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3:46pm Mon 13 Jan 14

southy says...

Why the arm police at the scene
Why the arm police at the scene southy
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3:49pm Mon 13 Jan 14

bluecougar says...

Maybe they thought it could be terrorists, so they are armed,
Maybe they thought it could be terrorists, so they are armed, bluecougar
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4:16pm Mon 13 Jan 14

dango says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Why the arm police at the scene[/p][/quote]because they were the closest available unit. Story may have been updated since your post, Pete. dango
  • Score: 3

4:17pm Mon 13 Jan 14

dango says...

fire crews are certainly earning their pay in Winchester today :/
fire crews are certainly earning their pay in Winchester today :/ dango
  • Score: 0

4:20pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Shoong says...

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...
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Why the arm police at the scene[/p][/quote]This whole scenario was probably set up by Masons and the armed police are there to finish off any survivors... Shoong
  • Score: 9

4:22pm Mon 13 Jan 14

sotonwinch09 says...

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.
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. sotonwinch09
  • Score: 0

4:28pm Mon 13 Jan 14

ToastyTea says...

Haven't the crowd of morons got better things to do then just standing there gawping.
Haven't the crowd of morons got better things to do then just standing there gawping. ToastyTea
  • Score: -1

4:29pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Ciaran says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Because armed police don't normally turn up for things like this. Generally, they're only out when something serious is in offing. Ciaran
  • Score: 1

4:44pm Mon 13 Jan 14

MPOV says...

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!
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! MPOV
  • Score: -2

4:56pm Mon 13 Jan 14

sotonwinch09 says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Ciaran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Because armed police don't normally turn up for things like this. Generally, they're only out when something serious is in offing.[/p][/quote]Incorrect. Armed police are on patrol 24/7 in Hampshire. They would have been patrolling nearby when the fire started. sotonwinch09
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4:59pm Mon 13 Jan 14

sotonwinch09 says...

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.
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. sotonwinch09
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5:06pm Mon 13 Jan 14

MPOV says...

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...
[quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]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... MPOV
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5:10pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Ciaran says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ciaran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Because armed police don't normally turn up for things like this. Generally, they're only out when something serious is in offing.[/p][/quote]Incorrect. Armed police are on patrol 24/7 in Hampshire. They would have been patrolling nearby when the fire started.[/p][/quote]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. Ciaran
  • Score: 7

5:13pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Zootopian says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Watch out. Boring van geek pedant alert. Zootopian
  • Score: 7

5:17pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Charlie Bucket says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]Welcome to southyland. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 1

5:18pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Shoong says...

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...
[quote][p][bold]sotonwinch09[/bold] 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.[/p][/quote]It's not relevant, much like he who posted it... Shoong
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5:25pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Charlie Bucket says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Why the arm police at the scene[/p][/quote]This whole scenario was probably set up by Masons and the armed police are there to finish off any survivors...[/p][/quote]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. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: 2

5:33pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Shoong says...

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.
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Shoong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Why the arm police at the scene[/p][/quote]This whole scenario was probably set up by Masons and the armed police are there to finish off any survivors...[/p][/quote]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.[/p][/quote]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. Shoong
  • Score: -1

11:31am Tue 14 Jan 14

southy says...

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
[quote][p][bold]dango[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Why the arm police at the scene[/p][/quote]because they were the closest available unit. Story may have been updated since your post, Pete.[/p][/quote]Its a running up date dango, but its a sad state affairs when armed police are used or was it just the riot squad southy
  • Score: -1

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