This story is true and it happened in the summer of 1997 I was working in the Design Office on the third floor of Otis Lifts in Abbey Lane, Leicester, UK. It was a hot day and I had opened a window near my Drawing Board and I was working away as you do and I heard screaming outside. Outside was a busy dual carriageway (one of the main routes into the city) and across the road I saw a man thump a pregnant women in the face as he was holding one of her arms she fell onto the floor screaming and he directed a kick into her chest.
Rightly or wrongly, I left my office and ran down the three flights of stairs (it was quicker than taking the lift sorry Otis) and I dashed through into the main reception and told them a woman was being attacked across the road. I ran out of the building and broke all Health and Safety rules and Otis Company rules, which could have been Instant Dismissal, but that was the last thing on my mind. My pet hate is a man hitting a woman and as I got outside I saw this guy give the lady a kick in the stomach.
I dodged the traffic with horns blazing they didn’t know what was going on, I got to the other side the woman was still screaming blood down her face and this guy was just going to give her another kick.
But found out he couldn’t because I had the Bastard, I’m not a violent person but I nearly became one. Two guys came running up they were dressed in their suits, they said every things ok now its all under control and the Police are on the way. We saw everything that went off, we were travelling into town, we are Police Officers from Lincoln City (the next City about 40 miles from Leicester). They said you acted quick, you got here before we did.
I asked them if they needed a statement, they said we might, I told him where I worked and then left them to it, the other Officer was taking care of the woman who was distressed. I then went back into the reception where I was greeted by a couple of the girls who gave me the title of A Knight In Shining Armour! The police didn’t come for a statement in the end.
I saw the man and woman a few weeks later walking down the street chatting away to each other as though nothing had happened!
This is a story about an attack on a pregnant woman outside my place of work.
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