Family's terror nightmare continues

Family's terror nightmare continues

Family's terror nightmare continues

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

A HAMPSHIRE family being terrorised by a mystery gang were targeted again when their front door was set fire to for the second time in 24 hours.

The Amiri family, from Parsonage Road, in Southampton, woke to find flames at their front door at around 8am – the same time as the previous morning.

It follows days of harassment by a number of strange men on their doorstep and a burglary on Sunday evening, in which thieves stole £400 in cash and jewellery.

As reported in yesterday’s Daily Echo, Nasser Amiri, his wife Marina and their six children – the youngest of which is two – have been living in constant fear of what will happen next.

Following Monday morning’s suspected arson attack, police installed specialist alarms at the home.

The alarms alerted emergency services yesterday morning, resulting in their arrival at the house within minutes, preventing anyone getting hurt.

Now a number of special measures have been put in place to protect the family from any further attacks.

Anyone with information about the attacks should contact Shirley CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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8:11am Wed 10 Oct 12

MGRA says...

maybe the local coppers should rent out the movie "The French Connection" or "magnum force" and use these as training videos, possibly pick up the tactic called "stake out" !?!? Its as if the police simply don't exist in that post code, well obviously apart from the playmobil copper positioned outside....
maybe the local coppers should rent out the movie "The French Connection" or "magnum force" and use these as training videos, possibly pick up the tactic called "stake out" !?!? Its as if the police simply don't exist in that post code, well obviously apart from the playmobil copper positioned outside.... MGRA
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8:54am Wed 10 Oct 12

Georgem says...

MGRA wrote:
maybe the local coppers should rent out the movie "The French Connection" or "magnum force" and use these as training videos, possibly pick up the tactic called "stake out" !?!? Its as if the police simply don't exist in that post code, well obviously apart from the playmobil copper positioned outside....
Probably quicker to just issue 'Mr Majestyk' and the 'Death Wish' franchise direct to the Amiris. Or even 'Home Alone', if they're desperate.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: maybe the local coppers should rent out the movie "The French Connection" or "magnum force" and use these as training videos, possibly pick up the tactic called "stake out" !?!? Its as if the police simply don't exist in that post code, well obviously apart from the playmobil copper positioned outside....[/p][/quote]Probably quicker to just issue 'Mr Majestyk' and the 'Death Wish' franchise direct to the Amiris. Or even 'Home Alone', if they're desperate. Georgem
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8:55am Wed 10 Oct 12

Georgem says...

I wonder how helpful the Echo is being in reporting this? Are they aggravating the situation? Maybe it'll shame the police into acting though.
I wonder how helpful the Echo is being in reporting this? Are they aggravating the situation? Maybe it'll shame the police into acting though. Georgem
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9:13am Wed 10 Oct 12

sotonwinch09 says...

MGRA wrote:
maybe the local coppers should rent out the movie "The French Connection" or "magnum force" and use these as training videos, possibly pick up the tactic called "stake out" !?!? Its as if the police simply don't exist in that post code, well obviously apart from the playmobil copper positioned outside....
Do you really think they have enough money to have a couple of officers on a stake out for 8 hours?

If this is what you wan't then write to your MP as it is the government who cut police numbers.
[quote][p][bold]MGRA[/bold] wrote: maybe the local coppers should rent out the movie "The French Connection" or "magnum force" and use these as training videos, possibly pick up the tactic called "stake out" !?!? Its as if the police simply don't exist in that post code, well obviously apart from the playmobil copper positioned outside....[/p][/quote]Do you really think they have enough money to have a couple of officers on a stake out for 8 hours? If this is what you wan't then write to your MP as it is the government who cut police numbers. sotonwinch09
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9:16am Wed 10 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

Several joky posts, but none condemning the action that could actually injure or kill any number of innocent people. Just another snipe at a Police Force who are being short changed by Politicians, what do expect from a Force that has one hand tied behind its back, that's a message that tells people they can do what they like as the chances of being caught are negligible and if caught punishment will be weak.
Several joky posts, but none condemning the action that could actually injure or kill any number of innocent people. Just another snipe at a Police Force who are being short changed by Politicians, what do expect from a Force that has one hand tied behind its back, that's a message that tells people they can do what they like as the chances of being caught are negligible and if caught punishment will be weak. OSPREYSAINT
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9:29am Wed 10 Oct 12

Big Mac says...

Nice to see all the positivity posting this morning. Let's hope you never need to call on the police to assist you.
Nice to see all the positivity posting this morning. Let's hope you never need to call on the police to assist you. Big Mac
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9:45am Wed 10 Oct 12

Georgem says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Several joky posts, but none condemning the action that could actually injure or kill any number of innocent people. Just another snipe at a Police Force who are being short changed by Politicians, what do expect from a Force that has one hand tied behind its back, that's a message that tells people they can do what they like as the chances of being caught are negligible and if caught punishment will be weak.
I wouldn't think explicit condemnation of arson would be necessary.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Several joky posts, but none condemning the action that could actually injure or kill any number of innocent people. Just another snipe at a Police Force who are being short changed by Politicians, what do expect from a Force that has one hand tied behind its back, that's a message that tells people they can do what they like as the chances of being caught are negligible and if caught punishment will be weak.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't think explicit condemnation of arson would be necessary. Georgem
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10:07am Wed 10 Oct 12

Tone says...

Big Mac wrote:
Nice to see all the positivity posting this morning. Let's hope you never need to call on the police to assist you.
I hope I don't either given what happened last time I did. Badly beaten girl in the street, bruised, screaming and bleeding from the mouth from where her boyfriend had punched her in the face. I went out and the boyfriend disappeared - she said he was threatening to kill her, so I called the boys in blue - waited with her for quarter of an hour (she was convinced he was going to find her again to kill her) and I got a call back from the switchboard to say "do you still need us as it has been a busy night and it'll be a while before we can come out?". Fantastic. Put her in a taxi to her mum's place. No idea what happened from that point forward, as psychotic boyfriend clearly knew where her mum lived too, and I did see him driving around looking for her.

So yes, I really do hope I never need to call on the police to assist me, you're spot on with that one.
[quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: Nice to see all the positivity posting this morning. Let's hope you never need to call on the police to assist you.[/p][/quote]I hope I don't either given what happened last time I did. Badly beaten girl in the street, bruised, screaming and bleeding from the mouth from where her boyfriend had punched her in the face. I went out and the boyfriend disappeared - she said he was threatening to kill her, so I called the boys in blue - waited with her for quarter of an hour (she was convinced he was going to find her again to kill her) and I got a call back from the switchboard to say "do you still need us as it has been a busy night and it'll be a while before we can come out?". Fantastic. Put her in a taxi to her mum's place. No idea what happened from that point forward, as psychotic boyfriend clearly knew where her mum lived too, and I did see him driving around looking for her. So yes, I really do hope I never need to call on the police to assist me, you're spot on with that one. Tone
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10:44am Wed 10 Oct 12

On the inside says...

It feels like there is more to this story than we are being told. Although given the low intelligence of Echo reporters this is not unusual.
It feels like there is more to this story than we are being told. Although given the low intelligence of Echo reporters this is not unusual. On the inside
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11:09am Wed 10 Oct 12

miltonarcher says...

Tone wrote:
Big Mac wrote:
Nice to see all the positivity posting this morning. Let's hope you never need to call on the police to assist you.
I hope I don't either given what happened last time I did. Badly beaten girl in the street, bruised, screaming and bleeding from the mouth from where her boyfriend had punched her in the face. I went out and the boyfriend disappeared - she said he was threatening to kill her, so I called the boys in blue - waited with her for quarter of an hour (she was convinced he was going to find her again to kill her) and I got a call back from the switchboard to say "do you still need us as it has been a busy night and it'll be a while before we can come out?". Fantastic. Put her in a taxi to her mum's place. No idea what happened from that point forward, as psychotic boyfriend clearly knew where her mum lived too, and I did see him driving around looking for her.

So yes, I really do hope I never need to call on the police to assist me, you're spot on with that one.
Perhaps you should pop into the town centre one evening and have a chat to the drunken slobs who occupy the police with their antisocial antics. Then slip along to the local council estate and try and deal with the drink fuelled domestic disputes.
[quote][p][bold]Tone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: Nice to see all the positivity posting this morning. Let's hope you never need to call on the police to assist you.[/p][/quote]I hope I don't either given what happened last time I did. Badly beaten girl in the street, bruised, screaming and bleeding from the mouth from where her boyfriend had punched her in the face. I went out and the boyfriend disappeared - she said he was threatening to kill her, so I called the boys in blue - waited with her for quarter of an hour (she was convinced he was going to find her again to kill her) and I got a call back from the switchboard to say "do you still need us as it has been a busy night and it'll be a while before we can come out?". Fantastic. Put her in a taxi to her mum's place. No idea what happened from that point forward, as psychotic boyfriend clearly knew where her mum lived too, and I did see him driving around looking for her. So yes, I really do hope I never need to call on the police to assist me, you're spot on with that one.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you should pop into the town centre one evening and have a chat to the drunken slobs who occupy the police with their antisocial antics. Then slip along to the local council estate and try and deal with the drink fuelled domestic disputes. miltonarcher
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1:25pm Wed 10 Oct 12

SotonLad says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Tone wrote:
Big Mac wrote:
Nice to see all the positivity posting this morning. Let's hope you never need to call on the police to assist you.
I hope I don't either given what happened last time I did. Badly beaten girl in the street, bruised, screaming and bleeding from the mouth from where her boyfriend had punched her in the face. I went out and the boyfriend disappeared - she said he was threatening to kill her, so I called the boys in blue - waited with her for quarter of an hour (she was convinced he was going to find her again to kill her) and I got a call back from the switchboard to say "do you still need us as it has been a busy night and it'll be a while before we can come out?". Fantastic. Put her in a taxi to her mum's place. No idea what happened from that point forward, as psychotic boyfriend clearly knew where her mum lived too, and I did see him driving around looking for her.

So yes, I really do hope I never need to call on the police to assist me, you're spot on with that one.
Perhaps you should pop into the town centre one evening and have a chat to the drunken slobs who occupy the police with their antisocial antics. Then slip along to the local council estate and try and deal with the drink fuelled domestic disputes.
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tone[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Big Mac[/bold] wrote: Nice to see all the positivity posting this morning. Let's hope you never need to call on the police to assist you.[/p][/quote]I hope I don't either given what happened last time I did. Badly beaten girl in the street, bruised, screaming and bleeding from the mouth from where her boyfriend had punched her in the face. I went out and the boyfriend disappeared - she said he was threatening to kill her, so I called the boys in blue - waited with her for quarter of an hour (she was convinced he was going to find her again to kill her) and I got a call back from the switchboard to say "do you still need us as it has been a busy night and it'll be a while before we can come out?". Fantastic. Put her in a taxi to her mum's place. No idea what happened from that point forward, as psychotic boyfriend clearly knew where her mum lived too, and I did see him driving around looking for her. So yes, I really do hope I never need to call on the police to assist me, you're spot on with that one.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you should pop into the town centre one evening and have a chat to the drunken slobs who occupy the police with their antisocial antics. Then slip along to the local council estate and try and deal with the drink fuelled domestic disputes.[/p][/quote]Well said. SotonLad
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2:20pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Nicole23 says...

6 children, really ? Thats a bit Dickensian isnt it.
6 children, really ? Thats a bit Dickensian isnt it. Nicole23
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10:52pm Wed 10 Oct 12

dolomiteman says...

Georgem wrote:
I wonder how helpful the Echo is being in reporting this? Are they aggravating the situation? Maybe it'll shame the police into acting though.
Or maybe it will nudge someone into reporting who has done this or a witness who saw the yobs in the area.

If you saw someone walking along the street carrying a fuel can you wouldn't think anything off it would you, untill you read in the papers about the arson attack that happened.
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: I wonder how helpful the Echo is being in reporting this? Are they aggravating the situation? Maybe it'll shame the police into acting though.[/p][/quote]Or maybe it will nudge someone into reporting who has done this or a witness who saw the yobs in the area. If you saw someone walking along the street carrying a fuel can you wouldn't think anything off it would you, untill you read in the papers about the arson attack that happened. dolomiteman
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11:07pm Wed 10 Oct 12

IronLady2010 says...

Around 8AM, sounds like school children perhaps? Most of the locals are passed out at 8AM.
Around 8AM, sounds like school children perhaps? Most of the locals are passed out at 8AM. IronLady2010
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