A brave mum who had her home smashed up by thugs has spoken out to say that she ‘will not let them beat us’.

Yobs caused £15,000 of damage when they attacked two mobile homes in Scalby Road, Southminster, with baseball bats and masks while two of her children were inside.

The victim, who does not want to be named, and her four children have not been able to live at the site since, although her husband is still there.

She said: “We’re staying somewhere else until the windows are fixed, the children can’t live there at the moment, but as soon as they’re mended we’re going back.”