A woman has spoken out about her eight years of 'living hell' after being subjected to a torrent of abuse.

Maria Lomelimo, 40, has lived at her home in Way Court, Epsom, for eight years and during that time has been burgled, had faeces and stones thrown at her windows, had rubbish dumped to block her door, had her car scratched many times and people have banged on her door in the early hours.

The catalogue of incidents has led Miss Lomelimo, who lives with her 10-year-old son, to fear for their safety and be unable to sleep at night.

She said: "It’s a living hell to be honest with you. I’m a single mother and I have a 10 year-old-son and he’s so scared.

"I can’t sleep at night and I go to work tired and stressed. I haven’t done anything wrong and I don’t deserve to be treated like this."

Miss Lomelimo, originally from Madeira, has reported a number of incidents to police. But the problems, believed to be caused by youngsters, have continued.

She moved to Epsom to be near her sister after her husband, and father of her son, was killed in a car accident in Dorset.

She added: “I feel it’s probably because I am foreign. I think we should be treated equally. I pay my rent and I go to work. I shouldn’t have to come home to this”.

Epsom Neighbourhood Inspector, Craig Knight, said: "Officers will investigate incidents of anti-social behaviour reported to us and respond robustly where necessary to any criminality in our community.

"Any victims of repeated anti-social behaviour are reviewed routinely to ensure that everything reasonable is being done to reduce the impact of this behaviour on them and where necessary to bring offenders to justice.

"If any person thinks they can assist us in this or indeed any similar cases of anti-social behaviour by providing information they should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Surrey Police directly on 101."