Police appeal for witnesses to stabbing outside Colchester’s Liquid nightclub

Police appeal for witnesses to stabbing outside Colchester’s Liquid nightclub

Police appeal for witnesses to stabbing outside Colchester’s Liquid nightclub

First published in News

DETECTIVES investigating a stabbing outside Colchester’s Liquid nightclub are appealing for witnesses.

A 27-year-old man was found with a stab wound outside the High Street club at about 3.30am on Friday, June 27.

He is in a stable condition at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge.

Investigating officer Detective Alison Cotter said: “A lot of people would have been leaving the nightclub at the time this happened and I am sure there must be other witnesses to what happened who we have not yet spoken to.

“If you were on Colchester High Street in the early hours of last Friday and saw what happened I would urge you to get in touch with me by calling Colchester Police Station on 101 or ringing Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

A 21-year-old man from Middlesex, a 19-year-old man from Brentwood, a 23-year-old man from Colchester and a 37-year-old woman from Colchester were arrested at the scene.

They are on police bail until October 7 pending further enquiries.

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9:20pm Tue 1 Jul 14

tjt19720 says...

No cctv then
No cctv then tjt19720
  • Score: 10

9:20am Wed 2 Jul 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

tjt19720 wrote:
No cctv then
How often do we here of attacks and burglary in the town and there's not CCTV evidence.......despi
te there being camera's all over the place.
[quote][p][bold]tjt19720[/bold] wrote: No cctv then[/p][/quote]How often do we here of attacks and burglary in the town and there's not CCTV evidence.......despi te there being camera's all over the place. Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 6

9:22am Wed 2 Jul 14

Ritchie_Hicks says...

So according to the news, our local MP Sir Bob Russell voted against proposels for tougher knife laws. Why?
So according to the news, our local MP Sir Bob Russell voted against proposels for tougher knife laws. Why? Ritchie_Hicks
  • Score: 2

5:44pm Wed 2 Jul 14

sandgrounder 1 says...

Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
So according to the news, our local MP Sir Bob Russell voted against proposels for tougher knife laws. Why?
because hes a idiot
[quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: So according to the news, our local MP Sir Bob Russell voted against proposels for tougher knife laws. Why?[/p][/quote]because hes a idiot sandgrounder 1
  • Score: 1

5:47pm Wed 2 Jul 14

sandgrounder 1 says...

No control none of them metal detector machines at random spots in the town
that would help ???
No control none of them metal detector machines at random spots in the town that would help ??? sandgrounder 1
  • Score: -3

11:27pm Wed 2 Jul 14

Shoosh1905 says...

sandgrounder 1 wrote:
Ritchie_Hicks wrote:
So according to the news, our local MP Sir Bob Russell voted against proposels for tougher knife laws. Why?
because hes a idiot
He's very worrying he doesn't seem to do anything for his town, why does he keep getting re-elected? I'm interested to know why he doesn't commute from Colchester to!
[quote][p][bold]sandgrounder 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ritchie_Hicks[/bold] wrote: So according to the news, our local MP Sir Bob Russell voted against proposels for tougher knife laws. Why?[/p][/quote]because hes a idiot[/p][/quote]He's very worrying he doesn't seem to do anything for his town, why does he keep getting re-elected? I'm interested to know why he doesn't commute from Colchester to! Shoosh1905
  • Score: 0

12:23pm Thu 3 Jul 14

ArtesianWells says...

Just a note on the vote that took place on Knife Crime sentencing. It wasn't a vote for tougher sentences, but a vote to prevent judges from using their discretion to set sentences. We need to keep an independent judiciary which isn't being interfered with by politicians.

The danger with such an approach is that it means that judges would not be able to use their discretion to base sentences on each individual case. The new law, should it be passed would mean that anyone found to have a knife in their possession without good reason would, on the second offence, automatically get a minimum sentence. This would even apply to people (especially kids) who are forced/coerced into keeping knives for the true owners of the things.

Voting to stop judges from being able to weigh up individual cases on their own merits might make us feel like we're taking action, but it will just make it more likely that the really dangerous knife-users will force others to keep their weapons for them.

If we want harsher punishments, then just increase the maximum sentences that judges are allowed to hand down - then they'll have the power to properly punish the people who deserve it, the people who actually intend to use knives as weapons.
Just a note on the vote that took place on Knife Crime sentencing. It wasn't a vote for tougher sentences, but a vote to prevent judges from using their discretion to set sentences. We need to keep an independent judiciary which isn't being interfered with by politicians. The danger with such an approach is that it means that judges would not be able to use their discretion to base sentences on each individual case. The new law, should it be passed would mean that anyone found to have a knife in their possession without good reason would, on the second offence, automatically get a minimum sentence. This would even apply to people (especially kids) who are forced/coerced into keeping knives for the true owners of the things. Voting to stop judges from being able to weigh up individual cases on their own merits might make us feel like we're taking action, but it will just make it more likely that the really dangerous knife-users will force others to keep their weapons for them. If we want harsher punishments, then just increase the maximum sentences that judges are allowed to hand down - then they'll have the power to properly punish the people who deserve it, the people who actually intend to use knives as weapons. ArtesianWells
  • Score: 0

1:22pm Thu 3 Jul 14

sam vines says...

I think most of Colchester is sick of the weak punishments awarded by judges. Many thugs push out the sob story on the day they are held accountable for their actions and walk away with no remorse for their actions whilst the victim suffers. If you decide to carry a knife then you have decided to end a life so it should be only fair if you are caught prior to attempting to kill someone then a portion of your life is going to be behind bars to reflect on your actions. Our local MP choose to ignore the majority of his constitution who at a time of high knife crime wanted reassurances that all possible actions were being taken to prevent further crimes being committed. Instead he chose to stick two fingers up at up those he is supposed to serve then go to ground without bothering to justify his actions and why his moral compass points in such a different direction.
I think most of Colchester is sick of the weak punishments awarded by judges. Many thugs push out the sob story on the day they are held accountable for their actions and walk away with no remorse for their actions whilst the victim suffers. If you decide to carry a knife then you have decided to end a life so it should be only fair if you are caught prior to attempting to kill someone then a portion of your life is going to be behind bars to reflect on your actions. Our local MP choose to ignore the majority of his constitution who at a time of high knife crime wanted reassurances that all possible actions were being taken to prevent further crimes being committed. Instead he chose to stick two fingers up at up those he is supposed to serve then go to ground without bothering to justify his actions and why his moral compass points in such a different direction. sam vines
  • Score: 4

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