I've just returned from a weekend away and found one of those yellow signs outside my house saying that a woman was seriously assaulted on Trinity Street on the 15th May.
Does anyone know anything about it? Is she OK?
Myself and my husband have just moved into the area and I noticed the sign last night - it has concered me greatly as my husband works in a restaurant and therefore if I go out on an evening I walk back on my own.
Did you manage to find out anymore?
I have felt very comfortable in the area, it is a lovely area - I feel very lucky to live there. It is worrying when you see signs like that and I was just curious if anyone had heard anything more as I hope they get the person who did it.
I have lived on Trinity for 18 years I'm not aware of an incident like this before but dont kid yourself there has been lots of thefts over the years. Although traffic may have been drasticaly reduced over the last two years it still remains a route for people to walk down i.e some of them opportunists who will breakin to cars, homes/steal bikes etc also many drunks walk down after closing time some of them have been aggressive. Bottom line we live in a city and have to be careful and on guard at all times. As a street though I wouldn't live any where else in North Southwark , well maybe Dorset. :-)
Trinity Street and the surrounding areas has experienced some muggings.
If you live in the area, why not have a look at the TNRA (Trinty Newington Estate Residents Association) website and see if your home is included in this estate - even if it isn't, you may still be interested.
TNRA meets with the local police and with Simon Huges and councillors to discuss safety as well as othe issues.
I don't know anything about the unfortunate incident mentioned, but I feel very safe in this area. There are muggers everywhere, but the difference to me is that regular people smile at each and are open and friendly - I feel that if I had occasion to call for help, someone would probably be there for me. Stats don't show that.
They are not closing off Suffolk street, all they are doing is making the junction safer. It will be open in a few days. As for the idea of opening Trinity St to traffic again bad idea. The St is far better closed far safer for pedestrians and cyclists. Wildlife has benefited too and lastly the birds sound fantastic now you can hear them singing.
That's strange scooter, I can hear the birds singing every morning and I live on a road traffic through route like Trinity street was designed to be! Birds usually sing early in the morning and late in the evening when the traffic has died down, sadly only the muggers are out then. A small amount of wealthy. or influential, residents and cyclists have benefitted at the expense of increasing vehicle congestion in surrounding areas. Pedestrians had pavements and pedestrian crossings before during, and strangely, after the bollards went up, only the suicidal ones would benefit from the reduced traffic.