Bleeding man drama at shopping centre

The man was found slumped outside New Look in the Victoria Centre

The man was found slumped outside New Look in the Victoria Centre

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A MAN was found collapsed and bleeding at a Southend shopping centre.

The man, in his late teens, was found slumped outside New Look in the Victoria shopping centre with a trail of blood behind him as paramedics and police officers rushed to help him.

A trail of blood was seen leading out on to the shopping centre by the train station with onlookers fearing he had been stabbed in the leg.

However, it is thought the blood was from a previous wound for which his stitches had come apart.

Dennis Baldry, manager of the shopping centre, said: “A male came into the centre with an injury he sustained outside of the shopping centre.

“He was attended to by centre staff, PCSOs and the ambulance service and received appropriate treatment before being picked up by relatives”

Connor Botwright, 22, of Eastwoodbury Crescent, rushed his 16-year-old sister past the dramatic scene.

He said: “There was blood everywhere. I didn’t want her seeing that.

“He looked like a regular guy but he didn’t have shoes on and he looked really pale.

“I can't for the life of me think why he was going there – where he was trying to get to? I’m just shocked he was allowed to walk that far without someone stopping him.

“I could see his footprints going over the road.

“There were police, about 30 onlookers and six or seven paramedics.

“I was shocked to see it. It’s not something you want from your home town.”

The incident happened at about 6pm on Monday.

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6:05pm Thu 4 Sep 14

sesibollox says...

Hope it didn't stain...
Hope it didn't stain... sesibollox
  • Score: -45

6:54pm Thu 4 Sep 14

supermadmax says...

"Connor Botwright, 22, of Eastwoodbury Crescent, rushed his 16-year-old sister past the dramatic scene"

Welcome to Britain 2014, a 'regular guy' lays dying in the street, & this idiot rushes past refusing to help.
"Connor Botwright, 22, of Eastwoodbury Crescent, rushed his 16-year-old sister past the dramatic scene" Welcome to Britain 2014, a 'regular guy' lays dying in the street, & this idiot rushes past refusing to help. supermadmax
  • Score: 111

8:10pm Thu 4 Sep 14

I See It All says...

'Dennis Baldry, manager of the shopping centre, said: “A male came into the centre with an injury he sustained outside of the shopping centre. '

Nothing to do with us squire, no compensation due, heave a sigh of relief.
'Dennis Baldry, manager of the shopping centre, said: “A male came into the centre with an injury he sustained outside of the shopping centre. ' Nothing to do with us squire, no compensation due, heave a sigh of relief. I See It All
  • Score: 19

8:41pm Thu 4 Sep 14

BasildonDond says...

Connor Botwright, 22, of Eastwoodbury Crescent. What a nice helpful boy you are. So terrible you had to see such a sight in your own town !!
Connor Botwright, 22, of Eastwoodbury Crescent. What a nice helpful boy you are. So terrible you had to see such a sight in your own town !! BasildonDond
  • Score: 35

9:02pm Thu 4 Sep 14

RuleBritania says...

Conner, how would you feel if that was your sister laying there and people rushed past so they didn't have to see it?
Don't be a douche bag lad.
Conner, how would you feel if that was your sister laying there and people rushed past so they didn't have to see it? Don't be a douche bag lad. RuleBritania
  • Score: 56

10:28pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Robin Reliant says...

all sounds very dramatic,then you read this part,..

" received appropriate treatment before being picked up by relatives”


and lets not be too hard on Connor Blotwright its possible he went past (whilst shielding his 16 year old sisters eyes) when the bleeding chap(that didn't get injured inside the shopping centre) had all the help he needed.
all sounds very dramatic,then you read this part,.. " received appropriate treatment before being picked up by relatives” and lets not be too hard on Connor Blotwright its possible he went past (whilst shielding his 16 year old sisters eyes) when the bleeding chap(that didn't get injured inside the shopping centre) had all the help he needed. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 35

10:34pm Thu 4 Sep 14

onlysayin! says...

I reported the footprints to the police at 5:45pm when I saw them outside our offices in Baxter Avenue although they trailed back to at least North Road. Hope he is ok whatever happened to him.
I reported the footprints to the police at 5:45pm when I saw them outside our offices in Baxter Avenue although they trailed back to at least North Road. Hope he is ok whatever happened to him. onlysayin!
  • Score: 19

10:15pm Fri 5 Sep 14

FinkleEinhorn says...

Why on earth would i stop to help him? ill probably be held in police custody accused of injuring the man. No thanks.
Why on earth would i stop to help him? ill probably be held in police custody accused of injuring the man. No thanks. FinkleEinhorn
  • Score: -19

9:57am Sat 6 Sep 14

essexisnasty says...

Yet again the victoria staff at their best ,just watched him
Yet again the victoria staff at their best ,just watched him essexisnasty
  • Score: 3

5:26pm Sat 6 Sep 14

maddie14 says...

Forgive me if i've missed something here but i am somewhat cofused.
The article say's 'he was bleeding because stitches from a previous wound had opened' then goes on to say he was bleeding as a result of an injury sustained outside the plaza ???????? now where is that book on basic education i had mmmm it's not at the echo that's for sure
Forgive me if i've missed something here but i am somewhat cofused. The article say's 'he was bleeding because stitches from a previous wound had opened' then goes on to say he was bleeding as a result of an injury sustained outside the plaza ???????? now where is that book on basic education i had mmmm it's not at the echo that's for sure maddie14
  • Score: 14

7:33am Sun 7 Sep 14

BIRLIS says...

Yeah, to be honest it does say there was lots of Police etc with the guy when Connor happened upon the scene...
Yeah, to be honest it does say there was lots of Police etc with the guy when Connor happened upon the scene... BIRLIS
  • Score: 3

4:48pm Sun 7 Sep 14

runwellian says...

This incident doesn't need lots of police, just a paramedic!

It appears the lad came from BaxterAvenue all the way into town and nobody raised an alarm, what a caring society we live in!

This is David A-mess second city of culture so why be surprised.
This incident doesn't need lots of police, just a paramedic! It appears the lad came from BaxterAvenue all the way into town and nobody raised an alarm, what a caring society we live in! This is David A-mess second city of culture so why be surprised. runwellian
  • Score: 7

7:42am Tue 16 Sep 14

Vaping Man says...

typical of the country we live in today , just walk on by, also a reflection on society as most were prob to scared to offer any help for fear of being attacked or thinking the man was on something.
either way sad
typical of the country we live in today , just walk on by, also a reflection on society as most were prob to scared to offer any help for fear of being attacked or thinking the man was on something. either way sad Vaping Man
  • Score: 12
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