This is a sentiment that many young people in the UK, and the world over, should be embracing.
We are appealing for witnesses after an 84-year-old man was assaulted and then robbed in his own home by three men in Hazelton Way, Cowplain at around 6pm yesterday, January 13.
It has been reported that one man entered his house by breaking in the back door while he was in his lounge watching television and sleeping.
The man has then tried to confuse the elderly gentleman by telling him to look at the damage and asking for £50.
Two other men then arrive and assault the elderly man, knocking him to the floor, before stealing his wallet.
Man 1 is described as:
Aged mid 20s
Short dark wavy hair
5 ft 6 in
Wearing a dark-coloured clothing and footwear
Man 2 is described as:
Aged mid 20s
Muscular stocky build
Dark curly hair
Wearing a black army style jacket and dark trousers and heavy boots
Man 3 is described as:
Aged mid 20s
5 ft 8 in
Wearing a dark bobble hat
Detective Constable Barry Martin from the Eastern Investigations Team said: “We are appealing to anyone who saw these males in the vicinity of Hazelton Way on Wednesday or anyone who recognises these descriptions.
“This is a despicable crime committed by three men who targeted an elderly man in his home. If anyone has any information about this incident please call 101 and quote 44160019000.”
RMS Number: 44160019000
Someone out there knows this animal.
Judge Peter Bowers has given the victims of burglars across the country a huge slap in the face with his comments, made during the trial of Richard Rochford.
Judge Bowers told him
It takes a huge amount of courage as far as I can see for someone to burgle somebody’s house. I wouldn’t have the nerve.
How out of touch is this idiot.
Just ask anyone who has returned home or awoken to find their home has been the target of a burglar. Ask them about their feelings. I am sure they will tell you about violation and desecration of their homes. I am pretty sure you will not find anyone to praise the courage of the burglar.
The judge’s job is to oversee and administer the law, to ensure that justice is done. What the victims of crime want is to see that justice is done.
Praising the criminals for their courage does not show justice at work.
Here is what the victims and their families think of Rochford and Judge Bowers
Rochford stole a wallet containing £500 of life savings when he raided the home of retired shipyard worker John Hopper, 73, and wife Vera, 71.
Daughter Sharon Hopper, 40, said: ‘I can’t believe what the judge said. What really took courage was my parents having to continue living in their house after he had invaded their privacy.
Rochford ransacked the home of Mark Clayton, 47, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and Bosnia. Mr Clayton said the judge made a ‘grave misjudgment’. He added: ‘Picking dead bodies up after they’ve been blown up, to go into that takes courage. Walking into someone’s house on an opportunistic whim and basically devastating someone’s life by taking things that man has worked so hard for all his life, and taking it away without a thought, isn’t courage.’
In May, he criticised sentencing guidelines that let first-time burglars escape with a ‘slap across the wrist’.But weeks later, he allowed a man with almost 80 crimes on his record to walk free for a burglary committed four days after his release from prison, telling the court: ‘I must be getting soft in my old age.’
I’m plagiarising the whole article from the news in order to help spread the word. We don’t need this sort of activity in Waterlooville.
POLICE have released an e-fit image of a teenage girl they want to speak to about an attack on a couple in Waterlooville.
An 18-year-old man was walking with woman through an alleyway from Stakes Hill Road to Purbrook Way when he was sprayed in the face by a teenage boy who was passing by with a teenage girl. Some of the spray also went in the woman’s face.
The girl is white, about 18 and has a boyish pixie haircut with dyed blonde hair. She was on a bicycle.
She also had arched and thin plucked eyebrows and at the time of the incident she had black eyeliner on both eyelids drawn to a point at the outside corners. The offender is white, of medium build with short, dark hair. Det Con Pete Budgen said: ‘This type of assault is thankfully rare. It was a mindless and unprovoked incident. The couple who sprayed the substance may have thought it was a joke, however the consequences could have been more serious.’
Anyone with information can call 101.
If the authorities know that 20% of the youth crime in Portsmouth is committed by just 6 children why are they still out on the streets ?
Instead of trying to redirect the little darlings, which costs money and leaves them on the streets to continue committing crime, why don’t we lock them up ?
It’s already costing Joe Public money to chase them down and persuade them of the error of their ways so lets just cut our losses. Lock them up. The shop keepers and their other victims will be able to relax. The reduction in shoplifting will allow the insurance premiums to come down and we will have cheaper goods to buy.
Seems like a win win situation.