Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Police: Tough On Gun Crime....

...unless it's, y'know, them doing it:
Three men who were arrested in Doncaster following the incident in Murton have been released without further action, said North Yorkshire Police.
A force spokesman said: “There was not enough evidence to pursue a prosecution. The case has been closed pending any further information coming to light.”
 Hmmm...
A police chief subsequently sought to reassure local residents they were not put at risk at any time, and also responded to a complaint by one villager that the crime was not initially publicised by North Yorkshire Police.
 Well, well, well....
Supt Lisa Winward, York Safer Neighbourhood Commander, said: “We are satisfied that this was an isolated incident which did not pose a threat to the wider community.”
It's OK, Lisa, love. We know just what you mean by that...

12 comments:

Ian B said...

I'm seriously beginning to wonder whether there are any real ones at all.

Mr. Morden said...

" . . . no fixed address . . . " That's a bit odd.

ivan said...

The 'no fixed address' tends to give the game away. Were they Irish or ...?

bobo said...

"....pellet wounds..'

Shotgun pellets or airgun pellets? Conflating airguns with 'firearms' again?

Anonymous said...

p-i-i-i-i-i-k-e-y-s!

A law unto themselves.

MTG said...

“We are satisfied that this was an isolated incident which did not pose a threat to the wider community.”

Gosh, the sagacity. Is this the same Lisa Winward with the Janet Street Porter orthodontics, presently undertaking a taxpayer funded crusade to the USA to discover herself? Well, there you go, Julia. Another breathtaking nugget from the Maxwell & Briggs pit.

The Blocked Dwarf said...

"suffered pellet wounds to his stomach and arm and was taken to hospital for treatment.

They said his injuries were not life-threatening "

Would indicate that this was an accident not an 'incident'. You know...'accident'..those things that used happened to everyone at times, no matter their skin colour nor faith nor gender, before our oh-so-enlightened times of Health And Safety, of Someone Must Be At Fault (and LIABLE!). You remember that thing we used to call 'Personal Responsibility'-like not walking infront of men firing guns.

Maybe the householder fired a warning shot that was a little too close for comfort, maybe they were all drunk and fooling around.

But the fact that the victim (?) got away with -in GSW terms- a bit of a sniffle seems to indicate that there was no 'intent', no 'murderous intent' on the part of the shooter cos a shotgun blast (assuming bobo isn't right) to the stomach will leave you shitting in a bag for the rest of your life...if you still have a life after.

Long and short, before Jaded gets here, the police investigated thoroughly as they have to when the 'gun' word is heard or even just thought of. They obviously found it was just a bunch of dingo's kidneys.

Ian Hills said...

Perhaps certain minority groups should be allowed to police themselves using their own well-established institutions, but only where all the parties in dispute belong to the same minority.

Whether it would be called unity in diversity or apartheid, I really couldn't give a damn.

Rightwinggit said...

Never mind, the Roma kill their opposition.

Sort that out, coppers.

JuliaM said...

"I'm seriously beginning to wonder whether there are any real ones at all."

You mean, police?

"Shotgun pellets or airgun pellets? Conflating airguns with 'firearms' again?"

To the media (and probably a lot of the police) there's no real difference.

"Would indicate that this was an accident not an 'incident'. "

Or a warning?

"Sort that out, coppers."

I can't wait...!

Anonymous said...

That's a bit personal Melvin.Has she been round to your house to warn you to stop writing to people in green ink?
Jaded

MTG said...

In the early hours, she is a constant tapper at my window, Jaded.

That bloody Lisa Winward...stark naked save for her ostomy belt; hanging on to the window cill and I could see her knuckles all white, saying Meffin, Meffin. You know how the ugly ones carry on.

(With acknowledgments to the late, great Peter Cook.)