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Man dies after gang attack in Eastbourne

The Argus: Man dies after gang attack in Eastbourne Man dies after gang attack in Eastbourne

A man has lost his fight for life after being attacked by a gang of teenagers outside his local corner shop.


Chris Poole died in hospital last night after suffering serious head injuries during the brutal assault in Eastbourne on Thursday.


He was viciously punched and kicked after being set upon by the gang outside the Premier convenience store in the Hydneye area.


Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of his murder.


Tributes have been paid to Mr Poole by his family, who described him as “a lovely man”.


His partner Penny said: "I'm devastated by the loss of a best friend and my soulmate, also the great father figure to all our children.


"You'll always be in my heart and I love you forever."


His mother Diane said: "Chris was a great and loving son, brother to devastated Rick, lover of wild birds and animals and a friend to anyone.


"Chris attended Ratton School and was an excellent gymnast and always kept himself fit.


"Such a waste of a lovely young man who gave such a lot to so many and who was loved so dearly by us all."


A 15-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man arrested on suspicion of murder remain in police custody this afternoon.


A 13-year-old boy, who was also arrested on suspicion of murder, has been released on police bail until 3 September, pending further enquiries.


Detective Inspector Wendy Burton, from the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team, said: "It's so tremendously sad that this man has died, an absolute tragedy. Our heartfelt condolences go to his family.


"We are doing all we can to learn about what happened that night, the circumstances that led to this attack and now his untimely death.

"I would appeal to anyone who was in the area last night and who may have any information, however small, to come forward. They should call 101 quoting Operation Delaware or anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

 

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4:30pm Sat 18 Aug 12

lordenglandofsussex says...

If the death penalty was reintroduced I can think of no better case for using it. These vile disgusting filth who did this should swing by a rope.
If the death penalty was reintroduced I can think of no better case for using it. These vile disgusting filth who did this should swing by a rope. lordenglandofsussex
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4:56pm Sat 18 Aug 12

MuammarQaddafi says...

Makes one nostalgic for the days when transportation was a penalty. Australia isn't an option any more ... how about Rockall?
Makes one nostalgic for the days when transportation was a penalty. Australia isn't an option any more ... how about Rockall? MuammarQaddafi
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5:38pm Sat 18 Aug 12

sussexram40 says...

Hampden Park .. nuff said.
Very sad. Is this country ever going to do anything about the growing underclass of scumbags who are taking over this land and ruining so many lives.
RIP.
Hampden Park .. nuff said. Very sad. Is this country ever going to do anything about the growing underclass of scumbags who are taking over this land and ruining so many lives. RIP. sussexram40
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5:47pm Sat 18 Aug 12

Chipstick41 says...

'19 year old man'? He's not a man. he's an asrehole. Makes me sick when this happens. Get a job, and show some willingness to live as part of a community. Your parents must be so ashamed. I would be. Disgraceful behaviour. Sorry for your loss, Penny.
'19 year old man'? He's not a man. he's an asrehole. Makes me sick when this happens. Get a job, and show some willingness to live as part of a community. Your parents must be so ashamed. I would be. Disgraceful behaviour. Sorry for your loss, Penny. Chipstick41
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5:49pm Sat 18 Aug 12

chris ynwa says...

i knew chris and always chatted to him he was a lovely guy his family ment everything to him he will b sadly missed by all the people that new him his family r in my thought sleep tight mate ****
i knew chris and always chatted to him he was a lovely guy his family ment everything to him he will b sadly missed by all the people that new him his family r in my thought sleep tight mate **** chris ynwa
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6:11pm Sat 18 Aug 12

Hoarder12345444 says...

Hope they get caught soon, horrific. My heart goes out to their friends and family.
Hope they get caught soon, horrific. My heart goes out to their friends and family. Hoarder12345444
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6:12pm Sat 18 Aug 12

pebble counter says...

lordenglandofsussex wrote:
If the death penalty was reintroduced I can think of no better case for using it. These vile disgusting filth who did this should swing by a rope.
It would certainly be nice to know more about this story in case it isn't as black and white as it seems. If this was a random attack, I agree with you, something has to be done to stop this violence, who do these kids think they are?
[quote][p][bold]lordenglandofsussex[/bold] wrote: If the death penalty was reintroduced I can think of no better case for using it. These vile disgusting filth who did this should swing by a rope.[/p][/quote]It would certainly be nice to know more about this story in case it isn't as black and white as it seems. If this was a random attack, I agree with you, something has to be done to stop this violence, who do these kids think they are? pebble counter
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6:32pm Sat 18 Aug 12

Getaroundin says...

Absolutely mortified by this and my deepest sympathy to family and friends.

How can we allow the under life scum to live in our society. Death penalty a must.

Again my sympathy! RIP
Absolutely mortified by this and my deepest sympathy to family and friends. How can we allow the under life scum to live in our society. Death penalty a must. Again my sympathy! RIP Getaroundin
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7:13pm Sat 18 Aug 12

george smith says...

It was bad enough that PHSE has to be taught in school, even worsr that this sort of thing can happen
It was bad enough that PHSE has to be taught in school, even worsr that this sort of thing can happen george smith
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7:26pm Sat 18 Aug 12

lillylou says...

Along with staffs the scum are getting worse Giv um a tag and they thrive RIP to the victim
Along with staffs the scum are getting worse Giv um a tag and they thrive RIP to the victim lillylou
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8:21pm Sat 18 Aug 12

emms74 says...

My heart goes out to the family, we lost a family member in a terrible accident in arundel a couple of weeks ago which was in this paper not the same curcumstances but still a unbearable pain i hope who did this gets what they deserve its a waste of a life why do people think they can take someone who was loved so much away rip
My heart goes out to the family, we lost a family member in a terrible accident in arundel a couple of weeks ago which was in this paper not the same curcumstances but still a unbearable pain i hope who did this gets what they deserve its a waste of a life why do people think they can take someone who was loved so much away rip emms74
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8:40pm Sat 18 Aug 12

mimseycal says...

Kids have been getting out of control for ages.

I'm sorry that Chris Poole has had to pay such a high price for it.
Kids have been getting out of control for ages. I'm sorry that Chris Poole has had to pay such a high price for it. mimseycal
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10:03pm Sat 18 Aug 12

Gary @ says...

I do have two teenage children myself, I do hope they would never get involved in anything like this.

However there does seem to be an awful lot of sh1t out there that does`nt care about anything and has no feelings for anyone.

Put them down.
I do have two teenage children myself, I do hope they would never get involved in anything like this. However there does seem to be an awful lot of sh1t out there that does`nt care about anything and has no feelings for anyone. Put them down. Gary @
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10:47pm Sat 18 Aug 12

Valerie Paynter says...

Those teenagers should all be hunted down, lockedup for many, many years to come and their families named and shamed for bringing them up so that violence of this order was even possible.

In fact I'd jail their parents for bringing them up to be such vile, worthless scum.
Those teenagers should all be hunted down, lockedup for many, many years to come and their families named and shamed for bringing them up so that violence of this order was even possible. In fact I'd jail their parents for bringing them up to be such vile, worthless scum. Valerie Paynter
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11:14pm Sat 18 Aug 12

Morpheus says...

First Rottingdean now Eastbourne. How many more have to die with young teenagers involved?
First Rottingdean now Eastbourne. How many more have to die with young teenagers involved? Morpheus
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3:46am Sun 19 Aug 12

linnig says...

Kids could have been hassling him to buy booze or fags...Something now when a trip to your corner shop results in death. These feral 'kids' really do need a short sharp lesson. What's the point of locking 'em up for 5 yrs? This government has to act strongly and swiftly. My deepest sympathy goes out to Mr Poole's family. A non-sensical waste of life!
Kids could have been hassling him to buy booze or fags...Something now when a trip to your corner shop results in death. These feral 'kids' really do need a short sharp lesson. What's the point of locking 'em up for 5 yrs? This government has to act strongly and swiftly. My deepest sympathy goes out to Mr Poole's family. A non-sensical waste of life! linnig
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4:22am Sun 19 Aug 12

timm says...

Another good man is killed, Clockwork Orange-style, in the UK. Yet another. Where I live, the animals who did this would hang. No doubt about that.
Another good man is killed, Clockwork Orange-style, in the UK. Yet another. Where I live, the animals who did this would hang. No doubt about that. timm
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7:35am Sun 19 Aug 12

willy harris says...

some of the people commenting on this subject keep reffering to these scum as kids,,they are not children .they are teenagers,im sure that most of you grew up not wanting to beat up others to the point of killing them,in those days there was a severe punishment,,the rope!the parents of these gutless rats should have to meet the wife/mother/of the man they have murderd, and try to explain why,it happend,and then locked away with there filthy offspring,
some of the people commenting on this subject keep reffering to these scum as kids,,they are not children .they are teenagers,im sure that most of you grew up not wanting to beat up others to the point of killing them,in those days there was a severe punishment,,the rope!the parents of these gutless rats should have to meet the wife/mother/of the man they have murderd, and try to explain why,it happend,and then locked away with there filthy offspring, willy harris
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10:58am Sun 19 Aug 12

hubby says...

Is nowhere safe in Sussex anymore?
This is going to carry on happening until some serious sentences are handed down by the Judges who never have to visit a corner shop and run the gauntlet of feral children.
RIP
Is nowhere safe in Sussex anymore? This is going to carry on happening until some serious sentences are handed down by the Judges who never have to visit a corner shop and run the gauntlet of feral children. RIP hubby
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11:03am Sun 19 Aug 12

wolfie says...

sussex ram :
Shut up nothing wrong with Hampden Park its no worse than any other estate in eastbourne if anything its a better estate than any other.
R.I.P Chris
sussex ram : Shut up nothing wrong with Hampden Park its no worse than any other estate in eastbourne if anything its a better estate than any other. R.I.P Chris wolfie
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11:28am Sun 19 Aug 12

Dr.Draconian says...

By the time the liberal apologists get done with it, these scum will probably get a probation & a holiday to help them deal with the stress.
By the time the liberal apologists get done with it, these scum will probably get a probation & a holiday to help them deal with the stress. Dr.Draconian
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3:43pm Sun 19 Aug 12

getThisCoalitionOut says...

It is the fault of successive governments that this is happening - our whole country is becoming feral and it's got to stop. We need to vote in a new party - one that cares for the public majority of us but comes down tough if they don't obey the law. I am so sorry for this poor family.
It is the fault of successive governments that this is happening - our whole country is becoming feral and it's got to stop. We need to vote in a new party - one that cares for the public majority of us but comes down tough if they don't obey the law. I am so sorry for this poor family. getThisCoalitionOut
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5:45pm Sun 19 Aug 12

Getaroundin says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
It is the fault of successive governments that this is happening - our whole country is becoming feral and it's got to stop. We need to vote in a new party - one that cares for the public majority of us but comes down tough if they don't obey the law. I am so sorry for this poor family.
Rarely agree with anyone stating a political solution is required, however on this occasion and based on recent evidence, agree its a cultural change that will make a difference.

Suggest we start by immediately capping benefits, building jails and filling them with the 'off the rails' population - thus signalling what won't be accepted on the journey to great.

Once done we can develop the future strategies and invest in the education and supporting legislation to build a future where we create success, rather than compensate and sympathise with failure.

Many of the people reading this may have been to the beach today. If so did you feel respect, warmth and consideration from those around you, or did it feel like in my case, god I hope these people go soon. In my case those people were typically overweight mothers (no father with them) and several completely feral kids, with no coaching from mum to guide them to stop throwing stones etc etc..

Yes, we all see it and live with it and as suggested above the time is right to flush it away.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: It is the fault of successive governments that this is happening - our whole country is becoming feral and it's got to stop. We need to vote in a new party - one that cares for the public majority of us but comes down tough if they don't obey the law. I am so sorry for this poor family.[/p][/quote]Rarely agree with anyone stating a political solution is required, however on this occasion and based on recent evidence, agree its a cultural change that will make a difference. Suggest we start by immediately capping benefits, building jails and filling them with the 'off the rails' population - thus signalling what won't be accepted on the journey to great. Once done we can develop the future strategies and invest in the education and supporting legislation to build a future where we create success, rather than compensate and sympathise with failure. Many of the people reading this may have been to the beach today. If so did you feel respect, warmth and consideration from those around you, or did it feel like in my case, god I hope these people go soon. In my case those people were typically overweight mothers (no father with them) and several completely feral kids, with no coaching from mum to guide them to stop throwing stones etc etc.. Yes, we all see it and live with it and as suggested above the time is right to flush it away. Getaroundin
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5:45pm Sun 19 Aug 12

plantwoman says...

Awful waste of a life. Very sad.
Awful waste of a life. Very sad. plantwoman
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8:30pm Sun 19 Aug 12

Singlemummy82 says...

Getaroundin. Having read ur comment I find it offensive that u pick on single mothers.

I am as single mother of 2 and I am a size 10.

My children are behaved and not part of gang culture.

I find your generalisation most upsetting and I think u will find that some of the children involved come from 2 parent families also!
Getaroundin. Having read ur comment I find it offensive that u pick on single mothers. I am as single mother of 2 and I am a size 10. My children are behaved and not part of gang culture. I find your generalisation most upsetting and I think u will find that some of the children involved come from 2 parent families also! Singlemummy82
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8:41pm Sun 19 Aug 12

Getaroundin says...

Singlemummy82 wrote:
Getaroundin. Having read ur comment I find it offensive that u pick on single mothers.

I am as single mother of 2 and I am a size 10.

My children are behaved and not part of gang culture.

I find your generalisation most upsetting and I think u will find that some of the children involved come from 2 parent families also!
My comments stem from observations at the beach and I am not picking on single mothers.
[quote][p][bold]Singlemummy82[/bold] wrote: Getaroundin. Having read ur comment I find it offensive that u pick on single mothers. I am as single mother of 2 and I am a size 10. My children are behaved and not part of gang culture. I find your generalisation most upsetting and I think u will find that some of the children involved come from 2 parent families also![/p][/quote]My comments stem from observations at the beach and I am not picking on single mothers. Getaroundin
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10:24pm Sun 19 Aug 12

linnig says...

Getaroundin has a point, how many young girls (16-17) now have kids just to get a free council flat! Dad does a bunk, hence the child grows up without an idea what a stable family is. Hence to feel 'accepted' they have to prove how yough they are..Sussex is a county of beauty, not inner city London gang culture which this government has to stop, and now NOW! Yes cap benefits, give vouchers for food, clothes instead of the £100+ a week for watching Jeremy Kyle!
Getaroundin has a point, how many young girls (16-17) now have kids just to get a free council flat! Dad does a bunk, hence the child grows up without an idea what a stable family is. Hence to feel 'accepted' they have to prove how yough they are..Sussex is a county of beauty, not inner city London gang culture which this government has to stop, and now NOW! Yes cap benefits, give vouchers for food, clothes instead of the £100+ a week for watching Jeremy Kyle! linnig
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10:26pm Sun 19 Aug 12

linnig says...

Singlemummy82, will your children grow up spelling like you do?
Singlemummy82, will your children grow up spelling like you do? linnig
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2:04am Mon 20 Aug 12

tonybee says...

Hitler had the right idea - he just got rid of the wrong section of the population
Step forward :-
Students
Cyclists
Thugs as reported above
Most council house tenants
Hitler had the right idea - he just got rid of the wrong section of the population Step forward :- Students Cyclists Thugs as reported above Most council house tenants tonybee
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9:04am Mon 20 Aug 12

Made In Sussex says...

"It is the fault of successive governments that this is happening - our whole country is becoming feral and it's got to stop. "

Cr@p!! and this is part of the problem! People have got to take responsibility for their actions and despite the hardship in life cant blame all their problems on others. Its always someone elses fault isnt it! It wasnt the government who killed this man!
"It is the fault of successive governments that this is happening - our whole country is becoming feral and it's got to stop. " Cr@p!! and this is part of the problem! People have got to take responsibility for their actions and despite the hardship in life cant blame all their problems on others. Its always someone elses fault isnt it! It wasnt the government who killed this man! Made In Sussex
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10:06am Mon 20 Aug 12

Skidrow says...

Linnig, "U" is a perfectly acceptable abbreviation in modern day parlance, U pedant.

I see your posts are deficient to the tune of "I remain sir your obedient servant". Does that make you as illiterate as you are implying singlemummy is?
Linnig, "U" is a perfectly acceptable abbreviation in modern day parlance, U pedant. I see your posts are deficient to the tune of "I remain sir your obedient servant". Does that make you as illiterate as you are implying singlemummy is? Skidrow
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