Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

They Are Still out There and Probably Doing It to Somebody Else. I Would Never Want Anyone Else to Suffer. Ex-Casino Worker Left Shaken by Late-Night Assault Trio

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

They Are Still out There and Probably Doing It to Somebody Else. I Would Never Want Anyone Else to Suffer. Ex-Casino Worker Left Shaken by Late-Night Assault Trio

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Byline: SOPHIE DOUGHTY Crime Reporter sophie.doughty@ncjmedia.co.uk @Sophie_Doughty

SURROUNDED and attacked by three strangers on a dark street, Amy Dees has been left afraid to go out at night alone.

The once outgoing former casino valet said the assault happened while she was taking a break from work in Newcastle city centre and it destroyed her confidence, forcing her to quit her job.

Now Amy has been dealt a further blow when she was told police had been unable to identify the trio who she says targeted her on Stowell Street, and the case has been closed.

She said: "They are still out there.

They are probably doing it to someone else now. I would never want anyone to go through what I went through."

Amy, from West Denton in Newcastle, was working at Aspers Casino in The Gate when she was attacked during the early hours of the morning, she told the Chronicle.

The 24-year-old had stepped outside the back of the building to get some air when she was approached by three men who were chatting in a foreign accent.

"It was about 4am in the morning and it was break time.

"I went out the back just to chill for a little bit," Amy explained.

"I saw these three guys walking up the alley. When they approached me they were talking in a foreign language. I didn't know what they were saying and it freaked me out."

But as the men got closer, Amy said, they began talking in English, and started making disturbing comments towards her before surrounding her.

"One said 'go and kiss her'" she said.

"I tried to go back in and they surrounded me. They were saying weird things like 'you are going to come with me' and 'I want to kiss you'.

"One of them was kissing my hand. He said 'I'll give you the whole world.'" "."

"I was shaking like a leaf. I didn't know what to say or what to do. I just wanted to get away. They were just really creepy.

"They eventually started to walk away one at a time. By that time I was distraught. I was crying and crying."

Amy, who has waived her legal right to anonymity as a victim of a sex attack, went back into work and finished her shift.

When she got home and told her parents what had happened, Amy's dad took her straight to Forth Banks police station to report the incident. …

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