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I’m writing this because it happened a few weeks ago and I’ve not seen the lady in question since on my commute to and from work. I feel it needs to be shared and also because I hope maybe it’ll find it’s way back to her.
Early in October I was walking from Shirley station down the Hasluck’s Green road, and watched one lady I see on my commute occasionally cycling home. She got to a junction and waited on her bicycle for the traffic to clear to turn right into Sansome Road when a hatchback type car passed her slowly and I saw the driver’s hand reach out and touch her bottom. She looked back but carried on cycling home and I took a note of the vehicle registration as they drove away.
I’ve been trying to spot her since then but haven’t seen her, but if in the unlikely event this does get back to her, i’ve got the reg number still on my phone if you want to make a complaint to the police, or if you already have i’m fully happy to make a statement to back you up because what I saw was not okay at all.
When I was 16, I was walking home with a friend when I looked down a side passageway to a house that was being built upon. There was a man down there with his penis out, touching it and looking at us.
In shock I exclaimed ‘Really?!’ and carried on walking. My friend hadn’t seen, so pulled me to one side after minutes of silence and I explained what happened.
We thought very little of it, until we found out it had happened (on multiple occasions) to another girl in our 6th form, who lived on the road. He would see her walking from her house and prepare for when she walked past the house in question.
We then went to the head of 6th form and the case was reported to the police. After we had both given statements, the man was found but was only given a warning after he said that they ‘had to wee down the side of the house as there wasn’t a toilet fitted yet’, and he was trying to start his own business.
He certainly wasn’t weeing when I or the other girl saw him. Whilst we were a little older and could handle the situation, this house was also on a road where there was a high school for 11-14 year olds.
What if this had happened to them?
Walked to my local Tesco Express yesterday in the early evening, whilst it was still light out. Older bearded chap, Captain Birdseye appearance, in a white Mondeo, went out of his way to try and curb crawl by the side of the pavement I was walking on yesterday (by “out of his way”, I mean taking a u-turn at a main road onto the side I was walking and creeping up right by me.)
“Excuse me. Need a ride?” (Creepy grin)
Me: “No. Er, no. I’m just getting my food shopping. But I might check a licence plate so the police know what kind of perv-” The car was gone before I could finish the sentence..!
As much as the road may have once been in history part of a red light district in the small hours, that’s exactly what it is. History. And no-one should expect that level of pathetic in broad daylight – or ever, actually.
I was followed home by a man alone in a hoodie, he continuously wolf whistled at me until I out walked him with speed. I was terrified.
A big shout out to CBL Cable Contractors for hollering obscenities from their van about my chest this morning. That is just the kind of wake up call I need en route to the office, not to mention a great way to represent your company. I look forward to discussing this with your head office later.
Waiting for bus this afternoon. Several guys leaned out of car driving by and barked at me. This is not ok. This is harassment. This type of thing has happened one too many times.
A man tried to photograph up my skirt in broad daylight outside at the bus stop outside the greyhound stadium.