Milkman assaulted in Leigh by gun-wielding attacker

Southend Standard: Milkman assaulted in Leigh by gun-wielding attacker Milkman assaulted in Leigh by gun-wielding attacker

A MILKMAN was beaten over the head by an armed assailant in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The victim was in his milk van in Willow Close, in Leigh, at 3.30am when he was approached by a man wearing a crash helmet.

The attacker, who was carrying a silver gun, demanded the milkman hand over money and, when the victim refused, hit him on the head before running off.

The delivery man was not injured in the attack but was left shaken.

The suspect is described as being around 5ft 8ins tall, wearing a white jumper and a crash helmet with graffiti style writing on it.

Anybody with any information about this incident should contact Southend CID on Essex Police 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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9:28am Sat 12 Apr 14

InTheKnowOk says...

Another valid reason why we need the street lights left on ...
Another valid reason why we need the street lights left on ... InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 37

9:29am Sat 12 Apr 14

InTheKnowOk says...

I hope the victim recovers from this ..
I hope the victim recovers from this .. InTheKnowOk
  • Score: 30

9:30am Sat 12 Apr 14

lucy10 says...

the milkman had a lot of bottle
the milkman had a lot of bottle lucy10
  • Score: -10

9:40am Sat 12 Apr 14

Nelly99 says...

A shameful story but sadly one that is too frequent. I often wonder why milkmen still deliver though. Pint of milk delivered=71 pence. Or 4 pints in Asda £1.
A shameful story but sadly one that is too frequent. I often wonder why milkmen still deliver though. Pint of milk delivered=71 pence. Or 4 pints in Asda £1. Nelly99
  • Score: 1

10:08am Sat 12 Apr 14

LinfordsLunchbox says...

Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
lucy10 wrote:
the milkman had a lot of bottle
But in the end the suspect milked it.
That doesnt even make sense
[quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lucy10[/bold] wrote: the milkman had a lot of bottle[/p][/quote]But in the end the suspect milked it.[/p][/quote]That doesnt even make sense LinfordsLunchbox
  • Score: 15

10:19am Sat 12 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

Why do people think that the lights would have stopped this? No reason whatsoever.
Why do people think that the lights would have stopped this? No reason whatsoever. Jack222
  • Score: -14

10:47am Sat 12 Apr 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Nelly99 wrote:
A shameful story but sadly one that is too frequent. I often wonder why milkmen still deliver though. Pint of milk delivered=71 pence. Or 4 pints in Asda £1.
Its their living, most brought a franchise years ago and work for themselves.
and the street lights DO NOT go off in Leigh.
Morrisons 89p.

by the sound of it it was some desparado with a fake gun looking to get a small amount of cash, once the milky stood his ground the robber fled with his tail between his legs, i mean what a dumbarse the milky had only just started his round and would have collected no cash at 3.30am and i imagine only had a limited amount for change.
[quote][p][bold]Nelly99[/bold] wrote: A shameful story but sadly one that is too frequent. I often wonder why milkmen still deliver though. Pint of milk delivered=71 pence. Or 4 pints in Asda £1.[/p][/quote]Its their living, most brought a franchise years ago and work for themselves. and the street lights DO NOT go off in Leigh. Morrisons 89p. by the sound of it it was some desparado with a fake gun looking to get a small amount of cash, once the milky stood his ground the robber fled with his tail between his legs, i mean what a dumbarse the milky had only just started his round and would have collected no cash at 3.30am and i imagine only had a limited amount for change. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 22

11:16am Sat 12 Apr 14

GrumpyofLeigh says...

The prime suspect is Two Ton Ted from Teddington.
The prime suspect is Two Ton Ted from Teddington. GrumpyofLeigh
  • Score: -5

3:03pm Sat 12 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
Nelly99 wrote:
A shameful story but sadly one that is too frequent. I often wonder why milkmen still deliver though. Pint of milk delivered=71 pence. Or 4 pints in Asda £1.
Its their living, most brought a franchise years ago and work for themselves.
and the street lights DO NOT go off in Leigh.
Morrisons 89p.

by the sound of it it was some desparado with a fake gun looking to get a small amount of cash, once the milky stood his ground the robber fled with his tail between his legs, i mean what a dumbarse the milky had only just started his round and would have collected no cash at 3.30am and i imagine only had a limited amount for change.
Should have bottled the scum, or perhaps called Ernie, the the fastest gun slinger in the East....
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nelly99[/bold] wrote: A shameful story but sadly one that is too frequent. I often wonder why milkmen still deliver though. Pint of milk delivered=71 pence. Or 4 pints in Asda £1.[/p][/quote]Its their living, most brought a franchise years ago and work for themselves. and the street lights DO NOT go off in Leigh. Morrisons 89p. by the sound of it it was some desparado with a fake gun looking to get a small amount of cash, once the milky stood his ground the robber fled with his tail between his legs, i mean what a dumbarse the milky had only just started his round and would have collected no cash at 3.30am and i imagine only had a limited amount for change.[/p][/quote]Should have bottled the scum, or perhaps called Ernie, the the fastest gun slinger in the East.... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -7

4:12pm Sat 12 Apr 14

danger2013 says...

Maybe the milkman slept with his wife?
Maybe the milkman slept with his wife? danger2013
  • Score: -8

4:51pm Sat 12 Apr 14

runwellian says...

Why was the milkman out at 3 a.m.?
Why was the milkman out at 3 a.m.? runwellian
  • Score: -21

5:09pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Blind Haze says...

runwellian wrote:
Why was the milkman out at 3 a.m.?
Delivering milk?
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: Why was the milkman out at 3 a.m.?[/p][/quote]Delivering milk? Blind Haze
  • Score: 23

5:28pm Sat 12 Apr 14

iknowbetter says...

Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
LinfordsLunchbox wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
lucy10 wrote:
the milkman had a lot of bottle
But in the end the suspect milked it.
That doesnt even make sense
Your mum dont make sense.
Plus its ghetto slang me and the boys use from Southend. We run dis town. All what we care about is money, drugs and girls.
I agree the with you comment "the only things you care about",, as its quite clear schooling wasn't top of your agenda.
[quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LinfordsLunchbox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lucy10[/bold] wrote: the milkman had a lot of bottle[/p][/quote]But in the end the suspect milked it.[/p][/quote]That doesnt even make sense[/p][/quote]Your mum dont make sense.[/p][/quote]Plus its ghetto slang me and the boys use from Southend. We run dis town. All what we care about is money, drugs and girls.[/p][/quote]I agree the with you comment "the only things you care about",, as its quite clear schooling wasn't top of your agenda. iknowbetter
  • Score: 14

5:59pm Sat 12 Apr 14

ThisYear says...

Low-key crim..definitely not the Crème de la Crème.
Low-key crim..definitely not the Crème de la Crème. ThisYear
  • Score: -11

7:36am Sun 13 Apr 14

Bluebs says...

Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
LinfordsLunchbox wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
lucy10 wrote:
the milkman had a lot of bottle
But in the end the suspect milked it.
That doesnt even make sense
Your mum dont make sense.
Plus its ghetto slang me and the boys use from Southend. We run dis town. All what we care about is money, drugs and girls.
Stop it Andrew or I will tell your mum !!
[quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LinfordsLunchbox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lucy10[/bold] wrote: the milkman had a lot of bottle[/p][/quote]But in the end the suspect milked it.[/p][/quote]That doesnt even make sense[/p][/quote]Your mum dont make sense.[/p][/quote]Plus its ghetto slang me and the boys use from Southend. We run dis town. All what we care about is money, drugs and girls.[/p][/quote]Stop it Andrew or I will tell your mum !! Bluebs
  • Score: 8

10:56am Sun 13 Apr 14

mikeydpop says...

Whilst those commenting on here are either trying to be funny or silly little boys playing gangsters, the milkman is recovering from an assault. Maybe your thoughts should be directed at the victim or how we deal with yet another crime problem that this story highlights and leave your trolling garbage for another day?

I hope the milkman recovers and as a resident of this town I look forward to a time when we see reports of crime coming down and, for that matter, when childish and insensitive comments left by cowardly, anonymous, faceless morons no longer litter the internet.
Whilst those commenting on here are either trying to be funny or silly little boys playing gangsters, the milkman is recovering from an assault. Maybe your thoughts should be directed at the victim or how we deal with yet another crime problem that this story highlights and leave your trolling garbage for another day? I hope the milkman recovers and as a resident of this town I look forward to a time when we see reports of crime coming down and, for that matter, when childish and insensitive comments left by cowardly, anonymous, faceless morons no longer litter the internet. mikeydpop
  • Score: 27

2:19pm Sun 13 Apr 14

iknowbetter says...

Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
iknowbetter wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
LinfordsLunchbox wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
lucy10 wrote:
the milkman had a lot of bottle
But in the end the suspect milked it.
That doesnt even make sense
Your mum dont make sense.
Plus its ghetto slang me and the boys use from Southend. We run dis town. All what we care about is money, drugs and girls.
I agree the with you comment "the only things you care about",, as its quite clear schooling wasn't top of your agenda.
Im to good for school. f5ck da system.
Yes I'm sure you are isn't the School lucky not to have you. Now stop dribbling over the keyboard retard and go have a lay down, things always look better after a good sleep, you may even be able to string a sentence together correctly.
[quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LinfordsLunchbox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lucy10[/bold] wrote: the milkman had a lot of bottle[/p][/quote]But in the end the suspect milked it.[/p][/quote]That doesnt even make sense[/p][/quote]Your mum dont make sense.[/p][/quote]Plus its ghetto slang me and the boys use from Southend. We run dis town. All what we care about is money, drugs and girls.[/p][/quote]I agree the with you comment "the only things you care about",, as its quite clear schooling wasn't top of your agenda.[/p][/quote]Im to good for school. f5ck da system.[/p][/quote]Yes I'm sure you are isn't the School lucky not to have you. Now stop dribbling over the keyboard retard and go have a lay down, things always look better after a good sleep, you may even be able to string a sentence together correctly. iknowbetter
  • Score: 4

6:59pm Sun 13 Apr 14

_Lotus_ says...

runwellian wrote:
Why was the milkman out at 3 a.m.?
Delivering milk.

Yes some people really are working early hours of the morning.
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: Why was the milkman out at 3 a.m.?[/p][/quote]Delivering milk. Yes some people really are working early hours of the morning. _Lotus_
  • Score: 13

7:39pm Sun 13 Apr 14

iknowbetter says...

Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
iknowbetter wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
iknowbetter wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
LinfordsLunchbox wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
lucy10 wrote:
the milkman had a lot of bottle
But in the end the suspect milked it.
That doesnt even make sense
Your mum dont make sense.
Plus its ghetto slang me and the boys use from Southend. We run dis town. All what we care about is money, drugs and girls.
I agree the with you comment "the only things you care about",, as its quite clear schooling wasn't top of your agenda.
Im to good for school. f5ck da system.
Yes I'm sure you are isn't the School lucky not to have you. Now stop dribbling over the keyboard retard and go have a lay down, things always look better after a good sleep, you may even be able to string a sentence together correctly.
dont get lairy bruv. you dont know who your actually messing with. us southend bois will actually track you down. you've been warned
Still havnt had your afternoon nap I see.
You Southend Boys are only good at one thing, mugging old ladies and drawing benefits, You should leave the grown up talk to the grown ups little boy..
[quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LinfordsLunchbox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lucy10[/bold] wrote: the milkman had a lot of bottle[/p][/quote]But in the end the suspect milked it.[/p][/quote]That doesnt even make sense[/p][/quote]Your mum dont make sense.[/p][/quote]Plus its ghetto slang me and the boys use from Southend. We run dis town. All what we care about is money, drugs and girls.[/p][/quote]I agree the with you comment "the only things you care about",, as its quite clear schooling wasn't top of your agenda.[/p][/quote]Im to good for school. f5ck da system.[/p][/quote]Yes I'm sure you are isn't the School lucky not to have you. Now stop dribbling over the keyboard retard and go have a lay down, things always look better after a good sleep, you may even be able to string a sentence together correctly.[/p][/quote]dont get lairy bruv. you dont know who your actually messing with. us southend bois will actually track you down. you've been warned[/p][/quote]Still havnt had your afternoon nap I see. You Southend Boys are only good at one thing, mugging old ladies and drawing benefits, You should leave the grown up talk to the grown ups little boy.. iknowbetter
  • Score: 6

11:48am Mon 14 Apr 14

stopmoaning1 says...

InTheKnowOk wrote:
Another valid reason why we need the street lights left on ...
Ridiculous comment as the lights were ON!

Anybody 'In The Know' would know the lights stay on in Southend Borough, OK
[quote][p][bold]InTheKnowOk[/bold] wrote: Another valid reason why we need the street lights left on ...[/p][/quote]Ridiculous comment as the lights were ON! Anybody 'In The Know' would know the lights stay on in Southend Borough, OK stopmoaning1
  • Score: -8

3:13pm Mon 14 Apr 14

cg1blue says...

iknowbetter wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
iknowbetter wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
iknowbetter wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
LinfordsLunchbox wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
lucy10 wrote: the milkman had a lot of bottle
But in the end the suspect milked it.
That doesnt even make sense
Your mum dont make sense.
Plus its ghetto slang me and the boys use from Southend. We run dis town. All what we care about is money, drugs and girls.
I agree the with you comment "the only things you care about",, as its quite clear schooling wasn't top of your agenda.
Im to good for school. f5ck da system.
Yes I'm sure you are isn't the School lucky not to have you. Now stop dribbling over the keyboard retard and go have a lay down, things always look better after a good sleep, you may even be able to string a sentence together correctly.
dont get lairy bruv. you dont know who your actually messing with. us southend bois will actually track you down. you've been warned
Still havnt had your afternoon nap I see. You Southend Boys are only good at one thing, mugging old ladies and drawing benefits, You should leave the grown up talk to the grown ups little boy..
Are you guys seriously responding to Southend Gangsta's comments? Do you think a 'gangsta' would read the Evening Echo online, let alone register himself to post comments?!! Not very Biggie and Tupac is it....haha.

He's trying to you up....and succeeding
[quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LinfordsLunchbox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lucy10[/bold] wrote: the milkman had a lot of bottle[/p][/quote]But in the end the suspect milked it.[/p][/quote]That doesnt even make sense[/p][/quote]Your mum dont make sense.[/p][/quote]Plus its ghetto slang me and the boys use from Southend. We run dis town. All what we care about is money, drugs and girls.[/p][/quote]I agree the with you comment "the only things you care about",, as its quite clear schooling wasn't top of your agenda.[/p][/quote]Im to good for school. f5ck da system.[/p][/quote]Yes I'm sure you are isn't the School lucky not to have you. Now stop dribbling over the keyboard retard and go have a lay down, things always look better after a good sleep, you may even be able to string a sentence together correctly.[/p][/quote]dont get lairy bruv. you dont know who your actually messing with. us southend bois will actually track you down. you've been warned[/p][/quote]Still havnt had your afternoon nap I see. You Southend Boys are only good at one thing, mugging old ladies and drawing benefits, You should leave the grown up talk to the grown ups little boy..[/p][/quote]Are you guys seriously responding to Southend Gangsta's comments? Do you think a 'gangsta' would read the Evening Echo online, let alone register himself to post comments?!! Not very Biggie and Tupac is it....haha. He's trying to you up....and succeeding cg1blue
  • Score: 3

3:18pm Mon 14 Apr 14

cg1blue says...

*typo*
He's trying to wind you up
*typo* He's trying to wind you up cg1blue
  • Score: 1

7:33pm Mon 14 Apr 14

iknowbetter says...

cg1blue wrote:
iknowbetter wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
iknowbetter wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
iknowbetter wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
LinfordsLunchbox wrote:
Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf wrote:
lucy10 wrote: the milkman had a lot of bottle
But in the end the suspect milked it.
That doesnt even make sense
Your mum dont make sense.
Plus its ghetto slang me and the boys use from Southend. We run dis town. All what we care about is money, drugs and girls.
I agree the with you comment "the only things you care about",, as its quite clear schooling wasn't top of your agenda.
Im to good for school. f5ck da system.
Yes I'm sure you are isn't the School lucky not to have you. Now stop dribbling over the keyboard retard and go have a lay down, things always look better after a good sleep, you may even be able to string a sentence together correctly.
dont get lairy bruv. you dont know who your actually messing with. us southend bois will actually track you down. you've been warned
Still havnt had your afternoon nap I see. You Southend Boys are only good at one thing, mugging old ladies and drawing benefits, You should leave the grown up talk to the grown ups little boy..
Are you guys seriously responding to Southend Gangsta's comments? Do you think a 'gangsta' would read the Evening Echo online, let alone register himself to post comments?!! Not very Biggie and Tupac is it....haha.

He's trying to you up....and succeeding
Trying to wind me up yes , succeeding NO! lol. It looks like his account has been disabled anyway so maybe we are rid of the retard?
[quote][p][bold]cg1blue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iknowbetter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LinfordsLunchbox[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Southend Gangsta 4 Lyf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lucy10[/bold] wrote: the milkman had a lot of bottle[/p][/quote]But in the end the suspect milked it.[/p][/quote]That doesnt even make sense[/p][/quote]Your mum dont make sense.[/p][/quote]Plus its ghetto slang me and the boys use from Southend. We run dis town. All what we care about is money, drugs and girls.[/p][/quote]I agree the with you comment "the only things you care about",, as its quite clear schooling wasn't top of your agenda.[/p][/quote]Im to good for school. f5ck da system.[/p][/quote]Yes I'm sure you are isn't the School lucky not to have you. Now stop dribbling over the keyboard retard and go have a lay down, things always look better after a good sleep, you may even be able to string a sentence together correctly.[/p][/quote]dont get lairy bruv. you dont know who your actually messing with. us southend bois will actually track you down. you've been warned[/p][/quote]Still havnt had your afternoon nap I see. You Southend Boys are only good at one thing, mugging old ladies and drawing benefits, You should leave the grown up talk to the grown ups little boy..[/p][/quote]Are you guys seriously responding to Southend Gangsta's comments? Do you think a 'gangsta' would read the Evening Echo online, let alone register himself to post comments?!! Not very Biggie and Tupac is it....haha. He's trying to you up....and succeeding[/p][/quote]Trying to wind me up yes , succeeding NO! lol. It looks like his account has been disabled anyway so maybe we are rid of the retard? iknowbetter
  • Score: 5

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