Mark Flewitt, councillor responsible for public protection in Southend, is demanding a curfew is imposed in York Road after two men were left in a serious condition following a double stabbing last week.York Road is notorious. It ought to be twinned with Mos Eisley Spaceport. And the instigator of this stabbing is probably from London. So a curfew makes no sense!
Why can't the police keep order, such that a curfew isn't necessary, anyway?
A mobile police station, which was set up to offer reassurance to concerned residents, was set alight on Saturday night./facepalm
He said details of the curfew, which would ban residents from leaving their homes during set times, will need to be finalised by Essex Police.
Mr Flewitt has asked Police and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst to support his request.I doubt even he's dim enough for this...! Seriously, who thinks a curfew is proportionate and reasonable?
Both men are expected to make a full recover (sic) but detectives are still hunting their attackers.
One of the victims was found outside a caravan which was raided by the drugs squad weeks earlier, leading to three arrests.
The Echo can reveal the caravan has now moved near Seaway car park, in Lucy Road, with police monitoring activity around it.Like they were monitoring their mobile station? Well, I'm reassured, aren't you?