Essex Police appeal for information about youth gang involved in Braintree town centre assault

Braintree and Witham Times: Youth gang punched man while holding back his girlfriend in town centre attack Youth gang punched man while holding back his girlfriend in town centre attack

A gangs of youths assaulted a young couple in a late night attack in Braintree town centre.

A 20-year-old man, from the Braintree area, is believed to have been punched by a group of youths while they held back his 19-year-old girlfriend in Rayne Road.

The attack is understood to have taken place near Morrisons supermarket at about 1.55am on Saturday.

Two of the youths are described as being about 16-years-old.

One was wearing a dark jacket and dark tracksuit bottoms, and the other was wearing a dark hooded top and dark clothing.

Anybody with any information is asked to call Essex Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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5:04pm Wed 1 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Why oh why oh why does it take four days or more to get these sort of appeals promulgated in the BWT?

Between them, the Police and Newsquest are missing a great opportunity to provide a potentially really valuable public service. Surely anyone knows that the sooner a witness can be interviewed the more likely they are to provide credible and useful evidence.

There should be a simple liaison established whereby requests for public assistance could appear within hours - not days or even weeks as seems to be the norm.

Is there nobody with any drive or enthusiasm within the Police/Media interface domain who can get a grip of this?

My previous comments (regarding another alleged violent assault) posted 11:51pm Mon 23 Dec 13 refer.
Why oh why oh why does it take four days or more to get these sort of appeals promulgated in the BWT? Between them, the Police and Newsquest are missing a great opportunity to provide a potentially really valuable public service. Surely anyone knows that the sooner a witness can be interviewed the more likely they are to provide credible and useful evidence. There should be a simple liaison established whereby requests for public assistance could appear within hours - not days or even weeks as seems to be the norm. Is there nobody with any drive or enthusiasm within the Police/Media interface domain who can get a grip of this? My previous comments (regarding another alleged violent assault) posted 11:51pm Mon 23 Dec 13 refer. OMPITA [Intl]

5:12pm Wed 1 Jan 14

TheTaxpayer says...

I want these scumdogs off my streets.
I want these scumdogs found and taken out of my town, out of my society and off my benefit payroll.
Braintree belongs to the good people citizens and our guests. To have dogs such as these attacking my neighbours on our streets is a crime against us all and we can'tt have it. We cannot allow scum to deny any of us access to our home town daytime or dark.
I've paid for cctv, a large police station perched on our paleolithic heritage, a garage full of police cars, a police helicopter, a herd of police dogs, a fat herd of police horses, a vast pensionable herd of policemen, most of whom seem to on sick or paid leave. I've paid for a prison.
I expect in return that vicious scumbags are swept off my streets and kept off them until they can be trusted in public, and that's trusted by pedestrians not solicitors paid to lie in their favour.
I want these scumdogs off my streets. I want these scumdogs found and taken out of my town, out of my society and off my benefit payroll. Braintree belongs to the good people citizens and our guests. To have dogs such as these attacking my neighbours on our streets is a crime against us all and we can'tt have it. We cannot allow scum to deny any of us access to our home town daytime or dark. I've paid for cctv, a large police station perched on our paleolithic heritage, a garage full of police cars, a police helicopter, a herd of police dogs, a fat herd of police horses, a vast pensionable herd of policemen, most of whom seem to on sick or paid leave. I've paid for a prison. I expect in return that vicious scumbags are swept off my streets and kept off them until they can be trusted in public, and that's trusted by pedestrians not solicitors paid to lie in their favour. TheTaxpayer

6:31pm Wed 1 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Taxpayer, you are reflecting the views of all decent citizens across the nation

They, like you, me, and so many countless others are crying out for some proactive leadership that will lift us from this bl**dy awful quagmire.

Personally I despair of anything constructive ever emerging from the shambles of our Justice System which is so bedeviled with over complicated legislation and so called Human Rights benefits imposed upon us by foreign lawyers and politicians; and willingly maintained (as you so rightly point out) by greedy avaricious lawyers who are all too happy to go on milking the sacred cow for evermore.

In my mind, I tempted to think we'd be far better off if each town could autonomously administer its own form of 'rough and ready' justice when dealing with low life scum of the ilk that you refer to.

Perhaps I should start work right away on my CV for the appointment of 'Braintree's first Sheriff''. If only that weren't just wishful thinking! Me and deputies could make darned good use of that fat herd of police horses you refer to as we gave the darling little hoody terds a run for their money I can tell you.





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Taxpayer, you are reflecting the views of all decent citizens across the nation They, like you, me, and so many countless others are crying out for some proactive leadership that will lift us from this bl**dy awful quagmire. Personally I despair of anything constructive ever emerging from the shambles of our Justice System which is so bedeviled with over complicated legislation and so called Human Rights benefits imposed upon us by foreign lawyers and politicians; and willingly maintained (as you so rightly point out) by greedy avaricious lawyers who are all too happy to go on milking the sacred cow for evermore. In my mind, I tempted to think we'd be far better off if each town could autonomously administer its own form of 'rough and ready' justice when dealing with low life scum of the ilk that you refer to. Perhaps I should start work right away on my CV for the appointment of 'Braintree's first Sheriff''. If only that weren't just wishful thinking! Me and deputies could make darned good use of that fat herd of police horses you refer to as we gave the darling little hoody terds a run for their money I can tell you. . OMPITA [Intl]

7:17pm Wed 1 Jan 14

pierre-pierre says...

I do agree with most,

But Police dogs are now all based in Sandon

The Police horses are gone

The Police main cars are based in Dunmow.

The Braintree front desk is not manned
I do agree with most, But Police dogs are now all based in Sandon The Police horses are gone The Police main cars are based in Dunmow. The Braintree front desk is not manned pierre-pierre

8:52pm Wed 1 Jan 14

YNWAIE says...

Yep agree with pretty much whats been said

However there isnt a vast herd of police officers. ..the thin blue line is stretched like a piece of elastic and will only get worse.

The root of the problem is there's no respect left from these dogs on person property or uniform...they know the law is a farce and at worse they would get a tap on the wrists.
Yep agree with pretty much whats been said However there isnt a vast herd of police officers. ..the thin blue line is stretched like a piece of elastic and will only get worse. The root of the problem is there's no respect left from these dogs on person property or uniform...they know the law is a farce and at worse they would get a tap on the wrists. YNWAIE

9:12pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Kevman28 says...

I'd love to get all these thugs and force them to fight each other to the death. Worthless scum should be off our streets and out of humanity so normal respectable people can get on with their lives without wondering if going out in town means they might get decked.
How these people can think that punching another human being is acceptable is disgusting. Hang the b'stards.
I'd love to get all these thugs and force them to fight each other to the death. Worthless scum should be off our streets and out of humanity so normal respectable people can get on with their lives without wondering if going out in town means they might get decked. How these people can think that punching another human being is acceptable is disgusting. Hang the b'stards. Kevman28

11:08am Thu 2 Jan 14

keith_l says...

Is this the same story as "Braintree reveller wants his eight attackers brought to justice"?

Minor differences in details (such as the age of the victim) but a lot of similarities.

If not, there seem to be an out of control gang in the area.
Is this the same story as "Braintree reveller wants his eight attackers brought to justice"? Minor differences in details (such as the age of the victim) but a lot of similarities. If not, there seem to be an out of control gang in the area. keith_l

9:34pm Fri 3 Jan 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Where I live, OMPITA, the towns are incorporated and yes, they have their own Police Force with their own Police Chief. They are, of course, governed by rules from on high but nonetheless exercise a considerable amount of autonomy. Where a town is unincorporated, the Sheriff has jurisdiction. There is another example of such policing I recently saw on some televisual feast and it documented a county in Florida, USA. This is an example of where it can go wrong, however: the guy in this article (http://www.thedaily
beast.com/articles/2
013/01/27/florida-s-
prostitution-buster.
html) actually seems to reflect the majority view of the residents in his constituency. But, does that means it's the correct view? Now, you tell me, my friend, is that the sort of dilemma with which we find ourselves faced, no?

(BTW - Happy New Year to you and the others up there in the Land of Zog).
Where I live, OMPITA, the towns are incorporated and yes, they have their own Police Force with their own Police Chief. They are, of course, governed by rules from on high but nonetheless exercise a considerable amount of autonomy. Where a town is unincorporated, the Sheriff has jurisdiction. There is another example of such policing I recently saw on some televisual feast and it documented a county in Florida, USA. This is an example of where it can go wrong, however: the guy in this article (http://www.thedaily beast.com/articles/2 013/01/27/florida-s- prostitution-buster. html) actually seems to reflect the majority view of the residents in his constituency. But, does that means it's the correct view? Now, you tell me, my friend, is that the sort of dilemma with which we find ourselves faced, no? (BTW - Happy New Year to you and the others up there in the Land of Zog). /@|_|@\

11:43pm Fri 3 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Good to hear that you have survived the festive jollities in Utopia Land /@|_|@\ Old Chap! In fact all my friends got through it unscathed – they’re both OK I’m pleased to say.

I’d like to answer your question in depth but in anticipation of being short listed for the Braintree Sheriff Job I’m rather busy swotting up on http://www.cops.usdo
j.gov/Publications/e
0506066GuidelinesFin
al.pdf in readiness for the Job Interview.

I fear that sneaky Bhudeeka is also after it. I heard tell that she has been clip clopping around Witham on a dobbin apparently telling everyone she was simply getting into role as the Star in a forthcoming ‘Annie Get Yer Gun’ Panto. I’ve got a funny feeling however that she is trying to steal a march on me – but I’ve rumbled her now. Yeah Ha!
Good to hear that you have survived the festive jollities in Utopia Land /@|_|@\ Old Chap! In fact all my friends got through it unscathed – they’re both OK I’m pleased to say. I’d like to answer your question in depth but in anticipation of being short listed for the Braintree Sheriff Job I’m rather busy swotting up on http://www.cops.usdo j.gov/Publications/e 0506066GuidelinesFin al.pdf in readiness for the Job Interview. I fear that sneaky Bhudeeka is also after it. I heard tell that she has been clip clopping around Witham on a dobbin apparently telling everyone she was simply getting into role as the Star in a forthcoming ‘Annie Get Yer Gun’ Panto. I’ve got a funny feeling however that she is trying to steal a march on me – but I’ve rumbled her now. Yeah Ha! OMPITA [Intl]

4:15pm Tue 7 Jan 14

/@|_|@\ says...

There might be a problem, OMPITA. I'm not sure but fairly confident that Braintree (that'd be Essex, not MA) would balk at the requisite necessities, some of which are enumerated herein:

"To be ready to begin operations, equipment must be procured during the
planning phase. Vehicles, radios (including radio frequencies and coverage),
uniforms, computers, gear (flashlights, belts, body armor, helmets), and
weapons (guns and less lethal weapons such as chemical spray and tasers)
must be acquired before the department can operate safely and efficiently. The
types of guns and less lethal weapons must be consistent with community
needs, officers must receive adequate training in their use, and technical
support should be available (rangemasters/armore
rs)."

Do you think you could get around this slight impediment?
There might be a problem, OMPITA. I'm not sure but fairly confident that Braintree (that'd be Essex, not MA) would balk at the requisite necessities, some of which are enumerated herein: "To be ready to begin operations, equipment must be procured during the planning phase. Vehicles, radios (including radio frequencies and coverage), uniforms, computers, gear (flashlights, belts, body armor, helmets), and weapons (guns and less lethal weapons such as chemical spray and tasers) must be acquired before the department can operate safely and efficiently. The types of guns and less lethal weapons must be consistent with community needs, officers must receive adequate training in their use, and technical support should be available (rangemasters/armore rs)." Do you think you could get around this slight impediment? /@|_|@\

6:47pm Tue 7 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Nah, we don’t need all that.

I was thinking more along the lines of some sort of clandestine Fifth Column **** Dad’s Army in mufti - no call for any uniforms. We can have our secret Headquarters in the old Braintree Allotment Association wooden hut along the side of Sandpit Lane Car Park. I take it that it’s still there?

As for communications I am sure we can probably get by with duck calls and clickers to begin with, but I’ll see if the likes of Bert Poulter or his side kick Donald Halls can fix us up with a few microphones and earphones etc from his shop in Little Square. Failing that I’ll go on the scrounge to the Radio Relay Shop between Hannay’s and the Fountain along the High Street.

Transportation? – no problem! We’ll just hang on until Rose Hill Swimming Baths open and then we can all nip down there and swipe the bikes from outside. That will make a welcome change from simply letting all the tyres down!

Computers? We’ll make do with a box of punch cards and knitting needles to start with. If they were good enough for the Navy in 1967 they’ll be OK for us in 2014 I’m sure.

Amoury? That’s probably the most difficult nut to crack. Still, I hope to be able to come to some sort of dodgy arrangement with the Sergeant in charge of the Army Drill Hall by the side of the Bus Park in Victoria Street. I’m sure he will be able to spare a couple of buckshee Sten Guns or maybe even a Lee Enfield Rifle or two. Of course there’s always the Museum as a fall back. It’s bound to have the odd Blunderbuss or perhaps an old Punt Gun that can be donated to the cause.

I assume you’ll be taking the pledge? I’ve ordered a deputy’s badge for you anyway and I shall very much look forward to ‘sticking it on you’ at the inauguration. It should be a good do. We’ll meet in the Saracen’s Head in Bank Street (can’t beat a pint of Fremlins to kick off the evening) and then move on to the main Shindig in the Bell (just opposite the Temperance Hotel next to Cloughton’s – fat chance of going in there ha ha!). Just hope tyhe Bell's not full of bl**dy GIs from Wethersfield!

Anyway however it goes, it’s bound to beat the BWT Xmas Ball don’t you think? Cor Blimey, what a bunch of chinless wonders they were eh? And as for Bhudeeka’s performance dancing on that table the way she did…..Er on second thoughts, perhaps discretion being the better part of valour we’d better not mention any more about that! We’ve really got to keep her on side. Never know we might need a Mata Hari on one of our future missions. Mustn’t upset her!

All for one and one for all. Quack quack – click click!
Nah, we don’t need all that. I was thinking more along the lines of some sort of clandestine Fifth Column **** Dad’s Army in mufti - no call for any uniforms. We can have our secret Headquarters in the old Braintree Allotment Association wooden hut along the side of Sandpit Lane Car Park. I take it that it’s still there? As for communications I am sure we can probably get by with duck calls and clickers to begin with, but I’ll see if the likes of Bert Poulter or his side kick Donald Halls can fix us up with a few microphones and earphones etc from his shop in Little Square. Failing that I’ll go on the scrounge to the Radio Relay Shop between Hannay’s and the Fountain along the High Street. Transportation? – no problem! We’ll just hang on until Rose Hill Swimming Baths open and then we can all nip down there and swipe the bikes from outside. That will make a welcome change from simply letting all the tyres down! Computers? We’ll make do with a box of punch cards and knitting needles to start with. If they were good enough for the Navy in 1967 they’ll be OK for us in 2014 I’m sure. Amoury? That’s probably the most difficult nut to crack. Still, I hope to be able to come to some sort of dodgy arrangement with the Sergeant in charge of the Army Drill Hall by the side of the Bus Park in Victoria Street. I’m sure he will be able to spare a couple of buckshee Sten Guns or maybe even a Lee Enfield Rifle or two. Of course there’s always the Museum as a fall back. It’s bound to have the odd Blunderbuss or perhaps an old Punt Gun that can be donated to the cause. I assume you’ll be taking the pledge? I’ve ordered a deputy’s badge for you anyway and I shall very much look forward to ‘sticking it on you’ at the inauguration. It should be a good do. We’ll meet in the Saracen’s Head in Bank Street (can’t beat a pint of Fremlins to kick off the evening) and then move on to the main Shindig in the Bell (just opposite the Temperance Hotel next to Cloughton’s – fat chance of going in there ha ha!). Just hope tyhe Bell's not full of bl**dy GIs from Wethersfield! Anyway however it goes, it’s bound to beat the BWT Xmas Ball don’t you think? Cor Blimey, what a bunch of chinless wonders they were eh? And as for Bhudeeka’s performance dancing on that table the way she did…..Er on second thoughts, perhaps discretion being the better part of valour we’d better not mention any more about that! We’ve really got to keep her on side. Never know we might need a Mata Hari on one of our future missions. Mustn’t upset her! All for one and one for all. Quack quack – click click! OMPITA [Intl]

9:37pm Tue 7 Jan 14

/@|_|@\ says...

(LMAO)

I think we might not want to ostracize 158 Squadron: if they think the squaddies have ANY sort of leg up on them there'll be a barrage of ahem-ing and coughing along with some seriously pointed looks. FL Widdick and Pilot Officer Perrot will be most displeased. It might even prompt bringing out the ol' flight sim tucked away in the back there on Coggeshall Road.

As for the Xmas bash: all I can really say is that for once I was very happy not to be under the table, this year -- as in so many occasions past.
(LMAO) I think we might not want to ostracize 158 Squadron: if they think the squaddies have ANY sort of leg up on them there'll be a barrage of ahem-ing and coughing along with some seriously pointed looks. FL Widdick and Pilot Officer Perrot will be most displeased. It might even prompt bringing out the ol' flight sim tucked away in the back there on Coggeshall Road. As for the Xmas bash: all I can really say is that for once I was very happy not to be under the table, this year -- as in so many occasions past. /@|_|@\

1:15am Wed 8 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Well, considering it was a glass topped table you missed out on some pretty interesting sights I can tell you.

Never mind all this rivaly between Army and Air Force, from my own brief period under the table I'm pleased to report that our own Mata Hari is definitely of Commando provenance!
Well, considering it was a glass topped table you missed out on some pretty interesting sights I can tell you. Never mind all this rivaly between Army and Air Force, from my own brief period under the table I'm pleased to report that our own Mata Hari is definitely of Commando provenance! OMPITA [Intl]

1:15am Wed 8 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Well, considering it was a glass topped table you missed out on some pretty interesting sights I can tell you.

Never mind all this rivaly between Army and Air Force, from my own brief period under the table I'm pleased to report that our own Mata Hari is definitely of Commando provenance!
Well, considering it was a glass topped table you missed out on some pretty interesting sights I can tell you. Never mind all this rivaly between Army and Air Force, from my own brief period under the table I'm pleased to report that our own Mata Hari is definitely of Commando provenance! OMPITA [Intl]

8:52pm Wed 8 Jan 14

/@|_|@\ says...

Commando provenance??? LOL Had no idea 'she' had such convincing impersonation skills - right down to the soprano singing voice. Mind you, upon reflection, that might be in part due to the restraint which by necessity, I assume 'she' must wear.

Interesting experiment - sent twice for people with TWO eyes. It's almost like three-dee -- whatever that is. Three? Only three? I live in a multiverse where we wallow about in a proper balmy eleven -dees. There are some, I am led to believe, that have twenty-two -dees but that seems a bit too Hollywood. I will ask my mate Hawk ...
Commando provenance??? LOL Had no idea 'she' had such convincing impersonation skills - right down to the soprano singing voice. Mind you, upon reflection, that might be in part due to the restraint which by necessity, I assume 'she' must wear. Interesting experiment - sent twice for people with TWO eyes. It's almost like three-dee -- whatever that is. Three? Only three? I live in a multiverse where we wallow about in a proper balmy eleven -dees. There are some, I am led to believe, that have twenty-two -dees but that seems a bit too Hollywood. I will ask my mate Hawk ... /@|_|@\

10:24pm Wed 8 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Yes, rather odd syndrome isn't it

Don't profess to understand it Old Boy, but I think it may be something to do with the condition of my ocularity when they dragged my frozen rigid frame out from underneath that table.

My eyes have been fixed and staring straight ahead ever since.

Consequential constant double vision is bad enough - but being mistaken for Marty Feldman all the time is the absolute bl**dy limit!
Yes, rather odd syndrome isn't it Don't profess to understand it Old Boy, but I think it may be something to do with the condition of my ocularity when they dragged my frozen rigid frame out from underneath that table. My eyes have been fixed and staring straight ahead ever since. Consequential constant double vision is bad enough - but being mistaken for Marty Feldman all the time is the absolute bl**dy limit! OMPITA [Intl]

10:27pm Wed 8 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Yes, rather odd syndrome isn't it

Don't profess to understand it Old Boy, but I think it may be something to do with the condition of my ocularity when they dragged my frozen rigid frame out from underneath that table.

My eyes have been fixed and staring straight ahead ever since.

Consequential constant double vision is bad enough - but being mistaken for Marty Feldman all the time is the absolute bl**dy limit!
Yes, rather odd syndrome isn't it Don't profess to understand it Old Boy, but I think it may be something to do with the condition of my ocularity when they dragged my frozen rigid frame out from underneath that table. My eyes have been fixed and staring straight ahead ever since. Consequential constant double vision is bad enough - but being mistaken for Marty Feldman all the time is the absolute bl**dy limit! OMPITA [Intl]

4:31pm Thu 9 Jan 14

/@|_|@\ says...

... and to quote Sgt. Orville Stanley Sacker: "**** your eyes!".
... and to quote Sgt. Orville Stanley Sacker: "**** your eyes!". /@|_|@\

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