Children rescued after running across busy Southend road in early hours

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TWO small children were rescued by members of the public after they were seen running across a busy main road.

The children, believed to be aged five and three, were found running across Eastern Avenue, Southend, at about 6.30am on Sunday morning between the Fossetts Way and Sutton Road roundabouts.

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2:56pm Tue 11 Mar 14

profondo asbo says...

makes a change from horses
makes a change from horses profondo asbo
  • Score: 17

3:18pm Tue 11 Mar 14

The Exorcist says...

The obvious question is why were they out on their own... Just as well that they were found by responsible citizens - could have ended up a whole lot worse. Dare say that the parents will get a slight telling off, heaven forbid they are actually punished for child neglect
The obvious question is why were they out on their own... Just as well that they were found by responsible citizens - could have ended up a whole lot worse. Dare say that the parents will get a slight telling off, heaven forbid they are actually punished for child neglect The Exorcist
  • Score: 36

3:53pm Tue 11 Mar 14

No1 Shoplifter says...

That's what age they should be learning to cross a road anyway.
That's what age they should be learning to cross a road anyway. No1 Shoplifter
  • Score: -31

4:10pm Tue 11 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

how busy was it on a sunday at 6.30am..as per headline.
how busy was it on a sunday at 6.30am..as per headline. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 10

4:28pm Tue 11 Mar 14

jlcraig says...

You can't BLAME the parents for this really. We are very cautious in our family home and double lock all around but if myself or younger siblings were to go out my parents wouldn't know as you cant hear a thing in their room. However it a little irresponsible of the parents to let the children have the access to let themselves out of the house. Thankfully it was this time of the morning and not at a busier time and as said above thank goodness they were found by a responsible person!
You can't BLAME the parents for this really. We are very cautious in our family home and double lock all around but if myself or younger siblings were to go out my parents wouldn't know as you cant hear a thing in their room. However it a little irresponsible of the parents to let the children have the access to let themselves out of the house. Thankfully it was this time of the morning and not at a busier time and as said above thank goodness they were found by a responsible person! jlcraig
  • Score: -12

4:54pm Tue 11 Mar 14

rayleigh123 says...

You can't BLAME the parents for this really. Then WHO should we blame ???

Should the little dears not be trained about what is right and wrong - just say the person / persons they met were NOT good, honest citizens.

At the very least the police should give them a formal warning if not perhaps a trip to the magistrates would not go amiss.

Re-read the article a 5 and 3 year old on their own at 6.30 in the morning




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You can't BLAME the parents for this really. Then WHO should we blame ??? Should the little dears not be trained about what is right and wrong - just say the person / persons they met were NOT good, honest citizens. At the very least the police should give them a formal warning if not perhaps a trip to the magistrates would not go amiss. Re-read the article a 5 and 3 year old on their own at 6.30 in the morning . rayleigh123
  • Score: 33

4:56pm Tue 11 Mar 14

rayleigh123 says...

jlcraig wrote:
You can't BLAME the parents for this really. We are very cautious in our family home and double lock all around but if myself or younger siblings were to go out my parents wouldn't know as you cant hear a thing in their room. However it a little irresponsible of the parents to let the children have the access to let themselves out of the house. Thankfully it was this time of the morning and not at a busier time and as said above thank goodness they were found by a responsible person!
However it a little irresponsible of the parents to let the children have the access to let themselves out of the house

THE UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE CENTRY

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[quote][p][bold]jlcraig[/bold] wrote: You can't BLAME the parents for this really. We are very cautious in our family home and double lock all around but if myself or younger siblings were to go out my parents wouldn't know as you cant hear a thing in their room. However it a little irresponsible of the parents to let the children have the access to let themselves out of the house. Thankfully it was this time of the morning and not at a busier time and as said above thank goodness they were found by a responsible person![/p][/quote]However it a little irresponsible of the parents to let the children have the access to let themselves out of the house THE UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE CENTRY . . rayleigh123
  • Score: 14

6:16pm Tue 11 Mar 14

runwellian says...

jlcraig wrote:
You can't BLAME the parents for this really. We are very cautious in our family home and double lock all around but if myself or younger siblings were to go out my parents wouldn't know as you cant hear a thing in their room. However it a little irresponsible of the parents to let the children have the access to let themselves out of the house. Thankfully it was this time of the morning and not at a busier time and as said above thank goodness they were found by a responsible person!
So you are blaming the parents, and rightfylly so!
[quote][p][bold]jlcraig[/bold] wrote: You can't BLAME the parents for this really. We are very cautious in our family home and double lock all around but if myself or younger siblings were to go out my parents wouldn't know as you cant hear a thing in their room. However it a little irresponsible of the parents to let the children have the access to let themselves out of the house. Thankfully it was this time of the morning and not at a busier time and as said above thank goodness they were found by a responsible person![/p][/quote]So you are blaming the parents, and rightfylly so! runwellian
  • Score: 6

6:16pm Tue 11 Mar 14

runwellian says...

jlcraig wrote:
You can't BLAME the parents for this really. We are very cautious in our family home and double lock all around but if myself or younger siblings were to go out my parents wouldn't know as you cant hear a thing in their room. However it a little irresponsible of the parents to let the children have the access to let themselves out of the house. Thankfully it was this time of the morning and not at a busier time and as said above thank goodness they were found by a responsible person!
So you are blaming the parents, and rightfylly so!
[quote][p][bold]jlcraig[/bold] wrote: You can't BLAME the parents for this really. We are very cautious in our family home and double lock all around but if myself or younger siblings were to go out my parents wouldn't know as you cant hear a thing in their room. However it a little irresponsible of the parents to let the children have the access to let themselves out of the house. Thankfully it was this time of the morning and not at a busier time and as said above thank goodness they were found by a responsible person![/p][/quote]So you are blaming the parents, and rightfylly so! runwellian
  • Score: 3

9:16pm Tue 11 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

runwellian wrote:
jlcraig wrote:
You can't BLAME the parents for this really. We are very cautious in our family home and double lock all around but if myself or younger siblings were to go out my parents wouldn't know as you cant hear a thing in their room. However it a little irresponsible of the parents to let the children have the access to let themselves out of the house. Thankfully it was this time of the morning and not at a busier time and as said above thank goodness they were found by a responsible person!
So you are blaming the parents, and rightfylly so!
yeah they sound a bit confused dot com .
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jlcraig[/bold] wrote: You can't BLAME the parents for this really. We are very cautious in our family home and double lock all around but if myself or younger siblings were to go out my parents wouldn't know as you cant hear a thing in their room. However it a little irresponsible of the parents to let the children have the access to let themselves out of the house. Thankfully it was this time of the morning and not at a busier time and as said above thank goodness they were found by a responsible person![/p][/quote]So you are blaming the parents, and rightfylly so![/p][/quote]yeah they sound a bit confused dot com . DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 5

11:56pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Devils Advocate says...

What a crowd of judgemental people we English have turned into. Why find out facts when you can jump to far more self satisfying accusations? How about, for instance: Burglars broke into a home in the early hours and opened both exit doors fully to make sure of their escape, should they be disturbed. That is precisely what happened further along my road a few years ago. Until you have a few facts, would it not be a good idea to button it until you do?
No because this is the way you are now. But shame on you for finding others lacking without the aid of a few facts!
What a crowd of judgemental people we English have turned into. Why find out facts when you can jump to far more self satisfying accusations? How about, for instance: Burglars broke into a home in the early hours and opened both exit doors fully to make sure of their escape, should they be disturbed. That is precisely what happened further along my road a few years ago. Until you have a few facts, would it not be a good idea to button it until you do? No because this is the way you are now. But shame on you for finding others lacking without the aid of a few facts! Devils Advocate
  • Score: 3

7:42am Wed 12 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Devils Advocate wrote:
What a crowd of judgemental people we English have turned into. Why find out facts when you can jump to far more self satisfying accusations? How about, for instance: Burglars broke into a home in the early hours and opened both exit doors fully to make sure of their escape, should they be disturbed. That is precisely what happened further along my road a few years ago. Until you have a few facts, would it not be a good idea to button it until you do?
No because this is the way you are now. But shame on you for finding others lacking without the aid of a few facts!
my five year old would have know not to go out of the home let alone cross a road...and a 'busy' road at that, as parents you teach your children whats right and wrong.
Thanks.
[quote][p][bold]Devils Advocate[/bold] wrote: What a crowd of judgemental people we English have turned into. Why find out facts when you can jump to far more self satisfying accusations? How about, for instance: Burglars broke into a home in the early hours and opened both exit doors fully to make sure of their escape, should they be disturbed. That is precisely what happened further along my road a few years ago. Until you have a few facts, would it not be a good idea to button it until you do? No because this is the way you are now. But shame on you for finding others lacking without the aid of a few facts![/p][/quote]my five year old would have know not to go out of the home let alone cross a road...and a 'busy' road at that, as parents you teach your children whats right and wrong. Thanks. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 14

7:44am Wed 12 Mar 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

jlcraig wrote:
You can't BLAME the parents for this really. We are very cautious in our family home and double lock all around but if myself or younger siblings were to go out my parents wouldn't know as you cant hear a thing in their room. However it a little irresponsible of the parents to let the children have the access to let themselves out of the house. Thankfully it was this time of the morning and not at a busier time and as said above thank goodness they were found by a responsible person!
What a load of rubbish, you cant BLAME the parents, well lets think who can you blame, everybody else I suppose. HOP YOU GROW UP ONE DAY
[quote][p][bold]jlcraig[/bold] wrote: You can't BLAME the parents for this really. We are very cautious in our family home and double lock all around but if myself or younger siblings were to go out my parents wouldn't know as you cant hear a thing in their room. However it a little irresponsible of the parents to let the children have the access to let themselves out of the house. Thankfully it was this time of the morning and not at a busier time and as said above thank goodness they were found by a responsible person![/p][/quote]What a load of rubbish, you cant BLAME the parents, well lets think who can you blame, everybody else I suppose. HOP YOU GROW UP ONE DAY CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 0

12:16pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Devils Advocate says...

Well, you probably will be proved right, but that is not what I was talking about, nor the fact that parents should teach their kids as some of you state here. What I am criticising and all I am criticising, is the fact that people make judgments about other people, and almost always think the worst whilst not being in possession of the relevant facts. Then that's the way your parents made you, so I blame them! Oh, and for dogsmessinliegh:

Thanks
Well, you probably will be proved right, but that is not what I was talking about, nor the fact that parents should teach their kids as some of you state here. What I am criticising and all I am criticising, is the fact that people make judgments about other people, and almost always think the worst whilst not being in possession of the relevant facts. Then that's the way your parents made you, so I blame them! Oh, and for dogsmessinliegh: Thanks Devils Advocate
  • Score: 1

2:50pm Wed 12 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Devils Advocate wrote:
Well, you probably will be proved right, but that is not what I was talking about, nor the fact that parents should teach their kids as some of you state here. What I am criticising and all I am criticising, is the fact that people make judgments about other people, and almost always think the worst whilst not being in possession of the relevant facts. Then that's the way your parents made you, so I blame them! Oh, and for dogsmessinliegh:

Thanks
So you are criticising us for criticising others.
Right Oh,
Thanks.
[quote][p][bold]Devils Advocate[/bold] wrote: Well, you probably will be proved right, but that is not what I was talking about, nor the fact that parents should teach their kids as some of you state here. What I am criticising and all I am criticising, is the fact that people make judgments about other people, and almost always think the worst whilst not being in possession of the relevant facts. Then that's the way your parents made you, so I blame them! Oh, and for dogsmessinliegh: Thanks[/p][/quote]So you are criticising us for criticising others. Right Oh, Thanks. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 0

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