Thursday, 13 March 2008
There is still no news of an arrest in the case of the young woman attacked by St Catwg's church last Saturday night. As residents have commented in the press, the attack is out of character for this quiet, picturesque part of Neath.
People who don't know the area have made assumptions about the nature of the path the young woman took, and criticised her for walking through a graveyard late at night. In fact, the route is a natural connection between footways along a main road, cutting off a bend in the road, and is no more than 30 metres (at a guess) at its furthest point from that road.
Ironically, there is a famous tombstone in the churchyard commemorating a young woman of earlier times who was not so fortunate in escaping from an attacker.