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It Could Have Been You

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If the police said they expected a test result by a certain date, Merlyn would phone to ask what had happened. By bidding on, or purchasing this item, you are agreeing to us sharing your name and address details with that 3rd party supplier to allow us to fulfil our contractual obligations to you. She survived the horrific rape and attempted murder but her fight to recover, and to gain compensation, brought her into surprising areas of resistance - including a refusal by the NHS to pay for plastic surgery to her neck scars.

She was told to fill in forms on her own, yet knows that acting alone she would have won only a fraction of the pounds 76,101 awarded to her after Helena Kennedy represented her, gratis, at the board hearing (where legal aid is not available). Rape has the biggest impact on a victim of any Crime and we need to make sure the attackers actually pay for what they have done.She survived thanks to a squatter who raised the alarm and a fireman who held her neck together until an ambulance arrived. Her story aims to help other victims - whether women or men - navigate the complex, sometimes indifferent, system and to provide vital information for others who care for victims. It was a shocking and truthful book about what this brave lady went through in the hands of a disturbed maniac and managed to survive her awful heart wrenching ordeal.

I read this book in 1997 when I worked for the same company as Merlyn Nuttall did (BhS) and her story was being talked about amongst us. As the young woman, who was brought up in Astley Bridge, walked down a busy main road in Brixton she was grabbed by a man and dragged into a derelict house where she was subjected to an appalling sex attack. In court, she was only a witness, and was not allowed to discuss the case with the prosecuting barrister. Entertainment Magpie Limited t/a Music Magpie is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority FRN 775278. Forty-five minutes later, naked, bleeding from throat slashes, Merlyn, near death, was on the front steps of the house trying to summon help.

year-old Merlyn from Brixton, south London, was chosen from 100 other finalists for her incredible courage in overcoming a horrific rape and her major contribution to Victim Support - the organisation who nominated her for the award. She was thrown into an empty derelict house where Ferrira subjected her to an appalling sex attack, slit her throat, gouged the back of her neck almost to the bone with a shard of glass and stabbed her. It shouldn't be used for commercial use which includes advertising, marketing, promotion, packaging, advertorials, and consumer or merchandising products. She survived the horrific rape and attempted murder but her fight for recovery and to gain compensation, brought her against some surprising areas of resistance - including the refusal of the NHS to pay for plastic surgery on her neck scars. The report highlights a catalogue of serious failings in the way victims are treated at every step of the criminal justice system.

It is clear that in some sense Merlyn needed an escape from a life now defined by the attack, by the change, and so found herself a kindred spirit who treated her normally and, moreover, who needed comfort when her father died. It is clear that while many of the services and people she encountered were exemplary, others were unhelpful and even potentially detrimental.It is important that we continue to promote these adverts as our local businesses need as much support as possible during these challenging times. She experienced few symptoms of trauma but decided to visit a psychiatrist anyway so that she would be prepared to deal with any problems that surfaced subsequently.

Jacket Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps. Merlyn says that although she knows the system needs changing, she was disappointed at the findings of the report. Merlyn Nuttall, winner of the Cosmopolitan/House of Fraser 1998 Achievement Awards, jumps for joy in Hyde Park, London today (Tuesday) after receiving her 5,000 prize.

I just felt so lucky to have survived the attack, because I did truly think at three times that my life was over," she says. by a stranger - no one questioned her account (though she was asked how she was dressed at the time) and she did not, therefore, have to argue "rape" against "she wanted it".

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