ONE of Nelson Mandela Bay's biggest policing precincts – and a crime hotspot – had just one police van with which to respond to complaints at the weekend, it has been claimed.
Outraged Walmer residents have criticised police in the area for failing to assist crime victims, including an elderly woman who was pulled into the bushes near the Walmer Golf Driving Range in Villiers Road and threatened with rape.
The woman, who did not want to be identified, was attacked while walking her dog on Saturday afternoon.
"Apparently, the reason they did not respond immediately was that there is only one police vehicle to service the whole of Walmer, Lorraine and Walmer township; the rest are all broken," the woman's daughter said.
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