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He was a skinhead. He wore bleached-out cropped-leg trousers, a bomber-style jacket and big cherry-reds. An all-out skin. In addition he had the biggest blue-grey eyes she’d ever seen on a man and full, Mick Jagger lips. Tony had this cool, no-nonsense way about him, and even though he was only sixteen years old he got a lot of respect from the town hardcases both older and younger than himself. He had a rep in town. You don’t mess with Tony. A fair bloke, but you don’t mess with him. Carol and Doreen started to go out there two, maybe three times a week, just to walk around, go to the café, maybe sometimes the occasional pub disco.
He had a fit on her in front of her friend. Slapped her face and made her sit on a chair with a nappy under her nose and if she moved he’d hit her around the head, disgusted by this polluting substance which perhaps in his adolescent’s mind he was associating with menstrual blood. ‘Sit there and don’t move. ’ Then she choked coughing and the blood splattered over the carpet and he punched her in the stomach. That was the last straw for Betty when she found out about it. She said she’d take Carol and Phillip and leave, but she didn’t.
Dawn, who was tiny for her age, jumped on his back but she couldn’t pull him off. All the time he was making strange groaning noises, so Dawn ran out and grabbed two passers-by and they dragged him away. By the time the police arrived a crowd had gathered, among them a gang of young men. ’ The man was charged with indecent assault and found guilty. He was fifty-four years old and a mental patient from Coney Hill hospital and had done this kind of thing before. But once again Carol had been made to feel that it was her fault.