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Barbra Report 7 Mar 2019 14:46

According to our Pm don't need more Police on the streets get them out with police dogs scare the idiots thugs .whatever you call.them .goodness sake how many more have to die before something positive is done .


Dermot Report 7 Mar 2019 14:15

A 14-year-old Coventry schoolgirl was stabbed after being chased down by a gang of more than a dozen people.

The teenager was stabbed in the neck – possibly with scissors – after being chased down by a mob of up to 15 youngsters on Wednesday night.

A 16-year-old girl has subsequently been arrested, said West Midlands Police – the latest stabbing victim in the UK.

'We were called by the ambulance service just before 6.30pm to say that a girl was bleeding from the back of her head,' said officers. :-0


Dermot Report 6 Mar 2019 12:40


Home Secretary Sajid Javid used a long and at times heated debate on knife crime in Cabinet yesterday to demand emergency funds for the police.

He was rebuffed by Philip Hammond initially, but the Times reveals that hours later the Chancellor agreed to meet him to chat about more cash.

Some Cabinet ministers felt that Javid was directly challenging not just the Treasury but the PM herself, especially after her tin-eared repetition on Monday of her claim of no correlation between crime and police numbers.


Barbra Report 5 Mar 2019 12:22

Another report today of men going to a school in Leyland Lancashire .with knives & one student had an arm injury apparently they were from Manchester .now what happens they have been arrested tag them all & subsequent criminals get the same treatment ? Barbara


Dermot Report 5 Mar 2019 08:23

We continue to experience on a day-to-day basis in the UK: the shootings, stabbings, muggings, suicides, poverty, depression, robberies, fear, repossessions, bankruptcies, homelessness and bullying.

What we need are better answers from our elected representatives - not excuses.


Barbra Report 4 Mar 2019 22:04

What an earth is Our PM saying more police on the streets wont help solve knife crime did I here it right, more police with dogs patrolling the streets parks recreation areas that's what is needed come on how many murders has there to be before Theresa May gets her finger out .its a very frightening time & to many young people are dying now, its random attacks not all drug users .RIP <3


Dermot Report 16 Feb 2019 17:54

And now, a bit of (personal) good news from Exeter.

A granddaughter (6 years old) in the RD&E with a sudden eye infection requiring urgent surgery is the beneficiary of excellent care & attention.

Her parents take shifts being in the hospital with her. Very reassuring.

We should all contemplate the many things in life that we take for granted & for which we often show little appreciation.


maggiewinchester Report 16 Feb 2019 00:51

I'm afraid I was right.
Alexander Lewis-Ranwell, from Croyde in North Devon, is set appear at Exeter Magistrates’ Court on Saturday after he was accused of murdering Anthony Payne, 80, and twins Dick and Roger Carter, 84.

A 27-year-old polo-playing former public schoolboy has been charged with the murders of three pensioners in Exeter, and with two offences of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.


maggiewinchester Report 14 Feb 2019 23:38

Well, a 27 year old man has been arrested on suspicion - no mention of race, so can we presume he's white?


Barbra Report 14 Feb 2019 11:57

Reading the news seems there is never a day goes by without awful Murders tragic those Brothers 84 & the 80 year old man Why ? RIP <3


Dermot Report 14 Feb 2019 07:40

'Three brutal murders reported by the Devon police yesterday' - in the otherwise lovely small city of Exeter. Two of the deceased were elderly identical twins.

Further gruesome details to follow today, I'm sure. :-0


Caroline Report 13 Feb 2019 10:18

Dermot trust me, political candidates, anywhere in the World do that :-D

Once in a while.....enough monkeys and typewriters....they do actually achieve something...


Dermot Report 13 Feb 2019 07:23

Caroline - in my district, prospective political candidates tend to promise everyone verbally that they will reserve you a place in Heaven just for your vote.

Still, I'm in no great hurry to see if they keep that unique unwritten agreement. :-D


Caroline Report 12 Feb 2019 20:02

Is it a failure of Government or society as a whole Dermot? Let's be honest would any party have better control of it all right now??


Dermot Report 11 Feb 2019 15:06

There is no surer sign of the failure of a government than when some people are afraid to wander about fearing attack.

Confining themselves to the home is akin to prison.


Barbra Report 11 Feb 2019 14:32

Some more Murders one young man stabbed last night .he refused to give someone a cigarette .two more last week but all unrelated so how is this awful turn of events ever going to be sorted .I fear for my Sons & Nieces when they go out .but what can be done ? Barbara


Bobtanian Report 3 Feb 2019 20:15

I see a post on F/B where a haircomb has a detatchable handle which is also a blade...


'Emma' Report 3 Feb 2019 13:55

As far as I know, the Skean Dhu can be carried if in traditional
dress here in Scotland, however if travelling by air it has to be
handed over to security where it is given to the Captain of plane
for safe keeping till person has arrived at destination.


RolloTheRed Report 3 Feb 2019 13:43

In the case of a typical urban knife attack running away is not an option becasue the victim is unlikely to be aware of the imminent attack until it is far too late and in any case will not have an escape route available.

In London at least the present knife crime does not very much affect most adults unless they are daft enough to intervene when they see an incident. Nearly all of the knife crime is mixed up with drug dealing and handy stolen urban transport such as mopeds, pizza bikes and pushbikes. The classic bad apples and other such attempts at explanation are totally wrong. Stop n search is counter productive.

Despite the propoganda that gets on the tv from time to time on ways and means to alleviate knife crime the sad truth is that it has become a fixed number in the urban territory. Those who can hide in gated streets, others develop survival strategies and the schools use the three wise monkeys option.

The police have chosen to put their resources into defeating what they call "county lines" and large scale cannabis farming. They are not winning.


Bobtanian Report 3 Feb 2019 10:57

My son, who was talking to a self defence trainer asked about the best defence if confronted by someone with a knife,

"learn how to run 100 yards in 10 seconds" was the reply...