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Graffiti death threat to two-year-old girl in Lincoln forces terrified mum from her home

By AlexColman  |  Posted: November 26, 2012

  • The death threat on the two-year-old was left in a nearby park.

  • Claire Clifton's home was also targeted in the attack.

  • A large rock was thrown through the window in a second incident.

  • The front of the house was covered in graffiti.

  • Graffiti was spread across several walls near to the house.

  • The threatening graffiti has been removed by the council.

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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.

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  • Pete67  |  November 27 2012, 6:21PM

    And if the child has an unexplained accident and they catch the writer/s with no alibi who will automatically get the blame?

  • Roadscource  |  November 27 2012, 5:39PM

    "Punished severely Phil, dream on." The defence will just state in court that they were drunk and acting out of character. Case dismissed.

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  • Gnome_Chomsky  |  November 26 2012, 8:27PM

    No question in my mind either, BRIMM. Cowardly scum is indeed the word.

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  • lynnlincoln  |  November 26 2012, 4:41PM

    Punished severely Phil, dream on.

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  • BRIMM  |  November 26 2012, 4:31PM

    Fully agree Phil, cowardly scum is the word for them.

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