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Life Member Injured in Bag-Snatch

Ric Carlyon - Monday, November 24, 2014

The Association, on behalf of all its members has sent long-time J.P. and Life Member, Alice Wylie, QSM, best wishes for a speedy recovery after she was assaulted in Mt Albert recently.

Perhaps the worst aspect, apart from her injuries, was that the 90 year old was attacked in broad daylight in Alice Wylie Reserve, a park off New North Road named after her, recalling her long and valuable service to the local community. She was vsiiting the park at the time, contemplating additions and improvements. 

Alice received injuries to one hand when the mugger went for her handbag. Notwithstanding, the elderly woman chased the young man across the park, but lost the offender as he made his getaway. She required hospital treatment.

Alice Wylie was Mt Albert Councillor for 27 years and Deputy Mayor. Appointed a J.P. in 1967, she served on the Association’s Council for 27 years and was the first woman on the Court Panel where she served for 26 years.

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