Name: Anon Age: 18 Location: Outside Miller Arcade
“I had been out celebrating the end of my exams with friends. I saw a group of three men outside Manyana in Preston. One approached me and put his hand up my skirt and I told him to go away. The men followed me and friends to Browns and we all began dancing on the dance floor. I went to the toilet, at about 1:30am and when I turned around, he was stood there and the door was shut. I think I was arguing with him.
After he attacked me, I ran back into the club screaming, I found a police officer outside and begged him to take me to a police station. I wouldn’t let anybody anywhere near me.
It’s been really hard. I blamed myself at first and wouldn’t go out but I’m now having counselling. My parents did not want me to return to university, but I went back because I can’t let one person ruin everything. Everyone is the same and thinks, ‘Oh I can go out and drink as much as I want and it’s never going to happen to me,’ but I’m the unfortunate one that it’s happened to.
“I was on my way home from school with my friend and we were sat at a bus stop on Lancaster Road. A man approached us and made sexual remarks. He asked us if we would have sex with him and kept trying to convince us to come home with him. Luckily the bus arrived and we got on. When we got home, we decided to phone the police.”
Maker: Louise Ashcroft, Joe Booth & Charlie Ashton