Mum attacked by three men

Mum attacked by three men on Maldon estate

Mum attacked by three men on Maldon estate

First published in Local News

A MUM has spoken of her terrifying ordeal when three men attacked her and her boyfriend.


Elizabeth Mcguire, 23, of London Road, Westcliff was punched in the face by the thugs who she says jumped her in a random attack in the early hours of Saturday morning.


Full-time mum Miss Mcguire had been visiting her sister in Wordsworth Avenue, Maldon and was talking to her boyfriend in the street when the men launched their vicious attack.

when these three boys came running up to us.
“They were three random boys. They were punching and kicking us, my partner had to cover me at one point.


“For a man to hit a girl like that is just disgusting. I was so scared they were going to kill my partner.
“I think we might have been talking quite loudly outside but there’s no need for violence.”


Miss Mcguire was then taken to Broomfield Hospital by ambulance after the men had run off.
She is now out of hospital and recovering at home.


She said: “I have got to go back to hospital in a week’s time, they don’t know if I will need stitches.
“My partner is fine, he’s just got lumps and a pain in his chest where they kicked him.”


Miss Mcguire could not remember what all three men looked like but described them all as in their 20s.
One man was tall, with light brown spiky hair and was wearing a blue top. The other was shorter and muscley.


A police spokesman said: “Police were called to Wordsworth Avenue at around 1.30am with reports of four people fighting in the street.
“Police are currently waiting to take a statement from the victim. No arrests have been made.”


Residents living in the street and nearby have expressed their surprise at hearing about violence in the area.
 

Neighbourhood watch co-ordinator for the Poet’s estate, Sue Thomson, of Browning Road, said she believed the estate was a nice place to live.

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10:20am Thu 10 Jan 13

J_blond says...

Police are waiting to take a statement from the victim. But she's come to the Echo first? Priorities!

And am I the only one who hates the term 'Full-time mun'? - If you work or stay at home to look after the kids, you should always be a full-time parent. You don't just pick and choose the times you want to be one...
Police are waiting to take a statement from the victim. But she's come to the Echo first? Priorities! And am I the only one who hates the term 'Full-time mun'? - If you work or stay at home to look after the kids, you should always be a full-time parent. You don't just pick and choose the times you want to be one... J_blond
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10:21am Thu 10 Jan 13

JuliaM says...

I thought 'How strange! A random attack on a couple?' and then I saw this statement:

"I think we might have been talking quite loudly outside but there’s no need for violence."

Aha! I think there might be more to this than the complainant has told the 'Echo'!
I thought 'How strange! A random attack on a couple?' and then I saw this statement: "I think we might have been talking quite loudly outside but there’s no need for violence." Aha! I think there might be more to this than the complainant has told the 'Echo'! JuliaM
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11:42am Thu 10 Jan 13

Red Hand Gang says...

Talk loudly outside my house at 0130 in the morning and the best you will get is a cold bucket of water over your inconsiderate head.
Talk loudly outside my house at 0130 in the morning and the best you will get is a cold bucket of water over your inconsiderate head. Red Hand Gang
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11:54am Thu 10 Jan 13

J_blond says...

For 'talking quite loudly' at 1.30 in the morning? Arguing maybe...?

Personally, I've never found the need to pop outside my in-laws house early in the morning to talk...
For 'talking quite loudly' at 1.30 in the morning? Arguing maybe...? Personally, I've never found the need to pop outside my in-laws house early in the morning to talk... J_blond
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12:12pm Thu 10 Jan 13

pendulum says...

Hardly random then; the three people who attacked them were probably woken up by their "loud talking" at 1.30am. I'm not condoning it but it would seem they brought the trouble upon themselves to a large extent.
Hardly random then; the three people who attacked them were probably woken up by their "loud talking" at 1.30am. I'm not condoning it but it would seem they brought the trouble upon themselves to a large extent. pendulum
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7:49am Fri 11 Jan 13

EssexBoy1968 says...

Like others I cannot help but feel thaere is than meets the eye here.
The fact that the Echo can publish a story, complete with photograph, whilst Essex Police have yet to be to take a statement can mean that either someone believes it more important to appear in the press than give a statement to police, or that the police have not made arrangements to take that statement.
I suppose, like so many other incidents reported here, we'll never find out the truth.
Violence is not the answer, and hitting a woman is the mark of a coward....
Like others I cannot help but feel thaere is than meets the eye here. The fact that the Echo can publish a story, complete with photograph, whilst Essex Police have yet to be to take a statement can mean that either someone believes it more important to appear in the press than give a statement to police, or that the police have not made arrangements to take that statement. I suppose, like so many other incidents reported here, we'll never find out the truth. Violence is not the answer, and hitting a woman is the mark of a coward.... EssexBoy1968
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