A ROW which erupted over a football being kicked into a garden ended in a mum-to-be being kicked in the stomach and a man being knocked unconscious.
Three people have admitted their parts in the sickening incident which happened on Hawthorn Road in Ribbleton, Preston, on April 7 last year.
Police received several calls about an argument in the street.
When they arrived they found a large group of people on the street.
A 58-year-old man, who had been hit on the head with a chair, suffered facial injuries and had been knocked unconscious.
A pregnant woman, 25, had been kicked in the stomach.
Other people told police they had been assaulted and officers found a car had been damaged.
Stuart Bond, 20, of Chestnut Crescent, Ribbleton, Jenna Bond, 22, of Taunton Street, Preston, and Thomas Bond, 27, of Turner Avenue, Irlam, Manchester, were charged in connection with all pleaded guilty to a charge of affray during a hearing at Preston Crown Court.
The trio will be sentenced at the same court on March 11.
Today a witness, who was too afraid to be named, claimed the family had caused misery for other neighbours in the area and that they had begged the housing association, Community Gateway Association, to take action.
It is understood the woman, who has since given birth to a baby boy, has moved from her home in fear.
Det Insp Keith Lee, of Preston Police, said: “This appeared to be a dispute between neighbours over a football which escalated and had serious consequences for the victims.
“This type of anti social behaviour will simply not be tolerated in our communities.
“We would always encourage anybody living in fear to reports any concerns they have to the police on 101 or speak to their local neighbourhood policing officers.”