Man stabbed in Southend in stable but critical condition

Echo: Man stabbed in Southend in stable but critical condition Man stabbed in Southend in stable but critical condition

THE man who was stabbed early on Sunday morning in Southend town centre is in a stable but critical condition in hospital.

The 24-year-old from Rayleigh was stabbed in the abdomen around 2am near the Slug and Lettuce bar in Southchurch Road.

A police spokesman said today: “We are still trying to understand the motive behind this attack.”

The knife used in the attack has still not been found.

Anyone with information in connection about the stabbing is asked to contact detectives at Southend police station on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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2:10pm Mon 17 Mar 14

emcee says...

So the policy on eliminating knife crime is working well then... NOT.
Trouble is, as police are still using cautions as an easy option to increase crime reduction figures and whilst judges pass down very lenient sentences that do not suit the crime (when the police or CPS actually decide to prosecute) then violent crime such as knife crime will only increase. There simply is no deterrant. There have been quite a few instances of knife crimes in the Southend area reported in the Echo over recent weeks, more than "normal" it seems. Surely, the police and justice system cannot be so ignorant to assume everything is OK? Maybe, they do.
So the policy on eliminating knife crime is working well then... NOT. Trouble is, as police are still using cautions as an easy option to increase crime reduction figures and whilst judges pass down very lenient sentences that do not suit the crime (when the police or CPS actually decide to prosecute) then violent crime such as knife crime will only increase. There simply is no deterrant. There have been quite a few instances of knife crimes in the Southend area reported in the Echo over recent weeks, more than "normal" it seems. Surely, the police and justice system cannot be so ignorant to assume everything is OK? Maybe, they do. emcee
  • Score: 12

3:06pm Mon 17 Mar 14

supermadmax says...

emcee wrote:
So the policy on eliminating knife crime is working well then... NOT.
Trouble is, as police are still using cautions as an easy option to increase crime reduction figures and whilst judges pass down very lenient sentences that do not suit the crime (when the police or CPS actually decide to prosecute) then violent crime such as knife crime will only increase. There simply is no deterrant. There have been quite a few instances of knife crimes in the Southend area reported in the Echo over recent weeks, more than "normal" it seems. Surely, the police and justice system cannot be so ignorant to assume everything is OK? Maybe, they do.
I disagree, that Eric Cantona guy got 20 odd years !! And he did a non fatal stabbing, and the glassing in the white horse where the guy had no previous and had stayed out of bother for 3 years since the incident was also given a lengthy sentence.

I think its a common misconception but the reality is very few people convicted of crimes like this get off lightly.
[quote][p][bold]emcee[/bold] wrote: So the policy on eliminating knife crime is working well then... NOT. Trouble is, as police are still using cautions as an easy option to increase crime reduction figures and whilst judges pass down very lenient sentences that do not suit the crime (when the police or CPS actually decide to prosecute) then violent crime such as knife crime will only increase. There simply is no deterrant. There have been quite a few instances of knife crimes in the Southend area reported in the Echo over recent weeks, more than "normal" it seems. Surely, the police and justice system cannot be so ignorant to assume everything is OK? Maybe, they do.[/p][/quote]I disagree, that Eric Cantona guy got 20 odd years !! And he did a non fatal stabbing, and the glassing in the white horse where the guy had no previous and had stayed out of bother for 3 years since the incident was also given a lengthy sentence. I think its a common misconception but the reality is very few people convicted of crimes like this get off lightly. supermadmax
  • Score: 3

6:54pm Mon 17 Mar 14

runwellian says...

MP David A-mess second city of culture must be such a wonderful place to live?

Not a day goes by when there is'nt a mugging, stabbing, shop lifting, burglary etc. etc. etc.
MP David A-mess second city of culture must be such a wonderful place to live? Not a day goes by when there is'nt a mugging, stabbing, shop lifting, burglary etc. etc. etc. runwellian
  • Score: 3

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