Sunday, 25 July 2010

Serious Assault

Earlier on Saturday evening about 8.30pm I was pushed off the river wall into a near empty river bed. It is only good fortune that I am typing this post right now. It is the early hours and I was shocked that anyone could take such a risk with someone else's life. Unless of course it was a deliberate attempt to take my life ! I was feeding the Swans as I do every day, and two men / youths appeared - late teens early twenties from between the bushes and the pumping house beside the carwash at the harbour. They looked as though they were going to walk up the riverside behind me, and the next thing I knew I was pushed forcefully in the back and went flying into the river. I was flat out and after a 12 foot fall, landed in about 18" of water and silt underneath. It is a miracle that I was not seriously injured or killed !
I may have annoyed some people over the years, likewise some people have annoyed me, but not in my wildest dreams would I contemplate doing such a dangerous act to anyone.
If anybody has any info, I would appreciate if you could contact the police - this was a very very serious unprovoked assault.
I am hoping my camera is not ruined with water, but I fear the worst. Half an hour before the assault I took the following video of Nipper being fed his poultry starter crumbs. It may be the last video or pics if my camera is trashed.


Debra Allan said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the attack, glad you're ok. I cannot believe how anyone could do such a horrible thing.:-( Best wishes to you. x

jayteescot1 said...

Thanks for your good wishes,much appreciated. Like yourself I cannot believe someone could do such a thing either. My next post has good news in so far as the assailant has been caught.