Six am door attack frightens Welwyn Garden City woman

PUBLISHED: 16:00 18 August 2018

The scene that greeted Cora on Sunday morning. Picture: supplied

The scene that greeted Cora on Sunday morning. Picture: supplied

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‘Miscommunication’ led to police not attending an emergency call on Sunday (august 12), leaving a WGC mother “scared” after her front door window was smashed.

Damage from kicking the front door. Picture: suppliedDamage from kicking the front door. Picture: supplied

Cora Marquez, of Digswell Rise, called 999 at 6.05am after being woken by “loud banging” at her door.

She came to the door to find that thugs had kicked a dent in it and had smashed the window.

However, police did not come out to her call.

“We are so angry about it,” said Cora. “It’s so bad, we are not very happy with police.

The smashed window of the front door. Picture: suppliedThe smashed window of the front door. Picture: supplied

“I’m scared of what could happen. Will they come next time? I’ve got no confidence in that.”

After reviewing the call logs in response to WHT’s query, a police spokesperson said they will contact Cora for a visit and said: “There was some miscommunication with regards to our next steps [after the call].

“However, it is not unusual for a crime report to be taken over the phone if, as in this case, there was considered no threat to life, no further forensic opportunities and offenders had already left the scene.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting crime reference 41/26676/18.

The damaged front door. Picture: suppliedThe damaged front door. Picture: supplied

The damaged front door. Picture: suppliedThe damaged front door. Picture: supplied

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