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Wednesday, 6 January 2021

Mother, 40, dubbed the 'Pimlico Pusher' admits shoving pensioner towards moving bus after row in Tesco

  • Amelia Doris, 40, was caught on CCTV attacking Linda Lancaster in May 2018 
  • Attacked her in Vauxhall Bridge Road, central London, while with a small child
  • Ms Lancaster suffered a cut to the head, as well as grazes and bruisingA mother known as the 'Pimlico Pusher' shoved a pensioner towards a moving bus after a row in a supermarket, a court heard.

    Amelia Doris, 40, was caught on CCTV attacking Linda Lancaster on Vauxhall Bridge Road, central London, on 29 May 2018.

    A mother known as the 'Pimlico Pusher' shoved a pensioner towards a moving bus after a row in a supermarket, a court heard. Amelia Doris, 40, was caught on CCTV attacking Linda LancasterMs Lancaster, who is in her 60s, had tried to avoid Doris by walking around the block after the argument in Tesco Express in nearby Warwick Way.

    But their paths crossed again at Vauxhall Bridge Road and Doris shoulder barged her head-first towards the moving bus.

    CCTV footage showed Doris, accompanied by a small child, brutally attacking the older woman before fleeing the scene.

    Ms Lancaster fell forward into the passenger doors of the bus and suffered a cut to the head, as well as grazes and bruising to her ankles, shins and knees. She also sustained muscle injury to her shoulders. 




    Doris attended court in black leggings, a blue dress and green parka and admitted assault occasioning actual body harm and racially aggravated assault by beating.

    Judge Sally Cahill, QC, bailed Doris and said: 'Your sentence will take place on the 5 February.

    'That hearing will be done remotely, which means you will attend remotely using the current platform from a computer.'I am obviously doing this to protect all the people in this case and avoid unnecessary travel.'

    Darryl Cherrett, defending, said Doris had a 'complex mental health history' outlined in an existing psychiatric report.

    'It does go into a lot of detail about the mental health history of Ms Doris.

    'She is 40 years old, of good character but has quite a lot of traumatic history.

    Ms Lancaster, who is in her 60s, had tried to avoid Doris by walking around the block after the argument in Tesco Express in nearby Warwick Way

    Ms Lancaster, who is in her 60s, had tried to avoid Doris by walking around the block after the argument in Tesco Express in nearby Warwick Way

    But their paths crossed again at Vauxhall Bridge Road and Doris shoulder barged her head-first towards the moving bus

    But their paths crossed again at Vauxhall Bridge Road and Doris shoulder barged her head-first towards the moving bus 

    'Post traumatic stress, quite severe traumatic abuse in the hands of a former partner and father of her child.

    'There are some issues with the child in conjunction with the same partner.

    'She currently has supporting mental health workers with her,' said the barrister.

    Doris, of Horseferry Road, Westminster, admitted assault occasioning actual body harm and racially aggravated assault by beating.

    She was bailed ahead of sentence at Southwark Crown Court on 9 February, with the requirement to not contact Ms Lancaster.

    CCTV footage showed Doris, accompanied by a small child, brutally attacking the older woman before fleeing the scene

    CCTV footage showed Doris, accompanied by a small child, brutally attacking the older woman before fleeing the scene 

    Ms Lancaster fell forward into the passenger doors of the bus and suffered a cut to the head, as well as grazes and bruising to her ankles, shins and knees. She also sustained muscle injury to her shoulders

    Ms Lancaster fell forward into the passenger doors of the bus and suffered a cut to the head, as well as grazes and bruising to her ankles, shins and knees. She also sustained muscle injury to her shoulders

    The attacker became known as the 'Pimlico pusher' when police appealed for information following the assault.

    Detective Constable Samantha Edwards, who lead the investigation, said at the time: 'This was an unprovoked assault which could have had much more serious consequences.

    'It goes without saying that he victim has been deeply affected emotionally by this whole incident.'

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