Woman hurt as slab is hurled through window

PUBLISHED: 13:39 05 April 2007 | UPDATED: 15:03 12 May 2010

Sally Trueman – Pic: 2312DW12

Sally Trueman - Pic: 2312DW12

A WOMAN suffered concussion when a slab of tarmac was thrown through her living room window. Sally Trueman of Litlington was struck on the head, when vandals threw the slab through her window on Tuesday night. She said: I was sitting on the sofa undern

A WOMAN suffered concussion when a slab of tarmac was thrown through her living room window.

Sally Trueman of Litlington was struck on the head, when vandals threw the slab through her window on Tuesday night.

She said: "I was sitting on the sofa underneath the window. It was a very scary moment and I was in a lot of pain."

An ambulance was called, and yesterday Ms Trueman, 46, was being treated at her home for concussion and whiplash.

The vandalism follows a long line of incidents for Ms Trueman, who has encountered a number of problems since she moved to the village from Melbourn 14 months ago.

She said: "The house and shed have already both been burgled.

"I've even had my moped stolen, which I then found burned in a field.

"It has got to the point where I do not feel safe in my own home - I'm like a bag of nerves."

Ms Trueman, who lives on her own, said it was lucky she did not have her baby grandson staying with her, as the cot where he usually sleeps was filled with shards of glass.

She said: "I dread to think what would have happened.

"I just thank God that he wasn't in the cot. I wouldn't like to think that it's unsafe for him to be here, but it looks like I'll be picking up glass for months."

About six weeks ago, the village hall across the road from Ms Trueman's property, also fell foul of vandalism - with its windows being smashed.

Neighbour Patricia Baker said: "There's a growing number of incidents in the village and it's a problem that I hope will not get any worse.

"Smashing windows and causing trouble like this is just plain stupidity."

A spokeswoman for Cambridgeshire Police said: "We were called out late Tuesday night and on arrival officers called for an ambulance.

"At the moment, we have no description of whoever did this, but it is being investigated.

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