Manchester mum targeted by viral ‘beaning’ trend with food smeared across her house

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The mum, who asked to remain anonymous, described the incident as leaving her feeling “absolutely awful.” Her house was left covered in baked beans, chopped tomatoes and spaghetti hoops.

Empty cans could also be seen in photographs, lying discarded near her front door.

She initially believed herself to be a victim of a burglary-related attack, according to the Manchester Evening News.

She suspected that it was an attempt to work out if she was away from the property or on holiday, leaving it vulnerable to burglary.

However, CCTV footage allegedly captured a group of youths outside her home, before running away in fits of laughter.

She told the Manchester Evening News: “My front door and porch were smeared with baked beans, spaghetti hoops, and chopped tomatoes last week.

“It was just horrific.

She added: “Bizarrely they also left camping stools.

“It made me feel absolutely awful. Me and my daughter were quite scared because we thought it was one of those burglary tricks.”

However, she described how “during the course of the afternoon neighbours started giving me more information about people running off my porch laughing so I thought it probably wasn’t a burglary trick.”

She also had to request the help of neighbours in the aftermath of the bizarre ‘beaning’ incident.

She explained: “I had to ask my neighbours to help me clean up the mess because I couldn’t even step outside my front door.”

The incident left her with mixed emotions: “Initially I was scared but then the anger set in,” she said.

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The prank originated from a video shared on the social media platform, TikTok, where participants would film themselves covering buildings, vehicles and driveways with beans.

They would then upload the footage of the ‘beaning’ onto social media.

This incident follows concerns raised earlier this week about ‘beaning’ in local Manchester publications.

Police in the area issued warnings to shops, encouraging shopkeepers to watch out for children and teenagers buying large amounts of canned goods.

Local parents have also been advised to keep a close eye on their cupboards.

Videos and posts had popped up on social media with the hashtag #beanbanditz.

Police community support officer, Michelle Owens, highlighted the police attetion this new trend was receiving, according to the Manchester Evening News.

She said: “This involves youths throwing the contents of a can of beans over properties, very similar to the trend of throwing eggs at properties.

“If you work in a shop, please can you be aware of youths buying large quantities of cans of beans, if you have children living at home, please be mindful if you see them removing cans of beans from the family home.”

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