TEENAGERS have been throwing stones, poo and mud at a home during what a family believe is a transphobic attack.

Patricia Hobby, 83, lives on Meadow Walk, in Pershore, with her daughter Tina Hobby, 57, who is in the process of transitioning.

Windows outside the family's home have multiple marks from where mud, poo and stones have been thrown.

Mrs Hobby said Tina has been targeted because of her transition causing upset and distress for the family.

She said: "We are being bullied by teenagers all because my child wants to transition to become who they really are.

"This all started last week, with mud and stones being thrown at the house. On one occasion it broke our window, the most recent incident on Wednesday night (October 25).

"It is not fair at all, we have reported this matter to the police and I think those teenagers should have to come and clean up the mess they have made."

Tina also has learning difficulties and mental health problems, which has made her a target for cruelty in the past.

Mrs Hobby said that the incidents have been so upsetting, it has been difficult for her to sleep at night.

She said: "We leave a light on at night, we have been too scared to sleep. I have not been sleeping much at all since it all started.

"It is not very nice, especially as Tina is not very well at the moment also. Young children have been targeting her for a long time, making passing comments.

"She has been spat at and had stones thrown at her in the streets as well."

A West Mercia Police spokesperson said that the police are aware of the situation at Mrs Hobby's home.

They said: "I can confirm this incident has been reported to us and enquiries are ongoing."

To report a crime, you can call 101 or use the online 'Tell Us About' form on the West Mercia Police website at https://www.westmercia.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting reference number 35524/10/2023.