It was then that they heard Chloe tell Affleck: 'Put my Daddy's car keys down.'
The incident happened on the day Rachel was due to start a five-day stint of chemotherapy for breast cancer.
Once Chloe was safely back in her bedroom, with her four-year-old brother Sonnymac brother and ten-year-old sister, Rebecca, the father went back to the kitchen.
Mr Edwards, 33, said: 'I shouted to him to get out of my house, and he replied that he was "Just getting some ice cubes." So I told him I'd get him some ice cubes!
'I chased him out of the back door and bolted it shut. I thought he'd gone, but then I heard him trying to get in the front door.
'I couldn't believe that he was trying it again. He seemed drunk.
'My first thought was for my family, but it looked like Chloe already had that covered.
'We're very proud of her, she's definitely a feisty one.'