On 10th January 2014 I was sexually assaulted walking down to nursery to collect my son. I was just minding my own business when a guy that was clearly drunk, or stoned out of his mind, approached me, grabbed me into a bear hug & started putting his hands down my top into my bra! Police were involved but the guy was never caught. I have been told that he has now moved out of the area, but this still doesnt help me when it comes to going out.
Also, at the time, I was 14 weeks pregnant with my daughter. 10 months on, the dark nights are setting in again & it's beginning to stir in my mind again, the anxiety of going out in the dark & the paranoia when I do. I have been to collect my son from nursery in the dark once since the clocks went back, & it was probably the most anxious I have ever been in my entire life. I spent the whole walk looking around my surroundings & looking over my shoulder until I got to nursery..
I send my husband to collect my son now & I drop him off in the afternoon when it's light. I know it was almost a year ago now, but it still scares me walking out in the dark :(