Smoke Bomb terror

Sisters Margaret Brough, left, and Joyce Leyland, at their house on Hardwick Road and (below) the damage caused by the smoke bomb
Sisters Margaret Brough, left, and Joyce Leyland, at their house on Hardwick Road and (below) the damage caused by the smoke bomb
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TWO sisters have told of their terror after an early hours smokebomb raid on their Ashton home.

The cowardly attack took place less than an hour after another at an address less than a mile away.

Close up of the burn mark on the doormat in the home of sisters Margaret Brough and Joyce Leyland, at their house on Hardwick Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, where a smokebomb was put through the letter box in the early hours of the morning.

Close up of the burn mark on the doormat in the home of sisters Margaret Brough and Joyce Leyland, at their house on Hardwick Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, where a smokebomb was put through the letter box in the early hours of the morning.

Both Margaret Brough and Joyce Leyland were inside the house in Hardwick Road when the incendiary device was ignited and posted through their letterbox at around 1.40am yesterday.

Choking fumes immediately began to fill the house but they managed to escape physically unscathed but badly shaken.

Joyce, 50, said: “It’s just a sick joke. How can anyone do this?

“I was in the living room and my sister was upstairs in bed. I don’t know what goes through people’s minds.

“I just saw my hallway full of smoke, I had no idea what was going on at first.”

Firefighters and police attended a scene similar to one they had just been to in nearby Clarence Street.

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