Stay SafeWednesday, July 25, 2012
Something horrible happened near my house on Saturday night. I live in a nice city, in a relatively nice area, but that didn't stop a girl being attacked in the park where I walk my dogs, found by members of the public three hours after she left a group of friends in the city centre. There hasn't been much information, just a call for witnesses and the continuing presence of the police at the scene. And I am terrified.
This the park where I walk my dogs, the park that I nip through to visit friends, the park that I see happy children playing in daily. The man (or men) that did this is still out there, I can only hope that whoever it was is found quickly and brought to justice, but until then, and probably after, I will feel fear when I walk through that park.
Unfortunately I can't stop my life because something horrible happened, I still have to take the dogs on a last walk, I still have to walk along that street if I want to get home in the evening. The best I can do is protect myself the best I can, and keep as safe as possible when I am out at night. So, as a reminder to myself, and to everyone else, here's some good advice I've collected.