Victims Statement Following February Attack in Raunds

A few weeks ago we posted a release received by the police relating to an alledged attack in Raunds which stated that a man had been arrested and was on bail.  The man that was arrested is now said to have been released due to a lack of evidence.

Natasha Cook has asked that we share her story regarding the attack.

It is important to note that this is not an official or confirmed statement of fact; it is only the message that was received by the person making the allegation.  The man that was arrested has not been named and has not been found guilty of any crime

Natasha states: “I just want to make everyone in Raunds aware that he is still in Raunds and is a violent man who is likely to do this again. I want everyone to be cautious and not walk anywhere on their own, especially at night. Thank you”

Natashas full post:

“I wouldn’t normally post personal things on here, however, I believe everyone needs to be aware of how vile and twisted people can be, and why the police sometimes can’t prosecute someone despite them being guilty.

On 5th Feb in the early hours of the morning I was attacked. I was followed home and within 2 minutes of leaving my friend, I was attacked outside my house. I was pushed to the floor, dragged along the road by my hair, my head was smashed into the road and I was hit repeatedly in the head. I don’t know what he was trying to achieve but I managed to get away before he could do anything else.

I got concussion, whiplash and had cuts and bruises. I had post concussion syndrome and suffered from regular headaches, dizziness, nausea, reduced concentration and significant psychological effects. I constantly get flash backs and am terrified to even be in my own home. I missed an interview and a selection test for a psychology doctorate course as I was too scared to go out of my own house.

I know who this person was, and he was arrested and bailed for the last few weeks whilst the police gathered evidence. However, as there was no cctv footage of the actual attack and no witnesses, there is apparently not enough evidence to send it to court and he has been released.

There was cctv footage of before and after the incident and there is no doubt about the person who did it. The clarity of the cctv is not good enough to be used as evidence in court even though it proves the attacker is lying in his statement. It is so frustrating that the evidence needs to be of such a high threshold and even though I am certain, as are the police, who has done it they can’t press charges. I now have to live with this for the rest of my life, I don’t think that I will ever feel safe again, and he gets to live his life as normal with no repercussions.

I feel so let down by the criminal justice system and I now have to put my faith in karma.

I just want to thank everyone who has been there for me over the last few weeks, I wouldn’t have got through this without you.”

17 thoughts on “Victims Statement Following February Attack in Raunds

  • 19th March 2017 at 9:05 pm
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    Very brave thing to do well done Natasha Cook! Can’t believe this person has got away with it. How can they get on with their life when you can’t. Such an awful thing to happen! At least you are doing a good thing and warning people! X

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  • 19th March 2017 at 9:22 pm
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    I hope Karma exists in cases like this. So sorry to hear how let down by our crap justice system you were 🙁

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  • 19th March 2017 at 9:51 pm
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    Disgusting if it was my daughter i would pay someone to beat him up scum of the earth what on earth is happening in this country !!!!!°

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  • 19th March 2017 at 10:38 pm
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    Very brave woman and fair play for sharing this with everyone. In time it will get easier and you will end up even stronger…. don’t let that piece of shite ruin your life…. hold ya head up high xx

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  • 20th March 2017 at 9:56 am
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    I’m so sorry that you are suffering in this way and that it is impossible to prosecute this vicious thug. It doesn’t seem right!

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  • 20th March 2017 at 4:13 pm
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    This is absolutely disgusting … this sort of thing shouldnt happen to a young girl on her way home from a night out .. let alone on her own door step … if the cctv puts him in the areas at that time of the morning then there must be more to it … what happened to dna .. signals from phones to see where he was at that time …. maybe northamptonshire police should start using resources to help victims rather than them that commit the crime … !! I hope Natasha you dont let this one freak ruin your life … turn it into a positive xx

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  • 20th March 2017 at 6:13 pm
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    Don’t let him ruin any more of your life by stopping you doing the things you want to do. Karma will get it’s moment with him. Flick the gremlin of him and what he has done off your shoulder to stop it chatting negative stuff in your ear , and move forward, it will take time but every time it starts negative thoughts flick it away… I promise it will work… Be patient

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