Woman Dragged Out Of Car, Brutally Beaten Before Being Abandoned In Street By Online Date

What was supposed to be a happy date turned brutal for a 36-year-old woman who was left with serious facial injuries after being beaten and abandoned in the street by a man she met online.

The victim, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she is “dismayed” that six weeks have passed since the brutal incident but the Greater Manchester Police haven’t taken any action against the accused, despite her giving them the name and details of the man.

Describing the horrifying night of Sept. 17, the victim said: “The evening was fine. I had a few drinks and he had a couple.”

“We left the place and went off walking to his car. He said he couldn’t find it. We must have spent 15 minutes looking for it. I had a bit of a go at him saying: ‘How can you not know where you have put your car?'”

She said they eventually found the car and that after a short drive he became aggressive and told her to get out.

She said: “He stopped the car, and was trying to grab hold of my legs. He then grabbed my hair. I came out of the car and said: ‘What the f**k do you think you are doing?'”

“He then punched me a couple of times in the face. He hit me again when I was on the ground. He then drove off.”

The victim said she was abandoned in the streets at 2.50 am. She then called up a friend for help.

“I’m embarrassed. I should have known better than to jump in a car with a man I don’t know,” she said.

The victim recalled that a week after the attack the suspect called her up.

“He asked if I was okay. He said his actions were self-defense. I said: ‘What? You dragged me out of the car in the middle of the night,” the victim said.

“He claimed he had never laid a finger on anyone. I told him he would be hearing from the police.”

The victim said her friend later told her that the accused had since been chatting with another woman.

While she recovered at her parents’ house in Yorkshire, she consequently gave her initial statement to the South Yorkshire Police. A formal complaint to the GMP was made earlier this month, she added.

She said: “I later checked and found out that GMP had received that phone interview on September 23. Since then nothing has happened.”

“It was soul-destroying. I was prepared to let it go in the end because I was sick and tired of the police not doing anything. I lost all faith in them.”

Chief Superintendent Shaun Donnellan, of GMP’s Salford division, described the assault as “absolutely horrific” and “not something that anyone should have to be subject to”. The chief has now apologized for delays in investigating the case.

He continued: “In the process of transferring the crime back to GMP, delays were experienced which we sincerely apologize for.”

“I would like to make it clear that we do not take reports of this nature lightly, and a senior officer will be in touch with the victim today,” the Manchester Evening News quoted the chief as saying.

Woman dragged out of car, beaten and abandoned in the street by online date. The victim needed hospital treatment for serious facial injuries. MEN Media

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