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CanadaMother describes brutal assault by group of boys at Pleasant Hill Park

23:40  23 may  2019
23:40  23 may  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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That's when Halcrow watched the boys group up and target an old man pushing a fridge on a trolley across the park . Carolyn estimates a group of about 20 kids have been responsible for at least three recent incidents in the park . Police confirmed that they're investigating these other complaints.

Bonnie Halcrow says it started with a group of young boys throwing sticks and rocks at an old man. The 33-year-old mother , who lives in Flin Flon, Man., but was visiting Saskatoon, had taken her 10-year-old daughter to play with a friend at Pleasant Hill Park .

Mother describes brutal assault by group of boys at Pleasant Hill Park © Dan Zakreski/CBC The attack left Bonnie Halcrow bruised and shaken.

Bonnie Halcrow says it started with a group of young boys throwing sticks and rocks at an old man.

The 33-year-old mother, who lives in Flin Flon, Man., but was visiting Saskatoon, had taken her 10-year-old daughter to play with a friend at Pleasant Hill Park. It was around 7 p.m. CST on Monday and the playground in the core neighbourhood was bustling.

Mother describes brutal assault by group of boys at Pleasant Hill Park © CBC Carolyn and Lou Rogers saw the attack unfold.

That's when Halcrow watched the boys group up and target an old man pushing a fridge on a trolley across the park. They began swearing at him, and throwing sticks and stones.

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That's when Halcrow watched the boys group up and target an old man pushing a fridge on a trolley Halcrow came out of the assault with bruises to her back, arms and legs, and with her confidence While she was being beaten by a group of children in Saskatoon’s Pleasant Hill neighbourhood, a

Mother describes brutal assault by group of boys at Saskatoon's Pleasant Hill Park . Bonnie Halcrow says she was attacked when she began recording a group of young boys throwing rocks at an older man.

"I said, 'Quit doing that and leave him alone,' and I proceeded to video record the kids involved and I said that I was going to report that to the cops," she said in an interview.

"Kids grabbed my cellphone from me and I wrestled him and I grabbed my cellphone but soon as I was down on the ground, they all started swarming me," she said.

"I couldn't feel any of the punches or kicks because my adrenaline kicked in, and I couldn't fight kids. It just isn't me to fight kids, so I just did the best I could."

Halcrow said she was terrified for her daughter's safety as the attack unfolded. She said she was eventually able to get to her feet and out of the park.

Halcrow came out of the assault with bruises to her back, arms and legs, and with her confidence shaken. She's reported the incident to police and they confirm that they are investigating, with an eyewitness having filmed the attack.

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Mother feared for 10-year-old’s safety during Saskatoon playground attack Bonnie Halcrow says she was attacked by a group of boys in a Saskatoon playground after she tried recording them throwing rocks and sticks. While she was being beaten by a group of children in Saskatoon’s Pleasant Hill neighbourhood, a mother said she could only hope her daughter was OK. Bonnie Halcrow said everything started shortly after 7 p.m. CT on Monday when she brought her 10-year-old daughter and the girl’s friend to the playground in Pleasant Hill Park.

Group of children started punching and kicking her in Pleasant Hill Park , Canada. The girl who has been charged with assault is also facing another charge for an assault at the same park a week Mother describes brutal assault by group of boys at Saskatoon's Pleasant Hill Park | CBC News.

It happened Monday in Pleasant Hill Park in Saskatoon. 0:26. McDougall said she was shocked and horrified when she viewed a video of a group of children kicking, hitting and dragging Manitoba woman Bonnie Mother describes brutal assault by group of boys at Saskatoon's Pleasant Hill Park .

A neighbourhood concern

Lou and Carolyn Rogers live across the street from the park. They watched the assault unfold.

"We were sitting in the front room on the couch and we saw these kids gathering up, and once we saw them gather up, we said, 'Trouble.' And sure as hell, the trouble began," Louis said.

Carolyn estimates a group of about 20 kids have been responsible for at least three recent incidents in the park. Police confirmed that they're investigating these other complaints.

Mother describes brutal assault by group of boys at Pleasant Hill Park © Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

"We are also currently looking into a small number of other incidents, involving a group of young people in the area," said Julie Clark with the Saskatoon Police Service.

Carolyn Rogers says she's worked with poverty awareness groups in the neighbourhood.

"It comes back to, what do we do to help the parents raise their kids properly? If they're both working and they're too tired when they come home, do we have places for the kids to go where they're taught right from wrong? Because the parents aren't doing it," she said.

"Somebody has to look after these kids. They're not growing up like this by choice."

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