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Old February 13th 20, 02:34 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Chatham cyclist punched in unprovoked attack on way home from work

Lone female attacked.
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A young woman was punched in the face and knocked off her bike in an unprovoked attack on her way home from work.

Holly Last was cycling along Luton Road in Chatham, when she was brutally thumped causing cuts and bruises, a fractured eye socket and swollen lip.

Holly, 26, was taken to Medway Maritime Hospital and is having to undergo treatment and scans at East Grinstead specialist unit in East Sussex.

The incident, which happened at about 8.30pm on Sunday, has left massage therapist Holly scared to go out alone.

She is recovering at the home she shares with her father, David, in the Luton area of Chatham.

She said: “It all happened so quickly. I was cycling quite fast and was minutes away from home and I became aware of this man.

“All of a sudden, I felt a fist in my face and I was on the ground. I was in such pain.

“I screamed so loud and a woman came over to help.

“I have never done anything bad to anyone in my life and didn’t deserve this. He didn’t say anything and did not take anything.. It was random, he just came out of nowhere.

“I work in Rochester and have been doing the same journey for two years. It has certainly put me off.

Police said a man was also hurt about the same time.

Police spokesman Sally Smith said a different man was taken into custody after being arrested on suspicion of GBH (grievous bodily harm).

She continued: “Officers were called to an assault in progress in Luton Road, Chatham, at 7.39pm on Sunday, February 9.

“A man was reportedly hit with a bottle and a woman pushed from her bicycle. They both sustained serious injuries and were treated in local hospital.

“A 25-year-old Chatham man was arrested in connection with both offences. He was later released under investigation.”

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/...attack-221978/
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Old February 13th 20, 02:45 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Chatham cyclist punched in unprovoked attack on way home fromwork

On 13/02/2020 13:34, Simon Mason wrote:

Lone female attacked.
QUOTE:
A young woman was punched in the face and knocked off her bike in an unprovoked attack on her way home from work.
Holly Last was cycling along Luton Road in Chatham, when she was brutally thumped causing cuts and bruises, a fractured eye socket and swollen lip.
Holly, 26, was taken to Medway Maritime Hospital and is having to undergo treatment and scans at East Grinstead specialist unit in East Sussex.
The incident, which happened at about 8.30pm on Sunday, has left massage therapist Holly scared to go out alone.
She is recovering at the home she shares with her father, David, in the Luton area of Chatham.
She said: “It all happened so quickly. I was cycling quite fast and was minutes away from home and I became aware of this man.
“All of a sudden, I felt a fist in my face and I was on the ground. I was in such pain.
“I screamed so loud and a woman came over to help.
“I have never done anything bad to anyone in my life and didn’t deserve this. He didn’t say anything and did not take anything. It was random, he just came out of nowhere.
“I work in Rochester and have been doing the same journey for two years. It has certainly put me off.
Police said a man was also hurt about the same time.
Police spokesman Sally Smith said a different man was taken into custody after being arrested on suspicion of GBH (grievous bodily harm).
She continued: “Officers were called to an assault in progress in Luton Road, Chatham, at 7.39pm on Sunday, February 9.
“A man was reportedly hit with a bottle and a woman pushed from her bicycle. They both sustained serious injuries and were treated in local hospital.
“A 25-year-old Chatham man was arrested in connection with both offences. He was later released under investigation.”

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/...attack-221978/


What about the "man ... hit with a bottle"?

Do you reckon there's more to the incident than you want there to be?

OTOH, it is about time that assault occasioning actual (or grievous)
bodily harm was made an offence, isn't it? And that whether performed
with a fist, a bottle or a bicycle.
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Old February 13th 20, 04:18 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Chatham cyclist punched in unprovoked attack on way home fromwork

On 13/02/2020 13:45, JNugent wrote:
On 13/02/2020 13:34, Simon Mason wrote:

Lone female attacked.
QUOTE:
A young woman was punched in the face and knocked off her bike in an
unprovoked attack on her way home from work.
Holly Last was cycling along Luton Road in Chatham, when she was
brutally thumped causing cuts and bruises, a fractured eye socket and
swollen lip.
Holly, 26, was taken to Medway Maritime Hospital and is having to
undergo treatment and scans at East Grinstead specialist unit in East
Sussex.
The incident, which happened at about 8.30pm on Sunday, has left
massage therapist Holly scared to go out alone.
She is recovering at the home she shares with her father, David, in
the Luton area of Chatham.
She said: “It all happened so quickly. I was cycling quite fast and
was minutes away from home and I became aware of this man.
“All of a sudden, I felt a fist in my face and I was on the ground. I
was in such pain.
“I screamed so loud and a woman came over to help.
“I have never done anything bad to anyone in my life and didn’t
deserve this. He didn’t say anything and did not take anything. It was
random, he just came out of nowhere.
“I work in Rochester and have been doing the same journey for two
years. It has certainly put me off.
Police said a man was also hurt about the same time.
Police spokesman Sally Smith said a different man was taken into
custody after being arrested on suspicion of GBH (grievous bodily harm).
She continued: “Officers were called to an assault in progress in
Luton Road, Chatham, at 7.39pm on Sunday, February 9.
“A man was reportedly hit with a bottle and a woman pushed from her
bicycle. They both sustained serious injuries and were treated in
local hospital.
“A 25-year-old Chatham man was arrested in connection with both
offences. He was later released under investigation.”

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/...attack-221978/


What about the "man ... hit with a bottle"?

Do you reckon there's more to the incident than you want there to be?

OTOH, it is about time that assault occasioning actual (or grievous)
bodily harm was made an offence, isn't it? And that whether performed
with a fist, a bottle or a bicycle.


Was she riding very fast on the pavement? Did her bike have lights on?
It may just have been someone's reaction to avoid 'being killed' by her.
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Old February 13th 20, 06:56 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Chatham cyclist punched in unprovoked attack on way home from work

On 13/02/2020 15:18, MrCheerful wrote:
On 13/02/2020 13:45, JNugent wrote:
On 13/02/2020 13:34, Simon Mason wrote:

Lone female attacked.
QUOTE:
A young woman was punched in the face and knocked off her bike in an
unprovoked attack on her way home from work.
Holly Last was cycling along Luton Road in Chatham, when she was
brutally thumped causing cuts and bruises, a fractured eye socket and
swollen lip.
Holly, 26, was taken to Medway Maritime Hospital and is having to
undergo treatment and scans at East Grinstead specialist unit in East
Sussex.
The incident, which happened at about 8.30pm on Sunday, has left
massage therapist Holly scared to go out alone.
She is recovering at the home she shares with her father, David, in
the Luton area of Chatham.
She said: “It all happened so quickly. I was cycling quite fast and
was minutes away from home and I became aware of this man.
“All of a sudden, I felt a fist in my face and I was on the ground. I
was in such pain.
“I screamed so loud and a woman came over to help.
“I have never done anything bad to anyone in my life and didn’t
deserve this. He didn’t say anything and did not take anything. It
was random, he just came out of nowhere.
“I work in Rochester and have been doing the same journey for two
years. It has certainly put me off.
Police said a man was also hurt about the same time.
Police spokesman Sally Smith said a different man was taken into
custody after being arrested on suspicion of GBH (grievous bodily harm).
She continued: “Officers were called to an assault in progress in
Luton Road, Chatham, at 7.39pm on Sunday, February 9.
“A man was reportedly hit with a bottle and a woman pushed from her
bicycle. They both sustained serious injuries and were treated in
local hospital.
“A 25-year-old Chatham man was arrested in connection with both
offences. He was later released under investigation.”

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/...attack-221978/


What about the "man ... hit with a bottle"?

Do you reckon there's more to the incident than you want there to be?

OTOH, it is about time that assault occasioning actual (or grievous)
bodily harm was made an offence, isn't it? And that whether performed
with a fist, a bottle or a bicycle.


Was she riding very fast on the pavement?* Did her bike have lights on?
It may just have been someone's reaction to avoid 'being killed' by her.


It's some "thump" that can cause 'cuts and bruises, a fractured eye
socket and [a] swollen lip'.

The incident is not to be trivialised, but the bit about the man hit
with a bottle (whoever he is and whoever did it) is potentially more
disturbing than a "thump".

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Old February 13th 20, 07:12 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
Simon Mason[_6_]
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Default Chatham cyclist punched in unprovoked attack on way home from work

On Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 1:34:36 PM UTC, Simon Mason wrote:
Lone female attacked.
QUOTE:

Some more pictures in the Daily Mail.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ed-attack.html
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Old February 13th 20, 07:16 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Chatham cyclist punched in unprovoked attack on way home fromwork

On 13/02/2020 18:12, Simon Mason wrote:

On Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 1:34:36 PM UTC, Simon Mason wrote:


Lone female attacked.
QUOTE:


Some more pictures in the Daily Mail.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ed-attack.html


"Lone"?

Maybe.

But what's happened (in this later fersion of the sory) to the man hit
with a bottle?
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Old February 13th 20, 07:17 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Chatham cyclist punched in unprovoked attack on way home from work

Simon Mason wrote:
On Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 1:34:36 PM UTC, Simon Mason wrote:
Lone female attacked.
QUOTE:

Some more pictures in the Daily Mail.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ed-attack.html


Almost certainly on the footpath. She looks like a real slapper.


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Old February 13th 20, 07:45 PM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Chatham cyclist punched in unprovoked attack on way home from work

On Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 6:18:24 PM UTC, Mr Pounder Esquire wrote:
Simon Mason wrote:
On Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 1:34:36 PM UTC, Simon Mason wrote:
Lone female attacked.
QUOTE:

Some more pictures in the Daily Mail.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ed-attack.html


Almost certainly on the footpath. She looks like a real slapper.


QUOTE:

"Holly Last, 26, was cycling home from her job as a massage therapist when she was struck directly in the face and fell from her bike.

The punch and her fall on to the (((road))) EMPHASIS MINE below caused a fracture stretching from her eye socket to the top of her jaw."
ENDS

She was reported to have been cycling in the road in various other articles as well. One such piece states:

QUOTE:
"Holly Last was cycling along Luton Road in Chatham, when she was brutally thumped causing cuts and bruises, a fractured eye socket and swollen lip."

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/...attack-221978/
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Old February 14th 20, 12:51 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
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Default Chatham cyclist punched in unprovoked attack on way home from work

On Thu, 13 Feb 2020 13:45:22 +0000, JNugent wrote:

On 13/02/2020 13:34, Simon Mason wrote:

Lone female attacked.
QUOTE:
A young woman was punched in the face and knocked off her bike in an unprovoked attack on her way home from work.
Holly Last was cycling along Luton Road in Chatham, when she was brutally thumped causing cuts and bruises, a fractured eye socket and swollen lip.
Holly, 26, was taken to Medway Maritime Hospital and is having to undergo treatment and scans at East Grinstead specialist unit in East Sussex.
The incident, which happened at about 8.30pm on Sunday, has left massage therapist Holly scared to go out alone.
She is recovering at the home she shares with her father, David, in the Luton area of Chatham.
She said: It all happened so quickly. I was cycling quite fast and was minutes away from home and I became aware of this man.
All of a sudden, I felt a fist in my face and I was on the ground. I was in such pain.
I screamed so loud and a woman came over to help.
I have never done anything bad to anyone in my life and didnt deserve this. He didnt say anything and did not take anything. It was random, he just came out of nowhere.
I work in Rochester and have been doing the same journey for two years. It has certainly put me off.
Police said a man was also hurt about the same time.
Police spokesman Sally Smith said a different man was taken into custody after being arrested on suspicion of GBH (grievous bodily harm).
She continued: Officers were called to an assault in progress in Luton Road, Chatham, at 7.39pm on Sunday, February 9.
A man was reportedly hit with a bottle and a woman pushed from her bicycle. They both sustained serious injuries and were treated in local hospital.
A 25-year-old Chatham man was arrested in connection with both offences. He was later released under investigation.

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/...attack-221978/


What about the "man ... hit with a bottle"?


That report says, "A 25-year-old Chatham man was arrested in
connection with both offences." So doesn't that mean the man hit with
a bottle was also assaulted (along with the female cyclist) by the
arrested 25-year-old Chatham man?

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Old February 14th 20, 01:18 AM posted to uk.rec.cycling
jnugent
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Default Chatham cyclist punched in unprovoked attack on way home fromwork

On 13/02/2020 23:51, Modesty wrote:

On Thu, 13 Feb 2020 13:45:22 +0000, JNugent wrote:
On 13/02/2020 13:34, Simon Mason wrote:

Lone female attacked.
QUOTE:
A young woman was punched in the face and knocked off her bike in an unprovoked attack on her way home from work.
Holly Last was cycling along Luton Road in Chatham, when she was brutally thumped causing cuts and bruises, a fractured eye socket and swollen lip.
Holly, 26, was taken to Medway Maritime Hospital and is having to undergo treatment and scans at East Grinstead specialist unit in East Sussex.
The incident, which happened at about 8.30pm on Sunday, has left massage therapist Holly scared to go out alone.
She is recovering at the home she shares with her father, David, in the Luton area of Chatham.
She said: “It all happened so quickly. I was cycling quite fast and was minutes away from home and I became aware of this man.
“All of a sudden, I felt a fist in my face and I was on the ground. I was in such pain.
“I screamed so loud and a woman came over to help.
“I have never done anything bad to anyone in my life and didn’t deserve this. He didn’t say anything and did not take anything. It was random, he just came out of nowhere.
“I work in Rochester and have been doing the same journey for two years. It has certainly put me off.
Police said a man was also hurt about the same time.
Police spokesman Sally Smith said a different man was taken into custody after being arrested on suspicion of GBH (grievous bodily harm).
She continued: “Officers were called to an assault in progress in Luton Road, Chatham, at 7.39pm on Sunday, February 9.
“A man was reportedly hit with a bottle and a woman pushed from her bicycle. They both sustained serious injuries and were treated in local hospital.
“A 25-year-old Chatham man was arrested in connection with both offences. He was later released under investigation.”

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/...attack-221978/


What about the "man ... hit with a bottle"?


That report says, "A 25-year-old Chatham man was arrested in
connection with both offences." So doesn't that mean the man hit with
a bottle was also assaulted (along with the female cyclist) by the
arrested 25-year-old Chatham man?


It's a possible reading of that report, but who can say?
 




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