Traders call for more police patrols to tackle "mindless vandalism"

Echo: Traders call for more police patrols to tackle "mindless vandalism" Traders call for more police patrols to tackle "mindless vandalism"

TRADERS battling a rising tide of “mindless vandalism” are calling for more police patrols to deter yobs.

It follows a spate of attacks in Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff which has seen the windows of three businesses smashed.

The most recent victim was Sainsbury’s Local which was attacked on Sunday night causing more than £300 of damage.

Attacks have also been carried out recently on the Southend Blind Welfare shop and Paparazzi restaurant.

Simon Brown, manager of Sainsbury’s Local, said: “It’s mindless vandalism, smashing windows for the hell of it. "

Debbie Mann , manager of the Sue Ryder shop, was repeatedly burgled last year. She said: ”I think we don’t see an awful lot of the community police down here, so that would help. Apart from that I don’t know what else we could do. "

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9:48am Tue 29 Jan 13

stopmoaning1 says...

They should write to the new Police and crime Commissioner. He will listen to the public and deal with their concerns and issues. Oh no, wait………
They should write to the new Police and crime Commissioner. He will listen to the public and deal with their concerns and issues. Oh no, wait……… stopmoaning1
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12:02pm Tue 29 Jan 13

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Slap bang in the middle of Bedsit and House/flat conversion land.
Slap bang in the middle of Bedsit and House/flat conversion land. DogsMessInLeigh
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1:14pm Tue 29 Jan 13

emcee says...

Good luck with that. The general public have been after more police patrols (proper police, not just plastic ones), in all areas, for eons. What makes the traders think that they will be listened to?
Good luck with that. The general public have been after more police patrols (proper police, not just plastic ones), in all areas, for eons. What makes the traders think that they will be listened to? emcee
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3:13pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Alekhine says...

stopmoaning1 wrote:
They should write to the new Police and crime Commissioner. He will listen to the public and deal with their concerns and issues. Oh no, wait………
Stopmoaning stopmoaning1
[quote][p][bold]stopmoaning1[/bold] wrote: They should write to the new Police and crime Commissioner. He will listen to the public and deal with their concerns and issues. Oh no, wait………[/p][/quote]Stopmoaning stopmoaning1 Alekhine
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12:42am Wed 30 Jan 13

pendulum says...

This has got little to do with the police at all. This behaviour happens because the Courts don't punish people fully so there is no deterrent or lesson learnt when the vandals do get caught.
This has got little to do with the police at all. This behaviour happens because the Courts don't punish people fully so there is no deterrent or lesson learnt when the vandals do get caught. pendulum
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