Appeal for ‘stabbing’ witnesses in Southampton

Daily Echo: Appeal for ‘stabbing’ witnesses Appeal for ‘stabbing’ witnesses

MAN was “stabbed” in the back during a late night disturbance involving 20 young people.

The 23-year-old man and his friends were approached by members of a large crowd in Acacia Road which had just streamed out of a house party.

Police believe he was assaulted somewhere in the area of Merryoak Road, Cornel Road and Blackthorn Road, on Saturday night sometime between 11pm and 11.30pm.

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Will Reid said: “He has received an apparent stab wound to his back. The injury is not lifethreatening and the victim was able to leave hospital the following afternoon.

“I would like thank witnesses and members of the public who have helped police with information so far. The type of rowdy behaviour and disorder reported in this area on Saturday will never be tolerated by police.

“There were many people nearby around the time of this alleged assault. We’re appealing to them directly to come forward and tell us what they saw and who may have been responsible.”

A 16-year-old girl from Southampton was arrested yesterday afternoon on suspicion of assault. She was later released with no further action.

Witnesses or anyone with information can contact CID at Bitterne police station by phoning 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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9:30am Mon 3 Sep 12

Georgem says...

Why was he "stabbed" and not just stabbed?
Why was he "stabbed" and not just stabbed? Georgem
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10:38am Mon 3 Sep 12

XxXbabycakesXxX says...

as bad as it sounds i'm not surprised at all, I live in the area and wish to god that i never moved here everyday, the ASB that is on this estate is unreal and the amount of times i have had to call the police is nearly in the hundrads,I have had 6 push bikes stolen and a motor bike stolen in the 2 half years that i have lived here, I have said before and will say again we need CCTV here it will reduced the amount of ASB and drug dealing and thefts and hopefully make it a safer and happier place to live at the moment me and my family are not safe or happy.
as bad as it sounds i'm not surprised at all, I live in the area and wish to god that i never moved here everyday, the ASB that is on this estate is unreal and the amount of times i have had to call the police is nearly in the hundrads,I have had 6 push bikes stolen and a motor bike stolen in the 2 half years that i have lived here, I have said before and will say again we need CCTV here it will reduced the amount of ASB and drug dealing and thefts and hopefully make it a safer and happier place to live at the moment me and my family are not safe or happy. XxXbabycakesXxX
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12:59pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Taskforce 141 says...

Sadly I live right next to this estate and the scum that live there (not all residents) .

"The type of rowdy behaviour and disorder reported in this area on Saturday will never be tolerated by police." - Erm ****! nigh on every weekend there is a brawl outside of the Legion next to this estate and several times the police have to get involved yet it is still allowed to operate and keep its licence.

The youth in the area are absolute scum and are such because their parents are either the same way or simply do not care. It is highly sad that people do not let their children out to play at the verasity play ground due to the amount of crime and asb associated with the local youths who seem to reside in the merryoak estate.
Sadly I live right next to this estate and the scum that live there (not all residents) . "The type of rowdy behaviour and disorder reported in this area on Saturday will never be tolerated by police." - Erm ****! nigh on every weekend there is a brawl outside of the Legion next to this estate and several times the police have to get involved yet it is still allowed to operate and keep its licence. The youth in the area are absolute scum and are such because their parents are either the same way or simply do not care. It is highly sad that people do not let their children out to play at the verasity play ground due to the amount of crime and asb associated with the local youths who seem to reside in the merryoak estate. Taskforce 141
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1:50pm Mon 3 Sep 12

bazzeroz says...

I have lived on Merry Oak estate for over 25 years and brought 3 kids up. (Only once have the police been at my door for one of my kids and that was mistaken identity) One skateboard has been nicked in that time. Now... there are certain pockets of trouble on this estate (and other estates as well) and the residents know where they are and the people (use the term lightly) involved. Shop them is what I'd do. I don't give a monkey's what anyone else thinks, shop 'em. We had a residents association a few years ago and it lasted about a year if that. People are all to keen to moan about their area but too frightened to do anything about it because of reprisals. This doesn't have to be the case. There are anonymous numbers you can call and, report EVERYTHING yes, everything to the council or your local councillor and keep a record of it. That's what I do and you will be surprised if, you all stick together what can be achieved. Merry Oak residents are, on the whole nice people. Don't put up with the scum!
I have lived on Merry Oak estate for over 25 years and brought 3 kids up. (Only once have the police been at my door for one of my kids and that was mistaken identity) One skateboard has been nicked in that time. Now... there are certain pockets of trouble on this estate (and other estates as well) and the residents know where they are and the people (use the term lightly) involved. Shop them is what I'd do. I don't give a monkey's what anyone else thinks, shop 'em. We had a residents association a few years ago and it lasted about a year if that. People are all to keen to moan about their area but too frightened to do anything about it because of reprisals. This doesn't have to be the case. There are anonymous numbers you can call and, report EVERYTHING yes, everything to the council or your local councillor and keep a record of it. That's what I do and you will be surprised if, you all stick together what can be achieved. Merry Oak residents are, on the whole nice people. Don't put up with the scum! bazzeroz
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2:11pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Dasal says...

bazzeroz wrote:
I have lived on Merry Oak estate for over 25 years and brought 3 kids up. (Only once have the police been at my door for one of my kids and that was mistaken identity) One skateboard has been nicked in that time. Now... there are certain pockets of trouble on this estate (and other estates as well) and the residents know where they are and the people (use the term lightly) involved. Shop them is what I'd do. I don't give a monkey's what anyone else thinks, shop 'em. We had a residents association a few years ago and it lasted about a year if that. People are all to keen to moan about their area but too frightened to do anything about it because of reprisals. This doesn't have to be the case. There are anonymous numbers you can call and, report EVERYTHING yes, everything to the council or your local councillor and keep a record of it. That's what I do and you will be surprised if, you all stick together what can be achieved. Merry Oak residents are, on the whole nice people. Don't put up with the scum!
Amen to that,bro'

GREAT POST !!
[quote][p][bold]bazzeroz[/bold] wrote: I have lived on Merry Oak estate for over 25 years and brought 3 kids up. (Only once have the police been at my door for one of my kids and that was mistaken identity) One skateboard has been nicked in that time. Now... there are certain pockets of trouble on this estate (and other estates as well) and the residents know where they are and the people (use the term lightly) involved. Shop them is what I'd do. I don't give a monkey's what anyone else thinks, shop 'em. We had a residents association a few years ago and it lasted about a year if that. People are all to keen to moan about their area but too frightened to do anything about it because of reprisals. This doesn't have to be the case. There are anonymous numbers you can call and, report EVERYTHING yes, everything to the council or your local councillor and keep a record of it. That's what I do and you will be surprised if, you all stick together what can be achieved. Merry Oak residents are, on the whole nice people. Don't put up with the scum![/p][/quote]Amen to that,bro' GREAT POST !! Dasal
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12:25pm Sat 8 Sep 12

XxXbabycakesXxX says...

Dasal wrote:
bazzeroz wrote:
I have lived on Merry Oak estate for over 25 years and brought 3 kids up. (Only once have the police been at my door for one of my kids and that was mistaken identity) One skateboard has been nicked in that time. Now... there are certain pockets of trouble on this estate (and other estates as well) and the residents know where they are and the people (use the term lightly) involved. Shop them is what I'd do. I don't give a monkey's what anyone else thinks, shop 'em. We had a residents association a few years ago and it lasted about a year if that. People are all to keen to moan about their area but too frightened to do anything about it because of reprisals. This doesn't have to be the case. There are anonymous numbers you can call and, report EVERYTHING yes, everything to the council or your local councillor and keep a record of it. That's what I do and you will be surprised if, you all stick together what can be achieved. Merry Oak residents are, on the whole nice people. Don't put up with the scum!
Amen to that,bro'

GREAT POST !!
fantastic post and agree with everything you put i report everything to the police and have done since 2 weeks after we moved in i've even put cctv camras up to help us iddenterfy the problems that we have but so far the police have been able to do nothing apart fron warn the youth to pack it in and thats ok for about a mouth and then it starts all up again, I WILL SAY IT AGAIN WE NEED CCTV HERE,
[quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bazzeroz[/bold] wrote: I have lived on Merry Oak estate for over 25 years and brought 3 kids up. (Only once have the police been at my door for one of my kids and that was mistaken identity) One skateboard has been nicked in that time. Now... there are certain pockets of trouble on this estate (and other estates as well) and the residents know where they are and the people (use the term lightly) involved. Shop them is what I'd do. I don't give a monkey's what anyone else thinks, shop 'em. We had a residents association a few years ago and it lasted about a year if that. People are all to keen to moan about their area but too frightened to do anything about it because of reprisals. This doesn't have to be the case. There are anonymous numbers you can call and, report EVERYTHING yes, everything to the council or your local councillor and keep a record of it. That's what I do and you will be surprised if, you all stick together what can be achieved. Merry Oak residents are, on the whole nice people. Don't put up with the scum![/p][/quote]Amen to that,bro' GREAT POST !![/p][/quote]fantastic post and agree with everything you put i report everything to the police and have done since 2 weeks after we moved in i've even put cctv camras up to help us iddenterfy the problems that we have but so far the police have been able to do nothing apart fron warn the youth to pack it in and thats ok for about a mouth and then it starts all up again, I WILL SAY IT AGAIN WE NEED CCTV HERE, XxXbabycakesXxX
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5:04pm Mon 10 Sep 12

Jess1988 says...

I also live on this estate and am lucky that we don't get this trouble a lot in the bit where I live. But saying that this incident being reported was right near my house - not the stabbing but the brawl afterwards. The swearing and shouting woke up several households. They smashed glass everywhere. They seemed to live in the area as they knew where they were going etc. So where were their parents? They would have heard some of the comotion. But then maybe the parents were also out causing trouble - the kids learn it from somewhere!
I also live on this estate and am lucky that we don't get this trouble a lot in the bit where I live. But saying that this incident being reported was right near my house - not the stabbing but the brawl afterwards. The swearing and shouting woke up several households. They smashed glass everywhere. They seemed to live in the area as they knew where they were going etc. So where were their parents? They would have heard some of the comotion. But then maybe the parents were also out causing trouble - the kids learn it from somewhere! Jess1988
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5:09pm Mon 10 Sep 12

Jess1988 says...

Just to add to my earlier post, where I am living does seem to be going down hill now. A few days after the stabbing a friend of mine saw a young couple in a 'compromising position' (I won't go into details but the girl was kneeling...) in the cutway near Thruxton Court. In the middle of the afternoon. Kids could have seen that. Its gross and inappropriate.
Just to add to my earlier post, where I am living does seem to be going down hill now. A few days after the stabbing a friend of mine saw a young couple in a 'compromising position' (I won't go into details but the girl was kneeling...) in the cutway near Thruxton Court. In the middle of the afternoon. Kids could have seen that. Its gross and inappropriate. Jess1988
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