Traffic brought to standstill by drivers' brawl

Traffic brought to standstill by drivers' brawl

Traffic brought to standstill by drivers' brawl

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TRAFFIC came to a standstill after two drivers got out of their cars and began brawling in the street.

Surprised motorists looked on as the cars on Harwich Road, near the junction with St Andrew’s Avenue, stopped.

Police were soon called and two men, both from Colchester, were arrested on suspicion of affray following the incident on Friday.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “Police attended an incident in Harwich Road following a call at about 3.30pm.

“Two vehicles had stopped in the road and two men were involved in an altercation.”

Officers called for an ambulance after one of the men suffered facial injuries, and he was treated for minor wounds at Colchester General Hospital.

Both men, aged 33 and 34, were later released with no further action after being questioned by police.

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9:27am Mon 6 Jan 14

mirokou says...

no further action? Talk about a louts charter..do what you want without fear of prosecution...
no further action? Talk about a louts charter..do what you want without fear of prosecution... mirokou
  • Score: 25

12:39pm Mon 6 Jan 14

meadowlady says...

and I expect we will all pay for the ambulance.
and I expect we will all pay for the ambulance. meadowlady
  • Score: 19

1:00pm Mon 6 Jan 14

All_talk_no_action says...

Take their licences away
Take their licences away All_talk_no_action
  • Score: 12

2:49pm Mon 6 Jan 14

angryman!!! says...

Don't agree about taking licenses away but surely fines are appropriate?
Don't agree about taking licenses away but surely fines are appropriate? angryman!!!
  • Score: 5

4:20pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

mirokou wrote:
no further action? Talk about a louts charter..do what you want without fear of prosecution...
Personally I'd rather not see court time taken up by two blokes who forgot how only they are for 5 minutes.
[quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: no further action? Talk about a louts charter..do what you want without fear of prosecution...[/p][/quote]Personally I'd rather not see court time taken up by two blokes who forgot how only they are for 5 minutes. Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: -12

7:29pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Suffolkcommuter says...

Wasn't me
Wasn't me Suffolkcommuter
  • Score: -10

10:01pm Mon 6 Jan 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

mirokou wrote:
no further action? Talk about a louts charter..do what you want without fear of prosecution...
Typical Police the know nothing do nothing brigade of keystones run by the crime fighting duo of Kavanagh & Alston!

The Commissioner is supposed to be a groomed individual of professional pedigree. Son of Essex Police Chief/Former Royal Naval Officer worked in Intelligence in Whitehall, cannot even remove basic scum off the streets.

Commissioner Alston are we returning to the heady days of Bunyard, when your father was deputy chief?

Quite shameful really.

Criminals Charter awaiting, welcome to the Thunderzone.
Fr crying out loud boys please get on with it or get out.
Stop twiddling your thumbs for your pensions.
[quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: no further action? Talk about a louts charter..do what you want without fear of prosecution...[/p][/quote]Typical Police the know nothing do nothing brigade of keystones run by the crime fighting duo of Kavanagh & Alston! The Commissioner is supposed to be a groomed individual of professional pedigree. Son of Essex Police Chief/Former Royal Naval Officer worked in Intelligence in Whitehall, cannot even remove basic scum off the streets. Commissioner Alston are we returning to the heady days of Bunyard, when your father was deputy chief? Quite shameful really. Criminals Charter awaiting, welcome to the Thunderzone. Fr crying out loud boys please get on with it or get out. Stop twiddling your thumbs for your pensions. A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 5

10:17am Tue 7 Jan 14

Red Tape 2 says...

As the traffic is normally at a standstill I'm surprised anyone noticed.....
As the traffic is normally at a standstill I'm surprised anyone noticed..... Red Tape 2
  • Score: 8

1:14pm Tue 7 Jan 14

FamouSam says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
mirokou wrote:
no further action? Talk about a louts charter..do what you want without fear of prosecution...
Typical Police the know nothing do nothing brigade of keystones run by the crime fighting duo of Kavanagh & Alston!

The Commissioner is supposed to be a groomed individual of professional pedigree. Son of Essex Police Chief/Former Royal Naval Officer worked in Intelligence in Whitehall, cannot even remove basic scum off the streets.

Commissioner Alston are we returning to the heady days of Bunyard, when your father was deputy chief?

Quite shameful really.

Criminals Charter awaiting, welcome to the Thunderzone.
Fr crying out loud boys please get on with it or get out.
Stop twiddling your thumbs for your pensions.
Crime figures at an all time low - I'd say they're doing a bloody good job.
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: no further action? Talk about a louts charter..do what you want without fear of prosecution...[/p][/quote]Typical Police the know nothing do nothing brigade of keystones run by the crime fighting duo of Kavanagh & Alston! The Commissioner is supposed to be a groomed individual of professional pedigree. Son of Essex Police Chief/Former Royal Naval Officer worked in Intelligence in Whitehall, cannot even remove basic scum off the streets. Commissioner Alston are we returning to the heady days of Bunyard, when your father was deputy chief? Quite shameful really. Criminals Charter awaiting, welcome to the Thunderzone. Fr crying out loud boys please get on with it or get out. Stop twiddling your thumbs for your pensions.[/p][/quote]Crime figures at an all time low - I'd say they're doing a bloody good job. FamouSam
  • Score: -2

4:18pm Wed 8 Jan 14

stevedawson says...

So assault is no longer a crime.
So assault is no longer a crime. stevedawson
  • Score: 3

2:24pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Heinz says...

Charging them with the offence for which they were arrested (affray) would be a good start. It's not difficult to prove.
Charging them with the offence for which they were arrested (affray) would be a good start. It's not difficult to prove. Heinz
  • Score: 3

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