allowing themselves to be pictured and have the name of their road identified, they are making themselves a target again. And I'm sorry, but if you leave your front door unlocked in this day and age, you're asking for trouble. I would think that 16 year olds could learn to take their keys out of their bags and put them in an accessible place each night. But I could be wrong there! charmed-one
  • Score: 33

7:18pm Wed 14 May 14

Rich Riley says...

Not much of a guard dog!
Not much of a guard dog! Rich Riley
  • Score: 9

7:51pm Wed 14 May 14

Bluelizzy says...

Rich Riley wrote:
Not much of a guard dog!
I know ! they nicked it's bone.
[quote][p][bold]Rich Riley[/bold] wrote: Not much of a guard dog![/p][/quote]I know ! they nicked it's bone. Bluelizzy
  • Score: 4

8:01pm Wed 14 May 14

woolywords says...

Rich Riley wrote:
Not much of a guard dog!
Oh come on, it is named Deef, after all.
[quote][p][bold]Rich Riley[/bold] wrote: Not much of a guard dog![/p][/quote]Oh come on, it is named Deef, after all. woolywords
  • Score: 0

9:37pm Wed 14 May 14

wilddog says...

Rich Riley wrote:
Not much of a guard dog!
was thinking that myself!
[quote][p][bold]Rich Riley[/bold] wrote: Not much of a guard dog![/p][/quote]was thinking that myself! wilddog
  • Score: 0

9:39pm Wed 14 May 14

wilddog says...

love how the hair and the makeup has been done for the photo!
love how the hair and the makeup has been done for the photo! wilddog
  • Score: 7

11:29pm Wed 14 May 14

darwenTower says...

Well instead of spending £60 replacing the make-up, I recommend spending a similar amount replacing the lock with a thumb turn on the inside of the door, then you can lock it and not worry about fire.
Well instead of spending £60 replacing the make-up, I recommend spending a similar amount replacing the lock with a thumb turn on the inside of the door, then you can lock it and not worry about fire. darwenTower
  • Score: 6

7:18am Thu 15 May 14

BuckoTheMoose says...

Horse = bolted.

Home security is much more important than any considerations about keys left in bags. Get some proper security. And a smoke alarm.
Horse = bolted. Home security is much more important than any considerations about keys left in bags. Get some proper security. And a smoke alarm. BuckoTheMoose
  • Score: 7

7:57pm Sun 18 May 14

CeeBee85 says...

She talks about those girls like they're 5 year old, not 16!!
She talks about those girls like they're 5 year old, not 16!! CeeBee85
  • Score: 0

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