The illegal flytipping no-one wanted to investigate

David Buckett looks at the pile of rubbish left by flytippers

David Buckett

Mr Singh

The house in Oxford Avenue, Southampton

First published in Environment Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author Exclusive by , Senior Reporter

WHEN flytippers struck in a quiet country lane Hampshire farmer David Buckett knew you did not have to be Sherlock Holmes to investigate.

Discarded among the dumped chairs, mattresses and carpets were vital clues – bills, banks statements and letters all bearing the same Southampton address.

But when farmer Mr Buckett reported the fly-tipping that was blocking his field and tried for several hours to get an investigation under way he claims no one wanted to know.

And it was only after the Daily Echo got involved that council environment bosses launched their action.

By that time, we had started our own probe and within an hour we had tracked down the address, confronted the builders working there and the owner of the property.

Farmer Mr Buckett’s frustration began after the flytippers had struck at the entrance to his field at the picturesque farm near Upham.

Mr Buckett said that after six hours of phone calls to various agencies, such as the police, the Environmental Agency and Winchester City Council, informing them of the clues of the letters he claims no one took responsibility for investigating.

He said: “The council said they would take it away, but I wanted it investigated rather than just taken away and dumped. They didn't want to know.”

“All the time I was saying that I don’t just want it picked up, I want it investigated.”

The following morning council staff turned up at the scene in a truck to remove the mound of waste but when they saw a Daily Echo reporter and photographer there the workers refused to speak and left – leaving the rubbish behind.

The Echo tracked down the mail to a terraced house in Oxford Avenue in the St Mary’s area of Southampton which was under-going an extensive renovation.

The workmen inside denied all knowledge of fly-tipping and passed on the contact details of the owner Pardeep Singh.

Speaking outside the property, his dad, Sewak Singh denies responsible for the fly-tipping and had thought a skip had been hired to dispose of it in a legal way.

When contacted by the Daily Echo skip firm Stayton Waste and Recycling denied fly-tipping.

A spokesman confirmed Mr Singh had ordered a skip, but that it was due for delivery two days after the dumping and have offered a receipt as proof.

All the Echo’s information has now been handed over to Winchester City Council and Hampshire Police who say they are looking into who was behind the fly-tipping.

Winchester City Council said it had responded to the report of fly-tipping within the published timescales and removed the waste and an officer had been down to collect the letters as evidence.

A spokesman said: “We are currently conducting an investigation and will act accordingly based on the evidence we have gathered.”

Hampshire Police also said it was also now on the trail of the fly-tipper.

Countryside watch sergeant Stuart Tripp said: “We have received a report and the local Safer Neighbourhood team are now looking into the incident.”

Keith Broomfield, from the Environment Agency, said it was the council’s job to deal with small-scale flytipping of domestic waste, or small amounts of commercial waste.

The rubbish has finally been removed from the lane and Mr Buckett can now spray his fields – and await the outcome of the council and police investigation into the tipping.

He said: “This is happening because they knew the Echo was involved.

Nobody had been in the slightest bit interested before.

“This was a one-off opportunity to catch someone for this – all I want is the person responsible for this to be prosecuted.

That is all.”

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12:25pm Fri 8 Jun 12

userds5050 says...

Get Dom Littlewood on the case.
Get Dom Littlewood on the case. userds5050
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12:26pm Fri 8 Jun 12

The Salv says...

Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.
Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority. The Salv
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12:32pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Ant Smoking MP says...

The Salv wrote:
Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.
Is that as bad or worse than this upstanding Anglo Saxon?
.
http://www.dailyecho
.co.uk/news/9750949.
Jail_for_50_year_car
eer_criminal/
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.[/p][/quote]Is that as bad or worse than this upstanding Anglo Saxon? . http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/9750949. Jail_for_50_year_car eer_criminal/ Ant Smoking MP
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12:43pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Beera Ji says...

The Salv wrote:
Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.
You missed these gems from the great upstanding citizens.
http://www.dailyecho
.co.uk/news/9750949.
Jail_for_50_year_car
eer_criminal/


http://www.dailyecho
.co.uk/news/9749675.
Engineer___s___21_00
0_benefits_con/


http://www.dailyecho
.co.uk/news/9749705.
Jealous_ex__boyfrien
d_smashed_his_way_in
to_flat/
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.[/p][/quote]You missed these gems from the great upstanding citizens. http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/9750949. Jail_for_50_year_car eer_criminal/ http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/9749675. Engineer___s___21_00 0_benefits_con/ http://www.dailyecho .co.uk/news/9749705. Jealous_ex__boyfrien d_smashed_his_way_in to_flat/ Beera Ji
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12:57pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Linesman says...

Typical council reaction.

They work like Mules when cornered like a Rat.
Typical council reaction. They work like Mules when cornered like a Rat. Linesman
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1:00pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Lone Ranger. says...

The Salv wrote:
Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.
Where does it state that the criminal is an ethnic minority ..... or are you just assuming
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.[/p][/quote]Where does it state that the criminal is an ethnic minority ..... or are you just assuming Lone Ranger.
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1:47pm Fri 8 Jun 12

likewatchingbrazil says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
The Salv wrote: Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.
Where does it state that the criminal is an ethnic minority ..... or are you just assuming
mr singh is responsable to ensure his rubbish is disposed of correctly so should be fined heavily for his cost cutting illeagal dumping. simples.
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.[/p][/quote]Where does it state that the criminal is an ethnic minority ..... or are you just assuming[/p][/quote]mr singh is responsable to ensure his rubbish is disposed of correctly so should be fined heavily for his cost cutting illeagal dumping. simples. likewatchingbrazil
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2:33pm Fri 8 Jun 12

soobear says...

I'm sure if Mr Singh paid for contractors services he would have expected them to do their work lawfully. Surely it is those that dumped the waste unlawfully who are to blame.
I'm sure if Mr Singh paid for contractors services he would have expected them to do their work lawfully. Surely it is those that dumped the waste unlawfully who are to blame. soobear
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2:39pm Fri 8 Jun 12

likewatchingbrazil says...

soobear wrote:
I'm sure if Mr Singh paid for contractors services he would have expected them to do their work lawfully. Surely it is those that dumped the waste unlawfully who are to blame.
the skip was not there until two days later he is responsable so should get the fine if he then wants to counter sue his workers then thats up to him.
[quote][p][bold]soobear[/bold] wrote: I'm sure if Mr Singh paid for contractors services he would have expected them to do their work lawfully. Surely it is those that dumped the waste unlawfully who are to blame.[/p][/quote]the skip was not there until two days later he is responsable so should get the fine if he then wants to counter sue his workers then thats up to him. likewatchingbrazil
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2:46pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Solomon's Boot says...

It will make no difference to Mr Singh if he gets fined.

He'll probably just stick it on the rent and get it all back anyway!
It will make no difference to Mr Singh if he gets fined. He'll probably just stick it on the rent and get it all back anyway! Solomon's Boot
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3:16pm Fri 8 Jun 12

likewatchingbrazil says...

Solomon's Boot wrote:
It will make no difference to Mr Singh if he gets fined. He'll probably just stick it on the rent and get it all back anyway!
your right, fine him and give him community service litter picking in the community he is a leader of.
[quote][p][bold]Solomon's Boot[/bold] wrote: It will make no difference to Mr Singh if he gets fined. He'll probably just stick it on the rent and get it all back anyway![/p][/quote]your right, fine him and give him community service litter picking in the community he is a leader of. likewatchingbrazil
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3:18pm Fri 8 Jun 12

The Phantomerer says...

Councils can be very effective when it suits them - just try not paying your Council Tax.
Councils can be very effective when it suits them - just try not paying your Council Tax. The Phantomerer
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3:24pm Fri 8 Jun 12

weall8leedscum says...

This is why the death penalty should return.

Hanging him will send a message to other potential fly tippers !.
This is why the death penalty should return. Hanging him will send a message to other potential fly tippers !. weall8leedscum
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3:39pm Fri 8 Jun 12

redsnapper says...

Just another example of the council jobsworths doing NOTHING.
Just another example of the council jobsworths doing NOTHING. redsnapper
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3:44pm Fri 8 Jun 12

jim bundy says...

fly tipping is disgusting and degrading on our own home soil. Mr singh should be made a example of, this should not be tolirated. these are the kinds of things that make me cry
fly tipping is disgusting and degrading on our own home soil. Mr singh should be made a example of, this should not be tolirated. these are the kinds of things that make me cry jim bundy
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3:45pm Fri 8 Jun 12

lewis99 says...

lets all go round to mr singhs house tonight and dump our rubbish, see how he likes it ....... then again he'll probably go and dump it in the field again!!!
lets all go round to mr singhs house tonight and dump our rubbish, see how he likes it ....... then again he'll probably go and dump it in the field again!!! lewis99
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3:48pm Fri 8 Jun 12

loosehead says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.
Where does it state that the criminal is an ethnic minority ..... or are you just assuming
I think the fact this person said it was in a skip yet didn't have the skip until two days after the dumping shows he knew what was happening & I think the clue is in this paragraph.
The workmen inside denied all knowledge of fly-tipping and passed on the contact details of the owner Pardeep Singh.
Not all fly tippers are ethnic minorities but if he didn't do it he knew it was happening surely?
The law states it's your responsibility to make sure your waste goes to a Tip not get fly tipped so sorry Mr Singh is responsible
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.[/p][/quote]Where does it state that the criminal is an ethnic minority ..... or are you just assuming[/p][/quote]I think the fact this person said it was in a skip yet didn't have the skip until two days after the dumping shows he knew what was happening & I think the clue is in this paragraph. The workmen inside denied all knowledge of fly-tipping and passed on the contact details of the owner Pardeep Singh. Not all fly tippers are ethnic minorities but if he didn't do it he knew it was happening surely? The law states it's your responsibility to make sure your waste goes to a Tip not get fly tipped so sorry Mr Singh is responsible loosehead
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4:04pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Georgem says...

likewatchingbrazil wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
The Salv wrote: Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.
Where does it state that the criminal is an ethnic minority ..... or are you just assuming
mr singh is responsable to ensure his rubbish is disposed of correctly so should be fined heavily for his cost cutting illeagal dumping. simples.
This does not make him a criminal. Also, only total cocks still say 'simples'.
[quote][p][bold]likewatchingbrazil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.[/p][/quote]Where does it state that the criminal is an ethnic minority ..... or are you just assuming[/p][/quote]mr singh is responsable to ensure his rubbish is disposed of correctly so should be fined heavily for his cost cutting illeagal dumping. simples.[/p][/quote]This does not make him a criminal. Also, only total co[bold][/bold]cks still say 'simples'. Georgem
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4:12pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Andy Locks Heath says...

I sympathise with David Buckett and can tell him that his is not an isolated incident. I actually witnessed a driver in the act of fly tipping, noted his details and called the police who were completely uninterested as it was a "civil matter" and passed the buck onto the council who ping ponged my call between departments before suggesting I try the Environment Agency, which I did, only to be told the local officer was on leave for 2 weeks! When he got back he called and suggested that he could leave cameras at the site but that this was a bad idea as the tipper would probably not return (as though it was my daft idea to do this). he also mentioned that the cameras are usually stolen when they do this anyway. FLytippers don't even have to be smart, because our inept disinterested bureaucratic demarcation riddled public sector nincompoops are simply too slow and dim witted to ever successfully prosecute. Now that the government are about to put up the cost of landfill tax by over 1000% look out for yet more flytipping.
I sympathise with David Buckett and can tell him that his is not an isolated incident. I actually witnessed a driver in the act of fly tipping, noted his details and called the police who were completely uninterested as it was a "civil matter" and passed the buck onto the council who ping ponged my call between departments before suggesting I try the Environment Agency, which I did, only to be told the local officer was on leave for 2 weeks! When he got back he called and suggested that he could leave cameras at the site but that this was a bad idea as the tipper would probably not return (as though it was my daft idea to do this). he also mentioned that the cameras are usually stolen when they do this anyway. FLytippers don't even have to be smart, because our inept disinterested bureaucratic demarcation riddled public sector nincompoops are simply too slow and dim witted to ever successfully prosecute. Now that the government are about to put up the cost of landfill tax by over 1000% look out for yet more flytipping. Andy Locks Heath
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4:38pm Fri 8 Jun 12

On the inside says...

Mr Singh (his racial origin is an irrlevance) is not liable as long as he can show that he did sub contract the work and he did establish the sub contractor had a current license to dispose of waste in a proper manner. If the sub contractor then went on the break the law he alone is liable. If however Mr Singh failed to establish the contractors bona fides then he is jointly liable in law.
Mr Singh (his racial origin is an irrlevance) is not liable as long as he can show that he did sub contract the work and he did establish the sub contractor had a current license to dispose of waste in a proper manner. If the sub contractor then went on the break the law he alone is liable. If however Mr Singh failed to establish the contractors bona fides then he is jointly liable in law. On the inside
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5:52pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Ellwood says...

Having spent most of my life living in rural areas, I can state with some confidence that by far and away the most prolific 'fly-tippers' are farmers and land-owners.
Having spent most of my life living in rural areas, I can state with some confidence that by far and away the most prolific 'fly-tippers' are farmers and land-owners. Ellwood
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7:18pm Fri 8 Jun 12

likewatchingbrazil says...

Georgem wrote:
likewatchingbrazil wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
The Salv wrote: Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.
Where does it state that the criminal is an ethnic minority ..... or are you just assuming
mr singh is responsable to ensure his rubbish is disposed of correctly so should be fined heavily for his cost cutting illeagal dumping. simples.
This does not make him a criminal. Also, only total cocks still say 'simples'.
thought it was total **** that stood up for fly tippers how about simpleton that probably suits you better.
[quote][p][bold]Georgem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]likewatchingbrazil[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.[/p][/quote]Where does it state that the criminal is an ethnic minority ..... or are you just assuming[/p][/quote]mr singh is responsable to ensure his rubbish is disposed of correctly so should be fined heavily for his cost cutting illeagal dumping. simples.[/p][/quote]This does not make him a criminal. Also, only total co[bold][/bold]cks still say 'simples'.[/p][/quote]thought it was total **** that stood up for fly tippers how about simpleton that probably suits you better. likewatchingbrazil
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7:19pm Fri 8 Jun 12

likewatchingbrazil says...

thought it was total **** that stood up for fly tippers how about simpleton that probably suits you better.
thought it was total **** that stood up for fly tippers how about simpleton that probably suits you better. likewatchingbrazil
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7:24pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Sir Ad E Noid says...

The Salv wrote:
Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.
Why is it that an odious toad such as "The Salv" can crawl from under his stone, say something inflammatory and then creep back to his hiding place, and he is not really taken to task. Everybody has the capacity to say silly things in error, that cretin makes a habit of it.
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.[/p][/quote]Why is it that an odious toad such as "The Salv" can crawl from under his stone, say something inflammatory and then creep back to his hiding place, and he is not really taken to task. Everybody has the capacity to say silly things in error, that cretin makes a habit of it. Sir Ad E Noid
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9:49pm Fri 8 Jun 12

Nine Toes. says...

Deport this scumbag.
Deport this scumbag. Nine Toes.
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10:37pm Fri 8 Jun 12

The Salv says...

10% of the population, 20% of all crime. Says it all. No respect for our country, our way of life, our rules.
10% of the population, 20% of all crime. Says it all. No respect for our country, our way of life, our rules. The Salv
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7:21am Sat 9 Jun 12

Verloren Hoop says...

Fly tipping is becoming more prevalent now that it is difficult to dump stuff at the council tip.
Fly tipping is becoming more prevalent now that it is difficult to dump stuff at the council tip. Verloren Hoop
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7:36am Sat 9 Jun 12

Facewagon says...

The Salv wrote:
10% of the population, 20% of all crime. Says it all. No respect for our country, our way of life, our rules.
49% male
91% violent crime

While we're on the topic of apparently damning statistics - Men: 49% of the population, 91% of all violent crime. Says it all. 

Or rather, says little on its own but very easy to mould round a particular agenda or bias. Things are usually more complicated than the stark black and white of statistics. 
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: 10% of the population, 20% of all crime. Says it all. No respect for our country, our way of life, our rules.[/p][/quote]49% male 91% violent crime While we're on the topic of apparently damning statistics - Men: 49% of the population, 91% of all violent crime. Says it all.  Or rather, says little on its own but very easy to mould round a particular agenda or bias. Things are usually more complicated than the stark black and white of statistics.  Facewagon
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9:00am Sat 9 Jun 12

freemantlegirl2 says...

Sir Ad E Noid wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.
Why is it that an odious toad such as "The Salv" can crawl from under his stone, say something inflammatory and then creep back to his hiding place, and he is not really taken to task. Everybody has the capacity to say silly things in error, that cretin makes a habit of it.
Yes he does and then abuses anyone who disagrees with him.... as Facewagon points out, and all the reminders by others about 'white ango saxon' offenders! a well known tactic of BNP 'manipulate' figures to promote division in our communities. He must sit all day and scan the columns waiting to be 'outraged' at every possible 'non-indigenous' name that passes through the reports! pathetic...

Disgusting though that the council wasn't interested and well done to Mr Buckett for taking some initiative!! let's hope whoever is responsible whether the houseowner or contractor is responsible faces a huge great big fine !
[quote][p][bold]Sir Ad E Noid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.[/p][/quote]Why is it that an odious toad such as "The Salv" can crawl from under his stone, say something inflammatory and then creep back to his hiding place, and he is not really taken to task. Everybody has the capacity to say silly things in error, that cretin makes a habit of it.[/p][/quote]Yes he does and then abuses anyone who disagrees with him.... as Facewagon points out, and all the reminders by others about 'white ango saxon' offenders! a well known tactic of BNP 'manipulate' figures to promote division in our communities. He must sit all day and scan the columns waiting to be 'outraged' at every possible 'non-indigenous' name that passes through the reports! pathetic... Disgusting though that the council wasn't interested and well done to Mr Buckett for taking some initiative!! let's hope whoever is responsible whether the houseowner or contractor is responsible faces a huge great big fine ! freemantlegirl2
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9:04am Sat 9 Jun 12

Lone Ranger. says...

Sir Ad E Noid wrote:
The Salv wrote:
Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.
Why is it that an odious toad such as "The Salv" can crawl from under his stone, say something inflammatory and then creep back to his hiding place, and he is not really taken to task. Everybody has the capacity to say silly things in error, that cretin makes a habit of it.
He is a little racist pratt.
.
Probably in his second year at Uni studying Domestic Science, Woodwork and his Belly Button
[quote][p][bold]Sir Ad E Noid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Oh great another criminal who is an ethnic minority.[/p][/quote]Why is it that an odious toad such as "The Salv" can crawl from under his stone, say something inflammatory and then creep back to his hiding place, and he is not really taken to task. Everybody has the capacity to say silly things in error, that cretin makes a habit of it.[/p][/quote]He is a little racist pratt. . Probably in his second year at Uni studying Domestic Science, Woodwork and his Belly Button Lone Ranger.
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9:59am Sat 9 Jun 12

southy says...

Facewagon wrote:
The Salv wrote:
10% of the population, 20% of all crime. Says it all. No respect for our country, our way of life, our rules.
49% male
91% violent crime

While we're on the topic of apparently damning statistics - Men: 49% of the population, 91% of all violent crime. Says it all. 

Or rather, says little on its own but very easy to mould round a particular agenda or bias. Things are usually more complicated than the stark black and white of statistics. 
I like to know what are these !0% of the population are.
Are these !0% of the most wealthy people in England, or could it be 10% white male population between the age of 8 to 9 years old.
[quote][p][bold]Facewagon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: 10% of the population, 20% of all crime. Says it all. No respect for our country, our way of life, our rules.[/p][/quote]49% male 91% violent crime While we're on the topic of apparently damning statistics - Men: 49% of the population, 91% of all violent crime. Says it all.  Or rather, says little on its own but very easy to mould round a particular agenda or bias. Things are usually more complicated than the stark black and white of statistics. [/p][/quote]I like to know what are these !0% of the population are. Are these !0% of the most wealthy people in England, or could it be 10% white male population between the age of 8 to 9 years old. southy
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10:57am Sat 9 Jun 12

The Salv says...

Watch crime watch most wanted. More often or not over 50% of them are from an ethnic minority. Racist for pointing out facts lol nice try, and FMG2 comment on abusing people that dont agree is hilarious. Probably the biggest pot and kettle comment of the year. Maybe stop making such daft comments and you will find less people "abusing you" as you put it.
Watch crime watch most wanted. More often or not over 50% of them are from an ethnic minority. Racist for pointing out facts lol nice try, and FMG2 comment on abusing people that dont agree is hilarious. Probably the biggest pot and kettle comment of the year. Maybe stop making such daft comments and you will find less people "abusing you" as you put it. The Salv
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11:04am Sat 9 Jun 12

southy says...

The Salv wrote:
Watch crime watch most wanted. More often or not over 50% of them are from an ethnic minority. Racist for pointing out facts lol nice try, and FMG2 comment on abusing people that dont agree is hilarious. Probably the biggest pot and kettle comment of the year. Maybe stop making such daft comments and you will find less people "abusing you" as you put it.
Funny that seeing only 4% of the british poplation have Asian origins, and looking the picture of Mr Pardeep Singh looks like he a Sikh whitch makes up less than 1% of the British population.
So what are we talking about here, 10% of the 1% of the population.
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Watch crime watch most wanted. More often or not over 50% of them are from an ethnic minority. Racist for pointing out facts lol nice try, and FMG2 comment on abusing people that dont agree is hilarious. Probably the biggest pot and kettle comment of the year. Maybe stop making such daft comments and you will find less people "abusing you" as you put it.[/p][/quote]Funny that seeing only 4% of the british poplation have Asian origins, and looking the picture of Mr Pardeep Singh looks like he a Sikh whitch makes up less than 1% of the British population. So what are we talking about here, 10% of the 1% of the population. southy
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11:22am Sat 9 Jun 12

Goldenwight says...

So, the Echo in its role of public guardian and defender, bothered a group of COMPLETELY INNOCENT Council workers who had come to clean up this rubbish as requested. The workers left to avoid the intimidation. Leaving the rubbish to be collected later.

And the Echo is claiming this as a VICTORY???? You people defy belief. Stick to reporting missing kittens and magistrates' hearings in future, you seem to be just about capable of that. Morons.
So, the Echo in its role of public guardian and defender, bothered a group of COMPLETELY INNOCENT Council workers who had come to clean up this rubbish as requested. The workers left to avoid the intimidation. Leaving the rubbish to be collected later. And the Echo is claiming this as a VICTORY???? You people defy belief. Stick to reporting missing kittens and magistrates' hearings in future, you seem to be just about capable of that. Morons. Goldenwight
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1:18pm Sat 9 Jun 12

Facewagon says...

The Salv wrote:
Watch crime watch most wanted. More often or not over 50% of them are from an ethnic minority. Racist for pointing out facts lol nice try, and FMG2 comment on abusing people that dont agree is hilarious. Probably the biggest pot and kettle comment of the year. Maybe stop making such daft comments and you will find less people "abusing you" as you put it.
Over 50%? Last night you said it was 20%. Either way, it pales into comparison with 90% committed by men doesn't it? So, should we be campaigning against men? Clamping down on men?

It seems pretty simple to me: we should be dealing with those who break the law, irrespective of race, gender or any other label; equally, we should support the law abiding, irrespective of race, gender or any other label. The common denominator we should be looking at is the behaviour itself, putting emphasis on ethnic origin is lazy and counterproductive.
[quote][p][bold]The Salv[/bold] wrote: Watch crime watch most wanted. More often or not over 50% of them are from an ethnic minority. Racist for pointing out facts lol nice try, and FMG2 comment on abusing people that dont agree is hilarious. Probably the biggest pot and kettle comment of the year. Maybe stop making such daft comments and you will find less people "abusing you" as you put it.[/p][/quote]Over 50%? Last night you said it was 20%. Either way, it pales into comparison with 90% committed by men doesn't it? So, should we be campaigning against men? Clamping down on men? It seems pretty simple to me: we should be dealing with those who break the law, irrespective of race, gender or any other label; equally, we should support the law abiding, irrespective of race, gender or any other label. The common denominator we should be looking at is the behaviour itself, putting emphasis on ethnic origin is lazy and counterproductive. Facewagon
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3:06am Sun 10 Jun 12

Ryans_Daughter says...

Strange how they dumped it so far away from the house as these “Slumlords” have no problem finding somewhere within Southampton to dump their rubbish. The summer is the worst time when the students vacate the properties, then it’s open season on the alleyways for a spot of flytipping.
Strange how they dumped it so far away from the house as these “Slumlords” have no problem finding somewhere within Southampton to dump their rubbish. The summer is the worst time when the students vacate the properties, then it’s open season on the alleyways for a spot of flytipping. Ryans_Daughter
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