The incredible moment a Colchester bookmakers was held-up by gunmen

Essex County Standard: Armed robbers raid bookmakers Armed robbers raid bookmakers

ARMED robbers have raided a bookmakers in Colchester.

A gunman and knife-wielding robber threatened staff at the Coral bookmakers at The Willows shopping precinct.

Armed police and a helicopter were called in to try and track them down but without success.

Police have released CCTV footage of the criminals and are urging anyone with information to contact them as soon as possible.

The incident took place at about 8.35pm yesterday.

They escaped with £180 in cash.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: "One of the men was armed with a knife and the other was carrying what appeared to be a handgun wrapped in a plastic bag."

Det Sgt Dan Jeffries said: "We want to hear from anyone who might have seen the two men hanging around before the robbery or running off a few minutes later.

"The thieves were both in their late teens or early 20s and of average height and build.

"Both were wearing scarves over their faces.

"One was wearing light-coloured zip-up hooded top and dark trousers and the other was in a dark hooded top and dark trousers.

"One of them was carrying an orange plastic bag.

"Although the men were wearing scarves in the betting shop we hope that they can be traced from the descriptions and CCTV image.”

Anyone with information should contact Det Sgt Jeffries or his colleagues at Colchester CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


 

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12:35pm Fri 3 Jan 14

creditcrunch2010 says...

Another advert for Colchester's growing lowlife crime wave.
Another advert for Colchester's growing lowlife crime wave. creditcrunch2010
  • Score: 12

1:15pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Hamiltonandy says...

No doubt they will get a caution as long as they said they regret it. If only the staff terrified by these thugs were allowed to suggest a more suitable deterrent punishment. But then generous provision of legal aid ensures the human rights of the criminal take priority over the traumatised victims.
No doubt they will get a caution as long as they said they regret it. If only the staff terrified by these thugs were allowed to suggest a more suitable deterrent punishment. But then generous provision of legal aid ensures the human rights of the criminal take priority over the traumatised victims. Hamiltonandy
  • Score: 15

1:40pm Fri 3 Jan 14

super waluigi says...

Hamiltonandy wrote:
No doubt they will get a caution as long as they said they regret it. If only the staff terrified by these thugs were allowed to suggest a more suitable deterrent punishment. But then generous provision of legal aid ensures the human rights of the criminal take priority over the traumatised victims.
What????
[quote][p][bold]Hamiltonandy[/bold] wrote: No doubt they will get a caution as long as they said they regret it. If only the staff terrified by these thugs were allowed to suggest a more suitable deterrent punishment. But then generous provision of legal aid ensures the human rights of the criminal take priority over the traumatised victims.[/p][/quote]What???? super waluigi
  • Score: -10

2:02pm Fri 3 Jan 14

creditcrunch2010 says...

super waluigi wrote:
Hamiltonandy wrote:
No doubt they will get a caution as long as they said they regret it. If only the staff terrified by these thugs were allowed to suggest a more suitable deterrent punishment. But then generous provision of legal aid ensures the human rights of the criminal take priority over the traumatised victims.
What????
In simple terms what Hamiltonandy is saying:
1) Crooks will get off lightly
2) Whilst victims are left traumatised
Trust this clarifies!!!
[quote][p][bold]super waluigi[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hamiltonandy[/bold] wrote: No doubt they will get a caution as long as they said they regret it. If only the staff terrified by these thugs were allowed to suggest a more suitable deterrent punishment. But then generous provision of legal aid ensures the human rights of the criminal take priority over the traumatised victims.[/p][/quote]What????[/p][/quote]In simple terms what Hamiltonandy is saying: 1) Crooks will get off lightly 2) Whilst victims are left traumatised Trust this clarifies!!! creditcrunch2010
  • Score: 22

2:55pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Mail Member 4 Colchester says...

Quite right Andy, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Somebody with a brain might note that armed raiders generally start on a minimum of around five years, but just like Andy, I prefer rumour, gossip, and media hysteria, to facts, as a means to form an opinion. So it's best to get really angry about low sentences, and further ignore facts that something like over 90 per cent of those in prison are inside for non-violent offences, or that our legal system locks up more people than anywhere else in western Europe.

And you can bet they were Romanian, or Bulgarians, these robbers. This sort of thing was always going to be the result of the invasion, and the Mail is being proved so right. It's why we've got all these floods right now, it's not the result of rising seas or rivers. No, it's simply the country is sinking under the weight of Bulgarian gangsters, putting us below sea level. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.
Quite right Andy, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Somebody with a brain might note that armed raiders generally start on a minimum of around five years, but just like Andy, I prefer rumour, gossip, and media hysteria, to facts, as a means to form an opinion. So it's best to get really angry about low sentences, and further ignore facts that something like over 90 per cent of those in prison are inside for non-violent offences, or that our legal system locks up more people than anywhere else in western Europe. And you can bet they were Romanian, or Bulgarians, these robbers. This sort of thing was always going to be the result of the invasion, and the Mail is being proved so right. It's why we've got all these floods right now, it's not the result of rising seas or rivers. No, it's simply the country is sinking under the weight of Bulgarian gangsters, putting us below sea level. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Mail Member 4 Colchester
  • Score: 29

4:41pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Danno113 says...

Mail Member 4 Colchester wrote:
Quite right Andy, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Somebody with a brain might note that armed raiders generally start on a minimum of around five years, but just like Andy, I prefer rumour, gossip, and media hysteria, to facts, as a means to form an opinion. So it's best to get really angry about low sentences, and further ignore facts that something like over 90 per cent of those in prison are inside for non-violent offences, or that our legal system locks up more people than anywhere else in western Europe.

And you can bet they were Romanian, or Bulgarians, these robbers. This sort of thing was always going to be the result of the invasion, and the Mail is being proved so right. It's why we've got all these floods right now, it's not the result of rising seas or rivers. No, it's simply the country is sinking under the weight of Bulgarian gangsters, putting us below sea level. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.
Possibly my favourite comment ever written on this site.
[quote][p][bold]Mail Member 4 Colchester[/bold] wrote: Quite right Andy, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Somebody with a brain might note that armed raiders generally start on a minimum of around five years, but just like Andy, I prefer rumour, gossip, and media hysteria, to facts, as a means to form an opinion. So it's best to get really angry about low sentences, and further ignore facts that something like over 90 per cent of those in prison are inside for non-violent offences, or that our legal system locks up more people than anywhere else in western Europe. And you can bet they were Romanian, or Bulgarians, these robbers. This sort of thing was always going to be the result of the invasion, and the Mail is being proved so right. It's why we've got all these floods right now, it's not the result of rising seas or rivers. No, it's simply the country is sinking under the weight of Bulgarian gangsters, putting us below sea level. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.[/p][/quote]Possibly my favourite comment ever written on this site. Danno113
  • Score: 20

6:24pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Mail Member 4 Colchester says...

Danno113 wrote:
Mail Member 4 Colchester wrote:
Quite right Andy, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Somebody with a brain might note that armed raiders generally start on a minimum of around five years, but just like Andy, I prefer rumour, gossip, and media hysteria, to facts, as a means to form an opinion. So it's best to get really angry about low sentences, and further ignore facts that something like over 90 per cent of those in prison are inside for non-violent offences, or that our legal system locks up more people than anywhere else in western Europe.

And you can bet they were Romanian, or Bulgarians, these robbers. This sort of thing was always going to be the result of the invasion, and the Mail is being proved so right. It's why we've got all these floods right now, it's not the result of rising seas or rivers. No, it's simply the country is sinking under the weight of Bulgarian gangsters, putting us below sea level. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.
Possibly my favourite comment ever written on this site.
Thanks, though I'm slightly concerned that of my 'thumbs up', these people (like you) are laughing with me, and at the likes of Andy Hamilton. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.
[quote][p][bold]Danno113[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mail Member 4 Colchester[/bold] wrote: Quite right Andy, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Somebody with a brain might note that armed raiders generally start on a minimum of around five years, but just like Andy, I prefer rumour, gossip, and media hysteria, to facts, as a means to form an opinion. So it's best to get really angry about low sentences, and further ignore facts that something like over 90 per cent of those in prison are inside for non-violent offences, or that our legal system locks up more people than anywhere else in western Europe. And you can bet they were Romanian, or Bulgarians, these robbers. This sort of thing was always going to be the result of the invasion, and the Mail is being proved so right. It's why we've got all these floods right now, it's not the result of rising seas or rivers. No, it's simply the country is sinking under the weight of Bulgarian gangsters, putting us below sea level. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.[/p][/quote]Possibly my favourite comment ever written on this site.[/p][/quote]Thanks, though I'm slightly concerned that of my 'thumbs up', these people (like you) are laughing with me, and at the likes of Andy Hamilton. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Mail Member 4 Colchester
  • Score: 0

7:07pm Fri 3 Jan 14

stevedawson says...

Good heavens.it takes all sorts.
Good heavens.it takes all sorts. stevedawson
  • Score: 0

7:16pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Mail Member 4 Colchester says...

stevedawson wrote:
Good heavens.it takes all sorts.
Ah, Steve, my absolute Gazette website hero. The man who was telling us how the Bulgaromanian crime wave had started last week, even before the politically correct, Marxist elite, had opened the flood gates.

Steve Dawson mad? You only have to look at him, to see he's as sane as I am.
Bah.
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: Good heavens.it takes all sorts.[/p][/quote]Ah, Steve, my absolute Gazette website hero. The man who was telling us how the Bulgaromanian crime wave had started last week, even before the politically correct, Marxist elite, had opened the flood gates. Steve Dawson mad? You only have to look at him, to see he's as sane as I am. Bah. Mail Member 4 Colchester
  • Score: -6

9:25pm Fri 3 Jan 14

stevedawson says...

Open the cage.
Open the cage. stevedawson
  • Score: -6

9:50pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Mail Member 4 Colchester says...

stevedawson wrote:
Open the cage.
I'm worried that Steve is joining in with all this bloody political correctness gone mad, stuff, to be fashionable. As Steve warned us before his cage had been opened, the cage had already been opened. Great Uncle Bulgaria is immigrant scum, as is Paddington. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: Open the cage.[/p][/quote]I'm worried that Steve is joining in with all this bloody political correctness gone mad, stuff, to be fashionable. As Steve warned us before his cage had been opened, the cage had already been opened. Great Uncle Bulgaria is immigrant scum, as is Paddington. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Mail Member 4 Colchester
  • Score: -4

11:08pm Fri 3 Jan 14

super waluigi says...

Mail Member 4 Colchester wrote:
Quite right Andy, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Somebody with a brain might note that armed raiders generally start on a minimum of around five years, but just like Andy, I prefer rumour, gossip, and media hysteria, to facts, as a means to form an opinion. So it's best to get really angry about low sentences, and further ignore facts that something like over 90 per cent of those in prison are inside for non-violent offences, or that our legal system locks up more people than anywhere else in western Europe.

And you can bet they were Romanian, or Bulgarians, these robbers. This sort of thing was always going to be the result of the invasion, and the Mail is being proved so right. It's why we've got all these floods right now, it's not the result of rising seas or rivers. No, it's simply the country is sinking under the weight of Bulgarian gangsters, putting us below sea level. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.
Idiot.




Simple........
[quote][p][bold]Mail Member 4 Colchester[/bold] wrote: Quite right Andy, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Somebody with a brain might note that armed raiders generally start on a minimum of around five years, but just like Andy, I prefer rumour, gossip, and media hysteria, to facts, as a means to form an opinion. So it's best to get really angry about low sentences, and further ignore facts that something like over 90 per cent of those in prison are inside for non-violent offences, or that our legal system locks up more people than anywhere else in western Europe. And you can bet they were Romanian, or Bulgarians, these robbers. This sort of thing was always going to be the result of the invasion, and the Mail is being proved so right. It's why we've got all these floods right now, it's not the result of rising seas or rivers. No, it's simply the country is sinking under the weight of Bulgarian gangsters, putting us below sea level. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.[/p][/quote]Idiot. Simple........ super waluigi
  • Score: -10

1:24am Sat 4 Jan 14

Boris says...

Mail Member 4 Colchester wrote:
Danno113 wrote:
Mail Member 4 Colchester wrote:
Quite right Andy, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Somebody with a brain might note that armed raiders generally start on a minimum of around five years, but just like Andy, I prefer rumour, gossip, and media hysteria, to facts, as a means to form an opinion. So it's best to get really angry about low sentences, and further ignore facts that something like over 90 per cent of those in prison are inside for non-violent offences, or that our legal system locks up more people than anywhere else in western Europe.

And you can bet they were Romanian, or Bulgarians, these robbers. This sort of thing was always going to be the result of the invasion, and the Mail is being proved so right. It's why we've got all these floods right now, it's not the result of rising seas or rivers. No, it's simply the country is sinking under the weight of Bulgarian gangsters, putting us below sea level. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.
Possibly my favourite comment ever written on this site.
Thanks, though I'm slightly concerned that of my 'thumbs up', these people (like you) are laughing with me, and at the likes of Andy Hamilton. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.
MM4, I think people are finally getting to understand what you are on about, and that is why quite a few of us, like Danno, are giving you our thumbs-ups. I hope you will not let popularity put you off.
Happy New Year to you and all who contribute to these discussions.
[quote][p][bold]Mail Member 4 Colchester[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danno113[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mail Member 4 Colchester[/bold] wrote: Quite right Andy, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Somebody with a brain might note that armed raiders generally start on a minimum of around five years, but just like Andy, I prefer rumour, gossip, and media hysteria, to facts, as a means to form an opinion. So it's best to get really angry about low sentences, and further ignore facts that something like over 90 per cent of those in prison are inside for non-violent offences, or that our legal system locks up more people than anywhere else in western Europe. And you can bet they were Romanian, or Bulgarians, these robbers. This sort of thing was always going to be the result of the invasion, and the Mail is being proved so right. It's why we've got all these floods right now, it's not the result of rising seas or rivers. No, it's simply the country is sinking under the weight of Bulgarian gangsters, putting us below sea level. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.[/p][/quote]Possibly my favourite comment ever written on this site.[/p][/quote]Thanks, though I'm slightly concerned that of my 'thumbs up', these people (like you) are laughing with me, and at the likes of Andy Hamilton. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.[/p][/quote]MM4, I think people are finally getting to understand what you are on about, and that is why quite a few of us, like Danno, are giving you our thumbs-ups. I hope you will not let popularity put you off. Happy New Year to you and all who contribute to these discussions. Boris
  • Score: 3

2:11pm Sat 4 Jan 14

cynicalsubber says...

MM4 is my favourite poster. I especially love it when the people he parodies think he's supporting them...

As to this robbery... seriously, a lot of crime in this and the Clacton area lately has been committed by Londoners on a day trip out. Is there really that much chance of catching them?
MM4 is my favourite poster. I especially love it when the people he parodies think he's supporting them... As to this robbery... seriously, a lot of crime in this and the Clacton area lately has been committed by Londoners on a day trip out. Is there really that much chance of catching them? cynicalsubber
  • Score: 2

10:13am Sun 5 Jan 14

LeQueen says...

Minimum sentence for Armed Robbery is 12 Months custody. They'll be out in 6 months. We might have a legal system in this country but we don't have a justice system
Minimum sentence for Armed Robbery is 12 Months custody. They'll be out in 6 months. We might have a legal system in this country but we don't have a justice system LeQueen
  • Score: 3

1:30pm Sun 5 Jan 14

the mighty wah says...

why does this shop not have a bandit screen when they have single female staff manning the shop after dark?
why does this shop not have a bandit screen when they have single female staff manning the shop after dark? the mighty wah
  • Score: 0

3:20pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Mail Member 4 Colchester says...

Boris wrote:
Mail Member 4 Colchester wrote:
Danno113 wrote:
Mail Member 4 Colchester wrote:
Quite right Andy, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Somebody with a brain might note that armed raiders generally start on a minimum of around five years, but just like Andy, I prefer rumour, gossip, and media hysteria, to facts, as a means to form an opinion. So it's best to get really angry about low sentences, and further ignore facts that something like over 90 per cent of those in prison are inside for non-violent offences, or that our legal system locks up more people than anywhere else in western Europe.

And you can bet they were Romanian, or Bulgarians, these robbers. This sort of thing was always going to be the result of the invasion, and the Mail is being proved so right. It's why we've got all these floods right now, it's not the result of rising seas or rivers. No, it's simply the country is sinking under the weight of Bulgarian gangsters, putting us below sea level. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.
Possibly my favourite comment ever written on this site.
Thanks, though I'm slightly concerned that of my 'thumbs up', these people (like you) are laughing with me, and at the likes of Andy Hamilton. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.
MM4, I think people are finally getting to understand what you are on about, and that is why quite a few of us, like Danno, are giving you our thumbs-ups. I hope you will not let popularity put you off.
Happy New Year to you and all who contribute to these discussions.
Thank-you, Boris, and a happy new year to you. I'm not sure everybody quite gets it (Super?), but I've tried rational argument with the average sort of person to be found on local paper websites, and it seems a waste of time (though all respect to the very occasional sane posters, such as yourself). But I tire of trying to explain to somebody like LeQueen that a minimum sentence is just that, and not an average one, or that if you really want something to worry about as to whether these guys face justice, worry about cuts and privatisation, which even the police are facing right now. How many criminals will elude capture, because the police lack resources?

Crime is an area like benefits, and immigration, where a right-wing media seeks to promote alarm and scare its readers witless. Unfortunately, the fact that Andy Hamilton's stupid assertion about a 'caution' (a comment with no basis in actual reality), has gained twelve thumbs up, rather suggests there's a lot of very mad, very stupid, brainwashed, morons about, walking around in a Mail/Express/Scum induced state of fear.

Anyway, signing off for the rational me. Next time I'll be back to out crazy the crazies!
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mail Member 4 Colchester[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danno113[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mail Member 4 Colchester[/bold] wrote: Quite right Andy, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Somebody with a brain might note that armed raiders generally start on a minimum of around five years, but just like Andy, I prefer rumour, gossip, and media hysteria, to facts, as a means to form an opinion. So it's best to get really angry about low sentences, and further ignore facts that something like over 90 per cent of those in prison are inside for non-violent offences, or that our legal system locks up more people than anywhere else in western Europe. And you can bet they were Romanian, or Bulgarians, these robbers. This sort of thing was always going to be the result of the invasion, and the Mail is being proved so right. It's why we've got all these floods right now, it's not the result of rising seas or rivers. No, it's simply the country is sinking under the weight of Bulgarian gangsters, putting us below sea level. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.[/p][/quote]Possibly my favourite comment ever written on this site.[/p][/quote]Thanks, though I'm slightly concerned that of my 'thumbs up', these people (like you) are laughing with me, and at the likes of Andy Hamilton. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.[/p][/quote]MM4, I think people are finally getting to understand what you are on about, and that is why quite a few of us, like Danno, are giving you our thumbs-ups. I hope you will not let popularity put you off. Happy New Year to you and all who contribute to these discussions.[/p][/quote]Thank-you, Boris, and a happy new year to you. I'm not sure everybody quite gets it (Super?), but I've tried rational argument with the average sort of person to be found on local paper websites, and it seems a waste of time (though all respect to the very occasional sane posters, such as yourself). But I tire of trying to explain to somebody like LeQueen that a minimum sentence is just that, and not an average one, or that if you really want something to worry about as to whether these guys face justice, worry about cuts and privatisation, which even the police are facing right now. How many criminals will elude capture, because the police lack resources? Crime is an area like benefits, and immigration, where a right-wing media seeks to promote alarm and scare its readers witless. Unfortunately, the fact that Andy Hamilton's stupid assertion about a 'caution' (a comment with no basis in actual reality), has gained twelve thumbs up, rather suggests there's a lot of very mad, very stupid, brainwashed, morons about, walking around in a Mail/Express/Scum induced state of fear. Anyway, signing off for the rational me. Next time I'll be back to out crazy the crazies! Mail Member 4 Colchester
  • Score: 4

4:50pm Sun 5 Jan 14

clacton citizen says...

Mail Member 4 Colchester wrote:
Boris wrote:
Mail Member 4 Colchester wrote:
Danno113 wrote:
Mail Member 4 Colchester wrote:
Quite right Andy, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Somebody with a brain might note that armed raiders generally start on a minimum of around five years, but just like Andy, I prefer rumour, gossip, and media hysteria, to facts, as a means to form an opinion. So it's best to get really angry about low sentences, and further ignore facts that something like over 90 per cent of those in prison are inside for non-violent offences, or that our legal system locks up more people than anywhere else in western Europe.

And you can bet they were Romanian, or Bulgarians, these robbers. This sort of thing was always going to be the result of the invasion, and the Mail is being proved so right. It's why we've got all these floods right now, it's not the result of rising seas or rivers. No, it's simply the country is sinking under the weight of Bulgarian gangsters, putting us below sea level. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.
Possibly my favourite comment ever written on this site.
Thanks, though I'm slightly concerned that of my 'thumbs up', these people (like you) are laughing with me, and at the likes of Andy Hamilton. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.
MM4, I think people are finally getting to understand what you are on about, and that is why quite a few of us, like Danno, are giving you our thumbs-ups. I hope you will not let popularity put you off.
Happy New Year to you and all who contribute to these discussions.
Thank-you, Boris, and a happy new year to you. I'm not sure everybody quite gets it (Super?), but I've tried rational argument with the average sort of person to be found on local paper websites, and it seems a waste of time (though all respect to the very occasional sane posters, such as yourself). But I tire of trying to explain to somebody like LeQueen that a minimum sentence is just that, and not an average one, or that if you really want something to worry about as to whether these guys face justice, worry about cuts and privatisation, which even the police are facing right now. How many criminals will elude capture, because the police lack resources?

Crime is an area like benefits, and immigration, where a right-wing media seeks to promote alarm and scare its readers witless. Unfortunately, the fact that Andy Hamilton's stupid assertion about a 'caution' (a comment with no basis in actual reality), has gained twelve thumbs up, rather suggests there's a lot of very mad, very stupid, brainwashed, morons about, walking around in a Mail/Express/Scum induced state of fear.

Anyway, signing off for the rational me. Next time I'll be back to out crazy the crazies!
Clacton once was a very pleasant place to live , that was until it became infested with immigrants and London mobsters.
[quote][p][bold]Mail Member 4 Colchester[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mail Member 4 Colchester[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danno113[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mail Member 4 Colchester[/bold] wrote: Quite right Andy, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Somebody with a brain might note that armed raiders generally start on a minimum of around five years, but just like Andy, I prefer rumour, gossip, and media hysteria, to facts, as a means to form an opinion. So it's best to get really angry about low sentences, and further ignore facts that something like over 90 per cent of those in prison are inside for non-violent offences, or that our legal system locks up more people than anywhere else in western Europe. And you can bet they were Romanian, or Bulgarians, these robbers. This sort of thing was always going to be the result of the invasion, and the Mail is being proved so right. It's why we've got all these floods right now, it's not the result of rising seas or rivers. No, it's simply the country is sinking under the weight of Bulgarian gangsters, putting us below sea level. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.[/p][/quote]Possibly my favourite comment ever written on this site.[/p][/quote]Thanks, though I'm slightly concerned that of my 'thumbs up', these people (like you) are laughing with me, and at the likes of Andy Hamilton. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.[/p][/quote]MM4, I think people are finally getting to understand what you are on about, and that is why quite a few of us, like Danno, are giving you our thumbs-ups. I hope you will not let popularity put you off. Happy New Year to you and all who contribute to these discussions.[/p][/quote]Thank-you, Boris, and a happy new year to you. I'm not sure everybody quite gets it (Super?), but I've tried rational argument with the average sort of person to be found on local paper websites, and it seems a waste of time (though all respect to the very occasional sane posters, such as yourself). But I tire of trying to explain to somebody like LeQueen that a minimum sentence is just that, and not an average one, or that if you really want something to worry about as to whether these guys face justice, worry about cuts and privatisation, which even the police are facing right now. How many criminals will elude capture, because the police lack resources? Crime is an area like benefits, and immigration, where a right-wing media seeks to promote alarm and scare its readers witless. Unfortunately, the fact that Andy Hamilton's stupid assertion about a 'caution' (a comment with no basis in actual reality), has gained twelve thumbs up, rather suggests there's a lot of very mad, very stupid, brainwashed, morons about, walking around in a Mail/Express/Scum induced state of fear. Anyway, signing off for the rational me. Next time I'll be back to out crazy the crazies![/p][/quote]Clacton once was a very pleasant place to live , that was until it became infested with immigrants and London mobsters. clacton citizen
  • Score: -1

6:20pm Sun 5 Jan 14

Mail Member 4 Colchester says...

clacton citizen wrote:
Mail Member 4 Colchester wrote:
Boris wrote:
Mail Member 4 Colchester wrote:
Danno113 wrote:
Mail Member 4 Colchester wrote:
Quite right Andy, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Somebody with a brain might note that armed raiders generally start on a minimum of around five years, but just like Andy, I prefer rumour, gossip, and media hysteria, to facts, as a means to form an opinion. So it's best to get really angry about low sentences, and further ignore facts that something like over 90 per cent of those in prison are inside for non-violent offences, or that our legal system locks up more people than anywhere else in western Europe.

And you can bet they were Romanian, or Bulgarians, these robbers. This sort of thing was always going to be the result of the invasion, and the Mail is being proved so right. It's why we've got all these floods right now, it's not the result of rising seas or rivers. No, it's simply the country is sinking under the weight of Bulgarian gangsters, putting us below sea level. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.
Possibly my favourite comment ever written on this site.
Thanks, though I'm slightly concerned that of my 'thumbs up', these people (like you) are laughing with me, and at the likes of Andy Hamilton. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.
MM4, I think people are finally getting to understand what you are on about, and that is why quite a few of us, like Danno, are giving you our thumbs-ups. I hope you will not let popularity put you off.
Happy New Year to you and all who contribute to these discussions.
Thank-you, Boris, and a happy new year to you. I'm not sure everybody quite gets it (Super?), but I've tried rational argument with the average sort of person to be found on local paper websites, and it seems a waste of time (though all respect to the very occasional sane posters, such as yourself). But I tire of trying to explain to somebody like LeQueen that a minimum sentence is just that, and not an average one, or that if you really want something to worry about as to whether these guys face justice, worry about cuts and privatisation, which even the police are facing right now. How many criminals will elude capture, because the police lack resources?

Crime is an area like benefits, and immigration, where a right-wing media seeks to promote alarm and scare its readers witless. Unfortunately, the fact that Andy Hamilton's stupid assertion about a 'caution' (a comment with no basis in actual reality), has gained twelve thumbs up, rather suggests there's a lot of very mad, very stupid, brainwashed, morons about, walking around in a Mail/Express/Scum induced state of fear.

Anyway, signing off for the rational me. Next time I'll be back to out crazy the crazies!
Clacton once was a very pleasant place to live , that was until it became infested with immigrants and London mobsters.
Well said Clacton Citizen, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. The article might be about an armed robbery in Colchester, but why let that stop us moaning about all the foreigners in Clacton? I was in Clacton only yesterday, and I couldn't move for all the Romanians, and Bulgarians. They're forcing the place into the sea, with a real potential that these aliens won't be the only flood. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.
[quote][p][bold]clacton citizen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mail Member 4 Colchester[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mail Member 4 Colchester[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Danno113[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mail Member 4 Colchester[/bold] wrote: Quite right Andy, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Somebody with a brain might note that armed raiders generally start on a minimum of around five years, but just like Andy, I prefer rumour, gossip, and media hysteria, to facts, as a means to form an opinion. So it's best to get really angry about low sentences, and further ignore facts that something like over 90 per cent of those in prison are inside for non-violent offences, or that our legal system locks up more people than anywhere else in western Europe. And you can bet they were Romanian, or Bulgarians, these robbers. This sort of thing was always going to be the result of the invasion, and the Mail is being proved so right. It's why we've got all these floods right now, it's not the result of rising seas or rivers. No, it's simply the country is sinking under the weight of Bulgarian gangsters, putting us below sea level. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.[/p][/quote]Possibly my favourite comment ever written on this site.[/p][/quote]Thanks, though I'm slightly concerned that of my 'thumbs up', these people (like you) are laughing with me, and at the likes of Andy Hamilton. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is.[/p][/quote]MM4, I think people are finally getting to understand what you are on about, and that is why quite a few of us, like Danno, are giving you our thumbs-ups. I hope you will not let popularity put you off. Happy New Year to you and all who contribute to these discussions.[/p][/quote]Thank-you, Boris, and a happy new year to you. I'm not sure everybody quite gets it (Super?), but I've tried rational argument with the average sort of person to be found on local paper websites, and it seems a waste of time (though all respect to the very occasional sane posters, such as yourself). But I tire of trying to explain to somebody like LeQueen that a minimum sentence is just that, and not an average one, or that if you really want something to worry about as to whether these guys face justice, worry about cuts and privatisation, which even the police are facing right now. How many criminals will elude capture, because the police lack resources? Crime is an area like benefits, and immigration, where a right-wing media seeks to promote alarm and scare its readers witless. Unfortunately, the fact that Andy Hamilton's stupid assertion about a 'caution' (a comment with no basis in actual reality), has gained twelve thumbs up, rather suggests there's a lot of very mad, very stupid, brainwashed, morons about, walking around in a Mail/Express/Scum induced state of fear. Anyway, signing off for the rational me. Next time I'll be back to out crazy the crazies![/p][/quote]Clacton once was a very pleasant place to live , that was until it became infested with immigrants and London mobsters.[/p][/quote]Well said Clacton Citizen, it's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. The article might be about an armed robbery in Colchester, but why let that stop us moaning about all the foreigners in Clacton? I was in Clacton only yesterday, and I couldn't move for all the Romanians, and Bulgarians. They're forcing the place into the sea, with a real potential that these aliens won't be the only flood. It's bloody political correctness gone mad, is what it is. Mail Member 4 Colchester
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