“All five of the alleged attackers are described as Asian”

                            Teen girl’s terrifying ordeal

Fusden Lane (off Spen Lane), Gomersal. (d07031253)Fusden Lane (off Spen Lane), Gomersal. (d07031253)

Published on Friday 9 March 2012 07:30


A TEENAGE girl fought off five men who attacked her as she walked along Spen Lane.


At one point, the schoolgirl was forced onto the bonnet of a car and only managed to get away after kicking one of her attackers between the legs.

The 14-year-old was attacked while walking towards Cleckheaton near the Spen Valley Nurseries at around 8pm last Thursday.

Her ordeal began after she had seen two vehicles – a white van and a red car – repeatedly driving up and down the lane, slowing down each time they passed her.

According to police reports the scared girl phoned her mother to ask to be picked up – but lost her phone signal as she approached the junction with Fusden Lane. Just as her signal returned, she was grabbed from behind and pushed onto the car. After kicking out at her attacker, she was able to run up the hill and into the garden of a house in Spen Lane.

However, before she could raise the alarm, she was thrown to the ground, while the other men stood around and laughed at her distress.

She picked herself up and ran further up the road, with the men in close pursuit.

Her harrowing experience only ended when two motorcyclists came out from Nibshaw Lane, prompting her attackers to get in their vehicles and speed away along Shirley Road.

Her ordeal lasted just a few minutes, but Det Insp Andy Leonard said the girl was shaken but otherwise unhurt. He confirmed there was no sexual motive.

“We are determined to find the men responsible for this crime and I would like to appeal for any witnesses, or anyone who knows anything about this to contact us,” he said.

“We would like to speak to the two motorcyclists who may have witnessed this, or anyone on the Shirley estate who may have seen the car and van speeding past.”

All five of the alleged attackers are described as Asian. The driver of the white van was in his 40s or 50s, with a long black curly beard and moustache and was of average build. He had a white dog with a red studded collar. Those in the car were all said to be in their 30s. One was well built and above average height, another was skinny and was clean shaven.

The driver of the car was also in his 30s, with stubble and a deep voice. The other passenger was clean shaven and much smaller than the other four.

If you have any information contact Det Con Brooke at Dewsbury CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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10 Replies to ““All five of the alleged attackers are described as Asian””

  1. No sexual motive? Really? And just how does the Detective Inspector know this for certain? If the motorcyclists had not happened on the scene, this incident would most likely have had a different, brutal ending.

  2. Detective Inspector Andy Leonard couldn’t possibly have confirmed that there was no sexual motive unless he already knew the suspects. Hmm, maybe the local people should be looking into what some of his own motives really are?

  3. The alleged victim kicked the alleged “Asian” in the kahunas. The alleged Detective determined that “sexual motives” would cease when her toes contacted testicles.

    Those are my allegations.

  4. “Asian appearance”? Really? Long black beard and curly moustache doesn’t sound very “Asian” to me since Asians seem to have trouble growing beards… Seems like the constabulary are constantly covering for another ehtnic/linguistic/cultural group…

    Would not be the first time England has kow-towed to oil interests etc. Dates back to the Surafend incident in 1918 following the murder of a New Zealand Mounted Rifles trooper (Lowry) by an Arab thief. The excerpt from Wikipedia which is fairly accurate states:

    In December 1918, a New Zealand soldier, 65779 Trooper Leslie Lowry, was woken from his sleep by an Arab man attempting to steal his bag which he was using as a pillow. The soldier pursued the thief and called for assistance from the picket guards on the camp’s horselines. As he caught up, the thief turned and shot him with a revolver. Lowry was found lying in the sand, bleeding from a bullet wound to the chest. He died just as a doctor arrived, having said nothing. The camp was roused, and a group of New Zealand soldiers followed the footprints of the thief which ended about a hundred yards before the village of Surafend.[1] Soldiers set up a cordon around the village, and ordered the Sheikhs of the village to surrender the murderer, but they were evasive and denied any knowledge of the incident and its perpetrator. In addition, the death was brought to the attention of the staff of the division the following day, but by nightfall there had been no response on what action, if any, should be taken.[3] According to the police report, there was no evidence linking anyone from the village to the murder. The report states:

    At 0930 on the 10th December 1918 the Police commenced to search the Village and found no trace whatsoever of the culprit, or even any other individual suspected of the crime. The only material clue was that of a Native Cap (similar to headgear worn by Bedouins) which was picked up by a mate of the deceased, and handed to me by Captain Cobb. This was found on the scene where the Soldier was shot and killed.[1]

    The following day, the men of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles prepared for what was to take place that night. Early in the evening, around two hundred soldiers entered the village, expelling the women and children.[2] Armed with heavy sticks and bayonets, the soldiers then set upon the remaining villagers whilst also burning the houses.[3] Somewhere upwards of about 40 people may have been killed in the attack on Surafend and the outlying Bedouin camp.[1] The casualty figures depend upon the testimony from the reporting authority. There is no certain figure and one account puts the figure at more than 100. Also there were also the unknown numbers of injured who were tended to by the field ambulance units.

    [The incident was the straw that broke the Camel’s back as it were…]
    The massacre at Surafend was both visible and audible to the nearby Division headquarters, and the Division’s Commander-in-Chief, General Sir Edmund Allenby was ordered by General Headquarters to find and discipline those who took part in the killings, in particular those who led and organised the attack. The Anzacs stood firm in solidarity and refused to name any individual soldiers responsible, and thus no-one could be definitively charged and disciplined for the massacre.[3]

    General Allenby ordered the Division to the square at headquarters, where he expressed his fury at their actions in no uncertain terms, and employing unexpectedly strong language, including calling them “cowards and murderers”.[2] According to Gullett’s Official History of Australia in the War of 1914–1918, the Division was fully expecting harsh military discipline for the massacre, and would have accepted this without resentment; however, Allenby’s abusive outburst, although leaving them unpunished, fuelled a great amount of resentment and bitterness that their commanding officer would speak of the brigades in such a manner.[3] The feeling among the mounted division was only intensified by Allenby’s silence towards them over the following year. It was only in June 1919 that Allenby was informed by an Australian journalist of the resentment in the Division following his outburst, and he subsequently wrote a glowing tribute to the Australian Light Horse troops, farewelling them and thanking them for their heroic work in Palestine and Syria.[4]

    No one was charged for the massacre but in 1921 Australia paid £515 to Britain, as compensation for the destruction of the village. New Zealand paid £858; and the British government paid to authorities in Palestine £686 due to a small number of Scottish soldiers who had participated.[2]

    Of course the reputation of Australian troops was widely known in the region at the time and the people of Egypt remembered the ANZAC riot in 1915. When there was an uprising in Egypt in 1919 the Briyish diverted the repatriation of the Australian Lighthorsemen sending some to Egypt. The men with the big hats were back, the uprising ubruptly ceased. The Egyptians remembered….

    The British knew how to use Australians but still favoured their oil rich friends over their colonial kin… Seems that these days nothing has changed, except that oil rich Arabs now seem to own much of England’s assets…

    The brave young girl from Clekheaton deserves a medal.

  5. Thank you, Ross Lloyd, for sharing with us the absorbing story of the Leslie Lowry murder and its sequelae.

    The Australians and New Zealanders acted admirably, in my opinion, to dispense natural justice, when the authorities failed to act with the requisite diligence. Funny how the hearts and minds of the Egyptians were “won” by the actions of the antipodal Anglo-Saxons . . . maybe we could draw some lessons from this, applicable to the present-day Middle East.

  6. Outstanding dialogue —
    “The men with the big hats were back, the uprising abruptly ceased. The Egyptians remembered….”
    I wish I could quote the source, (maybe Churchill) but it goes like this —
    “The Mohammedan only respects that which he fears”.
    We need to instill that fear again, very aggressively.
    “Appeasement is like feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last”.
    (That was definitely Churchill).

  7. We should learn from the aussies and the kiwis. That’s the way to do it. Violence is the only language arselifters understand.

  8. There was intent and they put the fear of god into her, she doesn’t sleep much anymore because of what they threatened to do to her, I should know I Stoke her head every night to get her to sleep

  9. I am so sorry to hear that your poor child is still traumatised by the assault Mum. I am sorry that I am on the other side of the planet and am not there to watch over her and reassure her. I hope there are some nice blokes over there, nearby who are able to help you in that regard. I still think your daughter deserves a medal ‘Girls Mother’.

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