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Joyce Moulson Plagued By Yobs Before Death
The family of a pensioner who died after stones were hurled at her house have said she was plagued by anti-social behaviour by youths.
Joyce Moulson's family said she was having dinner with one of her grandchildren when a pane of glass was broken in her front door.
While the shattered glass was being cleared, the 84-year-old collapsed on the kitchen floor.
She was pronounced dead soon after she arrived at hospital. A post-mortem established the cause of death as heart-related illness.
A family spokesman said Mrs Moulson led an independent life but was blighted by anti-social behaviour.
"Mum and her neighbours in Fair Road, North Road and Upper George Street have seen intrusions into gardens and broken windows in greenhouses," the family said.
"The many high garden walls in the area appear to be an attraction for youths attempting to participate in free running."
But the family insisted she was not terrorised and was supported by her relatives.
They said: "Mum never lived in fear of anything and her door was always open.
"She saw uninvited youths as an inconvenience and was certainly not terrorised by them. Wibsey is a good area of Bradford, only spoilt by the antics of a few."
Paying tribute to Mrs Moulson, her family added: "Mum, her three children John, Julie and Jason and five grandchildren all live in the area and visited her regularly. She was a much-loved mother and was adored by those who knew her, both family and friends.
"She was perhaps best known locally for her glamorous blonde hair and dress style. She would always dress smartly, even if only going across the road to the Co-op for a pint of milk."
Two boys aged 12 and two aged 13 have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. One of the 13-year-olds has been released without charge.