Gun-wielding raider flees after attempted hold-up at Coral betting shop on Wimborne Road in Winton

UPDATE: Raider uses 'handgun' in attempted armed robbery at betting shop in Bournemouth

Armed robbery at betting shop, Bournemouth

Armed robbery at betting shop, Bournemouth

Armed robbery at betting shop, Bournemouth

Armed robbery at betting shop, Bournemouth

Tom Beasley, editor of Bournemouth University's student paper, The Rock

Joe Penfold, who said the incident was "a bit of a shock"

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POLICE are hunting a gun-wielding raider after an attempted armed robbery in broad daylight at a bookmakers last night.

Armed officers joined plain-clothed police in the search after the incident at Coral in Wimborne Road, Winton, which took place at around 5.25pm.

Some could be seen conducting enquiries in the road while carrying weapons.

Sergeant Chris Ingram, of Winton Police Station, said: “An armed robbery has taken place.

“One male is currently being looked for by officers.

“Anyone with information is asked to call Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 336:22.”

Later a Dorset police spokesman said: " A male entered the bookmakers brandishing what appeared to be a handgun. The male left empty-handed and disappeared into Latimer Road, possibly into a car."

The bookies, at the junction with Latimer Road, remains cordoned off by police while investigations take place.

Four police cars, two armed response units and the police helicopter joined the search for the culprit.

No one was injured in the incident.

Tom Beasley, 19, editor of Bournemouth University's student paper, The Rock, said: “I just stumbled across this.

“Winton is usually quite quiet, so I'm surprised to see it.”

Joe Penfold, of Charminster, had been trying to visit the shop to place a bet on a football game when he saw the police activity.

He said: “I'd heard there was a gun squad here going door-to-door, and that there had been a robbery, but it's still a bit of a shock.

“I've heard everyone's alright, which is good news.”

Rachel Evans, 67, who lives in Winton, said the news was “a scandal”.

“You just can't believe the cheek of it,” she said.

“It's still daylight. What's the world coming to?”

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7:04pm Tue 22 Apr 14

BIGTONE says...

Did he get away?
Did he get away? BIGTONE
  • Score: 8

7:06pm Tue 22 Apr 14

glendower2909 says...

Sleepy bournemouth. What has happened. Every waking say seems to bring reports of another suicide, murder, violent assault or drugs bust etc. poss I would be regarded by some as a relative newbie but a lot has changed in the 23 years I been here.
Sleepy bournemouth. What has happened. Every waking say seems to bring reports of another suicide, murder, violent assault or drugs bust etc. poss I would be regarded by some as a relative newbie but a lot has changed in the 23 years I been here. glendower2909
  • Score: 38

7:18pm Tue 22 Apr 14

nickynoodah says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Did he get away?
are you the grim reaper George ?
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Did he get away?[/p][/quote]are you the grim reaper George ? nickynoodah
  • Score: -18

7:31pm Tue 22 Apr 14

High Treason says...

glendower2909 wrote:
Sleepy bournemouth. What has happened. Every waking say seems to bring reports of another suicide, murder, violent assault or drugs bust etc. poss I would be regarded by some as a relative newbie but a lot has changed in the 23 years I been here.
I was born in Bournemouth. Downhill is an under statement. People being punched and killed on pavements and run down by cyclists, violent assaults by the dozen, drug fuelled robberies and no sign of justice. But to be fair, the police use vast amounts of resources sorting out the town centre drunk and drug night club scene. Meanwhile the rest of Bournemouth is left under policed.
[quote][p][bold]glendower2909[/bold] wrote: Sleepy bournemouth. What has happened. Every waking say seems to bring reports of another suicide, murder, violent assault or drugs bust etc. poss I would be regarded by some as a relative newbie but a lot has changed in the 23 years I been here.[/p][/quote]I was born in Bournemouth. Downhill is an under statement. People being punched and killed on pavements and run down by cyclists, violent assaults by the dozen, drug fuelled robberies and no sign of justice. But to be fair, the police use vast amounts of resources sorting out the town centre drunk and drug night club scene. Meanwhile the rest of Bournemouth is left under policed. High Treason
  • Score: 34

7:38pm Tue 22 Apr 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Bournemouth should take advantage of the image it is developing.A living chamber of horrors.pensioners being assaulted by bike riding druggies.drive by shootings .on lawless estates .coppers sat in in AE all night drinking tea waiting to take a statement from some drunk that got in a fight and lost.dodgy night club owners taking the Mick with daft judges .Need I go on?
Bournemouth should take advantage of the image it is developing.A living chamber of horrors.pensioners being assaulted by bike riding druggies.drive by shootings .on lawless estates .coppers sat in in AE all night drinking tea waiting to take a statement from some drunk that got in a fight and lost.dodgy night club owners taking the Mick with daft judges .Need I go on? kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 23

8:25pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Trifecta says...

My thoughts are with the terrified staff who are there babysitting a roulette machine. I trust you are well and can put this behind you.
My thoughts are with the terrified staff who are there babysitting a roulette machine. I trust you are well and can put this behind you. Trifecta
  • Score: 16

8:42pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Baysider says...

High Treason wrote:
glendower2909 wrote:
Sleepy bournemouth. What has happened. Every waking say seems to bring reports of another suicide, murder, violent assault or drugs bust etc. poss I would be regarded by some as a relative newbie but a lot has changed in the 23 years I been here.
I was born in Bournemouth. Downhill is an under statement. People being punched and killed on pavements and run down by cyclists, violent assaults by the dozen, drug fuelled robberies and no sign of justice. But to be fair, the police use vast amounts of resources sorting out the town centre drunk and drug night club scene. Meanwhile the rest of Bournemouth is left under policed.
Drivel. Yes it has problems, crime and other issues but there are still a 1000 places worse than Bournemouth in the UK today.

Get some perspective for heavens sake and stop talking the town down.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]glendower2909[/bold] wrote: Sleepy bournemouth. What has happened. Every waking say seems to bring reports of another suicide, murder, violent assault or drugs bust etc. poss I would be regarded by some as a relative newbie but a lot has changed in the 23 years I been here.[/p][/quote]I was born in Bournemouth. Downhill is an under statement. People being punched and killed on pavements and run down by cyclists, violent assaults by the dozen, drug fuelled robberies and no sign of justice. But to be fair, the police use vast amounts of resources sorting out the town centre drunk and drug night club scene. Meanwhile the rest of Bournemouth is left under policed.[/p][/quote]Drivel. Yes it has problems, crime and other issues but there are still a 1000 places worse than Bournemouth in the UK today. Get some perspective for heavens sake and stop talking the town down. Baysider
  • Score: 18

8:51pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Baysider says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Bournemouth should take advantage of the image it is developing.A living chamber of horrors.pensioners being assaulted by bike riding druggies.drive by shootings .on lawless estates .coppers sat in in AE all night drinking tea waiting to take a statement from some drunk that got in a fight and lost.dodgy night club owners taking the Mick with daft judges .Need I go on?
I'd rather you didn't to be honest...
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth should take advantage of the image it is developing.A living chamber of horrors.pensioners being assaulted by bike riding druggies.drive by shootings .on lawless estates .coppers sat in in AE all night drinking tea waiting to take a statement from some drunk that got in a fight and lost.dodgy night club owners taking the Mick with daft judges .Need I go on?[/p][/quote]I'd rather you didn't to be honest... Baysider
  • Score: 17

9:01pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Bournemouth Ohec says...

What's the odds on that happening?
What's the odds on that happening? Bournemouth Ohec
  • Score: 14

9:27pm Tue 22 Apr 14

master plan says...

Attempted robbery as were the bookies robby every day!
Attempted robbery as were the bookies robby every day! master plan
  • Score: 6

10:25pm Tue 22 Apr 14

BoscombeWarLord says...

Have Coral offered any odds on the law catching up with this gun-wielding raider? Maybe a reverse forecast on apprehending the cycle thug that injured the OAP as well.
Have Coral offered any odds on the law catching up with this gun-wielding raider? Maybe a reverse forecast on apprehending the cycle thug that injured the OAP as well. BoscombeWarLord
  • Score: 10

10:26pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Bob49 says...

Imagine the comments if this had happened in Boscombe
Imagine the comments if this had happened in Boscombe Bob49
  • Score: 8

10:30pm Tue 22 Apr 14

hooplaa says...

Bob49 wrote:
Imagine the comments if this had happened in Boscombe
It wouldn't have made the award winning echo if it was Boscombe, too busy reporting on the new police box outside McDonalds!
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: Imagine the comments if this had happened in Boscombe[/p][/quote]It wouldn't have made the award winning echo if it was Boscombe, too busy reporting on the new police box outside McDonalds! hooplaa
  • Score: 11

10:39pm Tue 22 Apr 14

glendower2909 says...

Bob49 wrote:
Imagine the comments if this had happened in Boscombe
Winton et al are the new Boscombe. Council always banging on about how they have cleaned up Boscombe when all they did in reality was get a very large metaphorical broom and sweep the bad apples spreading them to other areas of town. Go down to winton and charminster and you will see many old faces that used to hang out only in good old Boscombe.
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: Imagine the comments if this had happened in Boscombe[/p][/quote]Winton et al are the new Boscombe. Council always banging on about how they have cleaned up Boscombe when all they did in reality was get a very large metaphorical broom and sweep the bad apples spreading them to other areas of town. Go down to winton and charminster and you will see many old faces that used to hang out only in good old Boscombe. glendower2909
  • Score: 7

7:24am Wed 23 Apr 14

Baysider says...

High Treason wrote:
glendower2909 wrote:
Sleepy bournemouth. What has happened. Every waking say seems to bring reports of another suicide, murder, violent assault or drugs bust etc. poss I would be regarded by some as a relative newbie but a lot has changed in the 23 years I been here.
I was born in Bournemouth. Downhill is an under statement. People being punched and killed on pavements and run down by cyclists, violent assaults by the dozen, drug fuelled robberies and no sign of justice. But to be fair, the police use vast amounts of resources sorting out the town centre drunk and drug night club scene. Meanwhile the rest of Bournemouth is left under policed.
Here you go. Some facts on violence for you both. I know you're not keen on facts where they don't fit your prejudices but sometimes you have to accept that things don't always fit your opinions...overall violence is down for another year btw but I accept that there will be hotspots but not necessarily our town.

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/news/uk-27119689
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]glendower2909[/bold] wrote: Sleepy bournemouth. What has happened. Every waking say seems to bring reports of another suicide, murder, violent assault or drugs bust etc. poss I would be regarded by some as a relative newbie but a lot has changed in the 23 years I been here.[/p][/quote]I was born in Bournemouth. Downhill is an under statement. People being punched and killed on pavements and run down by cyclists, violent assaults by the dozen, drug fuelled robberies and no sign of justice. But to be fair, the police use vast amounts of resources sorting out the town centre drunk and drug night club scene. Meanwhile the rest of Bournemouth is left under policed.[/p][/quote]Here you go. Some facts on violence for you both. I know you're not keen on facts where they don't fit your prejudices but sometimes you have to accept that things don't always fit your opinions...overall violence is down for another year btw but I accept that there will be hotspots but not necessarily our town. http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-27119689 Baysider
  • Score: 0

8:24am Wed 23 Apr 14

nickynoodah says...

they have not got him yet
but the dopey police
have found the weapon
a banana in a Tesco carrier bag.
they have not got him yet but the dopey police have found the weapon a banana in a Tesco carrier bag. nickynoodah
  • Score: -2

8:37am Wed 23 Apr 14

Dibbles2 says...

I love that every time there is an incident people who are interviewed state "This is a quiet area". Its a well known fact that this area has been blighted by street muggings for the last couple of years.
I love that every time there is an incident people who are interviewed state "This is a quiet area". Its a well known fact that this area has been blighted by street muggings for the last couple of years. Dibbles2
  • Score: 6

8:49am Wed 23 Apr 14

iseestupidpeople says...

What happened to Bournemouth?......

One answer.....



Judge Wiggs!
What happened to Bournemouth?...... One answer..... Judge Wiggs! iseestupidpeople
  • Score: 10

9:02am Wed 23 Apr 14

glendower2909 says...

Baysider wrote:
High Treason wrote:
glendower2909 wrote:
Sleepy bournemouth. What has happened. Every waking say seems to bring reports of another suicide, murder, violent assault or drugs bust etc. poss I would be regarded by some as a relative newbie but a lot has changed in the 23 years I been here.
I was born in Bournemouth. Downhill is an under statement. People being punched and killed on pavements and run down by cyclists, violent assaults by the dozen, drug fuelled robberies and no sign of justice. But to be fair, the police use vast amounts of resources sorting out the town centre drunk and drug night club scene. Meanwhile the rest of Bournemouth is left under policed.
Here you go. Some facts on violence for you both. I know you're not keen on facts where they don't fit your prejudices but sometimes you have to accept that things don't always fit your opinions...overall violence is down for another year btw but I accept that there will be hotspots but not necessarily our town.

http://www.bbc.co.uk

/news/uk-27119689
Always happy to be pointed in right direction. Agree that the nhs figures make interesting reading but with regards to the crime figures themselves they do need to be taken with massive pinch of salt. As I have posted before re crime stats there are several governmental investigation in progress as there many indescrepancies with these stats and too many vested interests involved in putting a gloss on downward crime stats.

By the way always makes me giggle that when people make a statement that others do not agree with their is little healthy debar but a quick shift to generic name calling. You think different to me ergo you must be racist, sexist, prejudiced et al. I for one always say what I see and take every one on face value. Starting point always being you are a nice/good Person unless/until you prover otherwise.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]glendower2909[/bold] wrote: Sleepy bournemouth. What has happened. Every waking say seems to bring reports of another suicide, murder, violent assault or drugs bust etc. poss I would be regarded by some as a relative newbie but a lot has changed in the 23 years I been here.[/p][/quote]I was born in Bournemouth. Downhill is an under statement. People being punched and killed on pavements and run down by cyclists, violent assaults by the dozen, drug fuelled robberies and no sign of justice. But to be fair, the police use vast amounts of resources sorting out the town centre drunk and drug night club scene. Meanwhile the rest of Bournemouth is left under policed.[/p][/quote]Here you go. Some facts on violence for you both. I know you're not keen on facts where they don't fit your prejudices but sometimes you have to accept that things don't always fit your opinions...overall violence is down for another year btw but I accept that there will be hotspots but not necessarily our town. http://www.bbc.co.uk /news/uk-27119689[/p][/quote]Always happy to be pointed in right direction. Agree that the nhs figures make interesting reading but with regards to the crime figures themselves they do need to be taken with massive pinch of salt. As I have posted before re crime stats there are several governmental investigation in progress as there many indescrepancies with these stats and too many vested interests involved in putting a gloss on downward crime stats. By the way always makes me giggle that when people make a statement that others do not agree with their is little healthy debar but a quick shift to generic name calling. You think different to me ergo you must be racist, sexist, prejudiced et al. I for one always say what I see and take every one on face value. Starting point always being you are a nice/good Person unless/until you prover otherwise. glendower2909
  • Score: 4

9:31am Wed 23 Apr 14

Bournemouth87 says...

The comments stating how bad bournemouth is getting is ridiculous. Go live in london and really see how bad crime is. Bournemouth is still a lovely place to live with minimal serious crimes. Get over yourself you oaps and get with the times.
The comments stating how bad bournemouth is getting is ridiculous. Go live in london and really see how bad crime is. Bournemouth is still a lovely place to live with minimal serious crimes. Get over yourself you oaps and get with the times. Bournemouth87
  • Score: 6

10:04am Wed 23 Apr 14

TheDistrict says...

Baysider wrote:
High Treason wrote:
glendower2909 wrote:
Sleepy bournemouth. What has happened. Every waking say seems to bring reports of another suicide, murder, violent assault or drugs bust etc. poss I would be regarded by some as a relative newbie but a lot has changed in the 23 years I been here.
I was born in Bournemouth. Downhill is an under statement. People being punched and killed on pavements and run down by cyclists, violent assaults by the dozen, drug fuelled robberies and no sign of justice. But to be fair, the police use vast amounts of resources sorting out the town centre drunk and drug night club scene. Meanwhile the rest of Bournemouth is left under policed.
Drivel. Yes it has problems, crime and other issues but there are still a 1000 places worse than Bournemouth in the UK today.

Get some perspective for heavens sake and stop talking the town down.
I cannot see anywhere above whereby someone has said Bournemouth is worse than other towns. We appreciate there are other towns and city's that are worse than Bournemouth, but Bournemouth in itself is getting worse with the rise in crime, in particular violent crimes. Quite rightly pointed out, the Police concentrate on the Town Centre with the abundance of night clubs and drinking dens in that area. Along with the cuts in Police numbers, it becomes harder to Police all areas. Needless to say, the Police and Crime Commissioner should be looking at this, and deploying the Police on a wider scale. Lets face it, it was only the Police who had a rise in their portion of council tax, so why not deploy in all areas. Let the people know they are safe.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]glendower2909[/bold] wrote: Sleepy bournemouth. What has happened. Every waking say seems to bring reports of another suicide, murder, violent assault or drugs bust etc. poss I would be regarded by some as a relative newbie but a lot has changed in the 23 years I been here.[/p][/quote]I was born in Bournemouth. Downhill is an under statement. People being punched and killed on pavements and run down by cyclists, violent assaults by the dozen, drug fuelled robberies and no sign of justice. But to be fair, the police use vast amounts of resources sorting out the town centre drunk and drug night club scene. Meanwhile the rest of Bournemouth is left under policed.[/p][/quote]Drivel. Yes it has problems, crime and other issues but there are still a 1000 places worse than Bournemouth in the UK today. Get some perspective for heavens sake and stop talking the town down.[/p][/quote]I cannot see anywhere above whereby someone has said Bournemouth is worse than other towns. We appreciate there are other towns and city's that are worse than Bournemouth, but Bournemouth in itself is getting worse with the rise in crime, in particular violent crimes. Quite rightly pointed out, the Police concentrate on the Town Centre with the abundance of night clubs and drinking dens in that area. Along with the cuts in Police numbers, it becomes harder to Police all areas. Needless to say, the Police and Crime Commissioner should be looking at this, and deploying the Police on a wider scale. Lets face it, it was only the Police who had a rise in their portion of council tax, so why not deploy in all areas. Let the people know they are safe. TheDistrict
  • Score: 3

10:37am Wed 23 Apr 14

Portchester12 says...

TheDistrict wrote:
Baysider wrote:
High Treason wrote:
glendower2909 wrote:
Sleepy bournemouth. What has happened. Every waking say seems to bring reports of another suicide, murder, violent assault or drugs bust etc. poss I would be regarded by some as a relative newbie but a lot has changed in the 23 years I been here.
I was born in Bournemouth. Downhill is an under statement. People being punched and killed on pavements and run down by cyclists, violent assaults by the dozen, drug fuelled robberies and no sign of justice. But to be fair, the police use vast amounts of resources sorting out the town centre drunk and drug night club scene. Meanwhile the rest of Bournemouth is left under policed.
Drivel. Yes it has problems, crime and other issues but there are still a 1000 places worse than Bournemouth in the UK today.

Get some perspective for heavens sake and stop talking the town down.
I cannot see anywhere above whereby someone has said Bournemouth is worse than other towns. We appreciate there are other towns and city's that are worse than Bournemouth, but Bournemouth in itself is getting worse with the rise in crime, in particular violent crimes. Quite rightly pointed out, the Police concentrate on the Town Centre with the abundance of night clubs and drinking dens in that area. Along with the cuts in Police numbers, it becomes harder to Police all areas. Needless to say, the Police and Crime Commissioner should be looking at this, and deploying the Police on a wider scale. Lets face it, it was only the Police who had a rise in their portion of council tax, so why not deploy in all areas. Let the people know they are safe.
Bournemouth is still a very nice and safe place to live, don't let your thoughts of the town be shaped by the stories which are selected by the Bournemouth Echo to sell papers
[quote][p][bold]TheDistrict[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]glendower2909[/bold] wrote: Sleepy bournemouth. What has happened. Every waking say seems to bring reports of another suicide, murder, violent assault or drugs bust etc. poss I would be regarded by some as a relative newbie but a lot has changed in the 23 years I been here.[/p][/quote]I was born in Bournemouth. Downhill is an under statement. People being punched and killed on pavements and run down by cyclists, violent assaults by the dozen, drug fuelled robberies and no sign of justice. But to be fair, the police use vast amounts of resources sorting out the town centre drunk and drug night club scene. Meanwhile the rest of Bournemouth is left under policed.[/p][/quote]Drivel. Yes it has problems, crime and other issues but there are still a 1000 places worse than Bournemouth in the UK today. Get some perspective for heavens sake and stop talking the town down.[/p][/quote]I cannot see anywhere above whereby someone has said Bournemouth is worse than other towns. We appreciate there are other towns and city's that are worse than Bournemouth, but Bournemouth in itself is getting worse with the rise in crime, in particular violent crimes. Quite rightly pointed out, the Police concentrate on the Town Centre with the abundance of night clubs and drinking dens in that area. Along with the cuts in Police numbers, it becomes harder to Police all areas. Needless to say, the Police and Crime Commissioner should be looking at this, and deploying the Police on a wider scale. Lets face it, it was only the Police who had a rise in their portion of council tax, so why not deploy in all areas. Let the people know they are safe.[/p][/quote]Bournemouth is still a very nice and safe place to live, don't let your thoughts of the town be shaped by the stories which are selected by the Bournemouth Echo to sell papers Portchester12
  • Score: 3

11:38am Wed 23 Apr 14

AdamSFC says...

Bournemouth87 wrote:
The comments stating how bad bournemouth is getting is ridiculous. Go live in london and really see how bad crime is. Bournemouth is still a lovely place to live with minimal serious crimes. Get over yourself you oaps and get with the times.
Although I completely agree that the majority of the Echo's readership loves to revel in the fallacy of Bournemouth being something like a mix between Baghdad and Detroit. Just because there are worse places in the country, it doesn't mean you should turn a blind eye to the problems that do exist.
[quote][p][bold]Bournemouth87[/bold] wrote: The comments stating how bad bournemouth is getting is ridiculous. Go live in london and really see how bad crime is. Bournemouth is still a lovely place to live with minimal serious crimes. Get over yourself you oaps and get with the times.[/p][/quote]Although I completely agree that the majority of the Echo's readership loves to revel in the fallacy of Bournemouth being something like a mix between Baghdad and Detroit. Just because there are worse places in the country, it doesn't mean you should turn a blind eye to the problems that do exist. AdamSFC
  • Score: 0

12:52pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Dellwelly says...

Love it the bookies got robbed so what coral have been robbing the punters from day one haha
Love it the bookies got robbed so what coral have been robbing the punters from day one haha Dellwelly
  • Score: 1

1:10pm Wed 23 Apr 14

simongreenaway says...

The shop has CCTV.
Surely the police ought to be releasing some images of the attacker?
The shop has CCTV. Surely the police ought to be releasing some images of the attacker? simongreenaway
  • Score: 3

4:28pm Wed 23 Apr 14

glendower2909 says...

Bournemouth87 wrote:
The comments stating how bad bournemouth is getting is ridiculous. Go live in london and really see how bad crime is. Bournemouth is still a lovely place to live with minimal serious crimes. Get over yourself you oaps and get with the times.
LOL A few points of order

1. I am several decades off being a pensioner so cannot be described as an OAP just yet. My time will come

2. I originate from south London and visit regularly so IMHO am well placed to give an opinion on the ups/downs of both areas.

Personally I think the issues in Bournemouth are a tad more insidious as they catch you unaware. You are lulled into a false sense of security in Bmouth until you are caught on the blindside. At least in London there is an acceptance that you need to be aware of surroundings and keep your wits about you. Having said that I would much rather walk down Peckham High street than Boscombe after dark.

Suppose its what your used to.
[quote][p][bold]Bournemouth87[/bold] wrote: The comments stating how bad bournemouth is getting is ridiculous. Go live in london and really see how bad crime is. Bournemouth is still a lovely place to live with minimal serious crimes. Get over yourself you oaps and get with the times.[/p][/quote]LOL A few points of order 1. I am several decades off being a pensioner so cannot be described as an OAP just yet. My time will come 2. I originate from south London and visit regularly so IMHO am well placed to give an opinion on the ups/downs of both areas. Personally I think the issues in Bournemouth are a tad more insidious as they catch you unaware. You are lulled into a false sense of security in Bmouth until you are caught on the blindside. At least in London there is an acceptance that you need to be aware of surroundings and keep your wits about you. Having said that I would much rather walk down Peckham High street than Boscombe after dark. Suppose its what your used to. glendower2909
  • Score: 3

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