Rossendale mum blasts car yobs for throwing bottle at baby's head

A TODDLER was left 'terrified' after yobs threw a plastic bottle from a car hitting him in the face.

Two-and-a-half-year-old Alexander Stiles from Rawtenstall was riding home on his tricycle with his mum Rebeca, 34, after visiting a friend in Crawshawbooth when the incident took place.

Mrs Stiles, who cares for Alexander and his sister Brianne full-time, didn't manage to get a good look at the car as she was too concerned about her baby but thinks it was silver in colour.

She said: "He was terrified. You don't expect someone to launch something at your baby.

"If you drop something out of a car, it might bounce. But this just came with such force that I have no doubt it was aimed at my son.

"He keeps asking me about 'the naughty bottle'. You just can't explain this kind of thing to a baby. It makes me a bit concerned to take him out on his tricycle again."

Alexander's dad Rob, 35, a self-employed computer programmer, said: "It was an unexpected, unprovoked, high-speed attack on a defenceless two-year-old. What a horrible world we live in."

A police spokesman said: “The incident was reported to us the following day and we would ask that if anyone witnessed what happened or has information about the incident to come forward and contact us on 0845 1 25 35 45 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

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10:37am Thu 25 Aug 11

Mill62 says...

This is what happens when police don't patrol the streets anymore.
Yobs know they can get away with anything.
I really think the police should be downgraded to the 4th emergency service. Or perhaps they are already.
This is what happens when police don't patrol the streets anymore. Yobs know they can get away with anything. I really think the police should be downgraded to the 4th emergency service. Or perhaps they are already. Mill62

11:07am Thu 25 Aug 11

jessjade says...

Mill62 wrote:
This is what happens when police don't patrol the streets anymore.
Yobs know they can get away with anything.
I really think the police should be downgraded to the 4th emergency service. Or perhaps they are already.
how would the police have been able to stop this should we all have a copper with us at all times
[quote][p][bold]Mill62[/bold] wrote: This is what happens when police don't patrol the streets anymore. Yobs know they can get away with anything. I really think the police should be downgraded to the 4th emergency service. Or perhaps they are already.[/p][/quote]how would the police have been able to stop this should we all have a copper with us at all times jessjade

2:02pm Thu 25 Aug 11

happycyclist says...

jessjade wrote:
Mill62 wrote:
This is what happens when police don't patrol the streets anymore.
Yobs know they can get away with anything.
I really think the police should be downgraded to the 4th emergency service. Or perhaps they are already.
how would the police have been able to stop this should we all have a copper with us at all times
This isn't the fault of the police, it's a result of our pathetic judges handing down woeful sentences to scrotes and scum. The problem is the courts; they're a complete joke.
[quote][p][bold]jessjade[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mill62[/bold] wrote: This is what happens when police don't patrol the streets anymore. Yobs know they can get away with anything. I really think the police should be downgraded to the 4th emergency service. Or perhaps they are already.[/p][/quote]how would the police have been able to stop this should we all have a copper with us at all times[/p][/quote]This isn't the fault of the police, it's a result of our pathetic judges handing down woeful sentences to scrotes and scum. The problem is the courts; they're a complete joke. happycyclist

2:59pm Thu 25 Aug 11

lwg76 says...

Quick! arrest the toddler for using a tricycle on the pavement or the mum for allowing her child to tricycle on the road and put her toddler at risk.

Either way it's easier than tracing and prosecuting the thugs.
Quick! arrest the toddler for using a tricycle on the pavement or the mum for allowing her child to tricycle on the road and put her toddler at risk. Either way it's easier than tracing and prosecuting the thugs. lwg76

4:02pm Thu 25 Aug 11

voiceofreason1999 says...

Do we know for sure it was meant to hit the child?
I mean is it not possible that some plonker just lunched the bottle out of the window and it accidently hit the child.
The report make is sound like a drive by. “"It was an unexpected, unprovoked, high-speed attack on a defenceless two-year-old”
Do we know for sure it was meant to hit the child? I mean is it not possible that some plonker just lunched the bottle out of the window and it accidently hit the child. The report make is sound like a drive by. “"It was an unexpected, unprovoked, high-speed attack on a defenceless two-year-old” voiceofreason1999

1:02pm Fri 2 Sep 11

kurlysue says...

It may well have not meant to hit the poor child,either way the feral yob that did this Intentionally wanted to cause some sort of damage. who throws something out of a window of a moving vehicle??? Disgusting behaviour and yes it is the fault of the judges passing woeful sentences.Unfortunat
ely this is broken Britain where we are being taken over by these scum bags who get away with everything. I hope this little man gets over this attack and I would love to think the person responsible is caught and brought to justice.
It may well have not meant to hit the poor child,either way the feral yob that did this Intentionally wanted to cause some sort of damage. who throws something out of a window of a moving vehicle??? Disgusting behaviour and yes it is the fault of the judges passing woeful sentences.Unfortunat ely this is broken Britain where we are being taken over by these scum bags who get away with everything. I hope this little man gets over this attack and I would love to think the person responsible is caught and brought to justice. kurlysue

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