First on 3AW: Home invasion victim speaks out after “terrifying” trauma
The victim of a terrifying home invasion during last week’s African gang crime spree has spoken about the traumatic experience for the first time.
Val, the 59-year-old woman who was house-sitting for her nephew, when more than a dozen African thugs ransacked the house and slapped her across the face, told Nick McCallum she thought she might die.
“I thought I could have died that day, I was bleeding from the mouth,” Val said.
“I am having terrible, terrible trouble sleeping.
“It’s been a bit hard I must admit,” Val added as her voice broke down.
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A Red Cross volunteer, Val said she works with “some beautiful Africans who have gone through such trauma” and that she felt the younger members of the gang who targeted her, had been forced to be involved by older men.
“There was only one young male not covered, I looked at him and he looked at me and I swear I was under 15 years of age.
“He looked at me like, ‘I am sorry’.
“I feel this child was made to be a part of the group by the older men.”