Colchester covered in cops for crime crackdown

First published in News

COPS swarmed into Colchester to try and catch metal thieves and track down stolen loot.
 

Officers from Essex Police and several other agencies joined forces for a crime crackdown this morning.
 

PC Shaun Hammond, who co-ordinated the operation, said: “This is in response to recent metal thefts and burglaries.
 

“It was aimed at disrupting criminal activity with a high visibility operation.”
 

About 40 officers were based around Hythe Quay, Stanway and Ipswich Road.
 

They were joined by HM Revenue and Customs, Trading Standards, counterfeit specialists among many others.
 

PC Hammond said: “Joint operations such as this are aimed at denying the use of the roads to criminals.
 

“The operation sends out a clear message to those who show little regard for the law.”
 

Police motorcyclists waited at roundabouts and on routes in and out of the town before directing drivers into their temporary base at the Hythe B&Q.
 

There they were spoken to by benefits team, others checking diesel, their loads were examined as well as their vehicles.
 

PC Hammond said: “It works very well and everyone jumps at the chance of working together.
 

“People who obey the law have nothing to fear.”

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6:45pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

“People who obey the law have nothing to fear.”

Nothing to fear agreed, but they were totally disorganised and created unnecessarily congestion in and around Stanway by delaying and re-routing motorists, whether they liked it or not, without a care in the world. The heavy handed approach employed by the police in creating a road block and a diversion so close to a major supermarket on a busy Friday morning suggests there was little planning and absolutely no thought for the majority who do obey the law.
“People who obey the law have nothing to fear.” Nothing to fear agreed, but they were totally disorganised and created unnecessarily congestion in and around Stanway by delaying and re-routing motorists, whether they liked it or not, without a care in the world. The heavy handed approach employed by the police in creating a road block and a diversion so close to a major supermarket on a busy Friday morning suggests there was little planning and absolutely no thought for the majority who do obey the law. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 9

8:16pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Route88 says...

Have the police disclosed what the 'crackdown' achieved in terms of crime detection and arrests?
Have the police disclosed what the 'crackdown' achieved in terms of crime detection and arrests? Route88
  • Score: 7

8:49pm Fri 28 Feb 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
“People who obey the law have nothing to fear.”

Nothing to fear agreed, but they were totally disorganised and created unnecessarily congestion in and around Stanway by delaying and re-routing motorists, whether they liked it or not, without a care in the world. The heavy handed approach employed by the police in creating a road block and a diversion so close to a major supermarket on a busy Friday morning suggests there was little planning and absolutely no thought for the majority who do obey the law.
Yes i am inclined to agree with your post.
This clearly had nothing to do with scrap metal crime and more incline to be used to stop and search motorists for other so called misdemeanour issues.
Last year a number of Stanway residents made complaints to Police about this method of stopping people up at the stanway 26 junction opposite the Sainsburys turn off.
It was causing traffic to bottle neck out on to the A12 in horrendous whether.
The inside lane on the A12 run up to junction 26 was very dangerous and traffic was weaving all over the three lanes out on the A12
Today was another laughing stock episode of silly Policing two men in black suits were jumping out of bushes doing spotting yards in front of the main road block.
This used to go on at the end of the A12 slip road before entering Remembrance Avenue. Car drivers had their wits frightened out of them and where asked to pull over in a curve on a dangerous turn off point to Bakers Lane.
This is utter idiotic Policing and should it continue I will be filing a complaint to the IPCC for Miss Use Of Public Service Office/Police Powers and Procedure.
Cases have been filed to Police Local Intelligence relating to drug factories in the town, yet they just carry on with this easy victim hunting by catching people in cars.
There was one vehicle today 2 young well dressed ladies and a chap in quite a new silver car, in fact there where rows of vehicles of this ilk, what had that to do with HMRC or Scrap Metal?
I am afraid the relationship between the public to Kavanagh & Alston is becoming increasingly sour.
This is Hot Fuzz/Key stone Cops style of Law Enforcement that is becoming a laughing stock to all and sundry.
He wants to shut kebab houses down at night due to lack of resources, yet uses valuable monies in exercises such as this.
I a sorely beginning to regret the support I gave to the High Street Bus Lane Ticket Fine Issues:
This System that is being used to Police and Protect our daily business is starting to stink and drivers of cars appear, to be legitimate targets, for other money collecting reasons.
1. Road Fund Licence is on the system now
2. So Is Insurance
3. MOT is all on PC and instantly accessible by authorities
4. Soon Tax Discs will be out of the equation.
I also saw the new camera car racing around like an absolute I***T in the wet, what and earth was the rush in a vehicle like that for?
Parking Partnership
Essex Police
HMRC
and all the others have some explaining to do?
This has got to stop.
The danger caused by traffic going in the other direction looking over at the roadblocks was very dangerous.
Not only an eyesore but an ILLEGAL distraction:
Scrap collectors attack at night when the street lights are out and there is little Police about.
This is what has been going on in the last 10 months.
I feel certainly duped by Essex County Council and its ALI BA BA mentality in collecting money from innocent motorists
I am b***dy glad you had to pay the £Million back, you don't have my support no longer in fact you are lucky that potential litigation has not come your way for any road accidents that may have occurred.
Totally Repugnant and Shameful.
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: “People who obey the law have nothing to fear.” Nothing to fear agreed, but they were totally disorganised and created unnecessarily congestion in and around Stanway by delaying and re-routing motorists, whether they liked it or not, without a care in the world. The heavy handed approach employed by the police in creating a road block and a diversion so close to a major supermarket on a busy Friday morning suggests there was little planning and absolutely no thought for the majority who do obey the law.[/p][/quote]Yes i am inclined to agree with your post. This clearly had nothing to do with scrap metal crime and more incline to be used to stop and search motorists for other so called misdemeanour issues. Last year a number of Stanway residents made complaints to Police about this method of stopping people up at the stanway 26 junction opposite the Sainsburys turn off. It was causing traffic to bottle neck out on to the A12 in horrendous whether. The inside lane on the A12 run up to junction 26 was very dangerous and traffic was weaving all over the three lanes out on the A12 Today was another laughing stock episode of silly Policing two men in black suits were jumping out of bushes doing spotting yards in front of the main road block. This used to go on at the end of the A12 slip road before entering Remembrance Avenue. Car drivers had their wits frightened out of them and where asked to pull over in a curve on a dangerous turn off point to Bakers Lane. This is utter idiotic Policing and should it continue I will be filing a complaint to the IPCC for Miss Use Of Public Service Office/Police Powers and Procedure. Cases have been filed to Police Local Intelligence relating to drug factories in the town, yet they just carry on with this easy victim hunting by catching people in cars. There was one vehicle today 2 young well dressed ladies and a chap in quite a new silver car, in fact there where rows of vehicles of this ilk, what had that to do with HMRC or Scrap Metal? I am afraid the relationship between the public to Kavanagh & Alston is becoming increasingly sour. This is Hot Fuzz/Key stone Cops style of Law Enforcement that is becoming a laughing stock to all and sundry. He wants to shut kebab houses down at night due to lack of resources, yet uses valuable monies in exercises such as this. I a sorely beginning to regret the support I gave to the High Street Bus Lane Ticket Fine Issues: This System that is being used to Police and Protect our daily business is starting to stink and drivers of cars appear, to be legitimate targets, for other money collecting reasons. 1. Road Fund Licence is on the system now 2. So Is Insurance 3. MOT is all on PC and instantly accessible by authorities 4. Soon Tax Discs will be out of the equation. I also saw the new camera car racing around like an absolute I***T in the wet, what and earth was the rush in a vehicle like that for? Parking Partnership Essex Police HMRC and all the others have some explaining to do? This has got to stop. The danger caused by traffic going in the other direction looking over at the roadblocks was very dangerous. Not only an eyesore but an ILLEGAL distraction: Scrap collectors attack at night when the street lights are out and there is little Police about. This is what has been going on in the last 10 months. I feel certainly duped by Essex County Council and its ALI BA BA mentality in collecting money from innocent motorists I am b***dy glad you had to pay the £Million back, you don't have my support no longer in fact you are lucky that potential litigation has not come your way for any road accidents that may have occurred. Totally Repugnant and Shameful. A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 3

9:14pm Fri 28 Feb 14

blockpaver says...

" A Very Private Person" has a view, why not take his arguments bit further and let those who chose not to comply with the laws of the land do as they like? If initiatives such as this trap the odd crook and puts off a load more them I'm all for it.

Always remember that should someone have : no vehicle insurance; not pay their taxes; fiddle benefits; or steal copper from the side of railway lines it's the rest of us who end up paying for it.

The vehicle insurance is particularly relevant and should you be hit by an uninsured person you’ll quickly appreciate the problems, and expense it causes you.

Was the “Miss Use” mentioned by AVPP one of the motorist who was delayed, or was her car number taken by the speeding parking officer, no doubt a “Mr Ticket”.
" A Very Private Person" has a view, why not take his arguments bit further and let those who chose not to comply with the laws of the land do as they like? If initiatives such as this trap the odd crook and puts off a load more them I'm all for it. Always remember that should someone have : no vehicle insurance; not pay their taxes; fiddle benefits; or steal copper from the side of railway lines it's the rest of us who end up paying for it. The vehicle insurance is particularly relevant and should you be hit by an uninsured person you’ll quickly appreciate the problems, and expense it causes you. Was the “Miss Use” mentioned by AVPP one of the motorist who was delayed, or was her car number taken by the speeding parking officer, no doubt a “Mr Ticket”. blockpaver
  • Score: -9

10:36pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Boris says...

AVPG speaks of "collecting money from innocent motorists". Why would any innocent motorist be asked for money? We should welcome these occasional blitzes, even if they delay us a bit. Nobody has a God-given right to a smooth journey every time.
Agreed that next time they should try to reduce disruption to other traffic, but perhaps someone who objects to such operations has something to hide.
AVPG speaks of "collecting money from innocent motorists". Why would any innocent motorist be asked for money? We should welcome these occasional blitzes, even if they delay us a bit. Nobody has a God-given right to a smooth journey every time. Agreed that next time they should try to reduce disruption to other traffic, but perhaps someone who objects to such operations has something to hide. Boris
  • Score: -1

7:46am Sat 1 Mar 14

jim_bo says...

“The operation sends out a clear message to those who show little regard for the law.”

No it doesn't, it caused disruption and delay and there were a good 6 officers standing around chatting. That's not a good advert for the Police.

I'm all for police Blitz's but blocking the Sainsbury's turn and causing congestion back onto the A12, who risk assessed that....?

When I came out of Sainsbury's the Police had packed up and left, then I watched 3 very overloaded and battered Luton vans skulk out of the car park. How's that for a clear message, just hide till they have gone !!
“The operation sends out a clear message to those who show little regard for the law.” No it doesn't, it caused disruption and delay and there were a good 6 officers standing around chatting. That's not a good advert for the Police. I'm all for police Blitz's but blocking the Sainsbury's turn and causing congestion back onto the A12, who risk assessed that....? When I came out of Sainsbury's the Police had packed up and left, then I watched 3 very overloaded and battered Luton vans skulk out of the car park. How's that for a clear message, just hide till they have gone !! jim_bo
  • Score: 5

9:25am Sat 1 Mar 14

UndergroundOverground says...

Boris wrote:
AVPG speaks of "collecting money from innocent motorists". Why would any innocent motorist be asked for money? We should welcome these occasional blitzes, even if they delay us a bit. Nobody has a God-given right to a smooth journey every time.
Agreed that next time they should try to reduce disruption to other traffic, but perhaps someone who objects to such operations has something to hide.
Yes Boris but as he continually demonstrates AVPG doesnt really have a grasp of reality for that reason a police operation to ensure vehicles and their drivers are abiding by the law to him becomes some kind of sinister exercise to dupe innocent drivers out of their money. Almost every 100+ word rant he posts here seems to boil down to blaming the police or local authority for one thing or another. Seems he may have been on the wrong side of the law many times in the past that would certainly explain the chip on his shoulder.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: AVPG speaks of "collecting money from innocent motorists". Why would any innocent motorist be asked for money? We should welcome these occasional blitzes, even if they delay us a bit. Nobody has a God-given right to a smooth journey every time. Agreed that next time they should try to reduce disruption to other traffic, but perhaps someone who objects to such operations has something to hide.[/p][/quote]Yes Boris but as he continually demonstrates AVPG doesnt really have a grasp of reality for that reason a police operation to ensure vehicles and their drivers are abiding by the law to him becomes some kind of sinister exercise to dupe innocent drivers out of their money. Almost every 100+ word rant he posts here seems to boil down to blaming the police or local authority for one thing or another. Seems he may have been on the wrong side of the law many times in the past that would certainly explain the chip on his shoulder. UndergroundOverground
  • Score: -7

9:49am Sat 1 Mar 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

jim_bo wrote:
“The operation sends out a clear message to those who show little regard for the law.”

No it doesn't, it caused disruption and delay and there were a good 6 officers standing around chatting. That's not a good advert for the Police.

I'm all for police Blitz's but blocking the Sainsbury's turn and causing congestion back onto the A12, who risk assessed that....?

When I came out of Sainsbury's the Police had packed up and left, then I watched 3 very overloaded and battered Luton vans skulk out of the car park. How's that for a clear message, just hide till they have gone !!
http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=g7BQvt3Xe
AY


Boris says...

AVPG speaks of "collecting money from innocent motorists". Why would any innocent motorist be asked for money?

Yes Boris I respect that remark and opinion but it was not in the context of what I was trying to explain.
I will give an example, I once served with a Sergeant who boasted he could charge anyone for almost all and sundry in relation to motoring offences.
Some Police Officers do get themselves in a pickle when stopping drivers for what THEY perceive to be offences.
This particular Sgt. bragged he could even pick faults on brand new vehicles, which I felt would be the issue against the manufacturer not the driver in any particular case.

If a driver is stopped for a reason of suspicion and nothing is found, you normally get some anger or remonstration from the driver, the police tack is to change the issue over to something like driving without Driving Without Due Care and Attention, this is so the officer can enforce a caution and keep their collar number from being reported to Internal Complaints Investigations or Professional Standards
This is what happened to a lot of ethnic minority people in London back in the 80's.

I have given you an interesting link from you tube at the top of the page here, where a MET Officer got caught out on a Bike incident in London, with a Law Degree Student by trying to use I.D.K.O.P.P.L.A.N. as his defence in obtaining documents to issue out a ticket on a bicycle.
GOD HELP US IF THEY BRING IN I.D. CARDS.

And yes certain minority groups that go around stealing metal, where calling each other and informing where the road blocks were, thus making most of the check point char- lies pointless.

Police used to think they could do what they like because they know evidence. With the likes and abilities of people like Nick Freeman and also the internet everyone has access to what evidence is and how to use it.

Driving Licences: Road Fund Tax Discs: Insurance: M.O.T: Are all on a national data base, there no need need to stop drivers for those, it is rather simple if you do not have one of these for the vehicle and the vehicle has not been S.O.R.N. You get an automatic fine in the post for each and everyone of them.

If you are a persistent offender you get a knock on the door of your house.

The remark about Officers standing about chatting from Jim Bo above I can vouch for.

It goes back to the old joke from the local famous comedian Jimmy Jones.
"Two police officers stop a man in a car in the pouring rain in Dagenham. One of them gets out and goes over to the offending vehicle.
The car driver pulls the window down, the policeman says "Who's a silly boy then"?
The driver replies "Well you're the one getting bleeding wet!".

In all seriousness what is the points of these raids and where are the figures that prove they work.
Even if we got the stats would they be the real thing or just massaged to make Police look as though they are doing a good job.
[quote][p][bold]jim_bo[/bold] wrote: “The operation sends out a clear message to those who show little regard for the law.” No it doesn't, it caused disruption and delay and there were a good 6 officers standing around chatting. That's not a good advert for the Police. I'm all for police Blitz's but blocking the Sainsbury's turn and causing congestion back onto the A12, who risk assessed that....? When I came out of Sainsbury's the Police had packed up and left, then I watched 3 very overloaded and battered Luton vans skulk out of the car park. How's that for a clear message, just hide till they have gone !![/p][/quote]http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=g7BQvt3Xe AY Boris says... AVPG speaks of "collecting money from innocent motorists". Why would any innocent motorist be asked for money? Yes Boris I respect that remark and opinion but it was not in the context of what I was trying to explain. I will give an example, I once served with a Sergeant who boasted he could charge anyone for almost all and sundry in relation to motoring offences. Some Police Officers do get themselves in a pickle when stopping drivers for what THEY perceive to be offences. This particular Sgt. bragged he could even pick faults on brand new vehicles, which I felt would be the issue against the manufacturer not the driver in any particular case. If a driver is stopped for a reason of suspicion and nothing is found, you normally get some anger or remonstration from the driver, the police tack is to change the issue over to something like driving without Driving Without Due Care and Attention, this is so the officer can enforce a caution and keep their collar number from being reported to Internal Complaints Investigations or Professional Standards This is what happened to a lot of ethnic minority people in London back in the 80's. I have given you an interesting link from you tube at the top of the page here, where a MET Officer got caught out on a Bike incident in London, with a Law Degree Student by trying to use I.D.K.O.P.P.L.A.N. as his defence in obtaining documents to issue out a ticket on a bicycle. GOD HELP US IF THEY BRING IN I.D. CARDS. And yes certain minority groups that go around stealing metal, where calling each other and informing where the road blocks were, thus making most of the check point char- lies pointless. Police used to think they could do what they like because they know evidence. With the likes and abilities of people like Nick Freeman and also the internet everyone has access to what evidence is and how to use it. Driving Licences: Road Fund Tax Discs: Insurance: M.O.T: Are all on a national data base, there no need need to stop drivers for those, it is rather simple if you do not have one of these for the vehicle and the vehicle has not been S.O.R.N. You get an automatic fine in the post for each and everyone of them. If you are a persistent offender you get a knock on the door of your house. The remark about Officers standing about chatting from Jim Bo above I can vouch for. It goes back to the old joke from the local famous comedian Jimmy Jones. "Two police officers stop a man in a car in the pouring rain in Dagenham. One of them gets out and goes over to the offending vehicle. The car driver pulls the window down, the policeman says "Who's a silly boy then"? The driver replies "Well you're the one getting bleeding wet!". In all seriousness what is the points of these raids and where are the figures that prove they work. Even if we got the stats would they be the real thing or just massaged to make Police look as though they are doing a good job. A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 6

10:07am Sat 1 Mar 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

UndergroundOvergroun
d
wrote:
Boris wrote:
AVPG speaks of "collecting money from innocent motorists". Why would any innocent motorist be asked for money? We should welcome these occasional blitzes, even if they delay us a bit. Nobody has a God-given right to a smooth journey every time.
Agreed that next time they should try to reduce disruption to other traffic, but perhaps someone who objects to such operations has something to hide.
Yes Boris but as he continually demonstrates AVPG doesnt really have a grasp of reality for that reason a police operation to ensure vehicles and their drivers are abiding by the law to him becomes some kind of sinister exercise to dupe innocent drivers out of their money. Almost every 100+ word rant he posts here seems to boil down to blaming the police or local authority for one thing or another. Seems he may have been on the wrong side of the law many times in the past that would certainly explain the chip on his shoulder.
My record is 100% clean to which I am also 100% proud of.

I take that remark about offences as quite defamatory and libellous.

It looks as though you and I are becoming adversaries, on this thread.

I have worked in Local Government and Unfortunately in Law Enforcement but not of the local domestic kind.
ie as colloquially known in the Rank and File as Getting Cats Out Of Trees or Helping Old Dears Across The Road.

I know what goes on in Local Administration and I also know what goes on and how it works in other public sector service bodies.

I do not have a chip on my shoulder I like to see the job done properly, which is what all of you pay for.

Jack Clarke
[quote][p][bold]UndergroundOvergroun d[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: AVPG speaks of "collecting money from innocent motorists". Why would any innocent motorist be asked for money? We should welcome these occasional blitzes, even if they delay us a bit. Nobody has a God-given right to a smooth journey every time. Agreed that next time they should try to reduce disruption to other traffic, but perhaps someone who objects to such operations has something to hide.[/p][/quote]Yes Boris but as he continually demonstrates AVPG doesnt really have a grasp of reality for that reason a police operation to ensure vehicles and their drivers are abiding by the law to him becomes some kind of sinister exercise to dupe innocent drivers out of their money. Almost every 100+ word rant he posts here seems to boil down to blaming the police or local authority for one thing or another. Seems he may have been on the wrong side of the law many times in the past that would certainly explain the chip on his shoulder.[/p][/quote]My record is 100% clean to which I am also 100% proud of. I take that remark about offences as quite defamatory and libellous. It looks as though you and I are becoming adversaries, on this thread. I have worked in Local Government and Unfortunately in Law Enforcement but not of the local domestic kind. ie as colloquially known in the Rank and File as Getting Cats Out Of Trees or Helping Old Dears Across The Road. I know what goes on in Local Administration and I also know what goes on and how it works in other public sector service bodies. I do not have a chip on my shoulder I like to see the job done properly, which is what all of you pay for. Jack Clarke A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -1

1:14pm Sat 1 Mar 14

UndergroundOverground says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
UndergroundOvergroun

d
wrote:
Boris wrote:
AVPG speaks of "collecting money from innocent motorists". Why would any innocent motorist be asked for money? We should welcome these occasional blitzes, even if they delay us a bit. Nobody has a God-given right to a smooth journey every time.
Agreed that next time they should try to reduce disruption to other traffic, but perhaps someone who objects to such operations has something to hide.
Yes Boris but as he continually demonstrates AVPG doesnt really have a grasp of reality for that reason a police operation to ensure vehicles and their drivers are abiding by the law to him becomes some kind of sinister exercise to dupe innocent drivers out of their money. Almost every 100+ word rant he posts here seems to boil down to blaming the police or local authority for one thing or another. Seems he may have been on the wrong side of the law many times in the past that would certainly explain the chip on his shoulder.
My record is 100% clean to which I am also 100% proud of.

I take that remark about offences as quite defamatory and libellous.

It looks as though you and I are becoming adversaries, on this thread.

I have worked in Local Government and Unfortunately in Law Enforcement but not of the local domestic kind.
ie as colloquially known in the Rank and File as Getting Cats Out Of Trees or Helping Old Dears Across The Road.

I know what goes on in Local Administration and I also know what goes on and how it works in other public sector service bodies.

I do not have a chip on my shoulder I like to see the job done properly, which is what all of you pay for.

Jack Clarke
You like to see the job done properly yet you objected very vocally to motorists being refunded after the incorrectly implemented bus lane fiasco but also object to a legitimate, organised police operation. Further proof uou don't really have the foggiest what you are harping on about. Details of Mot and tax may well be in a national database if you've invented a way of checking driver credentials, testing for red diesel, checking chassis numbers and the roadworthiness of vehicles with out actually stopping the vehicle in question please feel free to share it.
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]UndergroundOvergroun d[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: AVPG speaks of "collecting money from innocent motorists". Why would any innocent motorist be asked for money? We should welcome these occasional blitzes, even if they delay us a bit. Nobody has a God-given right to a smooth journey every time. Agreed that next time they should try to reduce disruption to other traffic, but perhaps someone who objects to such operations has something to hide.[/p][/quote]Yes Boris but as he continually demonstrates AVPG doesnt really have a grasp of reality for that reason a police operation to ensure vehicles and their drivers are abiding by the law to him becomes some kind of sinister exercise to dupe innocent drivers out of their money. Almost every 100+ word rant he posts here seems to boil down to blaming the police or local authority for one thing or another. Seems he may have been on the wrong side of the law many times in the past that would certainly explain the chip on his shoulder.[/p][/quote]My record is 100% clean to which I am also 100% proud of. I take that remark about offences as quite defamatory and libellous. It looks as though you and I are becoming adversaries, on this thread. I have worked in Local Government and Unfortunately in Law Enforcement but not of the local domestic kind. ie as colloquially known in the Rank and File as Getting Cats Out Of Trees or Helping Old Dears Across The Road. I know what goes on in Local Administration and I also know what goes on and how it works in other public sector service bodies. I do not have a chip on my shoulder I like to see the job done properly, which is what all of you pay for. Jack Clarke[/p][/quote]You like to see the job done properly yet you objected very vocally to motorists being refunded after the incorrectly implemented bus lane fiasco but also object to a legitimate, organised police operation. Further proof uou don't really have the foggiest what you are harping on about. Details of Mot and tax may well be in a national database if you've invented a way of checking driver credentials, testing for red diesel, checking chassis numbers and the roadworthiness of vehicles with out actually stopping the vehicle in question please feel free to share it. UndergroundOverground
  • Score: 6

4:22pm Sat 1 Mar 14

mirokou says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
“People who obey the law have nothing to fear.”

Nothing to fear agreed, but they were totally disorganised and created unnecessarily congestion in and around Stanway by delaying and re-routing motorists, whether they liked it or not, without a care in the world. The heavy handed approach employed by the police in creating a road block and a diversion so close to a major supermarket on a busy Friday morning suggests there was little planning and absolutely no thought for the majority who do obey the law.
Yes i am inclined to agree with your post.
This clearly had nothing to do with scrap metal crime and more incline to be used to stop and search motorists for other so called misdemeanour issues.
Last year a number of Stanway residents made complaints to Police about this method of stopping people up at the stanway 26 junction opposite the Sainsburys turn off.
It was causing traffic to bottle neck out on to the A12 in horrendous whether.
The inside lane on the A12 run up to junction 26 was very dangerous and traffic was weaving all over the three lanes out on the A12
Today was another laughing stock episode of silly Policing two men in black suits were jumping out of bushes doing spotting yards in front of the main road block.
This used to go on at the end of the A12 slip road before entering Remembrance Avenue. Car drivers had their wits frightened out of them and where asked to pull over in a curve on a dangerous turn off point to Bakers Lane.
This is utter idiotic Policing and should it continue I will be filing a complaint to the IPCC for Miss Use Of Public Service Office/Police Powers and Procedure.
Cases have been filed to Police Local Intelligence relating to drug factories in the town, yet they just carry on with this easy victim hunting by catching people in cars.
There was one vehicle today 2 young well dressed ladies and a chap in quite a new silver car, in fact there where rows of vehicles of this ilk, what had that to do with HMRC or Scrap Metal?
I am afraid the relationship between the public to Kavanagh & Alston is becoming increasingly sour.
This is Hot Fuzz/Key stone Cops style of Law Enforcement that is becoming a laughing stock to all and sundry.
He wants to shut kebab houses down at night due to lack of resources, yet uses valuable monies in exercises such as this.
I a sorely beginning to regret the support I gave to the High Street Bus Lane Ticket Fine Issues:
This System that is being used to Police and Protect our daily business is starting to stink and drivers of cars appear, to be legitimate targets, for other money collecting reasons.
1. Road Fund Licence is on the system now
2. So Is Insurance
3. MOT is all on PC and instantly accessible by authorities
4. Soon Tax Discs will be out of the equation.
I also saw the new camera car racing around like an absolute I***T in the wet, what and earth was the rush in a vehicle like that for?
Parking Partnership
Essex Police
HMRC
and all the others have some explaining to do?
This has got to stop.
The danger caused by traffic going in the other direction looking over at the roadblocks was very dangerous.
Not only an eyesore but an ILLEGAL distraction:
Scrap collectors attack at night when the street lights are out and there is little Police about.
This is what has been going on in the last 10 months.
I feel certainly duped by Essex County Council and its ALI BA BA mentality in collecting money from innocent motorists
I am b***dy glad you had to pay the £Million back, you don't have my support no longer in fact you are lucky that potential litigation has not come your way for any road accidents that may have occurred.
Totally Repugnant and Shameful.
You really have no idea what you're talking about do you. I suspect if someone walks into your place of work and tells you how to direct your business you would probably tell them otherwise. May I suggest that if you need the Police for any reason please don't bother calling or at least direct them to your postings when they arrive to help…It's a thankless task that I wouldn't want to do for love or money especially having to deal with ill informed bigoted idiots like yourself.
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: “People who obey the law have nothing to fear.” Nothing to fear agreed, but they were totally disorganised and created unnecessarily congestion in and around Stanway by delaying and re-routing motorists, whether they liked it or not, without a care in the world. The heavy handed approach employed by the police in creating a road block and a diversion so close to a major supermarket on a busy Friday morning suggests there was little planning and absolutely no thought for the majority who do obey the law.[/p][/quote]Yes i am inclined to agree with your post. This clearly had nothing to do with scrap metal crime and more incline to be used to stop and search motorists for other so called misdemeanour issues. Last year a number of Stanway residents made complaints to Police about this method of stopping people up at the stanway 26 junction opposite the Sainsburys turn off. It was causing traffic to bottle neck out on to the A12 in horrendous whether. The inside lane on the A12 run up to junction 26 was very dangerous and traffic was weaving all over the three lanes out on the A12 Today was another laughing stock episode of silly Policing two men in black suits were jumping out of bushes doing spotting yards in front of the main road block. This used to go on at the end of the A12 slip road before entering Remembrance Avenue. Car drivers had their wits frightened out of them and where asked to pull over in a curve on a dangerous turn off point to Bakers Lane. This is utter idiotic Policing and should it continue I will be filing a complaint to the IPCC for Miss Use Of Public Service Office/Police Powers and Procedure. Cases have been filed to Police Local Intelligence relating to drug factories in the town, yet they just carry on with this easy victim hunting by catching people in cars. There was one vehicle today 2 young well dressed ladies and a chap in quite a new silver car, in fact there where rows of vehicles of this ilk, what had that to do with HMRC or Scrap Metal? I am afraid the relationship between the public to Kavanagh & Alston is becoming increasingly sour. This is Hot Fuzz/Key stone Cops style of Law Enforcement that is becoming a laughing stock to all and sundry. He wants to shut kebab houses down at night due to lack of resources, yet uses valuable monies in exercises such as this. I a sorely beginning to regret the support I gave to the High Street Bus Lane Ticket Fine Issues: This System that is being used to Police and Protect our daily business is starting to stink and drivers of cars appear, to be legitimate targets, for other money collecting reasons. 1. Road Fund Licence is on the system now 2. So Is Insurance 3. MOT is all on PC and instantly accessible by authorities 4. Soon Tax Discs will be out of the equation. I also saw the new camera car racing around like an absolute I***T in the wet, what and earth was the rush in a vehicle like that for? Parking Partnership Essex Police HMRC and all the others have some explaining to do? This has got to stop. The danger caused by traffic going in the other direction looking over at the roadblocks was very dangerous. Not only an eyesore but an ILLEGAL distraction: Scrap collectors attack at night when the street lights are out and there is little Police about. This is what has been going on in the last 10 months. I feel certainly duped by Essex County Council and its ALI BA BA mentality in collecting money from innocent motorists I am b***dy glad you had to pay the £Million back, you don't have my support no longer in fact you are lucky that potential litigation has not come your way for any road accidents that may have occurred. Totally Repugnant and Shameful.[/p][/quote]You really have no idea what you're talking about do you. I suspect if someone walks into your place of work and tells you how to direct your business you would probably tell them otherwise. May I suggest that if you need the Police for any reason please don't bother calling or at least direct them to your postings when they arrive to help…It's a thankless task that I wouldn't want to do for love or money especially having to deal with ill informed bigoted idiots like yourself. mirokou
  • Score: 0

5:52pm Sat 1 Mar 14

stevedawson says...

Damned if they do damned if they dont.and verble diarrhoea from several gentlemen.
Damned if they do damned if they dont.and verble diarrhoea from several gentlemen. stevedawson
  • Score: -1

9:38am Sun 2 Mar 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Quote UndergroundOvergorun
d:
You like to see the job done properly yet you objected very vocally to motorists being refunded after the incorrectly implemented bus lane fiasco but also object to a legitimate, organised police operation. Further proof uou don't really have the foggiest what you are harping on about. Details of Mot and tax may well be in a national database if you've invented a way of checking driver credentials, testing for red diesel, checking chassis numbers and the roadworthiness of vehicles with out actually stopping the vehicle in question please feel free to share it._________________
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Yes I thought so you are either a Police Officer or have family in the service or a Civilian Staff worker.

Well chew on this, lot here especially in the Clouseau Division in Colchester have a lot to be proud about???
in no particular order.
1. £60,000 Missing from Colchester Station Lock Up:
2. The Death Of Old Age Pensioner Bag Lady Heather Stowe In The Cells
3. How Many Police Dogs Killed in training in the last year?
4. The Police Dog Scandal At Sandon in 95.
5. The c**k up in the White House Farm Bamber case that's cost the state £Millions in appeals:
6. One of them banged up for colluding with the other side of sorts.
7. Then another one of them recently using their position for improper behaviour with vulnerable members of the public.
8. An Inspector splashed all over the chip paper last week under investigation for Professional Standards whilst being a school governor with responsibilities to special needs kids.

GIVE IT A REST WILL YOU/? YOU LOT MUST BE T***K OR C*****S WHAT ARE KNEE TREMBLING OVER?
They have a lot to be proud about?
Oh and by the way I have only done the half of it.
If you want me to post more, backsides will be twitching in Southway so for the sake of peace and quiet I suggest you get your facts right before you open your G*B.
I would not give some of that lot the steam of my S**T
Carrot Crunchers that got in the job on the backs of what?

If they spent the time and our money on doing a proper job fighting crime than picking people off in road blocks there would not be i*****s like you on threads like this.
LOL
I am falling over myself in utter hilarity
If your that great go and join the Specials?
Quote UndergroundOvergorun d: You like to see the job done properly yet you objected very vocally to motorists being refunded after the incorrectly implemented bus lane fiasco but also object to a legitimate, organised police operation. Further proof uou don't really have the foggiest what you are harping on about. Details of Mot and tax may well be in a national database if you've invented a way of checking driver credentials, testing for red diesel, checking chassis numbers and the roadworthiness of vehicles with out actually stopping the vehicle in question please feel free to share it._________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ __________________ Yes I thought so you are either a Police Officer or have family in the service or a Civilian Staff worker. Well chew on this, lot here especially in the Clouseau Division in Colchester have a lot to be proud about??? in no particular order. 1. £60,000 Missing from Colchester Station Lock Up: 2. The Death Of Old Age Pensioner Bag Lady Heather Stowe In The Cells 3. How Many Police Dogs Killed in training in the last year? 4. The Police Dog Scandal At Sandon in 95. 5. The c**k up in the White House Farm Bamber case that's cost the state £Millions in appeals: 6. One of them banged up for colluding with the other side of sorts. 7. Then another one of them recently using their position for improper behaviour with vulnerable members of the public. 8. An Inspector splashed all over the chip paper last week under investigation for Professional Standards whilst being a school governor with responsibilities to special needs kids. GIVE IT A REST WILL YOU/? YOU LOT MUST BE T***K OR C*****S WHAT ARE KNEE TREMBLING OVER? They have a lot to be proud about? Oh and by the way I have only done the half of it. If you want me to post more, backsides will be twitching in Southway so for the sake of peace and quiet I suggest you get your facts right before you open your G*B. I would not give some of that lot the steam of my S**T Carrot Crunchers that got in the job on the backs of what? If they spent the time and our money on doing a proper job fighting crime than picking people off in road blocks there would not be i*****s like you on threads like this. LOL I am falling over myself in utter hilarity If your that great go and join the Specials? A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 3

9:45am Sun 2 Mar 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

stevedawson wrote:
Damned if they do damned if they dont.and verble diarrhoea from several gentlemen.
Verbal

You cannot spell steven

And as for diarrhoea you hold the largest stocks of imodium on this thread

Pot Calling The Kettle Noir there.

I was beginning to think you were a good bloke never mind.
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: Damned if they do damned if they dont.and verble diarrhoea from several gentlemen.[/p][/quote]Verbal You cannot spell steven And as for diarrhoea you hold the largest stocks of imodium on this thread Pot Calling The Kettle Noir there. I was beginning to think you were a good bloke never mind. A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 2

5:07pm Sun 2 Mar 14

mirokou says...

Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

George Orwell
Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell mirokou
  • Score: -1

8:56pm Sun 2 Mar 14

UndergroundOverground says...

A Very Private Gentleman wrote:
Quote UndergroundOvergorun

d:
You like to see the job done properly yet you objected very vocally to motorists being refunded after the incorrectly implemented bus lane fiasco but also object to a legitimate, organised police operation. Further proof uou don't really have the foggiest what you are harping on about. Details of Mot and tax may well be in a national database if you've invented a way of checking driver credentials, testing for red diesel, checking chassis numbers and the roadworthiness of vehicles with out actually stopping the vehicle in question please feel free to share it._________________

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Yes I thought so you are either a Police Officer or have family in the service or a Civilian Staff worker.

Well chew on this, lot here especially in the Clouseau Division in Colchester have a lot to be proud about???
in no particular order.
1. £60,000 Missing from Colchester Station Lock Up:
2. The Death Of Old Age Pensioner Bag Lady Heather Stowe In The Cells
3. How Many Police Dogs Killed in training in the last year?
4. The Police Dog Scandal At Sandon in 95.
5. The c**k up in the White House Farm Bamber case that's cost the state £Millions in appeals:
6. One of them banged up for colluding with the other side of sorts.
7. Then another one of them recently using their position for improper behaviour with vulnerable members of the public.
8. An Inspector splashed all over the chip paper last week under investigation for Professional Standards whilst being a school governor with responsibilities to special needs kids.

GIVE IT A REST WILL YOU/? YOU LOT MUST BE T***K OR C*****S WHAT ARE KNEE TREMBLING OVER?
They have a lot to be proud about?
Oh and by the way I have only done the half of it.
If you want me to post more, backsides will be twitching in Southway so for the sake of peace and quiet I suggest you get your facts right before you open your G*B.
I would not give some of that lot the steam of my S**T
Carrot Crunchers that got in the job on the backs of what?

If they spent the time and our money on doing a proper job fighting crime than picking people off in road blocks there would not be i*****s like you on threads like this.
LOL
I am falling over myself in utter hilarity
If your that great go and join the Specials?
Oh dear you really have lost your mind today haven't you, so to be clear your so called "insider knowledge" means you are able to comment on 8 things (2 of which are practically the same) that have been reported in the news in up to the past 30 years, brilliant what will your next incredible piece of information be , last weeks lottery numbers perhaps? I'm sure senior police officers and councillors alike are terrified to have such a well informed sleuth as yourself acting against them. Of course the truth is you know nothing.

Oh and before you start picking others up on their spelling you may like to take the time to teach yourself the difference between your and you're.
[quote][p][bold]A Very Private Gentleman[/bold] wrote: Quote UndergroundOvergorun d: You like to see the job done properly yet you objected very vocally to motorists being refunded after the incorrectly implemented bus lane fiasco but also object to a legitimate, organised police operation. Further proof uou don't really have the foggiest what you are harping on about. Details of Mot and tax may well be in a national database if you've invented a way of checking driver credentials, testing for red diesel, checking chassis numbers and the roadworthiness of vehicles with out actually stopping the vehicle in question please feel free to share it._________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ __________________ Yes I thought so you are either a Police Officer or have family in the service or a Civilian Staff worker. Well chew on this, lot here especially in the Clouseau Division in Colchester have a lot to be proud about??? in no particular order. 1. £60,000 Missing from Colchester Station Lock Up: 2. The Death Of Old Age Pensioner Bag Lady Heather Stowe In The Cells 3. How Many Police Dogs Killed in training in the last year? 4. The Police Dog Scandal At Sandon in 95. 5. The c**k up in the White House Farm Bamber case that's cost the state £Millions in appeals: 6. One of them banged up for colluding with the other side of sorts. 7. Then another one of them recently using their position for improper behaviour with vulnerable members of the public. 8. An Inspector splashed all over the chip paper last week under investigation for Professional Standards whilst being a school governor with responsibilities to special needs kids. GIVE IT A REST WILL YOU/? YOU LOT MUST BE T***K OR C*****S WHAT ARE KNEE TREMBLING OVER? They have a lot to be proud about? Oh and by the way I have only done the half of it. If you want me to post more, backsides will be twitching in Southway so for the sake of peace and quiet I suggest you get your facts right before you open your G*B. I would not give some of that lot the steam of my S**T Carrot Crunchers that got in the job on the backs of what? If they spent the time and our money on doing a proper job fighting crime than picking people off in road blocks there would not be i*****s like you on threads like this. LOL I am falling over myself in utter hilarity If your that great go and join the Specials?[/p][/quote]Oh dear you really have lost your mind today haven't you, so to be clear your so called "insider knowledge" means you are able to comment on 8 things (2 of which are practically the same) that have been reported in the news in up to the past 30 years, brilliant what will your next incredible piece of information be , last weeks lottery numbers perhaps? I'm sure senior police officers and councillors alike are terrified to have such a well informed sleuth as yourself acting against them. Of course the truth is you know nothing. Oh and before you start picking others up on their spelling you may like to take the time to teach yourself the difference between your and you're. UndergroundOverground
  • Score: 0

8:08am Mon 3 Mar 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

QUOTE UndergroundOvergroun
d
Oh dear you really have lost your mind today haven't you, so to be clear your so called "insider knowledge" means you are able to comment on 8 things (2 of which are practically the same) that have been reported in the news in up to the past 30 years, brilliant what will your next incredible piece of information be , last weeks lottery numbers perhaps? I'm sure senior police officers and councillors alike are terrified to have such a well informed sleuth as yourself acting against them. Of course the truth is you know nothing.

Oh and before you start picking others up on their spelling you may like to take the time to teach yourself the difference between your and you're._____________
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Senior police officers and councillors will not be terrified in anyway because you lot collude with each other in the biggest back scratching Turkeys On The Back Door at Xmas time network I have ever seen.
Most of you get jobs with the Teflons after you COP your 2/3rds pensions on the backs of us, in your premature retirements at 53.
I would like to see a survey published, of how many of you got in "The Job" on the backs of Nepotism i.e. relations how many of you were offspring of serving old boy Police Officers.
That is why nothing gets done around here, the old application form used to have do you have any family or friends serving in the force name them below?
Another easy way of getting in is by stating my name is Gary/Andy/Mark or Nathan.
I have not seen an Ethnic Minority officer here for ages.

I would like to see a whole shift of PC's called Wackabooloo then that will get your tongues wagging in the changing rooms.

I went to school with a lot of you and I was not and never have been that impressed.

Just before John Pratt died a couple of years ago he told me the current crop of Peelers were Nothing but "Chancers" & Wide Boys
That is a description from one of the best Special Branch officers this town ever had back in the days when it was know as the Colchester Borough Constabulary.

"YOU CALL WHAT YOU DO A GOOD JOB, I SAW A FACEBOOK POST THE OTHER DAY ONE OF YOUR MATES WAS TALKING TO ANOTHER BOOT BOY", STATING (KEEPING MY HEAD DOWN 4 YEARS TO GO FOR MY PENSION).

That just about sums the lot of you up in my book.
Carry on Ironing your apron because you lot at St Giles have over £200 grand to put back in the charity fund
"After one of your brothers had a good time on it"
I am laughing my socks off LOL.
QUOTE UndergroundOvergroun d Oh dear you really have lost your mind today haven't you, so to be clear your so called "insider knowledge" means you are able to comment on 8 things (2 of which are practically the same) that have been reported in the news in up to the past 30 years, brilliant what will your next incredible piece of information be , last weeks lottery numbers perhaps? I'm sure senior police officers and councillors alike are terrified to have such a well informed sleuth as yourself acting against them. Of course the truth is you know nothing. Oh and before you start picking others up on their spelling you may like to take the time to teach yourself the difference between your and you're._____________ ____________________ ____________________ __ Senior police officers and councillors will not be terrified in anyway because you lot collude with each other in the biggest back scratching Turkeys On The Back Door at Xmas time network I have ever seen. Most of you get jobs with the Teflons after you COP your 2/3rds pensions on the backs of us, in your premature retirements at 53. I would like to see a survey published, of how many of you got in "The Job" on the backs of Nepotism i.e. relations how many of you were offspring of serving old boy Police Officers. That is why nothing gets done around here, the old application form used to have do you have any family or friends serving in the force name them below? Another easy way of getting in is by stating my name is Gary/Andy/Mark or Nathan. I have not seen an Ethnic Minority officer here for ages. I would like to see a whole shift of PC's called Wackabooloo then that will get your tongues wagging in the changing rooms. I went to school with a lot of you and I was not and never have been that impressed. Just before John Pratt died a couple of years ago he told me the current crop of Peelers were Nothing but "Chancers" & Wide Boys That is a description from one of the best Special Branch officers this town ever had back in the days when it was know as the Colchester Borough Constabulary. "YOU CALL WHAT YOU DO A GOOD JOB, I SAW A FACEBOOK POST THE OTHER DAY ONE OF YOUR MATES WAS TALKING TO ANOTHER BOOT BOY", STATING (KEEPING MY HEAD DOWN 4 YEARS TO GO FOR MY PENSION). That just about sums the lot of you up in my book. Carry on Ironing your apron because you lot at St Giles have over £200 grand to put back in the charity fund "After one of your brothers had a good time on it" I am laughing my socks off LOL. A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: 2

10:14am Mon 3 Mar 14

UndergroundOverground says...

Oh sorry did I forget to mention that I am neither a police officer or a councillor neither am I related to one, as I has said previously you know absolutely nothing. As if your posts could get any more ludicrous now you are claiming that you went to school. I was unaware that your extensive sources of gossip and scandal also included someone who once told you something they read in Facebook wow you really are well connected
Oh sorry did I forget to mention that I am neither a police officer or a councillor neither am I related to one, as I has said previously you know absolutely nothing. As if your posts could get any more ludicrous now you are claiming that you went to school. I was unaware that your extensive sources of gossip and scandal also included someone who once told you something they read in Facebook wow you really are well connected UndergroundOverground
  • Score: -4

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