Neighbours have slammed a hateful letter sent to a lesbian couple telling them their relationship was ‘immoral and wrong’.
Vikki Parkey, 36, and her wife Stephanie, 29, were told to ‘move to a more appropriate area’ of Hull in the anonymous note.
The letter even went as far to suggest the married couple, who live in Chestnut Avenue with their 18-month-old daughter, had no right bringing up a child as lesbians.
Vikki Parkey, 36, and her wife Stephanie, 29, said they’ve never had a problem before until now (Picture: Hull Daily Mail/MEN Media)
Neighbour Harvey Lincoln, 29, says his neighbours are ‘wonderful people’ as he slammed the ‘cowardly’ letter (Picture: MEN/Hull Live)It read: ‘We, the residents, are not happy with same-sex couples living our area.
‘Especially not when bringing up a child. It is immoral and wrong. We suggest you move to a more appropriate area of the city.’
But neighbours today have condemned the ‘cowardly’ letter, saying hateful people like that are ‘not welcome’ on this street.
Harvey Lincoln, 29, said: ‘People who have these views are just not welcome in this neighbourhood.
‘They are people who hold old fashioned views and dinosaur attitudes.
‘This is 2019 and people should be ashamed and disgusted at what they have done by sending this letter.
The lesbian couple received this hateful letter through their door‘It’s a very cowardly, disgraceful act and when I saw it on Facebook I just couldn’t believe it. I made sure both of the girls were OK.’
Vikki said: ‘We’ve lived here at the property for six years and never received anything like this. We just couldn’t believe it. It was very hurtful, but this is just one a***hole, well hopefully, just one a***hole, who is doing this.’
The computer-typed letter is thought to have been posted to their two-bed terraced home under the cover of darkness on Thursday evening.
‘I went downstairs this morning and my wife was in tears about it and when I asked her what was up she showed me this letter,’ Vikki said.
‘When I read it, I instantly became mad more than anything for upsetting my wife and thinking that they have any right to pass judgement on us and most of all that they thought they had a right to even mention my daughter.
‘It’s two different emotions really: mad at the bigotry of it all and upset that there was nothing I could do to stop Steph being upset about it.
‘We have never had a problem before, but these opinions in this day and age are just not acceptable. Whoever sent it are just cowards really.’
Vikki says she knows her immediate neighbours are friendly so it must have been another resident who lives nearby.
She added: ‘When we were going through IVF, all the neighbours were all really excited for us so we know it’s not the street as a whole.
‘It came through overnight so they must have waited for the lights to go out before posting it. We then saw the letter when we got up for work.’
Vikki discovered the letter on Friday morning and reported the incident to Humberside Police straight away.
A force spokesperson said: ‘We received a report of malicious communications at an address on Chestnut Avenue, Hull today, Friday, February 22.
‘It was reported that a letter containing malicious content was posted through a door overnight, causing distress to the resident of the property.
‘We have spoken to the resident of the property, offering her advice and support.’