TWO young women victims of a brutal baseball bat assault feel “let down” after police gave up the search for their attacker.
The violent female thug who beat Aimee Clark and Rosie Blumenthal even pleaded guilty in court to the mugging – then disappeared. She has still not been tracked down eight months later.
A Cheshire Police spokesman said the warrant for her arrest was still outstanding and all leads had been exhausted, but added: “We are doing as much as we can.”
Police are now relying on randomly stopping her for another crime or someone stepping forward with fresh information.
Aimee, 20, who thought she was going to die in the attack and had nightmares about it, said: “It’s scary they will stop looking for her. It worries me that she’s out there and it angers me that she won’t be punished unless they stop her for something else.
“We feel as though she’s got away with it and we feel let down, but not by CID – they were really good.”
Rosie, 19, who was minutes from home when the attack happened, said: “It’s disappointing, especially with them saying it was one of the most brutal cases they had seen.
“They said ‘we will do everything we can’, but now we hear from someone else that this is it.
“Now they’ve given up it lets her do it to someone else.”
The two students, friends from Tarporley High School, were walking along Whipcord Lane, Chester, on March 1 last year when their two attackers crept up and tried to steal Aimee’s handbag. They laughed as they beat her round the head with the bat and the attack only stopped when witnesses intervened.
Rosie, studying drama and writing at John Moores University, said: “I thought her head was going to cave in – it was relentless. I’d never seen so much blood.
“We were sat in a big pool of blood – we were covered in it and it was spattered up the walls and windows.”
But neither looks for revenge. They went to court and felt sorry for the girls and the life they lead.
Although both the thugs who mugged them pleaded guilty in court, only Bianca White, 15, of Lytham St Annes, was sentenced.
The other girl, who cannot be named, went on the run and has still not been tracked down 10 months after the attack.
The case was originally in the hands of Merseyside Police, who drew blanks with all leads and handed the case back to Cheshire Police.