Pedestrian underpass closed following police incident

Echo: The Queensway/Southchurch Road underpass in Southend has been closed following an assault The Queensway/Southchurch Road underpass in Southend has been closed following an assault

A PEDESTRIAN underpass has been closed after a teenager received facial injuries in an early morning assault.

The underpass at the roundabout where Southchurch Road meets Queensway, Southend, has been closed following the assault, which was called in to Essex Police just after 1.30am.

Ambulance crews took the 19-year-old victim to Southend Hospital where he remains, receiving treatment for facial injuries.

Echo:

 

Pedestrians have been advised to use the underpass rather than risk crossing the roundabout.

A police car and one officer is currently on the scene, ensuring no-one goes underneath the police tape into the underpass.

Motorists should be aware that pedestrians have been seen using the Southchurch Road roundabout to cross the road.

A police spokesman said: "Queensway underpass is currently cordoned off by the police following an allegation of assault.

Echo:

The roundabout at Southchurch Road

"Police were initially contacted by the ambulance service following reports that a man had been assaulted near the underpass and found a 19-year-old local man with a facial injury.

"An initial account has been obtained from him though he is continuing to receive medical treatment so police are waiting to speak to him again in order to fully understand what happened."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Essex Police at Southend on 101.

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10:28am Mon 3 Mar 14

supermadmax says...

What are you suggesting ? That a car as hit a pedestrian into the underpass?
What are you suggesting ? That a car as hit a pedestrian into the underpass? supermadmax
  • Score: -26

11:51am Mon 3 Mar 14

scrounger‎ says...

The underpass is a dangerous place and guess what there are no security cameras down there.
The underpass is a dangerous place and guess what there are no security cameras down there. scrounger‎
  • Score: 47

12:10pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Red Hand Gang says...

No- doubt. There should be cameras. There is a sign down the underpaths reading......'these underpaths may save your life' The way crime is heading in Southend, I'll take my chances crossing the busy road.
No- doubt. There should be cameras. There is a sign down the underpaths reading......'these underpaths may save your life' The way crime is heading in Southend, I'll take my chances crossing the busy road. Red Hand Gang
  • Score: 65

12:22pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Cockle says...

'Motorists should be aware that pedestrians have been seen using the Southchurch Road roundabout to cross the road.'

Pedestrians, the sensible ones anyway, are always using the edges of the roundabout as the subway has a, justifiably, bad reputation for assaults, muggings, drug dealing, etc. The edges of the roundabout are hazardous in the extreme for pedestrians to use as the roundabout was never designed with a walkway around it, in fact the edges are all cobbled, but they are a better bet than running the chance of what may occur in the underpass.

It is about time the Council took a long hard look at this junction and made it safe for all road users. As a pedestrian it is not fit for purpose and as a motorist the risk of hitting a pedestrian are heightened by them being forced into the roadway where you least expect it.

All the money spent on vanity projects like City Beach and Victoria Gateway around the town and we still have major road junctions which are dangerous, for various reasons. This junction acts as a major disconnect between the two parts of Southchurch Road and it is time for action.
'Motorists should be aware that pedestrians have been seen using the Southchurch Road roundabout to cross the road.' Pedestrians, the sensible ones anyway, are always using the edges of the roundabout as the subway has a, justifiably, bad reputation for assaults, muggings, drug dealing, etc. The edges of the roundabout are hazardous in the extreme for pedestrians to use as the roundabout was never designed with a walkway around it, in fact the edges are all cobbled, but they are a better bet than running the chance of what may occur in the underpass. It is about time the Council took a long hard look at this junction and made it safe for all road users. As a pedestrian it is not fit for purpose and as a motorist the risk of hitting a pedestrian are heightened by them being forced into the roadway where you least expect it. All the money spent on vanity projects like City Beach and Victoria Gateway around the town and we still have major road junctions which are dangerous, for various reasons. This junction acts as a major disconnect between the two parts of Southchurch Road and it is time for action. Cockle
  • Score: 64

12:27pm Mon 3 Mar 14

bazza 1 says...

All of these underpasses are prone, at some time or another, to the attention of muggers. If you don't get robbed, you will probably see people doing drug deals in them. They are a blot on the landscape.
All of these underpasses are prone, at some time or another, to the attention of muggers. If you don't get robbed, you will probably see people doing drug deals in them. They are a blot on the landscape. bazza 1
  • Score: 30

12:39pm Mon 3 Mar 14

MilesBond says...

Someone touched me on my bottom in there last year.
Someone touched me on my bottom in there last year. MilesBond
  • Score: 23

1:00pm Mon 3 Mar 14

southendcivilservant says...

MilesBond wrote:
Someone touched me on my bottom in there last year.
That was me - I didn't hear you complaining at the time! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]MilesBond[/bold] wrote: Someone touched me on my bottom in there last year.[/p][/quote]That was me - I didn't hear you complaining at the time! ;-) southendcivilservant
  • Score: 18

1:08pm Mon 3 Mar 14

heartbeat says...

I wouldn't use the underpass if you paid me and I worry about anyone I know who does use it, particularly elderly people who aren't nimble enough to walk round the edges on the road. It's an absolute muggers paradise, no cameras anywhere, and any scum can have lookouts with mobiles standing at each end to let each other know who's coming through. It's not rocket science to understand why it's such a dangerous place to go. At least people can see what they're dealing with when they take their chances round the edge rather than go into a completely hidden tunnel "blind"!

Really hope the person who has suffered the injuries recovers well, and hope the Council will at last do something about it rather than ridiculous vanity projects which someone else has mentioned.
I wouldn't use the underpass if you paid me and I worry about anyone I know who does use it, particularly elderly people who aren't nimble enough to walk round the edges on the road. It's an absolute muggers paradise, no cameras anywhere, and any scum can have lookouts with mobiles standing at each end to let each other know who's coming through. It's not rocket science to understand why it's such a dangerous place to go. At least people can see what they're dealing with when they take their chances round the edge rather than go into a completely hidden tunnel "blind"! Really hope the person who has suffered the injuries recovers well, and hope the Council will at last do something about it rather than ridiculous vanity projects which someone else has mentioned. heartbeat
  • Score: 35

1:51pm Mon 3 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

using those underpasses without being armed is a serious risk.... as others have said, better off dodging the traffic.....
using those underpasses without being armed is a serious risk.... as others have said, better off dodging the traffic..... pembury53
  • Score: 24

2:28pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Roch243 says...

It's a shame the council didn't spend some money making this junction safer for the voting public and taxpayers, instead of wasting it on the Victoria Gateway and Cuckoo Corner debacles.Although, maybe they've got enough money left to put up another pointless statue or palm tree there to brighten it up
It's a shame the council didn't spend some money making this junction safer for the voting public and taxpayers, instead of wasting it on the Victoria Gateway and Cuckoo Corner debacles.Although, maybe they've got enough money left to put up another pointless statue or palm tree there to brighten it up Roch243
  • Score: 20

2:59pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Joe Clark says...

Roch243 wrote:
It's a shame the council didn't spend some money making this junction safer for the voting public and taxpayers, instead of wasting it on the Victoria Gateway and Cuckoo Corner debacles.Although, maybe they've got enough money left to put up another pointless statue or palm tree there to brighten it up
Just to point out that FACT that the money used on Victoria Gateway and Cuckoo Corner was specifically for those projects and could NOT have been spent in any other way.

It came from Central Government funding and not SBC.

When will people check facts before posting.
[quote][p][bold]Roch243[/bold] wrote: It's a shame the council didn't spend some money making this junction safer for the voting public and taxpayers, instead of wasting it on the Victoria Gateway and Cuckoo Corner debacles.Although, maybe they've got enough money left to put up another pointless statue or palm tree there to brighten it up[/p][/quote]Just to point out that FACT that the money used on Victoria Gateway and Cuckoo Corner was specifically for those projects and could NOT have been spent in any other way. It came from Central Government funding and not SBC. When will people check facts before posting. Joe Clark
  • Score: -20

4:21pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Scottie666 says...

This underpass along with the others in the area should have been made safer years ago. I remember a friend of mine being mugged in there about 15 years ago by someone who put a syringe to his neck and threaten to inject him with heroin if he didnt hand over what he had in his pockets. He gave up his stuff and was unhurt but nothing seems to have change in all this time. The underpasses have always been notorious hotspots for muggings but nothing is being done to make them safer.
This underpass along with the others in the area should have been made safer years ago. I remember a friend of mine being mugged in there about 15 years ago by someone who put a syringe to his neck and threaten to inject him with heroin if he didnt hand over what he had in his pockets. He gave up his stuff and was unhurt but nothing seems to have change in all this time. The underpasses have always been notorious hotspots for muggings but nothing is being done to make them safer. Scottie666
  • Score: 19

4:27pm Mon 3 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

Scottie666 wrote:
This underpass along with the others in the area should have been made safer years ago. I remember a friend of mine being mugged in there about 15 years ago by someone who put a syringe to his neck and threaten to inject him with heroin if he didnt hand over what he had in his pockets. He gave up his stuff and was unhurt but nothing seems to have change in all this time. The underpasses have always been notorious hotspots for muggings but nothing is being done to make them safer.
unlikely an addict would have given away his fix..... probably just tap water
[quote][p][bold]Scottie666[/bold] wrote: This underpass along with the others in the area should have been made safer years ago. I remember a friend of mine being mugged in there about 15 years ago by someone who put a syringe to his neck and threaten to inject him with heroin if he didnt hand over what he had in his pockets. He gave up his stuff and was unhurt but nothing seems to have change in all this time. The underpasses have always been notorious hotspots for muggings but nothing is being done to make them safer.[/p][/quote]unlikely an addict would have given away his fix..... probably just tap water pembury53
  • Score: 0

5:19pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Crime Pays says...

heartbeat wrote:
I wouldn't use the underpass if you paid me and I worry about anyone I know who does use it, particularly elderly people who aren't nimble enough to walk round the edges on the road. It's an absolute muggers paradise, no cameras anywhere, and any scum can have lookouts with mobiles standing at each end to let each other know who's coming through. It's not rocket science to understand why it's such a dangerous place to go. At least people can see what they're dealing with when they take their chances round the edge rather than go into a completely hidden tunnel "blind"!

Really hope the person who has suffered the injuries recovers well, and hope the Council will at last do something about it rather than ridiculous vanity projects which someone else has mentioned.
Someone sounds a little scared. 'I wouldn't use the underpass if you pay me'.
I smash people up for the fun of it if they start in me. Did a 4 month stretch 2 years ago for GBH for punching someone in the face 8 times and smashing him round the head with a bottle. Im an animal.
[quote][p][bold]heartbeat[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't use the underpass if you paid me and I worry about anyone I know who does use it, particularly elderly people who aren't nimble enough to walk round the edges on the road. It's an absolute muggers paradise, no cameras anywhere, and any scum can have lookouts with mobiles standing at each end to let each other know who's coming through. It's not rocket science to understand why it's such a dangerous place to go. At least people can see what they're dealing with when they take their chances round the edge rather than go into a completely hidden tunnel "blind"! Really hope the person who has suffered the injuries recovers well, and hope the Council will at last do something about it rather than ridiculous vanity projects which someone else has mentioned.[/p][/quote]Someone sounds a little scared. 'I wouldn't use the underpass if you pay me'. I smash people up for the fun of it if they start in me. Did a 4 month stretch 2 years ago for GBH for punching someone in the face 8 times and smashing him round the head with a bottle. Im an animal. Crime Pays
  • Score: -23

6:03pm Mon 3 Mar 14

the25man says...

Put Zebra crossings across the roads on to the roundabout. There are already two. A lot of people run the traffic already because the underpass a dangerous place to go.
Put Zebra crossings across the roads on to the roundabout. There are already two. A lot of people run the traffic already because the underpass a dangerous place to go. the25man
  • Score: 12

7:13pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Crime Pays says...

pembury53 wrote:
Scottie666 wrote:
This underpass along with the others in the area should have been made safer years ago. I remember a friend of mine being mugged in there about 15 years ago by someone who put a syringe to his neck and threaten to inject him with heroin if he didnt hand over what he had in his pockets. He gave up his stuff and was unhurt but nothing seems to have change in all this time. The underpasses have always been notorious hotspots for muggings but nothing is being done to make them safer.
unlikely an addict would have given away his fix..... probably just tap water
I thought the same too. I'm a proper street fighter though. I would actually like someone to do that to me, rather then someone else, so I could knock the living day light out of them. Infact with no cameras around, I wouldn't stop hitting the dirty little smack head until his lifeless.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Scottie666[/bold] wrote: This underpass along with the others in the area should have been made safer years ago. I remember a friend of mine being mugged in there about 15 years ago by someone who put a syringe to his neck and threaten to inject him with heroin if he didnt hand over what he had in his pockets. He gave up his stuff and was unhurt but nothing seems to have change in all this time. The underpasses have always been notorious hotspots for muggings but nothing is being done to make them safer.[/p][/quote]unlikely an addict would have given away his fix..... probably just tap water[/p][/quote]I thought the same too. I'm a proper street fighter though. I would actually like someone to do that to me, rather then someone else, so I could knock the living day light out of them. Infact with no cameras around, I wouldn't stop hitting the dirty little smack head until his lifeless. Crime Pays
  • Score: -9

7:48pm Mon 3 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

Crime Pays wrote:
pembury53 wrote:
Scottie666 wrote:
This underpass along with the others in the area should have been made safer years ago. I remember a friend of mine being mugged in there about 15 years ago by someone who put a syringe to his neck and threaten to inject him with heroin if he didnt hand over what he had in his pockets. He gave up his stuff and was unhurt but nothing seems to have change in all this time. The underpasses have always been notorious hotspots for muggings but nothing is being done to make them safer.
unlikely an addict would have given away his fix..... probably just tap water
I thought the same too. I'm a proper street fighter though. I would actually like someone to do that to me, rather then someone else, so I could knock the living day light out of them. Infact with no cameras around, I wouldn't stop hitting the dirty little smack head until his lifeless.
i had to give that a thumbs up....... quality
[quote][p][bold]Crime Pays[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Scottie666[/bold] wrote: This underpass along with the others in the area should have been made safer years ago. I remember a friend of mine being mugged in there about 15 years ago by someone who put a syringe to his neck and threaten to inject him with heroin if he didnt hand over what he had in his pockets. He gave up his stuff and was unhurt but nothing seems to have change in all this time. The underpasses have always been notorious hotspots for muggings but nothing is being done to make them safer.[/p][/quote]unlikely an addict would have given away his fix..... probably just tap water[/p][/quote]I thought the same too. I'm a proper street fighter though. I would actually like someone to do that to me, rather then someone else, so I could knock the living day light out of them. Infact with no cameras around, I wouldn't stop hitting the dirty little smack head until his lifeless.[/p][/quote]i had to give that a thumbs up....... quality pembury53
  • Score: -5

9:38pm Mon 3 Mar 14

luvinlife says...

Cockle wrote:
'Motorists should be aware that pedestrians have been seen using the Southchurch Road roundabout to cross the road.'

Pedestrians, the sensible ones anyway, are always using the edges of the roundabout as the subway has a, justifiably, bad reputation for assaults, muggings, drug dealing, etc. The edges of the roundabout are hazardous in the extreme for pedestrians to use as the roundabout was never designed with a walkway around it, in fact the edges are all cobbled, but they are a better bet than running the chance of what may occur in the underpass.

It is about time the Council took a long hard look at this junction and made it safe for all road users. As a pedestrian it is not fit for purpose and as a motorist the risk of hitting a pedestrian are heightened by them being forced into the roadway where you least expect it.

All the money spent on vanity projects like City Beach and Victoria Gateway around the town and we still have major road junctions which are dangerous, for various reasons. This junction acts as a major disconnect between the two parts of Southchurch Road and it is time for action.
http://www.echo-news
.co.uk/news/989754.r
apists_copter_jailbr
eak_bid/

It really is time for the Council to take some sort of action. over this criminals paradise, what will it take I wonder?
[quote][p][bold]Cockle[/bold] wrote: 'Motorists should be aware that pedestrians have been seen using the Southchurch Road roundabout to cross the road.' Pedestrians, the sensible ones anyway, are always using the edges of the roundabout as the subway has a, justifiably, bad reputation for assaults, muggings, drug dealing, etc. The edges of the roundabout are hazardous in the extreme for pedestrians to use as the roundabout was never designed with a walkway around it, in fact the edges are all cobbled, but they are a better bet than running the chance of what may occur in the underpass. It is about time the Council took a long hard look at this junction and made it safe for all road users. As a pedestrian it is not fit for purpose and as a motorist the risk of hitting a pedestrian are heightened by them being forced into the roadway where you least expect it. All the money spent on vanity projects like City Beach and Victoria Gateway around the town and we still have major road junctions which are dangerous, for various reasons. This junction acts as a major disconnect between the two parts of Southchurch Road and it is time for action.[/p][/quote]http://www.echo-news .co.uk/news/989754.r apists_copter_jailbr eak_bid/ It really is time for the Council to take some sort of action. over this criminals paradise, what will it take I wonder? luvinlife
  • Score: 8

10:01pm Mon 3 Mar 14

whataday says...

pembury53 wrote:
Scottie666 wrote:
This underpass along with the others in the area should have been made safer years ago. I remember a friend of mine being mugged in there about 15 years ago by someone who put a syringe to his neck and threaten to inject him with heroin if he didnt hand over what he had in his pockets. He gave up his stuff and was unhurt but nothing seems to have change in all this time. The underpasses have always been notorious hotspots for muggings but nothing is being done to make them safer.
unlikely an addict would have given away his fix..... probably just tap water
Or it could have been previously used by somebody with HIV
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Scottie666[/bold] wrote: This underpass along with the others in the area should have been made safer years ago. I remember a friend of mine being mugged in there about 15 years ago by someone who put a syringe to his neck and threaten to inject him with heroin if he didnt hand over what he had in his pockets. He gave up his stuff and was unhurt but nothing seems to have change in all this time. The underpasses have always been notorious hotspots for muggings but nothing is being done to make them safer.[/p][/quote]unlikely an addict would have given away his fix..... probably just tap water[/p][/quote]Or it could have been previously used by somebody with HIV whataday
  • Score: 5

10:03pm Mon 3 Mar 14

whataday says...

pembury53 wrote:
Scottie666 wrote:
This underpass along with the others in the area should have been made safer years ago. I remember a friend of mine being mugged in there about 15 years ago by someone who put a syringe to his neck and threaten to inject him with heroin if he didnt hand over what he had in his pockets. He gave up his stuff and was unhurt but nothing seems to have change in all this time. The underpasses have always been notorious hotspots for muggings but nothing is being done to make them safer.
unlikely an addict would have given away his fix..... probably just tap water
Or it could have been previously used by somebody with HIV
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Scottie666[/bold] wrote: This underpass along with the others in the area should have been made safer years ago. I remember a friend of mine being mugged in there about 15 years ago by someone who put a syringe to his neck and threaten to inject him with heroin if he didnt hand over what he had in his pockets. He gave up his stuff and was unhurt but nothing seems to have change in all this time. The underpasses have always been notorious hotspots for muggings but nothing is being done to make them safer.[/p][/quote]unlikely an addict would have given away his fix..... probably just tap water[/p][/quote]Or it could have been previously used by somebody with HIV whataday
  • Score: 2

11:15pm Mon 3 Mar 14

luvinlife says...

http://www.echo-news
.co.uk/news/989754.r
apists_copter_jailbr
eak_bid/

It really is time for the Council to take some sort of action over this criminals paradise, what will it take I wonder?
http://www.echo-news .co.uk/news/989754.r apists_copter_jailbr eak_bid/ It really is time for the Council to take some sort of action over this criminals paradise, what will it take I wonder? luvinlife
  • Score: 3

8:49am Tue 4 Mar 14

Roch243 says...

Joe Clark wrote:
Roch243 wrote: It's a shame the council didn't spend some money making this junction safer for the voting public and taxpayers, instead of wasting it on the Victoria Gateway and Cuckoo Corner debacles.Although, maybe they've got enough money left to put up another pointless statue or palm tree there to brighten it up
Just to point out that FACT that the money used on Victoria Gateway and Cuckoo Corner was specifically for those projects and could NOT have been spent in any other way. It came from Central Government funding and not SBC. When will people check facts before posting.
so Southend Council were FORCED to build those two projects were they???.
[quote][p][bold]Joe Clark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Roch243[/bold] wrote: It's a shame the council didn't spend some money making this junction safer for the voting public and taxpayers, instead of wasting it on the Victoria Gateway and Cuckoo Corner debacles.Although, maybe they've got enough money left to put up another pointless statue or palm tree there to brighten it up[/p][/quote]Just to point out that FACT that the money used on Victoria Gateway and Cuckoo Corner was specifically for those projects and could NOT have been spent in any other way. It came from Central Government funding and not SBC. When will people check facts before posting.[/p][/quote]so Southend Council were FORCED to build those two projects were they???. Roch243
  • Score: 9

4:52pm Tue 4 Mar 14

andy:) says...

Crime Pays wrote:
heartbeat wrote:
I wouldn't use the underpass if you paid me and I worry about anyone I know who does use it, particularly elderly people who aren't nimble enough to walk round the edges on the road. It's an absolute muggers paradise, no cameras anywhere, and any scum can have lookouts with mobiles standing at each end to let each other know who's coming through. It's not rocket science to understand why it's such a dangerous place to go. At least people can see what they're dealing with when they take their chances round the edge rather than go into a completely hidden tunnel "blind"!

Really hope the person who has suffered the injuries recovers well, and hope the Council will at last do something about it rather than ridiculous vanity projects which someone else has mentioned.
Someone sounds a little scared. 'I wouldn't use the underpass if you pay me'.
I smash people up for the fun of it if they start in me. Did a 4 month stretch 2 years ago for GBH for punching someone in the face 8 times and smashing him round the head with a bottle. Im an animal.
A small furry cuddly animal ?
[quote][p][bold]Crime Pays[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heartbeat[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't use the underpass if you paid me and I worry about anyone I know who does use it, particularly elderly people who aren't nimble enough to walk round the edges on the road. It's an absolute muggers paradise, no cameras anywhere, and any scum can have lookouts with mobiles standing at each end to let each other know who's coming through. It's not rocket science to understand why it's such a dangerous place to go. At least people can see what they're dealing with when they take their chances round the edge rather than go into a completely hidden tunnel "blind"! Really hope the person who has suffered the injuries recovers well, and hope the Council will at last do something about it rather than ridiculous vanity projects which someone else has mentioned.[/p][/quote]Someone sounds a little scared. 'I wouldn't use the underpass if you pay me'. I smash people up for the fun of it if they start in me. Did a 4 month stretch 2 years ago for GBH for punching someone in the face 8 times and smashing him round the head with a bottle. Im an animal.[/p][/quote]A small furry cuddly animal ? andy:)
  • Score: 5

5:15pm Tue 4 Mar 14

cheekycherry says...

andy:) wrote:
Crime Pays wrote:
heartbeat wrote:
I wouldn't use the underpass if you paid me and I worry about anyone I know who does use it, particularly elderly people who aren't nimble enough to walk round the edges on the road. It's an absolute muggers paradise, no cameras anywhere, and any scum can have lookouts with mobiles standing at each end to let each other know who's coming through. It's not rocket science to understand why it's such a dangerous place to go. At least people can see what they're dealing with when they take their chances round the edge rather than go into a completely hidden tunnel "blind"!

Really hope the person who has suffered the injuries recovers well, and hope the Council will at last do something about it rather than ridiculous vanity projects which someone else has mentioned.
Someone sounds a little scared. 'I wouldn't use the underpass if you pay me'.
I smash people up for the fun of it if they start in me. Did a 4 month stretch 2 years ago for GBH for punching someone in the face 8 times and smashing him round the head with a bottle. Im an animal.
A small furry cuddly animal ?
I think you need to replace the word 'animal' with 'idiot'
[quote][p][bold]andy:)[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crime Pays[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]heartbeat[/bold] wrote: I wouldn't use the underpass if you paid me and I worry about anyone I know who does use it, particularly elderly people who aren't nimble enough to walk round the edges on the road. It's an absolute muggers paradise, no cameras anywhere, and any scum can have lookouts with mobiles standing at each end to let each other know who's coming through. It's not rocket science to understand why it's such a dangerous place to go. At least people can see what they're dealing with when they take their chances round the edge rather than go into a completely hidden tunnel "blind"! Really hope the person who has suffered the injuries recovers well, and hope the Council will at last do something about it rather than ridiculous vanity projects which someone else has mentioned.[/p][/quote]Someone sounds a little scared. 'I wouldn't use the underpass if you pay me'. I smash people up for the fun of it if they start in me. Did a 4 month stretch 2 years ago for GBH for punching someone in the face 8 times and smashing him round the head with a bottle. Im an animal.[/p][/quote]A small furry cuddly animal ?[/p][/quote]I think you need to replace the word 'animal' with 'idiot' cheekycherry
  • Score: 9

6:39pm Tue 4 Mar 14

runwellian says...

The underpass is too long and dark, you are safer risking your life dodging the traffic over head!

I wonder if MP Mr A-mess still thinks Southend is a second City of culture, perhaps he should get ?southend an award as the top town fro crime?
The underpass is too long and dark, you are safer risking your life dodging the traffic over head! I wonder if MP Mr A-mess still thinks Southend is a second City of culture, perhaps he should get ?southend an award as the top town fro crime? runwellian
  • Score: 3

6:39pm Tue 4 Mar 14

runwellian says...

The underpass is too long and dark, you are safer risking your life dodging the traffic over head!

I wonder if MP Mr A-mess still thinks Southend is a second City of culture, perhaps he should get ?southend an award as the top town fro crime?
The underpass is too long and dark, you are safer risking your life dodging the traffic over head! I wonder if MP Mr A-mess still thinks Southend is a second City of culture, perhaps he should get ?southend an award as the top town fro crime? runwellian
  • Score: 2

1:23am Wed 5 Mar 14

123xxx says...

I've lived here in Southend for just 2 years now. My two teenage sons have been mugged 8 times at knife point and my girlfriend mugged on the beach in Southend. All crimes were committed by foreigners. YES, FOREIGNERS.

Dont bother moaning at me, Im moving out of this **** hole asap
I've lived here in Southend for just 2 years now. My two teenage sons have been mugged 8 times at knife point and my girlfriend mugged on the beach in Southend. All crimes were committed by foreigners. YES, FOREIGNERS. Dont bother moaning at me, Im moving out of this **** hole asap 123xxx
  • Score: 2

1:42pm Wed 5 Mar 14

smiffy1980 says...

123xxx wrote:
I've lived here in Southend for just 2 years now. My two teenage sons have been mugged 8 times at knife point and my girlfriend mugged on the beach in Southend. All crimes were committed by foreigners. YES, FOREIGNERS. Dont bother moaning at me, Im moving out of this **** hole asap
It would be interesting to know where your sons were mugged as I have lived in and around southend for 30 years and apart from one failed attempted mugging outside the royals in 1994 ish I have not been victim to such acts.

As with any town/city - a bit of common sense (street wise) should be applied. There are certain areas/places that should be avoided at certain times of the day and night. Most of the time, this petty crime can be avoided when applying a bit of common sense. By no means am I suggesting that it still doesnt happen and there certainly has been an increase in muggings/stabbings etc in the area, but what do you expect when local policing has been cut!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]123xxx[/bold] wrote: I've lived here in Southend for just 2 years now. My two teenage sons have been mugged 8 times at knife point and my girlfriend mugged on the beach in Southend. All crimes were committed by foreigners. YES, FOREIGNERS. Dont bother moaning at me, Im moving out of this **** hole asap[/p][/quote]It would be interesting to know where your sons were mugged as I have lived in and around southend for 30 years and apart from one failed attempted mugging outside the royals in 1994 ish I have not been victim to such acts. As with any town/city - a bit of common sense (street wise) should be applied. There are certain areas/places that should be avoided at certain times of the day and night. Most of the time, this petty crime can be avoided when applying a bit of common sense. By no means am I suggesting that it still doesnt happen and there certainly has been an increase in muggings/stabbings etc in the area, but what do you expect when local policing has been cut!!!!! smiffy1980
  • Score: 3

6:51pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Sybian Sue says...

is it just the ones I (reluctantly) use or do all underpasses smell of wee ?
is it just the ones I (reluctantly) use or do all underpasses smell of wee ? Sybian Sue
  • Score: 5

8:38pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Bolloximian says...

Sybian Sue wrote:
is it just the ones I (reluctantly) use or do all underpasses smell of wee ?
They all do. It's so that you know where you are if there's a power cut.
[quote][p][bold]Sybian Sue[/bold] wrote: is it just the ones I (reluctantly) use or do all underpasses smell of wee ?[/p][/quote]They all do. It's so that you know where you are if there's a power cut. Bolloximian
  • Score: 5

9:52pm Wed 5 Mar 14

Nebs says...

Next time the purple flag people visit, to do their late night assessment of the town, they could take in the underpass as part of their 3am Saturday morning walk.
Next time the purple flag people visit, to do their late night assessment of the town, they could take in the underpass as part of their 3am Saturday morning walk. Nebs
  • Score: 3

1:04pm Fri 7 Mar 14

cg1blue says...

smiffy1980 wrote:
123xxx wrote: I've lived here in Southend for just 2 years now. My two teenage sons have been mugged 8 times at knife point and my girlfriend mugged on the beach in Southend. All crimes were committed by foreigners. YES, FOREIGNERS. Dont bother moaning at me, Im moving out of this **** hole asap
It would be interesting to know where your sons were mugged as I have lived in and around southend for 30 years and apart from one failed attempted mugging outside the royals in 1994 ish I have not been victim to such acts. As with any town/city - a bit of common sense (street wise) should be applied. There are certain areas/places that should be avoided at certain times of the day and night. Most of the time, this petty crime can be avoided when applying a bit of common sense. By no means am I suggesting that it still doesnt happen and there certainly has been an increase in muggings/stabbings etc in the area, but what do you expect when local policing has been cut!!!!!
Agreed, I've either been very lucky for 30+ years living in the area, or I am streetwise. The crimes are definitely happening out there, but in certain places at certain times. I have always been the type to avoid violent confrontations, and I'm usually good at sensing danger. That said, I was mugged on the Isle of Dogs 5 years ago, so I know it's an awful thing to go through.
[quote][p][bold]smiffy1980[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]123xxx[/bold] wrote: I've lived here in Southend for just 2 years now. My two teenage sons have been mugged 8 times at knife point and my girlfriend mugged on the beach in Southend. All crimes were committed by foreigners. YES, FOREIGNERS. Dont bother moaning at me, Im moving out of this **** hole asap[/p][/quote]It would be interesting to know where your sons were mugged as I have lived in and around southend for 30 years and apart from one failed attempted mugging outside the royals in 1994 ish I have not been victim to such acts. As with any town/city - a bit of common sense (street wise) should be applied. There are certain areas/places that should be avoided at certain times of the day and night. Most of the time, this petty crime can be avoided when applying a bit of common sense. By no means am I suggesting that it still doesnt happen and there certainly has been an increase in muggings/stabbings etc in the area, but what do you expect when local policing has been cut!!!!![/p][/quote]Agreed, I've either been very lucky for 30+ years living in the area, or I am streetwise. The crimes are definitely happening out there, but in certain places at certain times. I have always been the type to avoid violent confrontations, and I'm usually good at sensing danger. That said, I was mugged on the Isle of Dogs 5 years ago, so I know it's an awful thing to go through. cg1blue
  • Score: 1

4:39pm Tue 11 Mar 14

jlcraig says...

I must admit, i'd rather use the roundabout than the underpass. I don't feel safe going under these places and if anything happens to you there aren't many means of escape. As a driver it does bother me when I see pedestrians along the road side or around this roundabout but I do believe they should re-think places such as these for those thugs out there.
I must admit, i'd rather use the roundabout than the underpass. I don't feel safe going under these places and if anything happens to you there aren't many means of escape. As a driver it does bother me when I see pedestrians along the road side or around this roundabout but I do believe they should re-think places such as these for those thugs out there. jlcraig
  • Score: 0

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