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‘Stressed’ couple afraid to go in garden after onslaught of flying objects

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Original article from Kent Live

A Maidstone couple are worried about their safety after objects were thrown over their fence and into their garden.

In recent days Artjons and Helen Jonins have had cans of paint and a glass vodka bottle launched into their garden on Upper Fant Road.

The onslaught has left Mrs Jonins afraid to enter her own garden alone, fearing she could be struck down by an object hurtling over the fence.

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Mr Jonins first discovered debris was being launched into his property when he went into his garden on Sunday morning (June 13).

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After finding a smashed bottle on his patio, the 35-year-old was understandably unhappy.

However he was further infuriated when even more potentially dangerous items were also lobbed into his garden later that day.

"I went into my garden in the morning and saw the vodka bottle smashed with broken glass everywhere," he told KentLive.

Paint can and glass bottle smashed in the garden

"Later that evening I went outside just to call my cat in, but I was shocked to see a huge paint can launched over the fence from the back of my garden.

"I watched it come into our garden and it landed just a few centimetres away from me, which could have seriously hurt me if it had hit me.

"I was very lucky."

Despite the lucky escape, the debris of the white paint and the smashed glass bottle are still scattered in the couple's garden, giving a stark reminder of the worrying incidents.

Following the onslaught, Mrs Jonins, 37, admitted she was afraid of going into her own garden alone.

"We feel very stressed and frightened," Mr Jonins said.

"My wife is even scared to go in the garden alone.

"She is afraid that an object could be thrown over the fence into our garden and really hurt her.

"We do not know when things are about to be thrown over the fence, it could be anytime, we just hear a lot of shouting."

'We are worried for our neighbours'

Other residents living on Upper Fant Road are also understood to have had similar items, such as glass bottles, tossed into their property.

"Our neighbours check up on us and ask if we're alright, but we are actually worried for them," Mr Jonins added.

Upper Fant Road, Maidstone

"One of our neighbours has two children, and we are very worried about them.

"They are always outside in the sun, everyday, and we are concerned about their safety.

"If any items are thrown into their garden while they are playing, they could be killed."

The couple say they have been in contact with Kent Police, but they do not know who is responsible for launching the dangerous items into their garden.

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