Pensioner's attack fears

A PARTIALLY sighted pensioner who was hit over the back of the neck and knocked out of her wheelchair says she struggles to sleep at night for fear of another attack. Parkinson's disease sufferer Christine Townend, of Southside, Weston, had just arrived h

A PARTIALLY sighted pensioner who was hit over the back of the neck and knocked out of her wheelchair says she struggles to sleep at night for fear of another attack.Parkinson's disease sufferer Christine Townend, of Southside, Weston, had just arrived home on September 21 and was searching for her door key when she was struck by someone from behind.The mother-of-one, who has an eye disease, is recovering from a brain operation and is confined to a wheelchair, said: " I had just got home from the supermarket at about 8pm and was searching for my keys."I felt something hit me in the back of the neck and I fell out of my wheelchair."I only saw the back of the person who attacked me. I screamed and he left."My neighbour opened her window and she rushed to help me."The police and an ambulance came and I was told I had bad bruising. I was very shaken and in shock."I keep seeing shadows in my room at night and I keep waking up and thinking someone will attack me again."If anyone saw anything suspicious they can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or Avon and Somerset Police on 0845 4567000.


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