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Incident in town last night

On 24 Oct 2010 at 2:06pm evil edna wrote:
3 blokes (ages 50 and 2@ 28) walking home with their 14 year old daughter and her mate last night past the Dorset at around midnight were attacked by a gang of approx 15 "youths"...aged around 20.

Police have been informed. Anyone around last night and see any gangs in town after Neville bonfire ?

Ive always thought Lewes was a reasonably safe place to walk after dark. Obviously not.
On 24 Oct 2010 at 3:28pm Anna wrote:
Sounds horrible. This sounds horrible - but the police don't know anything about it?
You know anymore? anna.roberts@theargus.co.uk 01273 544539
On 24 Oct 2010 at 4:46pm mr happy wrote:
There is a gang of around that ammount and age that were at Nevill last night. Most of them live in the Cliffe area. They have been threatening my son for the past 6 months. Dont want to put names on here but will find out if the same group. Scum is the only word for big gangs of bullies like that who go round in gangs for security.I hope the people attacked are ok.
On 24 Oct 2010 at 6:46pm MC wrote:
mr happy, maybe you should ring the police?
On 24 Oct 2010 at 6:55pm mr happy wrote:
It cant be that hard for the police to find the only group that hangs around that area. I am trying to get people to go to the police that have had trouble with them but its not easy!
On 24 Oct 2010 at 7:25pm huw wrote:
3 friends of mine were also assaulted by a large group of young men with no provocation. Sounds like it could be the same lot.
On 24 Oct 2010 at 7:27pm mr happy wrote:
Was that last night Huw? Also are they slightly younger than 20 as some of them I know to be only 17 , 18 and 19?
On 24 Oct 2010 at 9:16pm big cliffe boy wrote:
50!!! cheeky f88ker it was nothing we no who they were can"t wait till the 5th its pay back time! burn him!
On 24 Oct 2010 at 9:59pm Guidofawkes wrote:
Hahahahahaha. 50? I know you've had a hard life Big Cliffe Boy but that is very funny.
On 24 Oct 2010 at 10:51pm pandemonia wrote:
What is it with the ghouls on the Argus? No, Anna. I don't know any more but if I did, you'd be the last to know. Sake!
On 25 Oct 2010 at 5:41am MC wrote:
Hopefully someone has come forward and told the police who they suspect the culprits to be. There are many nights of firework celebrations to come and it would not bode well for bonfire if this years festivities were marred by a large group of pissed up youth beating up innocent people on their way home. If no one talks to the police how are they expected to find the culprits?
On 25 Oct 2010 at 7:10am Guidofawkes wrote:
If you talk to the police they are never going to find out who they are! Sussex police won't waste time and resources trying to hunt down real criminals.
On 25 Oct 2010 at 10:13am Chilli123 wrote:
I am sorry for the people who were attacked. I live in Cliffe area and I have always considered it a safe place to walk around at any time of the day or night. It can often get a bit noisy on a Friday night after the last train from Brighton. Sometimes there are a few rowdy drunks stumbling around but I have never been afraid to venture out. As for some of the comments that have been made about Sussex Police - These Men and Women work very hard and the restrictions imposed on them are not there own personal fault. They are doing a difficult job throught difficult times so cut them some slack.
On 25 Oct 2010 at 10:18am MC wrote:
If the public do not help them by reporting what they know how are they to solve the crimes? A non-productive circle.
On 25 Oct 2010 at 10:31am Jake T Snake wrote:
There was also an attack on School Hill on Saturday night. 3 lads beat up a young guy in the middle of the street and ran off! He was claiming he'd been hit with a hammer. Although there's often a bit of silliness on a Saturday night in the town, it was unusually crazy this weekend.
Anyone know why?
On 25 Oct 2010 at 11:04am Pedant wrote:
Chilli123 wrote: 'As for some of the comments that have been made about Sussex Police - They are doing a difficult job throught difficult times so cut them some slack.'
If sitting in the canteen talking about pensions and early retirement is 'a difficult job' it's one I wouldn't mind having. The only time you see a Sussex copper in Lewes is on 5 November, when overtime flows thick and fast.
On 25 Oct 2010 at 2:53pm Roly Mo wrote:
I never see a Sussex copper on the 5th, they are all from other counties!! That is why a lot of the time they completely over-react to a situation (on the 5th) as they have no idea what Bonfire is about.
On 25 Oct 2010 at 4:01pm Pedant wrote:
Things are even worse than I thought then Roly Mo.
On 25 Oct 2010 at 5:20pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Years ago, some friends came up from Somerset for the 5th. They were shocked to find that they were giving people directions and stuff like that, as the "local" police didn't have a clue!
On 25 Oct 2010 at 10:40pm queequeg wrote:
It should be remembered that many of the plods will be "Specials" who I understand work unpaid.

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