Mum's car terror after men attack each other with baseball bat at traffic lights

Bournemouth Echo: Police appeal after fight between four men at Bournemouth traffic lights Police appeal after fight between four men at Bournemouth traffic lights

A TERRIFIED mother protected her children when two men leapt into her car and started to attack each other with a baseball bat.

Christa Harrison had stopped at the traffic lights at the junction of Poole Road and Queen's Road with her three young children in the back when a man forced open the car door.

Another man, armed with a baseball bat, then wrenched the door open and started violently attacking the first man, placing the children at serious risk, according to the mother-of-three.

Christa, 32, said: “One man came running towards the car with a bottle in his hand, got into the car, lay across my three kids and then yelled at me to drive.

“I screamed at him to get out and then another man who was chasing after him with a baseball bat also forced open the door and started violently hitting him.

“I was terrified and it was absolute chaos, but I tried to fight the two men off and drag my kids out of the car.”

The three children, four-year-old Carys, seven-year-old Emrys and 10-year-old Bronwyn, escaped unhurt from the incident which took place around 5.50pm on Monday December 23.

Police attended the incident and reported that there was an altercation between four males at the junction and one tried to seek refuge in a stationary car at the traffic lights.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: “The driver of the car and a member of the public intervened and the males left the location. However, the incident was distressing for the occupants of the car.”

Ward councillor Barry Goldbart said: “I am absolutely shocked. It sounds like a dreadful incident which frightened that family to death.”

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 23-501.

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7:54am Sun 29 Dec 13

Huey says...

Who cares the fight is long over and forgotten. Doesn't sound like anyone got hurt. Let it lie.
Who cares the fight is long over and forgotten. Doesn't sound like anyone got hurt. Let it lie. Huey

8:46am Sun 29 Dec 13

djd says...

I'm sure Dorset Police can find far more important things to investigate than a handbag fight between some men.
No allegation of assault has been made.
The police can put some of their energy into investigating things that have been reported rather than what guessing something might have happened.
I'm sure Dorset Police can find far more important things to investigate than a handbag fight between some men. No allegation of assault has been made. The police can put some of their energy into investigating things that have been reported rather than what guessing something might have happened. djd

8:47am Sun 29 Dec 13

we-shall-see says...

Obviously no one involved in the fight itself has bothered to report the incident, so why are the Police bothering with this when there are other more pressing matters to deal with?

Christmas eve - probably a group of drunks having a spat …… personally I can't see the difference between this fight and a hundred others that have probably gone on over the festive period :o//
Obviously no one involved in the fight itself has bothered to report the incident, so why are the Police bothering with this when there are other more pressing matters to deal with? Christmas eve - probably a group of drunks having a spat …… personally I can't see the difference between this fight and a hundred others that have probably gone on over the festive period :o// we-shall-see

9:08am Sun 29 Dec 13

Controversial But True says...

Good descriptions too!!
Good descriptions too!! Controversial But True

10:34am Sun 29 Dec 13

Sue001 says...

Where does it say it was Christmas Eve?
Where does it say it was Christmas Eve? Sue001

10:42am Sun 29 Dec 13

nothingtofear says...

Sue001 wrote:
Where does it say it was Christmas Eve?
It doesn't. If @We Shall See had read the article properly he/she would have seen that it happened on the 23rd Dec.
[quote][p][bold]Sue001[/bold] wrote: Where does it say it was Christmas Eve?[/p][/quote]It doesn't. If @We Shall See had read the article properly he/she would have seen that it happened on the 23rd Dec. nothingtofear

11:13am Sun 29 Dec 13

GAHmusic says...

I expect it all started over who pressed the crossing button, I was the same with my sister when we were about 6yrs old.
I expect it all started over who pressed the crossing button, I was the same with my sister when we were about 6yrs old. GAHmusic

11:19am Sun 29 Dec 13

Lord Spring says...

Sue001 wrote:
Where does it say it was Christmas Eve?
It was Christmas Eve Eve
[quote][p][bold]Sue001[/bold] wrote: Where does it say it was Christmas Eve?[/p][/quote]It was Christmas Eve Eve Lord Spring

11:43am Sun 29 Dec 13

nobull says...

Can't remember what happened yesterday yet alone last Monday. Why take so long to ask?
Can't remember what happened yesterday yet alone last Monday. Why take so long to ask? nobull

12:37pm Sun 29 Dec 13

P Barker says...

That's the problem with the traffic lights obscession in the Bournemouth area. If there was a roundabout instead, it would not have happened !.
That's the problem with the traffic lights obscession in the Bournemouth area. If there was a roundabout instead, it would not have happened !. P Barker

1:17pm Sun 29 Dec 13

gameon says...

Just the local Druggies and dropouts having a yuletide drink and one to many Strongbow and Meths it happens almost daily round there nothing new same as old christchurch road Bournemouth The family Resort Ha Ha yea right
Just the local Druggies and dropouts having a yuletide drink and one to many Strongbow and Meths it happens almost daily round there nothing new same as old christchurch road Bournemouth The family Resort Ha Ha yea right gameon

1:28pm Sun 29 Dec 13

keith milton says...

but the police never arrest themselves for beating the c**** out of peaceful protesters,

how about arresting the real criminals running this country.
but the police never arrest themselves for beating the c**** out of peaceful protesters, how about arresting the real criminals running this country. keith milton

2:27pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Psychomum says...

My friend is the owner of the car in which the men got into while fighting.

Her three young children were in the car, and absolutely and utterly terrified by the entire incident.


PLEASE PLEASE, if you know or saw ANYTHING, call the police.

It is far far more serious than what is reported, probably due to not willing to give away vital information in have fake witnesses call up.
My friend is the owner of the car in which the men got into while fighting. Her three young children were in the car, and absolutely and utterly terrified by the entire incident. PLEASE PLEASE, if you know or saw ANYTHING, call the police. It is far far more serious than what is reported, probably due to not willing to give away vital information in have fake witnesses call up. Psychomum

2:33pm Sun 29 Dec 13

BIGTONE says...

The black eyes and split lips will be healed after a week.
The black eyes and split lips will be healed after a week. BIGTONE

2:54pm Sun 29 Dec 13

200123 says...

PLEASE read psychomum's post before assuming it was of little concern.

And note that whilst the article says 'tried to take refuge', in actual fact the fighting men got INTO a car full of terrified children.

Poor, poor things. I hope they are OK and still managed to enjoy Christmas. I know if this had happened to my children I would have been terrified. yes the men's injuries have healed but forget them, their choice- kids memories and fears last far longer.

Happy New Year psychomum and to the victim's children, hope the people who did this are caught.

As for peaceful protestors- er what? Sorry? I totally agree with your point in any other context but in what way is this relevant to a carload of children being terrified by fighting drunk idiots at Christmas.
PLEASE read psychomum's post before assuming it was of little concern. And note that whilst the article says 'tried to take refuge', in actual fact the fighting men got INTO a car full of terrified children. Poor, poor things. I hope they are OK and still managed to enjoy Christmas. I know if this had happened to my children I would have been terrified. yes the men's injuries have healed but forget them, their choice- kids memories and fears last far longer. Happy New Year psychomum and to the victim's children, hope the people who did this are caught. As for peaceful protestors- er what? Sorry? I totally agree with your point in any other context but in what way is this relevant to a carload of children being terrified by fighting drunk idiots at Christmas. 200123

3:47pm Sun 29 Dec 13

DemonDiva says...

It astonishes me that so many commenters say it's of little consequence. Would they feel the same if it were their three young children in the car? Or would they happily accept that it's just part of today's society? Dec 23 reported on Dec 29 isn't bad at all for the Echo - murders can take a fortnight to be reported!
It astonishes me that so many commenters say it's of little consequence. Would they feel the same if it were their three young children in the car? Or would they happily accept that it's just part of today's society? Dec 23 reported on Dec 29 isn't bad at all for the Echo - murders can take a fortnight to be reported! DemonDiva

4:43pm Sun 29 Dec 13

mac340v8 says...

Psychomum wrote:
My friend is the owner of the car in which the men got into while fighting.

Her three young children were in the car, and absolutely and utterly terrified by the entire incident.


PLEASE PLEASE, if you know or saw ANYTHING, call the police.

It is far far more serious than what is reported, probably due to not willing to give away vital information in have fake witnesses call up.
People are missing the point. Who cares about these idiots attacking each other, yes, but it's the traumatised children in the car who will be nervous about car trips from now on.
Personally I don't care if the scum of Bournemouth kill each other, but innocent people get caught in the crossfire.
[quote][p][bold]Psychomum[/bold] wrote: My friend is the owner of the car in which the men got into while fighting. Her three young children were in the car, and absolutely and utterly terrified by the entire incident. PLEASE PLEASE, if you know or saw ANYTHING, call the police. It is far far more serious than what is reported, probably due to not willing to give away vital information in have fake witnesses call up.[/p][/quote]People are missing the point. Who cares about these idiots attacking each other, yes, but it's the traumatised children in the car who will be nervous about car trips from now on. Personally I don't care if the scum of Bournemouth kill each other, but innocent people get caught in the crossfire. mac340v8

4:47pm Sun 29 Dec 13

nobull says...

If the stupid Echo/police gave out the correct info ASAP then the comments would be restricted to the serious variety.
If the stupid Echo/police gave out the correct info ASAP then the comments would be restricted to the serious variety. nobull

5:02pm Sun 29 Dec 13

galadriel says...

A tererible thing to happen, but why were the car doors unlocked?
A tererible thing to happen, but why were the car doors unlocked? galadriel

5:13pm Sun 29 Dec 13

burgerboy says...

nobull wrote:
If the stupid Echo/police gave out the correct info ASAP then the comments would be restricted to the serious variety.
Half a story echo strikes again,the revised story is nothing like the original.
[quote][p][bold]nobull[/bold] wrote: If the stupid Echo/police gave out the correct info ASAP then the comments would be restricted to the serious variety.[/p][/quote]Half a story echo strikes again,the revised story is nothing like the original. burgerboy

5:13pm Sun 29 Dec 13

burgerboy says...

nobull wrote:
If the stupid Echo/police gave out the correct info ASAP then the comments would be restricted to the serious variety.
Half a story echo strikes again,the revised story is nothing like the original.
[quote][p][bold]nobull[/bold] wrote: If the stupid Echo/police gave out the correct info ASAP then the comments would be restricted to the serious variety.[/p][/quote]Half a story echo strikes again,the revised story is nothing like the original. burgerboy

5:23pm Sun 29 Dec 13

200123 says...

Why were the doors unlocked- I don't know, but with my car, the childlocks are active from inside to keep them safe but from outside the doors can still be opened, a fire fighter told me this was safest in an accident so I always look for that.
Why were the doors unlocked- I don't know, but with my car, the childlocks are active from inside to keep them safe but from outside the doors can still be opened, a fire fighter told me this was safest in an accident so I always look for that. 200123

5:35pm Sun 29 Dec 13

galadriel says...

galadriel wrote:
A tererible thing to happen, but why were the car doors unlocked?
I meant terrible of course!
[quote][p][bold]galadriel[/bold] wrote: A tererible thing to happen, but why were the car doors unlocked?[/p][/quote]I meant terrible of course! galadriel

5:40pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Psychomum says...

I always travel with my car doors unlocked since having a bad accident and no-one being able to get to us (automatic locking).

And besides, how dare you blame HER for the fact.....you NEVER blame the victim.
I always travel with my car doors unlocked since having a bad accident and no-one being able to get to us (automatic locking). And besides, how dare you blame HER for the fact.....you NEVER blame the victim. Psychomum

5:45pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Sunshinemum says...

Please if you were at the scene, near to the scene or have any information let the police know. This may seem like something trivial but for this young family it was a terrible start to Christmas, frightening the life out of them. Please spread the word and help them make sense of a horrible incident that leaves them nervous to travel in their car.
Please if you were at the scene, near to the scene or have any information let the police know. This may seem like something trivial but for this young family it was a terrible start to Christmas, frightening the life out of them. Please spread the word and help them make sense of a horrible incident that leaves them nervous to travel in their car. Sunshinemum

5:48pm Sun 29 Dec 13

scrumpyjack says...

djd wrote:
I'm sure Dorset Police can find far more important things to investigate than a handbag fight between some men. No allegation of assault has been made. The police can put some of their energy into investigating things that have been reported rather than what guessing something might have happened.
Stand there while I hit you with my handbag shaped basball bat - oh and if you;ve got kids could you just lie on them for me. If you haven't then any random strangers, or maybe a neigbours?, will do.
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: I'm sure Dorset Police can find far more important things to investigate than a handbag fight between some men. No allegation of assault has been made. The police can put some of their energy into investigating things that have been reported rather than what guessing something might have happened.[/p][/quote]Stand there while I hit you with my handbag shaped basball bat - oh and if you;ve got kids could you just lie on them for me. If you haven't then any random strangers, or maybe a neigbours?, will do. scrumpyjack

5:49pm Sun 29 Dec 13

scrumpyjack says...

Controversial But True wrote:
Good descriptions too!!
Funny there was none......
[quote][p][bold]Controversial But True[/bold] wrote: Good descriptions too!![/p][/quote]Funny there was none...... scrumpyjack

6:12pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Sooty04 says...

So pleased some get the point that there was a mother trying to protect her children from the drunken idiots who decided to have a brawl. She had the peace of mind to protect her children and get them to safety before they could be harmed. Doors locked?? This person mustn't have kids if they assume every parent would risk safety in accidents. Child locks are to prevent children getting out not parents getting in. What is the town coming too when parents need to be aware that any pedestrian could leap into their vehicle and threaten the safety of themselves and their families. These criminals need to be aware of the long standing trauma caused to these children.
So pleased some get the point that there was a mother trying to protect her children from the drunken idiots who decided to have a brawl. She had the peace of mind to protect her children and get them to safety before they could be harmed. Doors locked?? This person mustn't have kids if they assume every parent would risk safety in accidents. Child locks are to prevent children getting out not parents getting in. What is the town coming too when parents need to be aware that any pedestrian could leap into their vehicle and threaten the safety of themselves and their families. These criminals need to be aware of the long standing trauma caused to these children. Sooty04

6:53pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Understated says...

looks like santa has realised that coal just isnt enough for bad people at christmas time, and has resorted to hitmen with baseball bats
looks like santa has realised that coal just isnt enough for bad people at christmas time, and has resorted to hitmen with baseball bats Understated

7:09pm Sun 29 Dec 13

we-shall-see says...

DemonDiva wrote:
It astonishes me that so many commenters say it's of little consequence. Would they feel the same if it were their three young children in the car? Or would they happily accept that it's just part of today's society? Dec 23 reported on Dec 29 isn't bad at all for the Echo - murders can take a fortnight to be reported!
The original report said nothing about the baseball bats, or the fact that the man tried to get inside a car - merely that four men had a fight by the traffic lights, hence the negative comments from some, including myself.

Personally, after someone once tried to car-jack my car at a traffic light in Southampton several years ago, I now ALWAYS drive with the doors locked and recommend others do the same. It would certainly have avoided the children being scared out of their wits by those men and would have enabled the mother to drive away quickly out of harms reach.
[quote][p][bold]DemonDiva[/bold] wrote: It astonishes me that so many commenters say it's of little consequence. Would they feel the same if it were their three young children in the car? Or would they happily accept that it's just part of today's society? Dec 23 reported on Dec 29 isn't bad at all for the Echo - murders can take a fortnight to be reported![/p][/quote]The original report said nothing about the baseball bats, or the fact that the man tried to get inside a car - merely that four men had a fight by the traffic lights, hence the negative comments from some, including myself. Personally, after someone once tried to car-jack my car at a traffic light in Southampton several years ago, I now ALWAYS drive with the doors locked and recommend others do the same. It would certainly have avoided the children being scared out of their wits by those men and would have enabled the mother to drive away quickly out of harms reach. we-shall-see

7:12pm Sun 29 Dec 13

djd says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
djd wrote:
I'm sure Dorset Police can find far more important things to investigate than a handbag fight between some men. No allegation of assault has been made. The police can put some of their energy into investigating things that have been reported rather than what guessing something might have happened.
Stand there while I hit you with my handbag shaped basball bat - oh and if you;ve got kids could you just lie on them for me. If you haven't then any random strangers, or maybe a neigbours?, will do.
The story was completely different when I made that comment.
Only later were the details of the lady and children added.
Of course it's disgusting that this sort of thing happen.
Perhaps The Echo might print the whole story before they invite comments.
But the local newspaper has changed from news reporting to " a get as many comments on a story so you please your advertisers" rag.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: I'm sure Dorset Police can find far more important things to investigate than a handbag fight between some men. No allegation of assault has been made. The police can put some of their energy into investigating things that have been reported rather than what guessing something might have happened.[/p][/quote]Stand there while I hit you with my handbag shaped basball bat - oh and if you;ve got kids could you just lie on them for me. If you haven't then any random strangers, or maybe a neigbours?, will do.[/p][/quote]The story was completely different when I made that comment. Only later were the details of the lady and children added. Of course it's disgusting that this sort of thing happen. Perhaps The Echo might print the whole story before they invite comments. But the local newspaper has changed from news reporting to " a get as many comments on a story so you please your advertisers" rag. djd

7:42pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Arjay says...

200123 wrote:
Why were the doors unlocked- I don't know, but with my car, the childlocks are active from inside to keep them safe but from outside the doors can still be opened, a fire fighter told me this was safest in an accident so I always look for that.
With modern cars, the central locking is automatically disengaged in the event of an accident.
Although it may seem safer, on the face of it, to drive with doors unlocked, if you've been unlucky enough to have someone get into your car uninvited, then you tend to keep the doors locked after that!
I've been on the receiving end of such an event as an adult. Goodness knows how those kids are coping -- it can be a very scary experience!
[quote][p][bold]200123[/bold] wrote: Why were the doors unlocked- I don't know, but with my car, the childlocks are active from inside to keep them safe but from outside the doors can still be opened, a fire fighter told me this was safest in an accident so I always look for that.[/p][/quote]With modern cars, the central locking is automatically disengaged in the event of an accident. Although it may seem safer, on the face of it, to drive with doors unlocked, if you've been unlucky enough to have someone get into your car uninvited, then you tend to keep the doors locked after that! I've been on the receiving end of such an event as an adult. Goodness knows how those kids are coping -- it can be a very scary experience! Arjay

8:25pm Sun 29 Dec 13

BIGTONE says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
djd wrote:
I'm sure Dorset Police can find far more important things to investigate than a handbag fight between some men. No allegation of assault has been made. The police can put some of their energy into investigating things that have been reported rather than what guessing something might have happened.
Stand there while I hit you with my handbag shaped basball bat - oh and if you;ve got kids could you just lie on them for me. If you haven't then any random strangers, or maybe a neigbours?, will do.
He posted that before the Echo published full details of the incident and weapons used.
Who's the **** now?
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: I'm sure Dorset Police can find far more important things to investigate than a handbag fight between some men. No allegation of assault has been made. The police can put some of their energy into investigating things that have been reported rather than what guessing something might have happened.[/p][/quote]Stand there while I hit you with my handbag shaped basball bat - oh and if you;ve got kids could you just lie on them for me. If you haven't then any random strangers, or maybe a neigbours?, will do.[/p][/quote]He posted that before the Echo published full details of the incident and weapons used. Who's the **** now? BIGTONE

8:32pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Bournemouth Ohec says...

I think it's pretty bad that the Echo changed the details of the story but kept the original comments up.

It makes the initial commentators look bad now that further details have been put up.
I think it's pretty bad that the Echo changed the details of the story but kept the original comments up. It makes the initial commentators look bad now that further details have been put up. Bournemouth Ohec

8:55pm Sun 29 Dec 13

stevobath says...

galadriel wrote:
A tererible thing to happen, but why were the car doors unlocked?
I'm astounded your' comment has got thumbs down?

Surely if there are young kids in the car, you keep the doors locked?

As for people saying it's no big deal...If it was your' kids/grandchildren I'm sure you'd be upset? This is bound to affect these kids for a while. As for the usual, 'Its the druggies etc'. Please think up something new as it's boring & unoriginal. At least the kids suffered no physical harm.
[quote][p][bold]galadriel[/bold] wrote: A tererible thing to happen, but why were the car doors unlocked?[/p][/quote]I'm astounded your' comment has got thumbs down? Surely if there are young kids in the car, you keep the doors locked? As for people saying it's no big deal...If it was your' kids/grandchildren I'm sure you'd be upset? This is bound to affect these kids for a while. As for the usual, 'Its the druggies etc'. Please think up something new as it's boring & unoriginal. At least the kids suffered no physical harm. stevobath

9:06pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Bethyboo says...

I hope the police are taking his incident very seriously. No one should be allowed to terrorise children in this or any other way and get away with it. No doubt, if they are caught, nothing will be done. The men will feel free to do it again and the children will be be left in fear that it will happen again and with the knowledge that adults can't really help and also with the thought that if they did decide to behave that way, they will also get away with it. When a drunken stranger banged on our door swearing and demanding to be let it and totally terrifying my son, the police just sent him on his way with the excuse there would be too much paperwork to arrest him. We need to protect the children make them feel secure and set a good example to them. These men should not be allowed to get away with this behaviour.
I hope the police are taking his incident very seriously. No one should be allowed to terrorise children in this or any other way and get away with it. No doubt, if they are caught, nothing will be done. The men will feel free to do it again and the children will be be left in fear that it will happen again and with the knowledge that adults can't really help and also with the thought that if they did decide to behave that way, they will also get away with it. When a drunken stranger banged on our door swearing and demanding to be let it and totally terrifying my son, the police just sent him on his way with the excuse there would be too much paperwork to arrest him. We need to protect the children make them feel secure and set a good example to them. These men should not be allowed to get away with this behaviour. Bethyboo

9:37pm Sun 29 Dec 13

bosco1 says...

galadriel wrote:
A tererible thing to happen, but why were the car doors unlocked?
Why should we have to drive around in our cars with doors locked.? These were people in a car going about there own lives, and they are entitled to do so.That poor lady and her children must have been petrified. I hope they get over all this ordeal soon. I should mention my car does auto lock the doors but some cars dont offer this.,
[quote][p][bold]galadriel[/bold] wrote: A tererible thing to happen, but why were the car doors unlocked?[/p][/quote]Why should we have to drive around in our cars with doors locked.? These were people in a car going about there own lives, and they are entitled to do so.That poor lady and her children must have been petrified. I hope they get over all this ordeal soon. I should mention my car does auto lock the doors but some cars dont offer this., bosco1

10:14pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Western Sunset says...

I don't understand why some are taking this incident lightly. It was very serious and something totally unexpected for the occupants of the car. I trust the police will deal with it as a matter of urgency.

There is no excuse for this type of thuggish behaviour; this is Bournemouth, not downtown LA or Chicago.
I don't understand why some are taking this incident lightly. It was very serious and something totally unexpected for the occupants of the car. I trust the police will deal with it as a matter of urgency. There is no excuse for this type of thuggish behaviour; this is Bournemouth, not downtown LA or Chicago. Western Sunset

10:16pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Callie72 says...

i am quite suprised that the doors weren't locked especially with young children inside
i am quite suprised that the doors weren't locked especially with young children inside Callie72

10:18pm Sun 29 Dec 13

gameon says...

bosco1 wrote:
galadriel wrote:
A tererible thing to happen, but why were the car doors unlocked?
Why should we have to drive around in our cars with doors locked.? These were people in a car going about there own lives, and they are entitled to do so.That poor lady and her children must have been petrified. I hope they get over all this ordeal soon. I should mention my car does auto lock the doors but some cars dont offer this.,
Reality Check This is a regular occurence in Bournemouth 2013/14 sad but true all those who are in shock horror wake up its a crime ridden dirty dump regardless of what our local finest and councillors tell us.Yes i have my car doors locked untill we get a straight talking zero tolerance Police chief and Judges who give punishment to fit the crimes this once proud Town is going down and down
[quote][p][bold]bosco1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]galadriel[/bold] wrote: A tererible thing to happen, but why were the car doors unlocked?[/p][/quote]Why should we have to drive around in our cars with doors locked.? These were people in a car going about there own lives, and they are entitled to do so.That poor lady and her children must have been petrified. I hope they get over all this ordeal soon. I should mention my car does auto lock the doors but some cars dont offer this.,[/p][/quote]Reality Check This is a regular occurence in Bournemouth 2013/14 sad but true all those who are in shock horror wake up its a crime ridden dirty dump regardless of what our local finest and councillors tell us.Yes i have my car doors locked untill we get a straight talking zero tolerance Police chief and Judges who give punishment to fit the crimes this once proud Town is going down and down gameon

10:23pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Brock_and_Roll says...

Callie72 wrote:
i am quite suprised that the doors weren't locked especially with young children inside
Only a complete idiot locks the doors so that they cannot be opened externally in the event of an accident.....which is many time more likely than the chance of two blokes having a fight getting in!
[quote][p][bold]Callie72[/bold] wrote: i am quite suprised that the doors weren't locked especially with young children inside[/p][/quote]Only a complete idiot locks the doors so that they cannot be opened externally in the event of an accident.....which is many time more likely than the chance of two blokes having a fight getting in! Brock_and_Roll

10:45pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Dorset-girl says...

Brock_and_Roll wrote:
Callie72 wrote:
i am quite suprised that the doors weren't locked especially with young children inside
Only a complete idiot locks the doors so that they cannot be opened externally in the event of an accident.....which is many time more likely than the chance of two blokes having a fight getting in!
As if a locked car door would stop someone getting you out in an accident- there's enough glass to smash plus a fireman could get a locked car open in about 2 seconds. Most cars have automatic locking on them now, mine doesn't but I still lock them when I get in the car to stop people swiping my bag from the passenger seat!
[quote][p][bold]Brock_and_Roll[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Callie72[/bold] wrote: i am quite suprised that the doors weren't locked especially with young children inside[/p][/quote]Only a complete idiot locks the doors so that they cannot be opened externally in the event of an accident.....which is many time more likely than the chance of two blokes having a fight getting in![/p][/quote]As if a locked car door would stop someone getting you out in an accident- there's enough glass to smash plus a fireman could get a locked car open in about 2 seconds. Most cars have automatic locking on them now, mine doesn't but I still lock them when I get in the car to stop people swiping my bag from the passenger seat! Dorset-girl

10:48pm Sun 29 Dec 13

HRH of Boscombe says...

Psychomum wrote:
My friend is the owner of the car in which the men got into while fighting.

Her three young children were in the car, and absolutely and utterly terrified by the entire incident.


PLEASE PLEASE, if you know or saw ANYTHING, call the police.

It is far far more serious than what is reported, probably due to not willing to give away vital information in have fake witnesses call up.
I know with central locking it's easy to ignore but it's also easier for single women with kids to keep all the doors locked!
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I've lived in places where that's second nature but you don't expect that kind of mischief in Dorset.
[quote][p][bold]Psychomum[/bold] wrote: My friend is the owner of the car in which the men got into while fighting. Her three young children were in the car, and absolutely and utterly terrified by the entire incident. PLEASE PLEASE, if you know or saw ANYTHING, call the police. It is far far more serious than what is reported, probably due to not willing to give away vital information in have fake witnesses call up.[/p][/quote]I know with central locking it's easy to ignore but it's also easier for single women with kids to keep all the doors locked! . I've lived in places where that's second nature but you don't expect that kind of mischief in Dorset. HRH of Boscombe

11:10pm Sun 29 Dec 13

Yankee1 says...

'Police attended the incident and reported that there was an altercation between four males at the junction and one tried to seek refuge in a stationary car at the traffic lights.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: “The driver of the car and a member of the public intervened and the males left the location. However, the incident was distressing for the occupants of the car.”'

Try this where I live.

You will be shot dead, if you get anywhere near children.

Life is not without its repercussions, unless those in authority list around such incidents.
'Police attended the incident and reported that there was an altercation between four males at the junction and one tried to seek refuge in a stationary car at the traffic lights. A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: “The driver of the car and a member of the public intervened and the males left the location. However, the incident was distressing for the occupants of the car.”' Try this where I live. You will be shot dead, if you get anywhere near children. Life is not without its repercussions, unless those in authority list around such incidents. Yankee1

11:41pm Sun 29 Dec 13

roguetrader666 says...

I suspect the owner of the baseball bat might have been a shop owner, and the bottle guy a shoplifter/ thief, given past history of that area.
I suspect the owner of the baseball bat might have been a shop owner, and the bottle guy a shoplifter/ thief, given past history of that area. roguetrader666

12:11am Mon 30 Dec 13

Syd123 says...

Please don't blame the Echo for late delivery of information - It was Christmas for goodness sake. By the time the family and police had finishined dealing with the fall out it was late on Boxing Day, and the last thing to be considered was talking to a reporter. Ensuring the children had a wonderful Christmas regardless of such scum was surely the more important thing to think of. Annoyed family member (grrr!)
Please don't blame the Echo for late delivery of information - It was Christmas for goodness sake. By the time the family and police had finishined dealing with the fall out it was late on Boxing Day, and the last thing to be considered was talking to a reporter. Ensuring the children had a wonderful Christmas regardless of such scum was surely the more important thing to think of. Annoyed family member (grrr!) Syd123

7:35am Mon 30 Dec 13

Tripod says...

The Echo has a very well earned reputation for posting incomplete and inaccurate stories, it happens almost every day, but still people leap-in and start posting comments, even when there are obvious gaping holes in the story.

There is no such thing as "Journalism" in the UK any more, it's all about spending the minimum effort for the maximum column space; wake-up and smell your local news paper folks because it stinks.
The Echo has a very well earned reputation for posting incomplete and inaccurate stories, it happens almost every day, but still people leap-in and start posting comments, even when there are obvious gaping holes in the story. There is no such thing as "Journalism" in the UK any more, it's all about spending the minimum effort for the maximum column space; wake-up and smell your local news paper folks because it stinks. Tripod

12:21pm Mon 30 Dec 13

matthew bell says...

Callie72 wrote:
i am quite suprised that the doors weren't locked especially with young children inside
Please stop trying to make the people who did this simply drunk or drugies. They terrorized 3 innocent children due to them being hot headed & idiots in moving killing machines, I'm just glad they did not do to anyone what Jade Clake or very recently Chris Colgate went through. At least they left their vehicle/s before being reckless! Good job their car doors were NOT locked.
Hope kids & mum are OK & hope Dorsets finest track them/cars(if any) down.
[quote][p][bold]Callie72[/bold] wrote: i am quite suprised that the doors weren't locked especially with young children inside[/p][/quote]Please stop trying to make the people who did this simply drunk or drugies. They terrorized 3 innocent children due to them being hot headed & idiots in moving killing machines, I'm just glad they did not do to anyone what Jade Clake or very recently Chris Colgate went through. At least they left their vehicle/s before being reckless! Good job their car doors were NOT locked. Hope kids & mum are OK & hope Dorsets finest track them/cars(if any) down. matthew bell

12:23pm Mon 30 Dec 13

scrumpyjack says...

matthew bell wrote:
Callie72 wrote: i am quite suprised that the doors weren't locked especially with young children inside
Please stop trying to make the people who did this simply drunk or drugies. They terrorized 3 innocent children due to them being hot headed & idiots in moving killing machines, I'm just glad they did not do to anyone what Jade Clake or very recently Chris Colgate went through. At least they left their vehicle/s before being reckless! Good job their car doors were NOT locked. Hope kids & mum are OK & hope Dorsets finest track them/cars(if any) down.
Wtf?
[quote][p][bold]matthew bell[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Callie72[/bold] wrote: i am quite suprised that the doors weren't locked especially with young children inside[/p][/quote]Please stop trying to make the people who did this simply drunk or drugies. They terrorized 3 innocent children due to them being hot headed & idiots in moving killing machines, I'm just glad they did not do to anyone what Jade Clake or very recently Chris Colgate went through. At least they left their vehicle/s before being reckless! Good job their car doors were NOT locked. Hope kids & mum are OK & hope Dorsets finest track them/cars(if any) down.[/p][/quote]Wtf? scrumpyjack

4:57pm Mon 30 Dec 13

uvox44 says...

glad the Echo have changed the story to reflect a more serious incident (initially reported as a fight, nothing about woman and kids being caught up) so now all the comments on the original story have been left as if people didn't think it was a big deal- great work Echo!
glad the Echo have changed the story to reflect a more serious incident (initially reported as a fight, nothing about woman and kids being caught up) so now all the comments on the original story have been left as if people didn't think it was a big deal- great work Echo! uvox44

10:06am Tue 31 Dec 13

teri10 says...

Huey wrote:
Who cares the fight is long over and forgotten. Doesn't sound like anyone got hurt. Let it lie.
What an insensitive, thoughtless moron you are! If that had been your children in that car, would you still say that! Think before you comment!! I hope these poor kids can get over this ok, what an awful experience for them.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Who cares the fight is long over and forgotten. Doesn't sound like anyone got hurt. Let it lie.[/p][/quote]What an insensitive, thoughtless moron you are! If that had been your children in that car, would you still say that! Think before you comment!! I hope these poor kids can get over this ok, what an awful experience for them. teri10

1:56pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Dont drop litter says...

I am annoyed that there are people on here who are willing to excuse this sort of thing. There is no reason why anyone should accept that this sort of thing is OK simply because 'it happens al the time' or 'it's just part of modern life'.
Do we accept burglary as long as no one gets hurt? No we don't. So we should accept this.
I am annoyed that there are people on here who are willing to excuse this sort of thing. There is no reason why anyone should accept that this sort of thing is OK simply because 'it happens al the time' or 'it's just part of modern life'. Do we accept burglary as long as no one gets hurt? No we don't. So we should accept this. Dont drop litter

4:18pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Wageslave says...

Western Sunset wrote:
I don't understand why some are taking this incident lightly. It was very serious and something totally unexpected for the occupants of the car. I trust the police will deal with it as a matter of urgency.

There is no excuse for this type of thuggish behaviour; this is Bournemouth, not downtown LA or Chicago.
I agree. Bournemouth police , how about some ZERO TOLERANCE or No Excuse as you are calling it
[quote][p][bold]Western Sunset[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why some are taking this incident lightly. It was very serious and something totally unexpected for the occupants of the car. I trust the police will deal with it as a matter of urgency. There is no excuse for this type of thuggish behaviour; this is Bournemouth, not downtown LA or Chicago.[/p][/quote]I agree. Bournemouth police , how about some ZERO TOLERANCE or No Excuse as you are calling it Wageslave

10:53pm Tue 31 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

Psychomum wrote:
My friend is the owner of the car in which the men got into while fighting.

Her three young children were in the car, and absolutely and utterly terrified by the entire incident.


PLEASE PLEASE, if you know or saw ANYTHING, call the police.

It is far far more serious than what is reported, probably due to not willing to give away vital information in have fake witnesses call up.
I have 2 children, I have ALWAYS locked the doors when they are in it!!! As I used to when I was a child, manually locking the doors if not central locking. If you call yourself a friend, then give this woman a right telling-off for having 3 kids in the back and not locking them in.........and keeping the violent idiots out!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Psychomum[/bold] wrote: My friend is the owner of the car in which the men got into while fighting. Her three young children were in the car, and absolutely and utterly terrified by the entire incident. PLEASE PLEASE, if you know or saw ANYTHING, call the police. It is far far more serious than what is reported, probably due to not willing to give away vital information in have fake witnesses call up.[/p][/quote]I have 2 children, I have ALWAYS locked the doors when they are in it!!! As I used to when I was a child, manually locking the doors if not central locking. If you call yourself a friend, then give this woman a right telling-off for having 3 kids in the back and not locking them in.........and keeping the violent idiots out!!!! rednblack37

10:56pm Tue 31 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

Sooty04 wrote:
So pleased some get the point that there was a mother trying to protect her children from the drunken idiots who decided to have a brawl. She had the peace of mind to protect her children and get them to safety before they could be harmed. Doors locked?? This person mustn't have kids if they assume every parent would risk safety in accidents. Child locks are to prevent children getting out not parents getting in. What is the town coming too when parents need to be aware that any pedestrian could leap into their vehicle and threaten the safety of themselves and their families. These criminals need to be aware of the long standing trauma caused to these children.
If doors are locked from the inside, they can't be opened from the outside!! That's why newer cars doors lock automatically when the car is put into gear, though I have a 1997 car where that happens. Child locks are completely irrelevant.to this situation.
[quote][p][bold]Sooty04[/bold] wrote: So pleased some get the point that there was a mother trying to protect her children from the drunken idiots who decided to have a brawl. She had the peace of mind to protect her children and get them to safety before they could be harmed. Doors locked?? This person mustn't have kids if they assume every parent would risk safety in accidents. Child locks are to prevent children getting out not parents getting in. What is the town coming too when parents need to be aware that any pedestrian could leap into their vehicle and threaten the safety of themselves and their families. These criminals need to be aware of the long standing trauma caused to these children.[/p][/quote]If doors are locked from the inside, they can't be opened from the outside!! That's why newer cars doors lock automatically when the car is put into gear, though I have a 1997 car where that happens. Child locks are completely irrelevant.to this situation. rednblack37

10:57pm Tue 31 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

teri10 wrote:
Huey wrote:
Who cares the fight is long over and forgotten. Doesn't sound like anyone got hurt. Let it lie.
What an insensitive, thoughtless moron you are! If that had been your children in that car, would you still say that! Think before you comment!! I hope these poor kids can get over this ok, what an awful experience for them.
Good comment in answer to a moron.
[quote][p][bold]teri10[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Who cares the fight is long over and forgotten. Doesn't sound like anyone got hurt. Let it lie.[/p][/quote]What an insensitive, thoughtless moron you are! If that had been your children in that car, would you still say that! Think before you comment!! I hope these poor kids can get over this ok, what an awful experience for them.[/p][/quote]Good comment in answer to a moron. rednblack37

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