I have 3 cases of information to supply to you, in separate submissions. This one is my own case of being a GBH victim. It's particular value is that it refutes those that support victim blaming and it's misogynistic bigotry as it demonstrates unprovoked violence as the allegations which blame the victim used by media and police do not exist here. It is also one of numerous crimes which are recorded by the police who then ignore the victim and chance of an arrest:
1. On February 2nd 2009 I had been the victim of an unprovoked GBH attack by members of the same group with the message that, "next time they were going to fucking knife [me]. I reported it immediately and made a signed statement to Plumstead CID 3 days later.
2. Three hours I was able to identify my attackers and phoned CID immediately. The response was they were not interested in sending any police out to apprehend them. This was half a mile from Plumstead police station.
3.September 22 2009 My neighbour was racially abused and threatened in front of her young child by members of a knife carrying gang. She reported to the police the following day, still deeply distressed. Police did nothing more than take a statement
4. There were other victims of threats, muggings and violence including students from the local college
5. April 2013- I provided further information to help identify the criminals. Plumstead CID made excuses for doing nothing and not recording the information I provided. The new CID officer asked,"Why I hadn't reported the crime?" I asked if he had my written statement recording the crime, which he confirmed he had retrieved, thus contradicting his nonsensical question.
Following my attack, and a few months later narrowly avoiding being attacked by the same gang, I used minicabs to my flat whenever it was dark. This was a sensible precaution although it should be unnecessary for innocent people to use such methods to avoid being attacked by people who should be in prison
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