Cops to step up patrols after spate of robberies in Southend

First published in South Essex news by

POLICE are increasing Southend town centre patrols following a spate of terrifying robberies – which culminated with a teenager being stabbed on Monday.

Officers are being drafted in from Boreham, near Chelmsford, to try to help tackle the growing problem.

They are targeting robbers who have been preying on youngsters for their mobile phones and bikes.

Former Southend inspector Leigh Norris, who now runs a new team in Boreham which came to Southend yesterday, said: “We’ve got uniformed officers and plain clothes officers, and marked vehicles flitting around the town centre.”

Police have now revealed how a 40-strong gang surrounded young victims in Eastwood Park at the weekend.

One petrified 17-year-old boy was beaten and kicked by the gang on Saturday night, and taken to hospital with cuts and bruises.

The same gang is believed to have targeted another 17-year-old boy that night, but he escaped unscathed after his bike was stolen.

In another robbery, an 11-year-old was chased across Priory Park by a thug who threatened to stab him.

He had been happily playing with his pals on Sunday afternoon, when he was singled out for his phone.

Then, on Monday, a teenager was repeatedly stabbed in broad daylight, near Southend Central railway station, for his phone and cash.

The Echo has issued appeals for 12 separate street robberies across Southend, Leigh and Westcliff since April 30.

The victims of robberies in Priory Park and Eastern Avenue both saw a red BMX bike.

Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 101.

Comments (37)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

1:23pm Wed 23 May 12

anon anon says...

thats good news, i expect the 'anti plocie' mob will comment...


and by the way, was the headline written by a 10yr old?
'cops ect'
thats good news, i expect the 'anti plocie' mob will comment... and by the way, was the headline written by a 10yr old? 'cops ect' anon anon
  • Score: 0

1:34pm Wed 23 May 12

LordSpiffSpaffingtonThe2nd says...

Who was it that commented on the other story saying the truth will come out as to why the bloke at the station was stabbed? Like it was his fault or something? Yeah, his fault he tried to stand up for himself. More undercover police is the answer, shame the guy will probably get a few hours communtiy service. Also housing benefit caps mean more inner city filth being transfered to these areas because the spineless council is housing them over local families
Who was it that commented on the other story saying the truth will come out as to why the bloke at the station was stabbed? Like it was his fault or something? Yeah, his fault he tried to stand up for himself. More undercover police is the answer, shame the guy will probably get a few hours communtiy service. Also housing benefit caps mean more inner city filth being transfered to these areas because the spineless council is housing them over local families LordSpiffSpaffingtonThe2nd
  • Score: 0

2:32pm Wed 23 May 12

echoreader1 says...

I was shocked yesterday by the level of dealing that was taking place at 1pm in warrior square?! I took my son along in his pram, we sat for a half-hour in the sunshin and I was totally gobsmacked at the low-life scum dealing, riding bikes smoking pot all over the place forcing people off the pavements... even the presence of a beat-bobby passing through did nothing, they were back within 5mins. broad daylight as well ! whats it come too ? no attempt to be discreet, just handing over the 'goods' in full view.
I was shocked yesterday by the level of dealing that was taking place at 1pm in warrior square?! I took my son along in his pram, we sat for a half-hour in the sunshin and I was totally gobsmacked at the low-life scum dealing, riding bikes smoking pot all over the place forcing people off the pavements... even the presence of a beat-bobby passing through did nothing, they were back within 5mins. broad daylight as well ! whats it come too ? no attempt to be discreet, just handing over the 'goods' in full view. echoreader1
  • Score: 0

2:40pm Wed 23 May 12

JP1982 says...

echoreader1 wrote:
I was shocked yesterday by the level of dealing that was taking place at 1pm in warrior square?! I took my son along in his pram, we sat for a half-hour in the sunshin and I was totally gobsmacked at the low-life scum dealing, riding bikes smoking pot all over the place forcing people off the pavements... even the presence of a beat-bobby passing through did nothing, they were back within 5mins. broad daylight as well ! whats it come too ? no attempt to be discreet, just handing over the 'goods' in full view.
Totally agree, I'm unfortunate enough to walk through warrior square on my way home from work, and have seen people injecting, drinking, puddles of vomit everywhere, constantly being asked for a "fag". The worst part is that there are signs that say "No alcohol, fines up to £500" or something to that effect. This only applies to tax payers though right!? It's a total hell hole!
[quote][p][bold]echoreader1[/bold] wrote: I was shocked yesterday by the level of dealing that was taking place at 1pm in warrior square?! I took my son along in his pram, we sat for a half-hour in the sunshin and I was totally gobsmacked at the low-life scum dealing, riding bikes smoking pot all over the place forcing people off the pavements... even the presence of a beat-bobby passing through did nothing, they were back within 5mins. broad daylight as well ! whats it come too ? no attempt to be discreet, just handing over the 'goods' in full view.[/p][/quote]Totally agree, I'm unfortunate enough to walk through warrior square on my way home from work, and have seen people injecting, drinking, puddles of vomit everywhere, constantly being asked for a "fag". The worst part is that there are signs that say "No alcohol, fines up to £500" or something to that effect. This only applies to tax payers though right!? It's a total hell hole! JP1982
  • Score: 0

2:48pm Wed 23 May 12

Southendman says...

Warrior sq seems to be another blinding sucess for Southend Council then!!!!! Millions spent on changing it and within a year its clearly back to the dump it was before!
Warrior sq seems to be another blinding sucess for Southend Council then!!!!! Millions spent on changing it and within a year its clearly back to the dump it was before! Southendman
  • Score: 0

2:49pm Wed 23 May 12

Ricayboy says...

Welcome to life in the big city! Here in London such events are an everyday occurrence.
Welcome to life in the big city! Here in London such events are an everyday occurrence. Ricayboy
  • Score: 0

3:03pm Wed 23 May 12

Nigel Burn says...

Ricayboy wrote:
Welcome to life in the big city! Here in London such events are an everyday occurrence.
Well we are not a big city and I like most of the other tenants are fed up of london borough councils sending the rubbish to Southend. The amount of Black drug dealing Somalian's living in Southend is not representative of our true population, why do we put up with it? Or is it deemed racist when we speak up and try and defend our way of life. Sorry to say Warrior square is just the tip of the iceberg, what about the Towerblock dealing problems of late. These are societies problems and unless we change the policies nationally nothing will happen locally.
[quote][p][bold]Ricayboy[/bold] wrote: Welcome to life in the big city! Here in London such events are an everyday occurrence.[/p][/quote]Well we are not a big city and I like most of the other tenants are fed up of london borough councils sending the rubbish to Southend. The amount of Black drug dealing Somalian's living in Southend is not representative of our true population, why do we put up with it? Or is it deemed racist when we speak up and try and defend our way of life. Sorry to say Warrior square is just the tip of the iceberg, what about the Towerblock dealing problems of late. These are societies problems and unless we change the policies nationally nothing will happen locally. Nigel Burn
  • Score: 0

3:26pm Wed 23 May 12

bazaarhorse says...

What are all the CCTV cameras around that area used for ? if not to prevent crime.
What are all the CCTV cameras around that area used for ? if not to prevent crime. bazaarhorse
  • Score: 0

3:42pm Wed 23 May 12

TerrySays2 says...

This crime has been going on in all Townships and ghettos in the USA and other places. Its an African Amercan crime that has unfortunately spread to the uk with British Africans doing this crime and teaching English scum kids how easy it is. Its disgusting and they should go to jail and then get deported to place of origin whether they was born here or not. This country has enough crime committed by our own English people so to have British Africans doing this then the government shoud deport them.
This crime has been going on in all Townships and ghettos in the USA and other places. Its an African Amercan crime that has unfortunately spread to the uk with British Africans doing this crime and teaching English scum kids how easy it is. Its disgusting and they should go to jail and then get deported to place of origin whether they was born here or not. This country has enough crime committed by our own English people so to have British Africans doing this then the government shoud deport them. TerrySays2
  • Score: 0

4:13pm Wed 23 May 12

LordSpiffSpaffingtonThe2nd says...

People moan but they still vote labour/tory, you voted for this, they want to continue with it too, think its bad now, wait 10 years
People moan but they still vote labour/tory, you voted for this, they want to continue with it too, think its bad now, wait 10 years LordSpiffSpaffingtonThe2nd
  • Score: 0

4:25pm Wed 23 May 12

TerrySays2 says...

LordSpiffSpaffington
The2nd
wrote:
People moan but they still vote labour/tory, you voted for this, they want to continue with it too, think its bad now, wait 10 years
I agree with this comment by the Lord 100%.. Im sure a few do gooders wont agree
[quote][p][bold]LordSpiffSpaffington The2nd[/bold] wrote: People moan but they still vote labour/tory, you voted for this, they want to continue with it too, think its bad now, wait 10 years[/p][/quote]I agree with this comment by the Lord 100%.. Im sure a few do gooders wont agree TerrySays2
  • Score: 0

4:37pm Wed 23 May 12

Soouthchurch59 says...

TerrySays2 wrote:
LordSpiffSpaffington

The2nd
wrote:
People moan but they still vote labour/tory, you voted for this, they want to continue with it too, think its bad now, wait 10 years
I agree with this comment by the Lord 100%.. Im sure a few do gooders wont agree
Different name (Jimmy) - same old nonsense!
[quote][p][bold]TerrySays2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LordSpiffSpaffington The2nd[/bold] wrote: People moan but they still vote labour/tory, you voted for this, they want to continue with it too, think its bad now, wait 10 years[/p][/quote]I agree with this comment by the Lord 100%.. Im sure a few do gooders wont agree[/p][/quote]Different name (Jimmy) - same old nonsense! Soouthchurch59
  • Score: 0

4:38pm Wed 23 May 12

southend_Dave says...

TerrySays2 wrote:
LordSpiffSpaffington

The2nd
wrote:
People moan but they still vote labour/tory, you voted for this, they want to continue with it too, think its bad now, wait 10 years
I agree with this comment by the Lord 100%.. Im sure a few do gooders wont agree
Surely if you want things improved you are the dogooder?
[quote][p][bold]TerrySays2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LordSpiffSpaffington The2nd[/bold] wrote: People moan but they still vote labour/tory, you voted for this, they want to continue with it too, think its bad now, wait 10 years[/p][/quote]I agree with this comment by the Lord 100%.. Im sure a few do gooders wont agree[/p][/quote]Surely if you want things improved you are the dogooder? southend_Dave
  • Score: 0

4:40pm Wed 23 May 12

Ricayboy says...

So true. We have enough of our own problems without third world colonisation from failed states adding to them. For me, to flee to another country and then to commit crime there is the lowest of the low.
So true. We have enough of our own problems without third world colonisation from failed states adding to them. For me, to flee to another country and then to commit crime there is the lowest of the low. Ricayboy
  • Score: 0

5:03pm Wed 23 May 12

bag of buttons says...

My sons 14yr old friend was robbed at knife point on his way home from school today. Two older youths! Thankfully the boy wasn't hurt only badly shaken, but its alarming that they strike when there was lots of other students around! They seem to have no fear and definitely no respect for authority or other people. Scum of the earth!!
My sons 14yr old friend was robbed at knife point on his way home from school today. Two older youths! Thankfully the boy wasn't hurt only badly shaken, but its alarming that they strike when there was lots of other students around! They seem to have no fear and definitely no respect for authority or other people. Scum of the earth!! bag of buttons
  • Score: 0

5:04pm Wed 23 May 12

silverwings12 says...

I moved to Southend 40 years ago. I didn't think much of the town centre back then, and despite loadsa money being spent to spruce up the town, it's definitely gone further downhill. If people ask where I live, I make something up. Southend is the pits.
I moved to Southend 40 years ago. I didn't think much of the town centre back then, and despite loadsa money being spent to spruce up the town, it's definitely gone further downhill. If people ask where I live, I make something up. Southend is the pits. silverwings12
  • Score: 0

5:46pm Wed 23 May 12

Lefty Cyclist Type says...

LordSpiffSpaffington
The2nd
wrote:
People moan but they still vote labour/tory, you voted for this, they want to continue with it too, think its bad now, wait 10 years
Theresa May wants to privatise the police. Wait til that happens.
[quote][p][bold]LordSpiffSpaffington The2nd[/bold] wrote: People moan but they still vote labour/tory, you voted for this, they want to continue with it too, think its bad now, wait 10 years[/p][/quote]Theresa May wants to privatise the police. Wait til that happens. Lefty Cyclist Type
  • Score: 0

5:47pm Wed 23 May 12

billericay boy says...

So what is the answer between our cops that are run by our government’s and kids of today.
30 years ago when I was at school respect came from my parents, school, police, even if it meant a slap round the head or a slipper on the arse, I did not do it again.
So what is the answer between our cops that are run by our government’s and kids of today. 30 years ago when I was at school respect came from my parents, school, police, even if it meant a slap round the head or a slipper on the arse, I did not do it again. billericay boy
  • Score: 0

5:49pm Wed 23 May 12

Lefty Cyclist Type says...

billericay boy wrote:
So what is the answer between our cops that are run by our government’s and kids of today.
30 years ago when I was at school respect came from my parents, school, police, even if it meant a slap round the head or a slipper on the arse, I did not do it again.
When we were kids there was borstal. The thought of being sent to borstal was enough to keep most of us on the right side of the law. Now we have nothing and kids are not afraid of the law.
[quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: So what is the answer between our cops that are run by our government’s and kids of today. 30 years ago when I was at school respect came from my parents, school, police, even if it meant a slap round the head or a slipper on the arse, I did not do it again.[/p][/quote]When we were kids there was borstal. The thought of being sent to borstal was enough to keep most of us on the right side of the law. Now we have nothing and kids are not afraid of the law. Lefty Cyclist Type
  • Score: 0

6:34pm Wed 23 May 12

E-Types says...

anon anon wrote:
thats good news, i expect the 'anti plocie' mob will comment...


and by the way, was the headline written by a 10yr old?
'cops ect'
Oh the irony! LOL.
[quote][p][bold]anon anon[/bold] wrote: thats good news, i expect the 'anti plocie' mob will comment... and by the way, was the headline written by a 10yr old? 'cops ect'[/p][/quote]Oh the irony! LOL. E-Types
  • Score: 0

6:42pm Wed 23 May 12

Saxonpride says...

echoreader1 wrote:
I was shocked yesterday by the level of dealing that was taking place at 1pm in warrior square?! I took my son along in his pram, we sat for a half-hour in the sunshin and I was totally gobsmacked at the low-life scum dealing, riding bikes smoking pot all over the place forcing people off the pavements... even the presence of a beat-bobby passing through did nothing, they were back within 5mins. broad daylight as well ! whats it come too ? no attempt to be discreet, just handing over the 'goods' in full view.
I agree, Warrior Square is a disgrace. Do you know what some people call it now? Rape Square.
Honestly, the dealing is one thing but the ammount of sexual assaults that take place in that area is shameful.
And now we have this.
From the way the Echo has phrased the article, it sounds like a serial band of thieves. Are all these incidents being perpetrated by the same gang?
I will say that it's still important to remember that the brutal stabbing we saw earlier this week is a rare occurence in Southend. No need to worry.
[quote][p][bold]echoreader1[/bold] wrote: I was shocked yesterday by the level of dealing that was taking place at 1pm in warrior square?! I took my son along in his pram, we sat for a half-hour in the sunshin and I was totally gobsmacked at the low-life scum dealing, riding bikes smoking pot all over the place forcing people off the pavements... even the presence of a beat-bobby passing through did nothing, they were back within 5mins. broad daylight as well ! whats it come too ? no attempt to be discreet, just handing over the 'goods' in full view.[/p][/quote]I agree, Warrior Square is a disgrace. Do you know what some people call it now? Rape Square. Honestly, the dealing is one thing but the ammount of sexual assaults that take place in that area is shameful. And now we have this. From the way the Echo has phrased the article, it sounds like a serial band of thieves. Are all these incidents being perpetrated by the same gang? I will say that it's still important to remember that the brutal stabbing we saw earlier this week is a rare occurence in Southend. No need to worry. Saxonpride
  • Score: 0

7:21pm Wed 23 May 12

jolllyboy says...

Welcome to Southend ! crime is not as rare as some make out.
Welcome to Southend ! crime is not as rare as some make out. jolllyboy
  • Score: 0

7:47pm Wed 23 May 12

Gone Expat says...

Why was the police bike team disbanded! they use to patrol southend and could respond swiftly, cut down drug dealing and robbery very effectively
Why was the police bike team disbanded! they use to patrol southend and could respond swiftly, cut down drug dealing and robbery very effectively Gone Expat
  • Score: 0

8:45pm Wed 23 May 12

save southend says...

LordSpiffSpaffington
The2nd
wrote:
Who was it that commented on the other story saying the truth will come out as to why the bloke at the station was stabbed? Like it was his fault or something? Yeah, his fault he tried to stand up for himself. More undercover police is the answer, shame the guy will probably get a few hours communtiy service. Also housing benefit caps mean more inner city filth being transfered to these areas because the spineless council is housing them over local families
It was me , several bystanders seem to know him, he was robbed by people who knew what he did for a living , riding around dodgy side streets meeting other dodgy people , whats the betting he comes from south london , does have not have an address here , where did he get the money for his outfit , why are there so many young black males wandering the streets of southend , they dont seem to have parents or addresses in the town , when they get caught dealing they always give an address as london why!
[quote][p][bold]LordSpiffSpaffington The2nd[/bold] wrote: Who was it that commented on the other story saying the truth will come out as to why the bloke at the station was stabbed? Like it was his fault or something? Yeah, his fault he tried to stand up for himself. More undercover police is the answer, shame the guy will probably get a few hours communtiy service. Also housing benefit caps mean more inner city filth being transfered to these areas because the spineless council is housing them over local families[/p][/quote]It was me , several bystanders seem to know him, he was robbed by people who knew what he did for a living , riding around dodgy side streets meeting other dodgy people , whats the betting he comes from south london , does have not have an address here , where did he get the money for his outfit , why are there so many young black males wandering the streets of southend , they dont seem to have parents or addresses in the town , when they get caught dealing they always give an address as london why! save southend
  • Score: 0

9:03pm Wed 23 May 12

TerrySays2 says...

It aint gonna stop until we stop letting foreigners in and start deporting the foreign criminals. All these new crimes are from African like knife robberies on kids and steaming etc.. its about time the English people lobbied the politicians and bring in an automatic deportation for any foreigners that commits just one crime in the uk..
It aint gonna stop until we stop letting foreigners in and start deporting the foreign criminals. All these new crimes are from African like knife robberies on kids and steaming etc.. its about time the English people lobbied the politicians and bring in an automatic deportation for any foreigners that commits just one crime in the uk.. TerrySays2
  • Score: 0

9:05pm Wed 23 May 12

save southend says...

Here is one reason mr plod never catches these robbers , the robbery at eastwood park area at the weekend , the desciption of 2 was detailed so when I spotted 2males hanging around the kusaal estate complete with the schoolgirls that where with them and down to the beads round 1 guys neck I bothered to ring plod at their new call centre above a shop in bombay , they said they would check them out, 30mins later nothing, so later i ring again as the sus ones where waiting near the park !! can i speak to leigh police , no , its shut to the public , so can they answer the phone , no , go to southend they have an answer phone and will call you back under 4 hrs , how about the officer in the case , er he is working but wont be able to talk he will ring you later , he never has . so how the hell do they investigate these crimes , its pot luck, they have become obcessed with proceedure and have retreated behind call centres and answer phones, as for the neighbourhood mobiles i wonder if they have payed the bill as they never get answered
Here is one reason mr plod never catches these robbers , the robbery at eastwood park area at the weekend , the desciption of 2 was detailed so when I spotted 2males hanging around the kusaal estate complete with the schoolgirls that where with them and down to the beads round 1 guys neck I bothered to ring plod at their new call centre above a shop in bombay , they said they would check them out, 30mins later nothing, so later i ring again as the sus ones where waiting near the park !! can i speak to leigh police , no , its shut to the public , so can they answer the phone , no , go to southend they have an answer phone and will call you back under 4 hrs , how about the officer in the case , er he is working but wont be able to talk he will ring you later , he never has . so how the hell do they investigate these crimes , its pot luck, they have become obcessed with proceedure and have retreated behind call centres and answer phones, as for the neighbourhood mobiles i wonder if they have payed the bill as they never get answered save southend
  • Score: 0

9:17pm Wed 23 May 12

Nebs says...

save southend wrote:
Here is one reason mr plod never catches these robbers , the robbery at eastwood park area at the weekend , the desciption of 2 was detailed so when I spotted 2males hanging around the kusaal estate complete with the schoolgirls that where with them and down to the beads round 1 guys neck I bothered to ring plod at their new call centre above a shop in bombay , they said they would check them out, 30mins later nothing, so later i ring again as the sus ones where waiting near the park !! can i speak to leigh police , no , its shut to the public , so can they answer the phone , no , go to southend they have an answer phone and will call you back under 4 hrs , how about the officer in the case , er he is working but wont be able to talk he will ring you later , he never has . so how the hell do they investigate these crimes , its pot luck, they have become obcessed with proceedure and have retreated behind call centres and answer phones, as for the neighbourhood mobiles i wonder if they have payed the bill as they never get answered
Write to your MP.
[quote][p][bold]save southend[/bold] wrote: Here is one reason mr plod never catches these robbers , the robbery at eastwood park area at the weekend , the desciption of 2 was detailed so when I spotted 2males hanging around the kusaal estate complete with the schoolgirls that where with them and down to the beads round 1 guys neck I bothered to ring plod at their new call centre above a shop in bombay , they said they would check them out, 30mins later nothing, so later i ring again as the sus ones where waiting near the park !! can i speak to leigh police , no , its shut to the public , so can they answer the phone , no , go to southend they have an answer phone and will call you back under 4 hrs , how about the officer in the case , er he is working but wont be able to talk he will ring you later , he never has . so how the hell do they investigate these crimes , its pot luck, they have become obcessed with proceedure and have retreated behind call centres and answer phones, as for the neighbourhood mobiles i wonder if they have payed the bill as they never get answered[/p][/quote]Write to your MP. Nebs
  • Score: 0

10:15pm Wed 23 May 12

LordSpiffSpaffingtonThe2nd says...

I wouldnt even bother writing to your mp, they are just as useless. Make a complaint to the police, or write it on your body and streak at the olympics, that'll get their attention
I wouldnt even bother writing to your mp, they are just as useless. Make a complaint to the police, or write it on your body and streak at the olympics, that'll get their attention LordSpiffSpaffingtonThe2nd
  • Score: 0

6:15am Thu 24 May 12

soul man says...

bazaarhorse wrote:
What are all the CCTV cameras around that area used for ? if not to prevent crime.
crime is not paying your road tax, over filling your bin, or playing music too loud, plod cant get attacked mostly for those things, its safer in case they get hurt jabbed with a needle or worse, being a copper today is a job for the sick lame and lazy brigade, thats how they seem to be
[quote][p][bold]bazaarhorse[/bold] wrote: What are all the CCTV cameras around that area used for ? if not to prevent crime.[/p][/quote]crime is not paying your road tax, over filling your bin, or playing music too loud, plod cant get attacked mostly for those things, its safer in case they get hurt jabbed with a needle or worse, being a copper today is a job for the sick lame and lazy brigade, thats how they seem to be soul man
  • Score: 0

6:15am Thu 24 May 12

soul man says...

bazaarhorse wrote:
What are all the CCTV cameras around that area used for ? if not to prevent crime.
crime is not paying your road tax, over filling your bin, or playing music too loud, plod cant get attacked mostly for those things, its safer in case they get hurt jabbed with a needle or worse, being a copper today is a job for the sick lame and lazy brigade, thats how they seem to be
[quote][p][bold]bazaarhorse[/bold] wrote: What are all the CCTV cameras around that area used for ? if not to prevent crime.[/p][/quote]crime is not paying your road tax, over filling your bin, or playing music too loud, plod cant get attacked mostly for those things, its safer in case they get hurt jabbed with a needle or worse, being a copper today is a job for the sick lame and lazy brigade, thats how they seem to be soul man
  • Score: 0

7:12am Thu 24 May 12

notinwestcliffanymore says...

Nebs wrote:
save southend wrote: Here is one reason mr plod never catches these robbers , the robbery at eastwood park area at the weekend , the desciption of 2 was detailed so when I spotted 2males hanging around the kusaal estate complete with the schoolgirls that where with them and down to the beads round 1 guys neck I bothered to ring plod at their new call centre above a shop in bombay , they said they would check them out, 30mins later nothing, so later i ring again as the sus ones where waiting near the park !! can i speak to leigh police , no , its shut to the public , so can they answer the phone , no , go to southend they have an answer phone and will call you back under 4 hrs , how about the officer in the case , er he is working but wont be able to talk he will ring you later , he never has . so how the hell do they investigate these crimes , its pot luck, they have become obcessed with proceedure and have retreated behind call centres and answer phones, as for the neighbourhood mobiles i wonder if they have payed the bill as they never get answered
Write to your MP.
er phone 999
[quote][p][bold]Nebs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]save southend[/bold] wrote: Here is one reason mr plod never catches these robbers , the robbery at eastwood park area at the weekend , the desciption of 2 was detailed so when I spotted 2males hanging around the kusaal estate complete with the schoolgirls that where with them and down to the beads round 1 guys neck I bothered to ring plod at their new call centre above a shop in bombay , they said they would check them out, 30mins later nothing, so later i ring again as the sus ones where waiting near the park !! can i speak to leigh police , no , its shut to the public , so can they answer the phone , no , go to southend they have an answer phone and will call you back under 4 hrs , how about the officer in the case , er he is working but wont be able to talk he will ring you later , he never has . so how the hell do they investigate these crimes , its pot luck, they have become obcessed with proceedure and have retreated behind call centres and answer phones, as for the neighbourhood mobiles i wonder if they have payed the bill as they never get answered[/p][/quote]Write to your MP.[/p][/quote]er phone 999 notinwestcliffanymore
  • Score: 0

3:06pm Thu 24 May 12

Bonky Badger says...

The big problem is that politicians have never had a real job - or that they come from a law background. This means they are only interested in what's good for their other friends in law.

I mean, look at Milliband, Cameron and Clegg. Can you honestly call any of them leaders?
The big problem is that politicians have never had a real job - or that they come from a law background. This means they are only interested in what's good for their other friends in law. I mean, look at Milliband, Cameron and Clegg. Can you honestly call any of them leaders? Bonky Badger
  • Score: 0

11:51am Fri 25 May 12

Gay Ray says...

Gone Expat wrote:
Why was the police bike team disbanded! they use to patrol southend and could respond swiftly, cut down drug dealing and robbery very effectively
The bikes were stolen?
[quote][p][bold]Gone Expat[/bold] wrote: Why was the police bike team disbanded! they use to patrol southend and could respond swiftly, cut down drug dealing and robbery very effectively[/p][/quote]The bikes were stolen? Gay Ray
  • Score: 0

7:58pm Fri 25 May 12

Cyberpunk says...

School kids with expensive phones are being targeted so parents take note.
School kids with expensive phones are being targeted so parents take note. Cyberpunk
  • Score: 0

4:31pm Sun 27 May 12

Nebs says...

Gay Ray wrote:
Gone Expat wrote:
Why was the police bike team disbanded! they use to patrol southend and could respond swiftly, cut down drug dealing and robbery very effectively
The bikes were stolen?
At a public meeting in Sept 2009 the new Chief Constable, Mr Barker-McCardle, said he had a bicycle and plans to get out on the streets of Essex to meet as many local people as he can.

Anyone seen him in the cycle lanes of Southend?
[quote][p][bold]Gay Ray[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gone Expat[/bold] wrote: Why was the police bike team disbanded! they use to patrol southend and could respond swiftly, cut down drug dealing and robbery very effectively[/p][/quote]The bikes were stolen?[/p][/quote]At a public meeting in Sept 2009 the new Chief Constable, Mr Barker-McCardle, said he had a bicycle and plans to get out on the streets of Essex to meet as many local people as he can. Anyone seen him in the cycle lanes of Southend? Nebs
  • Score: 0

2:01pm Mon 28 May 12

alimac69 says...

Cyberpunk wrote:
School kids with expensive phones are being targeted so parents take note.
My girls walk around all the time with their Blackberries in their hand; I tell them not to but they still do it.
[quote][p][bold]Cyberpunk[/bold] wrote: School kids with expensive phones are being targeted so parents take note.[/p][/quote]My girls walk around all the time with their Blackberries in their hand; I tell them not to but they still do it. alimac69
  • Score: 0

7:10am Tue 29 May 12

maywood says...

TerrySays2 wrote:
This crime has been going on in all Townships and ghettos in the USA and other places. Its an African Amercan crime that has unfortunately spread to the uk with British Africans doing this crime and teaching English scum kids how easy it is. Its disgusting and they should go to jail and then get deported to place of origin whether they was born here or not. This country has enough crime committed by our own English people so to have British Africans doing this then the government shoud deport them.
This was carried out in the USA.All the family were deported as well,the drug dealer in question was not able to speak the language.Sorry mate you think that will ever happen here,you have more chance of winning the lottery.If you drive a car you are fair game,easy pickings,as you are the one who possibly works and therefore can pay the fines,why go round up drug dealers,more will follow in there place.
[quote][p][bold]TerrySays2[/bold] wrote: This crime has been going on in all Townships and ghettos in the USA and other places. Its an African Amercan crime that has unfortunately spread to the uk with British Africans doing this crime and teaching English scum kids how easy it is. Its disgusting and they should go to jail and then get deported to place of origin whether they was born here or not. This country has enough crime committed by our own English people so to have British Africans doing this then the government shoud deport them.[/p][/quote]This was carried out in the USA.All the family were deported as well,the drug dealer in question was not able to speak the language.Sorry mate you think that will ever happen here,you have more chance of winning the lottery.If you drive a car you are fair game,easy pickings,as you are the one who possibly works and therefore can pay the fines,why go round up drug dealers,more will follow in there place. maywood
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree