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Window pane crashes through living room inches away from Mottingham tot
A MUM was 'terrified' as a window pane fell through her living room, inches away from her four-year-old son.
Roxanne Harris, 23, was watching TV with her son Jayden when the glass suddenly fell on to her £700 television set, smashing it, and leaving the nearby tot traumatised.
But she says housing association Affinity Sutton, which runs her flat in Court Farm Road, Mottingham, are refusing to compensate her for the television.
Ms Harris said: "I was terrified when it happened - there was no reason for it.
"My son could have been killed, it was really traumatising for him.
"The pane just came down inches from where he was sitting and he immediately started crying.
"He’s still funny about the living room and doesn’t like sitting in it. Neither of us do, we don’t feel safe."
The dental nurse has lived there since March and says she feels the company is denying responsibility.
She said: "I called the area manager and they came four days later and they used duck tape and nails to put the window back in.
"The next day Affinity Sutton came round and looked at all the windows in the house and they said the others were all unsafe as well.
"They said I couldn’t get compensation because it didn’t hit my son and I don’t even want compensation, I just want them to replace my TV.
An Affinity Sutton spokesman said: "A full replacement window has been ordered and our property maintenance contractor will liaise with our resident on a convenient time to carry out the work.
"The window has been made safe and secure in the meantime.
"Any claim for damage to contents should be via residents’ home contents insurer."
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