Does anyone know what happened to a young woman on Prioress Street this afternoon at about 2.00? My neighbour tell me that a young woman was attacked but when I rang the police to ask (as my young daughter walks along this road home by herself and I want to know if I should worry) they refused to give me any information at all because it is against the data protection act. There ought to be some way of getting information about what is happening in your local community - to know who or what to look out for if nothing else - or is it just me?
That link isn't quite as scary as it sounds, a man was tried and convicted of the murder (or manslaughter) of this victim and was known to him. The man who was stabbed had met his attacker somewhere else and let him into his flat, it was not a randon attack on Prioress Street. (you can read about that here www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/1689, sorry I don't know how to make it into a link!) I have lived here for 11 years and have never once felt unsafe (touch wood!) nor have I ever heard of anything else happening (although I may be mercifully out of touch) What frightened me about this was that it happened in broad dayllight in the middle of the afternoon and having no idea of the nature of the attack. If a man stole a handbag randomly I cannot do anything about this and can't live my life in fear of it happening to me ( I am not meaning to make light of this happening to anyone) but if a gang of schoolboys attacked a young girl I would think twice about letting mine walk home by herself. It is also good to know what to be aware of. Thanks for the information about the muggings -drwb - I shall be a little more coareful in future.