Thursday, August 23, 2007


Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan: Deborah Davies

While waiting at a bus stop, Deborah Davies's son, Owain, 14, was attacked by a group of teenagers. The yobs called him names because of his long hair and dark gothic clothes. Then they punched him in the face and left him lying in the street.
Deborah, 49, of Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, contacted Mums' Army and said: 'When Owain came home there was no white in his right eye. He was in agony.
'We rushed him to hospital and doctors told us that severe trauma had caused bleeding behind the eyeball.
'We called the police who promised to send an officer round immediately. But we rang them three more times and even got in touch with the Police Complaints Commission before an officer actually arrived - almost a week later. And still no further action has been taken.
'Since we have spoken out about the attack, other parents of victimsed children have come forward.
'There's a gang culture emerging here yet the police insist there isn't a problem.
'Every time my kids go out I'm afraid of what might happen to them.
'I've decided to join Mums' Army because we have to unite so we can force the police to do their job.'
Deborah Davies,
Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan

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