Police hit out over sickening TikTok craze after 90-year-old Pendle woman's door is 'booted in'

Police have issued a stark warning about a dangerous new TikTok trend where youths are filming themselves as they smash in people's front doors and then scarper.

By Faiza Afzaal
Friday, 29th October 2021, 8:59 am
Updated Friday, 29th October 2021, 9:00 am

The warning follows an incident yesterday evening (Thursday) after a 90-year-old Barrowford woman was left "absolutely frightened" after her door was 'booted in' by a group of mindless youths.

Police are urging parents to keep an eye on their children and check what they are uploading to social media.

A spokesman for Nelson, Brierfield and Barrowford Police said: "It has come to our attention that there is a new trend going around on TikTok involving youths kicking doors to the sound of a tune.

Sign up to our daily Burnley Express Today newsletter

The damage caused to the door kicked in

"I think a lot of people can say that at some point in their childhood they played 'knock a door run', however, this is on a whole different level where youths are booting doors with so much force that it's causing significant damage whilst videoing themselves doing it.

"Earlier tonight we attended a 90-year-old vulnerable lady's house, living by herself in Barrowford. She has had her door booted so hard it's caused a big crack, this has absolutely frightened her.

"Please keep a check on your children, check what sort of content they are uploading onto platforms such as TikTok and snapchat etc."