Graffiti threatening to kill the two-year-old daughter of a woman living in Lincoln has left her too terrified to return home.
Threatening and abusive messages were daubed across the front wall of Clare Clifton's council home in Browning Drive, St Giles, as well as in a nearby park and public walkway.
One message read 'Clare Clifton we will kill your daughter' but has since been removed by the council.
After seeing the messages, Miss Clifton was too afraid to stay at her home. A large rock was then thrown through her front window on Sunday night and she has now vowed never to return.
Miss Clifton said: "When I saw the spray paint on Friday, I was terrified. I left my living room light on over the weekend but they still threw a rock through the window.
"It smashed through the window into the living room and it is covered in glass. If we were in there me or my daughter could have been harmed. Whoever is doing this wants to hurt us.
"As they've said what they have about my daughter I'm worried what else they’re going to do.
"I've never had any trouble on the street before, but I'm not moving back there."
The incidents have come following an altercation involving her brother, Kevin Clifton. He was also the subject of further abusive graffiti in the area.
Police were alerted to the offence on Saturday and are appealing for witnesses.
A Lincolnshire Police spokesperson said: "This is a cowardly and nasty thing to do and we are paying extra attention to the area with increased police patrols and with local policing teams working with the victim.
"The incident happened in a public place so somebody may have seen something. Whoever did it would likely have had paint on their hands or looked suspicious leaving the scene."
Anybody with any information is urged to call Lincolnshire Police on the 101 number quoting incident 209 of November 24, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.