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On 18 Jun 2009 at 1:30pm David Hall wrote:
Paul Clark's shop has now had 2 objects fired at his shop window by catapult. The window has to be replaced. When will the moron's realise that they hurt no one but the people paying insurance premiums in the Town?
Do the silent, bloodless people who commit these reptilian acts ever achieve anything with their lives?. Do they have any concept of the hard work ethic, any inner resource that tells them what they are doing is pathetic and weak?
At least 8 windows have gone in now and the police do not even turn up to chat with the homeowner.
If anyone has information leading to the arrest and prosecution of this person I will pay them £1000. Text me on 07774591040 in confidence with a name and address and I will pass it on to the police.
On 18 Jun 2009 at 1:47pm Toby wrote:
Go Dave!
On 18 Jun 2009 at 1:59pm Scrounger wrote:
Thousand pounds? I see somebody has survived the credit crunch.
On 18 Jun 2009 at 2:39pm MC wrote:
I don't know Paul Clark's shop. What does he sell? And does anyone have an idea why someone might hate him enough to smash his window twice?
Come to that, who is David Hall? I'm feeling particulary uninformed today.
On 18 Jun 2009 at 2:42pm Toby wrote:
Loads of windows are being smashed by kids. Looks like someone had had enough and means business......
On 18 Jun 2009 at 2:44pm Toby wrote:
Scrounger thinks that the credit crunch is a cereal bar!
On 18 Jun 2009 at 2:45pm Toby wrote:
Go back to sleep MC - the men are talking here........
On 18 Jun 2009 at 2:48pm MC wrote:
Oh sorry - he has the mens clothing shop in the bottleneck.
On 18 Jun 2009 at 2:53pm Annette wrote:
Why wont the police act if so many windows have been smashed?
On 18 Jun 2009 at 2:55pm High Street resident wrote:
Thank goodness someone has the balls to go after these little thugs.
On 18 Jun 2009 at 2:58pm Shop owner wrote:
I reported my damaged window an nothing was done at all, by the police.
Why isn't there a camera at the far end of the high street? It would also deter the speed freaks who go through there at night like demented arseholes.........
On 18 Jun 2009 at 3:02pm David Hall wrote:
I'm just interested in information..........please don't all go off on a rant.......
On 18 Jun 2009 at 3:22pm Poppycock wrote:
Ranting is what we are all good at!
Good luck in receiving information about the perpetrator David.
There have been reports of some of the undesirables of Lewes practising with professional sized catapults, so I wonder if this is connected?
I hope the police are able to catch (and charge) the window smashers
On 18 Jun 2009 at 4:21pm Geof wrote:
I agree something needs to be done about all this mindless criminal damage in the town, I hardly ever see a policeman in the town, just the occassional police car racing by (on its way out of town towards Brighton. )Several windows have been smashed recently, Fox's estate agents, Cafe Nero's, Bratts childrens clothes shop, the freemasons hall in the high street has had its windows smashed twice in the last 6 months. The windows seem to be broken during the early hours of the morning. Police dont seem to want to know unless they have a witness.
On 18 Jun 2009 at 10:17pm MC wrote:
Lewes obviously needs some vigilantes.
On 19 Jun 2009 at 8:52am Geoff wrote:
Just to clarify that Geof is not Geoff.
It is a shame that the police do not seem to be able to access the myriad of cameras in the town to assist them in solving crime. That is what the police are for isn't it?
On 19 Jun 2009 at 10:37am Ed Can Do wrote:
My parents are actually moving out of town now after having their car vandalised one too many times. I think the police did turn up to take a statement but that's as far as it went, they didn't for example think to have an officer waiting anywhere near the street where cars get vandalised pretty much every Friday night.
That said, there were loads of police cars around at about ten last night when I was driving home, I saw one up by the Black Horse and two more down by Tesco. Whether that's an indication that they're patrolling more or if it was just shift change time I couldn't say but they were normal police rather than traffic cops (Traffic police have a wider light bar on the top so you can see their lights round the side of lorries).
On 19 Jun 2009 at 12:41pm Town centre resident wrote:
The cameras have some small deterrent effect but almost no value in solving crime, given the quality of image etc. One, admittedly radical, idea would be to have a police officer or two actually walking around Lewes at certain times.
On 19 Jun 2009 at 1:54pm LTR wrote:
what is a 'police officer' ? I always have to deal with a mysterious yellow phone attached to the outside of the locked police station. The lights are on in there at night, but there doesn't seem to be anyone home.

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