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Close the door and give me just one minute with this 'man'.

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Marelli Wed 08-May-13 13:50:49

While I was at a village Community Police and Council meeting last night, my daughter was being attacked as she walked home from a self-help group with her friend. She was shot at close range by a BB (?) gun at least 5 times, in her thighs and lower back, as she turned away to protect herself. Apparently a BB gun is a gas-propelled pellet gun. The perpetrator wore a balaclava and demanded their bags. DD told him that they had no money on them and he just shot her. Just like that. Her friend was uninjured and was able to dial 999 as the attacker ran off, and when the police and ambulance arrived she was able to give what description she could, to them.
DD is in hospital, on an anti-biotic drip as the pellets could have been infected by his hands as he loaded the gun. 3 of the pellets will need to remain in her thighs as they are too deep to remove.
My DD has already had to deal with so much emotional stuff over the years, and just when she was attempting to get her life back on track by going to her self-help group this b.....d comes along and does this.
So....I really don't think I'm being unreasonable to want to have a private minute alone with him. One minute would be all I'd need. angry

glassortwo Wed 08-May-13 13:55:26

Marelli I can understand you wanting to get this animal on his own, I too would feel the same. I hope your DD gets home soon and that this does not hold back her progress. You must be out of your mind with worry {{{hugs}}}

merlotgran Wed 08-May-13 13:58:31

What an awful thing to happen, Marelli. I hope they catch the b*****d. flowers

Nonu Wed 08-May-13 14:00:18

Marelli , how very terrible , my heartfelt, sympathy to you , your daughter and all the family as it will affect you all .

Lilygran Wed 08-May-13 14:00:43

Marelli how dreadful for you and your daughter. I do hope she makes a speedy recovery

j08 Wed 08-May-13 14:00:59

Marelli I am so sorry this has happened to your daughter. It is just so unfair. sad

I hope they get the bastard that did that. #rotinhell [angry

gillybob Wed 08-May-13 14:07:24

Oh Marelli What terrible news, your poor, poor daughter. Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I can totally understand you feeling the way you do and I would feel exactly the same. Scum of the earth needs to be found as there is no doubt he will do this again to some other poor unsuspecting soul.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to your daughter and I hope she gets some good counselling to help her through this. flowers

Aka Wed 08-May-13 14:09:53

That is dreadful. I would feel just as you do Marelli . I hope they catch the disgusting little weasel.

whenim64 Wed 08-May-13 14:11:59

Oh, Marelli I'm so very sorry to hear what this thug has done to your daughter. She must have been terrified. I hope she is able to recover and he gets caught quickly. What a dreadful shock for you. flowers

kittylester Wed 08-May-13 14:15:40

Marelli what a horrible thing to happen to your daughter - you must feel so helpless.

Hopefully your DD will be home soon and you can give her some TLC. flowers

I presume that you have cancelled any cards etc he might have got.

A minute with you and some other GNs would sort the b*****s out.

(((hugs))) for your daughter, you and your family.

JessM Wed 08-May-13 14:16:53

Oh no! How awful.
These darn things (BB guns) are sold to kids aren't they.
Of course you are not unreasonable to feel beyond furious.

LullyDully Wed 08-May-13 14:18:18

What a dreadful thing to happen? My thought go out to you both!!! I despair.

Elegran Wed 08-May-13 14:19:46

We will all come with you to help, Marelli. Cowardly scum. When they get him I hope they make sure he does not do it again in a hurry.

GillieB Wed 08-May-13 14:30:26

*Marelli - so sad to hear about your poor daughter. I hope she is beginning to feel a little better now and that there is no lasting damage to both her self esteem and body (although it won't be pleasant having the pellets in her thigh. I do hope that the Police find this b.....d soon.

baubles Wed 08-May-13 14:32:00

Oh Marelli I'm so sorry that your daughter has suffered this horrible attack. I hope she recovers from her injuries very quickly. She is bound to be set back in her emotional recovery, I do hope she gets help with that.

You & your daughter will be in my thoughts, take care of yourself flowers

Bags Wed 08-May-13 14:46:07

marelli, how utterly awful! Such devastating news. Hugs and more hugs, and strength to cope to both you and your daughter. flowers

Butty Wed 08-May-13 14:52:26

Marelli xx I can imagine your fury angry

Such a terrible experience for your daughter. Sending you both my very best wishes and hope your daughter makes a good recovery soon.

To you both flowers.

Faye Wed 08-May-13 14:55:04

How terrible for your daughter, I was shocked when I read what happened. I would go with you in an instant. Those guns should be banned.

I really am sorry that your daughter had to go through this trauma. My best wishes for you both. flowers

grannyactivist Wed 08-May-13 14:59:47

flowers Horrid thing to happen Marelli - do encourage your daughter to make use of the victim support people. One of my daughters was attacked at knife point a few years ago (he cut her face, but fortunately the scar has healed well and follows the line of he chin). Afterwards she really valued the support she got from VS:

FlicketyB Wed 08-May-13 15:08:54

Marelli, like everyone else, my sympathy goes out to you and your daughter, what a terrible thing to happen. I do hope your daughter makes a good recovery, physically and mentally. flowers flowers

janeainsworth Wed 08-May-13 15:09:13

So sorry this has happened to your daughter Marelli, and also for you too, agree withGrannya about Victim Support flowers

sunseeker Wed 08-May-13 15:14:38

So sorry to hear this Marelli - I think a lot of GNs would join you in that room!! Hope your daughter recovers soon

gracesmum Wed 08-May-13 15:19:01

Can I add my shock and horror at this dreadful experience and my heartfelt sympathy to your daughter, her friend and yourself. I can only imagine the gamut of emotions you must be feeling - murderous doesn't come into it I suspect. Words actually fail me but huge hug to you, every good wish to your daughter and my sincerest hopes that she recovers from this trauma. Please God they cach the cowardly

annodomini Wed 08-May-13 15:22:52

((((hugs)))) for you and your poor daughter, Marelli. You must have been shocked to the core when you heard. Those BB guns are far too easy to procure. I do hope that the police catch this *** before he does any more harm. I'd willingly join you in meting out rough justice which is what he deserves. flowers

moomin Wed 08-May-13 15:23:08

Oh Marelli how horrendous! We'd all like to join you for a few moments alone with this low-life. I do hope your daughter copes with both the physical and mental effects of this, flowers to you and flowers for her as well x