Man robbed and beaten up in Colchester town centre

Man robbed and beaten up in Colchester town centre

Man robbed and beaten up in Colchester town centre

First published in News

A MAN was beaten up by three other men in Colchester town centre.

The 36-year-old man was walking near to St Botolph’s roundabout, in Colchester at about 9.30pm last night when he was set upon.

His mobile phone was stolen.

He suffered cuts and bruises to his head and face during the assault and was treated at hospital.

The first suspect is described as white, in his mid to late 30s, about 5ft 9in tall, of slight build, short brown spikey hair, clean shaven and with a Mediterranean complexion.

He was wearing a short-sleeved, striped t-shirt and dark trousers.

A second man is in his 30s, of stocky build, about 6ft tall with light-coloured shaved hair and was wearing a long-sleeved light grey top, The third man, in his late 30s, was of medium build, about 5ft 8in tall and wearing a black flat cap and brown leather bomber jacket.

Anyone with information on the robbery should contact DC Tim Harris at Colchester CID on 101 ext 430164 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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3:22pm Fri 20 Jun 14

JMcK88 says...

How this can happen in the town and no CCTV footage be available to track them is beyond me!
How this can happen in the town and no CCTV footage be available to track them is beyond me! JMcK88
  • Score: 58

4:11pm Fri 20 Jun 14

graham1983 says...

Getting a bit frustrated with all these nasty crimes and not finding any culprits!! People are literally getting away with murder! This town is starting to become an embarrassment!
Getting a bit frustrated with all these nasty crimes and not finding any culprits!! People are literally getting away with murder! This town is starting to become an embarrassment! graham1983
  • Score: 60

4:39pm Fri 20 Jun 14

JohnnyF says...

This town is becoming a war zone? Why? The police need to start earning their money.............
This town is becoming a war zone? Why? The police need to start earning their money............. JohnnyF
  • Score: 40

6:01pm Fri 20 Jun 14

specs60 says...

Was the suspect white or mediterranean !!
Was the suspect white or mediterranean !! specs60
  • Score: 5

6:28pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Ozzie says...

Whatever is going on in Colchester? All you hear is attacks, robberies, attempted rapes, assaults, murders. Trouble is the authorities have cut down manned resources to go out and follow up leads and enquiries, so much so that it is becoming a town which is becoming dangerous to set foot in after about 5.30 p.m. at night when the shops close. These are worrying trends but apparently crime is 'falling'??
Whatever is going on in Colchester? All you hear is attacks, robberies, attempted rapes, assaults, murders. Trouble is the authorities have cut down manned resources to go out and follow up leads and enquiries, so much so that it is becoming a town which is becoming dangerous to set foot in after about 5.30 p.m. at night when the shops close. These are worrying trends but apparently crime is 'falling'?? Ozzie
  • Score: 34

6:58pm Fri 20 Jun 14

TheIdesOfMarch says...

Ozzie wrote:
Whatever is going on in Colchester? All you hear is attacks, robberies, attempted rapes, assaults, murders. Trouble is the authorities have cut down manned resources to go out and follow up leads and enquiries, so much so that it is becoming a town which is becoming dangerous to set foot in after about 5.30 p.m. at night when the shops close. These are worrying trends but apparently crime is 'falling'??
we have been saying it for the last three years in this online paper and the usual rank and file creep arses, that control this thread, have been coming on and poohing the comments. it has manifested itself out of all proportion since the disabled teenager had his eye partially gouged, out on the corner of priory street three years ago. the police have this current ethos of slapping everything on local intelligence reports, which seems a do nothing policy until they are 100% certain of a collar. the system told everyone to carry on with their daily dues after the jim attwell murder, yet three more attacks thereafter?
CC kavanagh needs to intervene now, not next week.
[quote][p][bold]Ozzie[/bold] wrote: Whatever is going on in Colchester? All you hear is attacks, robberies, attempted rapes, assaults, murders. Trouble is the authorities have cut down manned resources to go out and follow up leads and enquiries, so much so that it is becoming a town which is becoming dangerous to set foot in after about 5.30 p.m. at night when the shops close. These are worrying trends but apparently crime is 'falling'??[/p][/quote]we have been saying it for the last three years in this online paper and the usual rank and file creep arses, that control this thread, have been coming on and poohing the comments. it has manifested itself out of all proportion since the disabled teenager had his eye partially gouged, out on the corner of priory street three years ago. the police have this current ethos of slapping everything on local intelligence reports, which seems a do nothing policy until they are 100% certain of a collar. the system told everyone to carry on with their daily dues after the jim attwell murder, yet three more attacks thereafter? CC kavanagh needs to intervene now, not next week. TheIdesOfMarch
  • Score: 16

9:17pm Fri 20 Jun 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Ozzie wrote:
Whatever is going on in Colchester? All you hear is attacks, robberies, attempted rapes, assaults, murders. Trouble is the authorities have cut down manned resources to go out and follow up leads and enquiries, so much so that it is becoming a town which is becoming dangerous to set foot in after about 5.30 p.m. at night when the shops close. These are worrying trends but apparently crime is 'falling'??
Good evening Ozzie, I might be wrong but I think you will find it's "record crime" which is falling and not crime. Depends on the interest of those making the statement. While on the subject interested party's, I understand a local MP, supposedly representing the interests of Colchester citizens, has voted against a change to increase the deterrent effect of knife crime law. A really powerful deterrent applied to Redman in his early life of crime, just might have straightened him out. And, poor Jay might just have had the chance to grow old.
[quote][p][bold]Ozzie[/bold] wrote: Whatever is going on in Colchester? All you hear is attacks, robberies, attempted rapes, assaults, murders. Trouble is the authorities have cut down manned resources to go out and follow up leads and enquiries, so much so that it is becoming a town which is becoming dangerous to set foot in after about 5.30 p.m. at night when the shops close. These are worrying trends but apparently crime is 'falling'??[/p][/quote]Good evening Ozzie, I might be wrong but I think you will find it's "record crime" which is falling and not crime. Depends on the interest of those making the statement. While on the subject interested party's, I understand a local MP, supposedly representing the interests of Colchester citizens, has voted against a change to increase the deterrent effect of knife crime law. A really powerful deterrent applied to Redman in his early life of crime, just might have straightened him out. And, poor Jay might just have had the chance to grow old. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 31

10:39pm Fri 20 Jun 14

TheIdesOfMarch says...

16th most happiest and content town or place to live, in the UK?
Many thanks
Bob Russell
Adrian Pritchard
Chief Officer Philibrown
Chief Constable kavanagh
Colchester Basically Ruined In 5 Months
NO PARTICULAR ORDER:
Bus Lane Fiasco
Serial killers On The Loose
VAF C*ck up.
NHS Hospital Un - Trust
WHAT NEXT ? ? ?
16th most happiest and content town or place to live, in the UK? Many thanks Bob Russell Adrian Pritchard Chief Officer Philibrown Chief Constable kavanagh Colchester Basically Ruined In 5 Months NO PARTICULAR ORDER: Bus Lane Fiasco Serial killers On The Loose VAF C*ck up. NHS Hospital Un - Trust WHAT NEXT ? ? ? TheIdesOfMarch
  • Score: 14

2:36am Sat 21 Jun 14

Boris says...

specs60 wrote:
Was the suspect white or mediterranean !!
The report says he was white and of Mediterranean complexion. Isn't that clear enough?
[quote][p][bold]specs60[/bold] wrote: Was the suspect white or mediterranean !![/p][/quote]The report says he was white and of Mediterranean complexion. Isn't that clear enough? Boris
  • Score: 0

2:42am Sat 21 Jun 14

Boris says...

Ozzie wrote:
Whatever is going on in Colchester? All you hear is attacks, robberies, attempted rapes, assaults, murders. Trouble is the authorities have cut down manned resources to go out and follow up leads and enquiries, so much so that it is becoming a town which is becoming dangerous to set foot in after about 5.30 p.m. at night when the shops close. These are worrying trends but apparently crime is 'falling'??
The poor Saudi woman was murdered at about 10.30 in the morning, so are you going to stay indoors 24/7?
[quote][p][bold]Ozzie[/bold] wrote: Whatever is going on in Colchester? All you hear is attacks, robberies, attempted rapes, assaults, murders. Trouble is the authorities have cut down manned resources to go out and follow up leads and enquiries, so much so that it is becoming a town which is becoming dangerous to set foot in after about 5.30 p.m. at night when the shops close. These are worrying trends but apparently crime is 'falling'??[/p][/quote]The poor Saudi woman was murdered at about 10.30 in the morning, so are you going to stay indoors 24/7? Boris
  • Score: -11

5:27am Sat 21 Jun 14

Lloyd George says...

These fit the description of the original people who were being looked for at the outset of the Atwell investigation if Inam not mistaken.
These fit the description of the original people who were being looked for at the outset of the Atwell investigation if Inam not mistaken. Lloyd George
  • Score: 1

8:00am Sat 21 Jun 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
Ozzie wrote:
Whatever is going on in Colchester? All you hear is attacks, robberies, attempted rapes, assaults, murders. Trouble is the authorities have cut down manned resources to go out and follow up leads and enquiries, so much so that it is becoming a town which is becoming dangerous to set foot in after about 5.30 p.m. at night when the shops close. These are worrying trends but apparently crime is 'falling'??
Good evening Ozzie, I might be wrong but I think you will find it's "record crime" which is falling and not crime. Depends on the interest of those making the statement. While on the subject interested party's, I understand a local MP, supposedly representing the interests of Colchester citizens, has voted against a change to increase the deterrent effect of knife crime law. A really powerful deterrent applied to Redman in his early life of crime, just might have straightened him out. And, poor Jay might just have had the chance to grow old.
You are right regarding Bob Russell. He voted against the Government Bill to increase penalties for carrying knives. He did so purely because he follows the Liberal Democrat party line!

Clearly the "party" is more important to Bob than actually doing the right thing by taking account of public opinion where the majority of people in Colchester want to see much tougher penalties for serious crime and carrying knives is a crime in itself, whether it is used or not.

Shame on you Bob.
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ozzie[/bold] wrote: Whatever is going on in Colchester? All you hear is attacks, robberies, attempted rapes, assaults, murders. Trouble is the authorities have cut down manned resources to go out and follow up leads and enquiries, so much so that it is becoming a town which is becoming dangerous to set foot in after about 5.30 p.m. at night when the shops close. These are worrying trends but apparently crime is 'falling'??[/p][/quote]Good evening Ozzie, I might be wrong but I think you will find it's "record crime" which is falling and not crime. Depends on the interest of those making the statement. While on the subject interested party's, I understand a local MP, supposedly representing the interests of Colchester citizens, has voted against a change to increase the deterrent effect of knife crime law. A really powerful deterrent applied to Redman in his early life of crime, just might have straightened him out. And, poor Jay might just have had the chance to grow old.[/p][/quote]You are right regarding Bob Russell. He voted against the Government Bill to increase penalties for carrying knives. He did so purely because he follows the Liberal Democrat party line! Clearly the "party" is more important to Bob than actually doing the right thing by taking account of public opinion where the majority of people in Colchester want to see much tougher penalties for serious crime and carrying knives is a crime in itself, whether it is used or not. Shame on you Bob. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 19

5:05pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Boris says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Ozzie wrote:
Whatever is going on in Colchester? All you hear is attacks, robberies, attempted rapes, assaults, murders. Trouble is the authorities have cut down manned resources to go out and follow up leads and enquiries, so much so that it is becoming a town which is becoming dangerous to set foot in after about 5.30 p.m. at night when the shops close. These are worrying trends but apparently crime is 'falling'??
Good evening Ozzie, I might be wrong but I think you will find it's "record crime" which is falling and not crime. Depends on the interest of those making the statement. While on the subject interested party's, I understand a local MP, supposedly representing the interests of Colchester citizens, has voted against a change to increase the deterrent effect of knife crime law. A really powerful deterrent applied to Redman in his early life of crime, just might have straightened him out. And, poor Jay might just have had the chance to grow old.
You are right regarding Bob Russell. He voted against the Government Bill to increase penalties for carrying knives. He did so purely because he follows the Liberal Democrat party line!

Clearly the "party" is more important to Bob than actually doing the right thing by taking account of public opinion where the majority of people in Colchester want to see much tougher penalties for serious crime and carrying knives is a crime in itself, whether it is used or not.

Shame on you Bob.
Any MP has to toe his party line most of the time, or he risks being deselected.
.
Have you two looked into why the Lib Dems decided to oppose the new clause 6 of the Crimiunal Justice and Courts Bill on 17th June?
.
No, i don't know why either, but the Lib Dems opposed it, as did some minor parties, and a handful of rebel Tory and Labour MPs. It was passed anyway. You can read more on the "theyworkforyou" website, which shows how every MP voted on every clause of every bill.
.
http://www.publicwhi
p.org.uk/division.ph
p?date=2014-06-17&nu
mber=8&mpn=Bob_Russe
ll&mpc=Colchester&ho
use=commons
.
"The majority of MPs voted for adults to face a minimum six-month jail sentence for a second, or subsequent, conviction for carrying a knife and that 16 to 18-year-olds would face a mandatory minimum four-month detention and training order in the same circumstances."
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ozzie[/bold] wrote: Whatever is going on in Colchester? All you hear is attacks, robberies, attempted rapes, assaults, murders. Trouble is the authorities have cut down manned resources to go out and follow up leads and enquiries, so much so that it is becoming a town which is becoming dangerous to set foot in after about 5.30 p.m. at night when the shops close. These are worrying trends but apparently crime is 'falling'??[/p][/quote]Good evening Ozzie, I might be wrong but I think you will find it's "record crime" which is falling and not crime. Depends on the interest of those making the statement. While on the subject interested party's, I understand a local MP, supposedly representing the interests of Colchester citizens, has voted against a change to increase the deterrent effect of knife crime law. A really powerful deterrent applied to Redman in his early life of crime, just might have straightened him out. And, poor Jay might just have had the chance to grow old.[/p][/quote]You are right regarding Bob Russell. He voted against the Government Bill to increase penalties for carrying knives. He did so purely because he follows the Liberal Democrat party line! Clearly the "party" is more important to Bob than actually doing the right thing by taking account of public opinion where the majority of people in Colchester want to see much tougher penalties for serious crime and carrying knives is a crime in itself, whether it is used or not. Shame on you Bob.[/p][/quote]Any MP has to toe his party line most of the time, or he risks being deselected. . Have you two looked into why the Lib Dems decided to oppose the new clause 6 of the Crimiunal Justice and Courts Bill on 17th June? . No, i don't know why either, but the Lib Dems opposed it, as did some minor parties, and a handful of rebel Tory and Labour MPs. It was passed anyway. You can read more on the "theyworkforyou" website, which shows how every MP voted on every clause of every bill. . http://www.publicwhi p.org.uk/division.ph p?date=2014-06-17&nu mber=8&mpn=Bob_Russe ll&mpc=Colchester&ho use=commons . "The majority of MPs voted for adults to face a minimum six-month jail sentence for a second, or subsequent, conviction for carrying a knife and that 16 to 18-year-olds would face a mandatory minimum four-month detention and training order in the same circumstances." Boris
  • Score: -3

5:53am Sun 22 Jun 14

*Leon* says...

Boris wrote:
Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
Angry of Lexden wrote:
Ozzie wrote:
Whatever is going on in Colchester? All you hear is attacks, robberies, attempted rapes, assaults, murders. Trouble is the authorities have cut down manned resources to go out and follow up leads and enquiries, so much so that it is becoming a town which is becoming dangerous to set foot in after about 5.30 p.m. at night when the shops close. These are worrying trends but apparently crime is 'falling'??
Good evening Ozzie, I might be wrong but I think you will find it's "record crime" which is falling and not crime. Depends on the interest of those making the statement. While on the subject interested party's, I understand a local MP, supposedly representing the interests of Colchester citizens, has voted against a change to increase the deterrent effect of knife crime law. A really powerful deterrent applied to Redman in his early life of crime, just might have straightened him out. And, poor Jay might just have had the chance to grow old.
You are right regarding Bob Russell. He voted against the Government Bill to increase penalties for carrying knives. He did so purely because he follows the Liberal Democrat party line!

Clearly the "party" is more important to Bob than actually doing the right thing by taking account of public opinion where the majority of people in Colchester want to see much tougher penalties for serious crime and carrying knives is a crime in itself, whether it is used or not.

Shame on you Bob.
Any MP has to toe his party line most of the time, or he risks being deselected.
.
Have you two looked into why the Lib Dems decided to oppose the new clause 6 of the Crimiunal Justice and Courts Bill on 17th June?
.
No, i don't know why either, but the Lib Dems opposed it, as did some minor parties, and a handful of rebel Tory and Labour MPs. It was passed anyway. You can read more on the "theyworkforyou" website, which shows how every MP voted on every clause of every bill.
.
http://www.publicwhi

p.org.uk/division.ph

p?date=2014-06-17&am
p;nu
mber=8&mpn=Bob_R
usse
ll&mpc=Colcheste
r&ho
use=commons
.
"The majority of MPs voted for adults to face a minimum six-month jail sentence for a second, or subsequent, conviction for carrying a knife and that 16 to 18-year-olds would face a mandatory minimum four-month detention and training order in the same circumstances."
LESS IS MORE BORIS?
5 replies on this subject , you don't have to keep answering or countering questions.
Stick to your own rules that you put on everyone else, before you criticize others, you are not that great.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ozzie[/bold] wrote: Whatever is going on in Colchester? All you hear is attacks, robberies, attempted rapes, assaults, murders. Trouble is the authorities have cut down manned resources to go out and follow up leads and enquiries, so much so that it is becoming a town which is becoming dangerous to set foot in after about 5.30 p.m. at night when the shops close. These are worrying trends but apparently crime is 'falling'??[/p][/quote]Good evening Ozzie, I might be wrong but I think you will find it's "record crime" which is falling and not crime. Depends on the interest of those making the statement. While on the subject interested party's, I understand a local MP, supposedly representing the interests of Colchester citizens, has voted against a change to increase the deterrent effect of knife crime law. A really powerful deterrent applied to Redman in his early life of crime, just might have straightened him out. And, poor Jay might just have had the chance to grow old.[/p][/quote]You are right regarding Bob Russell. He voted against the Government Bill to increase penalties for carrying knives. He did so purely because he follows the Liberal Democrat party line! Clearly the "party" is more important to Bob than actually doing the right thing by taking account of public opinion where the majority of people in Colchester want to see much tougher penalties for serious crime and carrying knives is a crime in itself, whether it is used or not. Shame on you Bob.[/p][/quote]Any MP has to toe his party line most of the time, or he risks being deselected. . Have you two looked into why the Lib Dems decided to oppose the new clause 6 of the Crimiunal Justice and Courts Bill on 17th June? . No, i don't know why either, but the Lib Dems opposed it, as did some minor parties, and a handful of rebel Tory and Labour MPs. It was passed anyway. You can read more on the "theyworkforyou" website, which shows how every MP voted on every clause of every bill. . http://www.publicwhi p.org.uk/division.ph p?date=2014-06-17&am p;nu mber=8&mpn=Bob_R usse ll&mpc=Colcheste r&ho use=commons . "The majority of MPs voted for adults to face a minimum six-month jail sentence for a second, or subsequent, conviction for carrying a knife and that 16 to 18-year-olds would face a mandatory minimum four-month detention and training order in the same circumstances."[/p][/quote]LESS IS MORE BORIS? 5 replies on this subject , you don't have to keep answering or countering questions. Stick to your own rules that you put on everyone else, before you criticize others, you are not that great. *Leon*
  • Score: 4

7:11am Sun 22 Jun 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Boris said.....Any MP has to toe his party line most of the time, or he risks being deselected.

This subject should not be voted for on Party lines, their own consciences should tell them that.

To Bob the Party line is so important, isn't that what he got his Knighthood for! Knife crime is out of control and our area have had more than its fair share of family sorrow and turmoil, caused by knife carrying criminals. Therefore, above all else Bob Russell should be aware of this and of Public Opinion but obviously not because Party Politics is more important to him.
Boris said.....Any MP has to toe his party line most of the time, or he risks being deselected. This subject should not be voted for on Party lines, their own consciences should tell them that. To Bob the Party line is so important, isn't that what he got his Knighthood for! Knife crime is out of control and our area have had more than its fair share of family sorrow and turmoil, caused by knife carrying criminals. Therefore, above all else Bob Russell should be aware of this and of Public Opinion but obviously not because Party Politics is more important to him. Say It As It Is OK?
  • Score: 6

9:51am Sun 22 Jun 14

Shaneblackdarkknight says...

Hey mr robber who is to lazy to find a job. I've a nice I phone 5 s not a mark on it. , I often walk to the co op on abbots road through the folly . U can't miss me I'm 6,4 and built like a tank , come take my phone pal I dare u ! I've had enough off all this **** in this town and I'm **** ,
Hey mr robber who is to lazy to find a job. I've a nice I phone 5 s not a mark on it. , I often walk to the co op on abbots road through the folly . U can't miss me I'm 6,4 and built like a tank , come take my phone pal I dare u ! I've had enough off all this **** in this town and I'm **** , Shaneblackdarkknight
  • Score: 7

12:33pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
Boris said.....Any MP has to toe his party line most of the time, or he risks being deselected.

This subject should not be voted for on Party lines, their own consciences should tell them that.

To Bob the Party line is so important, isn't that what he got his Knighthood for! Knife crime is out of control and our area have had more than its fair share of family sorrow and turmoil, caused by knife carrying criminals. Therefore, above all else Bob Russell should be aware of this and of Public Opinion but obviously not because Party Politics is more important to him.
I believe the lib dem's reason for voting against change to stronger deterrent sentencing, is that judges should retain the power in "special circumstances" not to gaol offenders. This is typical of lib dem woolly headed policies. Surely it would be better for an offender carrying a knife to go to gaol, than than another innocent Jay be brutally murdered. There are appeal procedures to get out of gaol - but even the lib dem's can't bring young people back from the dead. Why didn't you stand up for us bob? Explain if you can.
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: Boris said.....Any MP has to toe his party line most of the time, or he risks being deselected. This subject should not be voted for on Party lines, their own consciences should tell them that. To Bob the Party line is so important, isn't that what he got his Knighthood for! Knife crime is out of control and our area have had more than its fair share of family sorrow and turmoil, caused by knife carrying criminals. Therefore, above all else Bob Russell should be aware of this and of Public Opinion but obviously not because Party Politics is more important to him.[/p][/quote]I believe the lib dem's reason for voting against change to stronger deterrent sentencing, is that judges should retain the power in "special circumstances" not to gaol offenders. This is typical of lib dem woolly headed policies. Surely it would be better for an offender carrying a knife to go to gaol, than than another innocent Jay be brutally murdered. There are appeal procedures to get out of gaol - but even the lib dem's can't bring young people back from the dead. Why didn't you stand up for us bob? Explain if you can. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: 19

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