Hunt for knifeman in Sholing area of Southampton

Daily Echo: Hunt for knifeman in city Hunt for knifeman in city

A MAJOR manhunt was launched after reports of a man seen wondering the streets of Southampton wielding a knife.

Sniffer dogs, air support, officers on the ground and even armed unite were all despatched to Butts Road, in Sholing, as the search swiftly got underway.

Worried residents were warned not to approach the man if they spotted him and were warned to stay inside their homes as units scoured the local play parks and woodlands.

The drama kicked off just before 11.30pm on Sunday night, when police received a call from a member of the public, claiming they had seen a male walking along Butts Road, carrying a knife.

The man was described as being tall, skinny and white, wearing a dark tracksuit top, grey bottoms and a white cap.

A tweet from Bitterne Police read “HantspolDogs and armed support in area. Air support on way. Please stay inside and await further updates.”

But after an extensive search for more than an hour, the manhunt was called off as the dogs failed to pick up any scent and no evidence of the knife-wielding man was found.

A further tweet from the station in Bitterne said: “Incident resolved, officers staying in are for high visibility. Thank you to everyone that helped.”

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1:02pm Mon 31 Dec 12

HorndeanSaint says...

What was he wondering about DE? Whether he might be caught? Would have thought your reporters would be sufficiently educated to tell the difference between wondering and wandering..........
What was he wondering about DE? Whether he might be caught? Would have thought your reporters would be sufficiently educated to tell the difference between wondering and wandering.......... HorndeanSaint

1:09pm Mon 31 Dec 12

SotonGreen says...

You are lucky these days if they even bother to use the spelling checker built into their wordprocessing software.

The standard of Englsh is shockingly poor in the Echo.
You are lucky these days if they even bother to use the spelling checker built into their wordprocessing software. The standard of Englsh is shockingly poor in the Echo. SotonGreen

1:28pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Linesman says...

SotonGreen wrote:
You are lucky these days if they even bother to use the spelling checker built into their wordprocessing software.

The standard of Englsh is shockingly poor in the Echo.
Would not have shown up as incorrect on spellcheck because both wondering and wandering are words in their own right.
[quote][p][bold]SotonGreen[/bold] wrote: You are lucky these days if they even bother to use the spelling checker built into their wordprocessing software. The standard of Englsh is shockingly poor in the Echo.[/p][/quote]Would not have shown up as incorrect on spellcheck because both wondering and wandering are words in their own right. Linesman

2:15pm Mon 31 Dec 12

southy says...

Linesman wrote:
SotonGreen wrote:
You are lucky these days if they even bother to use the spelling checker built into their wordprocessing software.

The standard of Englsh is shockingly poor in the Echo.
Would not have shown up as incorrect on spellcheck because both wondering and wandering are words in their own right.
Also most people do not speak standard english, they tend to speak common english or local english
[quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SotonGreen[/bold] wrote: You are lucky these days if they even bother to use the spelling checker built into their wordprocessing software. The standard of Englsh is shockingly poor in the Echo.[/p][/quote]Would not have shown up as incorrect on spellcheck because both wondering and wandering are words in their own right.[/p][/quote]Also most people do not speak standard english, they tend to speak common english or local english southy

2:35pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Of the Ilk says...

southy wrote:
Linesman wrote:
SotonGreen wrote:
You are lucky these days if they even bother to use the spelling checker built into their wordprocessing software.

The standard of Englsh is shockingly poor in the Echo.
Would not have shown up as incorrect on spellcheck because both wondering and wandering are words in their own right.
Also most people do not speak standard english, they tend to speak common english or local english
The whole point of English teaching in schools emphasises the difference between spoken and written English. Unless you are writing a book with dialogue or reported speech, then your writing should be correct grammar and spelling.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SotonGreen[/bold] wrote: You are lucky these days if they even bother to use the spelling checker built into their wordprocessing software. The standard of Englsh is shockingly poor in the Echo.[/p][/quote]Would not have shown up as incorrect on spellcheck because both wondering and wandering are words in their own right.[/p][/quote]Also most people do not speak standard english, they tend to speak common english or local english[/p][/quote]The whole point of English teaching in schools emphasises the difference between spoken and written English. Unless you are writing a book with dialogue or reported speech, then your writing should be correct grammar and spelling. Of the Ilk

3:00pm Mon 31 Dec 12

freefinker says...

Of the Ilk wrote:
southy wrote:
Linesman wrote:
SotonGreen wrote:
You are lucky these days if they even bother to use the spelling checker built into their wordprocessing software.

The standard of Englsh is shockingly poor in the Echo.
Would not have shown up as incorrect on spellcheck because both wondering and wandering are words in their own right.
Also most people do not speak standard english, they tend to speak common english or local english
The whole point of English teaching in schools emphasises the difference between spoken and written English. Unless you are writing a book with dialogue or reported speech, then your writing should be correct grammar and spelling.
.. and that from the individual who said: -

"What would you lot do all day if you did not have southy to wind up? You might have to watch daytime TV!"

and

"Why do you lot continue to argue with southy? He will never believe you anyway. Just let him think he is correct and he will be happy"
[quote][p][bold]Of the Ilk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SotonGreen[/bold] wrote: You are lucky these days if they even bother to use the spelling checker built into their wordprocessing software. The standard of Englsh is shockingly poor in the Echo.[/p][/quote]Would not have shown up as incorrect on spellcheck because both wondering and wandering are words in their own right.[/p][/quote]Also most people do not speak standard english, they tend to speak common english or local english[/p][/quote]The whole point of English teaching in schools emphasises the difference between spoken and written English. Unless you are writing a book with dialogue or reported speech, then your writing should be correct grammar and spelling.[/p][/quote].. and that from the individual who said: - "What would you lot do all day if you did not have southy to wind up? You might have to watch daytime TV!" and "Why do you lot continue to argue with southy? He will never believe you anyway. Just let him think he is correct and he will be happy" freefinker

3:01pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Of the Ilk says...

freefinker wrote:
Of the Ilk wrote:
southy wrote:
Linesman wrote:
SotonGreen wrote:
You are lucky these days if they even bother to use the spelling checker built into their wordprocessing software.

The standard of Englsh is shockingly poor in the Echo.
Would not have shown up as incorrect on spellcheck because both wondering and wandering are words in their own right.
Also most people do not speak standard english, they tend to speak common english or local english
The whole point of English teaching in schools emphasises the difference between spoken and written English. Unless you are writing a book with dialogue or reported speech, then your writing should be correct grammar and spelling.
.. and that from the individual who said: -

"What would you lot do all day if you did not have southy to wind up? You might have to watch daytime TV!"

and

"Why do you lot continue to argue with southy? He will never believe you anyway. Just let him think he is correct and he will be happy"
I think your expression would be Get a Life
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Of the Ilk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SotonGreen[/bold] wrote: You are lucky these days if they even bother to use the spelling checker built into their wordprocessing software. The standard of Englsh is shockingly poor in the Echo.[/p][/quote]Would not have shown up as incorrect on spellcheck because both wondering and wandering are words in their own right.[/p][/quote]Also most people do not speak standard english, they tend to speak common english or local english[/p][/quote]The whole point of English teaching in schools emphasises the difference between spoken and written English. Unless you are writing a book with dialogue or reported speech, then your writing should be correct grammar and spelling.[/p][/quote].. and that from the individual who said: - "What would you lot do all day if you did not have southy to wind up? You might have to watch daytime TV!" and "Why do you lot continue to argue with southy? He will never believe you anyway. Just let him think he is correct and he will be happy"[/p][/quote]I think your expression would be Get a Life Of the Ilk

3:05pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Of the Ilk says...

I am not arguing with southy, I object to the way he mangles the English language.
I am not arguing with southy, I object to the way he mangles the English language. Of the Ilk

3:12pm Mon 31 Dec 12

freefinker says...

Of the Ilk wrote:
I am not arguing with southy, I object to the way he mangles the English language.
.. well, most of us seasoned southy watchers are tolerant of his appalling grammar, punctuation and spelling.

It's the inaccuracies and lies we take issue with.
[quote][p][bold]Of the Ilk[/bold] wrote: I am not arguing with southy, I object to the way he mangles the English language.[/p][/quote].. well, most of us seasoned southy watchers are tolerant of his appalling grammar, punctuation and spelling. It's the inaccuracies and lies we take issue with. freefinker

3:21pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Of the Ilk says...

freefinker wrote:
Of the Ilk wrote:
I am not arguing with southy, I object to the way he mangles the English language.
.. well, most of us seasoned southy watchers are tolerant of his appalling grammar, punctuation and spelling.

It's the inaccuracies and lies we take issue with.
I suppose that I just have to accept that while he was at school he slept through English lessons (or maybe he thought he knew better). However, when you have spent 37 years as a teacher trying to help children to use English correctly, I find it very frustrating that a grown adult is so incapable.
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Of the Ilk[/bold] wrote: I am not arguing with southy, I object to the way he mangles the English language.[/p][/quote].. well, most of us seasoned southy watchers are tolerant of his appalling grammar, punctuation and spelling. It's the inaccuracies and lies we take issue with.[/p][/quote]I suppose that I just have to accept that while he was at school he slept through English lessons (or maybe he thought he knew better). However, when you have spent 37 years as a teacher trying to help children to use English correctly, I find it very frustrating that a grown adult is so incapable. Of the Ilk

3:33pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Subject48 says...

especialy of some children choose to read Echo... sets a very bad example!
especialy of some children choose to read Echo... sets a very bad example! Subject48

3:37pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Of the Ilk says...

Subject48 wrote:
especialy of some children choose to read Echo... sets a very bad example!
"especially as some children" - please
[quote][p][bold]Subject48[/bold] wrote: especialy of some children choose to read Echo... sets a very bad example![/p][/quote]"especially as some children" - please Of the Ilk

3:55pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Subject48 says...

ooops my bad :)
ooops my bad :) Subject48

3:57pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Subject48 says...

Just checking your alertness *whistles innocently* :D
Just checking your alertness *whistles innocently* :D Subject48

4:26pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Big Mac says...

Of the Ilk wrote:
freefinker wrote:
Of the Ilk wrote:
I am not arguing with southy, I object to the way he mangles the English language.
.. well, most of us seasoned southy watchers are tolerant of his appalling grammar, punctuation and spelling.

It's the inaccuracies and lies we take issue with.
I suppose that I just have to accept that while he was at school he slept through English lessons (or maybe he thought he knew better). However, when you have spent 37 years as a teacher trying to help children to use English correctly, I find it very frustrating that a grown adult is so incapable.
He's not very goos at spelling either.
[quote][p][bold]Of the Ilk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Of the Ilk[/bold] wrote: I am not arguing with southy, I object to the way he mangles the English language.[/p][/quote].. well, most of us seasoned southy watchers are tolerant of his appalling grammar, punctuation and spelling. It's the inaccuracies and lies we take issue with.[/p][/quote]I suppose that I just have to accept that while he was at school he slept through English lessons (or maybe he thought he knew better). However, when you have spent 37 years as a teacher trying to help children to use English correctly, I find it very frustrating that a grown adult is so incapable.[/p][/quote]He's not very goos at spelling either. Big Mac

5:34pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Ted Rogers says...

Of the Ilk wrote:
freefinker wrote:
Of the Ilk wrote:
I am not arguing with southy, I object to the way he mangles the English language.
.. well, most of us seasoned southy watchers are tolerant of his appalling grammar, punctuation and spelling.

It's the inaccuracies and lies we take issue with.
I suppose that I just have to accept that while he was at school he slept through English lessons (or maybe he thought he knew better). However, when you have spent 37 years as a teacher trying to help children to use English correctly, I find it very frustrating that a grown adult is so incapable.
I'll take a dyslexic over a creationist every day of the week.
He doesn't choose to have issues with written English.......
[quote][p][bold]Of the Ilk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Of the Ilk[/bold] wrote: I am not arguing with southy, I object to the way he mangles the English language.[/p][/quote].. well, most of us seasoned southy watchers are tolerant of his appalling grammar, punctuation and spelling. It's the inaccuracies and lies we take issue with.[/p][/quote]I suppose that I just have to accept that while he was at school he slept through English lessons (or maybe he thought he knew better). However, when you have spent 37 years as a teacher trying to help children to use English correctly, I find it very frustrating that a grown adult is so incapable.[/p][/quote]I'll take a dyslexic over a creationist every day of the week. He doesn't choose to have issues with written English....... Ted Rogers

6:41pm Mon 31 Dec 12

SotonGreen says...

It is total **** that dyslexics cannot read/write properly. I have a friend with a 1st in English that says otherwise.

Sure it is a wee bit harder as with other disabilities but just look at what was achieved in the Paralympics.

It is just laziness pure and simple.
It is total **** that dyslexics cannot read/write properly. I have a friend with a 1st in English that says otherwise. Sure it is a wee bit harder as with other disabilities but just look at what was achieved in the Paralympics. It is just laziness pure and simple. SotonGreen

8:44pm Mon 31 Dec 12

mickey01 says...

southy wrote:
Linesman wrote:
SotonGreen wrote:
You are lucky these days if they even bother to use the spelling checker built into their wordprocessing software.

The standard of Englsh is shockingly poor in the Echo.
Would not have shown up as incorrect on spellcheck because both wondering and wandering are words in their own right.
Also most people do not speak standard english, they tend to speak common english or local english
in my experience hardly anyone seems to speak english around here anymore
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Linesman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SotonGreen[/bold] wrote: You are lucky these days if they even bother to use the spelling checker built into their wordprocessing software. The standard of Englsh is shockingly poor in the Echo.[/p][/quote]Would not have shown up as incorrect on spellcheck because both wondering and wandering are words in their own right.[/p][/quote]Also most people do not speak standard english, they tend to speak common english or local english[/p][/quote]in my experience hardly anyone seems to speak english around here anymore mickey01

10:15pm Mon 31 Dec 12

bazzeroz says...

Maybe the 'knife man' was carrying a chair leg or a, white stick even!
Maybe the 'knife man' was carrying a chair leg or a, white stick even! bazzeroz

10:18pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Huffter says...

Subject48 wrote:
ooops my bad :)
What is a "bad :)"?
I wonder as I wander...
[quote][p][bold]Subject48[/bold] wrote: ooops my bad :)[/p][/quote]What is a "bad :)"? I wonder as I wander... Huffter

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