Bonnie's moped stolen for the second time in Southend

Bonnie's moped stolen for the second time

Bonnie's moped stolen for the second time

First published in Local News

THIEVES have stolen a moped for the second time in three months.

Bonnie Williams, 22, of Hartington Road, Southend, had her moped stolen from Newington Avenue, Southend, in April.

The thieves set it on fire and dumped it in Trinity Park. Miss Williams paid £290 to get it fixed.

The moped was stolen again, on Tuesday, between 9pm and 10pm, from North Road.

Miss Williams, a support worker for My Home Care, caring for adults with learning disabilities, used the moped to visit clients.

She said: “It’s a nightmare.

I can’t get to work and I have had to take unpaid sick leave, so I haven’t got any money coming in.

“The first time it was stolen from outside my mum’s house it had a D-Lock on it, then the second time I was at a friend’s and it had a chain round the front wheel, I didn’t hear anything either time.

“The police have told me if they find it I have to pay £150 to get it back.”

If it is not found, Miss Williams’s insurance policy excess is £450.

She said: “I feel a bit like someone must be watching me because it has happened in two different locations.

“I don’t know what will happen to my job without it.”

Anyone with information can call Southend police on 101.

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7:14pm Tue 5 Aug 14

supermadmax says...

"I can’t get to work and I have had to take unpaid sick leave, so I haven’t got any money coming in"

Wow just wow, bus/bike/feet ?????????
"I can’t get to work and I have had to take unpaid sick leave, so I haven’t got any money coming in" Wow just wow, bus/bike/feet ????????? supermadmax
  • Score: -11

8:20pm Tue 5 Aug 14

white_van_ man says...

supermadmax wrote:
"I can’t get to work and I have had to take unpaid sick leave, so I haven’t got any money coming in"

Wow just wow, bus/bike/feet ?????????
Just buy another moped.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: "I can’t get to work and I have had to take unpaid sick leave, so I haven’t got any money coming in" Wow just wow, bus/bike/feet ?????????[/p][/quote]Just buy another moped. white_van_ man
  • Score: -21

9:53pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Gaz Michaels says...

supermadmax wrote:
"I can’t get to work and I have had to take unpaid sick leave, so I haven’t got any money coming in"

Wow just wow, bus/bike/feet ?????????
Max, old chap, why don't you read the article and give that little brain of yours a bit of a workout before tapping out the latest scrap of your painfully limited wisdom on here?

The young lady uses her moped to visit people with learning disabilities. She will have a schedule of folk to see each day with an amount of time to dedicate to each one. Unless she's very lucky, they won't all live in the same part of town. So, if she has to cycle or catch buses and/or walk between visits, then she'll either see fewer people or give each of them much less time, which is not very efficient.

Not hard to figure out and see the young lady's (and her clients') problem, is it?
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: "I can’t get to work and I have had to take unpaid sick leave, so I haven’t got any money coming in" Wow just wow, bus/bike/feet ?????????[/p][/quote]Max, old chap, why don't you read the article and give that little brain of yours a bit of a workout before tapping out the latest scrap of your painfully limited wisdom on here? The young lady uses her moped to visit people with learning disabilities. She will have a schedule of folk to see each day with an amount of time to dedicate to each one. Unless she's very lucky, they won't all live in the same part of town. So, if she has to cycle or catch buses and/or walk between visits, then she'll either see fewer people or give each of them much less time, which is not very efficient. Not hard to figure out and see the young lady's (and her clients') problem, is it? Gaz Michaels
  • Score: 27

10:24pm Tue 5 Aug 14

another council tax payer says...

Gaz Michaels wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
"I can’t get to work and I have had to take unpaid sick leave, so I haven’t got any money coming in"

Wow just wow, bus/bike/feet ?????????
Max, old chap, why don't you read the article and give that little brain of yours a bit of a workout before tapping out the latest scrap of your painfully limited wisdom on here?

The young lady uses her moped to visit people with learning disabilities. She will have a schedule of folk to see each day with an amount of time to dedicate to each one. Unless she's very lucky, they won't all live in the same part of town. So, if she has to cycle or catch buses and/or walk between visits, then she'll either see fewer people or give each of them much less time, which is not very efficient.

Not hard to figure out and see the young lady's (and her clients') problem, is it?
well said
[quote][p][bold]Gaz Michaels[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: "I can’t get to work and I have had to take unpaid sick leave, so I haven’t got any money coming in" Wow just wow, bus/bike/feet ?????????[/p][/quote]Max, old chap, why don't you read the article and give that little brain of yours a bit of a workout before tapping out the latest scrap of your painfully limited wisdom on here? The young lady uses her moped to visit people with learning disabilities. She will have a schedule of folk to see each day with an amount of time to dedicate to each one. Unless she's very lucky, they won't all live in the same part of town. So, if she has to cycle or catch buses and/or walk between visits, then she'll either see fewer people or give each of them much less time, which is not very efficient. Not hard to figure out and see the young lady's (and her clients') problem, is it?[/p][/quote]well said another council tax payer
  • Score: 7

11:18pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Dougy161 says...

I don't understand why she has to pay to get her moped, if it's found by the police? It's as if she's paying for a free service.
I don't understand why she has to pay to get her moped, if it's found by the police? It's as if she's paying for a free service. Dougy161
  • Score: 6

6:20am Wed 6 Aug 14

alarminstaller says...

If and when the Police find the stolen moped it is there duty to notify you where the stolen property is.
If the police have had to pay towing fees without giving her the chance to collect it from where it was found then I would not pay any fees and the Police can go swing for the money.
I would like to know what we are actually paying the Police for these days?
Police Stations closed, non interested and non knowledgable staff when you phoned the Police on the 101 system when and if you can actually get through.
Few if any preventative policing patrols or real foot patrol Police Officers because of over 20% cuts in their budget making real foot patrol police officers a rarer site than a white Rhino.
Very poor, very limited or no real investigations of minor offences of crime and an appalling criminal justice system if and when someone gets caught and kgoes to court without getting a Police caution.
This lady is typical of what is happening on a daily basis, she goes to work pays her taxes and gets a second rate public service not just from the Police but from almost all of our public services, and anyone that disagrees with that fact these days is either lucky they got an interested public servant or they are deluding themselves somewhat.
If and when the Police find the stolen moped it is there duty to notify you where the stolen property is. If the police have had to pay towing fees without giving her the chance to collect it from where it was found then I would not pay any fees and the Police can go swing for the money. I would like to know what we are actually paying the Police for these days? Police Stations closed, non interested and non knowledgable staff when you phoned the Police on the 101 system when and if you can actually get through. Few if any preventative policing patrols or real foot patrol Police Officers because of over 20% cuts in their budget making real foot patrol police officers a rarer site than a white Rhino. Very poor, very limited or no real investigations of minor offences of crime and an appalling criminal justice system if and when someone gets caught and kgoes to court without getting a Police caution. This lady is typical of what is happening on a daily basis, she goes to work pays her taxes and gets a second rate public service not just from the Police but from almost all of our public services, and anyone that disagrees with that fact these days is either lucky they got an interested public servant or they are deluding themselves somewhat. alarminstaller
  • Score: 5

7:58am Wed 6 Aug 14

beaulocks says...

This smells like an insurance job to me.
This smells like an insurance job to me. beaulocks
  • Score: -9

8:15am Wed 6 Aug 14

another council tax payer says...

alarminstaller wrote:
If and when the Police find the stolen moped it is there duty to notify you where the stolen property is.
If the police have had to pay towing fees without giving her the chance to collect it from where it was found then I would not pay any fees and the Police can go swing for the money.
I would like to know what we are actually paying the Police for these days?
Police Stations closed, non interested and non knowledgable staff when you phoned the Police on the 101 system when and if you can actually get through.
Few if any preventative policing patrols or real foot patrol Police Officers because of over 20% cuts in their budget making real foot patrol police officers a rarer site than a white Rhino.
Very poor, very limited or no real investigations of minor offences of crime and an appalling criminal justice system if and when someone gets caught and kgoes to court without getting a Police caution.
This lady is typical of what is happening on a daily basis, she goes to work pays her taxes and gets a second rate public service not just from the Police but from almost all of our public services, and anyone that disagrees with that fact these days is either lucky they got an interested public servant or they are deluding themselves somewhat.
It seems you have some distain for the police is it connected to their lacklustre response to your alarm installations which I doubt you mention to customers
[quote][p][bold]alarminstaller[/bold] wrote: If and when the Police find the stolen moped it is there duty to notify you where the stolen property is. If the police have had to pay towing fees without giving her the chance to collect it from where it was found then I would not pay any fees and the Police can go swing for the money. I would like to know what we are actually paying the Police for these days? Police Stations closed, non interested and non knowledgable staff when you phoned the Police on the 101 system when and if you can actually get through. Few if any preventative policing patrols or real foot patrol Police Officers because of over 20% cuts in their budget making real foot patrol police officers a rarer site than a white Rhino. Very poor, very limited or no real investigations of minor offences of crime and an appalling criminal justice system if and when someone gets caught and kgoes to court without getting a Police caution. This lady is typical of what is happening on a daily basis, she goes to work pays her taxes and gets a second rate public service not just from the Police but from almost all of our public services, and anyone that disagrees with that fact these days is either lucky they got an interested public servant or they are deluding themselves somewhat.[/p][/quote]It seems you have some distain for the police is it connected to their lacklustre response to your alarm installations which I doubt you mention to customers another council tax payer
  • Score: 1

9:23am Wed 6 Aug 14

John Right says...

Hard up? probably sold it..again, blatant insurance job, wouldn't trust her near a relative of mine.
Hard up? probably sold it..again, blatant insurance job, wouldn't trust her near a relative of mine. John Right
  • Score: -11

9:55am Wed 6 Aug 14

another council tax payer says...

John Right wrote:
Hard up? probably sold it..again, blatant insurance job, wouldn't trust her near a relative of mine.
Your comment speaks more about you than Bonnie
[quote][p][bold]John Right[/bold] wrote: Hard up? probably sold it..again, blatant insurance job, wouldn't trust her near a relative of mine.[/p][/quote]Your comment speaks more about you than Bonnie another council tax payer
  • Score: 10

10:18am Wed 6 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

alarminstaller wrote:
If and when the Police find the stolen moped it is there duty to notify you where the stolen property is.
If the police have had to pay towing fees without giving her the chance to collect it from where it was found then I would not pay any fees and the Police can go swing for the money.
I would like to know what we are actually paying the Police for these days?
Police Stations closed, non interested and non knowledgable staff when you phoned the Police on the 101 system when and if you can actually get through.
Few if any preventative policing patrols or real foot patrol Police Officers because of over 20% cuts in their budget making real foot patrol police officers a rarer site than a white Rhino.
Very poor, very limited or no real investigations of minor offences of crime and an appalling criminal justice system if and when someone gets caught and kgoes to court without getting a Police caution.
This lady is typical of what is happening on a daily basis, she goes to work pays her taxes and gets a second rate public service not just from the Police but from almost all of our public services, and anyone that disagrees with that fact these days is either lucky they got an interested public servant or they are deluding themselves somewhat.
Wheres my violin.........
[quote][p][bold]alarminstaller[/bold] wrote: If and when the Police find the stolen moped it is there duty to notify you where the stolen property is. If the police have had to pay towing fees without giving her the chance to collect it from where it was found then I would not pay any fees and the Police can go swing for the money. I would like to know what we are actually paying the Police for these days? Police Stations closed, non interested and non knowledgable staff when you phoned the Police on the 101 system when and if you can actually get through. Few if any preventative policing patrols or real foot patrol Police Officers because of over 20% cuts in their budget making real foot patrol police officers a rarer site than a white Rhino. Very poor, very limited or no real investigations of minor offences of crime and an appalling criminal justice system if and when someone gets caught and kgoes to court without getting a Police caution. This lady is typical of what is happening on a daily basis, she goes to work pays her taxes and gets a second rate public service not just from the Police but from almost all of our public services, and anyone that disagrees with that fact these days is either lucky they got an interested public servant or they are deluding themselves somewhat.[/p][/quote]Wheres my violin......... sesibollox
  • Score: 2

10:20am Wed 6 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

beaulocks wrote:
This smells like an insurance job to me.
It's rancid... smells of fraud.
[quote][p][bold]beaulocks[/bold] wrote: This smells like an insurance job to me.[/p][/quote]It's rancid... smells of fraud. sesibollox
  • Score: -8

12:27pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Controversial1 says...

It sounds like triggers broom.... 2 locks, been set alight.... but its still the same bike I tell ya
It sounds like triggers broom.... 2 locks, been set alight.... but its still the same bike I tell ya Controversial1
  • Score: -2

1:25pm Wed 6 Aug 14

DFS315 says...

she cannot claim on insurance as the excess is higher than the value of the bike - it is not an insurance job as you so nicely put it
she cannot claim on insurance as the excess is higher than the value of the bike - it is not an insurance job as you so nicely put it DFS315
  • Score: 4

2:34pm Wed 6 Aug 14

stopmoaning1 says...

Dougy161 wrote:
I don't understand why she has to pay to get her moped, if it's found by the police? It's as if she's paying for a free service.
She doesn't have to pay £150 'to get it back' I work in motor insurance, this has either been misreported or she has misunderstood what she was told.
Let me explain.
When a vehicle is reported stolen, a standard question the victim is asked is if they want to take part in the vehicle recovery scheme.
The scheme means that if the vehicle is found, the police will arrange for it to be forensically recovered to a local secure compound, for forensic examination.
This cost varies but typically is about £150. Although the owner has to pay in the first instance, this recovery payment will be refunded as part of any payout from the insurer.
You don't have to take part in the scheme, which means if found, the police will advise you where the vehicle is and you will need to make your own recovery arrangements.
This is a standard insurance industry practice that has been in place for longer than I can remember and nothing to do with police budget cuts or perceived lack of service.
[quote][p][bold]Dougy161[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why she has to pay to get her moped, if it's found by the police? It's as if she's paying for a free service.[/p][/quote]She doesn't have to pay £150 'to get it back' I work in motor insurance, this has either been misreported or she has misunderstood what she was told. Let me explain. When a vehicle is reported stolen, a standard question the victim is asked is if they want to take part in the vehicle recovery scheme. The scheme means that if the vehicle is found, the police will arrange for it to be forensically recovered to a local secure compound, for forensic examination. This cost varies but typically is about £150. Although the owner has to pay in the first instance, this recovery payment will be refunded as part of any payout from the insurer. You don't have to take part in the scheme, which means if found, the police will advise you where the vehicle is and you will need to make your own recovery arrangements. This is a standard insurance industry practice that has been in place for longer than I can remember and nothing to do with police budget cuts or perceived lack of service. stopmoaning1
  • Score: 0

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