The attack on the young woman in Nottingham City Centre is just one example of the pervasive culture of intimidation and fear that threatens our communities, we must no longer allow a blind eye to be used in reviewing cultural trends emerging
In the early hours of March 12, a group of friends were out celebrating a birthday in Nottingham City Centre. It was supposed to be a fun and memorable night, but it quickly turned into a nightmare when they were confronted by a group of unknown men.
The frequency in which we are seeing of groups of young men, who cannot be described accurrately! are visibly smiling and joking, before or after allegedly attacking an innocent woman, whilst intimidating young girls.
Alledgedly Captured on CCTV viciously beating a young lady after an alleged sexual pursuit wasn’t reciprocated, this behaviour of attacking young women at night in the center of many cities in the UK, is staggeringly becoming normalised, with no consensus on why but the obvious elephant in the room is ever increasing in size with each headline!
Nothing that coincides with the increase can be described nor identified in any way shape or form, it is a complete mystery how these events are connected if at all!! We must all remain quiet and accept that this is our new reality, where people confidently punch out women in gangs, and nobody is around to stop them or discourage such behaviour!
The mere expression of one’s suspicions, or attempt to correlate any pattern, voicing your concerns or recognising reasonable thoughts, is almost more heavily policed than the horrendous bloody violence we comment upon!
Let’s all imagine that this poor innocent young woman was our sister, daughter, neighbour, or niece!
The prolific censorship preventing any co-ordinated effort to protect the local community from gangs of men committing violence and sexually motivated harrassment, is difficult to even comprihend!
Lets look at this incident which occurred recently,
The young woman who was attacked, a 20-year-old student, had her hair pulled and was punched in the face by one of the assailants. The force of the blow was so severe that she suffered a bleed on the brain and had to be rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment. The physical injuries would take time to heal, but the psychological scars of the attack will likely be with her for a long time to come.
Detective Constable Daisy Hough, who is investigating the case, said: “All this person wanted was to celebrate a friend’s birthday in our city – and that should have been able to happen. Everyone should feel safe enough to enjoy a night out in the city centre without fear of serious assault and violence.”
Sadly, the incident that occurred that night was not an isolated one. Nottingham City Centre has been the site of a disturbing number of violent incidents in recent years, with assaults and other violent crimes on the rise. In the year leading up to the attack on the young woman, there were over 3000 reported incidents of violence in the city centre alone.
These statistics are deeply concerning, and they highlight the urgent need for action to address the root causes of violence, who causes the violence, what patterns emerge, identify and ensure that everyone feels safe and secure in the community.
Nottinghamshire Police have acknowledged the gravity of the situation and have taken steps to increase patrols and improve security in the city centre.
The attack on the young woman in Nottingham City Centre is just one example of the pervasive culture of intimidation and fear that threatens our communities, we must no longer allow a blind eye to be used in reviewing cultural trends emerging, and the reasons for such a huge influx of incidents relating to gangs of men committing violence against female strangers. We must all work together to put an end to it, and ensure that everyone can feel safe and secure in their own city and it’s neighborhoods.
The incident has sparked outrage and sadness among the people of Nottingham, we hope to raise awareness of the issue of sexually motivated attacks against women.
Maybe the authorities need to do more to address the problem of gangs of men in the city centre and ensure that everyone can enjoy a night out without fear of harm.
The CCTV footage that was released by Nottinghamshire Police shows a man who they believe could help them with their inquiries. They have urged anyone with information to come forward and help bring the assailants to justice.
We must take action to address the underlying issues that contribute to violence, and heavier sentences for unprovoked random attacks.
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