Police want to speak to this man about assault at Basildon train station

Police want to speak to this man about assault at Basildon train station

Police want to speak to this man about assault at Basildon train station

First published in News Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

POLICE want to speak to this man about an assault outside Basildon railway station.

A 47-year-old man, from Basildon, was punched in the face and suffered swelling and a bust lip.

The attack happened at 6.45pm on July 2.

The attacker was white, 5 feet 8 inches tall and medium build.

He had a shaved head and was wearing a dirty short sleeved t-shirt and dark tracksuit bottoms.

Police are appealing for anyone who recognises the man in this picture, or anyone with information to contact Pc Alex Plakhtienko at Pitsea police station on 101.

Alternatively, leave information anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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12:27pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Friendly Fire says...

Innocent until proven guilty.
Innocent until proven guilty. Friendly Fire
  • Score: -26

12:43pm Sat 2 Aug 14

supermadmax says...

"and was wearing a dirty short sleeved t-shirt "

Why always be so insulting when looking for alleged criminals. There is often two sides to every story, if the 'dirty' man did in fact hit the alleged victim, I doubt he did it for no reason.
"and was wearing a dirty short sleeved t-shirt " Why always be so insulting when looking for alleged criminals. There is often two sides to every story, if the 'dirty' man did in fact hit the alleged victim, I doubt he did it for no reason. supermadmax
  • Score: -39

1:17pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Horace Wimpole says...

He looks nice.
He looks nice. Horace Wimpole
  • Score: 7

1:46pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Nicotine stained fingers too, good photo mind, guessing it was taken from a body CCTV cam or camera phone just before the assault, wonder who he clobbered?
Nicotine stained fingers too, good photo mind, guessing it was taken from a body CCTV cam or camera phone just before the assault, wonder who he clobbered? Robin Reliant
  • Score: 6

2:57pm Sat 2 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

supermadmax wrote:
"and was wearing a dirty short sleeved t-shirt "

Why always be so insulting when looking for alleged criminals. There is often two sides to every story, if the 'dirty' man did in fact hit the alleged victim, I doubt he did it for no reason.
quite right, and i note the usual "in an unprovoked attack" is missing in this article...
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: "and was wearing a dirty short sleeved t-shirt " Why always be so insulting when looking for alleged criminals. There is often two sides to every story, if the 'dirty' man did in fact hit the alleged victim, I doubt he did it for no reason.[/p][/quote]quite right, and i note the usual "in an unprovoked attack" is missing in this article... pembury53
  • Score: -17

3:54pm Sat 2 Aug 14

LinfordsLunchbox says...

Doesnt matter if it was provoked, its not acceptable to go round hitting people
Doesnt matter if it was provoked, its not acceptable to go round hitting people LinfordsLunchbox
  • Score: 32

4:04pm Sat 2 Aug 14

runwellian says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
Innocent until proven guilty.
Nobody said he was guilty, just that the police wanted to speak to him!
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: Innocent until proven guilty.[/p][/quote]Nobody said he was guilty, just that the police wanted to speak to him! runwellian
  • Score: 17

6:08pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Friendly Fire says...

LinfordsLunchbox wrote:
Doesnt matter if it was provoked, its not acceptable to go round hitting people
Of course it is. I wouldn't hit anyone for no reason. A couple years ago, I was walking with a friend in Grays, and 3 teenagers about 17-18 started on us for no reason whatsoever. Hadn't even met these people. I don't know why, because i'm a big lad (go to the gym most days) and my mate isn't exactly skinny too. I think they thought that we were just going to stand there and let them walk over us. The final straw was when one of them pushed me. I've punched him so hard in the face, that I have floored him and his cheekbone was basically sticking out. The other two didn't know what to do, so I said to them 'you two want the same as what your cu*nty friend got? If not I suggest you f**k off. And to that they did.

Never let anyone walk over you. It's just how I was bought up.
[quote][p][bold]LinfordsLunchbox[/bold] wrote: Doesnt matter if it was provoked, its not acceptable to go round hitting people[/p][/quote]Of course it is. I wouldn't hit anyone for no reason. A couple years ago, I was walking with a friend in Grays, and 3 teenagers about 17-18 started on us for no reason whatsoever. Hadn't even met these people. I don't know why, because i'm a big lad (go to the gym most days) and my mate isn't exactly skinny too. I think they thought that we were just going to stand there and let them walk over us. The final straw was when one of them pushed me. I've punched him so hard in the face, that I have floored him and his cheekbone was basically sticking out. The other two didn't know what to do, so I said to them 'you two want the same as what your cu*nty friend got? If not I suggest you f**k off. And to that they did. Never let anyone walk over you. It's just how I was bought up. Friendly Fire
  • Score: 3

6:59pm Sat 2 Aug 14

boo beckett says...

Iain Dowie?
Iain Dowie? boo beckett
  • Score: 8

7:24pm Sat 2 Aug 14

_Lotus_ says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
LinfordsLunchbox wrote:
Doesnt matter if it was provoked, its not acceptable to go round hitting people
Of course it is. I wouldn't hit anyone for no reason. A couple years ago, I was walking with a friend in Grays, and 3 teenagers about 17-18 started on us for no reason whatsoever. Hadn't even met these people. I don't know why, because i'm a big lad (go to the gym most days) and my mate isn't exactly skinny too. I think they thought that we were just going to stand there and let them walk over us. The final straw was when one of them pushed me. I've punched him so hard in the face, that I have floored him and his cheekbone was basically sticking out. The other two didn't know what to do, so I said to them 'you two want the same as what your cu*nty friend got? If not I suggest you f**k off. And to that they did.

Never let anyone walk over you. It's just how I was bought up.
Well it is a good job old Max up there didn't see you do this, he would have said you probably provoked them.
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LinfordsLunchbox[/bold] wrote: Doesnt matter if it was provoked, its not acceptable to go round hitting people[/p][/quote]Of course it is. I wouldn't hit anyone for no reason. A couple years ago, I was walking with a friend in Grays, and 3 teenagers about 17-18 started on us for no reason whatsoever. Hadn't even met these people. I don't know why, because i'm a big lad (go to the gym most days) and my mate isn't exactly skinny too. I think they thought that we were just going to stand there and let them walk over us. The final straw was when one of them pushed me. I've punched him so hard in the face, that I have floored him and his cheekbone was basically sticking out. The other two didn't know what to do, so I said to them 'you two want the same as what your cu*nty friend got? If not I suggest you f**k off. And to that they did. Never let anyone walk over you. It's just how I was bought up.[/p][/quote]Well it is a good job old Max up there didn't see you do this, he would have said you probably provoked them. _Lotus_
  • Score: 5

7:39pm Sat 2 Aug 14

supermadmax says...

_Lotus_ wrote:
Friendly Fire wrote:
LinfordsLunchbox wrote:
Doesnt matter if it was provoked, its not acceptable to go round hitting people
Of course it is. I wouldn't hit anyone for no reason. A couple years ago, I was walking with a friend in Grays, and 3 teenagers about 17-18 started on us for no reason whatsoever. Hadn't even met these people. I don't know why, because i'm a big lad (go to the gym most days) and my mate isn't exactly skinny too. I think they thought that we were just going to stand there and let them walk over us. The final straw was when one of them pushed me. I've punched him so hard in the face, that I have floored him and his cheekbone was basically sticking out. The other two didn't know what to do, so I said to them 'you two want the same as what your cu*nty friend got? If not I suggest you f**k off. And to that they did.

Never let anyone walk over you. It's just how I was bought up.
Well it is a good job old Max up there didn't see you do this, he would have said you probably provoked them.
Errr actually had this been reported on this Site :
"Police looking for witnesses, Teenager, assaulted by group of men in unprovoked incident"
You lot would be having a meltdown baying for blood, where as I would likely point out that the 'victim' possible did something to commence the incident & its not entirely guilt free.

Surly you can see this ?
[quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LinfordsLunchbox[/bold] wrote: Doesnt matter if it was provoked, its not acceptable to go round hitting people[/p][/quote]Of course it is. I wouldn't hit anyone for no reason. A couple years ago, I was walking with a friend in Grays, and 3 teenagers about 17-18 started on us for no reason whatsoever. Hadn't even met these people. I don't know why, because i'm a big lad (go to the gym most days) and my mate isn't exactly skinny too. I think they thought that we were just going to stand there and let them walk over us. The final straw was when one of them pushed me. I've punched him so hard in the face, that I have floored him and his cheekbone was basically sticking out. The other two didn't know what to do, so I said to them 'you two want the same as what your cu*nty friend got? If not I suggest you f**k off. And to that they did. Never let anyone walk over you. It's just how I was bought up.[/p][/quote]Well it is a good job old Max up there didn't see you do this, he would have said you probably provoked them.[/p][/quote]Errr actually had this been reported on this Site : "Police looking for witnesses, Teenager, assaulted by group of men in unprovoked incident" You lot would be having a meltdown baying for blood, where as I would likely point out that the 'victim' possible did something to commence the incident & its not entirely guilt free. Surly you can see this ? supermadmax
  • Score: -5

8:41pm Sat 2 Aug 14

_Lotus_ says...

supermadmax wrote:
_Lotus_ wrote:
Friendly Fire wrote:
LinfordsLunchbox wrote:
Doesnt matter if it was provoked, its not acceptable to go round hitting people
Of course it is. I wouldn't hit anyone for no reason. A couple years ago, I was walking with a friend in Grays, and 3 teenagers about 17-18 started on us for no reason whatsoever. Hadn't even met these people. I don't know why, because i'm a big lad (go to the gym most days) and my mate isn't exactly skinny too. I think they thought that we were just going to stand there and let them walk over us. The final straw was when one of them pushed me. I've punched him so hard in the face, that I have floored him and his cheekbone was basically sticking out. The other two didn't know what to do, so I said to them 'you two want the same as what your cu*nty friend got? If not I suggest you f**k off. And to that they did.

Never let anyone walk over you. It's just how I was bought up.
Well it is a good job old Max up there didn't see you do this, he would have said you probably provoked them.
Errr actually had this been reported on this Site :
"Police looking for witnesses, Teenager, assaulted by group of men in unprovoked incident"
You lot would be having a meltdown baying for blood, where as I would likely point out that the 'victim' possible did something to commence the incident & its not entirely guilt free.

Surly you can see this ?
I am on about this story, no idea what other stuff you were on about.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LinfordsLunchbox[/bold] wrote: Doesnt matter if it was provoked, its not acceptable to go round hitting people[/p][/quote]Of course it is. I wouldn't hit anyone for no reason. A couple years ago, I was walking with a friend in Grays, and 3 teenagers about 17-18 started on us for no reason whatsoever. Hadn't even met these people. I don't know why, because i'm a big lad (go to the gym most days) and my mate isn't exactly skinny too. I think they thought that we were just going to stand there and let them walk over us. The final straw was when one of them pushed me. I've punched him so hard in the face, that I have floored him and his cheekbone was basically sticking out. The other two didn't know what to do, so I said to them 'you two want the same as what your cu*nty friend got? If not I suggest you f**k off. And to that they did. Never let anyone walk over you. It's just how I was bought up.[/p][/quote]Well it is a good job old Max up there didn't see you do this, he would have said you probably provoked them.[/p][/quote]Errr actually had this been reported on this Site : "Police looking for witnesses, Teenager, assaulted by group of men in unprovoked incident" You lot would be having a meltdown baying for blood, where as I would likely point out that the 'victim' possible did something to commence the incident & its not entirely guilt free. Surly you can see this ?[/p][/quote]I am on about this story, no idea what other stuff you were on about. _Lotus_
  • Score: 1

4:10am Sun 3 Aug 14

John Right says...

supermadmax wrote:
_Lotus_ wrote:
Friendly Fire wrote:
LinfordsLunchbox wrote:
Doesnt matter if it was provoked, its not acceptable to go round hitting people
Of course it is. I wouldn't hit anyone for no reason. A couple years ago, I was walking with a friend in Grays, and 3 teenagers about 17-18 started on us for no reason whatsoever. Hadn't even met these people. I don't know why, because i'm a big lad (go to the gym most days) and my mate isn't exactly skinny too. I think they thought that we were just going to stand there and let them walk over us. The final straw was when one of them pushed me. I've punched him so hard in the face, that I have floored him and his cheekbone was basically sticking out. The other two didn't know what to do, so I said to them 'you two want the same as what your cu*nty friend got? If not I suggest you f**k off. And to that they did.

Never let anyone walk over you. It's just how I was bought up.
Well it is a good job old Max up there didn't see you do this, he would have said you probably provoked them.
Errr actually had this been reported on this Site :
"Police looking for witnesses, Teenager, assaulted by group of men in unprovoked incident"
You lot would be having a meltdown baying for blood, where as I would likely point out that the 'victim' possible did something to commence the incident & its not entirely guilt free.

Surly you can see this ?
IDIOT
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]_Lotus_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LinfordsLunchbox[/bold] wrote: Doesnt matter if it was provoked, its not acceptable to go round hitting people[/p][/quote]Of course it is. I wouldn't hit anyone for no reason. A couple years ago, I was walking with a friend in Grays, and 3 teenagers about 17-18 started on us for no reason whatsoever. Hadn't even met these people. I don't know why, because i'm a big lad (go to the gym most days) and my mate isn't exactly skinny too. I think they thought that we were just going to stand there and let them walk over us. The final straw was when one of them pushed me. I've punched him so hard in the face, that I have floored him and his cheekbone was basically sticking out. The other two didn't know what to do, so I said to them 'you two want the same as what your cu*nty friend got? If not I suggest you f**k off. And to that they did. Never let anyone walk over you. It's just how I was bought up.[/p][/quote]Well it is a good job old Max up there didn't see you do this, he would have said you probably provoked them.[/p][/quote]Errr actually had this been reported on this Site : "Police looking for witnesses, Teenager, assaulted by group of men in unprovoked incident" You lot would be having a meltdown baying for blood, where as I would likely point out that the 'victim' possible did something to commence the incident & its not entirely guilt free. Surly you can see this ?[/p][/quote]IDIOT John Right
  • Score: 3

7:22am Sun 3 Aug 14

ShipShape says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
LinfordsLunchbox wrote:
Doesnt matter if it was provoked, its not acceptable to go round hitting people
Of course it is. I wouldn't hit anyone for no reason. A couple years ago, I was walking with a friend in Grays, and 3 teenagers about 17-18 started on us for no reason whatsoever. Hadn't even met these people. I don't know why, because i'm a big lad (go to the gym most days) and my mate isn't exactly skinny too. I think they thought that we were just going to stand there and let them walk over us. The final straw was when one of them pushed me. I've punched him so hard in the face, that I have floored him and his cheekbone was basically sticking out. The other two didn't know what to do, so I said to them 'you two want the same as what your cu*nty friend got? If not I suggest you f**k off. And to that they did.

Never let anyone walk over you. It's just how I was bought up.
SPARTA!!!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LinfordsLunchbox[/bold] wrote: Doesnt matter if it was provoked, its not acceptable to go round hitting people[/p][/quote]Of course it is. I wouldn't hit anyone for no reason. A couple years ago, I was walking with a friend in Grays, and 3 teenagers about 17-18 started on us for no reason whatsoever. Hadn't even met these people. I don't know why, because i'm a big lad (go to the gym most days) and my mate isn't exactly skinny too. I think they thought that we were just going to stand there and let them walk over us. The final straw was when one of them pushed me. I've punched him so hard in the face, that I have floored him and his cheekbone was basically sticking out. The other two didn't know what to do, so I said to them 'you two want the same as what your cu*nty friend got? If not I suggest you f**k off. And to that they did. Never let anyone walk over you. It's just how I was bought up.[/p][/quote]SPARTA!!!!!!! ShipShape
  • Score: 2

9:28am Mon 4 Aug 14

Ugly says...

supermadmax wrote:
"and was wearing a dirty short sleeved t-shirt "

Why always be so insulting when looking for alleged criminals. There is often two sides to every story, if the 'dirty' man did in fact hit the alleged victim, I doubt he did it for no reason.
If he hit anyone, it is unnacceptable unless defending yourself or others.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: "and was wearing a dirty short sleeved t-shirt " Why always be so insulting when looking for alleged criminals. There is often two sides to every story, if the 'dirty' man did in fact hit the alleged victim, I doubt he did it for no reason.[/p][/quote]If he hit anyone, it is unnacceptable unless defending yourself or others. Ugly
  • Score: -1

12:55pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Veggiegrower says...

its all kicking off between the unprovoked comments community, I hope you are all wearing dirty tee shirts
its all kicking off between the unprovoked comments community, I hope you are all wearing dirty tee shirts Veggiegrower
  • Score: 1

1:02pm Mon 4 Aug 14

SLord90 says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
Innocent until proven guilty.
No, Guilty until proven innocent.
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: Innocent until proven guilty.[/p][/quote]No, Guilty until proven innocent. SLord90
  • Score: 0

1:34pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Jezza14 says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
LinfordsLunchbox wrote:
Doesnt matter if it was provoked, its not acceptable to go round hitting people
Of course it is. I wouldn't hit anyone for no reason. A couple years ago, I was walking with a friend in Grays, and 3 teenagers about 17-18 started on us for no reason whatsoever. Hadn't even met these people. I don't know why, because i'm a big lad (go to the gym most days) and my mate isn't exactly skinny too. I think they thought that we were just going to stand there and let them walk over us. The final straw was when one of them pushed me. I've punched him so hard in the face, that I have floored him and his cheekbone was basically sticking out. The other two didn't know what to do, so I said to them 'you two want the same as what your cu*nty friend got? If not I suggest you f**k off. And to that they did.

Never let anyone walk over you. It's just how I was bought up.
Well aren't you the BIG I AM...

So tell me, if the teenager you punched had smacked his head on the ground when he went down, and died of his injuries (as has happened many times in similar incidents) would you be so proud of you actions? I suspect you would have been blubbing in the box as the judge sent you down for manslaughter.

Fair enough you have the right to defend yourself, but as the conflict in Gaza shows, its all about a proportional response - punching someone just because think/ know you're 'harder' than them or to 'teach them a lesson' is neither big, nor clever.
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LinfordsLunchbox[/bold] wrote: Doesnt matter if it was provoked, its not acceptable to go round hitting people[/p][/quote]Of course it is. I wouldn't hit anyone for no reason. A couple years ago, I was walking with a friend in Grays, and 3 teenagers about 17-18 started on us for no reason whatsoever. Hadn't even met these people. I don't know why, because i'm a big lad (go to the gym most days) and my mate isn't exactly skinny too. I think they thought that we were just going to stand there and let them walk over us. The final straw was when one of them pushed me. I've punched him so hard in the face, that I have floored him and his cheekbone was basically sticking out. The other two didn't know what to do, so I said to them 'you two want the same as what your cu*nty friend got? If not I suggest you f**k off. And to that they did. Never let anyone walk over you. It's just how I was bought up.[/p][/quote]Well aren't you the BIG I AM... So tell me, if the teenager you punched had smacked his head on the ground when he went down, and died of his injuries (as has happened many times in similar incidents) would you be so proud of you actions? I suspect you would have been blubbing in the box as the judge sent you down for manslaughter. Fair enough you have the right to defend yourself, but as the conflict in Gaza shows, its all about a proportional response - punching someone just because think/ know you're 'harder' than them or to 'teach them a lesson' is neither big, nor clever. Jezza14
  • Score: 2

2:01pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Controversial1 says...

Friendly Fire wrote:
LinfordsLunchbox wrote:
Doesnt matter if it was provoked, its not acceptable to go round hitting people
Of course it is. I wouldn't hit anyone for no reason. A couple years ago, I was walking with a friend in Grays, and 3 teenagers about 17-18 started on us for no reason whatsoever. Hadn't even met these people. I don't know why, because i'm a big lad (go to the gym most days) and my mate isn't exactly skinny too. I think they thought that we were just going to stand there and let them walk over us. The final straw was when one of them pushed me. I've punched him so hard in the face, that I have floored him and his cheekbone was basically sticking out. The other two didn't know what to do, so I said to them 'you two want the same as what your cu*nty friend got? If not I suggest you f**k off. And to that they did.

Never let anyone walk over you. It's just how I was bought up.
Did you actually want to comment on the story or just say about how big and brave you are Rambo?
[quote][p][bold]Friendly Fire[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LinfordsLunchbox[/bold] wrote: Doesnt matter if it was provoked, its not acceptable to go round hitting people[/p][/quote]Of course it is. I wouldn't hit anyone for no reason. A couple years ago, I was walking with a friend in Grays, and 3 teenagers about 17-18 started on us for no reason whatsoever. Hadn't even met these people. I don't know why, because i'm a big lad (go to the gym most days) and my mate isn't exactly skinny too. I think they thought that we were just going to stand there and let them walk over us. The final straw was when one of them pushed me. I've punched him so hard in the face, that I have floored him and his cheekbone was basically sticking out. The other two didn't know what to do, so I said to them 'you two want the same as what your cu*nty friend got? If not I suggest you f**k off. And to that they did. Never let anyone walk over you. It's just how I was bought up.[/p][/quote]Did you actually want to comment on the story or just say about how big and brave you are Rambo? Controversial1
  • Score: 3

2:05pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Controversial1 says...

I reckon the person who took the photo was the one who got clobbered. Looks like the "alleged" offender is carrying a cycle helmet in his left hand, so perhaps he hopped on the kids bike he stole from Canvey after and got away!
I reckon the person who took the photo was the one who got clobbered. Looks like the "alleged" offender is carrying a cycle helmet in his left hand, so perhaps he hopped on the kids bike he stole from Canvey after and got away! Controversial1
  • Score: 0

6:19pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Touch79 says...

If this photo was taken just moments before the attack then you're probably looking for a left-hander.

Right handed smokers subconsciously tend to hold their cigarette in their left hand.
If this photo was taken just moments before the attack then you're probably looking for a left-hander. Right handed smokers subconsciously tend to hold their cigarette in their left hand. Touch79
  • Score: -1

10:17pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Friendly Fire says...

Touch79 wrote:
If this photo was taken just moments before the attack then you're probably looking for a left-hander.

Right handed smokers subconsciously tend to hold their cigarette in their left hand.
Narrows it down then to about 5 million people.
[quote][p][bold]Touch79[/bold] wrote: If this photo was taken just moments before the attack then you're probably looking for a left-hander. Right handed smokers subconsciously tend to hold their cigarette in their left hand.[/p][/quote]Narrows it down then to about 5 million people. Friendly Fire
  • Score: 0

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