'I was scared', disabled driver recalls terrifying ordeal

First published in Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A DISABLED woman is recovering from a terrifying ordeal in a Widnes street.

The 61-year-old motorist was ambushed by a gang of hooded yobs who surrounded her car with cones.

The woman, too frightened to be named, said: “I was scared. I knew straightaway I was in danger.

“They were trying to block me and stop me moving.

“I don’t know what I would have done if they had tried to drag me out of my car. I’m disabled and not in a position to protect myself.”

The incident happened at 6.45pm, on Saturday, January 19, in Montgomery Road.

She said: “As I started to do a three point turn, I saw six lads coming out of an alleyway.

“They were all dressed in black anoraks with their hoods up.

“They put a line of cones behind me.

“I was determined I wasn’t stopping. I put my foot down hard and drove between two of the cones.

“As I drove through, one of the lads kicked the side of my car.

“It has made me nervous of driving. It keeps playing on my mind. They were trying to trap me.”

She immediately reported the incident to police.

Sgt Jacky Gee, of Widnes Neighbourhood Policing Unit, said: “We take any incidents of anti-social behaviour extremely seriously and are appealing to anyone who has been in the area at the time and has seen anything significant to come forward.

“At no point did the youths try and get into the car or threaten the woman and there was no damage to the vehicle however, understandably, she was left shaken by what happened.

“We have spoken to the woman and have offered her reassurance. Patrols have also been stepped up in the area to deter any further incidents and reassure the local community.”

Anyone with any information is urged to call Sgt Gee on 101 quoting incident number 681 of January 19.

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