A HAIRDRESSER has been sleeping in her shop after receiving threats her shop would be firebombed.

The owner of the shop in Barcombe Road, Moulsecoomb, Brighton, said a family came into the shop on Friday demanding a haircut.

When she said she had not got any available appointments they became irate.

The woman then threatened to “kick the baby out of the stomach” of the shop owner’s six-month pregnant daughter.

The man then said he would “firebomb” the business she said – at which point she called 999.

The terrified owner has been sleeping in her shop with one hand on a hosepipe ever since.

She said: “The wife started kicking off at my daughter, I was really scared.

“My daughter was terrified and has already been having a difficult time with her first pregnancy.

“I have been sleeping her ever since.”

A spokeswoman for Sussex Police said: “Sussex Police received a report of verbal threats being made by a man and a woman in a hairdressers in Barcombe Road, Brighton, just before 2.40pm on Friday.

“Officers later attended the premises and reporting advice was given to the owners of the business.”

If you have any information please report online or call 101 quoting 821 of 09/08.