Attacked - after she tried to help
A KIND-HEARTED woman was punched in the head and face after holding opening a door for people in a seemingly unprovoked attack.
Jodie Wiltshire, from Leamington, was leaving a cafe when she stopped to help three women.
But then one of them turned on her and attacked her in front of stunned shoppers.
The incident happened outside Ardens Cafe in Talisman Square, Kenilworth, at around 12.45pm last Friday.
Ms Wiltshire said: “I was leaving the cafe and held the door open for three people - a woman in her late 20s or early 30s, a woman in her 50s and a lady with a pushchair.
“They were all together and they did not say thank you so I said ‘thank you’.
“I then turned around to see the girl in her late 20s coming towards me, at which the older woman grabbed both of her arms and tried to restrain her.
“They wrestled and then the younger woman ran at me and punched my head and face violently.
“I told the girl that I was going to call the police and she replied ‘oh so what’, before the older woman grabbed her arm and steered her off down the street across to Wilkinsons store by the Abbey car park. The lady with the push chair disappeared as the toddler was distressed and screaming.”
The incident was seen by staff in the cafe and many witnesses inside the cafe, but was not caught on CCTV.
Ms Wiltshire added: “On Friday evening I was feeling sick and dizzy and had to go to A&E at Warwick Hospital where I was examined and told I had concussion. I also had a sore jaw and head. I’ve been off work for most of this week and have hardly left the house because I’ve had such a bad headache. It was a very extreme and violent punch and if this woman had hit a pensioner they might have come off far worse than me.”
The woman who attacked Ms Wiltshire had long dark wavy hair, was slim and tall, wearing a black wool coat and black jeans.
She had a white satchel or bag with a tan leather bit on it. The older lady, thought to be her mum, had a cream mac and sandy coloured, bobbed hair.
Sgt David Kettle, who leads the Kenilworth team, said: “It appears this was a seemingly unprovoked attacked and seems a strange thing to happen on a Friday afternoon in Kenilworth.
Witnesses should call the police on 101.
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