A mother-of-three stabbed to death in her home called police hours before her death to report she might be attacked.
Ms Griffiths, who was on crutches, called police at 9pm on Tuesday and is said to have been told that officers would be with her in an hour.
They didn't even bother to show up.
At 2.45 am on Wednesday, police received an emergency call saying she had been attacked and wounded.She later died in hospital from her wounds. Her three daughters were in the house with her at the time of the attack.
Ms Griffiths, who was in a relationship, was said to have been increasingly concerned about the unwanted attentions of another man.
A close friend, who asked not to be named, said: 'She called the police at 9pm and she was waiting for the police to come.
'She was expressing concern about a person and she phoned the police. She was told they would be there in an hour. They did not arrive.'
Ms Griffiths had also sent text messages to friends expressing concern about her safety.
There is a saying- when seconds count, the police are minutes away. In some cases, they may be an hour away- or they might not even bother showing up at all.
The student defensive shooting and this story are clear examples that the responsibility for your own safety should be your own- and that all lawful citizens should be able to exercise their right to defend themselves and their loved ones. In the UK the right to keep arms with which to defend oneself has been denied by the state- so that the average law-abiding citizen is defenceless in the face of aggression from criminals.
Here we had a woman at home with her children- forbidden by the state the only proven means to adequately defend herself from a more powerful male aggressor. The firearm.
I wonder how many others lives have been lost because British citizens are forbidden from using a tool which puts a lone woman on crutches, or the elderly or the frail, on an equal footing with an aggressive criminal?
For my American readers- the time to fight for your Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, a right which might one day save the life of yourself or your family, is now. Before you lose it.