Updated: Canvey petrol raid - boy released without charge

A TEENAGER arrested on suspicion of a knife raid at a petrol station has been released without charge.

The 17-year-old boy from Canvey was arrested on suspicion of robbing the Costcutter store at the Murco garage in Canvey High Street on Tuesday.

He was also arrested on suspicion of a two attempted robberies at the Co-Op in Long Road on Wednesday night and a raid at Nearbuys ih Dovervelt Road, Canvey.

He was questioned by police but released without charge.

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11:02am Thu 19 Apr 12

PJR121 says...

One man crime spree by the sound of it. Just hope he's convicted, and not let off...

And come on Echo! How hard is it to read back through a story before hitting the 'publish' button? Costcuttre? ih?

Here's a tip - write it in Word, or whatever processing software you have, and then copy and paste it into the box on your CMS. Then give it another read, correct any mistakes not picked up, then publish it.

I'll put my invoice in the post for that bit of training...
One man crime spree by the sound of it. Just hope he's convicted, and not let off... And come on Echo! How hard is it to read back through a story before hitting the 'publish' button? Costcuttre? ih? Here's a tip - write it in Word, or whatever processing software you have, and then copy and paste it into the box on your CMS. Then give it another read, correct any mistakes not picked up, then publish it. I'll put my invoice in the post for that bit of training... PJR121

2:18pm Thu 19 Apr 12

upset says...

I see the proof reader and this dictionary are on holiday again!!!
The 17-year-old boy from Canvey was arrested on suspicion of robbing the Costcuttre store at the Murco garage in Canvey High Street on Tuesday.

He has also been arrested on suspicion of a two attempted robberies at the Co-Op in Long Road on Wednesday night and a raid at Nearbuys ih Dovervelt Road, Canvey.
I see the proof reader and this dictionary are on holiday again!!! The 17-year-old boy from Canvey was arrested on suspicion of robbing the Costcuttre store at the Murco garage in Canvey High Street on Tuesday. He has also been arrested on suspicion of a two attempted robberies at the Co-Op in Long Road on Wednesday night and a raid at Nearbuys ih Dovervelt Road, Canvey. upset

3:17pm Thu 19 Apr 12

Brunning999 says...

upset wrote:
I see the proof reader and this dictionary are on holiday again!!!
The 17-year-old boy from Canvey was arrested on suspicion of robbing the Costcuttre store at the Murco garage in Canvey High Street on Tuesday.

He has also been arrested on suspicion of a two attempted robberies at the Co-Op in Long Road on Wednesday night and a raid at Nearbuys ih Dovervelt Road, Canvey.
And the lead theft, but his mum still loves him.
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: I see the proof reader and this dictionary are on holiday again!!! The 17-year-old boy from Canvey was arrested on suspicion of robbing the Costcuttre store at the Murco garage in Canvey High Street on Tuesday. He has also been arrested on suspicion of a two attempted robberies at the Co-Op in Long Road on Wednesday night and a raid at Nearbuys ih Dovervelt Road, Canvey.[/p][/quote]And the lead theft, but his mum still loves him. Brunning999

3:52pm Thu 19 Apr 12

PJR121 says...

Well they've amended the costcutter mistake in the update, but not the ih instead of in...

Sack the sub!
Well they've amended the costcutter mistake in the update, but not the ih instead of in... Sack the sub! PJR121

9:51pm Thu 19 Apr 12

maddriver says...

PJR121: Perhaps you should use your own advice and read your comment elsewhere on the site concerning a "scandle" on the railways. Typographical errors are a part and parcel of all publications and especially daily newspapers.
PJR121: Perhaps you should use your own advice and read your comment elsewhere on the site concerning a "scandle" on the railways. Typographical errors are a part and parcel of all publications and especially daily newspapers. maddriver

10:38pm Thu 19 Apr 12

muffindamule says...

I may well have missed something but why, if the youth has been released without charge, are people assuming he is guilty of any offence ?
Also the headline is rather misleading. The story concerns an alleged robbery at a Costcutter store and has nothing directly to do with petrol. Perhaps I really am missing something ! Maybe if I sleep on it all will become clear by the morning.
Good night !
I may well have missed something but why, if the youth has been released without charge, are people assuming he is guilty of any offence ? Also the headline is rather misleading. The story concerns an alleged robbery at a Costcutter store and has nothing directly to do with petrol. Perhaps I really am missing something ! Maybe if I sleep on it all will become clear by the morning. Good night ! muffindamule

12:14pm Fri 20 Apr 12

PJR121 says...

maddriver wrote:
PJR121: Perhaps you should use your own advice and read your comment elsewhere on the site concerning a "scandle" on the railways. Typographical errors are a part and parcel of all publications and especially daily newspapers.
As a journalist, I will agree with you. However, the internet allows for articles to be corrected almost instantly.

Once a newspaper goes to print, that is it. I myself read-through several times before any publication goes off, sometimes errors do slip through, that is agreed, I found one the other day, where a word was repeated on the same line, in an article I published a couple of years ago. But spelling mistakes are not acceptable in modern publishing.

A website is different, and silly mistakes in a story containing 300 words or less should be picked up upon.

And as for my errors? I type very quickly in these little comment boxes. I type quickly with my word processing software - the difference is that highlights spelling mistakes. Occasionally I will get letters around the wrong way; I'm terrible for writing 'teh' instead of 'the' for example.

The difference is that on here, I don't spend time proofreading my comments. I don't particularly care if they are correct, as in this capacity, I am a member of the public, pointing out the flaws of a publication.

Unfortunately, it is not all 'part and parcel' of publications, and the mistakes made on this website - any journalist would hang their head in shame - at least they should be amending the mistakes ASAP.

I know my profession, even if I don't abide by its rules when I'm a simple commentator.

To summarise, I use my own advice when I'm writing for publication, whether it's a simple 100 word round-up, or a 5,000 word travel feature. When I'm commenting on an article however, I don't really take a lot of notice.

However, it's nice that you do. Perhaps you'd like to read some of my features? I can provide you with my website details, which allows you access to my entire back-catalogue of articles over my seven-year career, where I have worked for newspapers, leading consumer publications, b2b magazines, exhibition companies and even set up my own business in the meantime...
[quote][p][bold]maddriver[/bold] wrote: PJR121: Perhaps you should use your own advice and read your comment elsewhere on the site concerning a "scandle" on the railways. Typographical errors are a part and parcel of all publications and especially daily newspapers.[/p][/quote]As a journalist, I will agree with you. However, the internet allows for articles to be corrected almost instantly. Once a newspaper goes to print, that is it. I myself read-through several times before any publication goes off, sometimes errors do slip through, that is agreed, I found one the other day, where a word was repeated on the same line, in an article I published a couple of years ago. But spelling mistakes are not acceptable in modern publishing. A website is different, and silly mistakes in a story containing 300 words or less should be picked up upon. And as for my errors? I type very quickly in these little comment boxes. I type quickly with my word processing software - the difference is that highlights spelling mistakes. Occasionally I will get letters around the wrong way; I'm terrible for writing 'teh' instead of 'the' for example. The difference is that on here, I don't spend time proofreading my comments. I don't particularly care if they are correct, as in this capacity, I am a member of the public, pointing out the flaws of a publication. Unfortunately, it is not all 'part and parcel' of publications, and the mistakes made on this website - any journalist would hang their head in shame - at least they should be amending the mistakes ASAP. I know my profession, even if I don't abide by its rules when I'm a simple commentator. To summarise, I use my own advice when I'm writing for publication, whether it's a simple 100 word round-up, or a 5,000 word travel feature. When I'm commenting on an article however, I don't really take a lot of notice. However, it's nice that you do. Perhaps you'd like to read some of my features? I can provide you with my website details, which allows you access to my entire back-catalogue of articles over my seven-year career, where I have worked for newspapers, leading consumer publications, b2b magazines, exhibition companies and even set up my own business in the meantime... PJR121

1:28pm Fri 20 Apr 12

Benfleetexile1 says...

PJR121 wrote:
maddriver wrote: PJR121: Perhaps you should use your own advice and read your comment elsewhere on the site concerning a "scandle" on the railways. Typographical errors are a part and parcel of all publications and especially daily newspapers.
As a journalist, I will agree with you. However, the internet allows for articles to be corrected almost instantly. Once a newspaper goes to print, that is it. I myself read-through several times before any publication goes off, sometimes errors do slip through, that is agreed, I found one the other day, where a word was repeated on the same line, in an article I published a couple of years ago. But spelling mistakes are not acceptable in modern publishing. A website is different, and silly mistakes in a story containing 300 words or less should be picked up upon. And as for my errors? I type very quickly in these little comment boxes. I type quickly with my word processing software - the difference is that highlights spelling mistakes. Occasionally I will get letters around the wrong way; I'm terrible for writing 'teh' instead of 'the' for example. The difference is that on here, I don't spend time proofreading my comments. I don't particularly care if they are correct, as in this capacity, I am a member of the public, pointing out the flaws of a publication. Unfortunately, it is not all 'part and parcel' of publications, and the mistakes made on this website - any journalist would hang their head in shame - at least they should be amending the mistakes ASAP. I know my profession, even if I don't abide by its rules when I'm a simple commentator. To summarise, I use my own advice when I'm writing for publication, whether it's a simple 100 word round-up, or a 5,000 word travel feature. When I'm commenting on an article however, I don't really take a lot of notice. However, it's nice that you do. Perhaps you'd like to read some of my features? I can provide you with my website details, which allows you access to my entire back-catalogue of articles over my seven-year career, where I have worked for newspapers, leading consumer publications, b2b magazines, exhibition companies and even set up my own business in the meantime...
Good grief don’t you prattle on?
Can imagine anyone wanting your website details if this example of your work is anything to go by !!
[quote][p][bold]PJR121[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maddriver[/bold] wrote: PJR121: Perhaps you should use your own advice and read your comment elsewhere on the site concerning a "scandle" on the railways. Typographical errors are a part and parcel of all publications and especially daily newspapers.[/p][/quote]As a journalist, I will agree with you. However, the internet allows for articles to be corrected almost instantly. Once a newspaper goes to print, that is it. I myself read-through several times before any publication goes off, sometimes errors do slip through, that is agreed, I found one the other day, where a word was repeated on the same line, in an article I published a couple of years ago. But spelling mistakes are not acceptable in modern publishing. A website is different, and silly mistakes in a story containing 300 words or less should be picked up upon. And as for my errors? I type very quickly in these little comment boxes. I type quickly with my word processing software - the difference is that highlights spelling mistakes. Occasionally I will get letters around the wrong way; I'm terrible for writing 'teh' instead of 'the' for example. The difference is that on here, I don't spend time proofreading my comments. I don't particularly care if they are correct, as in this capacity, I am a member of the public, pointing out the flaws of a publication. Unfortunately, it is not all 'part and parcel' of publications, and the mistakes made on this website - any journalist would hang their head in shame - at least they should be amending the mistakes ASAP. I know my profession, even if I don't abide by its rules when I'm a simple commentator. To summarise, I use my own advice when I'm writing for publication, whether it's a simple 100 word round-up, or a 5,000 word travel feature. When I'm commenting on an article however, I don't really take a lot of notice. However, it's nice that you do. Perhaps you'd like to read some of my features? I can provide you with my website details, which allows you access to my entire back-catalogue of articles over my seven-year career, where I have worked for newspapers, leading consumer publications, b2b magazines, exhibition companies and even set up my own business in the meantime...[/p][/quote]Good grief don’t you prattle on? Can imagine anyone wanting your website details if this example of your work is anything to go by !! Benfleetexile1

2:09pm Fri 20 Apr 12

Benfleetexile1 says...

AND I made an error CANT
AND I made an error CANT Benfleetexile1

4:32pm Fri 20 Apr 12

muffindamule says...

Benfleetexile1 wrote:
AND I made an error CANT
At least you refrained from using a 'U' in CANT.
[quote][p][bold]Benfleetexile1[/bold] wrote: AND I made an error CANT[/p][/quote]At least you refrained from using a 'U' in CANT. muffindamule

4:45pm Fri 20 Apr 12

PJR121 says...

Yawn - I do my best to avoid trolls. Don't like what I write then don't read it. No skin off my nose.
Yawn - I do my best to avoid trolls. Don't like what I write then don't read it. No skin off my nose. PJR121

5:10pm Fri 20 Apr 12

CALL ME CLINT says...

PJR121 wrote:
Yawn - I do my best to avoid trolls. Don't like what I write then don't read it. No skin off my nose.
@PJR121:
Regarding your offer "Perhaps you'd like to read some of my features? I can provide you with my website details...", don't be shy. I'm sure someone will be interested. Just provide the website details and those interested can take a look.
[quote][p][bold]PJR121[/bold] wrote: Yawn - I do my best to avoid trolls. Don't like what I write then don't read it. No skin off my nose.[/p][/quote]@PJR121: Regarding your offer "Perhaps you'd like to read some of my features? I can provide you with my website details...", don't be shy. I'm sure someone will be interested. Just provide the website details and those interested can take a look. CALL ME CLINT

6:18pm Fri 20 Apr 12

PJR121 says...

My offer is indeed most sincere - however, I refuse to advertise my work on the website of another publication - there are ethics in this industry. There are options however, you can put your email address on here and I will happily send you details, or, you can google my username - I should come up somewhere...
My offer is indeed most sincere - however, I refuse to advertise my work on the website of another publication - there are ethics in this industry. There are options however, you can put your email address on here and I will happily send you details, or, you can google my username - I should come up somewhere... PJR121

7:12pm Fri 20 Apr 12

CALL ME CLINT says...

PJR121 wrote:
My offer is indeed most sincere - however, I refuse to advertise my work on the website of another publication - there are ethics in this industry. There are options however, you can put your email address on here and I will happily send you details, or, you can google my username - I should come up somewhere...
Thanks for that. Unfortunately the www.pjrmedia.co.uk that you mention in your Twitter blog (nothing unethical about me mentioning it, I'm sure) does not seem to be up and running yet. Never mind, I wasn't really asking for my benefit anyway so I'm sure anyone interested will send their email address.
[quote][p][bold]PJR121[/bold] wrote: My offer is indeed most sincere - however, I refuse to advertise my work on the website of another publication - there are ethics in this industry. There are options however, you can put your email address on here and I will happily send you details, or, you can google my username - I should come up somewhere...[/p][/quote]Thanks for that. Unfortunately the www.pjrmedia.co.uk that you mention in your Twitter blog (nothing unethical about me mentioning it, I'm sure) does not seem to be up and running yet. Never mind, I wasn't really asking for my benefit anyway so I'm sure anyone interested will send their email address. CALL ME CLINT

8:08pm Fri 20 Apr 12

PJR121 says...

That's the business site which I'm re-designing, never happy with websites! There should be mention of another site on there, my personal freelance one I'm sure? I'd rather you didn't mention that one however, it's just occured to me that it's my name!
That's the business site which I'm re-designing, never happy with websites! There should be mention of another site on there, my personal freelance one I'm sure? I'd rather you didn't mention that one however, it's just occured to me that it's my name! PJR121

9:05pm Fri 20 Apr 12

King El says...

PJR121 wrote:
My offer is indeed most sincere - however, I refuse to advertise my work on the website of another publication - there are ethics in this industry. There are options however, you can put your email address on here and I will happily send you details, or, you can google my username - I should come up somewhere...
Good evening Phil. I took up your suggestion and did a little online research. Apart from your entry on a certain dating site on which you express an interest in meeting a girl of about 18 years of age
the only other reference I could find was a rather obscure website which goes under the name of Car-Nation.

http://www.car-natio
n.co.uk/aboutclub.ht
ml#

I had a quick look at the 'about – staff ' page and was surprised (?) to find that there was an obvious error in the very first paragraph where you write „have seen the it grow“. This left me wondering what an it is. It also left me wondering if I had a long way to go before stumbling upon more such errors. I did not have to look far. I believe there are more errors on the page than there are paragraphs. This leads me to question the value of our higher education system where attaining a degree in journalism obviously requires little or no knowledge of the English language.
The Car-Nation site appears to be the only PJR Media site up and running (if only in part) at present. In light of these revelations you might consider it wise to be a little less arrogant when criticising the mistakes made in our favourite local rag. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone, eh ?

Did you find the date you were looking for ?
[quote][p][bold]PJR121[/bold] wrote: My offer is indeed most sincere - however, I refuse to advertise my work on the website of another publication - there are ethics in this industry. There are options however, you can put your email address on here and I will happily send you details, or, you can google my username - I should come up somewhere...[/p][/quote]Good evening Phil. I took up your suggestion and did a little online research. Apart from your entry on a certain dating site on which you express an interest in meeting a girl of about 18 years of age the only other reference I could find was a rather obscure website which goes under the name of Car-Nation. http://www.car-natio n.co.uk/aboutclub.ht ml# I had a quick look at the 'about – staff ' page and was surprised (?) to find that there was an obvious error in the very first paragraph where you write „have seen the it grow“. This left me wondering what an it is. It also left me wondering if I had a long way to go before stumbling upon more such errors. I did not have to look far. I believe there are more errors on the page than there are paragraphs. This leads me to question the value of our higher education system where attaining a degree in journalism obviously requires little or no knowledge of the English language. The Car-Nation site appears to be the only PJR Media site up and running (if only in part) at present. In light of these revelations you might consider it wise to be a little less arrogant when criticising the mistakes made in our favourite local rag. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone, eh ? Did you find the date you were looking for ? King El

5:35am Sat 21 Apr 12

soul man says...

my mum used to buy car-nation in a small tin in the 60's, you put it on ya tin of peaches, we couldn't afford cream
my mum used to buy car-nation in a small tin in the 60's, you put it on ya tin of peaches, we couldn't afford cream soul man

9:28am Sat 21 Apr 12

muffindamule says...

soul man wrote:
my mum used to buy car-nation in a small tin in the 60's, you put it on ya tin of peaches, we couldn't afford cream
I remember it well, Soulman. Actually I reckon it tasted much better than cream. We couldn't afford peaches so we had it on our crab apples which I was sent out to steal once a week from Mrs. McQueen (the old dear who lived down the road). Seldom does a decade go by when I don't yearn for those good old days.
[quote][p][bold]soul man[/bold] wrote: my mum used to buy car-nation in a small tin in the 60's, you put it on ya tin of peaches, we couldn't afford cream[/p][/quote]I remember it well, Soulman. Actually I reckon it tasted much better than cream. We couldn't afford peaches so we had it on our crab apples which I was sent out to steal once a week from Mrs. McQueen (the old dear who lived down the road). Seldom does a decade go by when I don't yearn for those good old days. muffindamule

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