“It’s All London’s Fault!”

Southend has been dogged by a spate of violent crime in recent weeks leaving the town centre a virtual no-go area at night.

Three young men have been left with stab wounds following serious incidents since February.

It is the latest in a long list of incidents in recent years which are widely believed to linked with London drug gangs.

Took you long enough.

Hop on a c2c from Fenchurch Street, the A13 in your Audi, a rickety old carriage at Liverpool St, and little Duwayne and Junior and Mohammed can be selling their wares in Westcliff inside an hour, easily.

The partnership is planning a town centre operation bolstered by extra police which have been promised and involving a number of agencies.

Mr Ford said: “We will focus on town centre issues like antisocial behaviour, crime levels in the town, homelessness and street drinking.

About time! I guess last week’s crackdown wasn’t the raging success you’d hoped for, eh? Or they wouldn’t still all be there.

“We will be forming a town centre action group. This will be a high visibility patrol.

“We want to publicise this so London gangs to see this to deter them.

Yup, I’m sure Duwayne and Junior and Mohammed read the ‘Echo’ the minute they roll out of bed…

We are also working with the children and adult safeguarding team and the health and wellbeing board.

“We’ll be promoting issues around violence. It’s not just the community safety partnership many of the issues, particularly with mental health, criss cross.

“I keep saying the police can’t arrest their way of this (sic). Sometimes it is hard to judge whether someone is the victim or the offender because they may have been exploited.”


10 comments for ““It’s All London’s Fault!”

  1. Errol
    April 13, 2018 at 11:18 am

    They’re scum, scum given every opportunity others have had and wasted it. Yes, social policy is involved, but only insofar as it panders to these vermin and rewards their failure.

    Don’t patrol, impose a curfew and shoot anyone out. Hell, they’re going to be feral, why waste the time?

    • Ted Treen
      April 13, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      Harsh, Errol – but fair.

    • Mudplugger
      April 13, 2018 at 3:29 pm

      Remember it’s Essex we’re talking about, Errol – I’m worried about “shoot anyone out”.

      Can we limit that to ‘shoot any males out’ – if you start shooting the Essex girls too, we’ll soon have to start paying for what’s currently provided free.

      • Hereward Unbowed.
        April 13, 2018 at 5:35 pm

        A bit harsh on the ladies of Essex, I love you girls.

        All they have need of, is a tad deportment and demurely.

  2. April 13, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    They all seem to be at Aintree today.

    • Pcar
      April 14, 2018 at 1:28 am



  3. Pcar
    April 14, 2018 at 1:34 am

    We [police] are also working with the children and adult safeguarding team and the health and wellbeing board.

    Waste of time and money then. Work with parasites results in supporting other parasites.

    In some ways Southend-On-Sea has only itself to blame by changing [airport] name to London Southend.

    Parasite shrines:

    Reviewed and attempt 2: no profanity, racism etc. One link to Google indexed site. Why censored first time?

  4. Pcar
    April 14, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Post censored again, tried twice. No “waiting moderation”, post blackholed


    • April 14, 2018 at 10:18 am

      We’ve been through all that a few times. There is no rhyme or reason WP or Akismet takes a set against someone’s comment, not in our eyes, but we’re not machines, we’re humans who get hurt.

      My job is to check the corners in which comments may have been thrust and extract them but sometimes that takes some time – I’ve just come back from another project.

      The alternative is drop the overall security and that’s opening the castle’s side door and saying come in. So it’s one of the pains of the blog.

      • Pcar
        April 14, 2018 at 10:26 pm


        I know. I post the “Post censored again…” as a heads-up to check the bin.

        Feel free to delete the heads-up once binned post approved.


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