LiveHunt after man shot dead in city

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Summary

  • Police named murder victim
  • Five arrested after shooting
  • Armed police on city street
  • Police launch murder hunt after shooting
  • St Mary Street closed off

2:13pm

One shopkeeper in st Mary's street who wished to remain anonymous said:  "Everybody's shocked in this area by what's happened, the brutality of it.

"We've had murders here it does happen but it happens everywhere, in Shirley and in Millbrook, everywhere.

"I've worked in this area for 20 years, I really like this area, it's a real close-knit community."

2:12pm

Reports from shopkeepers in the area is that the police cordon on st Mary's street is expected to be up until Monday.

1:25pm

Forensic experts hunt through the rubbish near the scene of the shooting for clues.

Daily Echo:

1:13pm

Many people have been expressing their shock at was has happened.

Mohamed Mohamud from the Hampshire Somali Community centre in James Street said: "A lot of people are shocked by what's happened here.

"I've got nothing but positive praise for this area."

12:53pm

Hampshire Poilce statement added: "Police are appealing for anyone who was in Ladbrokes on St Mary Street between 9am and 11am on Saturday, April 20, or who may have any other information to contact the Hampshire Major Investigation Team by phoning 101, quoting Operation Emetic.

"Mini-Com users can call the police on 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

12:53pm

Police are now appealing for any witnesses who may have been in the Ladbrokes betting shop around the time of the shooting.

12:49pm

Chief Insp Dibdin said: “We understand the public may have some concerns of safety due to the nature of this incident.  

"We do not believe the public are in any danger as we are following a number of lines of enquiry that cause us to believe at this time this is a drug related incident where the victim and suspects were known to each other is some way, and this incident has occurred as a result of their criminal activity.

"We will continue to have a police presence in and around the St Mary’s area while the investigation at the premises continues.”

12:47pm

Chief Inspector Craig Dibdin, pictured below, from Southampton Central Police Station has issued a statement.

Daily Echo:

12:45pm

Police have also moved to allay public fears following the shooting.

12:44pm

A statement from Hampshire Police says that it is believed these individuals were all around the scene at the time of the incident.

12:44pm

Those being interviewed are a 36-year-old female, a 21-year-old male, a 41-year-old male and two 18-year-old males.

12:42pm

They say that five people have now been arrested, on suspicion of murder, in connection with the incident

12:42pm

Police have also arrested more people in connection with the shooting.

12:41pm

A full post-mortem is taking place this morning say police.

12:41pm

A cordon set up at the bottom of st Mary's street next to City College has been taken down .

Shopkeepers are opening up again after their businesses were forced to close during the day.

12:40pm

The deceased died following a gun shot from what is believed to be a hand gun. The gun has no yet been recovered.

12:40pm

He was Jamal Jones, 23, unemployed of Lyon Street, Southampton.

12:30pm

Police have now named the victim of the shooting in St Mary's yesterday.

10:09am

A ST GEORGE'S day parade due to take place in Southampton today has been cancelled in the wake of yesterday's shooting.

The traditional Southampton Scouts parade, centred on St Mary's Church, has been called off because of the ongoing police murder investigation.

7:35pm

A police statement said: "A 36-year-old female and a 41- year-old male were arrested at the scene and are being interviewed in connection with the incident.

"Police are still conducting enquiries to establish how many other people are connected with the incident.

"It is believed the individuals involved were all known to each other and this is being treated an isolated incident.

The victim died following a gunshot wound. No further details about the deceased are available at this time as formal identification has not taken place yet and next of kin still need to be informed.

"Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Hampshire Major Investigation Team by phoning 101, quoting Operation Emetic.

"Mini-Com users can call the police on 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111."

7:34pm

Poilce said all those involved in the incident knew each other.

7:19pm

Tonight the blue and white police cordon in St Mary Street remains in place as officers continue their murder investigation.

6:50pm

But the police spokeswoman added: "We are actively seeking other suspects.

"They do not pose a further threat to the public - I believe there are two further suspects police are seeking."

6:47pm

Officers have said that while two people are in custody they are hunting two other suspects in connection with the incident.

6:46pm

Police have also revealed a new twist in their investigation.

6:40pm

Both the man and the woman are being questioned over the shooting by detectives at a city police station tonight.

6:39pm

Both were arrested by officers shortly after police arrived at the scene of killing earlier today, said police.

6:38pm

They added that the woman arrested was aged 36.

6:38pm

The man being held is 41 years old, said police.

6:37pm

Officers have revealed that man and woman have been arrested in connection with the shooting.

6:36pm

A spokeswoman for police confirmed that the incident was now being treated as a murder inquiry.

6:36pm

Hampshire police tonight has revealed more details of the city shooting drama today.

5:29pm

Saman Kadiri, 29, who owns Kocher Hairdreseers, in St Mary Street, added: "This is unacceptable - it has come as a shock."

5:28pm

Owner of Master Friers, a takeaway business, Litu Khan said: "It's normally alright round here but I think it will affect people because lots of people are worried about what has happened, what's going on and why.

"People want answers. "

5:25pm

This is the moment emergency services battled to save life of the Southampton shooting victim as he was rushed into an ambulance.

He died later at Southampton General Hospital.

 

5:20pm

Dramatic footage has emerged of the victim being rushed into a ambulance after the shooting.

4:51pm

Police forensic experts prepare to carry out investigations.

Daily Echo:

 

4:42pm

One police officer at the scene said the cordon would remain in place for some time.

He added that a forensic examination was being carried out inside the flat.

He added that a special police team may conduct a finger-tip search on the street around the flat in the hunt for clues.

4:40pm

Police have now moved the cordon back about 20 m to allow vans from the market to get out.

4:39pm

A 74-year-old woman said: "I've been here 45 years and I thought this area was getting better but it's not.

"I've never seen so many police - not evene at a football match."

3:45pm

A local cab driver, aged 30, said: "I had a lump in my throat when I was told what had happened.

"The first thing you think of is it could have been my family - anybody could have been walking by."

"It's a tragedy that a life has been lost regardless of whatever is behind it."

3:41pm

Police meet outside murder scene before entering flat where shooting took place.

3:09pm

Carer Tina Driscoll, 44, from Radstock Road, Woolston, said: "It's scary and soemthing you see in a movie and don't expect it to be here.

"It's frightening especially when you see the policemen's guns because we are not used to that."

 

3:05pm

Police meeting at the scene of the shooting

Daily Echo:

3:03pm

Echo reporter Emma Streatfield has sent this video of the scene this afternoon.

2:38pm

For an overview of the gun drama that has shocked a community click here

1:55pm

One 26-year-old man at the scene said:

"I noticed police out there with machine guns.

"I came down and spoke to a police officer and he said somebody has been shot in the head in the flat opposite and that no one was allowed in or out of the road for their own safety."

"I didn't hear any shots but saw police inside the flat doing forensics."

 

1:49pm

Police appeal:

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Hampshire Major Investigation Team by phoning 101, quoting Operation Emetic.

Mini-Com users can call the police on 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111

1:48pm

Police have issued an appeal for witnesses

1:47pm

Full police statement:

A man was found injured in an address in St Mary Street with what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

The man was taken to Southampton General Hospital in a life threatening condition where he has died.

CID have started a major investigation and are at the scene to identify possible witnesses and preserve evidence.

There are road closures and diversions in the area around St Mary’s Street.
Daily Echo:

1:45pm

The shootiing victim has died, according to Hampshire Police.

1:36pm

A resident sent in this video just minutes after the shooting.

1:28pm

Daily Echo:

1:28pm

Daily Echo:

1:17pm

Market worker Carl Lowes, 20, from the Holyrood Estate, said: "I asked police what happened and he said someone has been shot in the head."

1:16pm

One witness told Daily Echo reporter Emma Streatfield: "Two police turned up and another one with a pistol.

"Four or five vans came down and parked outside and set up a cordon.

"Next an amublance arrived and a man was brought out being given CPR and taken into an ambulance which sped off."

12:58pm

Armed police on the street at St Marys

Daily Echo:

12:57pm

The moment police arrested a suspect

Daily Echo:

12:55pm

Echo photographer Paul Collins sent this picture of the police cordon.

Daily Echo:

12:41pm

Daily Echo:

12:36pm

Another man, who did not want named, said: "I live next door but was out at the time.

"My step daughter rang me to say someone's been shot.

"We're not allowed anywhere near it."

12:34pm

One 25-year-old resident in a flat opposite the drama said: "I've heard somebody has been shot in the head.

"I saw the ambulance pull up outside and there were ten different police vehicles with armed officers and dogs."

12:30pm

According to Echo staff at the scene police taken man in handcuffs into a police van.

12:28pm

This is the moment when an injured man was rushed into an ambulance.

Daily Echo:

12:20pm

Witness Mr Kempson said: "It's quite wierd, you do not expect this sort of thing on your own door step.

"It's like something off the news and not something you expect to happen round here."

12:19pm

The incident comes as police continue with Operation Fortress across Southampton - an on going crackdown on violent drug related crime across Southampton.

Daily Echo:

12:18pm

Aaron Kempson, 21, said there are lots of armed police officers at the scene between the Best One and Premier Store in St Mary Street.

12:16pm

"It's been really crazy and quite scary. Looking out the window there are lots of police officers around," said resident Amy Rose.

12:15pm

Resident Amy Rose, 20, said she had seen someone put on a stretcher and then into an ambulance.

12:14pm

Residents and businesses have been told to remain indoors, said a witness.

12:13pm

Armed police surround the scene with officers talking to witnesses in surrounding properties.

12:11pm

Daily Echo:

12:10pm

A man of unknown identity has been rushed to hospital following an incident near to the St Marys Market, said one witness.

12:08pm

Residents have reported seeing a man being carried out a house in the area.

12:06pm

Police have closed off St Mary Street but have  not said any more.

12:05pm

Daily Echo:

12:05pm

Police are reported to be carrying out house to house investigations in the hunt for man.
 

12:04pm

Armed police have descended on the St Mary's area following the incident this morning.

12:04pm

Police have launched a manhunt after a shooting in Southampton today.

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12:10pm Sat 20 Apr 13

chrisja says...

"12:04pm

Police have launched a manhunt after a shotting in Southampton today.
"

lol it's ONE sentence and you still get it wrong, well at least it wasn't a **** I suppose - that really would be an appalling waste of resources.
"12:04pm Police have launched a manhunt after a shotting in Southampton today. " lol it's ONE sentence and you still get it wrong, well at least it wasn't a **** I suppose - that really would be an appalling waste of resources. chrisja
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12:18pm Sat 20 Apr 13

Forest Resident says...

With any luck it's one drug dealing scumbag against another and no innocent members of the public have been involved.
With any luck it's one drug dealing scumbag against another and no innocent members of the public have been involved. Forest Resident
  • Score: 1

12:39pm Sat 20 Apr 13

Outside of the Box says...

Hopefully a scum on scum shooting.
Hopefully a scum on scum shooting. Outside of the Box
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12:51pm Sat 20 Apr 13

mack chinnon says...

chrisja wrote:
"12:04pm

Police have launched a manhunt after a shotting in Southampton today.
"

lol it's ONE sentence and you still get it wrong, well at least it wasn't a **** I suppose - that really would be an appalling waste of resources.
C0ck.
[quote][p][bold]chrisja[/bold] wrote: "12:04pm Police have launched a manhunt after a shotting in Southampton today. " lol it's ONE sentence and you still get it wrong, well at least it wasn't a **** I suppose - that really would be an appalling waste of resources.[/p][/quote]C0ck. mack chinnon
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12:55pm Sat 20 Apr 13

red/whitearmy says...

Outside of the Box wrote:
Hopefully a scum on scum shooting.
Still got more scum than skates. We wouldnt bother wasting shooting skates. Enjoy league 2.
[quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: Hopefully a scum on scum shooting.[/p][/quote]Still got more scum than skates. We wouldnt bother wasting shooting skates. Enjoy league 2. red/whitearmy
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1:15pm Sat 20 Apr 13

froots says...

red/whitearmy wrote:
Outside of the Box wrote:
Hopefully a scum on scum shooting.
Still got more scum than skates. We wouldnt bother wasting shooting skates. Enjoy league 2.
Football fans are almost exclusively morons, it seems. There's more to life than football, you know. Only an utter cretin would reduce every single story to their allegiance to a bunch of people they don't know, kicking a bag of air around a field for 90 minutes now and again. Jesus, Echo, stay classy.
[quote][p][bold]red/whitearmy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Outside of the Box[/bold] wrote: Hopefully a scum on scum shooting.[/p][/quote]Still got more scum than skates. We wouldnt bother wasting shooting skates. Enjoy league 2.[/p][/quote]Football fans are almost exclusively morons, it seems. There's more to life than football, you know. Only an utter cretin would reduce every single story to their allegiance to a bunch of people they don't know, kicking a bag of air around a field for 90 minutes now and again. Jesus, Echo, stay classy. froots
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1:51pm Sat 20 Apr 13

ReverendPaul says...

Another Tragic loss of life - for whatever reason - he/she was someones relative and there will be others affected by this death. There is now support available locally for anyone affected by the death in St Mary's area today. http://sebsbereaveme
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k/HomicideSupport
Another Tragic loss of life - for whatever reason - he/she was someones relative and there will be others affected by this death. There is now support available locally for anyone affected by the death in St Mary's area today. http://sebsbereaveme ntservices.btck.co.u k/HomicideSupport ReverendPaul
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1:53pm Sat 20 Apr 13

chrisja says...

St Marys - what a surprise. BTW though DE, please hold off on posting anything at all until you actually *have* a story - this is not much better than the 'woman sinking in mud' gaffe and you appear to know absolutely nothing about what happened other than one or two little rumours you rush to print. Totally irresponsible reporting as usual.
St Marys - what a surprise. BTW though DE, please hold off on posting anything at all until you actually *have* a story - this is not much better than the 'woman sinking in mud' gaffe and you appear to know absolutely nothing about what happened other than one or two little rumours you rush to print. Totally irresponsible reporting as usual. chrisja
  • Score: 0

2:00pm Sat 20 Apr 13

Block 42 says...

Juarez mexico..this happens hourly.obviosley gang warfare.
Juarez mexico..this happens hourly.obviosley gang warfare. Block 42
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2:12pm Sat 20 Apr 13

chrisja says...

"1:17pm

Market worker Carl Lowes, 20, from the Holyrood Estate, said: "I asked police what happened and he said someone has been shot in the head."
"

So EXACTLY THE SAME info you already gave at 12.34pm then, just filling white space now DE, just filling white space....

Here's another sentence to fill some more.

And a bit more.

And more! (no charge)
"1:17pm Market worker Carl Lowes, 20, from the Holyrood Estate, said: "I asked police what happened and he said someone has been shot in the head." " So EXACTLY THE SAME info you already gave at 12.34pm then, just filling white space now DE, just filling white space.... Here's another sentence to fill some more. And a bit more. And more! (no charge) chrisja
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2:15pm Sat 20 Apr 13

chrisja says...

mack chinnon wrote:
chrisja wrote:
"12:04pm

Police have launched a manhunt after a shotting in Southampton today.
"

lol it's ONE sentence and you still get it wrong, well at least it wasn't a **** I suppose - that really would be an appalling waste of resources.
C0ck.
Pr*ck!
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrisja[/bold] wrote: "12:04pm Police have launched a manhunt after a shotting in Southampton today. " lol it's ONE sentence and you still get it wrong, well at least it wasn't a **** I suppose - that really would be an appalling waste of resources.[/p][/quote]C0ck.[/p][/quote]Pr*ck! chrisja
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2:47pm Sat 20 Apr 13

mack chinnon says...

chrisja wrote:
"1:17pm Market worker Carl Lowes, 20, from the Holyrood Estate, said: "I asked police what happened and he said someone has been shot in the head." " So EXACTLY THE SAME info you already gave at 12.34pm then, just filling white space now DE, just filling white space.... Here's another sentence to fill some more. And a bit more. And more! (no charge)
C0ck.
[quote][p][bold]chrisja[/bold] wrote: "1:17pm Market worker Carl Lowes, 20, from the Holyrood Estate, said: "I asked police what happened and he said someone has been shot in the head." " So EXACTLY THE SAME info you already gave at 12.34pm then, just filling white space now DE, just filling white space.... Here's another sentence to fill some more. And a bit more. And more! (no charge)[/p][/quote]C0ck. mack chinnon
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3:13pm Sat 20 Apr 13

cantthinkofone says...

"Echo reporter Emma Streatfield has send this video of the scene this afternoon."
.
*Man in uniform walks away from camera for 3 seconds*
.
Seriously?
.
The situation is anything but funny, but some of the coverage is bordering on the absurd now...
"Echo reporter Emma Streatfield has send this video of the scene this afternoon." . *Man in uniform walks away from camera for 3 seconds* . Seriously? . The situation is anything but funny, but some of the coverage is bordering on the absurd now... cantthinkofone
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3:41pm Sat 20 Apr 13

BerryMan says...

That timeline is such sh1te! What a load of useless information!
That timeline is such sh1te! What a load of useless information! BerryMan
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4:43pm Sat 20 Apr 13

mack chinnon says...

chrisja wrote:
St Marys - what a surprise. BTW though DE, please hold off on posting anything at all until you actually *have* a story - this is not much better than the 'woman sinking in mud' gaffe and you appear to know absolutely nothing about what happened other than one or two little rumours you rush to print. Totally irresponsible reporting as usual.
C0ck.
[quote][p][bold]chrisja[/bold] wrote: St Marys - what a surprise. BTW though DE, please hold off on posting anything at all until you actually *have* a story - this is not much better than the 'woman sinking in mud' gaffe and you appear to know absolutely nothing about what happened other than one or two little rumours you rush to print. Totally irresponsible reporting as usual.[/p][/quote]C0ck. mack chinnon
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5:36pm Sat 20 Apr 13

amie299 says...

have some respect! the video of him being put into the ambulance should be removed its **** right disrespectful!
have some respect! the video of him being put into the ambulance should be removed its **** right disrespectful! amie299
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5:15pm Sun 21 Apr 13

bigal007 says...

welcome to st marys its a time bomb waiting to happen down there drugs .hookers . people getting stabed now shooting

i must say i hate the area it needs to be pulled down and start again i would say it got to be one of the worst place in the south of england
welcome to st marys its a time bomb waiting to happen down there drugs .hookers . people getting stabed now shooting i must say i hate the area it needs to be pulled down and start again i would say it got to be one of the worst place in the south of england bigal007
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5:26pm Sun 21 Apr 13

lovetheladies says...

bigal007 wrote:
welcome to st marys its a time bomb waiting to happen down there drugs .hookers . people getting stabed now shooting i must say i hate the area it needs to be pulled down and start again i would say it got to be one of the worst place in the south of england
Agreed it really is the armpit of the South
[quote][p][bold]bigal007[/bold] wrote: welcome to st marys its a time bomb waiting to happen down there drugs .hookers . people getting stabed now shooting i must say i hate the area it needs to be pulled down and start again i would say it got to be one of the worst place in the south of england[/p][/quote]Agreed it really is the armpit of the South lovetheladies
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11:59pm Sun 21 Apr 13

kingnotail says...

lovetheladies wrote:
bigal007 wrote:
welcome to st marys its a time bomb waiting to happen down there drugs .hookers . people getting stabed now shooting i must say i hate the area it needs to be pulled down and start again i would say it got to be one of the worst place in the south of england
Agreed it really is the armpit of the South
The whole of Southampton is.
[quote][p][bold]lovetheladies[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigal007[/bold] wrote: welcome to st marys its a time bomb waiting to happen down there drugs .hookers . people getting stabed now shooting i must say i hate the area it needs to be pulled down and start again i would say it got to be one of the worst place in the south of england[/p][/quote]Agreed it really is the armpit of the South[/p][/quote]The whole of Southampton is. kingnotail
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5:43am Mon 22 Apr 13

bigal007 says...

kingnotail wrote:
lovetheladies wrote:
bigal007 wrote:
welcome to st marys its a time bomb waiting to happen down there drugs .hookers . people getting stabed now shooting i must say i hate the area it needs to be pulled down and start again i would say it got to be one of the worst place in the south of england
Agreed it really is the armpit of the South
The whole of Southampton is.
i would say its the council hold back money or the council boss with big wage packes

i would like the council boss to live down there in st marys see how long he would last

and i would say the council need to work ith the police more to jump on people before it gets out of hand as the council and the police know who they are
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lovetheladies[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigal007[/bold] wrote: welcome to st marys its a time bomb waiting to happen down there drugs .hookers . people getting stabed now shooting i must say i hate the area it needs to be pulled down and start again i would say it got to be one of the worst place in the south of england[/p][/quote]Agreed it really is the armpit of the South[/p][/quote]The whole of Southampton is.[/p][/quote]i would say its the council hold back money or the council boss with big wage packes i would like the council boss to live down there in st marys see how long he would last and i would say the council need to work ith the police more to jump on people before it gets out of hand as the council and the police know who they are bigal007
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12:07pm Sun 12 May 13

chrisja says...

"We've had murders here it does happen but it happens everywhere, in Shirley and in Millbrook, everywhere."


LMFAO. You've just named the other two scum areas of Southampton. That is not 'everywhere', those are the places (along with St Marys) that the murders happen..
"We've had murders here it does happen but it happens everywhere, in Shirley and in Millbrook, everywhere." LMFAO. You've just named the other two scum areas of Southampton. That is not 'everywhere', those are the places (along with St Marys) that the murders happen.. chrisja
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12:16pm Sun 12 May 13

chrisja says...

kingnotail wrote:
lovetheladies wrote:
bigal007 wrote:
welcome to st marys its a time bomb waiting to happen down there drugs .hookers . people getting stabed now shooting i must say i hate the area it needs to be pulled down and start again i would say it got to be one of the worst place in the south of england
Agreed it really is the armpit of the South
The whole of Southampton is.
Well, Portsmouth...
[quote][p][bold]kingnotail[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lovetheladies[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigal007[/bold] wrote: welcome to st marys its a time bomb waiting to happen down there drugs .hookers . people getting stabed now shooting i must say i hate the area it needs to be pulled down and start again i would say it got to be one of the worst place in the south of england[/p][/quote]Agreed it really is the armpit of the South[/p][/quote]The whole of Southampton is.[/p][/quote]Well, Portsmouth... chrisja
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12:17pm Sun 12 May 13

chrisja says...

mack chinnon wrote:
chrisja wrote:
St Marys - what a surprise. BTW though DE, please hold off on posting anything at all until you actually *have* a story - this is not much better than the 'woman sinking in mud' gaffe and you appear to know absolutely nothing about what happened other than one or two little rumours you rush to print. Totally irresponsible reporting as usual.
C0ck.
lmfao; Mack Chinnon... master of lightning wit, backchat and repartee! :D
[quote][p][bold]mack chinnon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]chrisja[/bold] wrote: St Marys - what a surprise. BTW though DE, please hold off on posting anything at all until you actually *have* a story - this is not much better than the 'woman sinking in mud' gaffe and you appear to know absolutely nothing about what happened other than one or two little rumours you rush to print. Totally irresponsible reporting as usual.[/p][/quote]C0ck.[/p][/quote]lmfao; Mack Chinnon... master of lightning wit, backchat and repartee! :D chrisja
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