Warn­ing over egg throw­ing

Shop­per was tar­geted

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Goolis­tan Cooper goolis­tan.cooper@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A SHOP­PER is warn­ing peo­ple to be on their guard af­ter she was hit by an egg hurled at her in Uxbridge.

Katrina Pat­ter­son has alerted the Hilling­don Neigh­bour­hood Watch scheme and po­lice and the coun­cil af­ter she was splat­tered by the un­ex­pected fly­ing ob­ject on Jan­uary 27.

Though the egg throw­ers failed to score a di­rect hit she was left with its rem­nants on her cloth­ing when it hit the pave­ment.

Ms Pat­ter­son, from Uxbridge, said: “I was hit by an egg fly­ing from The Pavil­ions area as I went down the Crown Walk spi­ral walk way at around 6.15pm,

“It was lobbed from a far dis­tance and trav­el­ling at some speed. It would have hurt if it had hit me di­rectly.”

She scoured the vicin­ity for the cul­prits but be­lieves they ducked and hid af­ter throw­ing the egg. She said: “I guess they threw and ducked down so I couldn’t see who did it, and it was dark.

“I don’t think they re­alise the ef­fect it has on peo­ple and how dam­ag­ing egg is on peo­ple’s clothes.

“And if it caught you on the face it could be quite danger­ous.”

Ms Pat­ter­son said she has also no­ticed a num­ber of egg shells on the roads and be­lieves it to be linked to Shrove Tues­day, next week’s Pan­cake Day.

She said: “It hap­pens al­most ev­ery year. I no­ticed there were a lot of egg shells when I was walk­ing around and I re­alised it will be Shrove Tues­day soon.”

Un­for­tu­nately for Ms Pat­ter­son, it is not the first time she has been hit by an egg.

The same thing hap­pened to her about five years ear­lier near the Tesco be­side Cedars Car Park in Uxbridge.

She has re­ported the lat­est in­ci­dent to the po­lice and Hilling­don Coun­cil.

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