THE FAMILY of a terminally ill mum from Ellesmere Port are appealing for help after vandals repeatedly damaged their home and car.

Since May Natasha Burke, who is registered blind and disabled, has been the target for vicious abuse and Cheshire Police say the severity of the incidents is increasing over time.

Acid has been poured over her car, tyres have been slashed and scratches on the bodywork.

Natasha’s three-year-old son Alfie is also disabled and they rely on their car to get to and from many hospital appointments.

Sergeant Martin Campbell said: “It beggars belief someone would target such a vulnerable family who are trying to get on with their lives as best they can despite the devastating challenges life is throwing at them.

“I would appeal to the conscience of those who know the people responsible to contact police so that we can find the offenders and make this stop.

“If you know something that could help us with our investigation, please contact police and tell them what you know so that we can find those responsible for this incomprehensible and sickening vendetta.”

Natasha’s husband James said: “My son struggles to sleep at night and has to have medication to help him, but if the car alarm goes off or there is banging on the window or door or smashing of the window it wakes him up.

“He’s up all night then and we can’t give him anymore medication, so he misses school the next day as a result.

“Both my wife and son have to go to hospital in Manchester once a month and my wife has to go to Oswestry and Clatterbridge.

“We need the car, Manchester is 40 miles away, we’ll struggle if we have it taken off us.

“It’s costing us money because we have to claim for the damage, which means paying the excess. It’s a big hit on us.”

In the early hours of this morning (July 24) the family were again targeted, this time thieves attempted to break into the garage.

Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 1086 July 13 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.