Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Who'll 'love-the-louts' who attacked teenage Deepings girl...? Not me!

Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses to a late-night street robbery in Market Deeping.

A 17-year-old female had her handbag snatched as she walked along Lady Margaret's Avenue at 11.20pm on Thursday night. Two males approached her. One grabbed at her handbag, and after a brief struggle managed to snatch it.

He was wearing a white hooded top with dark stripes down the sleeves. He is thought to be in his mid teens, slim and about 5'5" tall.

The second male appeared to be taller and was also slim with dark clothing.

Both ran off down Beaufort Avenue.

The stolen handbag was found the following day on Black Prince Avenue, less bank cards and money.

Detective Sergeant Helen Evans said:

I am appealing for witnesses who may have seen similar described persons acting suspiciously in the Deepings area earlier in the evening.

The handbag was returned to the female by a very kind member of the public and I am also appealing for this person to get in contact with me as you may be able to tell me more about where you found the bag.
Anyone with information should contact DS Evans directly on 01522 558798 entering her collar number 0215 when prompted.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 435 of 16th November.

FOOTNOTE:

Conservative Leader Dave 'Sunshine' Cameron thinks we should all 'hug-a-hoodie'. And last week, he urged us all to 'love-a-lout'.

The man who wants to lead our country wants society to show a lot more love to young criminals.

Wrong Sunshine.

As a father of two daughters, I'm sure I'm not on my own in wanting these thugs caught quickly and taken off the streets.

In my view, giving criminals a hug and showing a bit more love, as Cameron suggests, is entirely the wrong approach to crime.
We should never forget who are the victims and who are the criminals.

7 comments:

Nightowl said...

I agree Cameron has a stupid way of putting it, and the Victim should always be the priority, but I think the best approach to the criminals when they are caught is to both punish the criminal, show them it's wrong, but also to rehabilitate the criminal and show them a better way of earning money, giving them help to get out of their cycle of crime - Tough on causes on crime. Would you agree?

Michael Oakeshott said...

From that Party that gave us "tough on the causes of crime". People aren't going to fall for your flannel now Phil.

fairdealphil said...

nightowl:

Definitely tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime...

And tough on Cameron's Conservatives who are soft on crime.

First he said "hug-a-hoodie".

Now he's gone softer still with "love-a-lout".

fairdealphil said...

michael:

Tough.

And tougher.

Did you see the TV documentary last night on how parole works in modern Britain...?

Interesting to see members of Parole Boards suggesting Home Secretary John Reid is too tough in rejecting approx. half of Parole Board recommendations for release.

Anonymous said...

Phil - Im going to have a little wager with you that sometime next year the Conservatives announce a policy of 2 years National/Community Service for all those wishing to leave school at 16.Those who continue in higher education to be exempt.
We have a breed of feral kids who need some good old boot camp discipline since they certainly dont respect the society they live in.It works in Turkey,Israel,Switzerland and one sure way to deal with toerags ,of which we have tens of thousands now in our once great country is to give them a bit of real stress to deal with.

Michael Oakeshott said...

As I have told you repeatedly Phil, I am not here to defend Tory Party policy. And don't could give an airborne intercourse about what the parole board or any other collection of liberal lovies think about policy. There are too many criminals on the streets, and too many of them don't fear the law. The only people who can really do anything about this are the Government. And they aren't doing anything about it. All the rest of your arguments are flannel Phil. When is the Government going to stop insulting victims and get real with criminals? No excuses, just a date will do. Make it soon eh.

Anonymous said...

if i wanted to read mr oakeshot's blog i would go and look for it

but i don't, so i'll have to stop reading comrade dilks's

there's far too much right wing twaddle being peddled here

nightowl has it right and he didn't have to mention political parties at all, nor complain about the government

alf