In a coldhearted and cruel attack on Tuesday afternoon, a gang of kids are alleged to have thrown fireworks at a blind woman and her guide dog in Hyde Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire.
According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, a gang of three or four teens stood about 65 feet from the victim and threw the explosives. Fortunately neither the victim, a woman in her 50s, nor the guide dog were struck by the fireworks, but both were extremely frightened. The dog tried to run away.
“Two women came to her aid and helped her to safety. Officers are keen to trace those women as potential witnesses to the incident.”
The West Yorkshire Police – Leeds North are investigating, and on Tuesday sent out a message on Twitter aimed directly at the culprits:
“To the individuals that aimed fireworks at a blind lady and her guide dog in @Hyde _Park_Leeds this evening, you should be utterly ashamed. To the 2 good Samaritans that came to her aid, you should be proud. Please RT and lets see if we can identify the witnesses and the suspects.”
Officers are also checking area surveillance cameras.
(Photo of Hyde Park via the Yorkshire Evening Post and Google Maps)
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