ABUSE WAS DIS­GRACE­FUL

Accrington Observer - - YOUR VIEWS -

A FRIEND of mine was walk­ing along Barnes Street in Clayton-leMoors last week.

She saw a boy on a scooter and his mum with her phone in her hand com­ing to­wards her so de­cided to move to­wards the wall side out of the way.

Un­for­tu­nately the scooter caught her and in­jured her an­kle.

The mother turned on her and told her ‘……. You should ….look where you are go­ing to and …..get home where you…. be­long!’

There are strong swear words where the dots are!

Lit­tle did this per­son know that the lady they al­most knocked over has had five hip re­place­ments and may very well need an­other one due to brit­tle bone disease.

I hope this woman, who couldn’t speak with­out a swear word in a sen­tence, re­mem­bers this in­ci­dent in her old age and hangs her head in shame as she should be do­ing now.

Two years ago same friend fell on Barnes Street over a bro­ken flag­stone, break­ing her wrist. She rang the coun­cil and was asked “were you look­ing where you were walk­ing and did you have sen­si­ble shoes on?” She an­swered yes to both ques­tions.

Not a shred of sym­pa­thy given in ei­ther in­ci­dent. What is the world com­ing to, have man­ners gone out of the win­dow since face­book, twit­ter and the like came on the scene… ..I won­der?

We should all be able to walk in the streets any­time anywhere with­out be­ing abused. Maureen Arn­field Ley­land

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