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Disabled dad says hes terrified after claiming arsonists are targeting his home

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A disabled dad says he is living in fear as he claims sick arsonists targeted his home for a third time.

Robert Brodie, 46, and his family were asleep when a fire ripped through their house.

The blaze on Friday June 29 was the third time the house was targeted in the past three months, the dad of two claims.

Disabled dad says he's terrified after claiming arsonists are targeting his home

Robert and Janet Brodie, pictured with daughter Heather, say they have been targeted for a third time by heartless thugs after a fire ripped through their garage and spread to their house (Picture: SWNS.com)

A concerned neighbour in Irvine, west Scotland, spotted the flames and woke Roberts family.

But now Robert and wife Janet, 44, who live with youngest child Heather, 11, are sleeping in shifts as they fear the firestarters will come back to finish the job.

The grandfather, who says he has a range of disabilities, said: Whoever they are, theyre just sick. Its amazing we all got out. If it wasnt for our neighbour chapping us up, I dread to think what could have happened.

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We are sleeping in shifts.

CCTV of the fire which gutted the car and garage of Janet Brodie's home in Irvine. See Centre Press story CPFIRE; A mum claims her family has been targeted for a third time by heartless thugs after a fire ripped through their garage and spread to their house. Janet Brodie says her family may be forced from their home after claiming it's been targeted three times in the last three months. The 44-year-old and her husband, Robert, 46, were fast asleep in their beds when the blaze broke out around 2.57am on Friday (June 29). The couple was woken up by a concerned neighbour who spotted the fire as it started to spread to the roof of the house, where they live with 11-year-old daughter Heather. The mum-of-two claims someone deliberately torched their car and garage, at their home in Irvine, North Ayrshire.

CCTV captures the fire rip through the property (Picture: SWNS.com)

CCTV of the fire which gutted the car and garage of Janet Brodie's home in Irvine. See Centre Press story CPFIRE; A mum claims her family has been targeted for a third time by heartless thugs after a fire ripped through their garage and spread to their house. Janet Brodie says her family may be forced from their home after claiming it's been targeted three times in the last three months. The 44-year-old and her husband, Robert, 46, were fast asleep in their beds when the blaze broke out around 2.57am on Friday (June 29). The couple was woken up by a concerned neighbour who spotted the fire as it started to spread to the roof of the house, where they live with 11-year-old daughter Heather. The mum-of-two claims someone deliberately torched their car and garage, at their home in Irvine, North Ayrshire.

Robert and his family were fast asleep when the blaze broke out (Picture: SWNS.com)

The fire melted off the plastic cladding of the home and their garage, which contained their two-year-old grandson Roberts toys, was reduced to ashes.

The familys two-week-old mobility car, a Honda CR-V, worth £27,000 was written off.

Janet said: We are just terrified of something happening again.

Heather is struggling to sleep. She was up til 3am before she finally fell asleep and she slept on the couch in the living room.

Its devastated us all and everything is up in the air.

The council is fixing the outside of the house but they are not taking the rubble and mess from inside the house. We have no idea why this keeps happening to us, we are even thinking
of moving house – probably somewhere far away.

Collects of the aftermath of the fire which gutted the car and garage of Janet Brodie's home in Irvine. See Centre Press story CPFIRE; A mum claims her family has been targeted for a third time by heartless thugs after a fire ripped through their garage and spread to their house. Janet Brodie says her family may be forced from their home after claiming it's been targeted three times in the last three months. The 44-year-old and her husband, Robert, 46, were fast asleep in their beds when the blaze broke out around 2.57am on Friday (June 29). The couple was woken up by a concerned neighbour who spotted the fire as it started to spread to the roof of the house, where they live with 11-year-old daughter Heather. The mum-of-two claims someone deliberately torched their car and garage, at their home in Irvine, North Ayrshire.

The fire gutted the familys new car and destroyed the garage (Picture: SWNS.com)

The aftermath of the fire which gutted the car and garage of the Brodie's home in Irvine. July 10, 2018. See Centre Press story CPFIRE; A mum claims her family has been targeted for a third time by heartless thugs after a fire ripped through their garage and spread to their house. Janet Brodie says her family may be forced from their home after claiming it's been targeted three times in the last three months. The 44-year-old and her husband, Robert, 46, were fast asleep in their beds when the blaze broke out around 2.57am on Friday (June 29). The couple was woken up by a concerned neighbour who spotted the fire as it started to spread to the roof of the house, where they live with 11-year-old daughter Heather. The mum-of-two claims someone deliberately torched their car and garage, at their home in Irvine, North Ayrshire.

The dad of two claims someone deliberately torched their car and garage (Photo: SWNS.com)

Its annoying because Ive lived here since I was four years old, so all my life basically.

The string of incidents began on April 13 when Janet claims the thugs first attempted to set her car on fire.

And two weeks later on April 27 the families Citroen Grand Picasso was written off after the car windows were smashed and a bottle of accelerant was thrown into the garage.

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Only the door was burnt and the fire was stopped due to the rain.

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Detectives are reviewing CCTV footage for any additional information.

Detective constable Nicola Fraser said: Enquiries carried out so far have revealed that a man and a white transit van were seen in the area around the time of the incident.

I am appealing for any information about the incident.

I appreciate that most people will have been asleep in bed around the time of the incident but if anyone has any information which they think could assist us, I would ask them to get in touch with us.

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