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PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 09:04 
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BIKE MUM HITS WIRE
A MUM needed 20 stitches in her face and is scarred for life after cycling into a wire tied across a path.

Kate Henery, 38, had a 5in gash across her forehead. The wire missed her left eye by millimetres.

The mum-of-three said yesterday: "It could have cut my throat. There will be a permanent scar."

She and son Fergus, seven, were riding home through a recreation ground after a music festival in Swindon, Wilts.

Passers-by called an ambulance and she was taken to hospital.

Police said: "She could have lost her sight or it could have killed her."


There must be some really sick people about.

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I tend not to believe what I read in the Mirror :) so here's another link


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The degree of premeditation in terms of obtaining and fixing and tensioning a suitable wire doesn't bear thinking about, and elevates this way beyond 'mindless violence'.

And to place it at head height indicates an intention to kill or maim.

I see this in stark contrast to throwing concrete blocks at vehicles, where I have clung to the assumption that vehicles are the targets and occupants are unconsidered.

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I take your points (but I suspect you replied in the wrong thread)


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smeggy wrote:
(but I suspect you replied in the wrong thread)


Me? Nope.

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Story appeared in Waily and Express papers as well. StUN also carried this.

Yes - sick people around and it mirrors handy's thread concerning those idiots who hurl missiles from bridges. Same sick yobs and sick mindset - and the law makes excuses for them. :roll:


It's not the same as Cameron suggesting "hugging the hoodies".. though in essence he was suggesting what we do when we foster.. firm, strict but caring, draconian - without appearing darconian - discipline :wink:

However, this incident ..... justice demands they be locked up. Common sense also demands that they are made to understand why this was a seriously dangerous wrong and that they understand why society would demand a jail term. Had she been on a moped, quadbike or motorbike - this could have decapitated her. :yikes: Her little boy is traumatised and I would think the youngsters playing football and tennis also traumatised by this - as the lady herself.

This poor lady is now scarred for life. She could have died horribly as a result of this.

I would urge those who did this to search their consciences - and own up.

I would also remind them and their parents that what goes around comes around as well. Natural justice sometimes gets more than even :wink:






Since I do foster and have fostered some HARD cases in the past - I can quite honestly say from personal experience (apologies to some if "anecdotal" - but personal experience means more than words on some page of a book somehow.. as it is REAL LIFE AS EXPERIENCED FIRST HAND and supplies the raw data for statistics and "peer reviewed investigations" (and I have experience of this as an exxperienced medic whose work has been published in medical journals in the past as well.) I do not post to "show off" - but to make it clear that actual experience carries weights :wink:

From the experience of fostering ... I would say that firm discipline and a set of strong and straightforward rules - but applied in a friendly but firm manner - and any threatened, but no undermining nor ridiculing punishment for indiscipline carried out - and by this I mean you punish without stripping dignity and self-confidence - then you begin to make an impression :wink: and command some respect from these youngsters.

If you keep making excuses - then they see themselves as "victims" and they continue to make others "pay for their woes".

Oh.. I guess it's the same old "spare the rod and spoil the child" per the Scriptures. :wink:

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Comment - but unfortunately SS might ban me for language used - lets just say i'm sick

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A truly awful story. Some really sick people do inhabit the earth. My thoughts are with this lady. She's disfigured for life as a result of this - and I would like people to just think what this means for any woman of any age. :cry: I hope the persons responsible are caught quickly and that true justice is served.


The persons who did this - I consider this type to be seriously and extremely dangerous to society. I hope they are caught very soon.

My thoughts are with the lady and her little boy. I wish them well, the very best outcome for them - and hope they see some justice served on their behalf.

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