Potential crime victims?

2017-03-15 08:20

WHILE driving in Lorraine yesterday I turned into Nerina Avenue out of Cromwell Road and a short way down the road, I came across a young lady walking by herself.

She seemed to be listening to something as she had small earphones in her ears.

She seemed to be unaware that about ten metres behind her a man carrying a small tog bag was walking in the same direction.

As this is a rather lonely portion of Nerina Avenue I stopped about a hundred metres further on to observe the situation in the rear-view mirror.

The young lady turned into Filippus Street where there are more houses closeby and the man behind her did the same.

I made a u-turn and drove past Filippus Street and observed the man still walking behind the young lady.

By the time I made another u-turn and entered Filippus Street the young lady was nowhere to be seen, but the man was still walking along the road.

It is these types of incidents which could be either a potential threat or just by chance two people walking along the same route.

What worried me is that the young lady seemed unaware of the man behind her as she was distracted by whatever she was listening to.

Some cyclists also listen to music and are oblivious to what’s around them, vehicles or other people. A potential dangerous situation for attacks or motor accidents.



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