Hampshire police investigate after man found with gunshot wounds in Southampton's Vanguard Road

Police at the scene in Vanguard Road

The scene in Vanguard Road

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Education Reporter

A MAN is in hospital after being found with gunshot wounds in a Southampton street.

Armed police descended on Vanguard Road last night after reports of a shooting.

Officers have cordoned off several blocks of flats in the area between Vanguard Road, Witts Hill and Lytham Road, including the Alpine News and Food store, in Townhill Park.

A police spokesman said the man had been shot in the Vanguard Road area, but confirmed this afternoon that his injuries were not life threatening.

Chief Inspector Stuart Murray confirmed this afternoon that a 25-year-old man, who was known to the victim but is not from the local area, was arrested in connection with the incident.

He was this evening being held in custody for questioning on suspicion of attempted murder.

Chief Inspector Murray said that the shooting was being treated as an isolated incident and reassured members of the public that there was no risk to the wider community.

He added: “We believe that the incident took place at Vanguard Road, Townhill Park at approximately 7.15pm.

“Although we have not formally spoken to the injured man, the information we have from our initial investigations suggests that the offender was known to him, but is not local to the area.

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“The man suffered injuries to the lower part of his body, but is currently being treated for those injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

“We would like to reassure members of the public that we are doing everything we possibly can to recover the firearm and remove it from the streets.”

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12:39am Mon 20 Feb 12

menotyou says...

this exact statement was all over facebook hours ago keep up echo and do some real reporting!
this exact statement was all over facebook hours ago keep up echo and do some real reporting! menotyou
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1:10am Mon 20 Feb 12

menotyou says...

Here is a helping hand.....A 25-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent after reports of one shooting in the Vanguard Road area of Bitterne on Sunday night (February 19). He remains in police custody for questioning by detectives. Road closures and diversions are due to remain in place overnight. Officers are carrying out enquiries related to this case at a Tesco store in the community, but there has not been a second shooting. There is no evidence to suggest a wider risk to public safety. Police would like to thank the public again for their co-operation so far tonight....
Here is a helping hand.....A 25-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent after reports of one shooting in the Vanguard Road area of Bitterne on Sunday night (February 19). He remains in police custody for questioning by detectives. Road closures and diversions are due to remain in place overnight. Officers are carrying out enquiries related to this case at a Tesco store in the community, but there has not been a second shooting. There is no evidence to suggest a wider risk to public safety. Police would like to thank the public again for their co-operation so far tonight.... menotyou
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1:50am Mon 20 Feb 12

clausentum says...

menotyou wrote:
Here is a helping hand.....A 25-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent after reports of one shooting in the Vanguard Road area of Bitterne on Sunday night (February 19). He remains in police custody for questioning by detectives. Road closures and diversions are due to remain in place overnight. Officers are carrying out enquiries related to this case at a Tesco store in the community, but there has not been a second shooting. There is no evidence to suggest a wider risk to public safety. Police would like to thank the public again for their co-operation so far tonight....
You shame the Echo reporting and it's sloppiness.
[quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: Here is a helping hand.....A 25-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent after reports of one shooting in the Vanguard Road area of Bitterne on Sunday night (February 19). He remains in police custody for questioning by detectives. Road closures and diversions are due to remain in place overnight. Officers are carrying out enquiries related to this case at a Tesco store in the community, but there has not been a second shooting. There is no evidence to suggest a wider risk to public safety. Police would like to thank the public again for their co-operation so far tonight....[/p][/quote]You shame the Echo reporting and it's sloppiness. clausentum
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1:59am Mon 20 Feb 12

menotyou says...

Yeah that's kinda the point :/
Yeah that's kinda the point :/ menotyou
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1:59am Mon 20 Feb 12

clausentum says...

clausentum wrote:
menotyou wrote:
Here is a helping hand.....A 25-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent after reports of one shooting in the Vanguard Road area of Bitterne on Sunday night (February 19). He remains in police custody for questioning by detectives. Road closures and diversions are due to remain in place overnight. Officers are carrying out enquiries related to this case at a Tesco store in the community, but there has not been a second shooting. There is no evidence to suggest a wider risk to public safety. Police would like to thank the public again for their co-operation so far tonight....
You shame the Echo reporting and it's sloppiness.
Original, scant, reporting by the Echo has since been updated tp provide a more-comprehensive account of the incident and police response.

Why was the original offering by the Echo so limited and uninformative?

Was the revised reporting a direct response to the much better information provided by the poster who, at the time, had greater factual information at their fingertips? Just asking.
[quote][p][bold]clausentum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: Here is a helping hand.....A 25-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent after reports of one shooting in the Vanguard Road area of Bitterne on Sunday night (February 19). He remains in police custody for questioning by detectives. Road closures and diversions are due to remain in place overnight. Officers are carrying out enquiries related to this case at a Tesco store in the community, but there has not been a second shooting. There is no evidence to suggest a wider risk to public safety. Police would like to thank the public again for their co-operation so far tonight....[/p][/quote]You shame the Echo reporting and it's sloppiness.[/p][/quote]Original, scant, reporting by the Echo has since been updated tp provide a more-comprehensive account of the incident and police response. Why was the original offering by the Echo so limited and uninformative? Was the revised reporting a direct response to the much better information provided by the poster who, at the time, had greater factual information at their fingertips? Just asking. clausentum
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6:22am Mon 20 Feb 12

WECOMING4U says...

If The Daily Echo was reporting what was put on FB you would be up in arms!
If The Daily Echo was reporting what was put on FB you would be up in arms! WECOMING4U
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7:29am Mon 20 Feb 12

Sovietobserver says...

That end of Vanguard Road has in the past hit the headlines, if I remember.
17 August 2011 armed hold-up at shop.
22 August 2011 serious stabbing.
Victim drove himself in black Peugeot to KFC Portswood Road, transferred to hospital.
That end of Vanguard Road has in the past hit the headlines, if I remember. 17 August 2011 armed hold-up at shop. 22 August 2011 serious stabbing. Victim drove himself in black Peugeot to KFC Portswood Road, transferred to hospital. Sovietobserver
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7:50am Mon 20 Feb 12

SotonLad says...

I assume his injuries are not life threatening otherwise this bloke would have been arrested for attempted murder.

So why was he shot? I'll start the ball rolling with...... drugs, a classic!
I assume his injuries are not life threatening otherwise this bloke would have been arrested for attempted murder. So why was he shot? I'll start the ball rolling with...... drugs, a classic! SotonLad
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8:43am Mon 20 Feb 12

freemantlegirl2 says...

Although the Echo 'do' sometimes get things wrong (as do the nationals!) - one assumes that they aren't paying reporters to be there all hours of the day, so one or two do the 'graveyard' shift!

But it does make me giggle slightly that those who are most prolific in slagging them off are the most frequent posters on here..... if you hate their reporting so much, why do you keep coming back? (just saying)

I hope the person who was shot makes a swift recovery, whatever the circumstances!
Although the Echo 'do' sometimes get things wrong (as do the nationals!) - one assumes that they aren't paying reporters to be there all hours of the day, so one or two do the 'graveyard' shift! But it does make me giggle slightly that those who are most prolific in slagging them off are the most frequent posters on here..... if you hate their reporting so much, why do you keep coming back? (just saying) I hope the person who was shot makes a swift recovery, whatever the circumstances! freemantlegirl2
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8:51am Mon 20 Feb 12

andysaints007 says...

menotyou wrote:
Yeah that's kinda the point :/
Well if they are so bad why do you bother coming on the site then?
[quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: Yeah that's kinda the point :/[/p][/quote]Well if they are so bad why do you bother coming on the site then? andysaints007
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8:53am Mon 20 Feb 12

andysaints007 says...

freemantlegirl2 wrote:
Although the Echo 'do' sometimes get things wrong (as do the nationals!) - one assumes that they aren't paying reporters to be there all hours of the day, so one or two do the 'graveyard' shift!

But it does make me giggle slightly that those who are most prolific in slagging them off are the most frequent posters on here..... if you hate their reporting so much, why do you keep coming back? (just saying)

I hope the person who was shot makes a swift recovery, whatever the circumstances!
I couldn't have put it better myself !!!!
[quote][p][bold]freemantlegirl2[/bold] wrote: Although the Echo 'do' sometimes get things wrong (as do the nationals!) - one assumes that they aren't paying reporters to be there all hours of the day, so one or two do the 'graveyard' shift! But it does make me giggle slightly that those who are most prolific in slagging them off are the most frequent posters on here..... if you hate their reporting so much, why do you keep coming back? (just saying) I hope the person who was shot makes a swift recovery, whatever the circumstances![/p][/quote]I couldn't have put it better myself !!!! andysaints007
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9:06am Mon 20 Feb 12

wr0ng1 says...

Considering that Soton police have a facebook group and Twitter account and actively keep the public updated using social networking, of course it was on facebook first. The only the Echo could have reported it first is if they were clairvoyant. Some people really will complain about anything.
Considering that Soton police have a facebook group and Twitter account and actively keep the public updated using social networking, of course it was on facebook first. The only the Echo could have reported it first is if they were clairvoyant. Some people really will complain about anything. wr0ng1
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9:25am Mon 20 Feb 12

Dan Kerins says...

clausentum wrote:
menotyou wrote:
Here is a helping hand.....A 25-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent after reports of one shooting in the Vanguard Road area of Bitterne on Sunday night (February 19). He remains in police custody for questioning by detectives. Road closures and diversions are due to remain in place overnight. Officers are carrying out enquiries related to this case at a Tesco store in the community, but there has not been a second shooting. There is no evidence to suggest a wider risk to public safety. Police would like to thank the public again for their co-operation so far tonight....
You shame the Echo reporting and it's sloppiness.
It may surprise you, but it takes time to put a report together. Hampshire Constabulary posted a message on Facebook at 22.41 - 90 minutes before this report was published online.

They did not choose to contact the media through the normal channels and then once we have heard about it, various things need to be done before anything is published.

Feel free to criticise, but bearing in mind other local media have still yet to report anything about this incident, I think getting a report online shortly after midnight is actually quite good.
[quote][p][bold]clausentum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: Here is a helping hand.....A 25-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent after reports of one shooting in the Vanguard Road area of Bitterne on Sunday night (February 19). He remains in police custody for questioning by detectives. Road closures and diversions are due to remain in place overnight. Officers are carrying out enquiries related to this case at a Tesco store in the community, but there has not been a second shooting. There is no evidence to suggest a wider risk to public safety. Police would like to thank the public again for their co-operation so far tonight....[/p][/quote]You shame the Echo reporting and it's sloppiness.[/p][/quote]It may surprise you, but it takes time to put a report together. Hampshire Constabulary posted a message on Facebook at 22.41 - 90 minutes before this report was published online. They did not choose to contact the media through the normal channels and then once we have heard about it, various things need to be done before anything is published. Feel free to criticise, but bearing in mind other local media have still yet to report anything about this incident, I think getting a report online shortly after midnight is actually quite good. Dan Kerins
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9:44am Mon 20 Feb 12

The Salv says...

Think this reports everything I need to know, somebody was shot.
.
This city is getting worse by the day.
.
When are we going to get rid of this scum from the streets?
.
I don’t wish anybody involved in crime a speedy recovery that is for sure. Talking about people being shot, when are we going to deport that Zimbabwean boxer that apparently represents Britain by going to Munich and then threatening another man that he is going to have him shot? Anybody that glorifies gang violence or gun crime should be suitably punished.
Think this reports everything I need to know, somebody was shot. . This city is getting worse by the day. . When are we going to get rid of this scum from the streets? . I don’t wish anybody involved in crime a speedy recovery that is for sure. Talking about people being shot, when are we going to deport that Zimbabwean boxer that apparently represents Britain by going to Munich and then threatening another man that he is going to have him shot? Anybody that glorifies gang violence or gun crime should be suitably punished. The Salv
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10:06am Mon 20 Feb 12

Ciaran says...

menotyou wrote:
this exact statement was all over facebook hours ago keep up echo and do some real reporting!
Well the BBC didn't report it until 9:20am this morning!! I think the DE has done a good job here.

Some people just complain about anything.
[quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: this exact statement was all over facebook hours ago keep up echo and do some real reporting![/p][/quote]Well the BBC didn't report it until 9:20am this morning!! I think the DE has done a good job here. Some people just complain about anything. Ciaran
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10:13am Mon 20 Feb 12

Georgem says...

SotonLad wrote:
I assume his injuries are not life threatening otherwise this bloke would have been arrested for attempted murder.

So why was he shot? I'll start the ball rolling with...... drugs, a classic!
Why would "drugs" get anyone shot? Maybe you meant "money"
[quote][p][bold]SotonLad[/bold] wrote: I assume his injuries are not life threatening otherwise this bloke would have been arrested for attempted murder. So why was he shot? I'll start the ball rolling with...... drugs, a classic![/p][/quote]Why would "drugs" get anyone shot? Maybe you meant "money" Georgem
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10:29am Mon 20 Feb 12

St Denys I.T.A says...

The Tesco store in question is the one near Bitterne Triangle - drove past at about 7.30 last night and it was surrounded by armed Police - scary stuff.
The Tesco store in question is the one near Bitterne Triangle - drove past at about 7.30 last night and it was surrounded by armed Police - scary stuff. St Denys I.T.A
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10:46am Mon 20 Feb 12

andysaints007 says...

Georgem wrote:
SotonLad wrote:
I assume his injuries are not life threatening otherwise this bloke would have been arrested for attempted murder.

So why was he shot? I'll start the ball rolling with...... drugs, a classic!
Why would "drugs" get anyone shot? Maybe you meant "money"
Are you for real????
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SotonLad[/bold] wrote: I assume his injuries are not life threatening otherwise this bloke would have been arrested for attempted murder. So why was he shot? I'll start the ball rolling with...... drugs, a classic![/p][/quote]Why would "drugs" get anyone shot? Maybe you meant "money"[/p][/quote]Are you for real???? andysaints007
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11:12am Mon 20 Feb 12

Sovietobserver says...

The Salv wrote:
Think this reports everything I need to know, somebody was shot.
.
This city is getting worse by the day.
.
When are we going to get rid of this scum from the streets?
.
I don’t wish anybody involved in crime a speedy recovery that is for sure. Talking about people being shot, when are we going to deport that Zimbabwean boxer that apparently represents Britain by going to Munich and then threatening another man that he is going to have him shot? Anybody that glorifies gang violence or gun crime should be suitably punished.
SO18 / SO19 Southampton East, fast becoming South London posse' s weekend territory. Rich pickings for some. Portsmouth has got too hot for them.
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Think this reports everything I need to know, somebody was shot. . This city is getting worse by the day. . When are we going to get rid of this scum from the streets? . I don’t wish anybody involved in crime a speedy recovery that is for sure. Talking about people being shot, when are we going to deport that Zimbabwean boxer that apparently represents Britain by going to Munich and then threatening another man that he is going to have him shot? Anybody that glorifies gang violence or gun crime should be suitably punished.[/p][/quote]SO18 / SO19 Southampton East, fast becoming South London posse' s weekend territory. Rich pickings for some. Portsmouth has got too hot for them. Sovietobserver
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11:20am Mon 20 Feb 12

sotonfc says...

ive lived in townhill for years, and live on vanguard its not that bad, if u think 100 flats in a little area ur gona get abit of trouble !! any ways look on youtube and type i hollow earth must see !!!! thats summing more to worry about people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!
ive lived in townhill for years, and live on vanguard its not that bad, if u think 100 flats in a little area ur gona get abit of trouble !! any ways look on youtube and type i hollow earth must see !!!! thats summing more to worry about people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! sotonfc
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11:33am Mon 20 Feb 12

David Icke says...

andysaints007 wrote:
Georgem wrote:
SotonLad wrote: I assume his injuries are not life threatening otherwise this bloke would have been arrested for attempted murder. So why was he shot? I'll start the ball rolling with...... drugs, a classic!
Why would "drugs" get anyone shot? Maybe you meant "money"
Are you for real????
Unfortunately yes, you should read his other stuff, this is nothing!
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SotonLad[/bold] wrote: I assume his injuries are not life threatening otherwise this bloke would have been arrested for attempted murder. So why was he shot? I'll start the ball rolling with...... drugs, a classic![/p][/quote]Why would "drugs" get anyone shot? Maybe you meant "money"[/p][/quote]Are you for real????[/p][/quote]Unfortunately yes, you should read his other stuff, this is nothing! David Icke
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12:37pm Mon 20 Feb 12

wr0ng1 says...

sotonfc wrote:
ive lived in townhill for years, and live on vanguard its not that bad, if u think 100 flats in a little area ur gona get abit of trouble !! any ways look on youtube and type i hollow earth must see !!!! thats summing more to worry about people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!
Oh dear...
http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Hollow_Eart
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[quote][p][bold]sotonfc[/bold] wrote: ive lived in townhill for years, and live on vanguard its not that bad, if u think 100 flats in a little area ur gona get abit of trouble !! any ways look on youtube and type i hollow earth must see !!!! thats summing more to worry about people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!![/p][/quote]Oh dear... http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Hollow_Eart h wr0ng1
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2:08pm Mon 20 Feb 12

tokesta says...

sotonfc wrote:
ive lived in townhill for years, and live on vanguard its not that bad, if u think 100 flats in a little area ur gona get abit of trouble !! any ways look on youtube and type i hollow earth must see !!!! thats summing more to worry about people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!
hahaha are you serious? hollow earth, you need some common sense son and lay off the drugs lol. If it was hollow (which it clearly is not) there would hardly be enough mass to produce the gravity that holds us down to this planet.
[quote][p][bold]sotonfc[/bold] wrote: ive lived in townhill for years, and live on vanguard its not that bad, if u think 100 flats in a little area ur gona get abit of trouble !! any ways look on youtube and type i hollow earth must see !!!! thats summing more to worry about people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!![/p][/quote]hahaha are you serious? hollow earth, you need some common sense son and lay off the drugs lol. If it was hollow (which it clearly is not) there would hardly be enough mass to produce the gravity that holds us down to this planet. tokesta
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2:44pm Mon 20 Feb 12

David Icke says...

tokesta wrote:
sotonfc wrote: ive lived in townhill for years, and live on vanguard its not that bad, if u think 100 flats in a little area ur gona get abit of trouble !! any ways look on youtube and type i hollow earth must see !!!! thats summing more to worry about people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
hahaha are you serious? hollow earth, you need some common sense son and lay off the drugs lol. If it was hollow (which it clearly is not) there would hardly be enough mass to produce the gravity that holds us down to this planet.
Absolutely, to believe in that you may aswell start talking about the secret elite and their shape shifting lizard colony. Now the moon being hollow that's another story...............
[quote][p][bold]tokesta[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonfc[/bold] wrote: ive lived in townhill for years, and live on vanguard its not that bad, if u think 100 flats in a little area ur gona get abit of trouble !! any ways look on youtube and type i hollow earth must see !!!! thats summing more to worry about people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!![/p][/quote]hahaha are you serious? hollow earth, you need some common sense son and lay off the drugs lol. If it was hollow (which it clearly is not) there would hardly be enough mass to produce the gravity that holds us down to this planet.[/p][/quote]Absolutely, to believe in that you may aswell start talking about the secret elite and their shape shifting lizard colony. Now the moon being hollow that's another story............... David Icke
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2:52pm Mon 20 Feb 12

HillsidePaul says...

St Denys I.T.A wrote:
The Tesco store in question is the one near Bitterne Triangle - drove past at about 7.30 last night and it was surrounded by armed Police - scary stuff.
I think you mean Bitterne Park Triangle, Bitterne is two miles away and nowhere near the Triangle.

Sorry to be a bit pedantic but we don't call St Denys St do we.
[quote][p][bold]St Denys I.T.A[/bold] wrote: The Tesco store in question is the one near Bitterne Triangle - drove past at about 7.30 last night and it was surrounded by armed Police - scary stuff.[/p][/quote]I think you mean Bitterne Park Triangle, Bitterne is two miles away and nowhere near the Triangle. Sorry to be a bit pedantic but we don't call St Denys St do we. HillsidePaul
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4:10pm Mon 20 Feb 12

clausentum says...

Dan Kerins wrote:
clausentum wrote:
menotyou wrote:
Here is a helping hand.....A 25-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent after reports of one shooting in the Vanguard Road area of Bitterne on Sunday night (February 19). He remains in police custody for questioning by detectives. Road closures and diversions are due to remain in place overnight. Officers are carrying out enquiries related to this case at a Tesco store in the community, but there has not been a second shooting. There is no evidence to suggest a wider risk to public safety. Police would like to thank the public again for their co-operation so far tonight....
You shame the Echo reporting and it's sloppiness.
It may surprise you, but it takes time to put a report together. Hampshire Constabulary posted a message on Facebook at 22.41 - 90 minutes before this report was published online.

They did not choose to contact the media through the normal channels and then once we have heard about it, various things need to be done before anything is published.

Feel free to criticise, but bearing in mind other local media have still yet to report anything about this incident, I think getting a report online shortly after midnight is actually quite good.
A comprehensive answer to the question I posed. Thank you.
[quote][p][bold]Dan Kerins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clausentum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: Here is a helping hand.....A 25-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent after reports of one shooting in the Vanguard Road area of Bitterne on Sunday night (February 19). He remains in police custody for questioning by detectives. Road closures and diversions are due to remain in place overnight. Officers are carrying out enquiries related to this case at a Tesco store in the community, but there has not been a second shooting. There is no evidence to suggest a wider risk to public safety. Police would like to thank the public again for their co-operation so far tonight....[/p][/quote]You shame the Echo reporting and it's sloppiness.[/p][/quote]It may surprise you, but it takes time to put a report together. Hampshire Constabulary posted a message on Facebook at 22.41 - 90 minutes before this report was published online. They did not choose to contact the media through the normal channels and then once we have heard about it, various things need to be done before anything is published. Feel free to criticise, but bearing in mind other local media have still yet to report anything about this incident, I think getting a report online shortly after midnight is actually quite good.[/p][/quote]A comprehensive answer to the question I posed. Thank you. clausentum
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4:16pm Mon 20 Feb 12

clausentum says...

clausentum wrote:
Dan Kerins wrote:
clausentum wrote:
menotyou wrote:
Here is a helping hand.....A 25-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent after reports of one shooting in the Vanguard Road area of Bitterne on Sunday night (February 19). He remains in police custody for questioning by detectives. Road closures and diversions are due to remain in place overnight. Officers are carrying out enquiries related to this case at a Tesco store in the community, but there has not been a second shooting. There is no evidence to suggest a wider risk to public safety. Police would like to thank the public again for their co-operation so far tonight....
You shame the Echo reporting and it's sloppiness.
It may surprise you, but it takes time to put a report together. Hampshire Constabulary posted a message on Facebook at 22.41 - 90 minutes before this report was published online.

They did not choose to contact the media through the normal channels and then once we have heard about it, various things need to be done before anything is published.

Feel free to criticise, but bearing in mind other local media have still yet to report anything about this incident, I think getting a report online shortly after midnight is actually quite good.
A comprehensive answer to the question I posed. Thank you.
The question I posed was on a separate comment, not the one you responded to. I simply mention that so other readers, if so inclined, can match my posed-question to your response.
[quote][p][bold]clausentum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dan Kerins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clausentum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: Here is a helping hand.....A 25-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent after reports of one shooting in the Vanguard Road area of Bitterne on Sunday night (February 19). He remains in police custody for questioning by detectives. Road closures and diversions are due to remain in place overnight. Officers are carrying out enquiries related to this case at a Tesco store in the community, but there has not been a second shooting. There is no evidence to suggest a wider risk to public safety. Police would like to thank the public again for their co-operation so far tonight....[/p][/quote]You shame the Echo reporting and it's sloppiness.[/p][/quote]It may surprise you, but it takes time to put a report together. Hampshire Constabulary posted a message on Facebook at 22.41 - 90 minutes before this report was published online. They did not choose to contact the media through the normal channels and then once we have heard about it, various things need to be done before anything is published. Feel free to criticise, but bearing in mind other local media have still yet to report anything about this incident, I think getting a report online shortly after midnight is actually quite good.[/p][/quote]A comprehensive answer to the question I posed. Thank you.[/p][/quote]The question I posed was on a separate comment, not the one you responded to. I simply mention that so other readers, if so inclined, can match my posed-question to your response. clausentum
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7:12pm Mon 20 Feb 12

Georgem says...

menotyou wrote:
this exact statement was all over facebook hours ago keep up echo and do some real reporting!
Who would have thought that the people living nearby the incident would have known about it before a newspaper?!
[quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: this exact statement was all over facebook hours ago keep up echo and do some real reporting![/p][/quote]Who would have thought that the people living nearby the incident would have known about it before a newspaper?! Georgem
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7:34pm Mon 20 Feb 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Ground 0 not a nice area to live in!
Ground 0 not a nice area to live in! Fatty x Ford Worker
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10:48pm Mon 20 Feb 12

menotyou says...

Georgem wrote:
menotyou wrote:
this exact statement was all over facebook hours ago keep up echo and do some real reporting!
Who would have thought that the people living nearby the incident would have known about it before a newspaper?!
Err it was on the hampshire constabulary facebook page, available for all to see!
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: this exact statement was all over facebook hours ago keep up echo and do some real reporting![/p][/quote]Who would have thought that the people living nearby the incident would have known about it before a newspaper?![/p][/quote]Err it was on the hampshire constabulary facebook page, available for all to see! menotyou
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12:00am Tue 21 Feb 12

lightsouth says...

I wonder if Alpine news were selling the Echo with themselves on the front page.
I wonder if Alpine news were selling the Echo with themselves on the front page. lightsouth
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12:34am Tue 21 Feb 12

cliffwalker says...

Dan Kerins wrote:
clausentum wrote:
menotyou wrote:
Here is a helping hand.....A 25-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent after reports of one shooting in the Vanguard Road area of Bitterne on Sunday night (February 19). He remains in police custody for questioning by detectives. Road closures and diversions are due to remain in place overnight. Officers are carrying out enquiries related to this case at a Tesco store in the community, but there has not been a second shooting. There is no evidence to suggest a wider risk to public safety. Police would like to thank the public again for their co-operation so far tonight....
You shame the Echo reporting and it's sloppiness.
It may surprise you, but it takes time to put a report together. Hampshire Constabulary posted a message on Facebook at 22.41 - 90 minutes before this report was published online.

They did not choose to contact the media through the normal channels and then once we have heard about it, various things need to be done before anything is published.

Feel free to criticise, but bearing in mind other local media have still yet to report anything about this incident, I think getting a report online shortly after midnight is actually quite good.
Some of us do not belong to FB type social networking sites - we would be completely unaware as to whether one or more of them got the news out before the Echo. I get my news from radio, tv, internet websites and print.
[quote][p][bold]Dan Kerins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]clausentum[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: Here is a helping hand.....A 25-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent after reports of one shooting in the Vanguard Road area of Bitterne on Sunday night (February 19). He remains in police custody for questioning by detectives. Road closures and diversions are due to remain in place overnight. Officers are carrying out enquiries related to this case at a Tesco store in the community, but there has not been a second shooting. There is no evidence to suggest a wider risk to public safety. Police would like to thank the public again for their co-operation so far tonight....[/p][/quote]You shame the Echo reporting and it's sloppiness.[/p][/quote]It may surprise you, but it takes time to put a report together. Hampshire Constabulary posted a message on Facebook at 22.41 - 90 minutes before this report was published online. They did not choose to contact the media through the normal channels and then once we have heard about it, various things need to be done before anything is published. Feel free to criticise, but bearing in mind other local media have still yet to report anything about this incident, I think getting a report online shortly after midnight is actually quite good.[/p][/quote]Some of us do not belong to FB type social networking sites - we would be completely unaware as to whether one or more of them got the news out before the Echo. I get my news from radio, tv, internet websites and print. cliffwalker
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1:20am Tue 21 Feb 12

Block 42 says...

HillsidePaul wrote:
St Denys I.T.A wrote:
The Tesco store in question is the one near Bitterne Triangle - drove past at about 7.30 last night and it was surrounded by armed Police - scary stuff.
I think you mean Bitterne Park Triangle, Bitterne is two miles away and nowhere near the Triangle.

Sorry to be a bit pedantic but we don't call St Denys St do we.
I fecking hate people calling it bitterne triangle!
[quote][p][bold]HillsidePaul[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Denys I.T.A[/bold] wrote: The Tesco store in question is the one near Bitterne Triangle - drove past at about 7.30 last night and it was surrounded by armed Police - scary stuff.[/p][/quote]I think you mean Bitterne Park Triangle, Bitterne is two miles away and nowhere near the Triangle. Sorry to be a bit pedantic but we don't call St Denys St do we.[/p][/quote]I fecking hate people calling it bitterne triangle! Block 42
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6:53am Tue 21 Feb 12

Georgem says...

menotyou wrote:
Georgem wrote:
menotyou wrote:
this exact statement was all over facebook hours ago keep up echo and do some real reporting!
Who would have thought that the people living nearby the incident would have known about it before a newspaper?!
Err it was on the hampshire constabulary facebook page, available for all to see!
And?
[quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]menotyou[/bold] wrote: this exact statement was all over facebook hours ago keep up echo and do some real reporting![/p][/quote]Who would have thought that the people living nearby the incident would have known about it before a newspaper?![/p][/quote]Err it was on the hampshire constabulary facebook page, available for all to see![/p][/quote]And? Georgem
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10:26am Wed 22 Feb 12

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

1 guy shot , and in the LEG !! have a look at the so called nice areas , Cambridge / oxford /and stock broker belt of Surrey . We get away with basically a quiet time as a major CITY . Even Weston / Harefield / Thornhill and Millbrook dont have much hassle considering how many large council estates the city has . JOBCENTRE arson a couple of armed robbery s in local shops , not exactly A CRIME HOTSPOT
1 guy shot , and in the LEG !! have a look at the so called nice areas , Cambridge / oxford /and stock broker belt of Surrey . We get away with basically a quiet time as a major CITY . Even Weston / Harefield / Thornhill and Millbrook dont have much hassle considering how many large council estates the city has . JOBCENTRE arson a couple of armed robbery s in local shops , not exactly A CRIME HOTSPOT SPIKEISLANDTRADER
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11:58am Wed 22 Feb 12

lightsouth says...

Call me a square but personally I dont think people should have guns and shoot people, in the leg or otherwise. Thats just my opinion.
Call me a square but personally I dont think people should have guns and shoot people, in the leg or otherwise. Thats just my opinion. lightsouth
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12:06pm Wed 22 Feb 12

sotonfc says...

David Icke wrote:
tokesta wrote:
sotonfc wrote: ive lived in townhill for years, and live on vanguard its not that bad, if u think 100 flats in a little area ur gona get abit of trouble !! any ways look on youtube and type i hollow earth must see !!!! thats summing more to worry about people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
hahaha are you serious? hollow earth, you need some common sense son and lay off the drugs lol. If it was hollow (which it clearly is not) there would hardly be enough mass to produce the gravity that holds us down to this planet.
Absolutely, to believe in that you may aswell start talking about the secret elite and their shape shifting lizard colony. Now the moon being hollow that's another story...............
hahahaha what a bunch of **** useless dead beat people. u need to wake up and smell the greasy goverment of 2day. i trust no one. not police goverment, they all lie. our earth is fuking hollow gravity ? u no **** about gravity. http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=-f9vctj7p
Iw&feature=BFa&list=
FL5sOSKpiTGB11HT5bs-
WmcA&lf=mh_lolz
[quote][p][bold]David Icke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tokesta[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sotonfc[/bold] wrote: ive lived in townhill for years, and live on vanguard its not that bad, if u think 100 flats in a little area ur gona get abit of trouble !! any ways look on youtube and type i hollow earth must see !!!! thats summing more to worry about people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!![/p][/quote]hahaha are you serious? hollow earth, you need some common sense son and lay off the drugs lol. If it was hollow (which it clearly is not) there would hardly be enough mass to produce the gravity that holds us down to this planet.[/p][/quote]Absolutely, to believe in that you may aswell start talking about the secret elite and their shape shifting lizard colony. Now the moon being hollow that's another story...............[/p][/quote]hahahaha what a bunch of **** useless dead beat people. u need to wake up and smell the greasy goverment of 2day. i trust no one. not police goverment, they all lie. our earth is fuking hollow gravity ? u no **** about gravity. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=-f9vctj7p Iw&feature=BFa&list= FL5sOSKpiTGB11HT5bs- WmcA&lf=mh_lolz sotonfc
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12:08pm Wed 22 Feb 12

sotonfc says...

hope u all die and this world new order **** in. waste of space people are dumb as ****
hope u all die and this world new order **** in. waste of space people are dumb as **** sotonfc
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