Masked gang threatened to kill us and smashed my car with baseball bats in the ‘horror movie’ area while the kids were sleeping

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It’s the terrifying moment of masked thugs who smashed a mother’s car with baseball bats and threatened to kill her family.

Claire MacDonald said she was “living in terror” after the thug trio targeted her home in a brutal midnight attack in Beith, Ayrshire.

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Masked thugs attacked Claire’s car while her children were sleeping upstairs
The car's rearview mirror was completely smashed and all of the car's windows were smashed in the attack

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The car’s rearview mirror was completely smashed and all of the car’s windows were smashed in the attackCredit: CLAIRE MACDONALD / THE SCOTTISH SUN
Claire went out to find her car dented and the interior covered in glass after being smashed with baseball bats

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Claire went out to find her car dented and the interior covered in glass after being smashed with baseball batsCredit: CLAIRE MACDONALD / THE SCOTTISH SUN

Shocking CCTV footage caught the frightening ordeal on camera, as armed culprits approached his St Inans Drive property around 12:15 p.m. on Saturday.

Claire, 41, and her two sleeping children were inside at the time.

The brave mom was worried that the thugs would try to get into the house, so she rushed outside to confront them.

She told the Scottish Sun Online: “They smashed my car to pieces.

“My two children were sleeping in their upstairs bed and they attacked the front door, hitting it with a bat and hitting my front window.

“I was afraid that they would come into the house when my kids were in their beds, so I got out and started screaming to try not to scare them, but to distract them.

“The men kept saying they would kill us and that my husband was a dead man.

“I screamed and screamed and finally they left. The cops took 25 minutes to attend.”

Cops have confirmed they have launched an investigation into the incident.

But Claire, a mother of two, said the horrific events made her feel like “living in a horror movie” and said her two children, aged nine and ten, were too scared to be. at home.

The family fled to Claire’s sister’s house for “safe sleep” but have since returned to their own home.

She added: “My children are terrified and I feel like a bad mother because I cannot protect them.

“I feel like I’m living someone else’s life. Like I’m in a horror movie and reading the script.

‘TRAUMATIZED’

This is the latest ambush in a series of attacks facing the family, who moved to Beith eight years ago.

Claire told the Scottish Sun: “I am traumatized – I have lived in terror for years.

“I feel completely victimized and abused by the people of the region.

“You fight back and they push, push, push and it’s been going on for three years now.

“I’m sick of not getting help from anyone.”

She added: “Last Saturday the same group of men threw acid on my husband’s car and it was in the garage for a week to be fixed. It needed a complete new spray.


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“Nothing was done and we had no follow-up from the police.

“I hope if I do come forward and tell my story, it will encourage the witnesses to come forward anonymously or something to help me get justice for my family before something else happens.

“I’m still in shock.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police were called at around 12:15 am on Sunday 14 November 2021 following a report of a vandalized car on St Inans Drive, Beith.

“Agents went to the scene and investigations are currently underway to locate those responsible. “

The car was in the driveway of his house when the three masked men collided

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The car was in the driveway of his house when the three masked men collidedCredit: CLAIRE MACDONALD / THE SCOTTISH SUN
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