VIDEO: Brick-attack ordeal caught on CCTV

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A FATHER is making a video appeal for help after his baby son narrowly escaped injury after hoody bike vandals attacked his home in South Tyneside.

The man, his partner and their four-month-old baby son were sitting in their living room of their home, when one of the windows was smashed by a stone.

The attack happened at a house on the Lakes Estate, Jarrow, just before 9pm on Monday – and was captured on the family’s security camera.

The man, who doesn’t want to be identified, said: “We were all sitting in the living room when one of the windows was broken.

“I looked outside and saw two lads on push bikes and then jumped in my car to look for them, but there was no sign of them.

“Luckily, we have a type of plastic double glazing window, otherwise there could have been glass all over the place. Our baby or my partner and I could have been hurt in the attack.”

He added: “This is a quiet estate and we normally don’t have incidents like this. I would just like the police to catch whoever was responsible.”

The man has made the video available to the Gazette in a bid to help track down the duo.

Police say the window was smashed at 8.50pm on Monday.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “Two males approached the front of the house on bikes.

“One stopped and threw a 
stone at the window, causing it to smash.

“One was wearing a white and black hoody, the other a grey hoody with a white stripe on the arm.

“Police are keen to speak to any witnesses, anyone who recognises the descriptions or anyone with information on the damage.”

People can contact police on 101, ext 69191, quoting log number 1189 10/02/14, or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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