Attacked Welwyn Garden City teenager calls for CCTV in park

A TEENAGER was attacked in broad daylight while walking through the park close to her home. Now, 17-year-old Vikki Gates is calling for CCTV cameras and better lighting in Haldens Park, WGC. Vikkie was walking through the park, which runs between

A TEENAGER was attacked in broad daylight while walking through the park close to her home.

Now, 17-year-old Vikki Gates is calling for CCTV cameras and better lighting in Haldens Park, WGC.

Vikkie was walking through the park, which runs between Blythway and Hertford Road, at around 9.30 on Wednesday, June 24, when a man approached her from behind and hit her in the ribs.

The man ran off, as Vikkie fell to the ground, cutting her face.


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Despite her injuries, said she was more concerned about the safety of others who use the park.

"It could happen to somebody older or a young kid and it could be even worse," she said.

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"There's no CCTV cameras, no proper lighting, and there's kids walking through there late at night.

"I want to make people aware of the dangers of going through the park alone."

For more on this story, get this Wednesday's edition of the Welwyn & Hatfield Times.

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