Doctor escapes train station mugging

Doctor escapes train station mugging

Doctor escapes train station mugging

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A DOCTOR escaped an attempted mugging with a cut lip and knee.

The East London practitioner was walking towards Westcliff Train Station via Ditton Court Road at about 6.20pm on Tuesday when he was grabbed around his face from behind and pulled to the ground.

The suspect demanded money before the doctor, in his 30s, managed to run towards the station without anything being stolen.

The suspect is described as male, 5ft 11ins tall, of slim build and spoke with an Essex accent. He was wearing a puffy and possibly quilted style jacket which might have had a hood.

The doctor suffered a cut and swollen lip and a bruised and cut knee.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Lorraine Monte at Southend CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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3:45pm Thu 13 Feb 14

DannyK86 says...

Westcliff again.... just when I was thinking it would be an affordable place to buy somewhere!
Westcliff again.... just when I was thinking it would be an affordable place to buy somewhere! DannyK86
  • Score: 14

4:01pm Thu 13 Feb 14

runwellian says...

… and MP Mr A-mess wants to make this a second city of culture!

Perhaps 'crime city' would be more suitable!
… and MP Mr A-mess wants to make this a second city of culture! Perhaps 'crime city' would be more suitable! runwellian
  • Score: 37

4:03pm Thu 13 Feb 14

pembury53 says...

DannyK86 wrote:
Westcliff again.... just when I was thinking it would be an affordable place to buy somewhere!
give it a couple of years and you won't pay tuppence to live there....
[quote][p][bold]DannyK86[/bold] wrote: Westcliff again.... just when I was thinking it would be an affordable place to buy somewhere![/p][/quote]give it a couple of years and you won't pay tuppence to live there.... pembury53
  • Score: 10

4:15pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Nebs says...

Purple Flag at half mast again.
Purple Flag at half mast again. Nebs
  • Score: 12

7:59pm Thu 13 Feb 14

the25man says...

Make it legal to have a taser gun then see how things would change
Make it legal to have a taser gun then see how things would change the25man
  • Score: -1

8:10pm Thu 13 Feb 14

silverleaf48 says...

the25man wrote:
Make it legal to have a taser gun then see how things would change
if everyone one had a teaser gun they would be to busy shocking everybody
but hey that would keep the crimes busy so us people can get on with our life's
[quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: Make it legal to have a taser gun then see how things would change[/p][/quote]if everyone one had a teaser gun they would be to busy shocking everybody but hey that would keep the crimes busy so us people can get on with our life's silverleaf48
  • Score: 1

9:06pm Thu 13 Feb 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

6.20pm on a Tuesday..!!! things are getting worse....but crime is down apparently.
6.20pm on a Tuesday..!!! things are getting worse....but crime is down apparently. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 5

8:09am Fri 14 Feb 14

pembury53 says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
6.20pm on a Tuesday..!!! things are getting worse....but crime is down apparently.
indeed the time and place are a shocker..... quite a few commuters about at that time from westcliff station...... probably desperate for shot of the ol' 'horse'
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: 6.20pm on a Tuesday..!!! things are getting worse....but crime is down apparently.[/p][/quote]indeed the time and place are a shocker..... quite a few commuters about at that time from westcliff station...... probably desperate for shot of the ol' 'horse' pembury53
  • Score: 1

10:15am Fri 14 Feb 14

smiffy1980 says...

6:20PM Tuesday evening. Westcliff Station would of had several cabbies waiting around there and plenty of commuters around. Someone must of seen that happen and able to give statements.

How Westcliff has declined over the last 10-15 years!! . Such a shame.
6:20PM Tuesday evening. Westcliff Station would of had several cabbies waiting around there and plenty of commuters around. Someone must of seen that happen and able to give statements. How Westcliff has declined over the last 10-15 years!! . Such a shame. smiffy1980
  • Score: 2

4:22pm Sat 15 Feb 14

ReverendLovejoy says...

What a dive that whole area is now, and slowly spreading all over Leigh.
What a dive that whole area is now, and slowly spreading all over Leigh. ReverendLovejoy
  • Score: 1

1:04am Mon 17 Feb 14

runwellian says...

Why mention he was a doctor, if it were a shop assistant or someone unemployed, does that make the crime any less important?

Thieves done't care who they attack but at least he was a fit healthy guy able to defend himself!
Why mention he was a doctor, if it were a shop assistant or someone unemployed, does that make the crime any less important? Thieves done't care who they attack but at least he was a fit healthy guy able to defend himself! runwellian
  • Score: 0

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