Bookies shop staff in Westcliff threatened by punter

Do you recognise this man? Essex Police want to speak to him in connection with the incident at Coral Racing in Westcliff

Do you recognise this man? Essex Police want to speak to him in connection with the incident at Coral Racing in Westcliff

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A WOMAN working in a betting shop was left feeling "very distressed" after being verbally abused by a customer in Westcliff.

On Thursday April 3, a man walked into Coral Racing on Hamlet Court Road at some point between 10am and 10.15am and threatened the female member of staff.

Police officers investigating the matter have released CCTV images of a male they want to speak with in connection to the incident.

Anyone who recognises the man in the photograph or has information about the incident should contact Pc Ann Bush at Southend Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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2:34pm Mon 12 May 14

supermadmax says...

I'd like to know how exactly he threatened her ? This could well be a situation whereby they have refused to pay him out on a bet he won or antagonised him in another manner, betting shop staff can act like little hitlers epically now they have the plastic to hid behind.
I'd like to know how exactly he threatened her ? This could well be a situation whereby they have refused to pay him out on a bet he won or antagonised him in another manner, betting shop staff can act like little hitlers epically now they have the plastic to hid behind. supermadmax
  • Score: -29

2:50pm Mon 12 May 14

Happy Chickie says...

supermadmax wrote:
I'd like to know how exactly he threatened her ? This could well be a situation whereby they have refused to pay him out on a bet he won or antagonised him in another manner, betting shop staff can act like little hitlers epically now they have the plastic to hid behind.
So a woman feels threatened by a punter and now it might be her fault?
The guy looks like a thug, full stop.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: I'd like to know how exactly he threatened her ? This could well be a situation whereby they have refused to pay him out on a bet he won or antagonised him in another manner, betting shop staff can act like little hitlers epically now they have the plastic to hid behind.[/p][/quote]So a woman feels threatened by a punter and now it might be her fault? The guy looks like a thug, full stop. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 15

3:01pm Mon 12 May 14

Eastwoodian says...

Happy Chickie wrote:
supermadmax wrote: I'd like to know how exactly he threatened her ? This could well be a situation whereby they have refused to pay him out on a bet he won or antagonised him in another manner, betting shop staff can act like little hitlers epically now they have the plastic to hid behind.
So a woman feels threatened by a punter and now it might be her fault? The guy looks like a thug, full stop.
would you like to expand on how he looks like a thug ?

he doesn't look too threatening holding a piece of paper !!!

as for the facial expression, he could have a mouthful of peanuts

try not to be too judgemental
[quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: I'd like to know how exactly he threatened her ? This could well be a situation whereby they have refused to pay him out on a bet he won or antagonised him in another manner, betting shop staff can act like little hitlers epically now they have the plastic to hid behind.[/p][/quote]So a woman feels threatened by a punter and now it might be her fault? The guy looks like a thug, full stop.[/p][/quote]would you like to expand on how he looks like a thug ? he doesn't look too threatening holding a piece of paper !!! as for the facial expression, he could have a mouthful of peanuts try not to be too judgemental Eastwoodian
  • Score: -7

3:06pm Mon 12 May 14

I Love Making Money Illegally says...

Happy Chickie wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
I'd like to know how exactly he threatened her ? This could well be a situation whereby they have refused to pay him out on a bet he won or antagonised him in another manner, betting shop staff can act like little hitlers epically now they have the plastic to hid behind.
So a woman feels threatened by a punter and now it might be her fault?
The guy looks like a thug, full stop.
Stupid idiot. Are you saying this just because he is black? I think your a racist.
[quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: I'd like to know how exactly he threatened her ? This could well be a situation whereby they have refused to pay him out on a bet he won or antagonised him in another manner, betting shop staff can act like little hitlers epically now they have the plastic to hid behind.[/p][/quote]So a woman feels threatened by a punter and now it might be her fault? The guy looks like a thug, full stop.[/p][/quote]Stupid idiot. Are you saying this just because he is black? I think your a racist. I Love Making Money Illegally
  • Score: -28

3:14pm Mon 12 May 14

boo beckett says...

Happy Chickie wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
I'd like to know how exactly he threatened her ? This could well be a situation whereby they have refused to pay him out on a bet he won or antagonised him in another manner, betting shop staff can act like little hitlers epically now they have the plastic to hid behind.
So a woman feels threatened by a punter and now it might be her fault?
The guy looks like a thug, full stop.
I agree with your first comment about it probably not being the woman's fault, but he 'looks like a thug'? I wonder why you say that?
[quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: I'd like to know how exactly he threatened her ? This could well be a situation whereby they have refused to pay him out on a bet he won or antagonised him in another manner, betting shop staff can act like little hitlers epically now they have the plastic to hid behind.[/p][/quote]So a woman feels threatened by a punter and now it might be her fault? The guy looks like a thug, full stop.[/p][/quote]I agree with your first comment about it probably not being the woman's fault, but he 'looks like a thug'? I wonder why you say that? boo beckett
  • Score: -2

3:15pm Mon 12 May 14

pembury53 says...

madmax has a fair point, he just walks in, threatens a staff member and leaves ? corals should fess up as to the reasons, or suspected reasons for this 'verbal assault'....
madmax has a fair point, he just walks in, threatens a staff member and leaves ? corals should fess up as to the reasons, or suspected reasons for this 'verbal assault'.... pembury53
  • Score: -6

3:20pm Mon 12 May 14

boo beckett says...

I Love Making Money Illegally wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
supermadmax wrote:
I'd like to know how exactly he threatened her ? This could well be a situation whereby they have refused to pay him out on a bet he won or antagonised him in another manner, betting shop staff can act like little hitlers epically now they have the plastic to hid behind.
So a woman feels threatened by a punter and now it might be her fault?
The guy looks like a thug, full stop.
Stupid idiot. Are you saying this just because he is black? I think your a racist.
A bit eager with the racist card.
[quote][p][bold]I Love Making Money Illegally[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: I'd like to know how exactly he threatened her ? This could well be a situation whereby they have refused to pay him out on a bet he won or antagonised him in another manner, betting shop staff can act like little hitlers epically now they have the plastic to hid behind.[/p][/quote]So a woman feels threatened by a punter and now it might be her fault? The guy looks like a thug, full stop.[/p][/quote]Stupid idiot. Are you saying this just because he is black? I think your a racist.[/p][/quote]A bit eager with the racist card. boo beckett
  • Score: 15

3:26pm Mon 12 May 14

LinfordsLunchbox says...

How can you think somebody is racist when there has been no mention of race? How do you know the user who made that comment isnt black? I think you are an idiot.
How can you think somebody is racist when there has been no mention of race? How do you know the user who made that comment isnt black? I think you are an idiot. LinfordsLunchbox
  • Score: 16

3:34pm Mon 12 May 14

supermadmax says...

pembury53 wrote:
madmax has a fair point, he just walks in, threatens a staff member and leaves ? corals should fess up as to the reasons, or suspected reasons for this 'verbal assault'....
Well said, there was no mention of an attempted robbery or similar. I'd suggest it was a grivence over something that's probably the shops fault, regardless if they choose to make money out of turning people into addicts they should expect hostile reactions occasionally.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: madmax has a fair point, he just walks in, threatens a staff member and leaves ? corals should fess up as to the reasons, or suspected reasons for this 'verbal assault'....[/p][/quote]Well said, there was no mention of an attempted robbery or similar. I'd suggest it was a grivence over something that's probably the shops fault, regardless if they choose to make money out of turning people into addicts they should expect hostile reactions occasionally. supermadmax
  • Score: -1

3:50pm Mon 12 May 14

LinfordsLunchbox says...

Bookies regularly recieve threats from punters that lose
Bookies regularly recieve threats from punters that lose LinfordsLunchbox
  • Score: 6

3:52pm Mon 12 May 14

pembury53 says...

Eastwoodian wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
supermadmax wrote: I'd like to know how exactly he threatened her ? This could well be a situation whereby they have refused to pay him out on a bet he won or antagonised him in another manner, betting shop staff can act like little hitlers epically now they have the plastic to hid behind.
So a woman feels threatened by a punter and now it might be her fault? The guy looks like a thug, full stop.
would you like to expand on how he looks like a thug ? he doesn't look too threatening holding a piece of paper !!! as for the facial expression, he could have a mouthful of peanuts try not to be too judgemental
in this age of suffocating political correctness and racial paranoia, "a mouthful of peanuts" could be considered as 'close to the mark' by some.....
[quote][p][bold]Eastwoodian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: I'd like to know how exactly he threatened her ? This could well be a situation whereby they have refused to pay him out on a bet he won or antagonised him in another manner, betting shop staff can act like little hitlers epically now they have the plastic to hid behind.[/p][/quote]So a woman feels threatened by a punter and now it might be her fault? The guy looks like a thug, full stop.[/p][/quote]would you like to expand on how he looks like a thug ? he doesn't look too threatening holding a piece of paper !!! as for the facial expression, he could have a mouthful of peanuts try not to be too judgemental[/p][/quote]in this age of suffocating political correctness and racial paranoia, "a mouthful of peanuts" could be considered as 'close to the mark' by some..... pembury53
  • Score: 8

4:01pm Mon 12 May 14

News Bunny says...

'Punter'! I see copy is being written by Danny Dyer again.
'Punter'! I see copy is being written by Danny Dyer again. News Bunny
  • Score: 3

4:42pm Mon 12 May 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Stupid ****, gave it the verbals, got a good reply and the went running to Old Bill.
Stupid ****, gave it the verbals, got a good reply and the went running to Old Bill. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -8

4:48pm Mon 12 May 14

sosad 1 says...

just another punter whos done his dough in the machines still no excuse for that sort of behaviour and should be punished
just another punter whos done his dough in the machines still no excuse for that sort of behaviour and should be punished sosad 1
  • Score: 3

5:28pm Mon 12 May 14

John Bull 40 says...

Eastwoodian wrote:
Happy Chickie wrote:
supermadmax wrote: I'd like to know how exactly he threatened her ? This could well be a situation whereby they have refused to pay him out on a bet he won or antagonised him in another manner, betting shop staff can act like little hitlers epically now they have the plastic to hid behind.
So a woman feels threatened by a punter and now it might be her fault? The guy looks like a thug, full stop.
would you like to expand on how he looks like a thug ?

he doesn't look too threatening holding a piece of paper !!!

as for the facial expression, he could have a mouthful of peanuts

try not to be too judgemental
Or it could be a mouthful of a certain fruit that shall be nameless.
[quote][p][bold]Eastwoodian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happy Chickie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: I'd like to know how exactly he threatened her ? This could well be a situation whereby they have refused to pay him out on a bet he won or antagonised him in another manner, betting shop staff can act like little hitlers epically now they have the plastic to hid behind.[/p][/quote]So a woman feels threatened by a punter and now it might be her fault? The guy looks like a thug, full stop.[/p][/quote]would you like to expand on how he looks like a thug ? he doesn't look too threatening holding a piece of paper !!! as for the facial expression, he could have a mouthful of peanuts try not to be too judgemental[/p][/quote]Or it could be a mouthful of a certain fruit that shall be nameless. John Bull 40
  • Score: 3

7:08pm Mon 12 May 14

GrumpyofLeigh says...

Eenie meenie miney mo....I'm trying to decide which contributor has been the most sanctimonious, natch
Eenie meenie miney mo....I'm trying to decide which contributor has been the most sanctimonious, natch GrumpyofLeigh
  • Score: 4

5:12am Tue 13 May 14

jessloulau says...

supermadmax wrote:
I'd like to know how exactly he threatened her ? This could well be a situation whereby they have refused to pay him out on a bet he won or antagonised him in another manner, betting shop staff can act like little hitlers epically now they have the plastic to hid behind.
another intelligent post,keep em coming
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: I'd like to know how exactly he threatened her ? This could well be a situation whereby they have refused to pay him out on a bet he won or antagonised him in another manner, betting shop staff can act like little hitlers epically now they have the plastic to hid behind.[/p][/quote]another intelligent post,keep em coming jessloulau
  • Score: 0

1:35pm Tue 13 May 14

Purple Om 89-91 says...

Wot I don't get is why any of you would form your opinions and judgments on the basis of incomplete information?
Wot I don't get is why any of you would form your opinions and judgments on the basis of incomplete information? Purple Om 89-91
  • Score: 0

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