A teenage gang went on the rampage last night stabbing a 13-year-old in an “unprovoked” attack and hitting another over the head with a bottle.So far, so 'yawn', but the next bit made me sit up:
In what some are saying is a territorial attack....Eh..? Is Walthamstow the Serengeti now?
Police have now stepped up high visibility patrols in the area...Perhaps they'd have come in handy before, rather than after?
Nah, that's obviously crazy talk...
Is Walthamstow the Serengeti now?
It may as well be - like other parts of london are like Somalia or Kurdistan or India or Pakistan etc etc.
Another load of 'lessons learned' by the Met (which they never seem to) and another example of closing the stable door etc.
Ranter- you got there before me; 'closing the stable door etc' or variants thereof, seems to be standard practice fot the Met these days.
It was going territorial some years ago probably following in the footsteps of New York and LA gangs rather than African tribal territorialism ( movie The Warriors).
Look out for pairs of laced up trainers (sneekers) hanging over telephone wires where they cross the street, these apparantly mark their territorial boundaries in the same way that dogs do by pissing up against the wall.
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