Parent headbutted by man in children's park

Parent headbutted by man in children's park

Parent headbutted by man in children's park

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Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault during an argument between two parents in Southend.

The attack happened in the children’s play area in Southchurch Park off Shaftesury Avenue when a 60-year-old local woman was headbutted by a man shortly before 6:30pm on Wednesday, June 18.

The woman had been having a discussion with a man about the behaviour of their respective children. Following the assault, the man walked away and got into a silver Ford Puma which had been parked outside a nearby confectionary shop.

Investigating officer, PC Javier Rodriguez-Perez, said: "During these past few weeks, we have been examining CCTV to see if the man has been captured on camera. We are still working our way through the hours of footage, but we now know that he was with a woman.

"Silver Pumas in the Southend area are probably not that common so we’re hoping that someone knows who this man is and where he lives.”

The assailant is described as white, of large build, approximately six foot tall, had short, brown spikey hair, is aged in his late thirties and was wearing a red-checked shirt. He was in the company of a fat woman who is described as white, approximately 5ft 8ins tall and has shoulder-length white blonde hair.

The victim was taken to Southend University Hospital by paramedics and treated for her facial injuries. She is now recovering at home.

Anyone who witnessed the assault or recognises the man from the description provided is urged to contact investigating officers at the Neighbourhood Crime Team at Southend police station on 101.

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5:40pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Rio25 says...

'A fat woman' very non PC and slang language, surely there are guidelines for writing at the echo?
'A fat woman' very non PC and slang language, surely there are guidelines for writing at the echo? Rio25
  • Score: 7

6:46pm Wed 9 Jul 14

libralady says...

Rio25 wrote:
'A fat woman' very non PC and slang language, surely there are guidelines for writing at the echo?
Funny enough I just saw that and thought the same.
[quote][p][bold]Rio25[/bold] wrote: 'A fat woman' very non PC and slang language, surely there are guidelines for writing at the echo?[/p][/quote]Funny enough I just saw that and thought the same. libralady
  • Score: 10

7:36pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Headbut is a kiss in Glasgow
Headbut is a kiss in Glasgow Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: -11

9:33pm Wed 9 Jul 14

_Lotus_ says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Headbut is a kiss in Glasgow
Not to a 60 year old woman it shouldn't be.

Bloody disgusting this incident is, seriously.
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: Headbut is a kiss in Glasgow[/p][/quote]Not to a 60 year old woman it shouldn't be. Bloody disgusting this incident is, seriously. _Lotus_
  • Score: 39

9:58pm Wed 9 Jul 14

John Right says...

Good to hear Germany are trumps to win the World Cup, as commenting on stories like this are bad for your health.
Good to hear Germany are trumps to win the World Cup, as commenting on stories like this are bad for your health. John Right
  • Score: -16

7:02am Thu 10 Jul 14

whateverhappened says...

He was in the company of a fat woman who is described as white, approximately 5ft 8ins tall and has shoulder-length white blonde hair.

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needle and haystack come to mind
He was in the company of a fat woman who is described as white, approximately 5ft 8ins tall and has shoulder-length white blonde hair. . . . needle and haystack come to mind whateverhappened
  • Score: 24

7:49am Thu 10 Jul 14

Robin Reliant says...

. He was in the company of a fat woman who is described as white, approximately 5ft 8ins tall and has shoulder-length white blonde hair.

yes that narrows it down, would have been a sight though...a white blond haired fat woman and a 'Large build' 6 foot bloke crammed in a Puma.
. He was in the company of a fat woman who is described as white, approximately 5ft 8ins tall and has shoulder-length white blonde hair. yes that narrows it down, would have been a sight though...a white blond haired fat woman and a 'Large build' 6 foot bloke crammed in a Puma. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 18

10:35am Thu 10 Jul 14

pembury53 says...

libralady wrote:
Rio25 wrote:
'A fat woman' very non PC and slang language, surely there are guidelines for writing at the echo?
Funny enough I just saw that and thought the same.
if she's fat, tell it like it is, whats wrong with that ? if she doesn't like it try a diet and some exercise.... thet sound like a right pair of low life anyway
[quote][p][bold]libralady[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rio25[/bold] wrote: 'A fat woman' very non PC and slang language, surely there are guidelines for writing at the echo?[/p][/quote]Funny enough I just saw that and thought the same.[/p][/quote]if she's fat, tell it like it is, whats wrong with that ? if she doesn't like it try a diet and some exercise.... thet sound like a right pair of low life anyway pembury53
  • Score: 25

10:40am Thu 10 Jul 14

boo beckett says...

I hope the woman who was described as 'fat' reads this article. She'll spit her McDonald's out.
I hope the woman who was described as 'fat' reads this article. She'll spit her McDonald's out. boo beckett
  • Score: 25

10:56am Thu 10 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

Rio25 wrote:
'A fat woman' very non PC and slang language, surely there are guidelines for writing at the echo?
Stuff PC. There's too much of it these days. The words "fat" and "thin" are legitimate words and if the woman had been described as "thin", would there be the same reaction?

What should we refer to her as, "horizontally challenged".

Leave the English language alone. I've been called all sorts, usually by idiots on here who have never even met me; you just have to grow a thick skin.

All this tampering with our language really riles me. All it does is just draw more attention to whatever or whoever is supposed to be "offended".

I'm a size 10/12 so I suppose I'm fat, to someone who is a size zero. And skinny to anyone who is size 16 plus..

It's all relative.

Getting back to the subject (see how distracting this PC cr@p is?) , there are far too many big bullyboy types around these days and any man who hits a woman, especially assaulting her in this manner and particularly as she is older, is obviously not a man.

No matter what the rights and wrongs of the argument was, there is no need for physical violence.

I admit it can be tempting sometimes to lash out but in the end, it doesn't solve anything. There are quite a few people I'd love to whack but it's all about self control and walking away before the situation escalates to that level.

Some of these Jeremy Kyle show rejects were obviously dragged up without regard for manners, respect and decorum.

Letting rip verbally is one thing, head butting somebody is quite another.
[quote][p][bold]Rio25[/bold] wrote: 'A fat woman' very non PC and slang language, surely there are guidelines for writing at the echo?[/p][/quote]Stuff PC. There's too much of it these days. The words "fat" and "thin" are legitimate words and if the woman had been described as "thin", would there be the same reaction? What should we refer to her as, "horizontally challenged". Leave the English language alone. I've been called all sorts, usually by idiots on here who have never even met me; you just have to grow a thick skin. All this tampering with our language really riles me. All it does is just draw more attention to whatever or whoever is supposed to be "offended". I'm a size 10/12 so I suppose I'm fat, to someone who is a size zero. And skinny to anyone who is size 16 plus.. It's all relative. Getting back to the subject (see how distracting this PC cr@p is?) , there are far too many big bullyboy types around these days and any man who hits a woman, especially assaulting her in this manner and particularly as she is older, is obviously not a man. No matter what the rights and wrongs of the argument was, there is no need for physical violence. I admit it can be tempting sometimes to lash out but in the end, it doesn't solve anything. There are quite a few people I'd love to whack but it's all about self control and walking away before the situation escalates to that level. Some of these Jeremy Kyle show rejects were obviously dragged up without regard for manners, respect and decorum. Letting rip verbally is one thing, head butting somebody is quite another. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 28

10:58am Thu 10 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

pembury53 wrote:
libralady wrote:
Rio25 wrote:
'A fat woman' very non PC and slang language, surely there are guidelines for writing at the echo?
Funny enough I just saw that and thought the same.
if she's fat, tell it like it is, whats wrong with that ? if she doesn't like it try a diet and some exercise.... thet sound like a right pair of low life anyway
For once I agree with you...
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]libralady[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rio25[/bold] wrote: 'A fat woman' very non PC and slang language, surely there are guidelines for writing at the echo?[/p][/quote]Funny enough I just saw that and thought the same.[/p][/quote]if she's fat, tell it like it is, whats wrong with that ? if she doesn't like it try a diet and some exercise.... thet sound like a right pair of low life anyway[/p][/quote]For once I agree with you... Kim Gandy
  • Score: 11

12:09pm Thu 10 Jul 14

cropped hero says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Rio25 wrote:
'A fat woman' very non PC and slang language, surely there are guidelines for writing at the echo?
Stuff PC. There's too much of it these days. The words "fat" and "thin" are legitimate words and if the woman had been described as "thin", would there be the same reaction?

What should we refer to her as, "horizontally challenged".

Leave the English language alone. I've been called all sorts, usually by idiots on here who have never even met me; you just have to grow a thick skin.

All this tampering with our language really riles me. All it does is just draw more attention to whatever or whoever is supposed to be "offended".

I'm a size 10/12 so I suppose I'm fat, to someone who is a size zero. And skinny to anyone who is size 16 plus..

It's all relative.

Getting back to the subject (see how distracting this PC cr@p is?) , there are far too many big bullyboy types around these days and any man who hits a woman, especially assaulting her in this manner and particularly as she is older, is obviously not a man.

No matter what the rights and wrongs of the argument was, there is no need for physical violence.

I admit it can be tempting sometimes to lash out but in the end, it doesn't solve anything. There are quite a few people I'd love to whack but it's all about self control and walking away before the situation escalates to that level.

Some of these Jeremy Kyle show rejects were obviously dragged up without regard for manners, respect and decorum.

Letting rip verbally is one thing, head butting somebody is quite another.
Kim you have hit the nail on the head.

I agree with every single word you have wrirtten here.

I am sure that the vast majority of folk reading this will too.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rio25[/bold] wrote: 'A fat woman' very non PC and slang language, surely there are guidelines for writing at the echo?[/p][/quote]Stuff PC. There's too much of it these days. The words "fat" and "thin" are legitimate words and if the woman had been described as "thin", would there be the same reaction? What should we refer to her as, "horizontally challenged". Leave the English language alone. I've been called all sorts, usually by idiots on here who have never even met me; you just have to grow a thick skin. All this tampering with our language really riles me. All it does is just draw more attention to whatever or whoever is supposed to be "offended". I'm a size 10/12 so I suppose I'm fat, to someone who is a size zero. And skinny to anyone who is size 16 plus.. It's all relative. Getting back to the subject (see how distracting this PC cr@p is?) , there are far too many big bullyboy types around these days and any man who hits a woman, especially assaulting her in this manner and particularly as she is older, is obviously not a man. No matter what the rights and wrongs of the argument was, there is no need for physical violence. I admit it can be tempting sometimes to lash out but in the end, it doesn't solve anything. There are quite a few people I'd love to whack but it's all about self control and walking away before the situation escalates to that level. Some of these Jeremy Kyle show rejects were obviously dragged up without regard for manners, respect and decorum. Letting rip verbally is one thing, head butting somebody is quite another.[/p][/quote]Kim you have hit the nail on the head. I agree with every single word you have wrirtten here. I am sure that the vast majority of folk reading this will too. cropped hero
  • Score: 11

12:26pm Thu 10 Jul 14

The Malone says...

"Silver Pumas in the Southend area are probably not that common so we’re hoping that someone knows who this man is and where he lives.”
WTF do they have that huge data base at Swansea for?
"Silver Pumas in the Southend area are probably not that common so we’re hoping that someone knows who this man is and where he lives.” WTF do they have that huge data base at Swansea for? The Malone
  • Score: 16

12:35pm Thu 10 Jul 14

TheaWells says...

The Malone wrote:
"Silver Pumas in the Southend area are probably not that common so we’re hoping that someone knows who this man is and where he lives.”
WTF do they have that huge data base at Swansea for?
No sh*t!!
[quote][p][bold]The Malone[/bold] wrote: "Silver Pumas in the Southend area are probably not that common so we’re hoping that someone knows who this man is and where he lives.” WTF do they have that huge data base at Swansea for?[/p][/quote]No sh*t!! TheaWells
  • Score: -3

1:59pm Thu 10 Jul 14

pembury53 says...

The Malone wrote:
"Silver Pumas in the Southend area are probably not that common so we’re hoping that someone knows who this man is and where he lives.”
WTF do they have that huge data base at Swansea for?
absolutely, they'd find you quick enough if your MOT was a day over, but it seems that policing real crime is the publics responsibility these days....
[quote][p][bold]The Malone[/bold] wrote: "Silver Pumas in the Southend area are probably not that common so we’re hoping that someone knows who this man is and where he lives.” WTF do they have that huge data base at Swansea for?[/p][/quote]absolutely, they'd find you quick enough if your MOT was a day over, but it seems that policing real crime is the publics responsibility these days.... pembury53
  • Score: 10

2:19pm Thu 10 Jul 14

stevec1970 says...

Hate to say it but silver Puma's are pretty common!!!
Hate to say it but silver Puma's are pretty common!!! stevec1970
  • Score: 4

4:57pm Thu 10 Jul 14

sesibollox says...

cropped hero wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
Rio25 wrote:
'A fat woman' very non PC and slang language, surely there are guidelines for writing at the echo?
Stuff PC. There's too much of it these days. The words "fat" and "thin" are legitimate words and if the woman had been described as "thin", would there be the same reaction?

What should we refer to her as, "horizontally challenged".

Leave the English language alone. I've been called all sorts, usually by idiots on here who have never even met me; you just have to grow a thick skin.

All this tampering with our language really riles me. All it does is just draw more attention to whatever or whoever is supposed to be "offended".

I'm a size 10/12 so I suppose I'm fat, to someone who is a size zero. And skinny to anyone who is size 16 plus..

It's all relative.

Getting back to the subject (see how distracting this PC cr@p is?) , there are far too many big bullyboy types around these days and any man who hits a woman, especially assaulting her in this manner and particularly as she is older, is obviously not a man.

No matter what the rights and wrongs of the argument was, there is no need for physical violence.

I admit it can be tempting sometimes to lash out but in the end, it doesn't solve anything. There are quite a few people I'd love to whack but it's all about self control and walking away before the situation escalates to that level.

Some of these Jeremy Kyle show rejects were obviously dragged up without regard for manners, respect and decorum.

Letting rip verbally is one thing, head butting somebody is quite another.
Kim you have hit the nail on the head.

I agree with every single word you have wrirtten here.

I am sure that the vast majority of folk reading this will too.
Gandy has been described as many things, all valid words, though she goes running to the Echo to complain, don't you Chucky, eh?
[quote][p][bold]cropped hero[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rio25[/bold] wrote: 'A fat woman' very non PC and slang language, surely there are guidelines for writing at the echo?[/p][/quote]Stuff PC. There's too much of it these days. The words "fat" and "thin" are legitimate words and if the woman had been described as "thin", would there be the same reaction? What should we refer to her as, "horizontally challenged". Leave the English language alone. I've been called all sorts, usually by idiots on here who have never even met me; you just have to grow a thick skin. All this tampering with our language really riles me. All it does is just draw more attention to whatever or whoever is supposed to be "offended". I'm a size 10/12 so I suppose I'm fat, to someone who is a size zero. And skinny to anyone who is size 16 plus.. It's all relative. Getting back to the subject (see how distracting this PC cr@p is?) , there are far too many big bullyboy types around these days and any man who hits a woman, especially assaulting her in this manner and particularly as she is older, is obviously not a man. No matter what the rights and wrongs of the argument was, there is no need for physical violence. I admit it can be tempting sometimes to lash out but in the end, it doesn't solve anything. There are quite a few people I'd love to whack but it's all about self control and walking away before the situation escalates to that level. Some of these Jeremy Kyle show rejects were obviously dragged up without regard for manners, respect and decorum. Letting rip verbally is one thing, head butting somebody is quite another.[/p][/quote]Kim you have hit the nail on the head. I agree with every single word you have wrirtten here. I am sure that the vast majority of folk reading this will too.[/p][/quote]Gandy has been described as many things, all valid words, though she goes running to the Echo to complain, don't you Chucky, eh? sesibollox
  • Score: -12

9:53pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Rio25 says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Rio25 wrote:
'A fat woman' very non PC and slang language, surely there are guidelines for writing at the echo?
Stuff PC. There's too much of it these days. The words "fat" and "thin" are legitimate words and if the woman had been described as "thin", would there be the same reaction?

What should we refer to her as, "horizontally challenged".

Leave the English language alone. I've been called all sorts, usually by idiots on here who have never even met me; you just have to grow a thick skin.

All this tampering with our language really riles me. All it does is just draw more attention to whatever or whoever is supposed to be "offended".

I'm a size 10/12 so I suppose I'm fat, to someone who is a size zero. And skinny to anyone who is size 16 plus..

It's all relative.

Getting back to the subject (see how distracting this PC cr@p is?) , there are far too many big bullyboy types around these days and any man who hits a woman, especially assaulting her in this manner and particularly as she is older, is obviously not a man.

No matter what the rights and wrongs of the argument was, there is no need for physical violence.

I admit it can be tempting sometimes to lash out but in the end, it doesn't solve anything. There are quite a few people I'd love to whack but it's all about self control and walking away before the situation escalates to that level.

Some of these Jeremy Kyle show rejects were obviously dragged up without regard for manners, respect and decorum.

Letting rip verbally is one thing, head butting somebody is quite another.
Although you make some valid points Kim, and obviously the nature of the incident itself is far more important, I believe that the 'dumbing down' of society perpetuated by the media in their use of slang language, contributes to what's wrong with society today. I probably sound old before my time, but it seems that anything goes these days, even for my generation! I suppose I expect a higher standard of English to be written, otherwise anyone could be a writer, and I also think it's unnecessary to use vulgar language, I'm used to being careful with descriptions in my profession, even the word large would be better than fat. It was just a thought anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rio25[/bold] wrote: 'A fat woman' very non PC and slang language, surely there are guidelines for writing at the echo?[/p][/quote]Stuff PC. There's too much of it these days. The words "fat" and "thin" are legitimate words and if the woman had been described as "thin", would there be the same reaction? What should we refer to her as, "horizontally challenged". Leave the English language alone. I've been called all sorts, usually by idiots on here who have never even met me; you just have to grow a thick skin. All this tampering with our language really riles me. All it does is just draw more attention to whatever or whoever is supposed to be "offended". I'm a size 10/12 so I suppose I'm fat, to someone who is a size zero. And skinny to anyone who is size 16 plus.. It's all relative. Getting back to the subject (see how distracting this PC cr@p is?) , there are far too many big bullyboy types around these days and any man who hits a woman, especially assaulting her in this manner and particularly as she is older, is obviously not a man. No matter what the rights and wrongs of the argument was, there is no need for physical violence. I admit it can be tempting sometimes to lash out but in the end, it doesn't solve anything. There are quite a few people I'd love to whack but it's all about self control and walking away before the situation escalates to that level. Some of these Jeremy Kyle show rejects were obviously dragged up without regard for manners, respect and decorum. Letting rip verbally is one thing, head butting somebody is quite another.[/p][/quote]Although you make some valid points Kim, and obviously the nature of the incident itself is far more important, I believe that the 'dumbing down' of society perpetuated by the media in their use of slang language, contributes to what's wrong with society today. I probably sound old before my time, but it seems that anything goes these days, even for my generation! I suppose I expect a higher standard of English to be written, otherwise anyone could be a writer, and I also think it's unnecessary to use vulgar language, I'm used to being careful with descriptions in my profession, even the word large would be better than fat. It was just a thought anyway. Rio25
  • Score: 0

9:53pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Rio25 says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Rio25 wrote:
'A fat woman' very non PC and slang language, surely there are guidelines for writing at the echo?
Stuff PC. There's too much of it these days. The words "fat" and "thin" are legitimate words and if the woman had been described as "thin", would there be the same reaction?

What should we refer to her as, "horizontally challenged".

Leave the English language alone. I've been called all sorts, usually by idiots on here who have never even met me; you just have to grow a thick skin.

All this tampering with our language really riles me. All it does is just draw more attention to whatever or whoever is supposed to be "offended".

I'm a size 10/12 so I suppose I'm fat, to someone who is a size zero. And skinny to anyone who is size 16 plus..

It's all relative.

Getting back to the subject (see how distracting this PC cr@p is?) , there are far too many big bullyboy types around these days and any man who hits a woman, especially assaulting her in this manner and particularly as she is older, is obviously not a man.

No matter what the rights and wrongs of the argument was, there is no need for physical violence.

I admit it can be tempting sometimes to lash out but in the end, it doesn't solve anything. There are quite a few people I'd love to whack but it's all about self control and walking away before the situation escalates to that level.

Some of these Jeremy Kyle show rejects were obviously dragged up without regard for manners, respect and decorum.

Letting rip verbally is one thing, head butting somebody is quite another.
Although you make some valid points Kim, and obviously the nature of the incident itself is far more important, I believe that the 'dumbing down' of society perpetuated by the media in their use of slang language, contributes to what's wrong with society today. I probably sound old before my time, but it seems that anything goes these days, even for my generation! I suppose I expect a higher standard of English to be written, otherwise anyone could be a writer, and I also think it's unnecessary to use vulgar language, I'm used to being careful with descriptions in my profession, even the word large would be better than fat. It was just a thought anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rio25[/bold] wrote: 'A fat woman' very non PC and slang language, surely there are guidelines for writing at the echo?[/p][/quote]Stuff PC. There's too much of it these days. The words "fat" and "thin" are legitimate words and if the woman had been described as "thin", would there be the same reaction? What should we refer to her as, "horizontally challenged". Leave the English language alone. I've been called all sorts, usually by idiots on here who have never even met me; you just have to grow a thick skin. All this tampering with our language really riles me. All it does is just draw more attention to whatever or whoever is supposed to be "offended". I'm a size 10/12 so I suppose I'm fat, to someone who is a size zero. And skinny to anyone who is size 16 plus.. It's all relative. Getting back to the subject (see how distracting this PC cr@p is?) , there are far too many big bullyboy types around these days and any man who hits a woman, especially assaulting her in this manner and particularly as she is older, is obviously not a man. No matter what the rights and wrongs of the argument was, there is no need for physical violence. I admit it can be tempting sometimes to lash out but in the end, it doesn't solve anything. There are quite a few people I'd love to whack but it's all about self control and walking away before the situation escalates to that level. Some of these Jeremy Kyle show rejects were obviously dragged up without regard for manners, respect and decorum. Letting rip verbally is one thing, head butting somebody is quite another.[/p][/quote]Although you make some valid points Kim, and obviously the nature of the incident itself is far more important, I believe that the 'dumbing down' of society perpetuated by the media in their use of slang language, contributes to what's wrong with society today. I probably sound old before my time, but it seems that anything goes these days, even for my generation! I suppose I expect a higher standard of English to be written, otherwise anyone could be a writer, and I also think it's unnecessary to use vulgar language, I'm used to being careful with descriptions in my profession, even the word large would be better than fat. It was just a thought anyway. Rio25
  • Score: 0

10:23pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Robin Reliant says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
I'm a size 10/12 so I suppose I'm fat.

Thats a classic line for girls that want to squeeze into a 10, but should have a 12 so what is it..10 or a 12?
Kim Gandy wrote: I'm a size 10/12 so I suppose I'm fat. Thats a classic line for girls that want to squeeze into a 10, but should have a 12 so what is it..10 or a 12? Robin Reliant
  • Score: -3

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