Victim cycling in Bournemouth dragged from her bike by two men after being stopped by woman

Bournemouth Echo: Woman robbed at knifepoint in horrifying attack Woman robbed at knifepoint in horrifying attack

A WOMAN has been dragged off her bike and robbed at knifepoint in Bournemouth.

During the incident, which took place at around 9pm on Sunday, April 13, the 33-year-old victim was attacked while cycling close to the subway along Lowther Gardens in the direction of Charminster.

She was stopped by a woman asking for the time, but after braking, was pulled to the ground by two men.

One held a knife to her ear while the second searched her and stole her mobile phone, keys and cash.

The female offender is described as white, of skinny build with light brown hair tied up behind her head with a fringe swept across her forehead. She was wearing a knee length black coat.

The first man is described as black, five feet five inches tall of medium build. He was wearing a black beanie hat.

The second man was white, five feet seven inches tall of skinny build and was also wearing a black beanie hat. He had a distinctive high pitched voice.

The victim sustained a minor facial injury during the attack.

Detective Constable Sara Johnson, of Bournemouth CID, said:  “I am keen to speak to anyone who may have seen this incident but may not have been aware that a robbery was taking place.

“I urge witnesses and anyone with information to come forward as soon as possible.

“All calls are treated with the strictest confidence.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 13:408. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.

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11:38am Wed 23 Apr 14

scrumpyjack says...

I can't wait to see how it can be made to be the cyclists fault....
I can't wait to see how it can be made to be the cyclists fault.... scrumpyjack
  • Score: 21

11:42am Wed 23 Apr 14

AdamSFC says...

Yet on the BBC News website today we are all being reassured that violent crime is on the decrease-
Yet on the BBC News website today we are all being reassured that violent crime is on the decrease- AdamSFC
  • Score: 69

11:49am Wed 23 Apr 14

nobull says...

Why wait 10 days before telling this story???????????????
??
Why wait 10 days before telling this story??????????????? ?? nobull
  • Score: 75

11:52am Wed 23 Apr 14

nobull says...

How many days would Ms Plod wait if they were not "keen" to know ????????????????????
?????????????
How many days would Ms Plod wait if they were not "keen" to know ???????????????????? ????????????? nobull
  • Score: 33

11:56am Wed 23 Apr 14

Rotterdam says...

AdamSFC wrote:
Yet on the BBC News website today we are all being reassured that violent crime is on the decrease-
OMG!

Do you have any idea what a ridiculous remark that is ?
[quote][p][bold]AdamSFC[/bold] wrote: Yet on the BBC News website today we are all being reassured that violent crime is on the decrease-[/p][/quote]OMG! Do you have any idea what a ridiculous remark that is ? Rotterdam
  • Score: -46

12:00pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Rotterdam says...

AdamSFC wrote:
Yet on the BBC News website today we are all being reassured that violent crime is on the decrease-
Perhaps I should explain, in words of one syllable

If there were two violent crimes last year and just one this year, there was a 50% decrease in violent crime. But there was still a violent crime.

And in fact, as it is rarer, it is more likely to get into the paper.

Best wishes!
[quote][p][bold]AdamSFC[/bold] wrote: Yet on the BBC News website today we are all being reassured that violent crime is on the decrease-[/p][/quote]Perhaps I should explain, in words of one syllable If there were two violent crimes last year and just one this year, there was a 50% decrease in violent crime. But there was still a violent crime. And in fact, as it is rarer, it is more likely to get into the paper. Best wishes! Rotterdam
  • Score: 19

12:24pm Wed 23 Apr 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

That location is has a reputation for attacks and many people will avoid it and use the footbridges.Recently a former neighbour was stopped and ask for a cigarette.When he said 'he didn't have any' he was subsequently punched in the face.To my annoyance he did not report it to the police.
That location is has a reputation for attacks and many people will avoid it and use the footbridges.Recently a former neighbour was stopped and ask for a cigarette.When he said 'he didn't have any' he was subsequently punched in the face.To my annoyance he did not report it to the police. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 41

12:29pm Wed 23 Apr 14

textsami says...

Sorry to what happen to this girl
I hope people think safely at night
Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money
Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad
Take a good care
Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care textsami
  • Score: 21

12:47pm Wed 23 Apr 14

suzigirl says...

textsami wrote:
Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care
Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are!
[quote][p][bold]textsami[/bold] wrote: Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care[/p][/quote]Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are! suzigirl
  • Score: -41

12:50pm Wed 23 Apr 14

High Treason says...

More hidden away news. News 10 days after the event is not news. A quality newspaper would print news. Much of the input in the Echo has been published elsewhere beforehand, hardly news is it. The £20 miliion building at BU is a good example. The BBC published it 5 days before the Echo. I wonder if the Echo is run by the council, delayed news, hidden away news or no news at all if it may cause public displeasure about the council.
More hidden away news. News 10 days after the event is not news. A quality newspaper would print news. Much of the input in the Echo has been published elsewhere beforehand, hardly news is it. The £20 miliion building at BU is a good example. The BBC published it 5 days before the Echo. I wonder if the Echo is run by the council, delayed news, hidden away news or no news at all if it may cause public displeasure about the council. High Treason
  • Score: 14

12:53pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Ralph Horris says...

The Armchair Detective Agency slueths that live in Echo commentland will soon have the case solved. They've never failed yet.
The Armchair Detective Agency slueths that live in Echo commentland will soon have the case solved. They've never failed yet. Ralph Horris
  • Score: 11

1:27pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Cock Robin says...

politicaltrainspotte
r
wrote:
That location is has a reputation for attacks and many people will avoid it and use the footbridges.Recently a former neighbour was stopped and ask for a cigarette.When he said 'he didn't have any' he was subsequently punched in the face.To my annoyance he did not report it to the police.
"...did not report it to the police..."

And there is (possibly) a reason for the falling crime figures. While the authorities are busy patting themselves on the back because crime is going down, what is REALLY happening is a decline in the public's faith in the authorities to do anything about it. A very different (and far more worrying) issue.
[quote][p][bold]politicaltrainspotte r[/bold] wrote: That location is has a reputation for attacks and many people will avoid it and use the footbridges.Recently a former neighbour was stopped and ask for a cigarette.When he said 'he didn't have any' he was subsequently punched in the face.To my annoyance he did not report it to the police.[/p][/quote]"...did not report it to the police..." And there is (possibly) a reason for the falling crime figures. While the authorities are busy patting themselves on the back because crime is going down, what is REALLY happening is a decline in the public's faith in the authorities to do anything about it. A very different (and far more worrying) issue. Cock Robin
  • Score: 37

1:28pm Wed 23 Apr 14

BIGTONE says...

Boscum is expanding.
Boscum is expanding. BIGTONE
  • Score: 16

1:32pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Danielle 19 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
I can't wait to see how it can be made to be the cyclists fault....
Scary! I thought these things only happen in South Africa :( Praying for you all in the UK...
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: I can't wait to see how it can be made to be the cyclists fault....[/p][/quote]Scary! I thought these things only happen in South Africa :( Praying for you all in the UK... Danielle 19
  • Score: -2

2:23pm Wed 23 Apr 14

JASkinner says...

Rotterdam wrote:
AdamSFC wrote:
Yet on the BBC News website today we are all being reassured that violent crime is on the decrease-
Perhaps I should explain, in words of one syllable

If there were two violent crimes last year and just one this year, there was a 50% decrease in violent crime. But there was still a violent crime.

And in fact, as it is rarer, it is more likely to get into the paper.

Best wishes!
I think you are being a little harsh to go on about AdamSFC's comment in such an unforgiving manner. While I agree it probably wasn't the most appropriate comment to make, I don't think it warranted abuse from you Rotterdam. Just my opinion...
[quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AdamSFC[/bold] wrote: Yet on the BBC News website today we are all being reassured that violent crime is on the decrease-[/p][/quote]Perhaps I should explain, in words of one syllable If there were two violent crimes last year and just one this year, there was a 50% decrease in violent crime. But there was still a violent crime. And in fact, as it is rarer, it is more likely to get into the paper. Best wishes![/p][/quote]I think you are being a little harsh to go on about AdamSFC's comment in such an unforgiving manner. While I agree it probably wasn't the most appropriate comment to make, I don't think it warranted abuse from you Rotterdam. Just my opinion... JASkinner
  • Score: 4

2:59pm Wed 23 Apr 14

textsami says...

suzigirl wrote:
textsami wrote:
Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care
Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are!
You are right I'm from abroad and I worke in Bournemouth during the nights
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]textsami[/bold] wrote: Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care[/p][/quote]Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are![/p][/quote]You are right I'm from abroad and I worke in Bournemouth during the nights textsami
  • Score: 14

3:27pm Wed 23 Apr 14

suzigirl says...

textsami wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
textsami wrote: Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care
Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are!
You are right I'm from abroad and I worke in Bournemouth during the nights
Bless......
[quote][p][bold]textsami[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]textsami[/bold] wrote: Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care[/p][/quote]Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are![/p][/quote]You are right I'm from abroad and I worke in Bournemouth during the nights[/p][/quote]Bless...... suzigirl
  • Score: -27

3:28pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Bpl333 says...

i bet the offender is foreign....
i bet the offender is foreign.... Bpl333
  • Score: -1

3:30pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Rotterdam says...

JASkinner wrote:
Rotterdam wrote:
AdamSFC wrote:
Yet on the BBC News website today we are all being reassured that violent crime is on the decrease-
Perhaps I should explain, in words of one syllable

If there were two violent crimes last year and just one this year, there was a 50% decrease in violent crime. But there was still a violent crime.

And in fact, as it is rarer, it is more likely to get into the paper.

Best wishes!
I think you are being a little harsh to go on about AdamSFC's comment in such an unforgiving manner. While I agree it probably wasn't the most appropriate comment to make, I don't think it warranted abuse from you Rotterdam. Just my opinion...
Yes, I realised my first comment was a bit knee-jerk, which is why I added a more complete explanation as a second comment.

BTW - Interesting contrast between the votes on those two comments
[quote][p][bold]JASkinner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rotterdam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AdamSFC[/bold] wrote: Yet on the BBC News website today we are all being reassured that violent crime is on the decrease-[/p][/quote]Perhaps I should explain, in words of one syllable If there were two violent crimes last year and just one this year, there was a 50% decrease in violent crime. But there was still a violent crime. And in fact, as it is rarer, it is more likely to get into the paper. Best wishes![/p][/quote]I think you are being a little harsh to go on about AdamSFC's comment in such an unforgiving manner. While I agree it probably wasn't the most appropriate comment to make, I don't think it warranted abuse from you Rotterdam. Just my opinion...[/p][/quote]Yes, I realised my first comment was a bit knee-jerk, which is why I added a more complete explanation as a second comment. BTW - Interesting contrast between the votes on those two comments Rotterdam
  • Score: -4

3:35pm Wed 23 Apr 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

**** Robin wrote:
politicaltrainspotte r wrote: That location is has a reputation for attacks and many people will avoid it and use the footbridges.Recently a former neighbour was stopped and ask for a cigarette.When he said 'he didn't have any' he was subsequently punched in the face.To my annoyance he did not report it to the police.
"...did not report it to the police..." And there is (possibly) a reason for the falling crime figures. While the authorities are busy patting themselves on the back because crime is going down, what is REALLY happening is a decline in the public's faith in the authorities to do anything about it. A very different (and far more worrying) issue.
I totally agree with you.However, since the launch of the Boscombe tardis the Boscombe West, East Cliff and Springbourne beat team seem to be stuck to it like magnets.However, in his defence and knowing the Springbourne beat officer he really does do his upmost best.With the PCSO for the area i don't think she knows where the area is.The area has never been fully serviced since Insp Oaten and kelly retired.Since then it's been officers seeking to enter the ranks of Dorset Police PLC.

As for Dorset police website don't rely on the faces and numbers shown with the SNT as one PCSO attached to that beat team left for another force back in December 2013 and they haven't removed him.Others are part time.

I sometimes wonder why i paid the police pre-cept rise as i have seen no difference.Just ordinary bobbies struggling to give a sevice with others stuck to a tardis and a double tier executive of Dorset Police.
[quote][p][bold]**** Robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]politicaltrainspotte r[/bold] wrote: That location is has a reputation for attacks and many people will avoid it and use the footbridges.Recently a former neighbour was stopped and ask for a cigarette.When he said 'he didn't have any' he was subsequently punched in the face.To my annoyance he did not report it to the police.[/p][/quote]"...did not report it to the police..." And there is (possibly) a reason for the falling crime figures. While the authorities are busy patting themselves on the back because crime is going down, what is REALLY happening is a decline in the public's faith in the authorities to do anything about it. A very different (and far more worrying) issue.[/p][/quote]I totally agree with you.However, since the launch of the Boscombe tardis the Boscombe West, East Cliff and Springbourne beat team seem to be stuck to it like magnets.However, in his defence and knowing the Springbourne beat officer he really does do his upmost best.With the PCSO for the area i don't think she knows where the area is.The area has never been fully serviced since Insp Oaten and kelly retired.Since then it's been officers seeking to enter the ranks of Dorset Police PLC. As for Dorset police website don't rely on the faces and numbers shown with the SNT as one PCSO attached to that beat team left for another force back in December 2013 and they haven't removed him.Others are part time. I sometimes wonder why i paid the police pre-cept rise as i have seen no difference.Just ordinary bobbies struggling to give a sevice with others stuck to a tardis and a double tier executive of Dorset Police. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 13

4:08pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Bpl333 wrote:
i bet the offender is foreign....
One of them is for sure !
[quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: i bet the offender is foreign....[/p][/quote]One of them is for sure ! Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -3

4:35pm Wed 23 Apr 14

textsami says...

Bpl333 wrote:
i bet the offender is foreign....
Maybe, but from the discription a white female White male and a black male, I'll say maybe not but the victim maybe a foreign if that's what u looking for
[quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: i bet the offender is foreign....[/p][/quote]Maybe, but from the discription a white female White male and a black male, I'll say maybe not but the victim maybe a foreign if that's what u looking for textsami
  • Score: -3

4:37pm Wed 23 Apr 14

BH1 loyal says...

suzigirl wrote:
textsami wrote:
Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care
Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are!
She's back, reads the articles, reads the comments, then comes up with some random comment or question, can't you go and play on your motorbike in the rain? Or based on today's comments go and attend an edl meeting somewhere that has been arranged for st George's day, you weird biker chick wannabe.
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]textsami[/bold] wrote: Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care[/p][/quote]Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are![/p][/quote]She's back, reads the articles, reads the comments, then comes up with some random comment or question, can't you go and play on your motorbike in the rain? Or based on today's comments go and attend an edl meeting somewhere that has been arranged for st George's day, you weird biker chick wannabe. BH1 loyal
  • Score: 12

4:51pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Peroni says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
I can't wait to see how it can be made to be the cyclists fault....
**** !!!!!
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: I can't wait to see how it can be made to be the cyclists fault....[/p][/quote]**** !!!!! Peroni
  • Score: 0

5:04pm Wed 23 Apr 14

vowenhewitt says...

suzigirl wrote:
textsami wrote:
Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care
Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are!
just because someone is homeless doesnt make them a crimenal . are you realy that ignorant . must be nice to live in an ivory tower
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]textsami[/bold] wrote: Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care[/p][/quote]Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are![/p][/quote]just because someone is homeless doesnt make them a crimenal . are you realy that ignorant . must be nice to live in an ivory tower vowenhewitt
  • Score: -1

5:06pm Wed 23 Apr 14

cromwell9 says...

In my world these thugs and robbers ,would be off the streets,
Not a chance ,under CON?LAB?LIB DEM,
Get my point.I think we all do?
In my world these thugs and robbers ,would be off the streets, Not a chance ,under CON?LAB?LIB DEM, Get my point.I think we all do? cromwell9
  • Score: 5

5:16pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Paul. A says...

suzigirl wrote:
textsami wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
textsami wrote: Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care
Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are!
You are right I'm from abroad and I worke in Bournemouth during the nights
Bless......
Is it necessary to be so patronizing?

How many foreign languages are you able to write?
[quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]textsami[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]textsami[/bold] wrote: Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care[/p][/quote]Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are![/p][/quote]You are right I'm from abroad and I worke in Bournemouth during the nights[/p][/quote]Bless......[/p][/quote]Is it necessary to be so patronizing? How many foreign languages are you able to write? Paul. A
  • Score: 17

6:23pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
textsami wrote:
Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care
Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are!
She's back, reads the articles, reads the comments, then comes up with some random comment or question, can't you go and play on your motorbike in the rain? Or based on today's comments go and attend an edl meeting somewhere that has been arranged for st George's day, you weird biker chick wannabe.
March for England, this Sunday, Brighton 10am-4pm.
[quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]textsami[/bold] wrote: Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care[/p][/quote]Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are![/p][/quote]She's back, reads the articles, reads the comments, then comes up with some random comment or question, can't you go and play on your motorbike in the rain? Or based on today's comments go and attend an edl meeting somewhere that has been arranged for st George's day, you weird biker chick wannabe.[/p][/quote]March for England, this Sunday, Brighton 10am-4pm. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: -7

6:33pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Rotterdam says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
textsami wrote:
Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care
Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are!
She's back, reads the articles, reads the comments, then comes up with some random comment or question, can't you go and play on your motorbike in the rain? Or based on today's comments go and attend an edl meeting somewhere that has been arranged for st George's day, you weird biker chick wannabe.
March for England, this Sunday, Brighton 10am-4pm.
Fascist alert:

"Nationalists are set to once again descend upon Brighton and Hove for the annual March for England.

Far-right groups have issued a rallying call after setting the date for this year’s event as April 27.

Last year saw the city grind to a halt as a £500,000 police operation struggled to keep demonstrators and anti-fascist groups apart.

As well as violent running street battles, traders were left counting their losses as large areas of the city shut down for the day. "
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]textsami[/bold] wrote: Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care[/p][/quote]Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are![/p][/quote]She's back, reads the articles, reads the comments, then comes up with some random comment or question, can't you go and play on your motorbike in the rain? Or based on today's comments go and attend an edl meeting somewhere that has been arranged for st George's day, you weird biker chick wannabe.[/p][/quote]March for England, this Sunday, Brighton 10am-4pm.[/p][/quote]Fascist alert: "Nationalists are set to once again descend upon Brighton and Hove for the annual March for England. Far-right groups have issued a rallying call after setting the date for this year’s event as April 27. Last year saw the city grind to a halt as a £500,000 police operation struggled to keep demonstrators and anti-fascist groups apart. As well as violent running street battles, traders were left counting their losses as large areas of the city shut down for the day. " Rotterdam
  • Score: -2

8:13pm Wed 23 Apr 14

hooplaa says...

Takes 10 days to report a serious crime like this but if someone dies of natural causes its headline news on the same day!
Takes 10 days to report a serious crime like this but if someone dies of natural causes its headline news on the same day! hooplaa
  • Score: 8

9:39pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Self-Righteous Mother says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Bpl333 wrote:
i bet the offender is foreign....
One of them is for sure !
Must be Sir Peachy, because born and bred Brits never commit crimes, so your thoughtful and intelligent comments are obviously based on empirical evidence.

I hope the woman in question is ok, must have been a frightening ordeal.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: i bet the offender is foreign....[/p][/quote]One of them is for sure ![/p][/quote]Must be Sir Peachy, because born and bred Brits never commit crimes, so your thoughtful and intelligent comments are obviously based on empirical evidence. I hope the woman in question is ok, must have been a frightening ordeal. Self-Righteous Mother
  • Score: 3

9:46pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Mangiafuoco says...

vowenhewitt wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
textsami wrote:
Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care
Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are!
just because someone is homeless doesnt make them a crimenal . are you realy that ignorant . must be nice to live in an ivory tower
Send all the homeless back home! I am sick and tired of them all. The town has been taken over in the last twenty years. People that feel sorry for them..please take them into your homes.
[quote][p][bold]vowenhewitt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]textsami[/bold] wrote: Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care[/p][/quote]Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are![/p][/quote]just because someone is homeless doesnt make them a crimenal . are you realy that ignorant . must be nice to live in an ivory tower[/p][/quote]Send all the homeless back home! I am sick and tired of them all. The town has been taken over in the last twenty years. People that feel sorry for them..please take them into your homes. Mangiafuoco
  • Score: 1

10:28pm Wed 23 Apr 14

roguetrader666 says...

nobull wrote:
Why wait 10 days before telling this story???????????????

??
That's how long it took for the police to turn up.
[quote][p][bold]nobull[/bold] wrote: Why wait 10 days before telling this story??????????????? ??[/p][/quote]That's how long it took for the police to turn up. roguetrader666
  • Score: 0

10:29pm Wed 23 Apr 14

roguetrader666 says...

nobull wrote:
Why wait 10 days before telling this story???????????????

??
It's also racially sensitive because a black man was involved.
[quote][p][bold]nobull[/bold] wrote: Why wait 10 days before telling this story??????????????? ??[/p][/quote]It's also racially sensitive because a black man was involved. roguetrader666
  • Score: -6

10:37pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

roguetrader666 wrote:
nobull wrote:
Why wait 10 days before telling this story???????????????


??
It's also racially sensitive because a black man was involved.
That's not uncommon with crimes of violence or drugs.
[quote][p][bold]roguetrader666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nobull[/bold] wrote: Why wait 10 days before telling this story??????????????? ??[/p][/quote]It's also racially sensitive because a black man was involved.[/p][/quote]That's not uncommon with crimes of violence or drugs. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -1

1:07am Thu 24 Apr 14

ldc says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
BH1 loyal wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
textsami wrote:
Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care
Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are!
She's back, reads the articles, reads the comments, then comes up with some random comment or question, can't you go and play on your motorbike in the rain? Or based on today's comments go and attend an edl meeting somewhere that has been arranged for st George's day, you weird biker chick wannabe.
March for England, this Sunday, Brighton 10am-4pm.
?March nobody told me that I thought we went to the pub wrapped in England flags had a drink sang some silly songs hie from the anti fash or get our flags burned . Shout about mossques . Pretended we support our troops although our troops did defeat fascism. Then got a curry and go home in our foreign built cars feeling slightly better having spread some hatred and fallen hook line and sinker for the divide and rule trick . Then post pictures of how hard we are on Facebook and declare ourselves heroes . If that ain't the crack then sorry the edl ain't for me
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]textsami[/bold] wrote: Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care[/p][/quote]Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are![/p][/quote]She's back, reads the articles, reads the comments, then comes up with some random comment or question, can't you go and play on your motorbike in the rain? Or based on today's comments go and attend an edl meeting somewhere that has been arranged for st George's day, you weird biker chick wannabe.[/p][/quote]March for England, this Sunday, Brighton 10am-4pm.[/p][/quote]?March nobody told me that I thought we went to the pub wrapped in England flags had a drink sang some silly songs hie from the anti fash or get our flags burned . Shout about mossques . Pretended we support our troops although our troops did defeat fascism. Then got a curry and go home in our foreign built cars feeling slightly better having spread some hatred and fallen hook line and sinker for the divide and rule trick . Then post pictures of how hard we are on Facebook and declare ourselves heroes . If that ain't the crack then sorry the edl ain't for me ldc
  • Score: 4

7:15am Thu 24 Apr 14

Baysider says...

Jeez, the amount of ignorant, racist commentators that The Echo allow to post every day it shouldn't shock me but it still does.

Some of you should hang your heads in shame and keep your ugly, small minded, little Englander attitude to yourself.
Jeez, the amount of ignorant, racist commentators that The Echo allow to post every day it shouldn't shock me but it still does. Some of you should hang your heads in shame and keep your ugly, small minded, little Englander attitude to yourself. Baysider
  • Score: 6

7:20am Thu 24 Apr 14

Baysider says...

**** Robin wrote:
politicaltrainspotte

r
wrote:
That location is has a reputation for attacks and many people will avoid it and use the footbridges.Recently a former neighbour was stopped and ask for a cigarette.When he said 'he didn't have any' he was subsequently punched in the face.To my annoyance he did not report it to the police.
"...did not report it to the police..."

And there is (possibly) a reason for the falling crime figures. While the authorities are busy patting themselves on the back because crime is going down, what is REALLY happening is a decline in the public's faith in the authorities to do anything about it. A very different (and far more worrying) issue.
And how does that theory fit in with the reduced figures from the Crime Survey and the reports from A&E depts, neither of which rely on the person to report it to the authorities?
[quote][p][bold]**** Robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]politicaltrainspotte r[/bold] wrote: That location is has a reputation for attacks and many people will avoid it and use the footbridges.Recently a former neighbour was stopped and ask for a cigarette.When he said 'he didn't have any' he was subsequently punched in the face.To my annoyance he did not report it to the police.[/p][/quote]"...did not report it to the police..." And there is (possibly) a reason for the falling crime figures. While the authorities are busy patting themselves on the back because crime is going down, what is REALLY happening is a decline in the public's faith in the authorities to do anything about it. A very different (and far more worrying) issue.[/p][/quote]And how does that theory fit in with the reduced figures from the Crime Survey and the reports from A&E depts, neither of which rely on the person to report it to the authorities? Baysider
  • Score: 0

7:32am Thu 24 Apr 14

Baysider says...

High Treason wrote:
More hidden away news. News 10 days after the event is not news. A quality newspaper would print news. Much of the input in the Echo has been published elsewhere beforehand, hardly news is it. The £20 miliion building at BU is a good example. The BBC published it 5 days before the Echo. I wonder if the Echo is run by the council, delayed news, hidden away news or no news at all if it may cause public displeasure about the council.
Laughable. If there's one story the Echo loves more than anything else it's a chance to bash the public sector and councils in particular.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: More hidden away news. News 10 days after the event is not news. A quality newspaper would print news. Much of the input in the Echo has been published elsewhere beforehand, hardly news is it. The £20 miliion building at BU is a good example. The BBC published it 5 days before the Echo. I wonder if the Echo is run by the council, delayed news, hidden away news or no news at all if it may cause public displeasure about the council.[/p][/quote]Laughable. If there's one story the Echo loves more than anything else it's a chance to bash the public sector and councils in particular. Baysider
  • Score: 2

9:10am Thu 24 Apr 14

Baysider says...

Baysider wrote:
**** Robin wrote:
politicaltrainspotte


r
wrote:
That location is has a reputation for attacks and many people will avoid it and use the footbridges.Recently a former neighbour was stopped and ask for a cigarette.When he said 'he didn't have any' he was subsequently punched in the face.To my annoyance he did not report it to the police.
"...did not report it to the police..."

And there is (possibly) a reason for the falling crime figures. While the authorities are busy patting themselves on the back because crime is going down, what is REALLY happening is a decline in the public's faith in the authorities to do anything about it. A very different (and far more worrying) issue.
And how does that theory fit in with the reduced figures from the Crime Survey and the reports from A&E depts, neither of which rely on the person to report it to the authorities?
Oops...obviously I asked a tricky question so rather than answer you're going for the thumbs down approach.
[quote][p][bold]Baysider[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]**** Robin[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]politicaltrainspotte r[/bold] wrote: That location is has a reputation for attacks and many people will avoid it and use the footbridges.Recently a former neighbour was stopped and ask for a cigarette.When he said 'he didn't have any' he was subsequently punched in the face.To my annoyance he did not report it to the police.[/p][/quote]"...did not report it to the police..." And there is (possibly) a reason for the falling crime figures. While the authorities are busy patting themselves on the back because crime is going down, what is REALLY happening is a decline in the public's faith in the authorities to do anything about it. A very different (and far more worrying) issue.[/p][/quote]And how does that theory fit in with the reduced figures from the Crime Survey and the reports from A&E depts, neither of which rely on the person to report it to the authorities?[/p][/quote]Oops...obviously I asked a tricky question so rather than answer you're going for the thumbs down approach. Baysider
  • Score: 2

6:27pm Thu 24 Apr 14

carpentones says...

I fully believe the Police already know the offender but are unwilling to charge them. My friend works in a Bournemouth hotel and had his mobile phone stolen from the office and the thief was recorded on CCTV AND the Police knew who it was AND they accidentally phoned my number and was recorded talking about selling mobile phones on my voicemail the Police were not interested as no one had actually SEEN this person steal the phone!
I really sympathise with this lady who would have been so traumatised by the experience and wish her all the best.
I fully believe the Police already know the offender but are unwilling to charge them. My friend works in a Bournemouth hotel and had his mobile phone stolen from the office and the thief was recorded on CCTV AND the Police knew who it was AND they accidentally phoned my number and was recorded talking about selling mobile phones on my voicemail the Police were not interested as no one had actually SEEN this person steal the phone! I really sympathise with this lady who would have been so traumatised by the experience and wish her all the best. carpentones
  • Score: 0

11:47pm Thu 24 Apr 14

ScoobyVic says...

vowenhewitt wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
textsami wrote:
Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care
Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are!
just because someone is homeless doesnt make them a crimenal . are you realy that ignorant . must be nice to live in an ivory tower
I was about to say the same vowenhewitt, having spent some time with many homeless people recently I can safely say they were some of the nicest, kind and caring people I've met. Funnily enough they're just like other people, we're all human remember so I don't know why people think the homeless are some kind of aliens? We're all the same, just some of our circumstances are a bit different a d believe me it can happen to anyone! I hope this lady manages to recover from this ordeal and not let it affect her going out xx
[quote][p][bold]vowenhewitt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]textsami[/bold] wrote: Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care[/p][/quote]Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are![/p][/quote]just because someone is homeless doesnt make them a crimenal . are you realy that ignorant . must be nice to live in an ivory tower[/p][/quote]I was about to say the same vowenhewitt, having spent some time with many homeless people recently I can safely say they were some of the nicest, kind and caring people I've met. Funnily enough they're just like other people, we're all human remember so I don't know why people think the homeless are some kind of aliens? We're all the same, just some of our circumstances are a bit different a d believe me it can happen to anyone! I hope this lady manages to recover from this ordeal and not let it affect her going out xx ScoobyVic
  • Score: 1

9:59am Fri 25 Apr 14

KLH says...

ScoobyVic wrote:
vowenhewitt wrote:
suzigirl wrote:
textsami wrote:
Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care
Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are!
just because someone is homeless doesnt make them a crimenal . are you realy that ignorant . must be nice to live in an ivory tower
I was about to say the same vowenhewitt, having spent some time with many homeless people recently I can safely say they were some of the nicest, kind and caring people I've met. Funnily enough they're just like other people, we're all human remember so I don't know why people think the homeless are some kind of aliens? We're all the same, just some of our circumstances are a bit different a d believe me it can happen to anyone! I hope this lady manages to recover from this ordeal and not let it affect her going out xx
I have had it up to here with some of the homeless in this town, yes some are ok, but the other day someone tried to distract me in a cafe, was after my Ipad. Yes he is a vagrant, he hangs around with the usual town centre mob and yesterday I saw him and some cronies leave M&S at a rapid pace after getting spotted by security/staff. Some homeless are ok, but there is a particular odious group around. One is a tall dark haired bearded gentleman, keep your eye on that one for starters...
[quote][p][bold]ScoobyVic[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]vowenhewitt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]suzigirl[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]textsami[/bold] wrote: Sorry to what happen to this girl I hope people think safely at night Specially when trying to take this shortcuts at night like lowther gardens in Springborne , be aware of homeless they do anything for money Specially there are a lot of them now who comes for other part of the country or even abroad Take a good care[/p][/quote]Are you from abroad? - your comment makes me believe you are![/p][/quote]just because someone is homeless doesnt make them a crimenal . are you realy that ignorant . must be nice to live in an ivory tower[/p][/quote]I was about to say the same vowenhewitt, having spent some time with many homeless people recently I can safely say they were some of the nicest, kind and caring people I've met. Funnily enough they're just like other people, we're all human remember so I don't know why people think the homeless are some kind of aliens? We're all the same, just some of our circumstances are a bit different a d believe me it can happen to anyone! I hope this lady manages to recover from this ordeal and not let it affect her going out xx[/p][/quote]I have had it up to here with some of the homeless in this town, yes some are ok, but the other day someone tried to distract me in a cafe, was after my Ipad. Yes he is a vagrant, he hangs around with the usual town centre mob and yesterday I saw him and some cronies leave M&S at a rapid pace after getting spotted by security/staff. Some homeless are ok, but there is a particular odious group around. One is a tall dark haired bearded gentleman, keep your eye on that one for starters... KLH
  • Score: -1

6:15pm Thu 1 May 14

kinsonjim says...

A black skinned man, can't be one of those from 1661 then. They are all dirty white, and smell of pony crap.
A black skinned man, can't be one of those from 1661 then. They are all dirty white, and smell of pony crap. kinsonjim
  • Score: -1

4:37pm Fri 16 May 14

Boldrick says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
I can't wait to see how it can be made to be the cyclists fault....
Ridiculous comment!!
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: I can't wait to see how it can be made to be the cyclists fault....[/p][/quote]Ridiculous comment!! Boldrick
  • Score: 0

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