OAP anger at park fracas arrest

Full story: BBC
Diane Bond was walking her dog when the incident happened A pensioner may be charged with assault after a row with a teenage gang which left her with a suspected broken arm. Full Story
mrs wells

India

#1 Aug 8, 2006
The story about the OAP assaulted by yobbish youths is very dismaying to say the least. Perhaps the worst aspect of the affair is the totally disproportionate police response. Once again the victim is held responsible rather than the attacker. The pompous statement by the local MP is another unhelpful reaction. Where should Mrs Bond go for help & support?. Come on LLandod pensioners - get active! Umbrellas & walking sticks at the ready & march upon the beastly feral youths who are so tormenting & out of control.
chris brittain llandod

UK

#2 Sep 2, 2006
i dont blame miss or mrs bond for trying to get these youths out her path, it sounds like she has been in this situation before and enough is enough. youths like these make it hard for elderly people to trust youngsters, and i feel this gives people like me an un fair start when talking to the elderly. i cant believe these lads could actualy do something like this then to have the gaul to actually report her to the police, i know the police have laws tofollow but arresting her is a crime in its self. these boys and we know who they are better not think they have got away with this, someone will get justice, i know this is not the answer. two wrong do not make a right i agree, but sometimes there is only one way to teach people like this. i wish diane a speedy recovery and hope her fears of going out dont last too long. and in comment to mrs wells i agree totally walking sticks what ever you have defend yourselves and teach theses idiots you wont be walked over. the law says its wrong, but where does it say some one younger fitter more powerful can go around abusing this power.

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