Woman fights off Nelson attacker who tried to drag her into bushes

This Is Lancashire: Woman fights off Nelson attacker who tried to drag her into bushes Woman fights off Nelson attacker who tried to drag her into bushes

A 40-YEAR-old woman was grabbed by a man who tried to pull her into bushes close to the River Calder.

Detectives said Thursday’s incident was ‘terrifying’ for the victim and believe there may have been a ‘sexual motive’.

It happened at around 5.30pm as the local woman was walking alone along the footpath leading from Southfield Street to St Georges Road in Nelson.

As she got close to the footbridge over the river, the man took hold of her arm but she managed to escape and ran across the bridge.

The offender caught up with her and pushed her to the ground where she was assaulted.

The woman managed to kick out and struggled free before her attacker fled towards Southfield Street.

DS Mick Cross from East Division CID said: “This was a terrifying assault on a woman who was out walking on her own.

“We believe there may be a sexual motive to this and are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time that may have witnessed the incident or saw a man loitering or running away from the area to contact us.”

The offender was an Asian man in his late 20s or early 30s. He was 5ft 6ins and of medium build.

It  is believed he was wearing a blue tracksuit top with a hood up and matching blue bottoms.

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting reference number 999 of June 5 2014.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org.

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1:18pm Sun 8 Jun 14

noddy57 says...

These low life,s really should not be allowed to exist in a civilised society and inflict their evil **** on innocent members of their communities.We need to take stock and put in place a new and exciting cure for all these sex fiends. its called involuntary euthanasia.
These low life,s really should not be allowed to exist in a civilised society and inflict their evil **** on innocent members of their communities.We need to take stock and put in place a new and exciting cure for all these sex fiends. its called involuntary euthanasia. noddy57
  • Score: 36

1:38pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Steven Seagull says...

noddy57 wrote:
These low life,s really should not be allowed to exist in a civilised society and inflict their evil **** on innocent members of their communities.We need to take stock and put in place a new and exciting cure for all these sex fiends. its called involuntary euthanasia.
Not so sure why you've attracted -4 thumbs for this Noddy, seems like a perfectly reasonable suggestion to me.
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: These low life,s really should not be allowed to exist in a civilised society and inflict their evil **** on innocent members of their communities.We need to take stock and put in place a new and exciting cure for all these sex fiends. its called involuntary euthanasia.[/p][/quote]Not so sure why you've attracted -4 thumbs for this Noddy, seems like a perfectly reasonable suggestion to me. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 24

2:05pm Sun 8 Jun 14

jimpy0 says...

mebbee cos the attacker was a bungle - they dont like it up em Mr Mainwaring
mebbee cos the attacker was a bungle - they dont like it up em Mr Mainwaring jimpy0
  • Score: -17

2:58pm Sun 8 Jun 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

if there was a bigger police presence on and around the park maybe these attacks wouldn't keep happening.over the last 2/3 years there have been several vicious violent attacks but every evening/night there are gangs of Asians dealing drugs out of cars on Park drive/Georges rd and every park bench but the Police only go on or around the park after an incident like this.
if there was a bigger police presence on and around the park maybe these attacks wouldn't keep happening.over the last 2/3 years there have been several vicious violent attacks but every evening/night there are gangs of Asians dealing drugs out of cars on Park drive/Georges rd and every park bench but the Police only go on or around the park after an incident like this. ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 28

4:13pm Sun 8 Jun 14

wilddog says...

noddy57 wrote:
These low life,s really should not be allowed to exist in a civilised society and inflict their evil **** on innocent members of their communities.We need to take stock and put in place a new and exciting cure for all these sex fiends. its called involuntary euthanasia.
100% spot on bud! you get my vote!
[quote][p][bold]noddy57[/bold] wrote: These low life,s really should not be allowed to exist in a civilised society and inflict their evil **** on innocent members of their communities.We need to take stock and put in place a new and exciting cure for all these sex fiends. its called involuntary euthanasia.[/p][/quote]100% spot on bud! you get my vote! wilddog
  • Score: 26

7:16pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Steven Seagull says...

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 wrote:
if there was a bigger police presence on and around the park maybe these attacks wouldn't keep happening.over the last 2/3 years there have been several vicious violent attacks but every evening/night there are gangs of Asians dealing drugs out of cars on Park drive/Georges rd and every park bench but the Police only go on or around the park after an incident like this.
Government budget cuts Robert.
[quote][p][bold]ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123[/bold] wrote: if there was a bigger police presence on and around the park maybe these attacks wouldn't keep happening.over the last 2/3 years there have been several vicious violent attacks but every evening/night there are gangs of Asians dealing drugs out of cars on Park drive/Georges rd and every park bench but the Police only go on or around the park after an incident like this.[/p][/quote]Government budget cuts Robert. Steven Seagull
  • Score: 15

8:32am Mon 9 Jun 14

rudis_dad says...

Yet again, LTs reporters demonstrate a shocking lack of knowledge of the gepgraphical area which they cover - neither the Lancashire or Yorkshire rivers Calder go anywhere near Nelson!! It's Walverden Water, you dumb-****!!
Yet again, LTs reporters demonstrate a shocking lack of knowledge of the gepgraphical area which they cover - neither the Lancashire or Yorkshire rivers Calder go anywhere near Nelson!! It's Walverden Water, you dumb-****!! rudis_dad
  • Score: 15

3:37pm Mon 9 Jun 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 wrote:
if there was a bigger police presence on and around the park maybe these attacks wouldn't keep happening.over the last 2/3 years there have been several vicious violent attacks but every evening/night there are gangs of Asians dealing drugs out of cars on Park drive/Georges rd and every park bench but the Police only go on or around the park after an incident like this.
Government budget cuts Robert.
nothing to do with budget cuts its about a racist council and a police force afraid of acting against Asians
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123[/bold] wrote: if there was a bigger police presence on and around the park maybe these attacks wouldn't keep happening.over the last 2/3 years there have been several vicious violent attacks but every evening/night there are gangs of Asians dealing drugs out of cars on Park drive/Georges rd and every park bench but the Police only go on or around the park after an incident like this.[/p][/quote]Government budget cuts Robert.[/p][/quote]nothing to do with budget cuts its about a racist council and a police force afraid of acting against Asians ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 18

6:33pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Openminded? says...

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 wrote:
if there was a bigger police presence on and around the park maybe these attacks wouldn't keep happening.over the last 2/3 years there have been several vicious violent attacks but every evening/night there are gangs of Asians dealing drugs out of cars on Park drive/Georges rd and every park bench but the Police only go on or around the park after an incident like this.
Government budget cuts Robert.
nothing to do with budget cuts its about a racist council and a police force afraid of acting against Asians
Acting against Asians, are you referring to all Asians?
[quote][p][bold]ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123[/bold] wrote: if there was a bigger police presence on and around the park maybe these attacks wouldn't keep happening.over the last 2/3 years there have been several vicious violent attacks but every evening/night there are gangs of Asians dealing drugs out of cars on Park drive/Georges rd and every park bench but the Police only go on or around the park after an incident like this.[/p][/quote]Government budget cuts Robert.[/p][/quote]nothing to do with budget cuts its about a racist council and a police force afraid of acting against Asians[/p][/quote]Acting against Asians, are you referring to all Asians? Openminded?
  • Score: 6

9:06pm Mon 9 Jun 14

M Foster says...

Openminded? wrote:
ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 wrote:
if there was a bigger police presence on and around the park maybe these attacks wouldn't keep happening.over the last 2/3 years there have been several vicious violent attacks but every evening/night there are gangs of Asians dealing drugs out of cars on Park drive/Georges rd and every park bench but the Police only go on or around the park after an incident like this.
Government budget cuts Robert.
nothing to do with budget cuts its about a racist council and a police force afraid of acting against Asians
Acting against Asians, are you referring to all Asians?
No, not Chinese or Japanese, etc. He does not need to spell it out for clarification - we who live amongst all this **** know who he means.
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123[/bold] wrote: if there was a bigger police presence on and around the park maybe these attacks wouldn't keep happening.over the last 2/3 years there have been several vicious violent attacks but every evening/night there are gangs of Asians dealing drugs out of cars on Park drive/Georges rd and every park bench but the Police only go on or around the park after an incident like this.[/p][/quote]Government budget cuts Robert.[/p][/quote]nothing to do with budget cuts its about a racist council and a police force afraid of acting against Asians[/p][/quote]Acting against Asians, are you referring to all Asians?[/p][/quote]No, not Chinese or Japanese, etc. He does not need to spell it out for clarification - we who live amongst all this **** know who he means. M Foster
  • Score: 13

2:58pm Wed 11 Jun 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

Openminded? wrote:
ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 wrote:
if there was a bigger police presence on and around the park maybe these attacks wouldn't keep happening.over the last 2/3 years there have been several vicious violent attacks but every evening/night there are gangs of Asians dealing drugs out of cars on Park drive/Georges rd and every park bench but the Police only go on or around the park after an incident like this.
Government budget cuts Robert.
nothing to do with budget cuts its about a racist council and a police force afraid of acting against Asians
Acting against Asians, are you referring to all Asians?
that's such a stupid question even from you that it doesn't deserve an answer
[quote][p][bold]Openminded?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123[/bold] wrote: if there was a bigger police presence on and around the park maybe these attacks wouldn't keep happening.over the last 2/3 years there have been several vicious violent attacks but every evening/night there are gangs of Asians dealing drugs out of cars on Park drive/Georges rd and every park bench but the Police only go on or around the park after an incident like this.[/p][/quote]Government budget cuts Robert.[/p][/quote]nothing to do with budget cuts its about a racist council and a police force afraid of acting against Asians[/p][/quote]Acting against Asians, are you referring to all Asians?[/p][/quote]that's such a stupid question even from you that it doesn't deserve an answer ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 4

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