Two men attacked with knife in Westcliff after refusing to hand over mobile phone

TWO men were cut with a knife as they walked home from a night out.

The pair were on London Road, Westcliff, when they were approached by a man who demanded they hand over their mobile phones.

One of the men, a 19 year-old from Benfleet, quickly handed his over but when his 20 year-old friend from South Ockendon refused the robber lashed out.

The victim from Benfleet received a cut to his chin but did not require any further treatment, whilst the man from South Ockendon received more serious injuries.

Paramedics attended the scene at around 3.20am and took him to Southend Hospital for treatment after he suffered a knife wound under his arm.

Dc Paul Brown, who is investigating the incident, said: "The victims were lucky that they were not more seriously injured.

"Southend is never quiet, especially London Road, so I imagine there were people around at this time and I would urge them to contact me with any information so that we can identify this dangerous man."

The suspect is described as white with peroxide blonde hair.

He was wearing a two-tone jacket which was royal blue on top and white at the bottom and carrying a white drawstring bag.

The knife was hidden up his sleeve.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Southend Target Offender team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 

 

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4:43pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Saxonpride says...

I wish more people would fight back.
How dare a man try to take YOUR property because he has a bit of pointy metal?
Typical Chav behaviour.
I wish more people would fight back. How dare a man try to take YOUR property because he has a bit of pointy metal? Typical Chav behaviour. Saxonpride
  • Score: 15

7:44pm Sat 17 Nov 12

SpiffSpaffington1984 says...

Well thats all good in principle but it nearly cost the bloke his life
Well thats all good in principle but it nearly cost the bloke his life SpiffSpaffington1984
  • Score: -6

8:05pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Soouthchurch59 says...

Keyboard bravery is painless.
Keyboard bravery is painless. Soouthchurch59
  • Score: -12

10:19pm Sat 17 Nov 12

madmax1 says...

Tony Martin is our friend, is our friend, is our friend
Tony Martin is our friend
He kills scum.
Tony Martin is our friend, is our friend, is our friend Tony Martin is our friend He kills scum. madmax1
  • Score: 15

10:59pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Soouthchurch59 says...

madmax1 wrote:
Tony Martin is our friend, is our friend, is our friend
Tony Martin is our friend
He kills scum.
Not that I agree, but, he kills 'burglars'....just seems to 'flow' better.
[quote][p][bold]madmax1[/bold] wrote: Tony Martin is our friend, is our friend, is our friend Tony Martin is our friend He kills scum.[/p][/quote]Not that I agree, but, he kills 'burglars'....just seems to 'flow' better. Soouthchurch59
  • Score: 0

5:22am Sun 18 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Bring back National Service and the ****, leave the EU, and cancel all foreign aid. As I have mentioned before go to Italy and even Singapore where punishment is swift and harsh and acts as a visible deterrent to all.....
Bring back National Service and the ****, leave the EU, and cancel all foreign aid. As I have mentioned before go to Italy and even Singapore where punishment is swift and harsh and acts as a visible deterrent to all..... Olivia2847
  • Score: 11

5:24am Sun 18 Nov 12

Olivia2847 says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
Bring back National Service and the ****, leave the EU, and cancel all foreign aid. As I have mentioned before go to Italy and even Singapore where punishment is swift and harsh and acts as a visible deterrent to all.....
What's wrong with birch please? How about long thin cane then?
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: Bring back National Service and the ****, leave the EU, and cancel all foreign aid. As I have mentioned before go to Italy and even Singapore where punishment is swift and harsh and acts as a visible deterrent to all.....[/p][/quote]What's wrong with birch please? How about long thin cane then? Olivia2847
  • Score: 6

4:33pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Seasider90 says...

What with all the burglaries at the moment south Essex is becoming a crime hotspot - London Rd and especially Chalwell Park area is well known for trouble - when are the police going to do the jobs they are paid for? Time for vigilantes to fight back as the police have OBVIOUSLY lost control.
What with all the burglaries at the moment south Essex is becoming a crime hotspot - London Rd and especially Chalwell Park area is well known for trouble - when are the police going to do the jobs they are paid for? Time for vigilantes to fight back as the police have OBVIOUSLY lost control. Seasider90
  • Score: 9

6:39pm Sun 18 Nov 12

Rich\Carol says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
Bring back National Service and the ****, leave the EU, and cancel all foreign aid. As I have mentioned before go to Italy and even Singapore where punishment is swift and harsh and acts as a visible deterrent to all.....
No one can or will argue with you posting
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: Bring back National Service and the ****, leave the EU, and cancel all foreign aid. As I have mentioned before go to Italy and even Singapore where punishment is swift and harsh and acts as a visible deterrent to all.....[/p][/quote]No one can or will argue with you posting Rich\Carol
  • Score: 5

7:36pm Sun 18 Nov 12

westborograss says...

I was called up for national service, cushy life 3 meals a day and a bed, better than working for a living.
For most it was a total waste of 2 years of their lives, engineers peeling spuds, chefs humping ammo
OK so step out of line and you got a hiding, only once, then you wise up
The time for disciplin is before the nappies come off
Bring back the old style cops who laid you out if you got lippy
I was called up for national service, cushy life 3 meals a day and a bed, better than working for a living. For most it was a total waste of 2 years of their lives, engineers peeling spuds, chefs humping ammo OK so step out of line and you got a hiding, only once, then you wise up The time for disciplin is before the nappies come off Bring back the old style cops who laid you out if you got lippy westborograss
  • Score: 6

9:05am Mon 19 Nov 12

smiffy1980 says...

Olivia2847 wrote:
Bring back National Service and the ****, leave the EU, and cancel all foreign aid. As I have mentioned before go to Italy and even Singapore where punishment is swift and harsh and acts as a visible deterrent to all.....
mmm Olivia, Naples has one of the highest crime rates in Europe. Cant see what your point is really.

National service. Would it work really ?? That would be a whole debate for another day lol.

For starters, more police with more power to teach the little chavs a lesson. Problem is in the UK, the police do not put any fear into anyone.
[quote][p][bold]Olivia2847[/bold] wrote: Bring back National Service and the ****, leave the EU, and cancel all foreign aid. As I have mentioned before go to Italy and even Singapore where punishment is swift and harsh and acts as a visible deterrent to all.....[/p][/quote]mmm Olivia, Naples has one of the highest crime rates in Europe. Cant see what your point is really. National service. Would it work really ?? That would be a whole debate for another day lol. For starters, more police with more power to teach the little chavs a lesson. Problem is in the UK, the police do not put any fear into anyone. smiffy1980
  • Score: 3

12:35pm Mon 19 Nov 12

perini says...

Looking forward to the next set of crime figures - I wonder how the Police will attempt to 'spin' all these recent knife crimes.Probably start comparing SoS with Gaza!
Looking forward to the next set of crime figures - I wonder how the Police will attempt to 'spin' all these recent knife crimes.Probably start comparing SoS with Gaza! perini
  • Score: 0

1:17pm Mon 19 Nov 12

andy:) says...

Seasider90 wrote:
What with all the burglaries at the moment south Essex is becoming a crime hotspot - London Rd and especially Chalwell Park area is well known for trouble - when are the police going to do the jobs they are paid for? Time for vigilantes to fight back as the police have OBVIOUSLY lost control.
Coz there is only 5 of them on duty !
[quote][p][bold]Seasider90[/bold] wrote: What with all the burglaries at the moment south Essex is becoming a crime hotspot - London Rd and especially Chalwell Park area is well known for trouble - when are the police going to do the jobs they are paid for? Time for vigilantes to fight back as the police have OBVIOUSLY lost control.[/p][/quote]Coz there is only 5 of them on duty ! andy:)
  • Score: 1

3:42pm Mon 19 Nov 12

mr_happy says...

Well, well.

I thought that I would take a quick look at what is going on in Southend. No surprise with this article. I have not visited the Echo site for four weeks due to us moving to Wales. Now I know why we moved. It is so nice here. The people all smile and are all friendly. We drove to the shopping centre the other day. Four miles there took just five mins. No traffic jams and when we got there the parking was free and there was just a 50 yard walk to the shops. Oh why did we not move here long ago?
Well, well. I thought that I would take a quick look at what is going on in Southend. No surprise with this article. I have not visited the Echo site for four weeks due to us moving to Wales. Now I know why we moved. It is so nice here. The people all smile and are all friendly. We drove to the shopping centre the other day. Four miles there took just five mins. No traffic jams and when we got there the parking was free and there was just a 50 yard walk to the shops. Oh why did we not move here long ago? mr_happy
  • Score: 2

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