Brick thrown at mum as she fed ducks with her lit­tle boy

Coventry Telegraph - - NEWS - By BEN ECCLESTON News Reporter news@reach­plc.com

A MUM had a brick thrown at her in a ran­dom at­tack as she was feed­ing ducks with her lit­tle boy.

The vic­tim man­aged to stop the brick from hit­ting her head but suf­fered a se­ri­ous hand in­jury in do­ing so.

The at­tack hap­pened as the mother was walk­ing with her son on the canal path near to the Royal Ho­tel in Old Church Road, Bell Green, on Mon­day even­ing.

The of­fender ran off af­ter throw­ing the brick and po­lice are now in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent.

The vic­tim’s fa­ther, who did not wish to be named, said: “It was just a ran­dom at­tack, but why would some­one do that?

“The po­lice were phoned and said they would come to see her on Thurs­day. I rang them and the re­ply I got was that it’s not a ma­jor in­ci­dent.

“I said it was as what would have hap­pened if the brick had hit her on the head?

“There would have been a 10-year-old child there and they could have been look­ing at a mur­der.

“I asked ‘what do I pay my coun­cil tax then? I call you and you don’t want to turn up.’ They ba­si­cally just fobbed me off.”

The fa­ther said he’s also been told that this wasn’t the first in­ci­dent like this in the area.

A spokesman for West Mid­lands Po­lice said: “We re­ceived a re­port a of a brick be­ing thrown at a woman near Coventry Canal, Old Church Road, at just be­fore 9pm on Mon­day, June 11.

“The woman suf­fered a hand in­jury as the male of­fender then left the area. Ini­tial de­tails have been taken and an ap­point­ment has been made to speak to the vic­tim fur­ther.

“Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to call 101, quot­ing log num­ber 2652 of June 11.”

In­for­ma­tion can also be passed on anony­mously via the char­ity Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111 or on­line at www. crimestop­pers-uk.org

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