Have-a-go hero breaks arm helping victim of thugs’ station attack

Southend Standard: Have-a-go hero breaks arm helping victim of thugs’ station attack Have-a-go hero breaks arm helping victim of thugs’ station attack

A HAVE-A-GO hero was left with a broken arm after trying to stop a passenger being attacked at Leigh rail station The 39-year-old was walking past the station, in Belton Way, when he noticed the victim being beaten by two thugs.

The good Samaritan ended up being punched in the face and then chased, before later finding out he had broken his arm. Police nowwant to hear from people who may have seen the incidents.

Det Con David Bishop, of British Transport Police, said: “The victim was passing the station at around 8.55pm, when he noticed a man on the ground being assaulted by two men. He walked over to stop the attack, at which point the two men turned on him. One punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground.

“He managed to get up, but one of the men followed him and continued the attack. The victim made it to Belton Gardens, near the station, where eventually the assault ended.”

The man only found out he had broken his arm two days after the attack, which happened on Friday.

The attackers are white and aged about 18.

One is 5ft 10ins to 5ft 11ins, of average build, while the other is taller and a little slimmer.

Detectives are carrying out a number of enquiries, including viewing CCTV from the station and surrounding area, and speaking to witnesses. They are particularly keen to speak to the first man attacked by the pair outside the station, and who is yet to speak to police.

Anyone with information can call officers on 0800 40 50 40, quoting background reference LNA/B5 of 06/12/2013.

Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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7:46pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Kim Gandy says...

Years ago, scum like this would have been taken out...by passers by.. in numbers not just one person.

Because years ago we lived in a country where people had the balls to step in.

OK so there probably weren't enough of them. But it really is approaching the time when people will take the law into their own hands because it seems to me that this sort of filth is growing in number.
Years ago, scum like this would have been taken out...by passers by.. in numbers not just one person. Because years ago we lived in a country where people had the balls to step in. OK so there probably weren't enough of them. But it really is approaching the time when people will take the law into their own hands because it seems to me that this sort of filth is growing in number. Kim Gandy

1:04am Thu 12 Dec 13

smiffy22 says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Years ago, scum like this would have been taken out...by passers by.. in numbers not just one person.

Because years ago we lived in a country where people had the balls to step in.

OK so there probably weren't enough of them. But it really is approaching the time when people will take the law into their own hands because it seems to me that this sort of filth is growing in number.
I agree, but the problem is the law is so often seen to be used against those that fight back against the scum and so leniently against the scum. Tony Martin was a classic example. A repeat victim, he dealt with the scum himself and instead of being commended he was jailed, despite there being absolutely no doubt whatsoever that they were criminals that had broken into his home to commit crime.
Welcome to modern Britain, with its criminal-friendly courts.
Regards,
Smiffy22
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Years ago, scum like this would have been taken out...by passers by.. in numbers not just one person. Because years ago we lived in a country where people had the balls to step in. OK so there probably weren't enough of them. But it really is approaching the time when people will take the law into their own hands because it seems to me that this sort of filth is growing in number.[/p][/quote]I agree, but the problem is the law is so often seen to be used against those that fight back against the scum and so leniently against the scum. Tony Martin was a classic example. A repeat victim, he dealt with the scum himself and instead of being commended he was jailed, despite there being absolutely no doubt whatsoever that they were criminals that had broken into his home to commit crime. Welcome to modern Britain, with its criminal-friendly courts. Regards, Smiffy22 smiffy22

8:25am Thu 12 Dec 13

pembury53 says...

smiffy22 wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote: Years ago, scum like this would have been taken out...by passers by.. in numbers not just one person. Because years ago we lived in a country where people had the balls to step in. OK so there probably weren't enough of them. But it really is approaching the time when people will take the law into their own hands because it seems to me that this sort of filth is growing in number.
I agree, but the problem is the law is so often seen to be used against those that fight back against the scum and so leniently against the scum. Tony Martin was a classic example. A repeat victim, he dealt with the scum himself and instead of being commended he was jailed, despite there being absolutely no doubt whatsoever that they were criminals that had broken into his home to commit crime. Welcome to modern Britain, with its criminal-friendly courts. Regards, Smiffy22
you are right, but it's not so much 'criminal friendly' as indifference........
. the courts are not interested in individuals, only maintaining 'law and order'
[quote][p][bold]smiffy22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Years ago, scum like this would have been taken out...by passers by.. in numbers not just one person. Because years ago we lived in a country where people had the balls to step in. OK so there probably weren't enough of them. But it really is approaching the time when people will take the law into their own hands because it seems to me that this sort of filth is growing in number.[/p][/quote]I agree, but the problem is the law is so often seen to be used against those that fight back against the scum and so leniently against the scum. Tony Martin was a classic example. A repeat victim, he dealt with the scum himself and instead of being commended he was jailed, despite there being absolutely no doubt whatsoever that they were criminals that had broken into his home to commit crime. Welcome to modern Britain, with its criminal-friendly courts. Regards, Smiffy22[/p][/quote]you are right, but it's not so much 'criminal friendly' as indifference........ . the courts are not interested in individuals, only maintaining 'law and order' pembury53

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