Aged Woman Assaulted During Dog Theft Attempt Deserves Justice

Target: Martyn Evans, Chair of the Scottish Police Authority

Goal: Urgently demand a thorough investigation into the attempted dog theft and assault.

In a troubling event in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, an attempted dog theft escalated into physical violence, causing widespread concern. This unsettling incident occurred in a wooded area near Benbecula Park. A 66-year-old woman, while walking her dog, became the target of an unprovoked attack. The male perpetrator attempted to snatch her dog, leading to a struggle during which the woman was assaulted. Police Scotland reports that this incident, transpiring between 10.30 am and 11 am on Friday, has deeply shaken and alarmed the victim.

Details suggest the assailant had a small, white and tan-coloured dog with him, and fled the scene in a black Ford Transit van parked near Benbecula Road, making his escape towards Calderwood Road. Descriptions portray the man as approximately 5ft 8in tall, in his 30s, and sporting a long brown beard. His attire at the time included a navy bandana and black clothing.

This case raises grave concerns about public safety and the welfare of pet owners in the community. Law enforcement officials must take immediate action to address this issue. An exhaustive inquiry is necessary to ensure the individual responsible is apprehended and subjected to legal proceedings. Bring justice to the victim and reinforce community safety.


Dear Martyn Evans,

We urgently await your attention and action regarding a recent, alarming incident in East Kilbride. A 66-year-old woman suffered an attack while walking her dog in a wooded area near Benbecula Park. The perpetrator attempted to steal her dog and, when unsuccessful, assaulted her before fleeing the scene.

This incident is deeply troubling and highlights the need for immediate and thorough investigative efforts by the Scottish Police Authority. We implore you to prioritize this case, ensuring that all resources necessary are deployed to apprehend and prosecute the individual responsible.

Residents of East Kilbride and pet owners, in particular, must feel confident in their safety and trust in the effectiveness of local law enforcement. By acting decisively in this matter, you can uphold public trust and demonstrate a commitment to the security and well-being of our community.

We count on your leadership and resolve to ensure justice prevails in this distressing case.


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