A woman in possession of a hammer

The Liverpool Echo reported a few days ago:

Two women have been charged after a woman was threatened with a hammer during a shocking road rage incident in a car park.

Footage from the incident shows two small groups coming to blows at Stonedale Retail Park in Croxteth on Wednesday night (May 8).

Initially the groups can be seen shoving and pushing each other before a woman retrieves a hammer from the boot of a car.

At one point the video shows a woman swinging the hammer towards another, younger woman, who tries to defend herself with a shoe.

A 19-year-old woman suffered head injuries, which are believed to be from a punch and was taken to hospital for assessment, say police.

A spokesperson for Merseyside Police told the ECHO: “We can confirm that two women have been arrested following an incident in Stonedale Retail Park on Wednesday night, 8 May.

“At around 7.15pm, officers were called to Stonedale Retail Park on East Lancs Road to reports of an altercation in a car park near to KFC, and threats being made by a woman in possession of a hammer.

“A third woman, aged 19, was reported as having sustained a head injury, believed to have been from a punch. She was taken to hospital for assessment.”

Carol Lea, 55,  from Bosworth Road in St Helens has been charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place and threatening behaviour and released on conditional bail pending further enquiries.

Merseyside Police also confirmed on Twitter:

There’s just one slight problem.


The perp with the hammer in action:


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