Posted: 30/04/2015 at 17:50
Verdun the best advice I was ever given was by Diana Lamplugh, Suzie's mum who started awareness classes after Suzie was murdered. Diana died some years ago from dementia.
Don't fight unless you can carry it on! Poking in eyeballs who can really do that If you run from standing you pull muscles and can't keep running. If you are grabbed drop to the floor women are more equal that way rather than fighting standing up
Be aware who is around you and walking home if suspicious keep crossing the road, you know if you are being followed. If grabbed scream FIRE!! people respond to that not to cries of HELP If you are chased throw something through a window with a lights on anywhere in the street, you can repay if you are still alive.
When approaching your car in the dark have your keys ready in your hand don't start fumbling in your handbag..if you are attacked keys are better to disable someone with rather than your fingers.
My old gran used to say if they are bigger than you smack them in the throat
Thankfully I haven't had to do any of the above.