A mum was left terrified when she woke up in the middle of the night with the feeling that someone was standing at the bottom of her bed staring at her.

Sophia-Louise Crawford said she woke up at around 5am with the feeling that she was being watched.

She was horrified to spot a burglar in the doorway who simply said "sorry wrong house" before fleeing.

The 26-year-old, who was in bed with her army husband at the time, said she sleeps closest to the door and was terrified to see "guy standing there looking" at her.

Mum Sophia said "hello" before she realised she didn’t know him and shouted "what the hell," which woke her husband up.

Kieran, 29, woke up to the screams and immediately chased the intruded down the stairs as Sophia-Louise, 26, ran to check on their two children.

Distraught Sophia-Louise said she "couldn't believe" that it happened and thought maybe it had been a "mistake."

The incident left her "totally in shock" and was even more upset when she realised the children's room had "been ransacked and the cupboard door left open."

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She told the Daily Record: "I sleep on the side of the bed closest to the door and I just woke up. The guy was standing there looking at me.

"I said 'hello' as I was quite confused. Straight away I realised I didn't know him and shouted 'what the hell' and my husband woke up.

"I thought oh my god the kids and then he said 'oh sorry, wrong house'. i thought maybe someone was drunk and came into the house by accident.

"I just couldn't believe it. I thought maybe it was a mistake but I was totally in shock."

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Sophia said they realised quickly the thief had made off with their children's Xbox and iPad among several other items.

The couple believe the man had an accomplice who helped him remove items from the property before he entered their bedroom.

At the time of the break-in, Sophia-Louise and Kieran said all their doors were locked but went on to find a broken broom handle in their kitchen, which Kieran believes the intruder used to prise open their kitchen window.

Chief Inspector Michael Williamson said : "Officers are continuing with enquiries after break-ins to properties in Willowbank Brae in Dunfermline on Friday, 19 March.

"I would like to take this opportunity to remind home owners of the importance of home security and I would ask that anyone who has any information regarding these crimes to contact 101, quoting 0393 of 19 March."

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