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A STUDENT risked her life to help a woman being beaten by thugs – because police parked only yards away refused to leave their patrol car.
The victim was lying on the pavement in full view of the two policemen when Marie Wastlund, 27, saw three hooded figures punching and kicking her.
The officers, parked 25 yards away, ignored her pleas for help. They left the car only when Miss Wastlund’s friend banged on their window. But by then the yobs had fled.
The attack happened in the St Paul’s district of Bristol at 5am on Sunday. Yesterday Miss Wastlund said of the officers: “We were waving and shouting at them to help. Anyone with half a brain could see something was going on. It’s scary that police so close did nothing.”
Read more: www.express.co.uk...
I am grateful to the witness for reporting the incident and bringing to our attention her concerns about a police car nearby.