A concerned daughter has said she fears that “one day I will find my mother dead”, as the 74-year-old lady has been a victim of harassment for over ten months, the Dundalk Democrat can reveal.
In an exclusive interview with the Democrat, the worried daugther, who wishes to remain anonymous in fear of reprisal, speaks on her mother’s behalf and unfold her family’s torture at her home in Beechmount Drive, Coxs Demense, Dundalk, and how her mother’s torture is adding to her eyesight lose.
The elderly lady, who has lived in the estate for over thirty-four years, has had her windows broken recently, flower pots thrown around her garden and verbally shouted at through her letter box
Speaking to the Democrat for the first time, the concerned daugther said “She has been harassed for over ten months now. They come and go, but it’s been very bad in recent weeks. My mother is at that stage in life where she shouldn’t have to put up with this.
“I fear that one day I will walk into her house and find my mother dead,” the daugther admitted.
“They come into her garden and throw her flowers pots at her window. Last week they broke her windows and the council now need to replace it. They also come up to her door and try to open it and they open her letter box and shot into the house, it’s threatening behaviour. She is living in fear.”
Because of the upset that worried lady is under, it has added to the deterioration of her eyesight condition which she is currently attending a specialist for treatment.
“Because she is left crying from all of this, the pressure in her eyes build up and she can’t see, her vision is significantly affected. She may have to get an operation done in the coming weeks,” the daugther added.
It’s understood that the people causing the anti-social behaviour are from the estate.
“We have filed complaints with the council and still waiting to hear from them. I wouldn’t like to see anybody put out of their house, I just want my mother to live in peace and be able to go up the town knowing that her house will be ok, or that she can step outside and have a cup of tea,” the daugther added.
When the Dundalk Democrat contacted Dundalk Town Council regarding this issue, a spokesman said: “We are aware of the complaints and we are investigating this issue. The people involved will be giving a warning and a strategy and a procedure will follow.”