A MUM-OF-TWO spoke of her horror after fleeing her home in the early hours of the morning after two cars were set alight outside her house.
Suzanne Gordon, 35, and her mum Catherine Bruce escaped her house in Clent Avenue, Lydiate, after both their cars – a silver Ford Fiesta and a brown Kia Sportage – were set on fire.
Suzanne – who has a son Nathaniel, five, and 16-month-old daughter Beth with her husband Derek – said she believed the incident was a case of mistaken identity.
It followed a spate of gun crime in nearby Maghull.
Mrs Gordon told the ECHO: “It was terrifying. It was about 11.40pm when I heard a sound like a car back firing.
“With all the shootings going on in Maghull it startled me.
“I could see a yellow glow from the blinds in my bedroom and when I looked out I saw my mum’s car on fire.
“I shouted to her and then I could see a ball of fire across the bonnet, which just exploded.
“Then I realised my car which was parked on the drive next to the house was also on fire.
“I just grabbed the kids and rang 999. We managed to get out of the back garden on to the road behind.
“It was scary climbing down the stairs – it was smoky and you could taste it in the back of your throat.”