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Egg attack leaves Uttoxeter birthday girl hurt

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A GROUP of yobs ruined a woman’s birthday party in a ‘mindless’ egg attack that left her needing medical treatment.

The offenders were reported to the police several times on Saturday night as they cruised around Uttoxeter throwing eggs at revellers from their silver Ford Focus.

One of their victims was a woman celebrating her birthday with friends and family in the Dapple Grey beer garden.

An egg hit her on the wrist and opened up an existing wound, leaving pub staff having to apply first aid.

Another egg narrowly missed a baby’s head.

Dapple Grey general manager James Payton said, while some may find the offence trivial, it was damaging to his customers and business.

He said: “I was called out by my assistant supervisor, who said a lady had been egged and was injured.

“She was very shaken up when I got outside and was upset as it had opened up an old wound on her wrist.

“An egg flew past another table where there was a baby in a carry cot.

“It was very close to the baby’s head so everyone was quite shaken up.

“The kids who did it came back five minutes later to see what had happened.

“I got straight on the phone to the police to report it and, while they were on their way, they were called out to another report of the offenders egging someone else.

“It’s certainly something you don’t expect and I’m pretty disgusted.

“It was a deliberate act to target my pub and its customers and they knew what they were doing.

“They were young, but old enough to drive, and they were acting like immature children.

“It’s really behaviour more befitting of the playground.

“Are all my customers now targets for these yobs?

“I’m concerned about the impact things like this can have on business as well as the well-being of our customers.”

Police in Uttoxeter have now launched an appeal for witnesses to the attack.

They had received several reports of the offenders throwing eggs around town.

A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: “This was a completely mindless act and caused a great deal of upset to those who were ‘egged’. Such anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.

“We want to hear from anyone who saw this vehicle, and its occupants, in and around the town on Saturday night.

“If you know who these people are, please contact PC Adrian Shenton on 101 quoting incident number 717 of June 28, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”

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