Thursday, 2 February 2017

#CompoFace!

Little Arthur Cox was on his way home from nursery with his grandmother and older brother when he was hit and fell underneath a vehicle at the junction of Ferndale Road and Old Shoreham Road, Hove.
His grandmother Sharon Maher said she feared the worst as she looked on with Arthur's five-year-old brother Archie.
The driver did stop at the scene but Arthur's mother Emily Tingey is calling for him to come forward as he has not been seen since the toddler, who had been on his scooter, was taken to hospital for the night.
 How many names here? I'm losing track!
The 26-year-old said: "It's hard to think someone could knock down my baby and not ring to find out if he is alright.
"There has not been any contact from them and it could have been a whole lot worse."
Maybe this is a warning not to let granny mind the kids near the road?
A police spokesman said: "We are appealing for the driver of a car who stopped to assist a small boy who had been in collision with his vehicle in Hove to make himself known.
"The driver stopped and is reported to have called an ambulance, but a passer-by offered to drive the boy to hospital."
So can't you trace him via his phone number?

6 comments:

Bucko The Moose said...

I wonder why the police want him to come forward? If I was him, I'm not sure I would after reading that.

Anonymous said...

"So can't you trace him by his phone number?"
The short answer is 'No'.
The longer answer is that the call will be recorded by the emergency operator and the ambulance operator if the driver phoned 3 x 9 and, rightly or wrongly, that number is subject to the data protection act and can only be released with the permission of the caller. From experience, it's a hell of a job even for Police to try and obtain a caller's number unless the emergency call was to the Police as well as the ambulance service. Unless it involved a death or a major incident, it seems that one emergency service does not like sharing data protected information with another emergency service, even today.
Penseivat

DMM said...

Quite recently I've heard the operator passing on my number to the police during a 999 call.

Anonymous said...

DMM,
If you asked for the Police the operator would do that to try and identify the caller in case of hoax or silent calls to the emergency services. Otherwise, perhaps things have changed since my day.
Penseivat

Pcar said...


Little Arthur Cox was on his way home from nursery with his grandmother and older brother when he was playing on his scooter on a busy road, inevitably he was hit and fell underneath a vehicle at the junction of Ferndale Road and Old Shoreham Road, Hove.

His grandmother Sharon Maher said she feared the worst as she looked on with Arthur's five-year-old brother Archie and felt guilty for not preventing Arthur playing on a busy road. Sharon demanded children should stay on pavements to prevent RTAs and Gov't should prosecute and fine those who endanger children by not teaching them the Green Cross Code. Sharon also said the Tufty Club should be resumed

^ How it should be.

JuliaM said...

"If I was him, I'm not sure I would after reading that."

Quite!

"Unless it involved a death or a major incident, it seems that one emergency service does not like sharing data protected information with another emergency service, even today."

The same 'data protection' that stops shops sharing CCTV of shoplifters with other shops, no doubt...

"^ How it should be."

Amen! In a sane world.