'Thug broke my leg because I said no to kiss': Mother attacked in Walsall town centre

By Carl Jackson | Walsall | Crime | Published:

A thug pushed a mother-of-four to the floor before stamping on her leg breaking it after she refused his advances.

Amie suffered a broken leg

Amie Carr is now recovering at her Willenhall home after the attack that happened in Walsall town centre when she was on a night out with pals.

She was in town on Saturday, October 7, when shortly after midnight she and a friend were approached by two men on Lichfield Street and one of them asked her ‘for a hug and a kiss’.

But when she turned him down replying ‘I’m married’ the 27-year-old said he pushed her to the ground and stamped on her leg.

“I was just in shock and screaming out in pain,” said Amie.

“My friend called the ambulance. I just kept blacking out.

“They must have had a drink, but that is no excuse.”

Mrs Carr said her friend was punched in the face by the other man during the incident. She was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital and has since had an operation for her broken leg and is now healing in a cast.

But the recovery has made life bringing up her four sons challenging.


Mrs Carr said: “It has been very difficult. My husband has had to help me have a wash and get dressed.

“I can’t do anything I used to before. I have been suffering night terrors which I have never had before. I didn’t sleep for five days after it happened.”

But as well as hoping the culprits are brought to justice Amie is also unhappy at the police response.

She said it took them more than one hour to arrive on the scene and then alleged that they failed to arrest the two men when they were pointed out to them having gone into the Equator night spot on the same road.


Mrs Carr added: “I just feel let down by them.” She said both men were white and in either their late 20s or early 30s.

She described the man who struck her as 5ft 9ins to 6ft tall, chubby and wearing a white shirt.

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: "Police were called to Lichfield Street in Walsall by the ambulance service just after 1am on Sunday 8 October, where a woman was alleged to have been assaulted just after 12am.

"Officers arrived at the scene within minutes and administered immediate first aid to the injured woman, until the ambulance service were able to arrive.

"The 27-year-old woman was taken to hospital and investigations remain on-going.

"Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting 20WS/220787N/17."

Carl Jackson

By Carl Jackson

Local Democracy Reporting Service

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