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Man rescued from burning building in Winchester's Jewry Street

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Man rescued from burning building

  • He was hanging from balcony to escape smoke
  • Jewry Street closed causing traffic problems in Winchester
  • Ambulance treat two people at the scene
  • Businesses waiting to find out when they can return

  • Comments


    southy 3:46pm Mon 13 Jan 14

    Why the arm police at the scene

    Score: -3
    bluecougar 3:49pm Mon 13 Jan 14

    Maybe they thought it could be terrorists, so they are armed,

    Score: -7
    dango 4:16pm Mon 13 Jan 14

    southy wrote…


    Why the arm police at the scene

    because they were the closest available unit. Story may have been updated since your post, Pete.

    Score: 3
    dango 4:17pm Mon 13 Jan 14

    fire crews are certainly earning their pay in Winchester today :/

    Score: 0
    Shoong 4:20pm Mon 13 Jan 14

    southy wrote…


    Why the arm police at the scene

    This whole scenario was probably set up by Masons and the armed police are there to finish off any survivors...

    Score: 9
    sotonwinch09 4:22pm Mon 13 Jan 14

    Why does it matter if armed police are there? I don't see how this features as a key piece of news for this story.

    Score: 0
    ToastyTea 4:28pm Mon 13 Jan 14

    Haven't the crowd of morons got better things to do then just standing there gawping.

    Score: -1
    Ciaran 4:29pm Mon 13 Jan 14

    sotonwinch09 wrote…


    Why does it matter if armed police are there? I don't see how this features as a key piece of news for this story.

    Because armed police don't normally turn up for things like this.

    Generally, they're only out when something serious is in offing.

    Score: 1
    MPOV 4:44pm Mon 13 Jan 14

    There goes the Daily Echo again, sensationalising everything. The police were armed... a 'riot van'. FFS, they are police officers who are there to protect us, help us and uphold the law. They attend any serious incident they are close to if available. A van is a van, get a grip!

    Score: -2
    sotonwinch09 4:56pm Mon 13 Jan 14

    Ciaran wrote…


    sotonwinch09 wrote…


    Why does it matter if armed police are there? I don't see how this features as a key piece of news for this story.
    Because armed police don't normally turn up for things like this.

    Generally, they're only out when something serious is in offing.

    Incorrect. Armed police are on patrol 24/7 in Hampshire. They would have been patrolling nearby when the fire started.

    Score: -4
    sotonwinch09 4:59pm Mon 13 Jan 14

    It was not a riot van Echo. It was a Mercedes Sprinter. It probably would be used if a riot broke out yes but there was no riot. It is just a normal police van that Winchester officers use for transporting prisoners. Starting to sound like the Daily Mail with over exaggerating police presence.

    Score: -6
    MPOV 5:06pm Mon 13 Jan 14

    sotonwinch09 wrote…


    It was not a riot van Echo. It was a Mercedes Sprinter. It probably would be used if a riot broke out yes but there was no riot. It is just a normal police van that Winchester officers use for transporting prisoners. Starting to sound like the Daily Mail with over exaggerating police presence.

    Yep, a Mercedes Sprinter van that has the ability to protect its windows with metal mesh, if needed. IT'S A VAN!!!

    Why are most of the police officers stood around with no hats and their hands in their pockets?? Scruffy bunch...

    Score: -1
    Ciaran 5:10pm Mon 13 Jan 14

    sotonwinch09 wrote…


    Ciaran wrote…


    sotonwinch09 wrote…


    Why does it matter if armed police are there? I don't see how this features as a key piece of news for this story.
    Because armed police don't normally turn up for things like this.

    Generally, they're only out when something serious is in offing.
    Incorrect. Armed police are on patrol 24/7 in Hampshire. They would have been patrolling nearby when the fire started.

    Okay, let me elaborate - as percentage, how many police incidents do you see armed police at in Hampshire?

    It's unusual. It doesn't happen often - so it gets reported when it does happen.

    The DE said long before your comments that the armed police were there because they were the nearest unit available, so you're not exactly breaking new ground with your info.

    Score: 7
    Zootopian 5:13pm Mon 13 Jan 14

    sotonwinch09 wrote…


    It was not a riot van Echo. It was a Mercedes Sprinter. It probably would be used if a riot broke out yes but there was no riot. It is just a normal police van that Winchester officers use for transporting prisoners. Starting to sound like the Daily Mail with over exaggerating police presence.

    Watch out. Boring van geek pedant alert.

    Score: 7
    Charlie Bucket 5:17pm Mon 13 Jan 14

    sotonwinch09 wrote…


    Why does it matter if armed police are there? I don't see how this features as a key piece of news for this story.

    Welcome to southyland.

    Score: 1
    Shoong 5:18pm Mon 13 Jan 14

    sotonwinch09 wrote…


    Why does it matter if armed police are there? I don't see how this features as a key piece of news for this story.

    It's not relevant, much like he who posted it...

    Score: -1
    Charlie Bucket 5:25pm Mon 13 Jan 14

    Shoong wrote…


    southy wrote…


    Why the arm police at the scene
    This whole scenario was probably set up by Masons and the armed police are there to finish off any survivors...

    Definitely got a right wing/Mason-ey feel to it, this. No doubt a capitalist move to make more money by closing down all the businesses or something.

    Score: 2
    Shoong 5:33pm Mon 13 Jan 14

    Charlie Bucket wrote…


    Shoong wrote…


    southy wrote…


    Why the arm police at the scene
    This whole scenario was probably set up by Masons and the armed police are there to finish off any survivors...
    Definitely got a right wing/Mason-ey feel to it, this. No doubt a capitalist move to make more money by closing down all the businesses or something.

    Indeed.

    Fortunately that end of Jewry street is virtually all delicatessens so they should do a fantastic trade tonight.

    Bacon rolls are quacking in fear as we speak.

    Score: -1
    southy 11:31am Tue 14 Jan 14

    dango wrote…


    southy wrote…


    Why the arm police at the scene
    because they were the closest available unit. Story may have been updated since your post, Pete.

    Its a running up date dango, but its a sad state affairs when armed police are used or was it just the riot squad

    Score: -1

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