A teenage girl was p*nched unco-nscious after she told a man who was following her: “I’m sorry, I’m not interested.” Gabrielle Welsh, 18-year-old, was appr-oached by three men when she was on a night out with a friend in Central Manchester.
Welsh and her friend, Kyle McKeown, walked away from the men but they kept following them, insisting on talking to her. She told the Manchester Evening News: “I’d taken my shoes off, and this guy came over and said ‘I like your feet.’
I just said OK, and we tried to walk away.” “They kept walking behind, trying to talk to me. Eventually, I turned around and said ‘I’m sorry, I’m not interested.
’”But her comment spa*ked a row that made one of the men to turn v!olent. Gabrielle, who’s a college student, said: “They kept hara*ing us. I was saying to Kyle ‘let’s go.
“Then he h*t me – he fully kn*cked me out.” “When I woke up, I was on the floor, and the three of them had jumped on Kyle as well. ” Gabrielle and her friend were assisted by volunteers from the Village Angels community safety group. She then took a taxi to the hospital where the doctors revealed she had undergone a blo-od clot in her eye.The eye was left bru!sed and sw-ollen by the pu*ch. Her friend, Kyles, also undergone br-u!ses and cu-ts.
Gabrielle, who lives in Manchester’s Gorton sub-urb, hopes authorities will be able to obtain CCTV of the at-ta*k.The incident has let her sc-are-d of going out in public alone. She said: “I’m not a r*de person, I just said ‘sorry I’m not interested.’” “I think it was a je*lousy, ego thing because I reje-cted him in front of his friends.”“Girls feel like they can’t say ‘no.’ They feel like if they say ‘no’ then [men] might h*rt you, and in this case, it was true.”
According to a police report, the man who p*nched the girl was described as white, about 5ft 8ins tall, and wearing a pink t-shirt. Manchester City Council’s spokesperson, Pat Karney, said: “I am ho*rified to hear about this horr!fic att*ck. We will check our CCTV system to see if we can identify the atta*cker.”
Cherie Buttle, the Chief inspector of GMP’s city center division, said: “This was a v*olent and unpro*oked atta*k upon a young woman who was simply minding her own business during a night out.” “We are determined to find those responsible for this cow-ardly as*ult and would appeal to anyone who has information to come forward as soon as possible.”
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