Appeal for witnesses after town centre attack

This Is Wiltshire: Police are seeking witnesses following an assault in the town centre in the early hours of Friday morning Police are seeking witnesses following an assault in the town centre in the early hours of Friday morning

POLICE in Swindon are appealing for information after a 19-year-old man was assaulted in the town centre early this morning.

The victim suffered facial injuries, including a bloody nose, after being assaulted by a group of people close to The Mailcoach and Sir Daniel Arms pubs shortly after 2am. He was treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to the GWH to be checked over.

One of the alleged offenders is described as Asian in appearance and possibly wearing a black jacket. The group ran off towards Canal Street following the attack.

Anyone with any information or who witnessed the incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting reference number 010209. Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously if they wish.

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3:34pm Fri 31 Jan 14

umpcah says...

Where is the police statement " Crimes of this sort are rare in Swindon " ? We, of course, no darn well they`re not and hope the unfortunate man is now OK.
Where is the police statement " Crimes of this sort are rare in Swindon " ? We, of course, no darn well they`re not and hope the unfortunate man is now OK. umpcah
  • Score: 10

5:32pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Mango man says...

umpcah wrote:
Where is the police statement " Crimes of this sort are rare in Swindon " ? We, of course, no darn well they`re not and hope the unfortunate man is now OK.
Do you have crime figures to back up this statement?
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Where is the police statement " Crimes of this sort are rare in Swindon " ? We, of course, no darn well they`re not and hope the unfortunate man is now OK.[/p][/quote]Do you have crime figures to back up this statement? Mango man
  • Score: -7

5:41pm Fri 31 Jan 14

house on the hill says...

Do you know for a fact he is wrong then?
Do you know for a fact he is wrong then? house on the hill
  • Score: 3

5:54pm Fri 31 Jan 14

umpcah says...

Mango man wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Where is the police statement " Crimes of this sort are rare in Swindon " ? We, of course, no darn well they`re not and hope the unfortunate man is now OK.
Do you have crime figures to back up this statement?
No but I read The Adver most days !
[quote][p][bold]Mango man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Where is the police statement " Crimes of this sort are rare in Swindon " ? We, of course, no darn well they`re not and hope the unfortunate man is now OK.[/p][/quote]Do you have crime figures to back up this statement?[/p][/quote]No but I read The Adver most days ! umpcah
  • Score: 1

6:04pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Hmmmf says...

umpcah wrote:
Mango man wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Where is the police statement " Crimes of this sort are rare in Swindon " ? We, of course, no darn well they`re not and hope the unfortunate man is now OK.
Do you have crime figures to back up this statement?
No but I read The Adver most days !
You must have missed this day then:
Adver 27th Nov 2013 wrote:
POLICE have banned 130 people from going out to Swindon’s town centre clubs and bars in a bid to tackle the surge in violent crime which has risen by 78 per cent this year.


http://goo.gl/wROo5Q
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mango man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Where is the police statement " Crimes of this sort are rare in Swindon " ? We, of course, no darn well they`re not and hope the unfortunate man is now OK.[/p][/quote]Do you have crime figures to back up this statement?[/p][/quote]No but I read The Adver most days ![/p][/quote]You must have missed this day then: [quote][p][bold]Adver 27th Nov 2013[/bold] wrote: POLICE have banned 130 people from going out to Swindon’s town centre clubs and bars in a bid to tackle the surge in violent crime which has risen by 78 per cent this year. [/quote] http://goo.gl/wROo5Q Hmmmf
  • Score: 8

6:07pm Fri 31 Jan 14

umpcah says...

Hmmmf wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Mango man wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Where is the police statement " Crimes of this sort are rare in Swindon " ? We, of course, no darn well they`re not and hope the unfortunate man is now OK.
Do you have crime figures to back up this statement?
No but I read The Adver most days !
You must have missed this day then:
Adver 27th Nov 2013 wrote:
POLICE have banned 130 people from going out to Swindon’s town centre clubs and bars in a bid to tackle the surge in violent crime which has risen by 78 per cent this year.


http://goo.gl/wROo5Q
I`ve read lots of Advers since then and I see no reason to change my thinking.
[quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mango man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Where is the police statement " Crimes of this sort are rare in Swindon " ? We, of course, no darn well they`re not and hope the unfortunate man is now OK.[/p][/quote]Do you have crime figures to back up this statement?[/p][/quote]No but I read The Adver most days ![/p][/quote]You must have missed this day then: [quote][p][bold]Adver 27th Nov 2013[/bold] wrote: POLICE have banned 130 people from going out to Swindon’s town centre clubs and bars in a bid to tackle the surge in violent crime which has risen by 78 per cent this year. [/quote] http://goo.gl/wROo5Q[/p][/quote]I`ve read lots of Advers since then and I see no reason to change my thinking. umpcah
  • Score: -4

6:09pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Mango man says...

Hmmmf wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Mango man wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Where is the police statement " Crimes of this sort are rare in Swindon " ? We, of course, no darn well they`re not and hope the unfortunate man is now OK.
Do you have crime figures to back up this statement?
No but I read The Adver most days !
You must have missed this day then:
Adver 27th Nov 2013 wrote:
POLICE have banned 130 people from going out to Swindon’s town centre clubs and bars in a bid to tackle the surge in violent crime which has risen by 78 per cent this year.


http://goo.gl/wROo5Q
Thank you so much for taking the time to research previous articles on violent crime for me. I'm not the slightest bit interested and was merely asking a question but thanks for being there .....
[quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mango man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Where is the police statement " Crimes of this sort are rare in Swindon " ? We, of course, no darn well they`re not and hope the unfortunate man is now OK.[/p][/quote]Do you have crime figures to back up this statement?[/p][/quote]No but I read The Adver most days ![/p][/quote]You must have missed this day then: [quote][p][bold]Adver 27th Nov 2013[/bold] wrote: POLICE have banned 130 people from going out to Swindon’s town centre clubs and bars in a bid to tackle the surge in violent crime which has risen by 78 per cent this year. [/quote] http://goo.gl/wROo5Q[/p][/quote]Thank you so much for taking the time to research previous articles on violent crime for me. I'm not the slightest bit interested and was merely asking a question but thanks for being there ..... Mango man
  • Score: -2

7:14pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Hmmmf says...

umpcah wrote:
Hmmmf wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Mango man wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Where is the police statement " Crimes of this sort are rare in Swindon " ? We, of course, no darn well they`re not and hope the unfortunate man is now OK.
Do you have crime figures to back up this statement?
No but I read The Adver most days !
You must have missed this day then:
Adver 27th Nov 2013 wrote:
POLICE have banned 130 people from going out to Swindon’s town centre clubs and bars in a bid to tackle the surge in violent crime which has risen by 78 per cent this year.


http://goo.gl/wROo5Q
I`ve read lots of Advers since then and I see no reason to change my thinking.
Apologies, umpcah, my post was intended for Mango man, who is clearly ignorant in more ways than one.
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mango man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Where is the police statement " Crimes of this sort are rare in Swindon " ? We, of course, no darn well they`re not and hope the unfortunate man is now OK.[/p][/quote]Do you have crime figures to back up this statement?[/p][/quote]No but I read The Adver most days ![/p][/quote]You must have missed this day then: [quote][p][bold]Adver 27th Nov 2013[/bold] wrote: POLICE have banned 130 people from going out to Swindon’s town centre clubs and bars in a bid to tackle the surge in violent crime which has risen by 78 per cent this year. [/quote] http://goo.gl/wROo5Q[/p][/quote]I`ve read lots of Advers since then and I see no reason to change my thinking.[/p][/quote]Apologies, umpcah, my post was intended for Mango man, who is clearly ignorant in more ways than one. Hmmmf
  • Score: 1

7:19pm Fri 31 Jan 14

msw says...

Swindon needs HD cctv NOW. Simples.............
.......... It may not prevent it all, but it will deter some crime and catch/identify offenders...........
Swindon needs HD cctv NOW. Simples............. .......... It may not prevent it all, but it will deter some crime and catch/identify offenders........... msw
  • Score: 4

11:18pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Mango man says...

Hmmmf wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Hmmmf wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Mango man wrote:
umpcah wrote:
Where is the police statement " Crimes of this sort are rare in Swindon " ? We, of course, no darn well they`re not and hope the unfortunate man is now OK.
Do you have crime figures to back up this statement?
No but I read The Adver most days !
You must have missed this day then:
Adver 27th Nov 2013 wrote:
POLICE have banned 130 people from going out to Swindon’s town centre clubs and bars in a bid to tackle the surge in violent crime which has risen by 78 per cent this year.


http://goo.gl/wROo5Q
I`ve read lots of Advers since then and I see no reason to change my thinking.
Apologies, umpcah, my post was intended for Mango man, who is clearly ignorant in more ways than one.
How very easy to sling insults from a keyboard! Someone questions an opinion on here and you deem it appropriate to call me ignorant?
[quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hmmmf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mango man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Where is the police statement " Crimes of this sort are rare in Swindon " ? We, of course, no darn well they`re not and hope the unfortunate man is now OK.[/p][/quote]Do you have crime figures to back up this statement?[/p][/quote]No but I read The Adver most days ![/p][/quote]You must have missed this day then: [quote][p][bold]Adver 27th Nov 2013[/bold] wrote: POLICE have banned 130 people from going out to Swindon’s town centre clubs and bars in a bid to tackle the surge in violent crime which has risen by 78 per cent this year. [/quote] http://goo.gl/wROo5Q[/p][/quote]I`ve read lots of Advers since then and I see no reason to change my thinking.[/p][/quote]Apologies, umpcah, my post was intended for Mango man, who is clearly ignorant in more ways than one.[/p][/quote]How very easy to sling insults from a keyboard! Someone questions an opinion on here and you deem it appropriate to call me ignorant? Mango man
  • Score: -3

7:46am Sat 1 Feb 14

ChannelX says...

Swindon is already covered by endless CCTV cameras, some HD (the ones you presumably sell) and some SD - they don't deter crime and they certainly don't prevent crime.

They're rarely of any use in courts and the judiciary routinely allow convicted criminals to stroll free from court regardless of the fact they've been proven guilty by CCTV footage or other evidence.

All in all, a bit pointless really.
Swindon is already covered by endless CCTV cameras, some HD (the ones you presumably sell) and some SD - they don't deter crime and they certainly don't prevent crime. They're rarely of any use in courts and the judiciary routinely allow convicted criminals to stroll free from court regardless of the fact they've been proven guilty by CCTV footage or other evidence. All in all, a bit pointless really. ChannelX
  • Score: 2

9:37am Sat 1 Feb 14

house on the hill says...

the legal system is a joke and so many just laugh at it like that fat chav tart in another article who clearly thinks the world revolves around her and she can drive whenever and however she wants. Lock her up and throw away the key, her and her kind are a waste of good natural resources and add nothing to the world which would be a far better place without her.
the legal system is a joke and so many just laugh at it like that fat chav tart in another article who clearly thinks the world revolves around her and she can drive whenever and however she wants. Lock her up and throw away the key, her and her kind are a waste of good natural resources and add nothing to the world which would be a far better place without her. house on the hill
  • Score: 11

3:34pm Sat 1 Feb 14

back_to_reality says...

"that fat chav tart "

I immediately knew exactly who you meant. Sadly scum like her are crawling all over this country and the courts let them carry on their parasitic lives unchecked.
"that fat chav tart " I immediately knew exactly who you meant. Sadly scum like her are crawling all over this country and the courts let them carry on their parasitic lives unchecked. back_to_reality
  • Score: 7

4:16pm Sat 1 Feb 14

house on the hill says...

back_to_reality wrote:
"that fat chav tart "

I immediately knew exactly who you meant. Sadly scum like her are crawling all over this country and the courts let them carry on their parasitic lives unchecked.
Sadly you are correct and the welfare state picks up the pieces of their behaviour and offspring from dads unknown. We really are becoming a joke nation but hey at least we aren't the teen pregnancy capital of Europe apparently here in Swindon. The teen chavs must be getting lazy or infertile from the endless drugs they fill themselves with.
[quote][p][bold]back_to_reality[/bold] wrote: "that fat chav tart " I immediately knew exactly who you meant. Sadly scum like her are crawling all over this country and the courts let them carry on their parasitic lives unchecked.[/p][/quote]Sadly you are correct and the welfare state picks up the pieces of their behaviour and offspring from dads unknown. We really are becoming a joke nation but hey at least we aren't the teen pregnancy capital of Europe apparently here in Swindon. The teen chavs must be getting lazy or infertile from the endless drugs they fill themselves with. house on the hill
  • Score: 1

8:37pm Sat 1 Feb 14

melnursesear. says...

I think the single mum in the other article will probably enjoy walking everywhere for a while...I think not..!! Too many of this ilk..
I think the single mum in the other article will probably enjoy walking everywhere for a while...I think not..!! Too many of this ilk.. melnursesear.
  • Score: 0

11:36am Mon 3 Feb 14

ChannelX says...

umpcah wrote:
Where is the police statement " Crimes of this sort are rare in Swindon " ? We, of course, no darn well they`re not and hope the unfortunate man is now OK.
Yes, very rare indeed.

Apart from being reported every week (which means it actually happens on a much more frequent basis than that):

Monday 3rd February 2014

http://www.swindonad
vertiser.co.uk/news/
10982113.Man_suffers
_severe_facial_injur
ies_after_town_centr
e_assault/
[quote][p][bold]umpcah[/bold] wrote: Where is the police statement " Crimes of this sort are rare in Swindon " ? We, of course, no darn well they`re not and hope the unfortunate man is now OK.[/p][/quote]Yes, very rare indeed. Apart from being reported every week (which means it actually happens on a much more frequent basis than that): Monday 3rd February 2014 http://www.swindonad vertiser.co.uk/news/ 10982113.Man_suffers _severe_facial_injur ies_after_town_centr e_assault/ ChannelX
  • Score: 0

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