Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Walsall, West Midlands: Chanté Sayers

When a boy with blood on his face knocked on a door, he was welcomed inside and given help by an 82-year-old man. And his thank you? The boy robbed him.
The man’s granddaughter Chanté Sayers, 30, contacted Mums’ Army. She says: ‘My grandfather is a trusting man. When the boy said he’d been beaten up, he made him a drink and called the police. While he was on the phone the boy stole my grandfather’s wallet and my gran’s handbag.’
Her grandfather was targeted again as he played with Chanté’s three-year-old niece.
Chanté explains: ‘They were riding on his mobility scooter when a youth bombarded them with water bombs. They were knocked to the floor and my grandfather’s glasses and hearing aid were broken. Thankfully other children came to help, but the youth got away with it.
‘Things are getting worse. The last two times my fiancé went into the town centre he witnessed two stabbings and my brother-in-law was held at knifepoint for his mobile phone.
‘I blame lenient penalties. The Government has to listen to us.’
Chanté Sayers,
Walsall, West Midlands
E-mail: chante.sayers@hotmail.com

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