Man suffers head injuries after midnight attack in Laindon

Man suffers head injuries after midnight attack in Laindon

Man suffers head injuries after midnight attack in Laindon

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

A MAN suffered serious head injuries after he was jumped by two hooded thugs.

The 31-year-old victim was hit over the back of the head by two men as he was walking in Durham Road in Laindon on Friday, July 18.

The victim fell to the floor and his attackers riffled through his pockets.

While he was on the ground he struggled against the two men and they ran off empty handed in the direction of Thornton Drive.

The victim was taken to hospital where he was treated for a dislocated shoulder and needed five staples to the head for a cut.

The attack happened near to the junction of Durham Drive and Cumberland Drive at about 12.15am.

Investigating officer, DC Chris Joslin, of Basildon CID, said: "This was a nasty attack which caused significant injuries to the victim and I want to arrest these two men as soon as possible.

“One of the attackers was wearing a grey hooded top and dark tracksuit bottoms whilst the other one had on a black hooded top with dark tracksuit bottoms.

“Both men were wearing their hoods up to cover their faces.

“If anyone saw this incident or any suspicious behaviour in the area at the time I would ask them to call me at Basildon CID on 101 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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12:03pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Dan_ says...

So another late night attack very close to the train station. I do hope Chris is checking the CCTV from the station when these incidents occur to make sure they aren't travelling in from somewhere else? Poor bloke, hope he makes a swift recovery and they find these two cowards (hitting a man over the back of the head!) Pitiful animals!
So another late night attack very close to the train station. I do hope Chris is checking the CCTV from the station when these incidents occur to make sure they aren't travelling in from somewhere else? Poor bloke, hope he makes a swift recovery and they find these two cowards (hitting a man over the back of the head!) Pitiful animals! Dan_
  • Score: 25

12:21pm Mon 28 Jul 14

MitchLive says...

Local dump > Laindon.
Local dump > Laindon. MitchLive
  • Score: -5

12:33pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Howard Cháse says...

Dan_ wrote:
So another late night attack very close to the train station. I do hope Chris is checking the CCTV from the station when these incidents occur to make sure they aren't travelling in from somewhere else? Poor bloke, hope he makes a swift recovery and they find these two cowards (hitting a man over the back of the head!) Pitiful animals!
Perilously closr to the Police Station too. Although it is more than likely unmanned that time of night.
[quote][p][bold]Dan_[/bold] wrote: So another late night attack very close to the train station. I do hope Chris is checking the CCTV from the station when these incidents occur to make sure they aren't travelling in from somewhere else? Poor bloke, hope he makes a swift recovery and they find these two cowards (hitting a man over the back of the head!) Pitiful animals![/p][/quote]Perilously closr to the Police Station too. Although it is more than likely unmanned that time of night. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 14

1:27pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Dan_ says...

The thing that is really scary - crimes covered by the echo are just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the police.uk website; in Lee Chapel North there were 154 'crimes' recorded. Including 64 instances of anti-social behaviour, 15 burglaries, 25 incidents of criminal damage and arson, 2 'possession of weapon', 18 'violence and sexual offences'...that was just in May! Everyone should buy an alarm and CCTV. You won't regret it!
The thing that is really scary - crimes covered by the echo are just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the police.uk website; in Lee Chapel North there were 154 'crimes' recorded. Including 64 instances of anti-social behaviour, 15 burglaries, 25 incidents of criminal damage and arson, 2 'possession of weapon', 18 'violence and sexual offences'...that was just in May! Everyone should buy an alarm and CCTV. You won't regret it! Dan_
  • Score: 8

1:28pm Mon 28 Jul 14

EssexBetty says...

Police ask for witnesses? Rather difficult I would suspect as no street lighting after midnight so probably pitch black! But will Essex County Council reverse their appalling decision? Of course not - they need to save money to fund the CEO's exorbitant salary.
Police ask for witnesses? Rather difficult I would suspect as no street lighting after midnight so probably pitch black! But will Essex County Council reverse their appalling decision? Of course not - they need to save money to fund the CEO's exorbitant salary. EssexBetty
  • Score: 15

1:54pm Mon 28 Jul 14

John Right says...

Ive had worse gardening...needs to man up.
Ive had worse gardening...needs to man up. John Right
  • Score: -21

3:01pm Mon 28 Jul 14

warrior_of_keys says...

John Right wrote:
Ive had worse gardening...needs to man up.
Definition of a Keyboard Warrior:

"A person who, being unable to express his anger through physical violence (owning to their physical weakness, lack of bravery and/or conviction in real life), instead manifests said emotions through the text-based medium of the internet, usually in the form of aggressive writing that the Keyboard Warrior would not (for reasons previously mentioned) be able to give form to in real life."
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: Ive had worse gardening...needs to man up.[/p][/quote]Definition of a Keyboard Warrior: "A person who, being unable to express his anger through physical violence (owning to their physical weakness, lack of bravery and/or conviction in real life), instead manifests said emotions through the text-based medium of the internet, usually in the form of aggressive writing that the Keyboard Warrior would not (for reasons previously mentioned) be able to give form to in real life." warrior_of_keys
  • Score: 17

3:05pm Mon 28 Jul 14

VeteranOfMany says...

warrior_of_keys wrote:
John Right wrote:
Ive had worse gardening...needs to man up.
Definition of a Keyboard Warrior:

"A person who, being unable to express his anger through physical violence (owning to their physical weakness, lack of bravery and/or conviction in real life), instead manifests said emotions through the text-based medium of the internet, usually in the form of aggressive writing that the Keyboard Warrior would not (for reasons previously mentioned) be able to give form to in real life."
I thinks you're about as close to any facts as Mr Right, are you Mr Right ?
[quote][p][bold]warrior_of_keys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: Ive had worse gardening...needs to man up.[/p][/quote]Definition of a Keyboard Warrior: "A person who, being unable to express his anger through physical violence (owning to their physical weakness, lack of bravery and/or conviction in real life), instead manifests said emotions through the text-based medium of the internet, usually in the form of aggressive writing that the Keyboard Warrior would not (for reasons previously mentioned) be able to give form to in real life."[/p][/quote]I thinks you're about as close to any facts as Mr Right, are you Mr Right ? VeteranOfMany
  • Score: -6

3:37pm Mon 28 Jul 14

eemzee says...

Turning the street lighting off at midnight was a great idea. Expect more of the same, morons. Shameful.
Turning the street lighting off at midnight was a great idea. Expect more of the same, morons. Shameful. eemzee
  • Score: 7

9:51am Tue 29 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

EssexBetty wrote:
Police ask for witnesses? Rather difficult I would suspect as no street lighting after midnight so probably pitch black! But will Essex County Council reverse their appalling decision? Of course not - they need to save money to fund the CEO's exorbitant salary.
No, they are bowing to pressure from Brussels and its Warmist crackpot agenda actually. Yet another barmpot directive that must be obeyed. Yet another stealth tax that must be funded.

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“One of the attackers was wearing a grey hooded top and dark tracksuit bottoms whilst the other one had on a black hooded top with dark tracksuit bottoms.

“Both men were wearing their hoods up to cover their faces."

That narrows it down then doesn't it.

As for "the attackers riffled through his pockets"... that's a new verb on me. The verb "to riffle". Nope. Never heard of it.

"Rifle" perhaps?

And yes, yet another crime committed after lights out. But of course, to hear Nick Alston (police crime commissioner) talk, there is no correlation between this and the offences reported almost daily in this newspaper, that occurred after the blackout.
[quote][p][bold]EssexBetty[/bold] wrote: Police ask for witnesses? Rather difficult I would suspect as no street lighting after midnight so probably pitch black! But will Essex County Council reverse their appalling decision? Of course not - they need to save money to fund the CEO's exorbitant salary.[/p][/quote]No, they are bowing to pressure from Brussels and its Warmist crackpot agenda actually. Yet another barmpot directive that must be obeyed. Yet another stealth tax that must be funded. ******************** **** “One of the attackers was wearing a grey hooded top and dark tracksuit bottoms whilst the other one had on a black hooded top with dark tracksuit bottoms. “Both men were wearing their hoods up to cover their faces." That narrows it down then doesn't it. As for "the attackers riffled through his pockets"... that's a new verb on me. The verb "to riffle". Nope. Never heard of it. "Rifle" perhaps? And yes, yet another crime committed after lights out. But of course, to hear Nick Alston (police crime commissioner) talk, there is no correlation between this and the offences reported almost daily in this newspaper, that occurred after the blackout. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -1

9:54am Tue 29 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
Dan_ wrote:
So another late night attack very close to the train station. I do hope Chris is checking the CCTV from the station when these incidents occur to make sure they aren't travelling in from somewhere else? Poor bloke, hope he makes a swift recovery and they find these two cowards (hitting a man over the back of the head!) Pitiful animals!
Perilously closr to the Police Station too. Although it is more than likely unmanned that time of night.
Is it much use when it IS manned?

The local police were called out to an incident last night.

Never turned up. But then that's commonplace these days because the police can now pick and choose which incidents they wish to attend. And reject those that are too much trouble or which are likely to upset the rabid Politically Correct establishment.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dan_[/bold] wrote: So another late night attack very close to the train station. I do hope Chris is checking the CCTV from the station when these incidents occur to make sure they aren't travelling in from somewhere else? Poor bloke, hope he makes a swift recovery and they find these two cowards (hitting a man over the back of the head!) Pitiful animals![/p][/quote]Perilously closr to the Police Station too. Although it is more than likely unmanned that time of night.[/p][/quote]Is it much use when it IS manned? The local police were called out to an incident last night. Never turned up. But then that's commonplace these days because the police can now pick and choose which incidents they wish to attend. And reject those that are too much trouble or which are likely to upset the rabid Politically Correct establishment. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -1

10:37am Tue 29 Jul 14

kizziepaigefr says...

If we had the street lights non of this would happen so often
If we had the street lights non of this would happen so often kizziepaigefr
  • Score: -1

11:12am Tue 29 Jul 14

Dan_ says...

kizziepaigefr wrote:
If we had the street lights non of this would happen so often
We need to deal in facts rather than assumptions people.
police.uk website; Lee Chapel North - the months of this year compared with last seem to be showing a slight reduction in some months, or basically the same amount in overall crime figures. Certainly not a significant increase.
[quote][p][bold]kizziepaigefr[/bold] wrote: If we had the street lights non of this would happen so often[/p][/quote]We need to deal in facts rather than assumptions people. police.uk website; Lee Chapel North - the months of this year compared with last seem to be showing a slight reduction in some months, or basically the same amount in overall crime figures. Certainly not a significant increase. Dan_
  • Score: 1

11:15am Tue 29 Jul 14

I-say-you-say says...

kizziepaigefr wrote:
If we had the street lights non of this would happen so often
NonE!

And "none of this would happen so often"? Do you mean "none of this would happen" (which is rubbish!) or do you mean "this wouldn't happen as often"?

I don't agree with the turn off and I know people who have been seriously affected by it, however irrespective of this, a man walking alone at that time of night is a potential target, lights on or off and with the lights off, more precautions should have been taken!

I hope he makes a full recovery and the thugs are caught - although they will surely only get a slap on the wrist and told not to do it again.
[quote][p][bold]kizziepaigefr[/bold] wrote: If we had the street lights non of this would happen so often[/p][/quote]NonE! And "none of this would happen so often"? Do you mean "none of this would happen" (which is rubbish!) or do you mean "this wouldn't happen as often"? I don't agree with the turn off and I know people who have been seriously affected by it, however irrespective of this, a man walking alone at that time of night is a potential target, lights on or off and with the lights off, more precautions should have been taken! I hope he makes a full recovery and the thugs are caught - although they will surely only get a slap on the wrist and told not to do it again. I-say-you-say
  • Score: 2

11:57am Tue 29 Jul 14

barneydrop says...

Judging by the number of assault incidents reported on this site, in the newspapers and elsewhere, it's clear that people should steer clear of those wearing hoodies and tracksuit bottoms.
Judging by the number of assault incidents reported on this site, in the newspapers and elsewhere, it's clear that people should steer clear of those wearing hoodies and tracksuit bottoms. barneydrop
  • Score: 2

9:58pm Tue 29 Jul 14

Maddogg says...

John Right wrote:
Ive had worse gardening...needs to man up.
Yeh, but you're a kn%b.
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: Ive had worse gardening...needs to man up.[/p][/quote]Yeh, but you're a kn%b. Maddogg
  • Score: 0

7:32pm Wed 30 Jul 14

John Right says...

Maddogg wrote:
John Right wrote:
Ive had worse gardening...needs to man up.
Yeh, but you're a kn%b.
Better to be a kn#b than a CU NEXT TUESDAY.....
[quote][p][bold]Maddogg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: Ive had worse gardening...needs to man up.[/p][/quote]Yeh, but you're a kn%b.[/p][/quote]Better to be a kn#b than a CU NEXT TUESDAY..... John Right
  • Score: 0

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