Man slashed in street robbery

Man slashed in street robbery

Man slashed in street robbery

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A MAN had his face and neck slashed in an attempted street robbery.

The 23-year-old man was walking in Copperfield, in Laindon, when he was approached by another man who said he had a knife. Although the blade was not seen, the suspect demanded the victim's money and threatened to cut him.

The assailant tried to grab his bag and the two men grappled, but the suspect then ran off empty handed.

The victim later found cuts to his neck and face after the attack on Monday, March 31 at 11pm.

The suspect is described as aged 18 -25 years old, white, wearing a grey hoodie and clean shaven.

Investigating officer Pc Aaron Cattell said: "Whilst the victim’s injuries were not life threatening, if the neck injury was slightly deeper it could have resulted in a completely different outcome."

Anyone who has any information about this man should contact Pc Cattell or his colleagues at Basildon CID on 101 or via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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5:07pm Thu 3 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Sounds awful, though I must say, fancy only discovering you had been slashed later on, perhaps it was really just a scratch ??
Sounds awful, though I must say, fancy only discovering you had been slashed later on, perhaps it was really just a scratch ?? carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -11

6:50pm Thu 3 Apr 14

LinfordsLunchbox says...

Sorry nope, do not accept this version of events. I wont believe until i hear madmax's opinion on what REALLY happened. Failed KGB hit? Ancient artifact deal gone bad? Mistaken for an exiled foreign tyrant?
Sorry nope, do not accept this version of events. I wont believe until i hear madmax's opinion on what REALLY happened. Failed KGB hit? Ancient artifact deal gone bad? Mistaken for an exiled foreign tyrant? LinfordsLunchbox
  • Score: 8

9:54pm Thu 3 Apr 14

supermadmax says...

LinfordsLunchbox wrote:
Sorry nope, do not accept this version of events. I wont believe until i hear madmax's opinion on what REALLY happened. Failed KGB hit? Ancient artifact deal gone bad? Mistaken for an exiled foreign tyrant?
I agree with carnmountyouknowitma
kessense "face and neck slashed" does appear to actually be a little scratch. I also note the copper has tried to make the accidental scratch seem like attempted murder :

Investigating officer Pc Aaron Cattell said: "Whilst the victim’s injuries were not life threatening, if the neck injury was slightly deeper it could have resulted in a completely different outcome."

Wow, they are suppose to be reassuring the public, not scaremongering and creating a climate of fear!

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No, I think this seems genuine.
[quote][p][bold]LinfordsLunchbox[/bold] wrote: Sorry nope, do not accept this version of events. I wont believe until i hear madmax's opinion on what REALLY happened. Failed KGB hit? Ancient artifact deal gone bad? Mistaken for an exiled foreign tyrant?[/p][/quote]I agree with carnmountyouknowitma kessense "face and neck slashed" does appear to actually be a little scratch. I also note the copper has tried to make the accidental scratch seem like attempted murder : Investigating officer Pc Aaron Cattell said: "Whilst the victim’s injuries were not life threatening, if the neck injury was slightly deeper it could have resulted in a completely different outcome." Wow, they are suppose to be reassuring the public, not scaremongering and creating a climate of fear! - No, I think this seems genuine. supermadmax
  • Score: -1

11:03pm Thu 3 Apr 14

MitchLive says...

Obi-Wan: Laindon: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.
Obi-Wan: Laindon: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious. MitchLive
  • Score: 14

8:38am Fri 4 Apr 14

pembury53 says...

supermadmax wrote:
LinfordsLunchbox wrote: Sorry nope, do not accept this version of events. I wont believe until i hear madmax's opinion on what REALLY happened. Failed KGB hit? Ancient artifact deal gone bad? Mistaken for an exiled foreign tyrant?
I agree with carnmountyouknowitma kessense "face and neck slashed" does appear to actually be a little scratch. I also note the copper has tried to make the accidental scratch seem like attempted murder : Investigating officer Pc Aaron Cattell said: "Whilst the victim’s injuries were not life threatening, if the neck injury was slightly deeper it could have resulted in a completely different outcome." Wow, they are suppose to be reassuring the public, not scaremongering and creating a climate of fear! - No, I think this seems genuine.
probably a badly trimmed finger nail........
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LinfordsLunchbox[/bold] wrote: Sorry nope, do not accept this version of events. I wont believe until i hear madmax's opinion on what REALLY happened. Failed KGB hit? Ancient artifact deal gone bad? Mistaken for an exiled foreign tyrant?[/p][/quote]I agree with carnmountyouknowitma kessense "face and neck slashed" does appear to actually be a little scratch. I also note the copper has tried to make the accidental scratch seem like attempted murder : Investigating officer Pc Aaron Cattell said: "Whilst the victim’s injuries were not life threatening, if the neck injury was slightly deeper it could have resulted in a completely different outcome." Wow, they are suppose to be reassuring the public, not scaremongering and creating a climate of fear! - No, I think this seems genuine.[/p][/quote]probably a badly trimmed finger nail........ pembury53
  • Score: -3

6:18pm Fri 4 Apr 14

concerned and informed says...

Amazing how things can get twisted. As someone close to the incident and who witnessed the aftermath, it certainly was not "a scratch". The wounds were nasty requiring significant stitches. The Paramedic treating the injury was the one who commented that had the puncture wound been in a very slightly different position it could have been fatal. I would trust their judgement, the Police just reported this fact. The injuries were not noticed until very soon after when in the light and the blood trail and wounds could be seen - a matter of a minute or two, not longer as may be suggested by "a little later". It was absolutely pitch black and Basildon Council needs to very seriously look at, and re-consider in my view, its policy of switching off street lights as an austerity measure. It was for sure a contributory factor in the attack and delayed the police and paramedics arrival as they could not find the place! . The Police and Paramedics were completely professional in the way they handled the situation. It is not scaremongering to warn people that this happened and could very easily happen again with potentially a different outcome. There was clearly no consideration of the possible fatal consequences by the attacker.
Amazing how things can get twisted. As someone close to the incident and who witnessed the aftermath, it certainly was not "a scratch". The wounds were nasty requiring significant stitches. The Paramedic treating the injury was the one who commented that had the puncture wound been in a very slightly different position it could have been fatal. I would trust their judgement, the Police just reported this fact. The injuries were not noticed until very soon after when in the light and the blood trail and wounds could be seen - a matter of a minute or two, not longer as may be suggested by "a little later". It was absolutely pitch black and Basildon Council needs to very seriously look at, and re-consider in my view, its policy of switching off street lights as an austerity measure. It was for sure a contributory factor in the attack and delayed the police and paramedics arrival as they could not find the place! . The Police and Paramedics were completely professional in the way they handled the situation. It is not scaremongering to warn people that this happened and could very easily happen again with potentially a different outcome. There was clearly no consideration of the possible fatal consequences by the attacker. concerned and informed
  • Score: 8

11:42pm Fri 4 Apr 14

BasildonDond says...

concerned and informed wrote:
Amazing how things can get twisted. As someone close to the incident and who witnessed the aftermath, it certainly was not "a scratch". The wounds were nasty requiring significant stitches. The Paramedic treating the injury was the one who commented that had the puncture wound been in a very slightly different position it could have been fatal. I would trust their judgement, the Police just reported this fact. The injuries were not noticed until very soon after when in the light and the blood trail and wounds could be seen - a matter of a minute or two, not longer as may be suggested by "a little later". It was absolutely pitch black and Basildon Council needs to very seriously look at, and re-consider in my view, its policy of switching off street lights as an austerity measure. It was for sure a contributory factor in the attack and delayed the police and paramedics arrival as they could not find the place! . The Police and Paramedics were completely professional in the way they handled the situation. It is not scaremongering to warn people that this happened and could very easily happen again with potentially a different outcome. There was clearly no consideration of the possible fatal consequences by the attacker.
Essex County Council are responsible for the Lights out between midnight and 0500hrs. The report says the incident took place at 11pm, street lights would have still been on at that time. Is this an error in the report, did it happen later ?
[quote][p][bold]concerned and informed[/bold] wrote: Amazing how things can get twisted. As someone close to the incident and who witnessed the aftermath, it certainly was not "a scratch". The wounds were nasty requiring significant stitches. The Paramedic treating the injury was the one who commented that had the puncture wound been in a very slightly different position it could have been fatal. I would trust their judgement, the Police just reported this fact. The injuries were not noticed until very soon after when in the light and the blood trail and wounds could be seen - a matter of a minute or two, not longer as may be suggested by "a little later". It was absolutely pitch black and Basildon Council needs to very seriously look at, and re-consider in my view, its policy of switching off street lights as an austerity measure. It was for sure a contributory factor in the attack and delayed the police and paramedics arrival as they could not find the place! . The Police and Paramedics were completely professional in the way they handled the situation. It is not scaremongering to warn people that this happened and could very easily happen again with potentially a different outcome. There was clearly no consideration of the possible fatal consequences by the attacker.[/p][/quote]Essex County Council are responsible for the Lights out between midnight and 0500hrs. The report says the incident took place at 11pm, street lights would have still been on at that time. Is this an error in the report, did it happen later ? BasildonDond
  • Score: 0

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