Victoria Ratheram from Shropshire was with her son when she was forced into the nursery that she and her husband had just completed for their second child due in four weeks.
She was then tied to a chair before the house was ransacked.
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Demonstrators will gather in Lincoln this morning to protest against proposed cuts to the city's local fire service.
Passengers have been warned to expect disruption on East Midlands Trains this weekend because of work on the main line into St Pancras.
A cold and mostly dry day, with wintry showers becoming more confined to coasts. Brisk winds, especially near coasts.