A MOTHER has hit out at thugs she claims have made her family’s lives a misery over the past two years.

Saeeda Abbas, who lives at Farleton Drive, Fagley, with her husband and two children, says they have been subjected to vile racist abuse and threats.

She claims damage was also caused to their car on two occasions and despite repeatedly raising the issues with police and social housing provider Incommunities, nothing seems to be done.

The issue came to a head recently when the family’s house was turned over in a burglary. She says their car was also smashed up.

After reviewing CCTV footage, Mrs Abbas, who works as a supply teacher and a part-time interpretor, believes the culprits are the same people the family have had issues with.

The incident was made all the more traumatising as she was away in Cambridgeshire at the time, looking after her mother who had just undergone brain surgery.

“It’s making me feel desperate to sell the house,” she said. “It’s upsetting my kids a lot.”

She claims those responsible for the incidents have been “deliberately trying to make life difficult”, have hurled racial abuse, and threatened to burn down the house and smash windows.

“It has come to a point of desperation,” Mrs Abbas said. “It has been hell, we have never experienced anything like that.”

And sending a message to those responsible, she said: “God forbid this was turned around and this happened to you, how would you feel?

“If the shoe was on the other foot, you wouldn’t like it.”

She said was now hoping to move back to Cambridgeshire.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said of the incidents: “Police are speaking to the family to see what information they may have on possible suspects for the burglary, which is being investigated by Bradford District CID.

“Local officers have also investigated a small number of incidents in the last two years where the family has suggested that residents at a nearby address have been responsible.

“These have been mainly verbal altercations and minor damage to a vehicle.”

However, Mrs Abbas said she was unimpressed with the response and said it was not “minor” damage to the car.

“I think what they are trying to do is brush it under the carpet,” she said. “They are trying to minimise it.”

She added that a meeting had been planned for today with Bradford East MP Imran Hussain for people to raise issues in the area.

An Incommunities spokesman said: “We take all reports of anti-social behaviour very seriously and work hard to protect the rights of our law-abiding residents to live safely in their neighbourhood.

“In this case we are working with the police and will take appropriate action arising from the outcome of the police investigation.”