Thursday, August 23, 2007
Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan: Deborah Davies
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.'
Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan