Yobs cause hundreds of pounds of damage to cars in Billericay

MINDLESS yobs smashed wing mirrors off cars in a Billericay street- causing hundreds of pounds of damage.

Vandals targeted the cars as they were parked in Chantry Way between 2pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday.

The wing mirrors were pulled off a green Volvo V40, a blue Jaguar S type, a blue Vauxhall Vectra, and a silver Citroen Xsara.

Investigating officer, Pc Keith Corry, said: "I really need to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything in the Chantry Way area that night so that I can catch the person responsible for this mindless act of vandalism.”

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact Pc Corry, or his colleagues at Basildon, on 101.

Alternatively, call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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6:19pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Rich;'Carol says...

WHO WILL AGREE ?

How about making this charge and sentence carrying a minimum of 5 years with NO parole.. Now I would say this will eradicate this crime by 99%.

I suppose the do-gooders will scream "human rights"
WHO WILL AGREE ? How about making this charge and sentence carrying a minimum of 5 years with NO parole.. Now I would say this will eradicate this crime by 99%. I suppose the do-gooders will scream "human rights" Rich;'Carol
  • Score: 5

7:49pm Wed 15 Jan 14

stevet says...

idiot kids causing damage,we would have no room in our prisons within six months.Make them or parents pay for the full damage,that way we dont pay for there keep and it hits them the hardest in there pockets,
idiot kids causing damage,we would have no room in our prisons within six months.Make them or parents pay for the full damage,that way we dont pay for there keep and it hits them the hardest in there pockets, stevet
  • Score: 10

11:52pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Devils Advocate says...

Rich;'Carol wrote:
WHO WILL AGREE ?

How about making this charge and sentence carrying a minimum of 5 years with NO parole.. Now I would say this will eradicate this crime by 99%.

I suppose the do-gooders will scream "human rights"
Do the same for traffic violations too. Then we can get rid of all this average speed stuff and put traffic officers to work fighting crime. All it needs is to get rid of the selfish drivers who will not stay within the basic rules of the road!
[quote][p][bold]Rich;'Carol[/bold] wrote: WHO WILL AGREE ? How about making this charge and sentence carrying a minimum of 5 years with NO parole.. Now I would say this will eradicate this crime by 99%. I suppose the do-gooders will scream "human rights"[/p][/quote]Do the same for traffic violations too. Then we can get rid of all this average speed stuff and put traffic officers to work fighting crime. All it needs is to get rid of the selfish drivers who will not stay within the basic rules of the road! Devils Advocate
  • Score: 1

8:03am Thu 16 Jan 14

johanuk says...

Rich;'Carol wrote:
WHO WILL AGREE ?

How about making this charge and sentence carrying a minimum of 5 years with NO parole.. Now I would say this will eradicate this crime by 99%.

I suppose the do-gooders will scream "human rights"
I would agree with this!........as it costs every driver more with insurance eventually.......wel
l, honest drivers who insure their vehicles!
[quote][p][bold]Rich;'Carol[/bold] wrote: WHO WILL AGREE ? How about making this charge and sentence carrying a minimum of 5 years with NO parole.. Now I would say this will eradicate this crime by 99%. I suppose the do-gooders will scream "human rights"[/p][/quote]I would agree with this!........as it costs every driver more with insurance eventually.......wel l, honest drivers who insure their vehicles! johanuk
  • Score: 1

8:40am Thu 16 Jan 14

gbrepublicans says...

Rich;'Carol wrote:
WHO WILL AGREE ?

How about making this charge and sentence carrying a minimum of 5 years with NO parole.. Now I would say this will eradicate this crime by 99%.

I suppose the do-gooders will scream "human rights"
How about applying the law to people using words like "mindless" to describe people? This kind of language is illegal. If the Court started sentencing journalists and police constables for all their offences, I think your own language would acquiesce a lot and you would most likely complain about "human rights breaches and free speech." You kind want different laws for different people.
[quote][p][bold]Rich;'Carol[/bold] wrote: WHO WILL AGREE ? How about making this charge and sentence carrying a minimum of 5 years with NO parole.. Now I would say this will eradicate this crime by 99%. I suppose the do-gooders will scream "human rights"[/p][/quote]How about applying the law to people using words like "mindless" to describe people? This kind of language is illegal. If the Court started sentencing journalists and police constables for all their offences, I think your own language would acquiesce a lot and you would most likely complain about "human rights breaches and free speech." You kind want different laws for different people. gbrepublicans
  • Score: -3

12:07pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Kim Gandy says...

gbrepublicans wrote:
Rich;'Carol wrote:
WHO WILL AGREE ?

How about making this charge and sentence carrying a minimum of 5 years with NO parole.. Now I would say this will eradicate this crime by 99%.

I suppose the do-gooders will scream "human rights"
How about applying the law to people using words like "mindless" to describe people? This kind of language is illegal. If the Court started sentencing journalists and police constables for all their offences, I think your own language would acquiesce a lot and you would most likely complain about "human rights breaches and free speech." You kind want different laws for different people.
Are you for real?
[quote][p][bold]gbrepublicans[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rich;'Carol[/bold] wrote: WHO WILL AGREE ? How about making this charge and sentence carrying a minimum of 5 years with NO parole.. Now I would say this will eradicate this crime by 99%. I suppose the do-gooders will scream "human rights"[/p][/quote]How about applying the law to people using words like "mindless" to describe people? This kind of language is illegal. If the Court started sentencing journalists and police constables for all their offences, I think your own language would acquiesce a lot and you would most likely complain about "human rights breaches and free speech." You kind want different laws for different people.[/p][/quote]Are you for real? Kim Gandy
  • Score: 0

2:08pm Thu 16 Jan 14

LauqhLast.. says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
gbrepublicans wrote:
Rich;'Carol wrote:
WHO WILL AGREE ?

How about making this charge and sentence carrying a minimum of 5 years with NO parole.. Now I would say this will eradicate this crime by 99%.

I suppose the do-gooders will scream "human rights"
How about applying the law to people using words like "mindless" to describe people? This kind of language is illegal. If the Court started sentencing journalists and police constables for all their offences, I think your own language would acquiesce a lot and you would most likely complain about "human rights breaches and free speech." You kind want different laws for different people.
Are you for real?
A question you must ask a hundred times a day :)
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gbrepublicans[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rich;'Carol[/bold] wrote: WHO WILL AGREE ? How about making this charge and sentence carrying a minimum of 5 years with NO parole.. Now I would say this will eradicate this crime by 99%. I suppose the do-gooders will scream "human rights"[/p][/quote]How about applying the law to people using words like "mindless" to describe people? This kind of language is illegal. If the Court started sentencing journalists and police constables for all their offences, I think your own language would acquiesce a lot and you would most likely complain about "human rights breaches and free speech." You kind want different laws for different people.[/p][/quote]Are you for real?[/p][/quote]A question you must ask a hundred times a day :) LauqhLast..
  • Score: 2

4:46pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Rich;'Carol says...

LauqhLast.. wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
gbrepublicans wrote:
Rich;'Carol wrote:
WHO WILL AGREE ?

How about making this charge and sentence carrying a minimum of 5 years with NO parole.. Now I would say this will eradicate this crime by 99%.

I suppose the do-gooders will scream "human rights"
How about applying the law to people using words like "mindless" to describe people? This kind of language is illegal. If the Court started sentencing journalists and police constables for all their offences, I think your own language would acquiesce a lot and you would most likely complain about "human rights breaches and free speech." You kind want different laws for different people.
Are you for real?
A question you must ask a hundred times a day :)
Really cant understand what this person is on about !

How about applying the law to people using words like "mindless" to describe people? This kind of language is illegal. If the Court started sentencing journalists and police constables for all their offences, I think your own language would acquiesce a lot and you would most likely complain about "human rights breaches and free speech." You kind want different laws for different people.

I DONT UNDERSTAND THIS ABOVE.. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN WHAT THIS PERSON IS TRYING TO SAY ?
[quote][p][bold]LauqhLast..[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gbrepublicans[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rich;'Carol[/bold] wrote: WHO WILL AGREE ? How about making this charge and sentence carrying a minimum of 5 years with NO parole.. Now I would say this will eradicate this crime by 99%. I suppose the do-gooders will scream "human rights"[/p][/quote]How about applying the law to people using words like "mindless" to describe people? This kind of language is illegal. If the Court started sentencing journalists and police constables for all their offences, I think your own language would acquiesce a lot and you would most likely complain about "human rights breaches and free speech." You kind want different laws for different people.[/p][/quote]Are you for real?[/p][/quote]A question you must ask a hundred times a day :)[/p][/quote]Really cant understand what this person is on about ! How about applying the law to people using words like "mindless" to describe people? This kind of language is illegal. If the Court started sentencing journalists and police constables for all their offences, I think your own language would acquiesce a lot and you would most likely complain about "human rights breaches and free speech." You kind want different laws for different people. I DONT UNDERSTAND THIS ABOVE.. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN WHAT THIS PERSON IS TRYING TO SAY ? Rich;'Carol
  • Score: 0

5:38pm Fri 17 Jan 14

LauqhLast.. says...

Rich;'Carol wrote:
LauqhLast.. wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
gbrepublicans wrote:
Rich;'Carol wrote:
WHO WILL AGREE ?

How about making this charge and sentence carrying a minimum of 5 years with NO parole.. Now I would say this will eradicate this crime by 99%.

I suppose the do-gooders will scream "human rights"
How about applying the law to people using words like "mindless" to describe people? This kind of language is illegal. If the Court started sentencing journalists and police constables for all their offences, I think your own language would acquiesce a lot and you would most likely complain about "human rights breaches and free speech." You kind want different laws for different people.
Are you for real?
A question you must ask a hundred times a day :)
Really cant understand what this person is on about !

How about applying the law to people using words like "mindless" to describe people? This kind of language is illegal. If the Court started sentencing journalists and police constables for all their offences, I think your own language would acquiesce a lot and you would most likely complain about "human rights breaches and free speech." You kind want different laws for different people.

I DONT UNDERSTAND THIS ABOVE.. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN WHAT THIS PERSON IS TRYING TO SAY ?
She may ask people are they for real for she might have an issue with reality.
[quote][p][bold]Rich;'Carol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LauqhLast..[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gbrepublicans[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rich;'Carol[/bold] wrote: WHO WILL AGREE ? How about making this charge and sentence carrying a minimum of 5 years with NO parole.. Now I would say this will eradicate this crime by 99%. I suppose the do-gooders will scream "human rights"[/p][/quote]How about applying the law to people using words like "mindless" to describe people? This kind of language is illegal. If the Court started sentencing journalists and police constables for all their offences, I think your own language would acquiesce a lot and you would most likely complain about "human rights breaches and free speech." You kind want different laws for different people.[/p][/quote]Are you for real?[/p][/quote]A question you must ask a hundred times a day :)[/p][/quote]Really cant understand what this person is on about ! How about applying the law to people using words like "mindless" to describe people? This kind of language is illegal. If the Court started sentencing journalists and police constables for all their offences, I think your own language would acquiesce a lot and you would most likely complain about "human rights breaches and free speech." You kind want different laws for different people. I DONT UNDERSTAND THIS ABOVE.. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN WHAT THIS PERSON IS TRYING TO SAY ?[/p][/quote]She may ask people are they for real for she might have an issue with reality. LauqhLast..
  • Score: 1

11:01am Sat 18 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

An alternative view.

I don’t for one moment profess to accord with gbrepublicans’ logic but his comments have made me think twice about the wording used in this report.

Yes, whoever did this was no doubt a vandal (i.e. someone who wilfully or improperly destroys or harms someone's property).

However, until PC Corry ‘gets his man’ (or woman perhaps?) we won’t know for sure if the person or persons unknown responsible for these acts of vandalism are actually ‘mindless yobs’. (Defined as persons with no intelligent purpose, meaning, or direction, giving or showing little attention or care whilst behaving as teenage louts or hooligans).

Until the facts are established, for all we know a sexagenarian owner of a car accessories shop with an eye on boosting sales of replacement mirrors might have surreptitiously gone around on a premeditated mission, not smashing, but carefully and quietly pulling the mirrors off of parked cars in order to drum up a bit of additional business. No way would such pre-planned and executed criminal behaviour like that that fall into the definition of ‘Mindless Yobbery’.

Food for thought?
An alternative view. I don’t for one moment profess to accord with gbrepublicans’ logic but his comments have made me think twice about the wording used in this report. Yes, whoever did this was no doubt a vandal (i.e. someone who wilfully or improperly destroys or harms someone's property). However, until PC Corry ‘gets his man’ (or woman perhaps?) we won’t know for sure if the person or persons unknown responsible for these acts of vandalism are actually ‘mindless yobs’. (Defined as persons with no intelligent purpose, meaning, or direction, giving or showing little attention or care whilst behaving as teenage louts or hooligans). Until the facts are established, for all we know a sexagenarian owner of a car accessories shop with an eye on boosting sales of replacement mirrors might have surreptitiously gone around on a premeditated mission, not smashing, but carefully and quietly pulling the mirrors off of parked cars in order to drum up a bit of additional business. No way would such pre-planned and executed criminal behaviour like that that fall into the definition of ‘Mindless Yobbery’. Food for thought? OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: -1

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