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Brighton squat booby trap leaves police officer with cracked ribs

The Argus: Picture by Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp Picture by Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after a carpet was placed over an open trap door and two police officers fell down it.

One officer was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with several cracked ribs and the other suffered cuts and bruising following the incident in Montpelier Place, Brighton, earlier this month.

Sussex Police yesterday said they believed the carpet had been deliberately laid out with the intention of fooling officers who were carrying out a raid on a squat.

Commander of Brighton and Hove Police, Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp, posted an image of the hole with the carpet laid to one side on Twitter.

He said: “This is the hole concealed with a rug in a squat that led to two Brighton and Hove police officers being injured.”

His colleague, Sergeant Ned Edwards, said: “Having searched that the next day I am amazed the level of injuries were not far worse.”

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “This relates to an incident in Montpelier Place, Brighton. Further to that release we now also suspect a carpet over the hole may have been placed there deliberately – two PCs were hurt, while searching the building they fell into the hole.

“The three arrested on suspicion of criminal damage were further arrested and interviewed while in custody about the possible offence of setting a trap to cause grievous bodily harm (Section 31 Offences Against The Person Act 1861) as well as attempting to cause actual bodily harm by throwing objects from the roof.”

The exact depth of the hole is not known, but it is believed to be a trap door which would be used to access areas of the building used for maintenance, for example electricity.

Balaclava-clad squatters took over the church and hurled bottles and paint at passers-by and police during the drama which took place over a number of hours on Saturday, March 8.

Three men, aged 21, 20 and 19, were released on police bail until May 7 while enquiries continue.

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5:06am Tue 18 Mar 14

rogerthefish says...

This is a typical scumbag tactic of people that are just a waste of space who need shipping to Africa to see what it's like to really live without a roof over your head and no food or drink monies supplied by the state.

Need to ban squatting in commercial premises now.
This is a typical scumbag tactic of people that are just a waste of space who need shipping to Africa to see what it's like to really live without a roof over your head and no food or drink monies supplied by the state. Need to ban squatting in commercial premises now. rogerthefish
  • Score: 81

5:19am Tue 18 Mar 14

monkeymoo says...

Hope the Officer gets well soon (i'm sure the compo pay cheque will help!).

I just wondered... How did TWO of them fall down it?

Also, I know that police and fire crews (not sure about ambulance) are trained in possible 'booby traps' for this type of property.
So, did these officers not have the correct training, or did they forget their training at the time they needed it most?

Either way, like i said.....Hope they get better soon. :)
Hope the Officer gets well soon (i'm sure the compo pay cheque will help!). I just wondered... How did TWO of them fall down it? Also, I know that police and fire crews (not sure about ambulance) are trained in possible 'booby traps' for this type of property. So, did these officers not have the correct training, or did they forget their training at the time they needed it most? Either way, like i said.....Hope they get better soon. :) monkeymoo
  • Score: -51

6:38am Tue 18 Mar 14

Plantpot says...

monkeymoo wrote:
Hope the Officer gets well soon (i'm sure the compo pay cheque will help!).

I just wondered... How did TWO of them fall down it?

Also, I know that police and fire crews (not sure about ambulance) are trained in possible 'booby traps' for this type of property.
So, did these officers not have the correct training, or did they forget their training at the time they needed it most?

Either way, like i said.....Hope they get better soon. :)
Muppet.

It's time to complete the circle and ban squatting in any premises for any reason whatsoever.

Why were the three given bail? Baffling.
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: Hope the Officer gets well soon (i'm sure the compo pay cheque will help!). I just wondered... How did TWO of them fall down it? Also, I know that police and fire crews (not sure about ambulance) are trained in possible 'booby traps' for this type of property. So, did these officers not have the correct training, or did they forget their training at the time they needed it most? Either way, like i said.....Hope they get better soon. :)[/p][/quote]Muppet. It's time to complete the circle and ban squatting in any premises for any reason whatsoever. Why were the three given bail? Baffling. Plantpot
  • Score: 52

6:44am Tue 18 Mar 14

Martin999 says...

Yes, I would like to know why they got bail. If they are squatters, what did they give as their home address?
Yes, I would like to know why they got bail. If they are squatters, what did they give as their home address? Martin999
  • Score: 74

7:24am Tue 18 Mar 14

monkeymoo says...

Plantpot wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
Hope the Officer gets well soon (i'm sure the compo pay cheque will help!).

I just wondered... How did TWO of them fall down it?

Also, I know that police and fire crews (not sure about ambulance) are trained in possible 'booby traps' for this type of property.
So, did these officers not have the correct training, or did they forget their training at the time they needed it most?

Either way, like i said.....Hope they get better soon. :)
Muppet.

It's time to complete the circle and ban squatting in any premises for any reason whatsoever.

Why were the three given bail? Baffling.
Interesting......

I wish the officers a speedy recovery, and i question if they were given the correct training ( which ultimately would have prevented them injury or even death).

Your response is to call me a 'muppet'!

Wow...you must really be thick, and have no care for the safety of the police officers that protect you.
[quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: Hope the Officer gets well soon (i'm sure the compo pay cheque will help!). I just wondered... How did TWO of them fall down it? Also, I know that police and fire crews (not sure about ambulance) are trained in possible 'booby traps' for this type of property. So, did these officers not have the correct training, or did they forget their training at the time they needed it most? Either way, like i said.....Hope they get better soon. :)[/p][/quote]Muppet. It's time to complete the circle and ban squatting in any premises for any reason whatsoever. Why were the three given bail? Baffling.[/p][/quote]Interesting...... I wish the officers a speedy recovery, and i question if they were given the correct training ( which ultimately would have prevented them injury or even death). Your response is to call me a 'muppet'! Wow...you must really be thick, and have no care for the safety of the police officers that protect you. monkeymoo
  • Score: -11

7:41am Tue 18 Mar 14

Skidrow says...

I can't stand squatters either but unless they plead guilty, there is more chance of Man United winning the league this year than a successful prosecution. Good luck with proving intent there chaps. I think publishing the evidence on twitter before a court gets to see it is an abuse of process too.
I can't stand squatters either but unless they plead guilty, there is more chance of Man United winning the league this year than a successful prosecution. Good luck with proving intent there chaps. I think publishing the evidence on twitter before a court gets to see it is an abuse of process too. Skidrow
  • Score: 14

7:44am Tue 18 Mar 14

medianscore says...

rogerthefish wrote:
This is a typical scumbag tactic of people that are just a waste of space who need shipping to Africa to see what it's like to really live without a roof over your head and no food or drink monies supplied by the state.

Need to ban squatting in commercial premises now.
Squatting should be outlawed completely.

Britain needs new trespass laws and that goes for the so called "Travellers" too. Punishment for trespass should be vehicle impounded, heavy fines and imprisonment for breaking an entry.
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: This is a typical scumbag tactic of people that are just a waste of space who need shipping to Africa to see what it's like to really live without a roof over your head and no food or drink monies supplied by the state. Need to ban squatting in commercial premises now.[/p][/quote]Squatting should be outlawed completely. Britain needs new trespass laws and that goes for the so called "Travellers" too. Punishment for trespass should be vehicle impounded, heavy fines and imprisonment for breaking an entry. medianscore
  • Score: 34

8:06am Tue 18 Mar 14

tykemison says...

Absolutely correct, skidrow, no chance of a conviction unless beaten out of the scrotes.I was on the side of the squatters regarding change of law but after another violent incident my sympathy is starting to dwindle, what a moronic act, it could have killed someone.
Absolutely correct, skidrow, no chance of a conviction unless beaten out of the scrotes.I was on the side of the squatters regarding change of law but after another violent incident my sympathy is starting to dwindle, what a moronic act, it could have killed someone. tykemison
  • Score: 29

9:06am Tue 18 Mar 14

Plantpot says...

monkeymoo wrote:
Plantpot wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
Hope the Officer gets well soon (i'm sure the compo pay cheque will help!).

I just wondered... How did TWO of them fall down it?

Also, I know that police and fire crews (not sure about ambulance) are trained in possible 'booby traps' for this type of property.
So, did these officers not have the correct training, or did they forget their training at the time they needed it most?

Either way, like i said.....Hope they get better soon. :)
Muppet.

It's time to complete the circle and ban squatting in any premises for any reason whatsoever.

Why were the three given bail? Baffling.
Interesting......

I wish the officers a speedy recovery, and i question if they were given the correct training ( which ultimately would have prevented them injury or even death).

Your response is to call me a 'muppet'!

Wow...you must really be thick, and have no care for the safety of the police officers that protect you.
Lol. And if you think I believe that, you're even dumber than I am.
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: Hope the Officer gets well soon (i'm sure the compo pay cheque will help!). I just wondered... How did TWO of them fall down it? Also, I know that police and fire crews (not sure about ambulance) are trained in possible 'booby traps' for this type of property. So, did these officers not have the correct training, or did they forget their training at the time they needed it most? Either way, like i said.....Hope they get better soon. :)[/p][/quote]Muppet. It's time to complete the circle and ban squatting in any premises for any reason whatsoever. Why were the three given bail? Baffling.[/p][/quote]Interesting...... I wish the officers a speedy recovery, and i question if they were given the correct training ( which ultimately would have prevented them injury or even death). Your response is to call me a 'muppet'! Wow...you must really be thick, and have no care for the safety of the police officers that protect you.[/p][/quote]Lol. And if you think I believe that, you're even dumber than I am. Plantpot
  • Score: -13

9:06am Tue 18 Mar 14

Ambo Guy says...

What lovely upstanding members of society these squatters are. Am I the only one who's noticed there aren't too any people coming on here to defend them these days? Even commies Gas Scott and AndyR won't defend them anymore !
What lovely upstanding members of society these squatters are. Am I the only one who's noticed there aren't too any people coming on here to defend them these days? Even commies Gas Scott and AndyR won't defend them anymore ! Ambo Guy
  • Score: 17

9:16am Tue 18 Mar 14

pperrin says...

Plantpot wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
Hope the Officer gets well soon (i'm sure the compo pay cheque will help!).

I just wondered... How did TWO of them fall down it?

Also, I know that police and fire crews (not sure about ambulance) are trained in possible 'booby traps' for this type of property.
So, did these officers not have the correct training, or did they forget their training at the time they needed it most?

Either way, like i said.....Hope they get better soon. :)
Muppet.

It's time to complete the circle and ban squatting in any premises for any reason whatsoever.

Why were the three given bail? Baffling.
How would all squatting being illegal have made this any different?

The police were going in... presumably *because* the squal was illegal...
[quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: Hope the Officer gets well soon (i'm sure the compo pay cheque will help!). I just wondered... How did TWO of them fall down it? Also, I know that police and fire crews (not sure about ambulance) are trained in possible 'booby traps' for this type of property. So, did these officers not have the correct training, or did they forget their training at the time they needed it most? Either way, like i said.....Hope they get better soon. :)[/p][/quote]Muppet. It's time to complete the circle and ban squatting in any premises for any reason whatsoever. Why were the three given bail? Baffling.[/p][/quote]How would all squatting being illegal have made this any different? The police were going in... presumably *because* the squal was illegal... pperrin
  • Score: 18

9:27am Tue 18 Mar 14

brightonaire says...

It's interesting to note how many people have blamed the squatters for this yet the mention of a traveller or eastern european being responsible for a certain type of act such as phone cable theft has your comments removed with the threat of a ban. I thought squatters were vulnerable and victimised members of society too.
It's interesting to note how many people have blamed the squatters for this yet the mention of a traveller or eastern european being responsible for a certain type of act such as phone cable theft has your comments removed with the threat of a ban. I thought squatters were vulnerable and victimised members of society too. brightonaire
  • Score: -9

9:31am Tue 18 Mar 14

Patsyr says...

medianscore wrote:
rogerthefish wrote:
This is a typical scumbag tactic of people that are just a waste of space who need shipping to Africa to see what it's like to really live without a roof over your head and no food or drink monies supplied by the state.

Need to ban squatting in commercial premises now.
Squatting should be outlawed completely.

Britain needs new trespass laws and that goes for the so called "Travellers" too. Punishment for trespass should be vehicle impounded, heavy fines and imprisonment for breaking an entry.
What a sound and straightforward idea.

I am sure there are reasons why it cant be implemented but if it was it would deter these waste of spaces and also give us law abiding citizens some satisfaction also save us a lot of money from our council tax.

Excellent idea but too obvious for our law makers and enforcers perhaps. Might upset the criminals to have vehicles taken away.....
[quote][p][bold]medianscore[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: This is a typical scumbag tactic of people that are just a waste of space who need shipping to Africa to see what it's like to really live without a roof over your head and no food or drink monies supplied by the state. Need to ban squatting in commercial premises now.[/p][/quote]Squatting should be outlawed completely. Britain needs new trespass laws and that goes for the so called "Travellers" too. Punishment for trespass should be vehicle impounded, heavy fines and imprisonment for breaking an entry.[/p][/quote]What a sound and straightforward idea. I am sure there are reasons why it cant be implemented but if it was it would deter these waste of spaces and also give us law abiding citizens some satisfaction also save us a lot of money from our council tax. Excellent idea but too obvious for our law makers and enforcers perhaps. Might upset the criminals to have vehicles taken away..... Patsyr
  • Score: 15

9:35am Tue 18 Mar 14

NickBtn says...

Martin999 wrote:
Yes, I would like to know why they got bail. If they are squatters, what did they give as their home address?
I agree. Bail doesn't seem suitable in this case
[quote][p][bold]Martin999[/bold] wrote: Yes, I would like to know why they got bail. If they are squatters, what did they give as their home address?[/p][/quote]I agree. Bail doesn't seem suitable in this case NickBtn
  • Score: 13

9:58am Tue 18 Mar 14

ThinkBrighton says...

medianscore wrote:
rogerthefish wrote:
This is a typical scumbag tactic of people that are just a waste of space who need shipping to Africa to see what it's like to really live without a roof over your head and no food or drink monies supplied by the state.

Need to ban squatting in commercial premises now.
Squatting should be outlawed completely.

Britain needs new trespass laws and that goes for the so called "Travellers" too. Punishment for trespass should be vehicle impounded, heavy fines and imprisonment for breaking an entry.
Britain has trespass laws, but chooses not to use them to their full extent, it all boils down to soft law enforcement.
[quote][p][bold]medianscore[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: This is a typical scumbag tactic of people that are just a waste of space who need shipping to Africa to see what it's like to really live without a roof over your head and no food or drink monies supplied by the state. Need to ban squatting in commercial premises now.[/p][/quote]Squatting should be outlawed completely. Britain needs new trespass laws and that goes for the so called "Travellers" too. Punishment for trespass should be vehicle impounded, heavy fines and imprisonment for breaking an entry.[/p][/quote]Britain has trespass laws, but chooses not to use them to their full extent, it all boils down to soft law enforcement. ThinkBrighton
  • Score: 14

9:58am Tue 18 Mar 14

Gee Jay says...

Jail not Bail.
Jail not Bail. Gee Jay
  • Score: 20

10:13am Tue 18 Mar 14

greeg2 says...

Before anyone overdoses on sympathy for them,they'll rip the guts out of it and be off for months on full pay.
Before anyone overdoses on sympathy for them,they'll rip the guts out of it and be off for months on full pay. greeg2
  • Score: -23

10:47am Tue 18 Mar 14

Brighton Living says...

What will be the outcome release without charge as they cant prove who did it.... Sad but true!
What will be the outcome release without charge as they cant prove who did it.... Sad but true! Brighton Living
  • Score: 7

10:52am Tue 18 Mar 14

Green_Girl_1990 says...

I am a member of the Green party actually, and I think that we should spend less time worrying about this so-called 'accident' (possibly the Police officers purposely fell so that they could claim compensation and time off from work), and instead be more concerned as to why people in this day and age are homeless.

How wonderful that the Green council is going 'full steam ahead' with it's programme of building cheap and affordable homes for all
I am a member of the Green party actually, and I think that we should spend less time worrying about this so-called 'accident' (possibly the Police officers purposely fell so that they could claim compensation and time off from work), and instead be more concerned as to why people in this day and age are homeless. How wonderful that the Green council is going 'full steam ahead' with it's programme of building cheap and affordable homes for all Green_Girl_1990
  • Score: -47

11:23am Tue 18 Mar 14

Skidrow says...

Yeah the greens are doing a really good job. My *rse!
Yeah the greens are doing a really good job. My *rse! Skidrow
  • Score: 21

11:27am Tue 18 Mar 14

tykemison says...

Green_Girl_1990 wrote:
I am a member of the Green party actually, and I think that we should spend less time worrying about this so-called 'accident' (possibly the Police officers purposely fell so that they could claim compensation and time off from work), and instead be more concerned as to why people in this day and age are homeless.

How wonderful that the Green council is going 'full steam ahead' with it's programme of building cheap and affordable homes for all
This comment has got to be a joke? Police officer"purposely"fe
ll fown and cracked his ribs? Grow up.
[quote][p][bold]Green_Girl_1990[/bold] wrote: I am a member of the Green party actually, and I think that we should spend less time worrying about this so-called 'accident' (possibly the Police officers purposely fell so that they could claim compensation and time off from work), and instead be more concerned as to why people in this day and age are homeless. How wonderful that the Green council is going 'full steam ahead' with it's programme of building cheap and affordable homes for all[/p][/quote]This comment has got to be a joke? Police officer"purposely"fe ll fown and cracked his ribs? Grow up. tykemison
  • Score: 27

11:29am Tue 18 Mar 14

clubrob6 says...

Green_Girl_1990 wrote:
I am a member of the Green party actually, and I think that we should spend less time worrying about this so-called 'accident' (possibly the Police officers purposely fell so that they could claim compensation and time off from work), and instead be more concerned as to why people in this day and age are homeless.

How wonderful that the Green council is going 'full steam ahead' with it's programme of building cheap and affordable homes for all
Typical green response,a council that cant even get the basics of rubbish collection right,fill in bowling greens and plant wild flowers on them,dont open tourist attractions like hove mini golf course the list is endless.Im quite certain the police did NOT purposely fall down the hole,do you also think its right for these yobs to throw missiles at the police and public?There is a problem with lack of housing in B&H and lots of private landlords charging over the top rents for sub-standard studio flats ETC but this is no excuse to act like these yobs did.Perhaps the council should start by converting the council headquarters on hove seafront into affordable accommodation.Yes we have a massive housing problem I think anyone born and bred in B&H should be in band A of the waiting list as the local connection rules which is relatively new you only have to be here a short period of time to qualify for local connection.It would be interesting to see if these yobs are actually from B&H.
[quote][p][bold]Green_Girl_1990[/bold] wrote: I am a member of the Green party actually, and I think that we should spend less time worrying about this so-called 'accident' (possibly the Police officers purposely fell so that they could claim compensation and time off from work), and instead be more concerned as to why people in this day and age are homeless. How wonderful that the Green council is going 'full steam ahead' with it's programme of building cheap and affordable homes for all[/p][/quote]Typical green response,a council that cant even get the basics of rubbish collection right,fill in bowling greens and plant wild flowers on them,dont open tourist attractions like hove mini golf course the list is endless.Im quite certain the police did NOT purposely fall down the hole,do you also think its right for these yobs to throw missiles at the police and public?There is a problem with lack of housing in B&H and lots of private landlords charging over the top rents for sub-standard studio flats ETC but this is no excuse to act like these yobs did.Perhaps the council should start by converting the council headquarters on hove seafront into affordable accommodation.Yes we have a massive housing problem I think anyone born and bred in B&H should be in band A of the waiting list as the local connection rules which is relatively new you only have to be here a short period of time to qualify for local connection.It would be interesting to see if these yobs are actually from B&H. clubrob6
  • Score: 23

11:38am Tue 18 Mar 14

DisillusionedBtowner says...

I've been involved in the squatting scene before, most of those I met through it were kids who just thought it was cool to squat. They didn't need to. If these people were truly homeless and just needed somewhere safe to sleep, why put up banners advertising the fact they're there?? This was obviously to atttact attention so they could ruck with the police. It's all to do with their ridiculous 'Class War'. Get a f***ing job and try contributing something to society.
I've been involved in the squatting scene before, most of those I met through it were kids who just thought it was cool to squat. They didn't need to. If these people were truly homeless and just needed somewhere safe to sleep, why put up banners advertising the fact they're there?? This was obviously to atttact attention so they could ruck with the police. It's all to do with their ridiculous 'Class War'. Get a f***ing job and try contributing something to society. DisillusionedBtowner
  • Score: 37

11:42am Tue 18 Mar 14

Green_Girl_1990 says...

tykemison wrote:
Green_Girl_1990 wrote:
I am a member of the Green party actually, and I think that we should spend less time worrying about this so-called 'accident' (possibly the Police officers purposely fell so that they could claim compensation and time off from work), and instead be more concerned as to why people in this day and age are homeless.

How wonderful that the Green council is going 'full steam ahead' with it's programme of building cheap and affordable homes for all
This comment has got to be a joke? Police officer"purpose
ly"fe
ll fown and cracked his ribs? Grow up.
Taking in to account the way that the Police behaved towards Dr Caroline Lucas when she attended a legal anti-fracking protest, it would not surprise me in the slightest if the Police purposely injured themselves just to claim compensation.

The Police are no friends to us Greens
[quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Green_Girl_1990[/bold] wrote: I am a member of the Green party actually, and I think that we should spend less time worrying about this so-called 'accident' (possibly the Police officers purposely fell so that they could claim compensation and time off from work), and instead be more concerned as to why people in this day and age are homeless. How wonderful that the Green council is going 'full steam ahead' with it's programme of building cheap and affordable homes for all[/p][/quote]This comment has got to be a joke? Police officer"purpose ly"fe ll fown and cracked his ribs? Grow up.[/p][/quote]Taking in to account the way that the Police behaved towards Dr Caroline Lucas when she attended a legal anti-fracking protest, it would not surprise me in the slightest if the Police purposely injured themselves just to claim compensation. The Police are no friends to us Greens Green_Girl_1990
  • Score: -50

12:50pm Tue 18 Mar 14

mike677 says...

Well, they probably shouldn't have been trying to make people homeless by force.

I mean, surely the police have got better things to be doing during a housing crisis and the biggest falling in living standards for decades than to be violently evicting people from abandoned buildings.

The police priorities property over people every day of the week
Well, they probably shouldn't have been trying to make people homeless by force. I mean, surely the police have got better things to be doing during a housing crisis and the biggest falling in living standards for decades than to be violently evicting people from abandoned buildings. The police priorities property over people every day of the week mike677
  • Score: -8

1:02pm Tue 18 Mar 14

GoldenTorch says...

One of them falling through would have been funny but TWO of them - hilarious. Comedy genius.
One of them falling through would have been funny but TWO of them - hilarious. Comedy genius. GoldenTorch
  • Score: 15

3:43pm Tue 18 Mar 14

clubrob6 says...

GoldenTorch wrote:
One of them falling through would have been funny but TWO of them - hilarious. Comedy genius.
Hope they recover and the yobs that did this get there just deserves,but it could be a sketch out of a carry on film.
[quote][p][bold]GoldenTorch[/bold] wrote: One of them falling through would have been funny but TWO of them - hilarious. Comedy genius.[/p][/quote]Hope they recover and the yobs that did this get there just deserves,but it could be a sketch out of a carry on film. clubrob6
  • Score: -6

5:29pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Martin999 says...

Green_girl_1990, you are an idiot..........grow up.
Green_girl_1990, you are an idiot..........grow up. Martin999
  • Score: 16

7:33pm Tue 18 Mar 14

abracadab says...

Green_Girl_1990 wrote:
tykemison wrote:
Green_Girl_1990 wrote:
I am a member of the Green party actually, and I think that we should spend less time worrying about this so-called 'accident' (possibly the Police officers purposely fell so that they could claim compensation and time off from work), and instead be more concerned as to why people in this day and age are homeless.

How wonderful that the Green council is going 'full steam ahead' with it's programme of building cheap and affordable homes for all
This comment has got to be a joke? Police officer"purpose

ly"fe
ll fown and cracked his ribs? Grow up.
Taking in to account the way that the Police behaved towards Dr Caroline Lucas when she attended a legal anti-fracking protest, it would not surprise me in the slightest if the Police purposely injured themselves just to claim compensation.

The Police are no friends to us Greens
Green_Girl, you are a troll! But you do it well, I was taken in for a while and others clearly are.
[quote][p][bold]Green_Girl_1990[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tykemison[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Green_Girl_1990[/bold] wrote: I am a member of the Green party actually, and I think that we should spend less time worrying about this so-called 'accident' (possibly the Police officers purposely fell so that they could claim compensation and time off from work), and instead be more concerned as to why people in this day and age are homeless. How wonderful that the Green council is going 'full steam ahead' with it's programme of building cheap and affordable homes for all[/p][/quote]This comment has got to be a joke? Police officer"purpose ly"fe ll fown and cracked his ribs? Grow up.[/p][/quote]Taking in to account the way that the Police behaved towards Dr Caroline Lucas when she attended a legal anti-fracking protest, it would not surprise me in the slightest if the Police purposely injured themselves just to claim compensation. The Police are no friends to us Greens[/p][/quote]Green_Girl, you are a troll! But you do it well, I was taken in for a while and others clearly are. abracadab
  • Score: 8

9:16pm Tue 18 Mar 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

Usually when squatters break into a property the police will take no action at all. They allow the squatters to wreck the property and refuse to arrest any of the squatters even though there is clear evidence the squatters have broken in.

This is pay back for their lack of doing the right thing on many occasions.
Usually when squatters break into a property the police will take no action at all. They allow the squatters to wreck the property and refuse to arrest any of the squatters even though there is clear evidence the squatters have broken in. This is pay back for their lack of doing the right thing on many occasions. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: -5

10:01pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Fairfax Aches says...

If a squatter tried any of those tricks with me he'd get a jolly sound thrashing, and no mistake.
If a squatter tried any of those tricks with me he'd get a jolly sound thrashing, and no mistake. Fairfax Aches
  • Score: 3

11:24pm Tue 18 Mar 14

notaconspiracy says...

Green_girl : reeled in three of 'em, well done!
Green_girl : reeled in three of 'em, well done! notaconspiracy
  • Score: -2

11:35pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Levent says...

notaconspiracy wrote:
Green_girl : reeled in three of 'em, well done!
Bravo scumbag!!!!! now go clean your bedsit!
[quote][p][bold]notaconspiracy[/bold] wrote: Green_girl : reeled in three of 'em, well done![/p][/quote]Bravo scumbag!!!!! now go clean your bedsit! Levent
  • Score: 8

11:39pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Levent says...

All you libs defending these subhuman scum would soon call
the police if it were YOUR home they entered. Yep, you'd soon lose
your "liberalism" then, wouldn't you Comrades? shhhh, keep it on the low,
we wouldn't want anyone know how hypocritical you lefties really are ssshh!!!!
All you libs defending these subhuman scum would soon call the police if it were YOUR home they entered. Yep, you'd soon lose your "liberalism" then, wouldn't you Comrades? shhhh, keep it on the low, we wouldn't want anyone know how hypocritical you lefties really are ssshh!!!! Levent
  • Score: 3

10:30am Wed 19 Mar 14

Aldrington Halt says...

Levent wrote:
All you libs defending these subhuman scum would soon call
the police if it were YOUR home they entered. Yep, you'd soon lose
your "liberalism" then, wouldn't you Comrades? shhhh, keep it on the low,
we wouldn't want anyone know how hypocritical you lefties really are ssshh!!!!
Hope you get a swan rib stuck in your gullet, porcine uberman
[quote][p][bold]Levent[/bold] wrote: All you libs defending these subhuman scum would soon call the police if it were YOUR home they entered. Yep, you'd soon lose your "liberalism" then, wouldn't you Comrades? shhhh, keep it on the low, we wouldn't want anyone know how hypocritical you lefties really are ssshh!!!![/p][/quote]Hope you get a swan rib stuck in your gullet, porcine uberman Aldrington Halt
  • Score: 2

1:58pm Wed 19 Mar 14

theargusissoinformative says...

Patsyr wrote:
medianscore wrote:
rogerthefish wrote: This is a typical scumbag tactic of people that are just a waste of space who need shipping to Africa to see what it's like to really live without a roof over your head and no food or drink monies supplied by the state. Need to ban squatting in commercial premises now.
Squatting should be outlawed completely. Britain needs new trespass laws and that goes for the so called "Travellers" too. Punishment for trespass should be vehicle impounded, heavy fines and imprisonment for breaking an entry.
What a sound and straightforward idea. I am sure there are reasons why it cant be implemented but if it was it would deter these waste of spaces and also give us law abiding citizens some satisfaction also save us a lot of money from our council tax. Excellent idea but too obvious for our law makers and enforcers perhaps. Might upset the criminals to have vehicles taken away.....
Legend has it, that if a traveller gets their car towed away for parking offences by BHCC and taken to Sackville Road, that it will be released automatically if enough of them turn up at the compound with menaces. I've experienced the messiness, natural aggression and thieving manner of such types somewhere else. I fail to see what the race argument is with 'travellers'. They look like anyone in the street until you clock their ways.
[quote][p][bold]Patsyr[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]medianscore[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: This is a typical scumbag tactic of people that are just a waste of space who need shipping to Africa to see what it's like to really live without a roof over your head and no food or drink monies supplied by the state. Need to ban squatting in commercial premises now.[/p][/quote]Squatting should be outlawed completely. Britain needs new trespass laws and that goes for the so called "Travellers" too. Punishment for trespass should be vehicle impounded, heavy fines and imprisonment for breaking an entry.[/p][/quote]What a sound and straightforward idea. I am sure there are reasons why it cant be implemented but if it was it would deter these waste of spaces and also give us law abiding citizens some satisfaction also save us a lot of money from our council tax. Excellent idea but too obvious for our law makers and enforcers perhaps. Might upset the criminals to have vehicles taken away.....[/p][/quote]Legend has it, that if a traveller gets their car towed away for parking offences by BHCC and taken to Sackville Road, that it will be released automatically if enough of them turn up at the compound with menaces. I've experienced the messiness, natural aggression and thieving manner of such types somewhere else. I fail to see what the race argument is with 'travellers'. They look like anyone in the street until you clock their ways. theargusissoinformative
  • Score: 4

12:41pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Goldenwight says...

Plantpot wrote:
monkeymoo wrote: Hope the Officer gets well soon (i'm sure the compo pay cheque will help!). I just wondered... How did TWO of them fall down it? Also, I know that police and fire crews (not sure about ambulance) are trained in possible 'booby traps' for this type of property. So, did these officers not have the correct training, or did they forget their training at the time they needed it most? Either way, like i said.....Hope they get better soon. :)
Muppet. It's time to complete the circle and ban squatting in any premises for any reason whatsoever. Why were the three given bail? Baffling.
Why should they NOT be given bail- there was not enough evidence to remand them in custody, they had not been convicted of any offence, they were therefore innocent in the eyes of the law and free to to- at least until a Magistrate or Judge decides otherwise.

Would you have preferred that they had been detained illegally in custody (housed and fed at public expense- i.e YOU would be paying) and then given legal aid to press a damages claim against the Police- which YOU would pay for?

Not baffling at all, just requires a bit of common sense really.
[quote][p][bold]Plantpot[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: Hope the Officer gets well soon (i'm sure the compo pay cheque will help!). I just wondered... How did TWO of them fall down it? Also, I know that police and fire crews (not sure about ambulance) are trained in possible 'booby traps' for this type of property. So, did these officers not have the correct training, or did they forget their training at the time they needed it most? Either way, like i said.....Hope they get better soon. :)[/p][/quote]Muppet. It's time to complete the circle and ban squatting in any premises for any reason whatsoever. Why were the three given bail? Baffling.[/p][/quote]Why should they NOT be given bail- there was not enough evidence to remand them in custody, they had not been convicted of any offence, they were therefore innocent in the eyes of the law and free to to- at least until a Magistrate or Judge decides otherwise. Would you have preferred that they had been detained illegally in custody (housed and fed at public expense- i.e YOU would be paying) and then given legal aid to press a damages claim against the Police- which YOU would pay for? Not baffling at all, just requires a bit of common sense really. Goldenwight
  • Score: 1

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