Armed police swoop on Hampshire community

Armed police swoop on Hampshire community

Armed police swoop on Hampshire community

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RESIDENTS watched in horror as armed police swooped on a Hampshire neighbourhood.

Homeowners in Hedge End told how they were confronted with scenes similar to that of a television cop show when they looked out of their windows to see officers with guns suddenly descend on their street.

Armed officers were joined by the police helicopter, which was seen circling the area for several hours, as the drama unfolded yesterday afternoon.

Turnpike Way became the centre of major police activity at around 3pm when numerous police cars and officers were called into action along with the air support unit.

Last night police confirmed that an armed response vehicle was in the area carrying out a stop check of a vehicle which resulted in the arrest of a man on suspicion of motoring offences.

Worried residents in the area took to social media as the operation got under way, asking police why the helicopter was in the air for so long and why the need for armed police.

Some revealed how they watched scared from their windows as police with guns approached the homes of their neighbours, shouting before heading inside, like something they would usually see on television.

Others said how they were warned by officers to lock up their homes and stay indoors, although they were not given any information about the reasons why.

A spokesperson from Hampshire Police last night said: “There was a stop check of a vehicle today which was carried out by officers from an armed response vehicle.

“A man was detained on suspicion of motoring offences.”

When the Daily Echo asked for more information there was no further comment from police.

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6:59am Wed 13 Aug 14

KA says...

Motoring offences!! Helicopter Armed police bit over the top.
Motoring offences!! Helicopter Armed police bit over the top. KA
  • Score: 59

7:15am Wed 13 Aug 14

Abkhazsoyuz says...

Perhaps the registration plate was J1 HAD.
Perhaps the registration plate was J1 HAD. Abkhazsoyuz
  • Score: 53

7:18am Wed 13 Aug 14

__KTF__ says...

The person in the car was probably suspected of having a firearm on them.
The person in the car was probably suspected of having a firearm on them. __KTF__
  • Score: 36

8:14am Wed 13 Aug 14

Outside of the Box says...

I thought this was Monday afternoon as I saw the police helicopter hovering in that area?
I thought this was Monday afternoon as I saw the police helicopter hovering in that area? Outside of the Box
  • Score: 0

8:22am Wed 13 Aug 14

tdk--- says...

i wondered what was going on. I was driving past the reetail park on turnpike way and a white car was driving at speed towards me on the same carriage way in the fast lane how he avoided a head on with me or anyone i'll never know. he winged it past me.the police were on the other carriageway chasing. really shook me up, you dont expect to see a car driving at speed down the wrong way of a major road iwatched him weaving in and out of the cars, miracle he didnt have a head on.
i wondered what was going on. I was driving past the reetail park on turnpike way and a white car was driving at speed towards me on the same carriage way in the fast lane how he avoided a head on with me or anyone i'll never know. he winged it past me.the police were on the other carriageway chasing. really shook me up, you dont expect to see a car driving at speed down the wrong way of a major road iwatched him weaving in and out of the cars, miracle he didnt have a head on. tdk---
  • Score: 14

8:37am Wed 13 Aug 14

thesouth says...

KA wrote:
Motoring offences!! Helicopter Armed police bit over the top.
Do you not think perhaps there is more to this and that police can't reveal all just yet?? Police have a job to do and it isn't being a news reporting station
[quote][p][bold]KA[/bold] wrote: Motoring offences!! Helicopter Armed police bit over the top.[/p][/quote]Do you not think perhaps there is more to this and that police can't reveal all just yet?? Police have a job to do and it isn't being a news reporting station thesouth
  • Score: 41

9:14am Wed 13 Aug 14

sarfhamton says...

Hedge End, the new Millbronk
Hedge End, the new Millbronk sarfhamton
  • Score: 5

9:29am Wed 13 Aug 14

excusemoi says...

I wasn't aware of a chopper hovering yesterday? I was at Sainsburys and saw and heard nothing.
I wasn't aware of a chopper hovering yesterday? I was at Sainsburys and saw and heard nothing. excusemoi
  • Score: -7

9:29am Wed 13 Aug 14

KA says...

thesouth wrote:
KA wrote:
Motoring offences!! Helicopter Armed police bit over the top.
Do you not think perhaps there is more to this and that police can't reveal all just yet?? Police have a job to do and it isn't being a news reporting station
No i don't :D
[quote][p][bold]thesouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KA[/bold] wrote: Motoring offences!! Helicopter Armed police bit over the top.[/p][/quote]Do you not think perhaps there is more to this and that police can't reveal all just yet?? Police have a job to do and it isn't being a news reporting station[/p][/quote]No i don't :D KA
  • Score: -6

9:34am Wed 13 Aug 14

Dai Rear says...

KA wrote:
thesouth wrote:
KA wrote:
Motoring offences!! Helicopter Armed police bit over the top.
Do you not think perhaps there is more to this and that police can't reveal all just yet?? Police have a job to do and it isn't being a news reporting station
No i don't :D
Nor I. "PC Noddy mistook a roll of clingfilm for a Kalashnikov" is embarrassing to say , so just keep "schtumm"
[quote][p][bold]KA[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]thesouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]KA[/bold] wrote: Motoring offences!! Helicopter Armed police bit over the top.[/p][/quote]Do you not think perhaps there is more to this and that police can't reveal all just yet?? Police have a job to do and it isn't being a news reporting station[/p][/quote]No i don't :D[/p][/quote]Nor I. "PC Noddy mistook a roll of clingfilm for a Kalashnikov" is embarrassing to say , so just keep "schtumm" Dai Rear
  • Score: 4

9:36am Wed 13 Aug 14

Dai Rear says...

And what's with the "community"? Are they all Jehovah's Witnesses in Turnpike Way or something?
And what's with the "community"? Are they all Jehovah's Witnesses in Turnpike Way or something? Dai Rear
  • Score: 5

9:46am Wed 13 Aug 14

Superior Being says...

Why on earth do people feel it is the right to know what is going on when it comes to Police work.
Its just people being nosy and nothing more.
Why on earth do people feel it is the right to know what is going on when it comes to Police work. Its just people being nosy and nothing more. Superior Being
  • Score: 1

9:48am Wed 13 Aug 14

Superior Being says...

People are so unbelievably nosy, the police are there doing their job. Questioning on social media why the helicopter was up for so long, heres the answer, its doing its job, go back to your lives and you'll be told on a need to know basis.

Really grinds my gears when people think they have to know everything that goes on.
People are so unbelievably nosy, the police are there doing their job. Questioning on social media why the helicopter was up for so long, heres the answer, its doing its job, go back to your lives and you'll be told on a need to know basis. Really grinds my gears when people think they have to know everything that goes on. Superior Being
  • Score: -2

9:50am Wed 13 Aug 14

Hdg end mo says...

Like the previous comment it was a miracle he didn't have a head on crash!!! How he missed me just passed the roundabout god knows also the vehicle behind me.
Then turned into turnpike way followed by the police seconds later the driver was a black man Very frightening experience
Like the previous comment it was a miracle he didn't have a head on crash!!! How he missed me just passed the roundabout god knows also the vehicle behind me. Then turned into turnpike way followed by the police seconds later the driver was a black man Very frightening experience Hdg end mo
  • Score: 5

10:00am Wed 13 Aug 14

massimoosti says...

__KTF__ wrote:
The person in the car was probably suspected of having a firearm on them.
No s h it Sherlock
[quote][p][bold]__KTF__[/bold] wrote: The person in the car was probably suspected of having a firearm on them.[/p][/quote]No s h it Sherlock massimoosti
  • Score: 1

10:12am Wed 13 Aug 14

Hdg end mo says...

The vehicle in question was a white Kia sportage 4x4 type vehicle I'm sure more to this story will come out soon I'm glad it ended there and not in the village because the way he was driving pedestrians wouldn't have stood a chance he was hell bent in getting away from the police.
The vehicle in question was a white Kia sportage 4x4 type vehicle I'm sure more to this story will come out soon I'm glad it ended there and not in the village because the way he was driving pedestrians wouldn't have stood a chance he was hell bent in getting away from the police. Hdg end mo
  • Score: 8

10:17am Wed 13 Aug 14

sotonboy84 says...

Superior Being wrote:
Why on earth do people feel it is the right to know what is going on when it comes to Police work.
Its just people being nosy and nothing more.
Yes and no. People naturally want to know what's going on when armed police are involved for their families and their own safety.
[quote][p][bold]Superior Being[/bold] wrote: Why on earth do people feel it is the right to know what is going on when it comes to Police work. Its just people being nosy and nothing more.[/p][/quote]Yes and no. People naturally want to know what's going on when armed police are involved for their families and their own safety. sotonboy84
  • Score: 22

10:19am Wed 13 Aug 14

camerajuan says...

Lets just hope nobody was hurt. Surprised nobody has said that yet?
Lets just hope nobody was hurt. Surprised nobody has said that yet? camerajuan
  • Score: 1

10:27am Wed 13 Aug 14

From the sidelines says...

Superior Being wrote:
People are so unbelievably nosy, the police are there doing their job. Questioning on social media why the helicopter was up for so long, heres the answer, its doing its job, go back to your lives and you'll be told on a need to know basis.

Really grinds my gears when people think they have to know everything that goes on.
The police do their jobs in our name and at our expense. We have a right to know.
[quote][p][bold]Superior Being[/bold] wrote: People are so unbelievably nosy, the police are there doing their job. Questioning on social media why the helicopter was up for so long, heres the answer, its doing its job, go back to your lives and you'll be told on a need to know basis. Really grinds my gears when people think they have to know everything that goes on.[/p][/quote]The police do their jobs in our name and at our expense. We have a right to know. From the sidelines
  • Score: 9

10:43am Wed 13 Aug 14

elvisimo says...

From the sidelines wrote:
Superior Being wrote:
People are so unbelievably nosy, the police are there doing their job. Questioning on social media why the helicopter was up for so long, heres the answer, its doing its job, go back to your lives and you'll be told on a need to know basis.

Really grinds my gears when people think they have to know everything that goes on.
The police do their jobs in our name and at our expense. We have a right to know.
Don't be stupid, if this is part of an ongoing case or connected to another incident the last thing they will be doing is phoning up the echo.
[quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Superior Being[/bold] wrote: People are so unbelievably nosy, the police are there doing their job. Questioning on social media why the helicopter was up for so long, heres the answer, its doing its job, go back to your lives and you'll be told on a need to know basis. Really grinds my gears when people think they have to know everything that goes on.[/p][/quote]The police do their jobs in our name and at our expense. We have a right to know.[/p][/quote]Don't be stupid, if this is part of an ongoing case or connected to another incident the last thing they will be doing is phoning up the echo. elvisimo
  • Score: 7

10:45am Wed 13 Aug 14

__KTF__ says...

From the sidelines wrote:
Superior Being wrote:
People are so unbelievably nosy, the police are there doing their job. Questioning on social media why the helicopter was up for so long, heres the answer, its doing its job, go back to your lives and you'll be told on a need to know basis.

Really grinds my gears when people think they have to know everything that goes on.
The police do their jobs in our name and at our expense. We have a right to know.
You don't have a 'right' to know anything about the operation.
[quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Superior Being[/bold] wrote: People are so unbelievably nosy, the police are there doing their job. Questioning on social media why the helicopter was up for so long, heres the answer, its doing its job, go back to your lives and you'll be told on a need to know basis. Really grinds my gears when people think they have to know everything that goes on.[/p][/quote]The police do their jobs in our name and at our expense. We have a right to know.[/p][/quote]You don't have a 'right' to know anything about the operation. __KTF__
  • Score: 4

10:48am Wed 13 Aug 14

bullet93 says...

what planet do some of you live on??? You have no right to know anything the police do unless it involves you personally, or a threat to public which he no longer is! pipe down and crack on with your own job whilst the police do theres
what planet do some of you live on??? You have no right to know anything the police do unless it involves you personally, or a threat to public which he no longer is! pipe down and crack on with your own job whilst the police do theres bullet93
  • Score: -1

11:01am Wed 13 Aug 14

Zootopian says...

__KTF__ wrote:
From the sidelines wrote:
Superior Being wrote:
People are so unbelievably nosy, the police are there doing their job. Questioning on social media why the helicopter was up for so long, heres the answer, its doing its job, go back to your lives and you'll be told on a need to know basis.

Really grinds my gears when people think they have to know everything that goes on.
The police do their jobs in our name and at our expense. We have a right to know.
You don't have a 'right' to know anything about the operation.
Actually, you do. It's not a case of knowing everything but the police are public servants and not a secret police force. Justice in the UK should be seen to be open, hence why the press report all sorts of police activity day in, day out.

On this comment thread alone, we already have two people who were directly impacted upon by this police operation.

As everyone points out, 'motoring offences' are not proportional to the response, instantly suggesting more was going on.

The void of information leads to suspicion and rumour, which in turn fuels the false perception of the levels of crime and mistrust of the police stemming from wild speculation.

Incidentally, these will be the exact things the police were trying to avoid by downplaying the incident in the first place.

All they had to do was say the arrest was (for example) made for motoring offences following an investigation in to a burglary/robbery/****
ault whatever.
[quote][p][bold]__KTF__[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Superior Being[/bold] wrote: People are so unbelievably nosy, the police are there doing their job. Questioning on social media why the helicopter was up for so long, heres the answer, its doing its job, go back to your lives and you'll be told on a need to know basis. Really grinds my gears when people think they have to know everything that goes on.[/p][/quote]The police do their jobs in our name and at our expense. We have a right to know.[/p][/quote]You don't have a 'right' to know anything about the operation.[/p][/quote]Actually, you do. It's not a case of knowing everything but the police are public servants and not a secret police force. Justice in the UK should be seen to be open, hence why the press report all sorts of police activity day in, day out. On this comment thread alone, we already have two people who were directly impacted upon by this police operation. As everyone points out, 'motoring offences' are not proportional to the response, instantly suggesting more was going on. The void of information leads to suspicion and rumour, which in turn fuels the false perception of the levels of crime and mistrust of the police stemming from wild speculation. Incidentally, these will be the exact things the police were trying to avoid by downplaying the incident in the first place. All they had to do was say the arrest was (for example) made for motoring offences following an investigation in to a burglary/robbery/**** ault whatever. Zootopian
  • Score: 16

11:03am Wed 13 Aug 14

Zootopian says...

The filtered bit is "assault" but the comments obviously think my use of a backslashes is a web address and has tried to break it up thus creating what it thinks is a rude word!
The filtered bit is "assault" but the comments obviously think my use of a backslashes is a web address and has tried to break it up thus creating what it thinks is a rude word! Zootopian
  • Score: 2

11:05am Wed 13 Aug 14

queenb says...

excusemoi wrote:
I wasn't aware of a chopper hovering yesterday? I was at Sainsburys and saw and heard nothing.
My daughter was at turnpike in the park with her friends when it all kicked off and there was alot of carry on.
The police had a car at the park keeping the kids in it until it was clear for them to come out
[quote][p][bold]excusemoi[/bold] wrote: I wasn't aware of a chopper hovering yesterday? I was at Sainsburys and saw and heard nothing.[/p][/quote]My daughter was at turnpike in the park with her friends when it all kicked off and there was alot of carry on. The police had a car at the park keeping the kids in it until it was clear for them to come out queenb
  • Score: 7

11:07am Wed 13 Aug 14

S!monOn says...

Hdg end mo wrote:
Like the previous comment it was a miracle he didn't have a head on crash!!! How he missed me just passed the roundabout god knows also the vehicle behind me.
Then turned into turnpike way followed by the police seconds later the driver was a black man Very frightening experience
Would it have been less of a frightening experience if it was a white man?!
[quote][p][bold]Hdg end mo[/bold] wrote: Like the previous comment it was a miracle he didn't have a head on crash!!! How he missed me just passed the roundabout god knows also the vehicle behind me. Then turned into turnpike way followed by the police seconds later the driver was a black man Very frightening experience[/p][/quote]Would it have been less of a frightening experience if it was a white man?! S!monOn
  • Score: 15

11:15am Wed 13 Aug 14

massimoosti says...

Hdg end mo wrote:
Like the previous comment it was a miracle he didn't have a head on crash!!! How he missed me just passed the roundabout god knows also the vehicle behind me.
Then turned into turnpike way followed by the police seconds later the driver was a black man Very frightening experience
Did he have a C4 film crew following him ?
[quote][p][bold]Hdg end mo[/bold] wrote: Like the previous comment it was a miracle he didn't have a head on crash!!! How he missed me just passed the roundabout god knows also the vehicle behind me. Then turned into turnpike way followed by the police seconds later the driver was a black man Very frightening experience[/p][/quote]Did he have a C4 film crew following him ? massimoosti
  • Score: 5

11:20am Wed 13 Aug 14

Tony Blair's Accountant says...

I went to Hedge End once.
I went to Hedge End once. Tony Blair's Accountant
  • Score: 10

11:27am Wed 13 Aug 14

Hdg end mo says...

S!monOn wrote:
Hdg end mo wrote:
Like the previous comment it was a miracle he didn't have a head on crash!!! How he missed me just passed the roundabout god knows also the vehicle behind me.
Then turned into turnpike way followed by the police seconds later the driver was a black man Very frightening experience
Would it have been less of a frightening experience if it was a white man?!
What a ridiculous comment it doesn't matter what colour the person was the fact is I was driving in a correct manner and on the wrong side of the road directly in my line and view was coming a vehicle swerving at high speed maybe you should think before making silly comments
[quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hdg end mo[/bold] wrote: Like the previous comment it was a miracle he didn't have a head on crash!!! How he missed me just passed the roundabout god knows also the vehicle behind me. Then turned into turnpike way followed by the police seconds later the driver was a black man Very frightening experience[/p][/quote]Would it have been less of a frightening experience if it was a white man?![/p][/quote]What a ridiculous comment it doesn't matter what colour the person was the fact is I was driving in a correct manner and on the wrong side of the road directly in my line and view was coming a vehicle swerving at high speed maybe you should think before making silly comments Hdg end mo
  • Score: -3

11:30am Wed 13 Aug 14

Hdg end mo says...

massimoosti wrote:
Hdg end mo wrote:
Like the previous comment it was a miracle he didn't have a head on crash!!! How he missed me just passed the roundabout god knows also the vehicle behind me.
Then turned into turnpike way followed by the police seconds later the driver was a black man Very frightening experience
Did he have a C4 film crew following him ?
Immigration street derby road not turnpike way hedge end maybe the helicopter was filming from up above!!!
[quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hdg end mo[/bold] wrote: Like the previous comment it was a miracle he didn't have a head on crash!!! How he missed me just passed the roundabout god knows also the vehicle behind me. Then turned into turnpike way followed by the police seconds later the driver was a black man Very frightening experience[/p][/quote]Did he have a C4 film crew following him ?[/p][/quote]Immigration street derby road not turnpike way hedge end maybe the helicopter was filming from up above!!! Hdg end mo
  • Score: -5

11:32am Wed 13 Aug 14

S!monOn says...

Hdg end mo wrote:
S!monOn wrote:
Hdg end mo wrote:
Like the previous comment it was a miracle he didn't have a head on crash!!! How he missed me just passed the roundabout god knows also the vehicle behind me.
Then turned into turnpike way followed by the police seconds later the driver was a black man Very frightening experience
Would it have been less of a frightening experience if it was a white man?!
What a ridiculous comment it doesn't matter what colour the person was the fact is I was driving in a correct manner and on the wrong side of the road directly in my line and view was coming a vehicle swerving at high speed maybe you should think before making silly comments
Exactly, so why make the stupid comment that "the driver was a black man".
[quote][p][bold]Hdg end mo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hdg end mo[/bold] wrote: Like the previous comment it was a miracle he didn't have a head on crash!!! How he missed me just passed the roundabout god knows also the vehicle behind me. Then turned into turnpike way followed by the police seconds later the driver was a black man Very frightening experience[/p][/quote]Would it have been less of a frightening experience if it was a white man?![/p][/quote]What a ridiculous comment it doesn't matter what colour the person was the fact is I was driving in a correct manner and on the wrong side of the road directly in my line and view was coming a vehicle swerving at high speed maybe you should think before making silly comments[/p][/quote]Exactly, so why make the stupid comment that "the driver was a black man". S!monOn
  • Score: 13

11:50am Wed 13 Aug 14

massimoosti says...

S!monOn wrote:
Hdg end mo wrote:
S!monOn wrote:
Hdg end mo wrote:
Like the previous comment it was a miracle he didn't have a head on crash!!! How he missed me just passed the roundabout god knows also the vehicle behind me.
Then turned into turnpike way followed by the police seconds later the driver was a black man Very frightening experience
Would it have been less of a frightening experience if it was a white man?!
What a ridiculous comment it doesn't matter what colour the person was the fact is I was driving in a correct manner and on the wrong side of the road directly in my line and view was coming a vehicle swerving at high speed maybe you should think before making silly comments
Exactly, so why make the stupid comment that "the driver was a black man".
Obviously because it was and not a white / Chinese / Asian man or woman.
[quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hdg end mo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hdg end mo[/bold] wrote: Like the previous comment it was a miracle he didn't have a head on crash!!! How he missed me just passed the roundabout god knows also the vehicle behind me. Then turned into turnpike way followed by the police seconds later the driver was a black man Very frightening experience[/p][/quote]Would it have been less of a frightening experience if it was a white man?![/p][/quote]What a ridiculous comment it doesn't matter what colour the person was the fact is I was driving in a correct manner and on the wrong side of the road directly in my line and view was coming a vehicle swerving at high speed maybe you should think before making silly comments[/p][/quote]Exactly, so why make the stupid comment that "the driver was a black man".[/p][/quote]Obviously because it was and not a white / Chinese / Asian man or woman. massimoosti
  • Score: -1

11:51am Wed 13 Aug 14

massimoosti says...

Hdg end mo wrote:
massimoosti wrote:
Hdg end mo wrote:
Like the previous comment it was a miracle he didn't have a head on crash!!! How he missed me just passed the roundabout god knows also the vehicle behind me.
Then turned into turnpike way followed by the police seconds later the driver was a black man Very frightening experience
Did he have a C4 film crew following him ?
Immigration street derby road not turnpike way hedge end maybe the helicopter was filming from up above!!!
He had to have set off from somewhere...........
.............
[quote][p][bold]Hdg end mo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hdg end mo[/bold] wrote: Like the previous comment it was a miracle he didn't have a head on crash!!! How he missed me just passed the roundabout god knows also the vehicle behind me. Then turned into turnpike way followed by the police seconds later the driver was a black man Very frightening experience[/p][/quote]Did he have a C4 film crew following him ?[/p][/quote]Immigration street derby road not turnpike way hedge end maybe the helicopter was filming from up above!!![/p][/quote]He had to have set off from somewhere........... ............. massimoosti
  • Score: 1

12:12pm Wed 13 Aug 14

The one that got away! says...

I'm an ex resident, looks like I got out just in the "Nick" of time, too much going on for what was once a reasonably quiet residential area, with the new Next superstore its going to get a whole lot busier!
I'm an ex resident, looks like I got out just in the "Nick" of time, too much going on for what was once a reasonably quiet residential area, with the new Next superstore its going to get a whole lot busier! The one that got away!
  • Score: -5

12:15pm Wed 13 Aug 14

The one that got away! says...

Looks like I moved out just in the "Nick" of time, sad that the over development is ruining what was a great place to live! What "NEXT"
Looks like I moved out just in the "Nick" of time, sad that the over development is ruining what was a great place to live! What "NEXT" The one that got away!
  • Score: -5

4:09pm Wed 13 Aug 14

elvisimo says...

Hdg end mo wrote:
S!monOn wrote:
Hdg end mo wrote:
Like the previous comment it was a miracle he didn't have a head on crash!!! How he missed me just passed the roundabout god knows also the vehicle behind me.
Then turned into turnpike way followed by the police seconds later the driver was a black man Very frightening experience
Would it have been less of a frightening experience if it was a white man?!
What a ridiculous comment it doesn't matter what colour the person was the fact is I was driving in a correct manner and on the wrong side of the road directly in my line and view was coming a vehicle swerving at high speed maybe you should think before making silly comments
His wasn't the silly comment. Sarcasm obviously passes you by....
Read it again
[quote][p][bold]Hdg end mo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hdg end mo[/bold] wrote: Like the previous comment it was a miracle he didn't have a head on crash!!! How he missed me just passed the roundabout god knows also the vehicle behind me. Then turned into turnpike way followed by the police seconds later the driver was a black man Very frightening experience[/p][/quote]Would it have been less of a frightening experience if it was a white man?![/p][/quote]What a ridiculous comment it doesn't matter what colour the person was the fact is I was driving in a correct manner and on the wrong side of the road directly in my line and view was coming a vehicle swerving at high speed maybe you should think before making silly comments[/p][/quote]His wasn't the silly comment. Sarcasm obviously passes you by.... Read it again elvisimo
  • Score: 4

4:17pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Dai Rear says...

bullet93 wrote:
what planet do some of you live on??? You have no right to know anything the police do unless it involves you personally, or a threat to public which he no longer is! pipe down and crack on with your own job whilst the police do theres
Nice to see that the illiterates are on the side of the police. Although I think our legal system is superior to France, theirs ain't bad and their coppers DON'T hide behind secrecy.
[quote][p][bold]bullet93[/bold] wrote: what planet do some of you live on??? You have no right to know anything the police do unless it involves you personally, or a threat to public which he no longer is! pipe down and crack on with your own job whilst the police do theres[/p][/quote]Nice to see that the illiterates are on the side of the police. Although I think our legal system is superior to France, theirs ain't bad and their coppers DON'T hide behind secrecy. Dai Rear
  • Score: -2

4:12pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Sunny Saint says...

Zootopian wrote:
__KTF__ wrote:
From the sidelines wrote:
Superior Being wrote:
People are so unbelievably nosy, the police are there doing their job. Questioning on social media why the helicopter was up for so long, heres the answer, its doing its job, go back to your lives and you'll be told on a need to know basis.

Really grinds my gears when people think they have to know everything that goes on.
The police do their jobs in our name and at our expense. We have a right to know.
You don't have a 'right' to know anything about the operation.
Actually, you do. It's not a case of knowing everything but the police are public servants and not a secret police force. Justice in the UK should be seen to be open, hence why the press report all sorts of police activity day in, day out.

On this comment thread alone, we already have two people who were directly impacted upon by this police operation.

As everyone points out, 'motoring offences' are not proportional to the response, instantly suggesting more was going on.

The void of information leads to suspicion and rumour, which in turn fuels the false perception of the levels of crime and mistrust of the police stemming from wild speculation.

Incidentally, these will be the exact things the police were trying to avoid by downplaying the incident in the first place.

All they had to do was say the arrest was (for example) made for motoring offences following an investigation in to a burglary/robbery/***
*
ault whatever.
Zootopian You are talking through your hoop mate.
The Police Service are obliged to ensure, on a case-by-case basis, that the information they share with the General Public is in the National interest, the public interest and is proportionate, necessary and meets a legitimate need. Once a need or request for sharing information is identified, the sharing or release of information must be in accordance with a legal power or it must meet one of the policing purposes set out in Home Office (2005) Code of Practice on the Management of Police Information.
If this incident was in your interest, believe me they will let you know!!
[quote][p][bold]Zootopian[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]__KTF__[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Superior Being[/bold] wrote: People are so unbelievably nosy, the police are there doing their job. Questioning on social media why the helicopter was up for so long, heres the answer, its doing its job, go back to your lives and you'll be told on a need to know basis. Really grinds my gears when people think they have to know everything that goes on.[/p][/quote]The police do their jobs in our name and at our expense. We have a right to know.[/p][/quote]You don't have a 'right' to know anything about the operation.[/p][/quote]Actually, you do. It's not a case of knowing everything but the police are public servants and not a secret police force. Justice in the UK should be seen to be open, hence why the press report all sorts of police activity day in, day out. On this comment thread alone, we already have two people who were directly impacted upon by this police operation. As everyone points out, 'motoring offences' are not proportional to the response, instantly suggesting more was going on. The void of information leads to suspicion and rumour, which in turn fuels the false perception of the levels of crime and mistrust of the police stemming from wild speculation. Incidentally, these will be the exact things the police were trying to avoid by downplaying the incident in the first place. All they had to do was say the arrest was (for example) made for motoring offences following an investigation in to a burglary/robbery/*** * ault whatever.[/p][/quote]Zootopian You are talking through your hoop mate. The Police Service are obliged to ensure, on a case-by-case basis, that the information they share with the General Public is in the National interest, the public interest and is proportionate, necessary and meets a legitimate need. Once a need or request for sharing information is identified, the sharing or release of information must be in accordance with a legal power or it must meet one of the policing purposes set out in Home Office (2005) Code of Practice on the Management of Police Information. If this incident was in your interest, believe me they will let you know!! Sunny Saint
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10:28pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Tony Spake says...

There is no conceivable situation where the appearance of a force of heavily armed police on a public street with aerial surveillance in peace time does not warrant a public explanation. To suggest that traffic offences are the reason is just patronizing and cynical.
There is no conceivable situation where the appearance of a force of heavily armed police on a public street with aerial surveillance in peace time does not warrant a public explanation. To suggest that traffic offences are the reason is just patronizing and cynical. Tony Spake
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11:17am Wed 20 Aug 14

BenLovesCassie says...

Tony Spake wrote:
There is no conceivable situation where the appearance of a force of heavily armed police on a public street with aerial surveillance in peace time does not warrant a public explanation. To suggest that traffic offences are the reason is just patronizing and cynical.
What are you going to do if there is no further explanation? Maybe you could put another comment here.
[quote][p][bold]Tony Spake[/bold] wrote: There is no conceivable situation where the appearance of a force of heavily armed police on a public street with aerial surveillance in peace time does not warrant a public explanation. To suggest that traffic offences are the reason is just patronizing and cynical.[/p][/quote]What are you going to do if there is no further explanation? Maybe you could put another comment here. BenLovesCassie
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