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Pegasus Post: February 06, 2018

Pegasus Post: February 06,

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2018 Locally Owned jo hayes christchurch east Call to make an appointment P: 384 9459 Supermarket opens Prestons New World provides 100 jobs Page 3 Summer sizzle Marinated beef fillets are perfect for barbecue or the pan Page 11 Authorised by Jo Hayes Unit 6/950 Ferry Road, Christchurch Mother punched defending son ‘Thomson Park is the problem spot’ • By Sophie Cornish A SOUTH New Brighton woman was left with a badly bruised face after trying to defend her autistic son against a teenage bully. Erica Godfrey was punched at the Thomson Skate Park after confronting a teenager who had pushed and threatened her son. Her son, Isaiah, 14, told her of the incident when she picked him to take him home. Isaiah has autism, ADHD and a laryngeal paillomatosis tumour in his throat. Mrs Godfrey then confronted the teenager who was still at the skate park. “I started trying to explain to the boy that my son was trying to make friends with him but because he has a throat tumour he can’t talk clearly and with his autism he doesn’t communicate very well,” she said. The teenager wouldn’t listen to Mrs Godfrey, telling her he has anger problems and then punched her hard in the face. Mrs Godfrey told him she was calling the police, to which he said: “So what, there’s no cameras, you can’t ID me, get over it.” WE SERVICE WHAT WE SELL “the best oil that money can buy” WAYNE HILL CARS 313 LINCOLN RD ADDINGTON CHRISTCHURCH Ph. (03) 338 3255 E. ASSAULTED: Erica Godfrey shows the bruise to her face after she was punched by a youth at Thomson Skate Park in Marine Pde. She is pictured with son Isaiah. PHOTO: MARTIN HUNTER Coincidentally, police were in Thomson Park dealing with another matter. Mrs Godfrey went to them and the teenager ran off. But he returned later, Mrs Godfrey and the police were still there writing a statement. A chase From new builds to small home alterations, we specialise in turning your dream home ideas into reality. Call the name you can trust! ensued and the teenager was eventually caught in New Brighton. The 14-year-old bully has been referred to Youth Aid. Mrs Godfrey is now calling on the city council to look at funding security cameras in Thomson Park. “Thomson Park is the problem spot . . . it needs to be opened up more, some of the trees pulled back a bit and some lighting and cameras,” she said. •Turn to page 6 377 0034 AMAZING ISLAND MIRACLE OIL DILO OIL – The Remarkable Skin Rejuvenator As seen on Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty •• Remarkable•skin•anti-aging•&•healing• properties •• Super•absorbing.•Can•penetrate•all•three• layers•of•the•skin•offering•exceptional•cell• hydration•&•regeneration •• Ideal•for•scars,•blemishes,•wrinkles,• &•skin•ailments•including•eczema,• psoriasis,•acne,•rashes,•bites,•sores,• burns,•etc. •• 100%•natural,•Certified•Organic,• absolutely•no•additives •• Highly•effective Mail Order Available Amazing Price 50 ml only•$19.90 100ml only•$29.90 Bringing You The Best In Natural Health MARSHALLS HEALTH & NATURAL THERAPY CONSULTING - PRESCRIBING - DISPENSING - MANUFACTURING MEDICAL HERBALISTS 110 seaVIeW roaD, NeW BrIGHToN (Just past C.N.B School) pHoNe 388 5757 - KNOWLEDGE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE - - We are alWaYs HappY To Help! -