A Hull woman has hit out after not being able to use her TV for three weeks after vandals struck her block of flats.
Sarah Hewitt, 41, of Dane View, Orchard Park, said she first noticed a signalling problem three weeks ago but decided to turn off her TV, and turn it back on again an hour later.
However, the set was still not working and it was only when she spoke to a neighbour that she found out it was due to aerial damage and vandalism in the block of flats she lives in.
After notifying Hull City Council, Sarah said she was told it would be under the council's 24 hour emergency repair service and it would soon be fixed.
But the problem is still ongoing - with the council saying they are unable to fix it until security at the flats has been improved.
"I've been calling the council for two weeks and today they said it would be done by the end of next week.
"Someone has damaged the box in the block where the aerials are kept and no one can watch TV. It's been three weeks now.
"Every time I call up they say it will be so and so day and it's still not been done. They've said now it might be getting sorted Tuesday or Wednesday next week."
Sarah said that after suffering a stroke in May this year, watching TV has been her sanctuary as she doesn't like leaving the house alone.
Since her stroke, she has also suffered with anxiety, something she says the TV helps with as it provides a distraction.
She said: "I can't go out because I've had a stroke and I know there's been quite a bit of trouble with the area on Orchard Park so I don't like to go out unless someone is with me.
"At the moment my anxiety is high, I've just been locking the door, closing the curtains and staying in bed.
"We've all been chasing the council up about it and now they're saying they won't fix it until the police find out who did the vandalism.
"They just say 'it might be this day and it might be that day.'
"They said it would be put on the emergency repair list when I first rang and we've been waiting for three weeks."
Hull City Council said repair work will be done once security at the flats is improved.
A spokeswoman said: "We are sorry for the inconvenience caused for Dane View residents.
"Unfortunately, this is down to theft and vandalism of TV and satellite equipment for the block, which is currently being investigated by the police.
"We are improving the security on site before reinstalling the equipment, and anticipate the work being completed by the end of the week."
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