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13th Aug 2022

Chilling moment man with knife and balaclava is captured wandering around family’s living room

Steve Hopkins

Jason Skilling was alseep in his living room when the man entered

A chilling video has captured the moment a knifeman wandered into a family’s living room as they slept downstairs.

The CCTV footage shows Jason Skilling, 53, asleep in his living room when a man in a balaclava enters the living room, walking around with a knife.

Jason’s wife, Adelle, 56, was asleep upstairs at the time.

The video shows the man look over at Jason, who was fast asleep, and then look at the camera, adjusting his balaclava.

The family do not believe the man took anything, and just walked around the living room.

Adelle’s daughter Ashleigh Jones said: “My mum had checked the cameras that they have in the house to watch their pets while they are out.

“She had seen a guy walking around the front room with a massive knife, whilst my stepdad was asleep on the chair.

“It is really scary, my mum is really upset by it. She keeps thinking, what if we did wake up.”

Ashleigh added that the family have “upped their security” at their home in Chadderton, Greater Manchester, after the incident.

The 33-year-old said: “They are checking the cameras all the time and making sure everything is working.

“When they lock up at night, my mum is making sure that everything is locked up when she goes to bed.

“My six-year-old son is terrified, he keeps mentioning it and calling the guy a serial killer, because he has a knife.”

Ashleigh said her “first thought” when she saw the video was, “what if Jason would have woken up?”

“My mum doesn’t sleep very well, so sometimes she goes downstairs at 3am and has a cup of tea.

“It’s all so worrying knowing that that person was there.”

Ashleigh added: “It is wild when you think that somebody has been in a house like that, so close to you.

“I’m sharing what has happened because it’s hot, and I know so many people who leave their windows open, stay up late at night and then fall asleep on the sofa.

“There is elderly people who get up at 3am sometimes and they will go out into the garden.

“It is so dangerous now, you are not safe in your own home.”

Greater Manchester Police has been contacted for comment.

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