Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Really, Martin? Surely A Triumph Of Hope Over Expectation…

The travellers arrived at Garon Park, in Eastern Avenue, just days before the park hosts Cancer Research UK’s 5K Race for Life, where 2,000 women are expected to take part.
The Echo went down to the park to ask the travellers whether they would be moving on before the big event, which organisers were hurriedly having to re-route. However, our reporter was held hostage and told he would be attacked if he tried to leave. The travellers also demanded we deleted our pictures and only released him when the police turned up.
Our reporter, who we are not naming, said: “They said if I walked away they would run after me and attack me.”
Threats to assault & kidnap? I wonder what the police did…
Southend’s top police officer, Ch Insp Simon Anslow, said officers had spoken to the travellers.
He said: “We were aware of the potential for the travellers to disrupt the Race for Life and were down at the scene on Wednesday night to make them aware of the impact they would have.
“The response to our officers was very positive, with them saying they wouldn’t want to disrupt the race and that they would leave that evening. The site is not council owned property, so we have been in discussion with a different landowner who needs to serve notice on them to leave.”
Ah. Right. Of course. Nothing.
Martin Terry, Southend councillor responsible for public protection said: “This type of behaviour is completely unacceptable. “This is not council land, so it is a civil matter. But I would have expected a robust response from police over the way the reporter was treated.”
Ha ha ha ha ha!

Oh, wait. You’re not joking?


Robert the Biker said...

Converstion as run by me;
"you fuckers have ten minutes to be gone and take your shit with you"
"You and what army?"
*Points to double line of tooled bikers coming over the hill*
"That would be THAT one"

Also, civil power can call on the military; A couple of squads of bored infantrymen would soon clear them, our soldiers are GOOD, they don't need to be NICE.

MTG said...

Reassuring to see the process of social influence so evident in effective group leadership.

Furor Teutonicus said...

Robert the Biker. Every year a certain place on the Wirral, in Cheshire (NO MATTER HOW MUCH they try and tell the locals they are "Merseyside!!" It will ALLWAYS be CHESHIRE!), there was/is(?) an invasion of Irish Tink scum.

It normally lasts about a week to two weeks.

Pubs unusable due to this detritus. Local park like the toilet block at Woodstock, burglarys, you get the idea.

THEN someone had the idea....(Ahemmm) to contact the local Police "help line" and "inform" them, that they had heard from a few reliable sources, that a load of lads were coming down from Liverpool, and Manchester with shotguns, to "sort the scum out, and teach them a lesson in manners."

The Pikeys were gone before day break.

1990, when I recall correctly.

JuliaM said...

"....our soldiers are GOOD, they don't need to be NICE."

I wish that were true, but...

"1990, when I recall correctly."

The last good day of the police force..