A FAMILY has been left devastated after youths vandalised their home and destroyed essential medical equipment for their young son.

Niketa Chin, 28, Tom Parker, 32, and their three children are now facing Christmas in temporary accommodation after vandals wrecked their family home in Densham Avenue on November 2.

This came just days after they were forced to move out when the house flooded.

The couple's five-year-old son, Remy, has a life long disability, spina bifida, hydrocephalus, which leaves him with no movement from the waist down.

He also has epilepsy and is deaf in one ear.

The house was in the middle of being adapted for his needs with an accessible wetroom when the youths broke in and dashed the family's efforts.

They also destroyed Remy’s seat and table which enables him to sit with the correct posture and his medication which was left in the property.

Niketa said: “I’m physically drained, my kids are so unsettled.

“They had no respect and to do that to child who has got disabilities is disgusting.”

"They smashed up every room, they started fires.

"He needed that equipment.

"We've had so much work done to get all that for him and now we're in limbo."

The family had no choice but to leave the house with Remy and his siblings, Levi, 12 and Riko, two, after it flooded on September 29.

While they were put up in temporary accommodation, they were assured that their home and possessions would be made secure.

Tom explained: "The housing association said repairs would be scheduled but two weeks passed and they had not started any repair work.

"Three nights before November 2 we went to check on the house and saw one of the windows had been smashed.

"The housing association said they would come out in the next four hours to fix it but they didn't.

"On November 2, we were driving past and I saw the lights on and I thought, 'there's someone in the house.'

"I banged on the window and 50 kids came out of the house.

"If the housing association had done their job and secured the window, this wouldn't have happened."

The family stressed that they would never have moved to the Densham Avenue property if they had known it was likely to flood, especially due to Remy's needs.

A spokesperson for Torus, who manages the Densham Avenue property, said: “We fully appreciate how upsetting this has been for the family.

“An emergency job to secure the window was arranged within four hours of it being reported, however when we attended the window only had minor damage, was secure and did not need boarding up.

“It would seem after the original inspection further damage was done to the window which caused it to become insecure, for which we were not aware.

“We are now working to make sure all the damage is repaired so the family can return to their home as soon as possible.”

A spokesperson for Cheshire Police said: "At 9pm on November 2, police received a report of a burglary at a house on Densham Avenue in Warrington involving a number of youths inside causing damage to the property.

"Enquiries remain ongoing and anyone who has any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 555403."

Since the incident, a fundraising page had been set up to try and help the family rebuild their lives.

It can be accessed via go fund me at www.gofundme.com/f/restore-our-home-after-devastation.