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Edition:24/11/2006 47chesterchron / Section:Chester City Chronicle / Zone:Chester Chron City /Page:1 / Proofed by:mbrennan
CHESTERF r i d a y, November 24, 2006
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Beaten, bruised, but still defiant, courageous student Robyn insists:
I would standup togangagain
EXCLUSIVE by Rebecca TaylorA DEFIANT young woman beatenunconscious for confronting a gangof teenagers says she would do itagain to protect her home.
Chester University student RobynPelling, 19, was put in hospital by a gangof 20 youths she had tried to stop des-troying the fence of her Kingsway digs.
When she shouted at them, a number ofthe 15- to 16-year-olds beat her with thewooden fence posts.
She said: I would do it again this ismy first house and it is a lovely house soif someone damages it I want to knowwhy they have done it.
Apparently they had been going up anddown the streets damaging things thatnight, so I am glad I stood up to them somebody had to.
The second year archaeology student, a
member of Chester University MartialArts Society, was hospitalised for fivedays after the Bonfire Night incident.
She said: The bone above and belowmy eye is fractured and my eyebrow andeyelid were basically hanging off.
I need to have eye surgery because theretina has become loose so I find it hard tofocus in one eye and have a blind spot.
I had a deep cut in my head that neededfive stitches and it has damaged a nerveso I cant feel anything on one side of myskull. My thumb is also fractured.
DC Andy Kevan said: We would en-courage anyone worried about damageto their property to call the emergencyservices out. Keep an eye on what ishappening, take descriptions of offend-ers, but dont put yourself at risk.n Call DC Kevan on 01244 613134 orCrimestoppers on 0800 555111.
HORRIFIC INJURIES: a police photograph of assault victim Robyn Pelling reveals thesavagery of the attack. T C 2 111 0 6 r o b - 0 0 3