Appeal for Rayleigh victims to come forward

Echo: Appeal for Rayleigh victims to come forward Appeal for Rayleigh victims to come forward

POLICE want to trace three men targeted by a teenage gang behind attacks in Rayleigh.

The Echo revealed yesterday how a 39-year-old man was left with severe facial injuries after being asaulted by about 12 teenagers at The Approach between midnight and 1am on Saturday. He had been flagged down by the youths while enroute to pick up a family member from the nearby station.

He was taken to Southend Hospital and transferred to Broomfield Hospital, in Chelmsford, where he underwent specialist surgery. He is now recovering at home in Rayleigh.

Police believe the youths were also responsible for assaulting another man and smashing the windows of a taxi belonging to Rayleigh Taxis.

Now they are appealing for another three men to come forward.

Det Con Jon Holden said: “We are looking to identify the men, whowere threatened by this group while returning from the nearby Travellers Joy pub. They were walking in The Approach, towards Landsdowne Drive, shortly before 1am. They appear to have fobbed off the abuse these boys were giving them. However, they could help us identify the teenagers. We only know the men are white and older than 40.”

He added officers would continue to patrol the area this week and were determined to arrest the youths and get to the bottom of why they were intimidating motorists near the station.

Rayleigh resident Sarah Halloran, who set up a Neighbourhood Watch page on Facebook last month after a perceived crime rise in the town, said many were shocked by the violence.

She said: “A page user posted something about it and I didn’t realise how close to home it was until I looked on a map. In a lot of places, this sort of thing is maybe not all that unusual, but because Rayleigh is generally quiet, people were quite shocked.”

Anyone with information about the assaults, or who knows the teens, can call detectives at Southend police station on 101.

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11:09am Tue 24 Dec 13

Kim Gandy says...

Violence is on the increase in this town. I live in the town centre and I have to say there are too many bars that attract the wrong type of attention. The TOWIE bar is full of unruly, obnoxious types, I get them going past my property at night, bawling and shouting and fighting in the street. And an incident where a man got his face smashed in took place yards from my flat as did the violence that was put on Youtube a couple of summers ago.

We have a police station that isn't manned half the time and police we hardly ever see.

Yet more Tory cuts are responsible for this. It's a hopeless situation because there is not one political party I can trust with my vote right now. However, it's time something was done and I call upon the Town Council, the County Council and the police to get their heads together before it's too late.

And I call upon Rodney Bass, Cabinet Member for Highways, Essex County Council, to abandon his ridiculous plans to turn off the lights. The minute this happens, this sort of crime will escalate when these yobs can carry out these attacks under cover of darkness. No doubt they will use torches and lights on mobile phones to target their victims.
Violence is on the increase in this town. I live in the town centre and I have to say there are too many bars that attract the wrong type of attention. The TOWIE bar is full of unruly, obnoxious types, I get them going past my property at night, bawling and shouting and fighting in the street. And an incident where a man got his face smashed in took place yards from my flat as did the violence that was put on Youtube a couple of summers ago. We have a police station that isn't manned half the time and police we hardly ever see. Yet more Tory cuts are responsible for this. It's a hopeless situation because there is not one political party I can trust with my vote right now. However, it's time something was done and I call upon the Town Council, the County Council and the police to get their heads together before it's too late. And I call upon Rodney Bass, Cabinet Member for Highways, Essex County Council, to abandon his ridiculous plans to turn off the lights. The minute this happens, this sort of crime will escalate when these yobs can carry out these attacks under cover of darkness. No doubt they will use torches and lights on mobile phones to target their victims. Kim Gandy

11:39am Tue 24 Dec 13

rayleigh123 says...

Did you know that the Lynx night club traded for 8 months without planning permission - when i questioned the council i got no answer after threatening them with ombudsman, there reply -- it slipped their mind ????

Theres one rule for them and another for us - the council has ruined Rayleigh town centre Friday and Saturday nights.


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Did you know that the Lynx night club traded for 8 months without planning permission - when i questioned the council i got no answer after threatening them with ombudsman, there reply -- it slipped their mind ???? Theres one rule for them and another for us - the council has ruined Rayleigh town centre Friday and Saturday nights. . rayleigh123

1:10pm Tue 24 Dec 13

_Lotus_ says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Violence is on the increase in this town. I live in the town centre and I have to say there are too many bars that attract the wrong type of attention. The TOWIE bar is full of unruly, obnoxious types, I get them going past my property at night, bawling and shouting and fighting in the street. And an incident where a man got his face smashed in took place yards from my flat as did the violence that was put on Youtube a couple of summers ago.

We have a police station that isn't manned half the time and police we hardly ever see.

Yet more Tory cuts are responsible for this. It's a hopeless situation because there is not one political party I can trust with my vote right now. However, it's time something was done and I call upon the Town Council, the County Council and the police to get their heads together before it's too late.

And I call upon Rodney Bass, Cabinet Member for Highways, Essex County Council, to abandon his ridiculous plans to turn off the lights. The minute this happens, this sort of crime will escalate when these yobs can carry out these attacks under cover of darkness. No doubt they will use torches and lights on mobile phones to target their victims.
Kim the bars are not what caused this incident.

However, I fully, 100% support your comment regarding lights being left on. It is ludicrous that turning lights off between the hours of midnight and 5am can even be considered in this day and age.

Regarding this article, I so hope those other people do come forward, they could save somebody else getting badly hurt or worse.

This incident disturbs me greatly.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Violence is on the increase in this town. I live in the town centre and I have to say there are too many bars that attract the wrong type of attention. The TOWIE bar is full of unruly, obnoxious types, I get them going past my property at night, bawling and shouting and fighting in the street. And an incident where a man got his face smashed in took place yards from my flat as did the violence that was put on Youtube a couple of summers ago. We have a police station that isn't manned half the time and police we hardly ever see. Yet more Tory cuts are responsible for this. It's a hopeless situation because there is not one political party I can trust with my vote right now. However, it's time something was done and I call upon the Town Council, the County Council and the police to get their heads together before it's too late. And I call upon Rodney Bass, Cabinet Member for Highways, Essex County Council, to abandon his ridiculous plans to turn off the lights. The minute this happens, this sort of crime will escalate when these yobs can carry out these attacks under cover of darkness. No doubt they will use torches and lights on mobile phones to target their victims.[/p][/quote]Kim the bars are not what caused this incident. However, I fully, 100% support your comment regarding lights being left on. It is ludicrous that turning lights off between the hours of midnight and 5am can even be considered in this day and age. Regarding this article, I so hope those other people do come forward, they could save somebody else getting badly hurt or worse. This incident disturbs me greatly. _Lotus_

2:51pm Tue 24 Dec 13

danger2013 says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Violence is on the increase in this town. I live in the town centre and I have to say there are too many bars that attract the wrong type of attention. The TOWIE bar is full of unruly, obnoxious types, I get them going past my property at night, bawling and shouting and fighting in the street. And an incident where a man got his face smashed in took place yards from my flat as did the violence that was put on Youtube a couple of summers ago.

We have a police station that isn't manned half the time and police we hardly ever see.

Yet more Tory cuts are responsible for this. It's a hopeless situation because there is not one political party I can trust with my vote right now. However, it's time something was done and I call upon the Town Council, the County Council and the police to get their heads together before it's too late.

And I call upon Rodney Bass, Cabinet Member for Highways, Essex County Council, to abandon his ridiculous plans to turn off the lights. The minute this happens, this sort of crime will escalate when these yobs can carry out these attacks under cover of darkness. No doubt they will use torches and lights on mobile phones to target their victims.
Kim if you dont like it round here Why dont you ...
Avale mes couilles grosse pute

Merry Christmas..... xxx
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Violence is on the increase in this town. I live in the town centre and I have to say there are too many bars that attract the wrong type of attention. The TOWIE bar is full of unruly, obnoxious types, I get them going past my property at night, bawling and shouting and fighting in the street. And an incident where a man got his face smashed in took place yards from my flat as did the violence that was put on Youtube a couple of summers ago. We have a police station that isn't manned half the time and police we hardly ever see. Yet more Tory cuts are responsible for this. It's a hopeless situation because there is not one political party I can trust with my vote right now. However, it's time something was done and I call upon the Town Council, the County Council and the police to get their heads together before it's too late. And I call upon Rodney Bass, Cabinet Member for Highways, Essex County Council, to abandon his ridiculous plans to turn off the lights. The minute this happens, this sort of crime will escalate when these yobs can carry out these attacks under cover of darkness. No doubt they will use torches and lights on mobile phones to target their victims.[/p][/quote]Kim if you dont like it round here Why dont you ... Avale mes couilles grosse pute Merry Christmas..... xxx danger2013

3:35pm Tue 24 Dec 13

barneydrop says...

Rather than keep whinging why don't you morons in Rayleigh take back the streets.
Sarah Halloran must have been living in a cocoon for the past few years as the area has been getting progressively worse.
The police are really not that interested because they don't have the manpower any more.
When these scumbags are caught, find out where they live and give a taste of their own medicine.
Rather than keep whinging why don't you morons in Rayleigh take back the streets. Sarah Halloran must have been living in a cocoon for the past few years as the area has been getting progressively worse. The police are really not that interested because they don't have the manpower any more. When these scumbags are caught, find out where they live and give a taste of their own medicine. barneydrop

5:52pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Seasider90 says...

Typical gang mentality - all very tough in numbers. Bunch of little spotty faced youths thinking they are the local firm. One on one they would run back to their mummies and hide behind her apron. Be careful little boys you might bump into a local who knows how to handle themselves and trust me you would get a very big shock.
Typical gang mentality - all very tough in numbers. Bunch of little spotty faced youths thinking they are the local firm. One on one they would run back to their mummies and hide behind her apron. Be careful little boys you might bump into a local who knows how to handle themselves and trust me you would get a very big shock. Seasider90

6:06pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Seasider90 says...

And I can't remember the last time I actually saw a copper either walking the beat or even in a police car in the local area. I don't blame them but the cuts the politician's make does have an effect on all of us and disregard the BS they and the police chiefs trot out that the cuts are necessary and won't make a difference. Now watch the police suddenly move a few bodies there and pretend everything is back in order. Give it a few weeks and they'll disappear again. I think they call this effective policing. I call it shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted. Cuts equal more crime - think of this when the government gives away billions to the EU and in foreign aid.
And I can't remember the last time I actually saw a copper either walking the beat or even in a police car in the local area. I don't blame them but the cuts the politician's make does have an effect on all of us and disregard the BS they and the police chiefs trot out that the cuts are necessary and won't make a difference. Now watch the police suddenly move a few bodies there and pretend everything is back in order. Give it a few weeks and they'll disappear again. I think they call this effective policing. I call it shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted. Cuts equal more crime - think of this when the government gives away billions to the EU and in foreign aid. Seasider90

7:53am Wed 25 Dec 13

barneydrop says...

There are more applications in the pipeline for pubs wanting late opening in and around Rayleigh High Street, plus further attempts to start up nightclubs in the area.
These will be approved because councillors on the planning committee get a nice back-hander from those making the applications to ensure they are passed.
And when I say 'nice' I mean enough to go First Class with Virgin to Barbados etc.
Another thing to bear in mind is that none of these councillors live anywhere near the High Street and do not give a toss about any trouble that may occur as a result.
There are more applications in the pipeline for pubs wanting late opening in and around Rayleigh High Street, plus further attempts to start up nightclubs in the area. These will be approved because councillors on the planning committee get a nice back-hander from those making the applications to ensure they are passed. And when I say 'nice' I mean enough to go First Class with Virgin to Barbados etc. Another thing to bear in mind is that none of these councillors live anywhere near the High Street and do not give a toss about any trouble that may occur as a result. barneydrop

6:15pm Wed 25 Dec 13

_Lotus_ says...

barneydrop wrote:
There are more applications in the pipeline for pubs wanting late opening in and around Rayleigh High Street, plus further attempts to start up nightclubs in the area.
These will be approved because councillors on the planning committee get a nice back-hander from those making the applications to ensure they are passed.
And when I say 'nice' I mean enough to go First Class with Virgin to Barbados etc.
Another thing to bear in mind is that none of these councillors live anywhere near the High Street and do not give a toss about any trouble that may occur as a result.
I am not sure why people keep going on that pubs are the cause of thise sorry incident, they are not.

This affair was cause by little twerps who think they rule the roost, well they do not. They are little cowards who are between the ages of 13 and 19. They were not in the pubs or clubs beforehand, but were hanging about the street corner trying to flag down motorists.

All the pubs and clubs in Rayleigh couyld stay open all day and night, it would not have caused this incident, as these feral little twits would do this, whether there were pubs in the area or not.

This best get nipped in the bud now, before they decide to do it again, personally, I would like to see them get a **** good hiding, but there you go.
[quote][p][bold]barneydrop[/bold] wrote: There are more applications in the pipeline for pubs wanting late opening in and around Rayleigh High Street, plus further attempts to start up nightclubs in the area. These will be approved because councillors on the planning committee get a nice back-hander from those making the applications to ensure they are passed. And when I say 'nice' I mean enough to go First Class with Virgin to Barbados etc. Another thing to bear in mind is that none of these councillors live anywhere near the High Street and do not give a toss about any trouble that may occur as a result.[/p][/quote]I am not sure why people keep going on that pubs are the cause of thise sorry incident, they are not. This affair was cause by little twerps who think they rule the roost, well they do not. They are little cowards who are between the ages of 13 and 19. They were not in the pubs or clubs beforehand, but were hanging about the street corner trying to flag down motorists. All the pubs and clubs in Rayleigh couyld stay open all day and night, it would not have caused this incident, as these feral little twits would do this, whether there were pubs in the area or not. This best get nipped in the bud now, before they decide to do it again, personally, I would like to see them get a **** good hiding, but there you go. _Lotus_

8:26am Thu 26 Dec 13

streete says...

Come on mums do the right thing and give them up.Give you a clue your little baby all of a sudden don't want to go out.
Come on mums do the right thing and give them up.Give you a clue your little baby all of a sudden don't want to go out. streete

6:23pm Sat 28 Dec 13

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

rayleigh123 wrote:
Did you know that the Lynx night club traded for 8 months without planning permission - when i questioned the council i got no answer after threatening them with ombudsman, there reply -- it slipped their mind ????

Theres one rule for them and another for us - the council has ruined Rayleigh town centre Friday and Saturday nights.


.
Try sticking to the storey in hand....
[quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: Did you know that the Lynx night club traded for 8 months without planning permission - when i questioned the council i got no answer after threatening them with ombudsman, there reply -- it slipped their mind ???? Theres one rule for them and another for us - the council has ruined Rayleigh town centre Friday and Saturday nights. .[/p][/quote]Try sticking to the storey in hand.... Nowthatsworthknowing

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