32 days ago

A bad experience

Noel from Gisborne District

This happened to me early last evening. I went out into the street to find out where a great racket was coming from. I was unable to see anything so I moved along the footpath as the noise seemed to becoming from down the street aways. After going about 50 or so metres along the street. I was able to see 3 people in a driveway across the road. One person was on their back with a second person sitting astride person No1 repeatedly striking them with closed fists. A third person was trying to pull the attacker off the victim. Suddenly the attack stopped, The attacker then stood up a came charging across the roadway yelling something that I could not understand. Upon reaching my side of the roadway the attacker yelled at me do I want them to hit me. I did not reply. The next thing the attacker struck me in the chest with both hands and thrust backwards with such force that I lost my balance and I fell over backwards striking the rough surface of the driveway that I stood on. My left elbow suffered serious skin lacerations and bruising and my left wrist suffered a mild sprain. I made my way back to my home where I was joined by some of my neighbours who came to help me. The police arrived at my doorstep soon after. While one officer took my statement another went to the Resthome next door to get a nurse to attend to my injuries. The St John Ambulance was also called and I was taken to the A & E department at the hospital. I received immediate attention and a tetanus shot, and discharged. In the mean time my daughter had arrived at the hospital and took me home to my place.
The police informed me that the attacker was taken away and charged with assault. The attack on me occurred just along the road from the Dunblane Healthcare Rest Home in Rutene Road. We do not need this type of behaviour in our neighbourhood, or in any other neighbourhood here in Gisborne. Approaches have already been put in place to have these people removed from our neighbourhood.

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