‘Mum attacker’ walks free after police take no further action


Police are taking no further action against the woman who allegedly pushed a 52-year-old to the floor and punched her in the face.

The daughter of the victim took to Facebook after the assault to appeal for witnesses to build a case against her mother’s attacker.

Several people came forward and a 42-year-old woman from Berkhamsted was arrested after the incident in May near the Tesco Express in Northchurch.

The 42-year-old was bailed until Saturday, July 12, so police could investigate what happened further

It was alleged at the time that the assault happened outside of the 52-year-old’s house after a dispute about parking

But Herts Constabulary spokesman Giles Cooper said: “Both parties were spoken to by police, as were witnesses. No further action is being taken against the arrested woman.”

The victim – who was already blind in one eye – was left with a cut lip, bleeding around her mouth and smashed glasses after the assault.

Mr Cooper said he was not able to go into details about why no further action was taken.