Hi brummiegaz we must be virtually neighbours then as it happened right on my doorstep as well! Yes it's very worrying fortunately this is a 1 off story but it was a very violent and I can imagine terrifying attack. It has me and my mum very worried at the moment. I hope too the poor lady involved is ok.
Lets try to get this in perspective, I realise it is a very distressing incident and feel very sorry for the lady concerned but this is not a dangerous area. In the 13 plus years since Shelduck was built I think this is the only incident of this kind along the canal path. There are often multiple people about and whilst I would agree it may pay to be a cautious, I believe there is little chance of this occurring again.