A GRANDMOTHER has been attacked by a Barbary macaque while walking down Main Street.

Rose Vinales was with her one-year-old grandson when she saw a group of the wild primates near John Mackintosh Hall.

“I always thought as long as you left them alone and didn’t provoke them, they wouldn’t do anything to you,” said Vinales.

But she was wrong.

Soon one of the apes had climbed onto the grandmother’s back, sinking its teeth into her arm before running away.

“There were many people around, but nobody did anything” said Vinales.

“I mean, it’s Main Street,” she added. “What if it had attacked my grandson?

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