Female victim hit twice in dispute over parking space in Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times: Female victim hit twice in dispute over parking space Female victim hit twice in dispute over parking space

A woman was struck twice in the arm during an argument about a parking space.

Police are appealing for information about the assault, which took place on Tuesday, December 17, on the Chapel Hill Retail Park in Braintree.

The victim suffered soreness to her arm following the dispute at about 7.20pm.

Officers are appealing for information finding a man driving a black Ford Escort who is suspected of carrying out the attack.

Witnesses are urged to call PC Michaela Sargant at Braintree police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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2:00pm Mon 23 Dec 13

The Stinker Returns says...

I am not condoning violence but can we have some context here? The woman has "suffered soreness" after this "attack".
I am not condoning violence but can we have some context here? The woman has "suffered soreness" after this "attack". The Stinker Returns

2:39pm Mon 23 Dec 13

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Sore Arm?

I hope it wasn't the 'self inflicted' result of an over enthusiastic application of the Ude Hishigi Juji Gatame Technique on the poor chap.
Sore Arm? I hope it wasn't the 'self inflicted' result of an over enthusiastic application of the Ude Hishigi Juji Gatame Technique on the poor chap. OMPITA [Intl]

3:23pm Mon 23 Dec 13

YNWAIE says...

Is this really newsworthy? Possibly but with such vague reporting Its neither here nor there. ..Im sure the victim suffered a bad experience and I hope she suffers no lasting effects but please more details BWT so we can assist in this matter
Is this really newsworthy? Possibly but with such vague reporting Its neither here nor there. ..Im sure the victim suffered a bad experience and I hope she suffers no lasting effects but please more details BWT so we can assist in this matter YNWAIE

11:51pm Mon 23 Dec 13

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Not just vague reporting, but regrettably very late reporting as well.

I think a valuable opportunity for the BWT to act as a catalyst for getting a rapid response from any witnesses is perhaps being lost due to the time elapsed between the event itself and the publication of the news report highlighting the police appeal for information. Almost a week in this instance!

This is a common situation which I have previously tried to highlight.

Please allow me to repeat verbatim my comments in relation to a similar appeal for witness information last October.

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3:18pm Mon 28 Oct 13
OMPITA says...
Yet again we have a news report appealing for information about a theft that occurred over a week ago!

This is pathetic!

If the BWT is a truly community supportive newspaper why can't it liaise with the local police and establish an arrangement whereby issues such as this can be reported almost instantaneously.

That way we would be far more likely to reach someone who will come forward with useful fresh witness information leading to the recovery of the stolen goods - and hopefully a prosecution as well.

In this day of supposed Hi-Tec Information Technology it is both laughable and lamentable that we can't do better than this.

Message for Editor of BWT and Essex Police "Is there anybody there?"

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Not just vague reporting, but regrettably very late reporting as well. I think a valuable opportunity for the BWT to act as a catalyst for getting a rapid response from any witnesses is perhaps being lost due to the time elapsed between the event itself and the publication of the news report highlighting the police appeal for information. Almost a week in this instance! This is a common situation which I have previously tried to highlight. Please allow me to repeat verbatim my comments in relation to a similar appeal for witness information last October. Quote: 3:18pm Mon 28 Oct 13 OMPITA [Intl] says... Yet again we have a news report appealing for information about a theft that occurred over a week ago! This is pathetic! If the BWT is a truly community supportive newspaper why can't it liaise with the local police and establish an arrangement whereby issues such as this can be reported almost instantaneously. That way we would be far more likely to reach someone who will come forward with useful fresh witness information leading to the recovery of the stolen goods - and hopefully a prosecution as well. In this day of supposed Hi-Tec Information Technology it is both laughable and lamentable that we can't do better than this. Message for Editor of BWT and Essex Police "Is there anybody there?" Unquote. OMPITA [Intl]

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