Girl, 14, jailed for punching 87-year-old woman on bus

Ruth Doherty
Girl, 14, jailed for punching 87-year-old woman on bus
Girl, 14, jailed for punching 87-year-old woman on bus



A 14-year-old girl has been jailed for four months after admitting punching a pensioner in the face.

The teen, who cannot be named, left 87-year-old great grandmother Marion Endecott with a black eye when she hit her on a bus in Croydon.


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Marion was travelling to see her son at the time of the attack, which was caught on CCTV.



A statement from Ms Endecott read out at Croydon Youth Court on Thursday, read: I enjoyed using the buses, the independence they gave me, and I liked talking to the drivers.

"Since I was attacked I am now so frightened. It has changed me. I am now always looking over my shoulder.

"I am petrified of bumping into the girl who punched me. Even in my house, when I hear a creak, I get scared someone is there."

The incident occurred in October 2015, and district judge Peter Greenfield this week gave the defendant the maximum possible detention sentence for her age.

According to the Metro, he said: "This is very serious. If the victim had fallen back it could have killed her.

"I cannot fathom this at all.You clearly must have known the victim was older and vulnerable.

"It was a random attack on a clearly very vulnerable woman.'

The girl lives in care and was described as a "persistent offender".

According to ITV News, after sentencing, Marion said: "I am glad she's going to be punished. She can't go around punching people. I was unlucky: I couldn't duck. I've never felt pain like it.

"I am not going to pack up going to see my son because she punched me in the face.

"I'm going to carry on plodding along."



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