The mother recalled finding a man in a balaclava “standing over me, holding what I thought was a machete.”
Image: Rebekah Mohammed / MEN Media)
A mother recalls the terrifying moment she woke up to find a masked man standing over her bed with a machete in hand.
Rebekah Mohammed, 45, screamed at the top of her lungs, causing the man to back out of the room and flee the property through the garden. reports Hull Live.
Her petrified daughter called 999 and hid in a closet, believing her mother had been murdered.
It is alleged that two men entered Ms Mohammed’s property at around 00:15 on Wednesday 8 June.
Incredibly, part of the incident was filmed on CCTV and the panicked mother’s screams could be heard on the recording.
Rebekah Mohammed / MEN Media)
Ms Mohammed said: “I decided to go to bed early that night as I was tired from work. My daughter had stayed up to do her homework and just after midnight I heard a pounding and then running from downstairs.
“I knew it wasn’t my daughter. My heart was racing and then I heard male voices. When I opened my eyes, someone was standing over me, holding what I thought was a machete. He was wearing a balaclava dressed in black.
“I went into a screaming panic. I was so loud that when I started banging on the window for help, he ran down the stairs. I ran into my daughter’s room to make sure she was ok and she had kept quiet thinking I was being stabbed to death.
“Very bravely, she climbed into the closet in her room and from there called the police, who came shortly afterwards. I threw open their window and started screaming for help again, not sure if they were still in the house or not. The neighbors came to the house and said they would come in, but I told them not to as I didn’t know if the men were still inside.”
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Ms Mohammed said armed police officers arrived at the scene shortly after her daughter called the police.
Nothing was stolen from the house and Ms. Mohammed is still unclear as to why the men entered her property.
She said she is filled with gratitude for those who helped her during and after the horrific ordeal.
“I just want to thank all my neighbors and everyone who sent us kind messages,” she said. “I’ve never screamed so loud in my life so thank you to those who came to our rescue after hearing it.”
Humberside Police are investigating the incident and are urging anyone with information to come forward.
A spokesman said: “After officers present, including our canine and firearms team, conducted a thorough search using a drone to survey the area, however, no suspects were found. No one was injured in the incident, but residents were understandably left shaken.”
Lead Investigator Detective Sergeant Terry Mellors said: “I understand that an incident of this nature is likely to create fear and concern in the local community. Nobody should feel unsafe in their own home.
“I would like to reassure residents that officers from our local police team are continuing to patrol the area. If you see them and have any concerns, please come and talk to them.
“We are now appealing to anyone with information about the incident who has not yet spoken to us is asked to call our non-emergency number 101 quoting log 7 of June 8th. Alternatively, you can report information anonymously through the independent charity Crimestopper on 0800 555 111.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mums-piercing-scream-terror-wakes-27257548 Mom's piercing scream of terror as she wakes up to find a "machete-wielding man" in the room