– In a split second I got the idea that I would find them and kill them.
The 52-year-old mystery writer Julie Hastrup, ’mother’ to drabsefterforskeren Rebekah Holm, who is the protagonist in her preliminary eight books, talking about the autumn evening in 2016, when her then 15-year-old son, William, completely gratuitous was knocked down at Nørreport in Copenhagen, when he was on the way to soccer practice.
Shortly before she had on the typical mother-shape said goodbye to jack with the words ’be careful now well on yourself’. And he had on teenagevis indulgent the answer: ’just relax, mum,’.
But the concern turned out, unfortunately, entitled: the Bell was about 19, when three guys attack her son from behind and repeatedly struck him. They also had a hammer with, but snarrådige tililende got in the first place tag in them and prevented the attack developed fatal.
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William had managed to escape down into the subway and searched then sought refuge in the Magazine, where a pair of guards made sure to have called his mother, who reflux made sure to pick up the shocked and bruised boy.
We were lucky that the physical did not go worse. Was the hammer come in use, I dare not think about how it could have ended. We were also fortunate to have a insurance, who gave emergency assistance to victims of violence. But William was really scared in a few months, tells Julie Hastrup, who when she finally came to bed that night, got a long series of thoughts, which actually scared her even.
– I was so inflamed by anger and indignation that I initially just thought that I would find the perpetrators and kill them. I mean, I'm a civilized human being, and so it's very scary to get such a forbidden thought, but it was urinstinktet that came up in me. I have never experienced such an intense feeling before.
Since changed it to, that I ’just’ would find them and beat them, and finally, I wanted them just found and punished.
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The desire to have Julie Hastrup, however, not been met. For ’heroes’, as Julie Hastrup call the people who rushed her son to help, had failed to maintain overfaldsmændene.
– Had they not been there, it could have ended up absolutely fatal. It is a very scary thought. They were truly everyday heroes.
– Because the attack happened up at Nørreport and not on the station itself, there has not been overvågningsbilleder.
It bothered me that the three idiots have never been punished. I am also sorry not to know, who helped my son. Them I would like to thank, " says Julie Hastrup, who has written a thank you to them in his latest novel, ’Suckers’.
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And just the book, she used to process her feelings after the attack.
I have lived the fear out of my book. Have worked on it all from a distance. It has been a sort of therapy for me.
– I've had to work with myself and still have an anxiety in my stomach, when my son today is in the city. But I am lucky that I can process it in writing, " says Julie Hastrup, who is delighted that her son today also psychologically recovered after the attack.