Distressed family sent 50 JustEat prank takeaways last three weekends

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TAKEAWAY: Mr and Mrs Jones have had 50 takeaways delivered (Pic: GETTY)

Ant Jones, and his wife Charleen have been disrupted by bizarre pranksters who have been ordering Just Eat takeaways to their door.

The frustrated family have no idea who is behind the prank orders, but the helpless couple are desperate for it to stop as it has kept their 20-month-old son Kanaan awake throughout the night.

Charleen and Ant have had kebabs, pizzas and Chinese takeaways delivered to the Woodchurch home under different names for the last three weeks.

The couple have been forced to turn delivery drivers away without payment, who are then forced to bin the greasy grub.

Ant, who works in a contact centre for Argos, told The Liverpool Echo: “The last three weekends I’ve been having takeaways sent here.

“It started not the weekend just gone, the one before that. It’s been about 50 each weekend. The highest priced one they sent was £80.

“The first weekend when it happened, it was 8.30pm and went on until 1am. On Sunday (July 28), it happened at 8.30am, people sending breakfast and then Sunday roasts round.”

Ant has claimed the pranks started with his neighbour’s home, with five deliveries sent to them on Friday July 12.

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FRUSTRATED: Ant says his 20-month old son is unable to sleep (Pic: Andrew Teebay/Liverpool Echo)

“The delivery drivers have been asking for payment on arrival and we’ve been not paying them and then they have to bin it”

Ant Jones

But now the family have been targeted, the couple are unsure how to stop the constant deliveries.

He said: “I’ve got a 20-month old son and it kept him awake from midnight until 6.30am. I don’t have a clue why it’s happening.

“It’s been very stressful – my son hasn’t been getting any sleep at all. My wife’s very distressed as well. It’s very frustrating.

“The delivery drivers have been asking for payment on arrival and we’ve been not paying them and then they have to bin it.

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PIZZA THIS: The couple have had to turn away pizza, kebab and chinese takeaways (Pic: GETTY)

“It’s been kebabs, Indian, Chinese, part of the £80 order was a banquet. Some of them had the hump with us but in the end they understood.”

Ant has tried contacting the housing association to see if the council could find out why the address is being targeted but the family haven’t had any luck.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, a Just Eat spokesman said: “At Just Eat, we take complaints of this nature very seriously and are concerned to see this has happened.

“We have investigated as a matter of urgency and put in place measures which should prevent further orders, including a block on the address and notifications to all restaurants on the Just Eat platform in the area not to deliver to the home.

“We have been in contact with Mr Jones and also advised him to contact the police and we will fully support any investigation into this.”

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