TikTok’s Smithy Family said they’d move after escorts sent to house before fire

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The dad of TikTok stars The Smithy Family whose house burned down in a suspected arson attack had warned they needed to move after a gang bombarded their house.

The family has been left "devastated" by the blaze which destroyed their property in Bexleyheath, south-east London.

Parents Nick and Jess Smithy grabbed their newborn baby and two young daughters Amelia, six, and Isabella, nine, after realising their car was on fire.

Footage shows the property blackened and glowing due to the flames, while their car was also gutted on their drive.

Nick, 33, has revealed that prior to the fire, escorts and dozens of unwanted takeaways have been sent to their home by sick pranksters after their address was leaked online.

The Sun reports that one sickening attack saw a gang hurl stones at the house as the baby was sat in the front window.

The family's oldest daughter was left too terrified to sleep and the Smithys installed CCTV during a three-month reign of terror.

After escorts were sent to their address last month, former builder Nick voiced his fears they'd have to flee their home.

Nick told the 2.5 social media followers: "We're off. We ain't staying here. How can that happen? What's next?

"Do I have to sit up all night with a baseball bat? I'm absolutely furious."

In another video from June 24, Nick is heard telling an escort who comes to the door "someone is pranking you".

After the blaze Nick claimed two people were behind the suspected arson attack.

He said: "To the two people who have done this, you could have killed our family and not only our family, my neighbours, my friends.

"It's unforgivable. My girls were in this room but that don't matter to you, does it?

"One of you filmed it while the other done it."

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Many of the comments urged the family to quit social media.

The popular family became famed for posting funny video of their home life, including Nick dressing up in tights and him getting a Gareth Southgate tattoo on his leg.

The dad-of-three later told the Sun: "We’ve had over 100 Just Eat deliveries that weren’t paid for, it was cash on collection.

‘’We had prostitutes ordered at god knows what time in the morning, we’ve had the windows smashed, things thrown at the house.

"All over jealousy over the fact we’re trying to do good and push positivity. It’s heartbreaking."

Last month after Nick claimed some people threw stones at the property's window, he said he would go to the police if it happened again.

The Metropolitan Police said they are investigating the incident but no arrests have yet been made.

A London Fire Brigade spokesperson added: "We were called to reports of a car alight that had spread up the outside of the house.

"There were a number of mobility scooters parked outside which had caught alight and were producing a large amount of smoke and flames.

"Everyone was out of the building before we arrived, and crews worked incredibly hard to prevent further damage to the inside of the property and to neighbouring properties."

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