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Victim who met attacker: 'I wanted to kill him'

Uploaded at: 2011. 12. 10.


Raphael Rowe met Clare Topcu of Bolton, who described the night in 2009 when burglars broke into her home as she and her nine-year-old son slept.

Mrs Topcu agreed to participate in a restorative justice initiative and meet one of the men responsible. The programme was told that victims of burglary and robbery who take part in these meetings show a 40% reduction in the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder than other victims.

BBC's video report is availabe here.

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