UPDATED: Rioters attack police in Rowhedge

Rioters attack police in Rowhedge

Rioters attack police in Rowhedge

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A HUNDRED rioting youths attacked police with bottles in Rowhedge.

The riot squad was called in to suppress the drunken teenage mob with pepper spray, tasers and police dogs while bottles rained down on them.

The violence took place on the recreation ground in Rectory Road on Saturday just before 6pm.

Earlier in the day families had been enjoying the Rowhedge Regatta and, while the trouble did not spill over into the regatta, organisers are worried they may have to cancel in future years.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “Police arrested three people following a large disturbance in Rowhedge on Saturday evening.

“Officers received reports that there were around 100 youths fighting and attended the scene to restore order.

“The police helicopter was used to monitor the incident.

“Two officers were assaulted and received minor injuries.

“The youths also smashed the windscreen of a police vehicle.”

They confirmed back up was called for and force had to be used.

The ambulance service was called to treat drunk youngsters.

A 15-year-old boy from Colchester was arrested at the scene on suspicion of affray.

A 19-year-old man from of no fixed address was arrested on suspicion of public order offences and assaulting a police officer.

A 17-year-old boy from Colchester was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly.

They have all been released on bail pending further enquiries until Thursday, July 3.

See the full story and reaction in Tuesday's Gazette.

Did you witness the incident? Contact the newsdesk on 01206 508432 or email zoe.forsey@nqe.com.

 

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1:11pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Mrs-Moan-alot says...

What was the cause of the riot? Where they trying to prove their point on something or just teenyboppers who can't handle their drink?
What was the cause of the riot? Where they trying to prove their point on something or just teenyboppers who can't handle their drink? Mrs-Moan-alot
  • Score: 15

1:19pm Mon 16 Jun 14

wormshero says...

Wasn't the regetta at the weekend just gone? May be cancelled? Bit lost reading this story to be honest. Was this a riot that broke out on Saturday before the regetta was supposed to start, explaining why there were so many people there, or was this over night.
Wasn't the regetta at the weekend just gone? May be cancelled? Bit lost reading this story to be honest. Was this a riot that broke out on Saturday before the regetta was supposed to start, explaining why there were so many people there, or was this over night. wormshero
  • Score: 5

1:34pm Mon 16 Jun 14

graham1983 says...

I agree! Completely no sense made here. How is it cancelled when it was wkend just gone? What were they rioting about? Pointless article!
I agree! Completely no sense made here. How is it cancelled when it was wkend just gone? What were they rioting about? Pointless article! graham1983
  • Score: 11

1:35pm Mon 16 Jun 14

catflap1 says...

Can we have this "story" rewritten so that it makes some sense?
Can we have this "story" rewritten so that it makes some sense? catflap1
  • Score: 21

1:38pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Shaneblackdarkknight says...

Mrs-Moan-alot wrote:
What was the cause of the riot? Where they trying to prove their point on something or just teenyboppers who can't handle their drink?
No mate , my 14 year old begged me to let her go here as all her pals went , I said no as as she even said it's a gathering where they all go every year some as young as 12 to get wasted on vodka etc which they get low life's to buy from shops for them , the police on this as well but gona give them a very very small bit of credit as the football was on and I'm sure they were stretched , but they are aware this goes on there year in and out so yet again a **** poor performance ( not uniform ) the top brass .
[quote][p][bold]Mrs-Moan-alot[/bold] wrote: What was the cause of the riot? Where they trying to prove their point on something or just teenyboppers who can't handle their drink?[/p][/quote]No mate , my 14 year old begged me to let her go here as all her pals went , I said no as as she even said it's a gathering where they all go every year some as young as 12 to get wasted on vodka etc which they get low life's to buy from shops for them , the police on this as well but gona give them a very very small bit of credit as the football was on and I'm sure they were stretched , but they are aware this goes on there year in and out so yet again a **** poor performance ( not uniform ) the top brass . Shaneblackdarkknight
  • Score: 8

1:41pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Shaneblackdarkknight says...

Where were there parents ? Watching footy or Jeremy Kyle on catch up ?
Where were there parents ? Watching footy or Jeremy Kyle on catch up ? Shaneblackdarkknight
  • Score: 18

1:41pm Mon 16 Jun 14

998dave says...

The 'riot' happened after the Regatta, I imagine the story references that future events may be cancelled due to the risk of repeated incidents.
The 'riot' happened after the Regatta, I imagine the story references that future events may be cancelled due to the risk of repeated incidents. 998dave
  • Score: 28

1:42pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Newsie says...

They mean that it could be cancelled next year. It didn't happen down at the heart of regatta on the quayside however, but up on the recreation ground and the regatta was 3/4 over. Races had been held, stalls had all gone and there were only some bands still to play down at the quay. It looks like regatta will be the scapegoat for the troubles that, to be honest could happen on any villages meeting place on a summer's night. But yes, the reporting could be a lot clearer than this half-a-story.
They mean that it could be cancelled next year. It didn't happen down at the heart of regatta on the quayside however, but up on the recreation ground and the regatta was 3/4 over. Races had been held, stalls had all gone and there were only some bands still to play down at the quay. It looks like regatta will be the scapegoat for the troubles that, to be honest could happen on any villages meeting place on a summer's night. But yes, the reporting could be a lot clearer than this half-a-story. Newsie
  • Score: 15

2:07pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Colonel Kurtz says...

Cut their hoods off.
Cut their hoods off. Colonel Kurtz
  • Score: 18

2:20pm Mon 16 Jun 14

seikothrill says...

Wow, never thought I would see the term Riot in association with Rowhedge
Wow, never thought I would see the term Riot in association with Rowhedge seikothrill
  • Score: 25

2:21pm Mon 16 Jun 14

seikothrill says...

998dave wrote:
The 'riot' happened after the Regatta, I imagine the story references that future events may be cancelled due to the risk of repeated incidents.
That would be a disappointment for the organisers of the Regatta
[quote][p][bold]998dave[/bold] wrote: The 'riot' happened after the Regatta, I imagine the story references that future events may be cancelled due to the risk of repeated incidents.[/p][/quote]That would be a disappointment for the organisers of the Regatta seikothrill
  • Score: 9

2:25pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Wicky1 says...

Shame it was spoilt as it was a cracking day out enjoyed by many of all ages down by the river where there was no trouble. When I was leaving at about 8.30pm there were police nr the Rec & school and a couple of dozen youths heading away along Rectory Rd towards Fingringhoe Rd/Weir Lane.

Hopefully police arrested the troublemakers and will bar them from future events - so as not to spoil any future community events.
Shame it was spoilt as it was a cracking day out enjoyed by many of all ages down by the river where there was no trouble. When I was leaving at about 8.30pm there were police nr the Rec & school and a couple of dozen youths heading away along Rectory Rd towards Fingringhoe Rd/Weir Lane. Hopefully police arrested the troublemakers and will bar them from future events - so as not to spoil any future community events. Wicky1
  • Score: 14

2:26pm Mon 16 Jun 14

co2 says...

Newsie wrote:
They mean that it could be cancelled next year. It didn't happen down at the heart of regatta on the quayside however, but up on the recreation ground and the regatta was 3/4 over. Races had been held, stalls had all gone and there were only some bands still to play down at the quay. It looks like regatta will be the scapegoat for the troubles that, to be honest could happen on any villages meeting place on a summer's night. But yes, the reporting could be a lot clearer than this half-a-story.
Let me assure you that it was not like any village green meeting,there were hundreds of teenagers,many staggering around in a drunken/drug fuelled state,there were numerous police,dog units,riot vans etc,you would have thought it was a west ham v millwall match taking place instead of a peacefull regatta,i saw some local youngsters i know and told them to go home,apparently one was arrested minutes later failing to heed my advice,the police dealt with it fairly well,if the regatta goes ahead in future years,lessons will have to be learned from this years events.
[quote][p][bold]Newsie[/bold] wrote: They mean that it could be cancelled next year. It didn't happen down at the heart of regatta on the quayside however, but up on the recreation ground and the regatta was 3/4 over. Races had been held, stalls had all gone and there were only some bands still to play down at the quay. It looks like regatta will be the scapegoat for the troubles that, to be honest could happen on any villages meeting place on a summer's night. But yes, the reporting could be a lot clearer than this half-a-story.[/p][/quote]Let me assure you that it was not like any village green meeting,there were hundreds of teenagers,many staggering around in a drunken/drug fuelled state,there were numerous police,dog units,riot vans etc,you would have thought it was a west ham v millwall match taking place instead of a peacefull regatta,i saw some local youngsters i know and told them to go home,apparently one was arrested minutes later failing to heed my advice,the police dealt with it fairly well,if the regatta goes ahead in future years,lessons will have to be learned from this years events. co2
  • Score: 18

2:30pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Shambolic says...

I went there for the first time on Saturday and it was a really good natured event. Why must the Regatta take the flak for a load of **** up youth losing it? Typical, we already lost the Wivenhoe Mayfair for similar excuses. How about people control their children, rather than shutting down all community events? Curfew Britain or what? We should be encouraging community members to get together before we all end up stuck behind four walls!
I went there for the first time on Saturday and it was a really good natured event. Why must the Regatta take the flak for a load of **** up youth losing it? Typical, we already lost the Wivenhoe Mayfair for similar excuses. How about people control their children, rather than shutting down all community events? Curfew Britain or what? We should be encouraging community members to get together before we all end up stuck behind four walls! Shambolic
  • Score: 46

2:48pm Mon 16 Jun 14

romantic says...

Shambolic wrote:
I went there for the first time on Saturday and it was a really good natured event. Why must the Regatta take the flak for a load of **** up youth losing it? Typical, we already lost the Wivenhoe Mayfair for similar excuses. How about people control their children, rather than shutting down all community events? Curfew Britain or what? We should be encouraging community members to get together before we all end up stuck behind four walls!
Fully agree. Just like the Wivenhoe Mayfair, Rowhedge Regatta now faces the threat of not happening because local youth can't handle their booze. Presumably, these kids have parents, so let's hope those parents don't pretend it wasn't their little angels, but deal with it. Some of the kids might be outsiders down from Colchester, but plenty will be local. Part of being a parent is dealing with the tricky stuff, and your kid being in a mini-riot is the tricky stuff. It's your job to know what your kids are doing.

The Regatta itself seemed like a good natured day, as it always is, and it's a shame if it gets stopped because of this.
[quote][p][bold]Shambolic[/bold] wrote: I went there for the first time on Saturday and it was a really good natured event. Why must the Regatta take the flak for a load of **** up youth losing it? Typical, we already lost the Wivenhoe Mayfair for similar excuses. How about people control their children, rather than shutting down all community events? Curfew Britain or what? We should be encouraging community members to get together before we all end up stuck behind four walls![/p][/quote]Fully agree. Just like the Wivenhoe Mayfair, Rowhedge Regatta now faces the threat of not happening because local youth can't handle their booze. Presumably, these kids have parents, so let's hope those parents don't pretend it wasn't their little angels, but deal with it. Some of the kids might be outsiders down from Colchester, but plenty will be local. Part of being a parent is dealing with the tricky stuff, and your kid being in a mini-riot is the tricky stuff. It's your job to know what your kids are doing. The Regatta itself seemed like a good natured day, as it always is, and it's a shame if it gets stopped because of this. romantic
  • Score: 27

3:05pm Mon 16 Jun 14

André says...

Why should the law abiding majority see future regattas cancelled because of the mindless thuggery of a degenerate minority?
Why should the law abiding majority see future regattas cancelled because of the mindless thuggery of a degenerate minority? André
  • Score: 32

4:08pm Mon 16 Jun 14

billykat says...

Regatta is great. The underage drinkers barely go near the water front, they all congregate on the rec. Most are wasted by 1pm, its been happening every year for as long as I can remember and every year it's a little bit worse than the one before. Really can't see the point of letting them drink themselves stupid in public all afternoon and then intervene when its too late! Should all be moved on, stopped and searched and any drink or drugs taken off them way before it gets out of control and requires most of the local police force and the helicopter to contain them. Hardly rocket science, just bad planning.
Regatta is great. The underage drinkers barely go near the water front, they all congregate on the rec. Most are wasted by 1pm, its been happening every year for as long as I can remember and every year it's a little bit worse than the one before. Really can't see the point of letting them drink themselves stupid in public all afternoon and then intervene when its too late! Should all be moved on, stopped and searched and any drink or drugs taken off them way before it gets out of control and requires most of the local police force and the helicopter to contain them. Hardly rocket science, just bad planning. billykat
  • Score: 20

4:22pm Mon 16 Jun 14

bronwyn amanda says...

the majority of the people on the rec were not from the village any who were from the village werr dragged out and sent home by family and friends.
the majority of the people on the rec were not from the village any who were from the village werr dragged out and sent home by family and friends. bronwyn amanda
  • Score: 19

4:22pm Mon 16 Jun 14

MumsyMoo says...

Most of these teens where from out of the village and where arriving in groups. Rowhedge is a lovely village and a fantastic place to live, shame to have its name attached to such trouble just because of some troublesome teens who don't even live in the village.
Most of these teens where from out of the village and where arriving in groups. Rowhedge is a lovely village and a fantastic place to live, shame to have its name attached to such trouble just because of some troublesome teens who don't even live in the village. MumsyMoo
  • Score: 21

4:38pm Mon 16 Jun 14

dswitzer says...

It was nothing to do with the Regatta these children were not even at it, they were in a field that just happens to be in the same village. The Regatta was a lovely friendly fun day out with lots of lush food and a great atmosphere I should know I was there all day. The first anyone at the Regatta knew of the trouble was when dozens of police started milling around but there was not one drunken unaccompanied teenager in sight. Every year it is the same thing. Teenagers from all over Colchester gather on the field on The same day. Every year its full of fights and underage drinking. When we arrive about 11 there were teenagers with drink heading towards the field then. I popped home to drop the kids off at 4, got a cab back and drunken 13/14 year olds were falling in the roads around the field then, yet it was gone 8pm before the police did something about it. Why didn't the go and disperse the kids and confiscate the drink earlier on it the day, its the same every year so hardly took them by surprise!!
It was nothing to do with the Regatta these children were not even at it, they were in a field that just happens to be in the same village. The Regatta was a lovely friendly fun day out with lots of lush food and a great atmosphere I should know I was there all day. The first anyone at the Regatta knew of the trouble was when dozens of police started milling around but there was not one drunken unaccompanied teenager in sight. Every year it is the same thing. Teenagers from all over Colchester gather on the field on The same day. Every year its full of fights and underage drinking. When we arrive about 11 there were teenagers with drink heading towards the field then. I popped home to drop the kids off at 4, got a cab back and drunken 13/14 year olds were falling in the roads around the field then, yet it was gone 8pm before the police did something about it. Why didn't the go and disperse the kids and confiscate the drink earlier on it the day, its the same every year so hardly took them by surprise!! dswitzer
  • Score: 30

4:39pm Mon 16 Jun 14

jut1972 says...

100 drunks. 3 arrests.
Perhaps if the police clamped down on more people they wouldn't think they could get away with it.
100 drunks. 3 arrests. Perhaps if the police clamped down on more people they wouldn't think they could get away with it. jut1972
  • Score: 16

4:46pm Mon 16 Jun 14

slightly annoyed says...

Living next to the rec, I can guarantee that the majority of the youths there on Saturday eve were not villagers. They arrive by the bus load, with backpacks full of alcohol and spend hours drinking. After clearing the trouble makers the police escorted many of them to the bus stops so they could return to their own estates.
This "riot" happened at 7:30 in the evening, a sensible time when families were still enjoying the river based Regatta. Many local parents, my self included, were checking on our own teenagers, making sure that they were safe and away from the rec. I had to get permission from the police to walk through the police car infested car park to escort my own daughter home.
Every year the youths congregate on the rec on Regatta day, and every year the trouble gets worse. At the last count, there was 20 police cars in Rowhedge, all for a bunch of mainly underage drinkers who have no respect for the community or the pol
Living next to the rec, I can guarantee that the majority of the youths there on Saturday eve were not villagers. They arrive by the bus load, with backpacks full of alcohol and spend hours drinking. After clearing the trouble makers the police escorted many of them to the bus stops so they could return to their own estates. This "riot" happened at 7:30 in the evening, a sensible time when families were still enjoying the river based Regatta. Many local parents, my self included, were checking on our own teenagers, making sure that they were safe and away from the rec. I had to get permission from the police to walk through the police car infested car park to escort my own daughter home. Every year the youths congregate on the rec on Regatta day, and every year the trouble gets worse. At the last count, there was 20 police cars in Rowhedge, all for a bunch of mainly underage drinkers who have no respect for the community or the pol slightly annoyed
  • Score: 20

5:01pm Mon 16 Jun 14

mirokou says...

As a friend is connected to the Police here are the facts… 4 specials surrounded by over 100 youths..Small minority up to a dozen identified as coming from outside Rowhedge being drunk and aggressive towards the Police looking for trouble.
Local officers from Colchester called in to help clear the field and identify people and attempt to restore order..less the 20 officers on field attempting to control aggressive individual groups of drunk males and their associated friends and girlfriends. Police continually had bottles thrown at them and threatened ..CS Gas used on two particular groups, which caused most to leave the field…No TASER used, No "Riot Squad".. Completed and finalised by local officers without protective equipment and heavily outnumbered.. Three officers injured , 1 Police vehicle damaged. Not for me ..Should be grateful for the brave officers we have, without petty criticisms of no arrests…When outnumbered by so many arrests aren't the priority but restoring order and protecting the towns folk…if you don't know , join the Specials or shut up
As a friend is connected to the Police here are the facts… 4 specials surrounded by over 100 youths..Small minority up to a dozen identified as coming from outside Rowhedge being drunk and aggressive towards the Police looking for trouble. Local officers from Colchester called in to help clear the field and identify people and attempt to restore order..less the 20 officers on field attempting to control aggressive individual groups of drunk males and their associated friends and girlfriends. Police continually had bottles thrown at them and threatened ..CS Gas used on two particular groups, which caused most to leave the field…No TASER used, No "Riot Squad".. Completed and finalised by local officers without protective equipment and heavily outnumbered.. Three officers injured , 1 Police vehicle damaged. Not for me ..Should be grateful for the brave officers we have, without petty criticisms of no arrests…When outnumbered by so many arrests aren't the priority but restoring order and protecting the towns folk…if you don't know , join the Specials or shut up mirokou
  • Score: 30

5:29pm Mon 16 Jun 14

slightly annoyed says...

If there was no riot squat or police with protective equipment, then there must have been a fancy dress party in the village because there was an awful lot of protective uniforms about.
Yes the police were outnumbered but there was more than 20 on the field, including at least 2 police dogs which were being antagonized by the youths.
Those local officers arrived from Colchester, Chelmsford, and Tiptree as well as using the Police Helicopter.
This is from someone who lives next to the rec, who witnesses people (a lot more than a dozen) arriving in the village by bus.
On the plus side, normally on a Regatta night, the trouble continues into the small hours, fortunately this time it was peaceful again by 10pm.
If there was no riot squat or police with protective equipment, then there must have been a fancy dress party in the village because there was an awful lot of protective uniforms about. Yes the police were outnumbered but there was more than 20 on the field, including at least 2 police dogs which were being antagonized by the youths. Those local officers arrived from Colchester, Chelmsford, and Tiptree as well as using the Police Helicopter. This is from someone who lives next to the rec, who witnesses people (a lot more than a dozen) arriving in the village by bus. On the plus side, normally on a Regatta night, the trouble continues into the small hours, fortunately this time it was peaceful again by 10pm. slightly annoyed
  • Score: 4

5:48pm Mon 16 Jun 14

IpsumDelor says...

Sounds like the same young thugs from the surrounding towns and villages who used to turn up in Wivenhoe at the May Fair every year to get drunk and fight, and have now lost us our May Fair as a result.
Sounds like the same young thugs from the surrounding towns and villages who used to turn up in Wivenhoe at the May Fair every year to get drunk and fight, and have now lost us our May Fair as a result. IpsumDelor
  • Score: 16

5:49pm Mon 16 Jun 14

mirokou says...

slightly annoyed wrote:
If there was no riot squat or police with protective equipment, then there must have been a fancy dress party in the village because there was an awful lot of protective uniforms about.
Yes the police were outnumbered but there was more than 20 on the field, including at least 2 police dogs which were being antagonized by the youths.
Those local officers arrived from Colchester, Chelmsford, and Tiptree as well as using the Police Helicopter.
This is from someone who lives next to the rec, who witnesses people (a lot more than a dozen) arriving in the village by bus.
On the plus side, normally on a Regatta night, the trouble continues into the small hours, fortunately this time it was peaceful again by 10pm.
The specialist crowd control officers arrived well after the event.. And played no part in the initial disturbance.. just reassurance
[quote][p][bold]slightly annoyed[/bold] wrote: If there was no riot squat or police with protective equipment, then there must have been a fancy dress party in the village because there was an awful lot of protective uniforms about. Yes the police were outnumbered but there was more than 20 on the field, including at least 2 police dogs which were being antagonized by the youths. Those local officers arrived from Colchester, Chelmsford, and Tiptree as well as using the Police Helicopter. This is from someone who lives next to the rec, who witnesses people (a lot more than a dozen) arriving in the village by bus. On the plus side, normally on a Regatta night, the trouble continues into the small hours, fortunately this time it was peaceful again by 10pm.[/p][/quote]The specialist crowd control officers arrived well after the event.. And played no part in the initial disturbance.. just reassurance mirokou
  • Score: 8

6:22pm Mon 16 Jun 14

manmonkey says...

What a load of old ****. If there were a hundred youths fighting police then why so few arrests?
Quite frankly if they hadn't been antagonised this probably would have fizzled out on it's own accord.
If the reports I've heard of the police targeting a minor and tasering him in the neck are anything to go by, then this is a public liability law suit.
thousands of pounds down the drain once again because police were heavy handed and read the situation incorrectly.

If the police had been properly assessing the situation all day, then a mass of drunken youths would never have been able to gather in the first place.
I'd also be checking cctv of the 2 shops in rowhedge to see who sold them the booze.
Stitch in time and all that.
What a load of old ****. If there were a hundred youths fighting police then why so few arrests? Quite frankly if they hadn't been antagonised this probably would have fizzled out on it's own accord. If the reports I've heard of the police targeting a minor and tasering him in the neck are anything to go by, then this is a public liability law suit. thousands of pounds down the drain once again because police were heavy handed and read the situation incorrectly. If the police had been properly assessing the situation all day, then a mass of drunken youths would never have been able to gather in the first place. I'd also be checking cctv of the 2 shops in rowhedge to see who sold them the booze. Stitch in time and all that. manmonkey
  • Score: -29

7:13pm Mon 16 Jun 14

bronwyn amanda says...

manmonkey wrote:
What a load of old ****. If there were a hundred youths fighting police then why so few arrests?
Quite frankly if they hadn't been antagonised this probably would have fizzled out on it's own accord.
If the reports I've heard of the police targeting a minor and tasering him in the neck are anything to go by, then this is a public liability law suit.
thousands of pounds down the drain once again because police were heavy handed and read the situation incorrectly.

If the police had been properly assessing the situation all day, then a mass of drunken youths would never have been able to gather in the first place.
I'd also be checking cctv of the 2 shops in rowhedge to see who sold them the booze.
Stitch in time and all that.
last year with out the police presence it all ran on well in to the morning (I live next to the rec) were as this year everyone was sent home (by bus as he majority were not from the village).what I saw with my own eye not (not from reports I've heard) was bottles being thrown at the cars people antagonising thes police dogs and then all of the youth at the bottem of the rec in a massive fight. the police then moved on lookers away fearing the youth would come running up from what I saw the police handed the situation correctly
[quote][p][bold]manmonkey[/bold] wrote: What a load of old ****. If there were a hundred youths fighting police then why so few arrests? Quite frankly if they hadn't been antagonised this probably would have fizzled out on it's own accord. If the reports I've heard of the police targeting a minor and tasering him in the neck are anything to go by, then this is a public liability law suit. thousands of pounds down the drain once again because police were heavy handed and read the situation incorrectly. If the police had been properly assessing the situation all day, then a mass of drunken youths would never have been able to gather in the first place. I'd also be checking cctv of the 2 shops in rowhedge to see who sold them the booze. Stitch in time and all that.[/p][/quote]last year with out the police presence it all ran on well in to the morning (I live next to the rec) were as this year everyone was sent home (by bus as he majority were not from the village).what I saw with my own eye not (not from reports I've heard) was bottles being thrown at the cars people antagonising thes police dogs and then all of the youth at the bottem of the rec in a massive fight. the police then moved on lookers away fearing the youth would come running up from what I saw the police handed the situation correctly bronwyn amanda
  • Score: 14

11:11pm Mon 16 Jun 14

Boris says...

Ban supermarkets from selling alcohol.
Ban supermarkets from selling alcohol. Boris
  • Score: -7

5:05am Tue 17 Jun 14

rhetoric says...

We're all in this. It takes a community or the whole area to cope with such problems.
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It would be better, definitely, to make the sale of alcohol more restricted, but of course determined troublemakers are going to use what's left of their brains to devise a way of obtaining the stuff.
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Somehow, there needs to be a concerted effort plus a system of stopping the worst potential troublemakers getting to such an "event". We need the buses to refuse them passage and so on, but then we come up against "human rights", kids will sue the bus company for preventing them from going to some supposed non-harmful venue etc.
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Obviously you can't shut off a village and filter through the non-harmful visitors entirely. That would be a task beyond such a community. Equally a mass patrol by concerned villagers would be considered vigilante action.
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Anyone got some sensible answers to this problem?
We're all in this. It takes a community or the whole area to cope with such problems. . It would be better, definitely, to make the sale of alcohol more restricted, but of course determined troublemakers are going to use what's left of their brains to devise a way of obtaining the stuff. . Somehow, there needs to be a concerted effort plus a system of stopping the worst potential troublemakers getting to such an "event". We need the buses to refuse them passage and so on, but then we come up against "human rights", kids will sue the bus company for preventing them from going to some supposed non-harmful venue etc. . Obviously you can't shut off a village and filter through the non-harmful visitors entirely. That would be a task beyond such a community. Equally a mass patrol by concerned villagers would be considered vigilante action. . Anyone got some sensible answers to this problem? rhetoric
  • Score: 0

8:08am Tue 17 Jun 14

manmonkey says...

Bronwyn Amanda
If the police had been "policing" the area properly then they would have noticed a much larger than usual youth presence and a much larger than usual number of underage drinkers before the problem had the opportunity to get out of control.
Allowing such a large number of underage drinkers to gather before doing something about it is not being mindful of their duty to the community and is, in my mind, not conducive of effective and correct policing.
Bronwyn Amanda If the police had been "policing" the area properly then they would have noticed a much larger than usual youth presence and a much larger than usual number of underage drinkers before the problem had the opportunity to get out of control. Allowing such a large number of underage drinkers to gather before doing something about it is not being mindful of their duty to the community and is, in my mind, not conducive of effective and correct policing. manmonkey
  • Score: -4

9:18am Tue 17 Jun 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

mirokou wrote:
As a friend is connected to the Police here are the facts… 4 specials surrounded by over 100 youths..Small minority up to a dozen identified as coming from outside Rowhedge being drunk and aggressive towards the Police looking for trouble.
Local officers from Colchester called in to help clear the field and identify people and attempt to restore order..less the 20 officers on field attempting to control aggressive individual groups of drunk males and their associated friends and girlfriends. Police continually had bottles thrown at them and threatened ..CS Gas used on two particular groups, which caused most to leave the field…No TASER used, No "Riot Squad".. Completed and finalised by local officers without protective equipment and heavily outnumbered.. Three officers injured , 1 Police vehicle damaged. Not for me ..Should be grateful for the brave officers we have, without petty criticisms of no arrests…When outnumbered by so many arrests aren't the priority but restoring order and protecting the towns folk…if you don't know , join the Specials or shut up
Can't argue with that!
[quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: As a friend is connected to the Police here are the facts… 4 specials surrounded by over 100 youths..Small minority up to a dozen identified as coming from outside Rowhedge being drunk and aggressive towards the Police looking for trouble. Local officers from Colchester called in to help clear the field and identify people and attempt to restore order..less the 20 officers on field attempting to control aggressive individual groups of drunk males and their associated friends and girlfriends. Police continually had bottles thrown at them and threatened ..CS Gas used on two particular groups, which caused most to leave the field…No TASER used, No "Riot Squad".. Completed and finalised by local officers without protective equipment and heavily outnumbered.. Three officers injured , 1 Police vehicle damaged. Not for me ..Should be grateful for the brave officers we have, without petty criticisms of no arrests…When outnumbered by so many arrests aren't the priority but restoring order and protecting the towns folk…if you don't know , join the Specials or shut up[/p][/quote]Can't argue with that! Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 7

12:51pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Mrs-Moan-alot says...

I thought it was against the law to be drunk and disorderly in public weather your 15 or 75, so why wasn't their alcohol confiscated way before it got out of hand? When I was a youngster my alcopops where poured out by the police even if we where not getting into trouble so why now do they wait until it is to late?!
I thought it was against the law to be drunk and disorderly in public weather your 15 or 75, so why wasn't their alcohol confiscated way before it got out of hand? When I was a youngster my alcopops where poured out by the police even if we where not getting into trouble so why now do they wait until it is to late?! Mrs-Moan-alot
  • Score: 3

6:03pm Tue 17 Jun 14

local yokel says...

suitable deterrents are needed. My favourite is, putting the perpetrators in the stocks at the next regatta and egging them to raise money for charity.
suitable deterrents are needed. My favourite is, putting the perpetrators in the stocks at the next regatta and egging them to raise money for charity. local yokel
  • Score: 5

11:04pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Lloyd George says...

manmonkey wrote:
What a load of old ****. If there were a hundred youths fighting police then why so few arrests?
Quite frankly if they hadn't been antagonised this probably would have fizzled out on it's own accord.
If the reports I've heard of the police targeting a minor and tasering him in the neck are anything to go by, then this is a public liability law suit.
thousands of pounds down the drain once again because police were heavy handed and read the situation incorrectly.

If the police had been properly assessing the situation all day, then a mass of drunken youths would never have been able to gather in the first place.
I'd also be checking cctv of the 2 shops in rowhedge to see who sold them the booze.
Stitch in time and all that.
Obviously you dislike the police. That's your prerogative. It concerns that you can condone the behaviour of teenage dross over people doing a job to protect the nicer elements in society.
[quote][p][bold]manmonkey[/bold] wrote: What a load of old ****. If there were a hundred youths fighting police then why so few arrests? Quite frankly if they hadn't been antagonised this probably would have fizzled out on it's own accord. If the reports I've heard of the police targeting a minor and tasering him in the neck are anything to go by, then this is a public liability law suit. thousands of pounds down the drain once again because police were heavy handed and read the situation incorrectly. If the police had been properly assessing the situation all day, then a mass of drunken youths would never have been able to gather in the first place. I'd also be checking cctv of the 2 shops in rowhedge to see who sold them the booze. Stitch in time and all that.[/p][/quote]Obviously you dislike the police. That's your prerogative. It concerns that you can condone the behaviour of teenage dross over people doing a job to protect the nicer elements in society. Lloyd George
  • Score: 4

1:37am Wed 18 Jun 14

Boris says...

local yokel wrote:
suitable deterrents are needed. My favourite is, putting the perpetrators in the stocks at the next regatta and egging them to raise money for charity.
OK, at the next regatta, except that 364 days is a long time to wait to impose a punishment. Quick action would be more effective.
[quote][p][bold]local yokel[/bold] wrote: suitable deterrents are needed. My favourite is, putting the perpetrators in the stocks at the next regatta and egging them to raise money for charity.[/p][/quote]OK, at the next regatta, except that 364 days is a long time to wait to impose a punishment. Quick action would be more effective. Boris
  • Score: 0

10:07am Wed 18 Jun 14

TheIdesOfMarch says...

Boris wrote:
Ban supermarkets from selling alcohol.
go on get stuck Boris we will stick you in the front line
1. ban supermarkets from selling alco when the council are going to grant roosters and licence to give booze with takeaways.
2. these are kids/spawn from the toughies of the 60's
3. you stop peoples benefits and this is what you get, it was bound to happen, we used to try and kick the sh*t out of the green jackets in my day and yes what a sad bunch we were.
100 will turn into 1000 and i feel sorry for the hobby bobbies and the milky bar kids.
this is bad news all round.
colchester people are a tough bunch, always have been always will be, the london lads from the football know all about us from the 70's.
the system ignores these kids at their peril.
we have the money now the economy is ready for a boom, let us all share and share alike.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: Ban supermarkets from selling alcohol.[/p][/quote]go on get stuck Boris we will stick you in the front line 1. ban supermarkets from selling alco when the council are going to grant roosters and licence to give booze with takeaways. 2. these are kids/spawn from the toughies of the 60's 3. you stop peoples benefits and this is what you get, it was bound to happen, we used to try and kick the sh*t out of the green jackets in my day and yes what a sad bunch we were. 100 will turn into 1000 and i feel sorry for the hobby bobbies and the milky bar kids. this is bad news all round. colchester people are a tough bunch, always have been always will be, the london lads from the football know all about us from the 70's. the system ignores these kids at their peril. we have the money now the economy is ready for a boom, let us all share and share alike. TheIdesOfMarch
  • Score: -3

5:15pm Wed 18 Jun 14

local yokel says...

Boris wrote:
local yokel wrote:
suitable deterrents are needed. My favourite is, putting the perpetrators in the stocks at the next regatta and egging them to raise money for charity.
OK, at the next regatta, except that 364 days is a long time to wait to impose a punishment. Quick action would be more effective.
When we get someone who through dangerous driving takes the life of an innocent young lad at least 18 months ago and gets 3 years for it. What is the rush with arranging the stocks for next year. Personally I would have been happy to see them all machine gunned. But that I admit is a bit extreme.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]local yokel[/bold] wrote: suitable deterrents are needed. My favourite is, putting the perpetrators in the stocks at the next regatta and egging them to raise money for charity.[/p][/quote]OK, at the next regatta, except that 364 days is a long time to wait to impose a punishment. Quick action would be more effective.[/p][/quote]When we get someone who through dangerous driving takes the life of an innocent young lad at least 18 months ago and gets 3 years for it. What is the rush with arranging the stocks for next year. Personally I would have been happy to see them all machine gunned. But that I admit is a bit extreme. local yokel
  • Score: 2

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