Anorak News | Woman Run Over By Welsh Rugby Team On A Lawn Mower Speaks Out

Woman Run Over By Welsh Rugby Team On A Lawn Mower Speaks Out

by | 30th, August 2009

rugby_kissEMMA Winch is recovering at home in Bridgend, after being run over by a metal lawn mower operated by the Merthyr Mower Men at Aberaeron Rugby Club.

Miss Winch had been due to play for Pontyclun at the sevens tournament when 21 men from the Merthyr area riding on a “pit” lawn mower ran over her and her tent.

Dyfed-Powys Police arrested all 21 men, and then released them on bail.
Miss Winch, who was sharing a tent with two teammates, tells the story:

I thought someone had jumped on it (the tent). The girls got out of the tent to call for help and they saw someone running off. I held my head and there was a huge lump there straight away. One of the girls thought I had broken my nose. My face was quite numb so I couldn’t really feel much. I wasn’t sure where it hit me.

“I was very shocked and I started shaking. I kind of stopped the roller with my head.”

So whodunnit? Says Miss Winch:

“I just think it is one of those stupid things that people do.”

…at rugby clubs.

The mower Men of Merthyr Youth Team have been dismissed from the competition.

It’s a serious business, no mere tale for the rugby club showers and dinner dance as Ch Insp Robin Mason from Dyfed-Powys Police explains:

“Unfortunately there were some people in the tent and a young lady received head injuries as a result of the roller coming into her.”

Into her. They rolled the mower into her? If anything good comes from this, it is surely a new rugby club song.

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