Aylesham armed robbery victim Toni King speaks of her ordeal

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Media captionA Kent mother says she does not know how she will recover from an armed robbery at her Aylesham home.

A woman who was told by three armed robbers they would kill her if she went to police says she is still a wreck after her ordeal at her Kent home.

Mother-of-three Toni King was pushed back into her house in Aylesham Kent, grabbed around the throat and threatened with a hammer.

She says the confrontation left her numb and she is still recovering.

Jeremy Waller, George Dunn and Anthony Wood, all from Kent, were jailed for the robbery at Canterbury Crown Court.

Mrs King's home was one of four targeted by the gang over two days in January this year.

Image caption Toni King says her ordeal still haunts her

They used a car stolen in a burglary the day before to travel to the house in Aylesham, near Canterbury, where Mrs King, 37, was at home alone.

The family's CCTV cameras filmed the three men barging their way into the house when Mrs King opened the door.

Mrs King was held by one of the gang, who demanded cash and jewellery.

She said: "They told me if I called the police or followed them out the door they would come back and kill me.

"I was petrified. I didn't know what they were going to do. My whole body just shook. I was so scared."

Image caption The trio were jailed for a total of 16, eight and six years respectively

More than eight months after the robbery, Mrs King says she has still not recovered.

She said: "I don't know if I'm going to be able to pull myself back."

Her sister, Joan Stickland, said: "They have no idea what they have done to my sister. She is not the woman she was."

One of the men, Jeremy Waller, of Arundel Square, Maidstone, was jailed for 16 years at Canterbury Crown Court for two robberies, two burglaries, escaping from custody and taking vehicles without consent.

George Dunn, of Cranham Square, Marden, was jailed for eight years and Anthony Wood, of no fixed address, was given six years, both for robbery.

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