Police cannot rule out possibility attacks may be linked

Daily Echo: Police close off Brintons Road, Six Dials after a stabbing in the early hours of Sunday. Police close off Brintons Road, Six Dials after a stabbing in the early hours of Sunday.

FOUR young men are in hospital today after 24 hours of knife attacks on the streets of Southampton.

Two men are in a serious condition after being repeatedly stabbed just hours after another two men were knifed in the street yards just away.

Police said they could not rule out the possibility of the attacks being linked.

Yesterday specialist officers sealed off streets in Northam in the hunt for clues.

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The drama began when officers were called to an area near the forecourt of the High Q garage, in Parsonage Road, Northam, following a 999 call from a member of the public in the early hours of Saturday.

Then in the early hours of Sunday police got another call out to a stabbing in nearby Six Dials where a third man, in his 20s, had been repeatedly stabbed but managed to phone for an ambulance.

As police were at Southampton General Hospital another man staggered in with a number of knife wounds.

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12:16pm Mon 3 Aug 09

Paramjit Bahia says...

And extremely well paid local face in Brown's cabinet John Denham will like us to believe that Southampton has become safe under New Labour.

Their local mouth pieces may believe in flying pigs, thankfully most people do not.
And extremely well paid local face in Brown's cabinet John Denham will like us to believe that Southampton has become safe under New Labour. Their local mouth pieces may believe in flying pigs, thankfully most people do not. Paramjit Bahia

12:28pm Mon 3 Aug 09

peasant says...

All will no doubt be described by the Police as isolated incidents in the near future!
All will no doubt be described by the Police as isolated incidents in the near future! peasant

12:34pm Mon 3 Aug 09

hulla baloo says...

peasant wrote:
All will no doubt be described by the Police as isolated incidents in the near future!
"isolated incidents in the near future"

They have happened already, unless your crystal ball predicts more.
[quote][p][bold]peasant[/bold] wrote: All will no doubt be described by the Police as isolated incidents in the near future![/p][/quote]"isolated incidents in the near future" They have happened already, unless your crystal ball predicts more. hulla baloo

12:37pm Mon 3 Aug 09

Condor Man says...

A few weeks ago The News Of The World held a conference in Southampton about knife crime, featuring the mother of Lewis Singleton among others. I think we live in a dream world if we believe we are immune to these things. There needs to be a stronger police presence in the city.
A few weeks ago The News Of The World held a conference in Southampton about knife crime, featuring the mother of Lewis Singleton among others. I think we live in a dream world if we believe we are immune to these things. There needs to be a stronger police presence in the city. Condor Man

12:46pm Mon 3 Aug 09

SotonLad says...

These are not random attacks on innocent people walking the streets, these are people known to each other and fighting each other using knives. So to the general public Southampton is safe. As they say, you play with knives, you'll get hurt.
These are not random attacks on innocent people walking the streets, these are people known to each other and fighting each other using knives. So to the general public Southampton is safe. As they say, you play with knives, you'll get hurt. SotonLad

1:11pm Mon 3 Aug 09

antichav says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
And extremely well paid local face in Brown's cabinet John Denham will like us to believe that Southampton has become safe under New Labour. Their local mouth pieces may believe in flying pigs, thankfully most people do not.
Are you mad?! We're under a conservative Council who it may have escaped your attention are planning to cut the amount of enforcement officers on the street!
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: And extremely well paid local face in Brown's cabinet John Denham will like us to believe that Southampton has become safe under New Labour. Their local mouth pieces may believe in flying pigs, thankfully most people do not. [/p][/quote]Are you mad?! We're under a conservative Council who it may have escaped your attention are planning to cut the amount of enforcement officers on the street! antichav

1:16pm Mon 3 Aug 09

Bam Boozler says...

Donald2000 wrote:
I think its about time that the council shut down the Northam estate and the disgusting public house with it. This estate is a seed bed and fermenting plant of all the crime in the area, with buses being robbed, gang violence, drugs and now two stabbings in two days. When are the police going to swamp the area and get rid of the scum that is poisoning our society there. Surely we dont have to put up with this nonsense for much longer. And yes, they know who they are, if they are reading this.
You kidding?
At least we know where they are. Where would they go? You want them as your neighbours? Lock them in the estate and let them take eachother out - last one standing gets locked up for life, problem solved!
[quote][p][bold]Donald2000[/bold] wrote: I think its about time that the council shut down the Northam estate and the disgusting public house with it. This estate is a seed bed and fermenting plant of all the crime in the area, with buses being robbed, gang violence, drugs and now two stabbings in two days. When are the police going to swamp the area and get rid of the scum that is poisoning our society there. Surely we dont have to put up with this nonsense for much longer. And yes, they know who they are, if they are reading this.[/p][/quote]You kidding? At least we know where they are. Where would they go? You want them as your neighbours? Lock them in the estate and let them take eachother out - last one standing gets locked up for life, problem solved! Bam Boozler

1:18pm Mon 3 Aug 09

Nearly an OAP says...

These "isolated incidents" are happening very frequently nowadays it seems. High profile policing might help using tasers, stormtrooper traffic wardens certainly won't. A new type of police for this country could be put on the streets now before too many people are murdered, similar to the paramilitary units in most of europe.
These "isolated incidents" are happening very frequently nowadays it seems. High profile policing might help using tasers, stormtrooper traffic wardens certainly won't. A new type of police for this country could be put on the streets now before too many people are murdered, similar to the paramilitary units in most of europe. Nearly an OAP

2:30pm Mon 3 Aug 09

Keith Oftergrass says...

It certainly sounds like a tit-for-tat gang thing..... in which case we should just let them get on with it provided decent people aren't harmed.

Why are we wasting NHS resources on them though ?
It certainly sounds like a tit-for-tat gang thing..... in which case we should just let them get on with it provided decent people aren't harmed. Why are we wasting NHS resources on them though ? Keith Oftergrass

3:06pm Mon 3 Aug 09

freemantlegirl2 says...

SotonLad wrote:
These are not random attacks on innocent people walking the streets, these are people known to each other and fighting each other using knives. So to the general public Southampton is safe. As they say, you play with knives, you'll get hurt.
Spot on SotonLad, this is not about random attacks it's gangs. That culture needs changing not Southampton! It's actually not as bad here, believe it or not as other major cities. As someone rightly said the other day, penalties (prison) for even carrying knives isn't enough it seems. As for displacing the majority of people who are law abiding on the Northam Estate - well that's ridiculous!

Southampton Police are stretched to the limit, they need more support and funding.
[quote][p][bold]SotonLad[/bold] wrote: These are not random attacks on innocent people walking the streets, these are people known to each other and fighting each other using knives. So to the general public Southampton is safe. As they say, you play with knives, you'll get hurt.[/p][/quote]Spot on SotonLad, this is not about random attacks it's gangs. That culture needs changing not Southampton! It's actually not as bad here, believe it or not as other major cities. As someone rightly said the other day, penalties (prison) for even carrying knives isn't enough it seems. As for displacing the majority of people who are law abiding on the Northam Estate - well that's ridiculous! Southampton Police are stretched to the limit, they need more support and funding. freemantlegirl2

3:24pm Mon 3 Aug 09

King Mush says...

It's just another crime-ridden ghetto and we can only feel sorry for the usual silent majority of decent people who are trapped in this dumping ground.


This is an everyday ongoing story of chav 'gangs' and will be followed by the usual 'reprisals' and all that goes with this dead end way of life.


Times have changed and we could do with the kind of no-nonsense policing as seen in other countries.

Once upon a time - these other countries respected our system and reasonable crime management.


We now live in drug-booze-ridden times along with importing the dregs of Eastern Europe, Africa and beyond - bringing their own brand of home grown lawlessness.

A civil guard style is needed but the left wishy washy do-gooders would be bleating about 'Yuman rights' and all that goes with some good old fashioned control (with batons, tear gas, water cannon etc)
It's just another crime-ridden ghetto and we can only feel sorry for the usual silent majority of decent people who are trapped in this dumping ground. This is an everyday ongoing story of chav 'gangs' and will be followed by the usual 'reprisals' and all that goes with this dead end way of life. Times have changed and we could do with the kind of no-nonsense policing as seen in other countries. Once upon a time - these other countries respected our system and reasonable crime management. We now live in drug-booze-ridden times along with importing the dregs of Eastern Europe, Africa and beyond - bringing their own brand of home grown lawlessness. A civil guard style is needed but the left wishy washy do-gooders would be bleating about 'Yuman rights' and all that goes with some good old fashioned control (with batons, tear gas, water cannon etc) King Mush

3:38pm Mon 3 Aug 09

greystonesben says...

Completely agree with the majority of these messages. Chav culture is taking over and kids carying knives seem to be the norm now which is disgusting!

I look at the other story in the Echo today about that 'gang' of chavs who held a disabled man at knife point. What low life scum these people are. If I ruled this world, they would be shot. Increase the strength of the human gene pool in a single shot, as these mongs will never learn, they will always be a burden on soceity and there offspring after them and so on!
Completely agree with the majority of these messages. Chav culture is taking over and kids carying knives seem to be the norm now which is disgusting! I look at the other story in the Echo today about that 'gang' of chavs who held a disabled man at knife point. What low life scum these people are. If I ruled this world, they would be shot. Increase the strength of the human gene pool in a single shot, as these mongs will never learn, they will always be a burden on soceity and there offspring after them and so on! greystonesben

4:33pm Mon 3 Aug 09

News Fanatic says...

I do not think there is a solution to the problem of knife crime.

"Lock them up'' say some.

It will not solve the problem.

Why? If punishment were a deterrent there would be no murders in the USA because they still execute killers.
I do not think there is a solution to the problem of knife crime. "Lock them up'' say some. It will not solve the problem. Why? If punishment were a deterrent there would be no murders in the USA because they still execute killers. News Fanatic

4:50pm Mon 3 Aug 09

Paramjit Bahia says...

antichav wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote: And extremely well paid local face in Brown's cabinet John Denham will like us to believe that Southampton has become safe under New Labour. Their local mouth pieces may believe in flying pigs, thankfully most people do not.
Are you mad?! We're under a conservative Council who it may have escaped your attention are planning to cut the amount of enforcement officers on the street!
No I have not gone mad, only disease I suffer from is that I can’t help telling the truth.

Policing is the responsibility of Chief Constable, Home Secretary and the Police Authority. Clever person like you should know which party last former dope smoker and sex video claiment and the current Home Secretaries belong to. In case you do not want to know that it is New Labour the same sound bite specialist’s party of which the Chairwoman of Hampshire Police Authority is prominent member; who also happen to be Southampton Councillor (I think Northam estate is part of her ward) who probably is also the highest claimant of allowances amongst the councillors in the city.


What Tories are doing away with are not the Police Officers but plastic cops who were also invented by the New Labour government. Personally speaking I may be allergic to the Tories and given the chance would like to blame them for everything. But in all fairness most of the blame in this case lies squarely at the door step of New Labour, which has enthusiastically cuddled up to Thatcherism, and betrayed virtually every good old Labour value.
[quote][p][bold]antichav[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: And extremely well paid local face in Brown's cabinet John Denham will like us to believe that Southampton has become safe under New Labour. Their local mouth pieces may believe in flying pigs, thankfully most people do not. [/p][/quote]Are you mad?! We're under a conservative Council who it may have escaped your attention are planning to cut the amount of enforcement officers on the street! [/p][/quote]No I have not gone mad, only disease I suffer from is that I can’t help telling the truth. Policing is the responsibility of Chief Constable, Home Secretary and the Police Authority. Clever person like you should know which party last former dope smoker and sex video claiment and the current Home Secretaries belong to. In case you do not want to know that it is New Labour the same sound bite specialist’s party of which the Chairwoman of Hampshire Police Authority is prominent member; who also happen to be Southampton Councillor (I think Northam estate is part of her ward) who probably is also the highest claimant of allowances amongst the councillors in the city. What Tories are doing away with are not the Police Officers but plastic cops who were also invented by the New Labour government. Personally speaking I may be allergic to the Tories and given the chance would like to blame them for everything. But in all fairness most of the blame in this case lies squarely at the door step of New Labour, which has enthusiastically cuddled up to Thatcherism, and betrayed virtually every good old Labour value. Paramjit Bahia

4:50pm Mon 3 Aug 09

King Mush says...

News Fanatic wrote:
I do not think there is a solution to the problem of knife crime.

"Lock them up'' say some.

It will not solve the problem.

Why? If punishment were a deterrent there would be no murders in the USA because they still execute killers.
If they lock them up then the scum are off the streets.


Therefore - less stabbings. Q.E.D.?

Not a 'solution' but a better way than current softly softly approaches.


As for the USA - there are loads of convicted proven killers languishing on Death Row in some states.

Why not get rid of them all? Maybe not a 'deterrent' to some, but at least they will not re-offend (usually within the prison walls)

If more do-gooders or their families/friends/nei
ghbours were on the receiving end of these slimeballs then I'm sure we would soon see a reversal of their liberal attitudes.


Likewise a few MPs. Oh sorry - I'm forgetting- they usually live in safe secure environments far away from the hellholes

[quote][p][bold]News Fanatic[/bold] wrote: I do not think there is a solution to the problem of knife crime. "Lock them up'' say some. It will not solve the problem. Why? If punishment were a deterrent there would be no murders in the USA because they still execute killers.[/p][/quote]If they lock them up then the scum are off the streets. Therefore - less stabbings. Q.E.D.? Not a 'solution' but a better way than current softly softly approaches. As for the USA - there are loads of convicted proven killers languishing on Death Row in some states. Why not get rid of them all? Maybe not a 'deterrent' to some, but at least they will not re-offend (usually within the prison walls) If more do-gooders or their families/friends/nei ghbours were on the receiving end of these slimeballs then I'm sure we would soon see a reversal of their liberal attitudes. Likewise a few MPs. Oh sorry - I'm forgetting- they usually live in safe secure environments far away from the hellholes King Mush

7:03pm Mon 3 Aug 09

Saints Mike says...

Paramjit Bahia wrote:
And extremely well paid local face in Brown's cabinet John Denham will like us to believe that Southampton has become safe under New Labour.

Their local mouth pieces may believe in flying pigs, thankfully most people do not.
I can not believe you blame John Denham for everything again and again its the same old story from you.

I can't wait the headline, There's loo roll in the public toilets, Paramjit blames John Denhan,
The traffic light turned making me late for work, Paramjit says it's John Denhan fault,

Paramjit you are unreal, you claim your friends with John Denham and you have known him for years, well with like you, you don't enemies.

Did he beat you in an election years ago?
[quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: And extremely well paid local face in Brown's cabinet John Denham will like us to believe that Southampton has become safe under New Labour. Their local mouth pieces may believe in flying pigs, thankfully most people do not. [/p][/quote]I can not believe you blame John Denham for everything again and again its the same old story from you. I can't wait the headline, There's loo roll in the public toilets, Paramjit blames John Denhan, The traffic light turned making me late for work, Paramjit says it's John Denhan fault, Paramjit you are unreal, you claim your friends with John Denham and you have known him for years, well with like you, you don't enemies. Did he beat you in an election years ago? Saints Mike

4:38am Tue 4 Aug 09

Paramjit Bahia says...

Saints Mike wrote:
Paramjit Bahia wrote: And extremely well paid local face in Brown's cabinet John Denham will like us to believe that Southampton has become safe under New Labour. Their local mouth pieces may believe in flying pigs, thankfully most people do not.
I can not believe you blame John Denham for everything again and again its the same old story from you. I can't wait the headline, There's loo roll in the public toilets, Paramjit blames John Denhan, The traffic light turned making me late for work, Paramjit says it's John Denhan fault, Paramjit you are unreal, you claim your friends with John Denham and you have known him for years, well with like you, you don't enemies. Did he beat you in an election years ago?
Mike you are entitled to your ill-informed opinions, and presume whatever your closed mind can possibly imagine. Fact remains I and John Denham have never contested elections against each other. Even if we had, both of us are not childish like you that we would sulk over the results.

No I do not always blame John for everything, so your statement is a lie. On some issues I have often spoken very highly of him, and on others I have also criticised him because he is the part of the government whose policies are not my cup of tea. In our so called free society there is no ban on expressing opinions, so if you do not like or agree with what I write, it is your problem not mine.
[quote][p][bold]Saints Mike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paramjit Bahia[/bold] wrote: And extremely well paid local face in Brown's cabinet John Denham will like us to believe that Southampton has become safe under New Labour. Their local mouth pieces may believe in flying pigs, thankfully most people do not. [/p][/quote]I can not believe you blame John Denham for everything again and again its the same old story from you. I can't wait the headline, There's loo roll in the public toilets, Paramjit blames John Denhan, The traffic light turned making me late for work, Paramjit says it's John Denhan fault, Paramjit you are unreal, you claim your friends with John Denham and you have known him for years, well with like you, you don't enemies. Did he beat you in an election years ago? [/p][/quote]Mike you are entitled to your ill-informed opinions, and presume whatever your closed mind can possibly imagine. Fact remains I and John Denham have never contested elections against each other. Even if we had, both of us are not childish like you that we would sulk over the results. No I do not always blame John for everything, so your statement is a lie. On some issues I have often spoken very highly of him, and on others I have also criticised him because he is the part of the government whose policies are not my cup of tea. In our so called free society there is no ban on expressing opinions, so if you do not like or agree with what I write, it is your problem not mine. Paramjit Bahia

7:21am Tue 4 Aug 09

bumblysaint says...

All part of Labour's
tough on crime policy.
Come on then Mr Denham,enlighten us as to why you're so proud of our safe streets,or is it you're just another out and out liar protecting your very well paid job who in reality doesn't give a hoot for the safety of the people you're supposed to be representing.
Yeah, that's it isin't it.
All part of Labour's tough on crime policy. Come on then Mr Denham,enlighten us as to why you're so proud of our safe streets,or is it you're just another out and out liar protecting your very well paid job who in reality doesn't give a hoot for the safety of the people you're supposed to be representing. Yeah, that's it isin't it. bumblysaint

12:03pm Tue 4 Aug 09

Jerry Parsons says...

I'm sure that Mr Denham will come out with some tough sound bites and 'action plans' just as soon as elections loom again.

Until then.....
I'm sure that Mr Denham will come out with some tough sound bites and 'action plans' just as soon as elections loom again. Until then..... Jerry Parsons

1:37pm Tue 4 Aug 09

bumblysaint says...

Why is there no
Have Your Say on the report that the odious creep Mark Oaten has written a book about his affair with a rent boy.
Is there nothing this
family man won't do to make money.
Just the sort of chap
you want to represent
you,to help make laws
which govern you isin't he,still he fits the bill perfectly as a modern day politician, greedy,
full of himself,no
honour,with the morals of an alley cat albeit a Tom.
Hope his book fails.
Why is there no Have Your Say on the report that the odious creep Mark Oaten has written a book about his affair with a rent boy. Is there nothing this family man won't do to make money. Just the sort of chap you want to represent you,to help make laws which govern you isin't he,still he fits the bill perfectly as a modern day politician, greedy, full of himself,no honour,with the morals of an alley cat albeit a Tom. Hope his book fails. bumblysaint

2:49pm Tue 4 Aug 09

goard says...

It so happens that the four stabbings and no doubt they were taken to Soton Gen.Hospital are possibly the cause of my daughter not being operated on two days running and she was considered an emergency, because ever more urgent cases came in during the night. One never realises what a catastrophic consequence can happen because such evil people are trying to kill each other and has a knock-on effect on other people's lives.
Doctors have found a slot this afternoon but the stress is unimaginable.

goard
It so happens that the four stabbings and no doubt they were taken to Soton Gen.Hospital are possibly the cause of my daughter not being operated on two days running and she was considered an emergency, because ever more urgent cases came in during the night. One never realises what a catastrophic consequence can happen because such evil people are trying to kill each other and has a knock-on effect on other people's lives. Doctors have found a slot this afternoon but the stress is unimaginable. goard goard

3:19pm Tue 4 Aug 09

opavian says...

As a Sotonian born and bred living in Eastern Europe I recently came home for a week. I was amazed at how few police I saw on the beat. I live in a town of 60,000 and I see a far greater degree of police presence on the streets, and there is a fraction of the crime..any link I wonder?
As a Sotonian born and bred living in Eastern Europe I recently came home for a week. I was amazed at how few police I saw on the beat. I live in a town of 60,000 and I see a far greater degree of police presence on the streets, and there is a fraction of the crime..any link I wonder? opavian

4:26pm Tue 4 Aug 09

Snowman says...

Opavian, maybe thats why the're all heading for UK......The whole world is getting angrier and angrier, violent crime on the increase wether there is the death penalty or not (only some states have it ) . There were two stabbing deaths here last weekend , ( small community compared to So'ton) . The first post today says a lot. We have cops with guns and tazers,doesn't stop the miscreants of society though. Hope all goes OK today Goard.. ( from an ex- SW school too ) .. ciao.
Opavian, maybe thats why the're all heading for UK......The whole world is getting angrier and angrier, violent crime on the increase wether there is the death penalty or not (only some states have it ) . There were two stabbing deaths here last weekend , ( small community compared to So'ton) . The first post today says a lot. We have cops with guns and tazers,doesn't stop the miscreants of society though. Hope all goes OK today Goard.. ( from an ex- SW school too ) .. ciao. Snowman

4:27pm Tue 4 Aug 09

Snowman says...

Opavian, maybe thats why the're all heading for UK......The whole world is getting angrier and angrier, violent crime on the increase wether there is the death penalty or not (only some states have it ) . There were two stabbing deaths here last weekend , ( small community compared to So'ton) . The first post today says a lot. We have cops with guns and tazers,doesn't stop the miscreants of society though. Hope all goes OK today Goard.. ( from an ex- SW school too ) .. ciao.
Opavian, maybe thats why the're all heading for UK......The whole world is getting angrier and angrier, violent crime on the increase wether there is the death penalty or not (only some states have it ) . There were two stabbing deaths here last weekend , ( small community compared to So'ton) . The first post today says a lot. We have cops with guns and tazers,doesn't stop the miscreants of society though. Hope all goes OK today Goard.. ( from an ex- SW school too ) .. ciao. Snowman

8:23pm Tue 4 Aug 09

King Mush says...

goard wrote:
It so happens that the four stabbings and no doubt they were taken to Soton Gen.Hospital are possibly the cause of my daughter not being operated on two days running and she was considered an emergency, because ever more urgent cases came in during the night. One never realises what a catastrophic consequence can happen because such evil people are trying to kill each other and has a knock-on effect on other people's lives.
Doctors have found a slot this afternoon but the stress is unimaginable.

goard
Lucky she wasnt on an emergency alert over the weekend nights.


Far more serious cases of boozed up drug-taking idiots and brawlers to prioritise.

'Urgent' cases arent they?

Why don't these idiots get invoiced for these self-inflicted avoidable admissions?


The revenue would help solve the NHS crisis.


Hope the girl is OK
[quote][p][bold]goard[/bold] wrote: It so happens that the four stabbings and no doubt they were taken to Soton Gen.Hospital are possibly the cause of my daughter not being operated on two days running and she was considered an emergency, because ever more urgent cases came in during the night. One never realises what a catastrophic consequence can happen because such evil people are trying to kill each other and has a knock-on effect on other people's lives. Doctors have found a slot this afternoon but the stress is unimaginable. goard [/p][/quote]Lucky she wasnt on an emergency alert over the weekend nights. Far more serious cases of boozed up drug-taking idiots and brawlers to prioritise. 'Urgent' cases arent they? Why don't these idiots get invoiced for these self-inflicted avoidable admissions? The revenue would help solve the NHS crisis. Hope the girl is OK King Mush

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