Armed police swoop in firearms drama in Boscombe

Bournemouth Echo: Armed police swoop in firearms drama in Boscombe Armed police swoop in firearms drama in Boscombe

ARMED police swooped on a house in Boscombe in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Specialist officers from the armed response unit kitted up with assault rifles and pistols were sent to a house in Christchurch Road just before 7.30am.

The operation was mounted following up the discovery of weapons, which included a shot gun and ammunition, in the Boscombe area earlier this year.

A man was arrested on suspicion of unlawfully possessing fire arms and charged yesterday afternoon.

Uniformed officers closed Christchurch Road between the junctions of Boscombe Spa Road and Wharncliffe Road around 7.30am while officers, armed with guns and shields, swiftly carried out their operation.

Following the arrest, forensic officers were seen examining a basement flat for evidence.

Boscombe resident Nadine Hewson said she had been told some guns had been found in the area recently.

She said: “I heard all the commotion but didn’t think it would be an armed raid.

“There have definitely been some issues recently around here although we don’t usually have a lot of trouble. We’re a bit away from the Crescent.”

Alan Wardle, 48, also a nearby resident said: “There are always sirens going off around here so you tend not to think too much of it.

“I had heard there was a raid but assumed it was to do with drugs. I’m not really surprised to be honest.”

Many residents along the road were surprised to hear they had slept through the incident.

One added: “You get used to hearing all the sirens and shouting and such.

“In the end you tend to block out any noise.”

Motorists travelling along Christchurch Road yesterday morning were diverted by police while the armed response units carried out their operation.

The road was reopened around 7.45am.

Police refused to disclose where and when weapons were found earlier this year although it is believed they were discovered by a member of the public.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: “The incident related to weapons being found in the Boscombe area earlier this year.

“Armed officers attended a Boscombe address and arrested a man on suspicion of unlawfully possessing fire arms.”

A 46-year-old Bournemouth man is due to appear at Bournemouth Magistrates court next month charged with two counts of possessing a fire arm and two counts of possessing prohibited ammunition.

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8:38am Thu 17 May 12

ashleycross says...

Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.
Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in. ashleycross
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8:50am Thu 17 May 12

Baywolf says...

ashleycross wrote:
Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.
Hmmm not sure if it is 'drug related' however agree that Boscombe is notorious for providing a 'fix'. Now guns just adds to the list.
[quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.[/p][/quote]Hmmm not sure if it is 'drug related' however agree that Boscombe is notorious for providing a 'fix'. Now guns just adds to the list. Baywolf
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9:24am Thu 17 May 12

High Treason says...

Maybe they had information relating to a red mobility scooter from Christchurch.
Maybe they had information relating to a red mobility scooter from Christchurch. High Treason
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9:45am Thu 17 May 12

liveinhope says...

High Treason wrote:
Maybe they had information relating to a red mobility scooter from Christchurch.
I saw a Dalek at Castlepoint once. They may look harmless but those things on their heads.... not for unblocking the toilet you know.

You let one in and before you know it, they've taken over Boscombe AND Christchurch.

DALEK IMMIGRATION - STOP THIS MADNESS NOW
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: Maybe they had information relating to a red mobility scooter from Christchurch.[/p][/quote]I saw a Dalek at Castlepoint once. They may look harmless but those things on their heads.... not for unblocking the toilet you know. You let one in and before you know it, they've taken over Boscombe AND Christchurch. DALEK IMMIGRATION - STOP THIS MADNESS NOW liveinhope
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9:48am Thu 17 May 12

123itsme1997 says...

what is this world coming to
what is this world coming to 123itsme1997
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9:52am Thu 17 May 12

lisa401 says...

ashleycross wrote:
Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.
Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled!
[quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.[/p][/quote]Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled! lisa401
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10:19am Thu 17 May 12

Saint&Sinner says...

This wasn't Gazza was it ? Wished Id have know cause I would have taken him a fishing rod, tent and some cooked chicken ... lol
This wasn't Gazza was it ? Wished Id have know cause I would have taken him a fishing rod, tent and some cooked chicken ... lol Saint&Sinner
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10:20am Thu 17 May 12

elite50 says...

I know a bloke who has a shotgun, has had it for 54 years,
I hope they dont raid his place, he would die of a heart attack.
Or his wife would destroy them. (He keeps it to keep her under control!).
I know a bloke who has a shotgun, has had it for 54 years, I hope they dont raid his place, he would die of a heart attack. Or his wife would destroy them. (He keeps it to keep her under control!). elite50
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10:41am Thu 17 May 12

tricky1007 says...

lisa401 wrote:
ashleycross wrote:
Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.
Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled!
Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!!
[quote][p][bold]lisa401[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.[/p][/quote]Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled![/p][/quote]Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!! tricky1007
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10:58am Thu 17 May 12

High Treason says...

tricky1007 wrote:
lisa401 wrote:
ashleycross wrote:
Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.
Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled!
Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!!
Hard work! Most drug users are to lethargic and out of touch with reality to sweep the roads. Legalising it would mean more drug related accidents, more admitted to St Anne's and more child neglect with more women abused because they are out of their minds. Drug users are a drain on society and are simply committing slow suicide at the expense of others.
[quote][p][bold]tricky1007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lisa401[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.[/p][/quote]Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled![/p][/quote]Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!![/p][/quote]Hard work! Most drug users are to lethargic and out of touch with reality to sweep the roads. Legalising it would mean more drug related accidents, more admitted to St Anne's and more child neglect with more women abused because they are out of their minds. Drug users are a drain on society and are simply committing slow suicide at the expense of others. High Treason
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11:25am Thu 17 May 12

muscliffman says...

I am not comfortable with this, we saw similar in London recently.
The image is over the top and far too sinister, annonymous police or under cover terrorists? Spot the difference.
Para military style police kitted out exactly in the style of a futuristic movie, no identity numbers, faces hidden under (IRA style) balaclavas, fancy new metallic mega-pounds mercedes van.
There is more than a hint of big boys toys about the whole thing - and this theatrical Operation just happened to be laid on for the day the media and the Home Secretary were in Town for a Police conference?
The Police have a difficult job to do, but it should be discharged with the time honoured restraint and dignity the public expect. This exercise was not a game I trust, but it looked like it was dress up playtime - that is the problem.
I am not comfortable with this, we saw similar in London recently. The image is over the top and far too sinister, annonymous police or under cover terrorists? Spot the difference. Para military style police kitted out exactly in the style of a futuristic movie, no identity numbers, faces hidden under (IRA style) balaclavas, fancy new metallic mega-pounds mercedes van. There is more than a hint of big boys toys about the whole thing - and this theatrical Operation just happened to be laid on for the day the media and the Home Secretary were in Town for a Police conference? The Police have a difficult job to do, but it should be discharged with the time honoured restraint and dignity the public expect. This exercise was not a game I trust, but it looked like it was dress up playtime - that is the problem. muscliffman
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11:52am Thu 17 May 12

alexofd says...

muscliffman wrote:
I am not comfortable with this, we saw similar in London recently.
The image is over the top and far too sinister, annonymous police or under cover terrorists? Spot the difference.
Para military style police kitted out exactly in the style of a futuristic movie, no identity numbers, faces hidden under (IRA style) balaclavas, fancy new metallic mega-pounds mercedes van.
There is more than a hint of big boys toys about the whole thing - and this theatrical Operation just happened to be laid on for the day the media and the Home Secretary were in Town for a Police conference?
The Police have a difficult job to do, but it should be discharged with the time honoured restraint and dignity the public expect. This exercise was not a game I trust, but it looked like it was dress up playtime - that is the problem.
Fancy new van? 05 plate suggests its 7 years old. If I were part of team dealing armed criminals I'd like a level of anonymity too. All the Police Officers I know are hard working, caring and professional. If the best tools for the job look like boys toys so be it.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: I am not comfortable with this, we saw similar in London recently. The image is over the top and far too sinister, annonymous police or under cover terrorists? Spot the difference. Para military style police kitted out exactly in the style of a futuristic movie, no identity numbers, faces hidden under (IRA style) balaclavas, fancy new metallic mega-pounds mercedes van. There is more than a hint of big boys toys about the whole thing - and this theatrical Operation just happened to be laid on for the day the media and the Home Secretary were in Town for a Police conference? The Police have a difficult job to do, but it should be discharged with the time honoured restraint and dignity the public expect. This exercise was not a game I trust, but it looked like it was dress up playtime - that is the problem.[/p][/quote]Fancy new van? 05 plate suggests its 7 years old. If I were part of team dealing armed criminals I'd like a level of anonymity too. All the Police Officers I know are hard working, caring and professional. If the best tools for the job look like boys toys so be it. alexofd
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11:55am Thu 17 May 12

B.F.G says...

Muscliffman, you are the kind of hand wringer that has allowed this country to fall to it's knees.

It's time for the police to take to take control and if that means a few doors get kicked in then so be it.
Muscliffman, you are the kind of hand wringer that has allowed this country to fall to it's knees. It's time for the police to take to take control and if that means a few doors get kicked in then so be it. B.F.G
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11:59am Thu 17 May 12

Controversial But True says...

Maybe the solution would be to flatten the Boscombe Ghetto like we did with Dresden!!

Obviously evacuate the decent folks first!!
Maybe the solution would be to flatten the Boscombe Ghetto like we did with Dresden!! Obviously evacuate the decent folks first!! Controversial But True
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12:02pm Thu 17 May 12

Horridbloke says...

High Treason wrote:
tricky1007 wrote:
lisa401 wrote:
ashleycross wrote: Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.
Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled!
Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!!
Hard work! Most drug users are to lethargic and out of touch with reality to sweep the roads. Legalising it would mean more drug related accidents, more admitted to St Anne's and more child neglect with more women abused because they are out of their minds. Drug users are a drain on society and are simply committing slow suicide at the expense of others.
Most drug users hold down a job, pax taxes and get on just fine as productive members of society.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tricky1007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lisa401[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.[/p][/quote]Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled![/p][/quote]Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!![/p][/quote]Hard work! Most drug users are to lethargic and out of touch with reality to sweep the roads. Legalising it would mean more drug related accidents, more admitted to St Anne's and more child neglect with more women abused because they are out of their minds. Drug users are a drain on society and are simply committing slow suicide at the expense of others.[/p][/quote]Most drug users hold down a job, pax taxes and get on just fine as productive members of society. Horridbloke
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12:15pm Thu 17 May 12

Justin666 says...

Horridbloke wrote:
High Treason wrote:
tricky1007 wrote: lisa401 wrote: ashleycross wrote: Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled!Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!!Hard work! Most drug users are to lethargic and out of touch with reality to sweep the roads. Legalising it would mean more drug related accidents, more admitted to St Anne's and more child neglect with more women abused because they are out of their minds. Drug users are a drain on society and are simply committing slow suicide at the expense of others.Most drug users hold down a job, pax taxes and get on just fine as productive members of society."Most drug users hold down a job, pax taxes and get on just fine as productive members of society."
You are from which planet exactly??
[quote][p][bold]Horridbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tricky1007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lisa401[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.[/p][/quote]Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled![/p][/quote]Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!![/p][/quote]Hard work! Most drug users are to lethargic and out of touch with reality to sweep the roads. Legalising it would mean more drug related accidents, more admitted to St Anne's and more child neglect with more women abused because they are out of their minds. Drug users are a drain on society and are simply committing slow suicide at the expense of others.[/p][/quote]Most drug users hold down a job, pax taxes and get on just fine as productive members of society.[/p][/quote][/p][/quote]"Most drug users hold down a job, pax taxes and get on just fine as productive members of society." You are from which planet exactly?? Justin666
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12:30pm Thu 17 May 12

muscliffman says...

alexofd wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
I am not comfortable with this, we saw similar in London recently.
The image is over the top and far too sinister, annonymous police or under cover terrorists? Spot the difference.
Para military style police kitted out exactly in the style of a futuristic movie, no identity numbers, faces hidden under (IRA style) balaclavas, fancy new metallic mega-pounds mercedes van.
There is more than a hint of big boys toys about the whole thing - and this theatrical Operation just happened to be laid on for the day the media and the Home Secretary were in Town for a Police conference?
The Police have a difficult job to do, but it should be discharged with the time honoured restraint and dignity the public expect. This exercise was not a game I trust, but it looked like it was dress up playtime - that is the problem.
Fancy new van? 05 plate suggests its 7 years old. If I were part of team dealing armed criminals I'd like a level of anonymity too. All the Police Officers I know are hard working, caring and professional. If the best tools for the job look like boys toys so be it.
The van pictured on here is not metallic and is indeed an '05' plate,. But the Merc van shown at the scene for this story (page 2) in the hardcopy Echo is a gleaming grey metallic on a '61' plate.
I hear your other points and did not suggest front-line Officers were anything but what you say. The 'spin' aspects and timing of this 'operation' as I suggest would have been the idea of someone from higher up the Force.
However anonymous Police = unaccountable Police - not good.
[quote][p][bold]alexofd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: I am not comfortable with this, we saw similar in London recently. The image is over the top and far too sinister, annonymous police or under cover terrorists? Spot the difference. Para military style police kitted out exactly in the style of a futuristic movie, no identity numbers, faces hidden under (IRA style) balaclavas, fancy new metallic mega-pounds mercedes van. There is more than a hint of big boys toys about the whole thing - and this theatrical Operation just happened to be laid on for the day the media and the Home Secretary were in Town for a Police conference? The Police have a difficult job to do, but it should be discharged with the time honoured restraint and dignity the public expect. This exercise was not a game I trust, but it looked like it was dress up playtime - that is the problem.[/p][/quote]Fancy new van? 05 plate suggests its 7 years old. If I were part of team dealing armed criminals I'd like a level of anonymity too. All the Police Officers I know are hard working, caring and professional. If the best tools for the job look like boys toys so be it.[/p][/quote]The van pictured on here is not metallic and is indeed an '05' plate,. But the Merc van shown at the scene for this story (page 2) in the hardcopy Echo is a gleaming grey metallic on a '61' plate. I hear your other points and did not suggest front-line Officers were anything but what you say. The 'spin' aspects and timing of this 'operation' as I suggest would have been the idea of someone from higher up the Force. However anonymous Police = unaccountable Police - not good. muscliffman
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1:15pm Thu 17 May 12

nonnisrevenge says...

muscliffman wrote:
I am not comfortable with this, we saw similar in London recently.
The image is over the top and far too sinister, annonymous police or under cover terrorists? Spot the difference.
Para military style police kitted out exactly in the style of a futuristic movie, no identity numbers, faces hidden under (IRA style) balaclavas, fancy new metallic mega-pounds mercedes van.
There is more than a hint of big boys toys about the whole thing - and this theatrical Operation just happened to be laid on for the day the media and the Home Secretary were in Town for a Police conference?
The Police have a difficult job to do, but it should be discharged with the time honoured restraint and dignity the public expect. This exercise was not a game I trust, but it looked like it was dress up playtime - that is the problem.
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They dress the way they do for maximum impact; it is designed to add an element of fear to the person they are arresting and, especially when firearms are involved the arresting officers take all available precautions for not only them but the general public. Armed officers have dressed this way for the last 20 years, operations are conducted in the morning to catch offenders off-guard and to ensure there is minimum impact and danger to the general public. It's quite simple really and nothing to concern yourself with. Unless of course you feel the Police should arrive say mid-morning, give everybody chance to have a lye-in maybe some breakfast? they could give him a courtesy call prior to the raid just to say that he might see things that may scare him.
muscliffman wrote: I am not comfortable with this, we saw similar in London recently. The image is over the top and far too sinister, annonymous police or under cover terrorists? Spot the difference. Para military style police kitted out exactly in the style of a futuristic movie, no identity numbers, faces hidden under (IRA style) balaclavas, fancy new metallic mega-pounds mercedes van. There is more than a hint of big boys toys about the whole thing - and this theatrical Operation just happened to be laid on for the day the media and the Home Secretary were in Town for a Police conference? The Police have a difficult job to do, but it should be discharged with the time honoured restraint and dignity the public expect. This exercise was not a game I trust, but it looked like it was dress up playtime - that is the problem. -------------------- -------------- They dress the way they do for maximum impact; it is designed to add an element of fear to the person they are arresting and, especially when firearms are involved the arresting officers take all available precautions for not only them but the general public. Armed officers have dressed this way for the last 20 years, operations are conducted in the morning to catch offenders off-guard and to ensure there is minimum impact and danger to the general public. It's quite simple really and nothing to concern yourself with. Unless of course you feel the Police should arrive say mid-morning, give everybody chance to have a lye-in maybe some breakfast? they could give him a courtesy call prior to the raid just to say that he might see things that may scare him. nonnisrevenge
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1:40pm Thu 17 May 12

Horridbloke says...

Justin666 wrote:
Horridbloke wrote: High Treason wrote: tricky1007 wrote: lisa401 wrote: ashleycross wrote: Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled!Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!!Hard work! Most drug users are to lethargic and out of touch with reality to sweep the roads. Legalising it would mean more drug related accidents, more admitted to St Anne's and more child neglect with more women abused because they are out of their minds. Drug users are a drain on society and are simply committing slow suicide at the expense of others.Most drug users hold down a job, pax taxes and get on just fine as productive members of society."Most drug users hold down a job, pax taxes and get on just fine as productive members of society." You are from which planet exactly??Justin666 wrote:
You are from which planet exactly??

Planet Earth. Yourself?
[quote][p][bold]Justin666[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Horridbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tricky1007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lisa401[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.[/p][/quote]Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled![/p][/quote]Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!![/p][/quote]Hard work! Most drug users are to lethargic and out of touch with reality to sweep the roads. Legalising it would mean more drug related accidents, more admitted to St Anne's and more child neglect with more women abused because they are out of their minds. Drug users are a drain on society and are simply committing slow suicide at the expense of others.[/p][/quote]Most drug users hold down a job, pax taxes and get on just fine as productive members of society.[/p][/quote][/p][/quote]"Most drug users hold down a job, pax taxes and get on just fine as productive members of society." You are from which planet exactly??[/p][/quote]Justin666 wrote: [quote] You are from which planet exactly??[/quote] Planet Earth. Yourself? Horridbloke
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2:27pm Thu 17 May 12

liveinhope says...

muscliffman wrote:
I am not comfortable with this, we saw similar in London recently.
The image is over the top and far too sinister, annonymous police or under cover terrorists? Spot the difference.
Para military style police kitted out exactly in the style of a futuristic movie, no identity numbers, faces hidden under (IRA style) balaclavas, fancy new metallic mega-pounds mercedes van.
There is more than a hint of big boys toys about the whole thing - and this theatrical Operation just happened to be laid on for the day the media and the Home Secretary were in Town for a Police conference?
The Police have a difficult job to do, but it should be discharged with the time honoured restraint and dignity the public expect. This exercise was not a game I trust, but it looked like it was dress up playtime - that is the problem.
I too am uncomfortable with the extreme right.

The one on the extreme right in this picture looks like the Robinsons golly in a hard hat.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: I am not comfortable with this, we saw similar in London recently. The image is over the top and far too sinister, annonymous police or under cover terrorists? Spot the difference. Para military style police kitted out exactly in the style of a futuristic movie, no identity numbers, faces hidden under (IRA style) balaclavas, fancy new metallic mega-pounds mercedes van. There is more than a hint of big boys toys about the whole thing - and this theatrical Operation just happened to be laid on for the day the media and the Home Secretary were in Town for a Police conference? The Police have a difficult job to do, but it should be discharged with the time honoured restraint and dignity the public expect. This exercise was not a game I trust, but it looked like it was dress up playtime - that is the problem.[/p][/quote]I too am uncomfortable with the extreme right. The one on the extreme right in this picture looks like the Robinsons golly in a hard hat. liveinhope
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2:38pm Thu 17 May 12

Wageslave says...

Can we be sure these confiscated guns will be MELTED DOWN and not just 'de-commissioned'.
Can we be sure these confiscated guns will be MELTED DOWN and not just 'de-commissioned'. Wageslave
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2:46pm Thu 17 May 12

portia6 says...

The world is getting smaller
and Miami Vice seems to be
getting near our shores!
The world is getting smaller and Miami Vice seems to be getting near our shores! portia6
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2:49pm Thu 17 May 12

mgibbs says...

muscliffman wrote:
I am not comfortable with this, we saw similar in London recently.
The image is over the top and far too sinister, annonymous police or under cover terrorists? Spot the difference.
Para military style police kitted out exactly in the style of a futuristic movie, no identity numbers, faces hidden under (IRA style) balaclavas, fancy new metallic mega-pounds mercedes van.
There is more than a hint of big boys toys about the whole thing - and this theatrical Operation just happened to be laid on for the day the media and the Home Secretary were in Town for a Police conference?
The Police have a difficult job to do, but it should be discharged with the time honoured restraint and dignity the public expect. This exercise was not a game I trust, but it looked like it was dress up playtime - that is the problem.
It is fairly obvious you know absolutely nothing about police procedures or equipment. The police officers involved will have visible identification on their uniform somewhere, probably on the front of their body armour. The balaclavas and goggles they wear, are not primarily to hide their identity, but to provide protection to their faces, they are made of Kevlar & Nomex, as are their gloves. How exactly would you like to see officers dressed & equipped when dealing with armed suspects? Would you like to go into a situation like that wearing only a stab vest, and armed with nothing more than a baton & CS spray? I know I wouldn't.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: I am not comfortable with this, we saw similar in London recently. The image is over the top and far too sinister, annonymous police or under cover terrorists? Spot the difference. Para military style police kitted out exactly in the style of a futuristic movie, no identity numbers, faces hidden under (IRA style) balaclavas, fancy new metallic mega-pounds mercedes van. There is more than a hint of big boys toys about the whole thing - and this theatrical Operation just happened to be laid on for the day the media and the Home Secretary were in Town for a Police conference? The Police have a difficult job to do, but it should be discharged with the time honoured restraint and dignity the public expect. This exercise was not a game I trust, but it looked like it was dress up playtime - that is the problem.[/p][/quote]It is fairly obvious you know absolutely nothing about police procedures or equipment. The police officers involved will have visible identification on their uniform somewhere, probably on the front of their body armour. The balaclavas and goggles they wear, are not primarily to hide their identity, but to provide protection to their faces, they are made of Kevlar & Nomex, as are their gloves. How exactly would you like to see officers dressed & equipped when dealing with armed suspects? Would you like to go into a situation like that wearing only a stab vest, and armed with nothing more than a baton & CS spray? I know I wouldn't. mgibbs
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3:06pm Thu 17 May 12

portia6 says...

The police have a difficult
dangerous job at the best of
times without them it would
be a case of every man for
himself, being vigilant is a good
way to protect ourselves.
The police have a difficult dangerous job at the best of times without them it would be a case of every man for himself, being vigilant is a good way to protect ourselves. portia6
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3:08pm Thu 17 May 12

O'Reilly says...

portia6 wrote:
The world is getting smaller
and Miami Vice seems to be
getting near our shores!
Crockett & Tubbs wouldn't have been seen dead in that gear, or Reagan's Sweeney mob. 'Giz a fag George.'
[quote][p][bold]portia6[/bold] wrote: The world is getting smaller and Miami Vice seems to be getting near our shores![/p][/quote]Crockett & Tubbs wouldn't have been seen dead in that gear, or Reagan's Sweeney mob. 'Giz a fag George.' O'Reilly
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3:15pm Thu 17 May 12

boscombewizard says...

Many drugs users live 'normal' lives, working and raising families. Alcohol use can be problematic. But it would be wrong to lump all 'alcohol users' together. Same with illegal drugs. There are those that use and those that abuse. This story isn't about drugs anyway. It's about guns. The Guns of Boscombe.
Many drugs users live 'normal' lives, working and raising families. Alcohol use can be problematic. But it would be wrong to lump all 'alcohol users' together. Same with illegal drugs. There are those that use and those that abuse. This story isn't about drugs anyway. It's about guns. The Guns of Boscombe. boscombewizard
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4:14pm Thu 17 May 12

lisa401 says...

Horridbloke wrote:
High Treason wrote:
tricky1007 wrote:
lisa401 wrote:
ashleycross wrote: Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.
Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled!
Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!!
Hard work! Most drug users are to lethargic and out of touch with reality to sweep the roads. Legalising it would mean more drug related accidents, more admitted to St Anne's and more child neglect with more women abused because they are out of their minds. Drug users are a drain on society and are simply committing slow suicide at the expense of others.
Most drug users hold down a job, pax taxes and get on just fine as productive members of society.
Absolutely. Many people prefer to subscribe to the idea that drug users or 'druggies' are those on the lower socio economic scale. Those who you see frequenting areas of Boscombe and living in bedsits. Such is the level of ignorance demonstrated when it comes to anything drug related. Of course there are people like that who use drugs, but equally there are high functioning people of high calibre in professional careers who use recreational drugs, but they have the means to support their habit. If drugs were legalised and controlled it wouldn't solve ALL drug related problems, but it would solve many. Alcohol is legal after all.

I do not usually give personal details when commenting on articles bur I am a qualified Pharmacist (working in the wholesale pharmaceutical industry) so I do have a wealth of knowledge about 'drugs' (including illegal substances).
[quote][p][bold]Horridbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tricky1007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lisa401[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.[/p][/quote]Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled![/p][/quote]Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!![/p][/quote]Hard work! Most drug users are to lethargic and out of touch with reality to sweep the roads. Legalising it would mean more drug related accidents, more admitted to St Anne's and more child neglect with more women abused because they are out of their minds. Drug users are a drain on society and are simply committing slow suicide at the expense of others.[/p][/quote]Most drug users hold down a job, pax taxes and get on just fine as productive members of society.[/p][/quote]Absolutely. Many people prefer to subscribe to the idea that drug users or 'druggies' are those on the lower socio economic scale. Those who you see frequenting areas of Boscombe and living in bedsits. Such is the level of ignorance demonstrated when it comes to anything drug related. Of course there are people like that who use drugs, but equally there are high functioning people of high calibre in professional careers who use recreational drugs, but they have the means to support their habit. If drugs were legalised and controlled it wouldn't solve ALL drug related problems, but it would solve many. Alcohol is legal after all. I do not usually give personal details when commenting on articles bur I am a qualified Pharmacist (working in the wholesale pharmaceutical industry) so I do have a wealth of knowledge about 'drugs' (including illegal substances). lisa401
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5:03pm Thu 17 May 12

s-pb2 says...

High Treason wrote:
tricky1007 wrote:
lisa401 wrote:
ashleycross wrote:
Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.
Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled!
Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!!
Hard work! Most drug users are to lethargic and out of touch with reality to sweep the roads. Legalising it would mean more drug related accidents, more admitted to St Anne's and more child neglect with more women abused because they are out of their minds. Drug users are a drain on society and are simply committing slow suicide at the expense of others.
Good point and would make the biggest growth industry in this country the NHS and childrens social services
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tricky1007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lisa401[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.[/p][/quote]Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled![/p][/quote]Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!![/p][/quote]Hard work! Most drug users are to lethargic and out of touch with reality to sweep the roads. Legalising it would mean more drug related accidents, more admitted to St Anne's and more child neglect with more women abused because they are out of their minds. Drug users are a drain on society and are simply committing slow suicide at the expense of others.[/p][/quote]Good point and would make the biggest growth industry in this country the NHS and childrens social services s-pb2
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5:47pm Thu 17 May 12

john in poole" says...

I would not trust a copper with a gun
I wouldn't trust him with a water pistol
I would be in the loft with the lodger shaking like a leaf.
I would not trust a copper with a gun I wouldn't trust him with a water pistol I would be in the loft with the lodger shaking like a leaf. john in poole"
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7:23pm Thu 17 May 12

Bournefre says...

Where in the article does it say anything about drugs other than that a neighbour thought the raid may have been something to do with drugs?
Where in the article does it say anything about drugs other than that a neighbour thought the raid may have been something to do with drugs? Bournefre
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7:54pm Thu 17 May 12

ben131297 says...

Is that a swastika on the front of that van??
Is that a swastika on the front of that van?? ben131297
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7:57pm Thu 17 May 12

O'Reilly says...

Bournefre wrote:
Where in the article does it say anything about drugs other than that a neighbour thought the raid may have been something to do with drugs?
Why are they all 'tooled' up, if it was just for drugs?
[quote][p][bold]Bournefre[/bold] wrote: Where in the article does it say anything about drugs other than that a neighbour thought the raid may have been something to do with drugs?[/p][/quote]Why are they all 'tooled' up, if it was just for drugs? O'Reilly
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8:08pm Thu 17 May 12

ben131297 says...

Are they Heckler & Koch guns??
German weapons in a German vehicle dresses like.... That's supposed to make us feel safe!!
Are they Heckler & Koch guns?? German weapons in a German vehicle dresses like.... That's supposed to make us feel safe!! ben131297
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8:28pm Thu 17 May 12

liveinhope says...

ben131297 wrote:
Are they Heckler & Koch guns??
German weapons in a German vehicle dresses like.... That's supposed to make us feel safe!!
Think of it as Homepride man meets the black and white minstrels. You'll feel much better
[quote][p][bold]ben131297[/bold] wrote: Are they Heckler & Koch guns?? German weapons in a German vehicle dresses like.... That's supposed to make us feel safe!![/p][/quote]Think of it as Homepride man meets the black and white minstrels. You'll feel much better liveinhope
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8:48pm Thu 17 May 12

Tom guy says...

Not sure if this is related but when I drove past there at the same time when this happened I seen the police had closed off the round, a person was laid flat on the floor and there was BLOOD everywhere, there was so much blood in fact I thought someone had been killed.

Police should learn full disclosure, and courts should relise that details should be released in the interest of these local community's.
Not sure if this is related but when I drove past there at the same time when this happened I seen the police had closed off the round, a person was laid flat on the floor and there was BLOOD everywhere, there was so much blood in fact I thought someone had been killed. Police should learn full disclosure, and courts should relise that details should be released in the interest of these local community's. Tom guy
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9:39pm Thu 17 May 12

renea says...

brilliant...lets all blame the police! How about we all go on the dole, get off our minds on god knows what and blame society, it would be easier than working for a living and we could all blame someone else for our choices!How about we all grow a pair and realise that the reason people make these idiotic lifestyle choices is because they want to and that they can rely on the bleeding heart brigade to say it is not there fault! seriously people ...get a grip!
brilliant...lets all blame the police! How about we all go on the dole, get off our minds on god knows what and blame society, it would be easier than working for a living and we could all blame someone else for our choices!How about we all grow a pair and realise that the reason people make these idiotic lifestyle choices is because they want to and that they can rely on the bleeding heart brigade to say it is not there fault! seriously people ...get a grip! renea
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10:32pm Thu 17 May 12

Benny Dorm says...

muscliffman says...
11:25am Thu 17 May 12

Firstly, the officers are not anonymous. They are wearing their warrant cards on their uniform which contain their photograph, name, rank & collar number. In fact you can see one of the officers wearing his warrant card on the photo above.

Secondly, they should be able to cover their faces. The fact that this photo was plastered all over the paper is total justification for their faces being covered. Armed officers should not be identified by having their faces splashed all over the papers, for the added protection of themselves and their families.
muscliffman says... 11:25am Thu 17 May 12 Firstly, the officers are not anonymous. They are wearing their warrant cards on their uniform which contain their photograph, name, rank & collar number. In fact you can see one of the officers wearing his warrant card on the photo above. Secondly, they should be able to cover their faces. The fact that this photo was plastered all over the paper is total justification for their faces being covered. Armed officers should not be identified by having their faces splashed all over the papers, for the added protection of themselves and their families. Benny Dorm
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6:36am Fri 18 May 12

tricky1007 says...

lisa401 wrote:
Horridbloke wrote:
High Treason wrote:
tricky1007 wrote:
lisa401 wrote:
ashleycross wrote: Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.
Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled!
Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!!
Hard work! Most drug users are to lethargic and out of touch with reality to sweep the roads. Legalising it would mean more drug related accidents, more admitted to St Anne's and more child neglect with more women abused because they are out of their minds. Drug users are a drain on society and are simply committing slow suicide at the expense of others.
Most drug users hold down a job, pax taxes and get on just fine as productive members of society.
Absolutely. Many people prefer to subscribe to the idea that drug users or 'druggies' are those on the lower socio economic scale. Those who you see frequenting areas of Boscombe and living in bedsits. Such is the level of ignorance demonstrated when it comes to anything drug related. Of course there are people like that who use drugs, but equally there are high functioning people of high calibre in professional careers who use recreational drugs, but they have the means to support their habit. If drugs were legalised and controlled it wouldn't solve ALL drug related problems, but it would solve many. Alcohol is legal after all.

I do not usually give personal details when commenting on articles bur I am a qualified Pharmacist (working in the wholesale pharmaceutical industry) so I do have a wealth of knowledge about 'drugs' (including illegal substances).
ok tell me how it would solve problems, and most problems are caused by the low life we see round Boscombe and other such areas. The way i see it if it was legalised recreational users could just get hold of it easier, but the low life would still need to steal to feed their habit. And what drugs would you legalise? all of them? because when people become hooked on drugs and want something stronger will you provide that as well, maybe something like Acetorphine which is used to tranqualise rhinos! Because the misuse of drugs is not solved by just legalising it, thats a very black & white way of looking at it. And yes alcohol is a drug to, and maybe one day that will be banned! but just because we already use one type of drug why should we allow another one to help hurt people
[quote][p][bold]lisa401[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Horridbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tricky1007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lisa401[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.[/p][/quote]Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled![/p][/quote]Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!![/p][/quote]Hard work! Most drug users are to lethargic and out of touch with reality to sweep the roads. Legalising it would mean more drug related accidents, more admitted to St Anne's and more child neglect with more women abused because they are out of their minds. Drug users are a drain on society and are simply committing slow suicide at the expense of others.[/p][/quote]Most drug users hold down a job, pax taxes and get on just fine as productive members of society.[/p][/quote]Absolutely. Many people prefer to subscribe to the idea that drug users or 'druggies' are those on the lower socio economic scale. Those who you see frequenting areas of Boscombe and living in bedsits. Such is the level of ignorance demonstrated when it comes to anything drug related. Of course there are people like that who use drugs, but equally there are high functioning people of high calibre in professional careers who use recreational drugs, but they have the means to support their habit. If drugs were legalised and controlled it wouldn't solve ALL drug related problems, but it would solve many. Alcohol is legal after all. I do not usually give personal details when commenting on articles bur I am a qualified Pharmacist (working in the wholesale pharmaceutical industry) so I do have a wealth of knowledge about 'drugs' (including illegal substances).[/p][/quote]ok tell me how it would solve problems, and most problems are caused by the low life we see round Boscombe and other such areas. The way i see it if it was legalised recreational users could just get hold of it easier, but the low life would still need to steal to feed their habit. And what drugs would you legalise? all of them? because when people become hooked on drugs and want something stronger will you provide that as well, maybe something like Acetorphine which is used to tranqualise rhinos! Because the misuse of drugs is not solved by just legalising it, thats a very black & white way of looking at it. And yes alcohol is a drug to, and maybe one day that will be banned! but just because we already use one type of drug why should we allow another one to help hurt people tricky1007
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6:48am Fri 18 May 12

EGHH says...

We live in the age of terrorism. The Police do not know what they will come up against so they need to have maximum impact. You should be grateful we don't live in Los Angeles where they use a police version of a military APC for their raids.
We live in the age of terrorism. The Police do not know what they will come up against so they need to have maximum impact. You should be grateful we don't live in Los Angeles where they use a police version of a military APC for their raids. EGHH
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9:57am Fri 18 May 12

X Old Bill says...

portia6 wrote:
The world is getting smaller
and Miami Vice seems to be
getting near our shores!
I have been to down-town Miami, and Fort Lauderdale where most of the series was shot.

I have also walked through the streets of Boscombe.

I felt so much safer in Florida!
[quote][p][bold]portia6[/bold] wrote: The world is getting smaller and Miami Vice seems to be getting near our shores![/p][/quote]I have been to down-town Miami, and Fort Lauderdale where most of the series was shot. I have also walked through the streets of Boscombe. I felt so much safer in Florida! X Old Bill
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10:15am Fri 18 May 12

lisa401 says...

tricky1007 wrote:
lisa401 wrote:
Horridbloke wrote:
High Treason wrote:
tricky1007 wrote:
lisa401 wrote:
ashleycross wrote: Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.
Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled!
Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!!
Hard work! Most drug users are to lethargic and out of touch with reality to sweep the roads. Legalising it would mean more drug related accidents, more admitted to St Anne's and more child neglect with more women abused because they are out of their minds. Drug users are a drain on society and are simply committing slow suicide at the expense of others.
Most drug users hold down a job, pax taxes and get on just fine as productive members of society.
Absolutely. Many people prefer to subscribe to the idea that drug users or 'druggies' are those on the lower socio economic scale. Those who you see frequenting areas of Boscombe and living in bedsits. Such is the level of ignorance demonstrated when it comes to anything drug related. Of course there are people like that who use drugs, but equally there are high functioning people of high calibre in professional careers who use recreational drugs, but they have the means to support their habit. If drugs were legalised and controlled it wouldn't solve ALL drug related problems, but it would solve many. Alcohol is legal after all.

I do not usually give personal details when commenting on articles bur I am a qualified Pharmacist (working in the wholesale pharmaceutical industry) so I do have a wealth of knowledge about 'drugs' (including illegal substances).
ok tell me how it would solve problems, and most problems are caused by the low life we see round Boscombe and other such areas. The way i see it if it was legalised recreational users could just get hold of it easier, but the low life would still need to steal to feed their habit. And what drugs would you legalise? all of them? because when people become hooked on drugs and want something stronger will you provide that as well, maybe something like Acetorphine which is used to tranqualise rhinos! Because the misuse of drugs is not solved by just legalising it, thats a very black & white way of looking at it. And yes alcohol is a drug to, and maybe one day that will be banned! but just because we already use one type of drug why should we allow another one to help hurt people
It wouldn't solve all the problems, but it would go some way into improving things. Of course people would still break the law to obtain drugs - as they do to obtain anything that they cannot get through legitimate means (i.e. robbery, mugging etc.) but it would cut the prices of drugs if they were legalised. Working in wholesale pharmaceuticals I KNOW the prices of drugs. If drugs were legalised tomorrow I'd open up a centre where people who want recreational drugs (i.e. cocaine) would come in, be weighed, have their blood pressure and heart rate monitored and the correct dose would then be administered. The prices would be considerably less than people pay on the street, AND the drugs would be 'pure' (as in lower toxicity) and less likely to cause serious problems. This is the way forward. The 'low life' as you call them, would be have 'low life' anyway, irrespective of drug use. There are always going to be under-achievers in any society.
[quote][p][bold]tricky1007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lisa401[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Horridbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tricky1007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lisa401[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.[/p][/quote]Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled![/p][/quote]Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!![/p][/quote]Hard work! Most drug users are to lethargic and out of touch with reality to sweep the roads. Legalising it would mean more drug related accidents, more admitted to St Anne's and more child neglect with more women abused because they are out of their minds. Drug users are a drain on society and are simply committing slow suicide at the expense of others.[/p][/quote]Most drug users hold down a job, pax taxes and get on just fine as productive members of society.[/p][/quote]Absolutely. Many people prefer to subscribe to the idea that drug users or 'druggies' are those on the lower socio economic scale. Those who you see frequenting areas of Boscombe and living in bedsits. Such is the level of ignorance demonstrated when it comes to anything drug related. Of course there are people like that who use drugs, but equally there are high functioning people of high calibre in professional careers who use recreational drugs, but they have the means to support their habit. If drugs were legalised and controlled it wouldn't solve ALL drug related problems, but it would solve many. Alcohol is legal after all. I do not usually give personal details when commenting on articles bur I am a qualified Pharmacist (working in the wholesale pharmaceutical industry) so I do have a wealth of knowledge about 'drugs' (including illegal substances).[/p][/quote]ok tell me how it would solve problems, and most problems are caused by the low life we see round Boscombe and other such areas. The way i see it if it was legalised recreational users could just get hold of it easier, but the low life would still need to steal to feed their habit. And what drugs would you legalise? all of them? because when people become hooked on drugs and want something stronger will you provide that as well, maybe something like Acetorphine which is used to tranqualise rhinos! Because the misuse of drugs is not solved by just legalising it, thats a very black & white way of looking at it. And yes alcohol is a drug to, and maybe one day that will be banned! but just because we already use one type of drug why should we allow another one to help hurt people[/p][/quote]It wouldn't solve all the problems, but it would go some way into improving things. Of course people would still break the law to obtain drugs - as they do to obtain anything that they cannot get through legitimate means (i.e. robbery, mugging etc.) but it would cut the prices of drugs if they were legalised. Working in wholesale pharmaceuticals I KNOW the prices of drugs. If drugs were legalised tomorrow I'd open up a centre where people who want recreational drugs (i.e. cocaine) would come in, be weighed, have their blood pressure and heart rate monitored and the correct dose would then be administered. The prices would be considerably less than people pay on the street, AND the drugs would be 'pure' (as in lower toxicity) and less likely to cause serious problems. This is the way forward. The 'low life' as you call them, would be have 'low life' anyway, irrespective of drug use. There are always going to be under-achievers in any society. lisa401
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1:24pm Fri 18 May 12

scrumpyjack says...

Saint&Sinner wrote:
This wasn't Gazza was it ? Wished Id have know cause I would have taken him a fishing rod, tent and some cooked chicken ... lol
lol
[quote][p][bold]Saint&Sinner[/bold] wrote: This wasn't Gazza was it ? Wished Id have know cause I would have taken him a fishing rod, tent and some cooked chicken ... lol[/p][/quote]lol scrumpyjack
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12:14am Sat 19 May 12

Tom guy says...

EGHH wrote:
We live in the age of terrorism. The Police do not know what they will come up against so they need to have maximum impact. You should be grateful we don't live in Los Angeles where they use a police version of a military APC for their raids.
Typical American brain washed by the Media, Do you know this isn't a post about terrorism? and just so you know 2804 in the US have died from acts of terror during 2000 - 2006 while 1.2million die from round accidents every year. pfft.
[quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: We live in the age of terrorism. The Police do not know what they will come up against so they need to have maximum impact. You should be grateful we don't live in Los Angeles where they use a police version of a military APC for their raids.[/p][/quote]Typical American brain washed by the Media, Do you know this isn't a post about terrorism? and just so you know 2804 in the US have died from acts of terror during 2000 - 2006 while 1.2million die from round accidents every year. pfft. Tom guy
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12:19am Sat 19 May 12

s-pb2 says...

lisa401 wrote:
tricky1007 wrote:
lisa401 wrote:
Horridbloke wrote:
High Treason wrote:
tricky1007 wrote:
lisa401 wrote:
ashleycross wrote: Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.
Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled!
Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!!
Hard work! Most drug users are to lethargic and out of touch with reality to sweep the roads. Legalising it would mean more drug related accidents, more admitted to St Anne's and more child neglect with more women abused because they are out of their minds. Drug users are a drain on society and are simply committing slow suicide at the expense of others.
Most drug users hold down a job, pax taxes and get on just fine as productive members of society.
Absolutely. Many people prefer to subscribe to the idea that drug users or 'druggies' are those on the lower socio economic scale. Those who you see frequenting areas of Boscombe and living in bedsits. Such is the level of ignorance demonstrated when it comes to anything drug related. Of course there are people like that who use drugs, but equally there are high functioning people of high calibre in professional careers who use recreational drugs, but they have the means to support their habit. If drugs were legalised and controlled it wouldn't solve ALL drug related problems, but it would solve many. Alcohol is legal after all.

I do not usually give personal details when commenting on articles bur I am a qualified Pharmacist (working in the wholesale pharmaceutical industry) so I do have a wealth of knowledge about 'drugs' (including illegal substances).
ok tell me how it would solve problems, and most problems are caused by the low life we see round Boscombe and other such areas. The way i see it if it was legalised recreational users could just get hold of it easier, but the low life would still need to steal to feed their habit. And what drugs would you legalise? all of them? because when people become hooked on drugs and want something stronger will you provide that as well, maybe something like Acetorphine which is used to tranqualise rhinos! Because the misuse of drugs is not solved by just legalising it, thats a very black & white way of looking at it. And yes alcohol is a drug to, and maybe one day that will be banned! but just because we already use one type of drug why should we allow another one to help hurt people
It wouldn't solve all the problems, but it would go some way into improving things. Of course people would still break the law to obtain drugs - as they do to obtain anything that they cannot get through legitimate means (i.e. robbery, mugging etc.) but it would cut the prices of drugs if they were legalised. Working in wholesale pharmaceuticals I KNOW the prices of drugs. If drugs were legalised tomorrow I'd open up a centre where people who want recreational drugs (i.e. cocaine) would come in, be weighed, have their blood pressure and heart rate monitored and the correct dose would then be administered. The prices would be considerably less than people pay on the street, AND the drugs would be 'pure' (as in lower toxicity) and less likely to cause serious problems. This is the way forward. The 'low life' as you call them, would be have 'low life' anyway, irrespective of drug use. There are always going to be under-achievers in any society.
I so disagree. OK drug dealing etc and the criminality that goes with it would be hardest hit, but what about all the other effects of people using more and more drugs legally? First, the strain on the NHS dealing with the number of drug related illnesses including the mental health departments. Secondly, the strain on the police dealing with more and more drug related incidents e.g. drug-driving, where non-users could suffer. Thirdly as local issue, would not improve areas such as Boscombe at all which would still have just as many rehab centres and 'repeat offenders'. Fourthly, and possibly most worryingly, the affect more readily available drugs would have on users loved ones. Im thinking in particular the children of users who would undoubtedly suffer more and more from neglect, thus putting ridiculous demands on our childrens social services, more council tax money would need to be diverted from other projects to fund the influx of suffering childern and thus there would be little growth in our communities due to lack of funds.
[quote][p][bold]lisa401[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tricky1007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lisa401[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Horridbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tricky1007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lisa401[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: Fantastic news. Even if you don't live in Boscombe the implications of drugs crime affects us all. The number of burglaries and amount of prostitution needed to fund a drug habit is astronomical and no matter how careful you are locking up your house or car someone whose body will go into withdrawal if they don't get their drugs that day is going to be pretty determined to get in.[/p][/quote]Yes, and that's why it should be legalised, licensed and controlled![/p][/quote]Yeah that would solve it cos when people had what they were entitled to they would just say fair enough no more for me! And the underground world of drug dealing would just go away, and the money required by people wanting drugs would be acquired by hard work not by stealing.... oh hold on!!![/p][/quote]Hard work! Most drug users are to lethargic and out of touch with reality to sweep the roads. Legalising it would mean more drug related accidents, more admitted to St Anne's and more child neglect with more women abused because they are out of their minds. Drug users are a drain on society and are simply committing slow suicide at the expense of others.[/p][/quote]Most drug users hold down a job, pax taxes and get on just fine as productive members of society.[/p][/quote]Absolutely. Many people prefer to subscribe to the idea that drug users or 'druggies' are those on the lower socio economic scale. Those who you see frequenting areas of Boscombe and living in bedsits. Such is the level of ignorance demonstrated when it comes to anything drug related. Of course there are people like that who use drugs, but equally there are high functioning people of high calibre in professional careers who use recreational drugs, but they have the means to support their habit. If drugs were legalised and controlled it wouldn't solve ALL drug related problems, but it would solve many. Alcohol is legal after all. I do not usually give personal details when commenting on articles bur I am a qualified Pharmacist (working in the wholesale pharmaceutical industry) so I do have a wealth of knowledge about 'drugs' (including illegal substances).[/p][/quote]ok tell me how it would solve problems, and most problems are caused by the low life we see round Boscombe and other such areas. The way i see it if it was legalised recreational users could just get hold of it easier, but the low life would still need to steal to feed their habit. And what drugs would you legalise? all of them? because when people become hooked on drugs and want something stronger will you provide that as well, maybe something like Acetorphine which is used to tranqualise rhinos! Because the misuse of drugs is not solved by just legalising it, thats a very black & white way of looking at it. And yes alcohol is a drug to, and maybe one day that will be banned! but just because we already use one type of drug why should we allow another one to help hurt people[/p][/quote]It wouldn't solve all the problems, but it would go some way into improving things. Of course people would still break the law to obtain drugs - as they do to obtain anything that they cannot get through legitimate means (i.e. robbery, mugging etc.) but it would cut the prices of drugs if they were legalised. Working in wholesale pharmaceuticals I KNOW the prices of drugs. If drugs were legalised tomorrow I'd open up a centre where people who want recreational drugs (i.e. cocaine) would come in, be weighed, have their blood pressure and heart rate monitored and the correct dose would then be administered. The prices would be considerably less than people pay on the street, AND the drugs would be 'pure' (as in lower toxicity) and less likely to cause serious problems. This is the way forward. The 'low life' as you call them, would be have 'low life' anyway, irrespective of drug use. There are always going to be under-achievers in any society.[/p][/quote]I so disagree. OK drug dealing etc and the criminality that goes with it would be hardest hit, but what about all the other effects of people using more and more drugs legally? First, the strain on the NHS dealing with the number of drug related illnesses including the mental health departments. Secondly, the strain on the police dealing with more and more drug related incidents e.g. drug-driving, where non-users could suffer. Thirdly as local issue, would not improve areas such as Boscombe at all which would still have just as many rehab centres and 'repeat offenders'. Fourthly, and possibly most worryingly, the affect more readily available drugs would have on users loved ones. Im thinking in particular the children of users who would undoubtedly suffer more and more from neglect, thus putting ridiculous demands on our childrens social services, more council tax money would need to be diverted from other projects to fund the influx of suffering childern and thus there would be little growth in our communities due to lack of funds. s-pb2
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12:30am Sat 19 May 12

Tom guy says...

Well torie supports and the general public who supported mutliple times to increase the prices on drink can share some of the blame on this increase, gateway drugs are now more appealing than every, they are cheaper than drink, even cocaine is cheaper than a night out in Bournemouth for a semi heavy user.

Whats funny is that police are never to be found in Boscombe, yet you go to Bournemouth on a night out and your be lucky if you don't see around 20 of them pinning one man down because they think hes drunk to much, good too see that people in this world have their priority right.

Also, You hardly ever see the police in big numbers compared to those in Bournemouth yet there is more serious crime in Boscombe, Seems police want the numbers of lesser crimes... All about meeting their targets these days..
Well torie supports and the general public who supported mutliple times to increase the prices on drink can share some of the blame on this increase, gateway drugs are now more appealing than every, they are cheaper than drink, even cocaine is cheaper than a night out in Bournemouth for a semi heavy user. Whats funny is that police are never to be found in Boscombe, yet you go to Bournemouth on a night out and your be lucky if you don't see around 20 of them pinning one man down because they think hes drunk to much, good too see that people in this world have their priority right. Also, You hardly ever see the police in big numbers compared to those in Bournemouth yet there is more serious crime in Boscombe, Seems police want the numbers of lesser crimes... All about meeting their targets these days.. Tom guy
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7:04am Sun 20 May 12

EGHH says...

Tom guy wrote:
EGHH wrote:
We live in the age of terrorism. The Police do not know what they will come up against so they need to have maximum impact. You should be grateful we don't live in Los Angeles where they use a police version of a military APC for their raids.
Typical American brain washed by the Media, Do you know this isn't a post about terrorism? and just so you know 2804 in the US have died from acts of terror during 2000 - 2006 while 1.2million die from round accidents every year. pfft.
Oh do get a life. You obviously live in a Dixon of Dock Green world. Ever worked or served in an area were terrorism was common place? I have it's called Northern Ireland! The guns were going to be used for crime or were they? It could have been an active terror cell planning an attack. The Police took the right action. Also every European Police force tactical units use "ski-masks" when on raids. And BTW I'm not American, another mistake by you!!!
[quote][p][bold]Tom guy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]EGHH[/bold] wrote: We live in the age of terrorism. The Police do not know what they will come up against so they need to have maximum impact. You should be grateful we don't live in Los Angeles where they use a police version of a military APC for their raids.[/p][/quote]Typical American brain washed by the Media, Do you know this isn't a post about terrorism? and just so you know 2804 in the US have died from acts of terror during 2000 - 2006 while 1.2million die from round accidents every year. pfft.[/p][/quote]Oh do get a life. You obviously live in a Dixon of Dock Green world. Ever worked or served in an area were terrorism was common place? I have it's called Northern Ireland! The guns were going to be used for crime or were they? It could have been an active terror cell planning an attack. The Police took the right action. Also every European Police force tactical units use "ski-masks" when on raids. And BTW I'm not American, another mistake by you!!! EGHH
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