Police meet victims of the tyre slashers

This Is Wiltshire: Andy Noton changes a tyre in Dixon Street after hundreds of were slashed overnight on cars and vans in the Old Town area last February Andy Noton changes a tyre in Dixon Street after hundreds of were slashed overnight on cars and vans in the Old Town area last February

NEIGHBOURHOOD police officers will meet victims of a prolific vandal who was arrested but never charged for slashing hundreds of car tyres in Old Town last year.

Officers are to hold a public meeting to discuss the large scale criminal damage to vehicles last February, which resulted in appeals in the Adver for information.

More than 100 vehicles parked in residential streets in Old Town had their tyres slashed, including those in Stafford Street, Dixon Street, Prospect Hill, East Street, Wood Street, Evelyn Street, North Street, Raggett Street, Westlecot Road and Berenger Close.

There was widespread outrage at the crime, prompting the then leader of Swindon Council Rod Bluh and the Police and Crime Commissioner Angus Macpherson to pledge a £500 reward for information on the vandal.

They teamed up in a bid to bring whoever was responsible to swift justice.

Police arrested three teenagers in connection with the incident and worked to gather enough evidence to bring the youngsters to court.

But in December the Crown Prosecution Service ruled that the evidence available is unlikely to result in convictions, and charges against them were dropped.

Speaking at the time, Ryan McAdam, 35, of Dixon Street, said: “Vandals slashed three tyres on my Mini Cooper, two of which were brand new.

“It doesn’t make you feel great to hear nothing will be done about it. “I also got burgled this year, but they did not have enough evidence to pin it on them. “They arrested someone for 15 burglaries, including mine, but they only got charged for one. It is sickening.”

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: “Police submit evidence to the CPS to make a charge decision. “In this instance, the CPS did not charge as they were not satisfied that there was sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction.

“Our officers feel every investigative avenue has been exhausted. “We must balance this with the public interest.”

The local Neighbourhood Policing Team has written to all 100 victims and will meet them to discuss the issue and give them security advice.

The drop-in session will be held tomorrow at the Savernake Street Social Hall, Eascott, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

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8:05am Wed 15 Jan 14

anotherimigrant says...

KNOWN thief robs a car. Witnesses are willing to give statements,, goods tracked and under surveillance of cameras, another witness comes forward to say the NAME of the thief.

Plod says he will deny it, cameras went working, and it's
not theft but you lost your property.

No crime committed, figures look good and every ones happy including the KNOWN thief, except me.

Wiltshire police farce couldn't solve a proper easy crime even when known killers admit to killing someone they still f*kc it up.

What do you think (honestly) the police care about your car, your property, your home, your family.

It starts with Nuu and ends in ing.

Your property you look after it.
KNOWN thief robs a car. Witnesses are willing to give statements,, goods tracked and under surveillance of cameras, another witness comes forward to say the NAME of the thief. Plod says he will deny it, cameras went working, and it's not theft but you lost your property. No crime committed, figures look good and every ones happy including the KNOWN thief, except me. Wiltshire police farce couldn't solve a proper easy crime even when known killers admit to killing someone they still f*kc it up. What do you think (honestly) the police care about your car, your property, your home, your family. It starts with Nuu and ends in ing. Your property you look after it. anotherimigrant

8:58am Wed 15 Jan 14

ChannelX says...

Protect your own property, as the courts will never help you, have no interest in protecting you and are only concerned with the welfare, well being and encouragement of criminals.

The (known) criminals who carried out this widespread criminal damage will already have committed numerous further crimes since this incident. Why? Because they have been taught that they will always get away with it.
Protect your own property, as the courts will never help you, have no interest in protecting you and are only concerned with the welfare, well being and encouragement of criminals. The (known) criminals who carried out this widespread criminal damage will already have committed numerous further crimes since this incident. Why? Because they have been taught that they will always get away with it. ChannelX

1:31pm Wed 15 Jan 14

SlantedView says...

ChannelX wrote:
Protect your own property, as the courts will never help you, have no interest in protecting you and are only concerned with the welfare, well being and encouragement of criminals. The (known) criminals who carried out this widespread criminal damage will already have committed numerous further crimes since this incident. Why? Because they have been taught that they will always get away with it.
Couldn't agree more! Criminals are given waaaay too many rights and there is no fear of re-offending. They know that being locked up will be a welcome break. No bills, free TV, food and lodgings (at the expense of the taxpayer). And largely, cold turkey for the duration they're in. These people shouldn't have rights. You do a crime, you serve hard time. The systems broken but suits the idiots reaping the rewards at the top of the pile. Unless the whole system/process is reviewed, there will be lots more taxpayers money flushed away.
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: Protect your own property, as the courts will never help you, have no interest in protecting you and are only concerned with the welfare, well being and encouragement of criminals. The (known) criminals who carried out this widespread criminal damage will already have committed numerous further crimes since this incident. Why? Because they have been taught that they will always get away with it.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more! Criminals are given waaaay too many rights and there is no fear of re-offending. They know that being locked up will be a welcome break. No bills, free TV, food and lodgings (at the expense of the taxpayer). And largely, cold turkey for the duration they're in. These people shouldn't have rights. You do a crime, you serve hard time. The systems broken but suits the idiots reaping the rewards at the top of the pile. Unless the whole system/process is reviewed, there will be lots more taxpayers money flushed away. SlantedView

4:09pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Always Grumpy says...

anotherimigrant wrote:
KNOWN thief robs a car. Witnesses are willing to give statements,, goods tracked and under surveillance of cameras, another witness comes forward to say the NAME of the thief.

Plod says he will deny it, cameras went working, and it's
not theft but you lost your property.

No crime committed, figures look good and every ones happy including the KNOWN thief, except me.

Wiltshire police farce couldn't solve a proper easy crime even when known killers admit to killing someone they still f*kc it up.

What do you think (honestly) the police care about your car, your property, your home, your family.

It starts with Nuu and ends in ing.

Your property you look after it.
What an illiterate cretin you are.
[quote][p][bold]anotherimigrant[/bold] wrote: KNOWN thief robs a car. Witnesses are willing to give statements,, goods tracked and under surveillance of cameras, another witness comes forward to say the NAME of the thief. Plod says he will deny it, cameras went working, and it's not theft but you lost your property. No crime committed, figures look good and every ones happy including the KNOWN thief, except me. Wiltshire police farce couldn't solve a proper easy crime even when known killers admit to killing someone they still f*kc it up. What do you think (honestly) the police care about your car, your property, your home, your family. It starts with Nuu and ends in ing. Your property you look after it.[/p][/quote]What an illiterate cretin you are. Always Grumpy

6:56pm Wed 15 Jan 14

anotherimigrant says...

Always Grumpy wrote:
anotherimigrant wrote:
KNOWN thief robs a car. Witnesses are willing to give statements,, goods tracked and under surveillance of cameras, another witness comes forward to say the NAME of the thief.

Plod says he will deny it, cameras went working, and it's
not theft but you lost your property.

No crime committed, figures look good and every ones happy including the KNOWN thief, except me.

Wiltshire police farce couldn't solve a proper easy crime even when known killers admit to killing someone they still f*kc it up.

What do you think (honestly) the police care about your car, your property, your home, your family.

It starts with Nuu and ends in ing.

Your property you look after it.
What an illiterate cretin you are.
I know that's why I come on here so I might learn from brain surgeons like you
[quote][p][bold]Always Grumpy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anotherimigrant[/bold] wrote: KNOWN thief robs a car. Witnesses are willing to give statements,, goods tracked and under surveillance of cameras, another witness comes forward to say the NAME of the thief. Plod says he will deny it, cameras went working, and it's not theft but you lost your property. No crime committed, figures look good and every ones happy including the KNOWN thief, except me. Wiltshire police farce couldn't solve a proper easy crime even when known killers admit to killing someone they still f*kc it up. What do you think (honestly) the police care about your car, your property, your home, your family. It starts with Nuu and ends in ing. Your property you look after it.[/p][/quote]What an illiterate cretin you are.[/p][/quote]I know that's why I come on here so I might learn from brain surgeons like you anotherimigrant

7:12pm Wed 15 Jan 14

anotherimigrant says...

The definition of a cretin is a very stupid person, or a person suffering from the disease cretinism, which causes mental problems and deformity.

An illiterat person I am defiantly, can't read can't write don't listen don't do anything.

That's why I got to be old because I'm so stupid. That's why I still pay huge amounts in tax, because I,m so illiterate I don't understand what it says on the tax return that keeps coming to my huge home. At least two a year..

I,m also thinking of retiring from my hugely profitable business. And I,m going to spend my retirement devising a keyboard that cun spill.

I,f only I could spend more time near people like you, I,m sure one of us would learn a valuable lesson in life.

Please post your address unless your up with the other professors in the Brampton,s. Then I will be able to come for lessons by my self, and park my huge and expensive car off road.
The definition of a cretin is a very stupid person, or a person suffering from the disease cretinism, which causes mental problems and deformity. An illiterat person I am defiantly, can't read can't write don't listen don't do anything. That's why I got to be old because I'm so stupid. That's why I still pay huge amounts in tax, because I,m so illiterate I don't understand what it says on the tax return that keeps coming to my huge home. At least two a year.. I,m also thinking of retiring from my hugely profitable business. And I,m going to spend my retirement devising a keyboard that cun spill. I,f only I could spend more time near people like you, I,m sure one of us would learn a valuable lesson in life. Please post your address unless your up with the other professors in the Brampton,s. Then I will be able to come for lessons by my self, and park my huge and expensive car off road. anotherimigrant

8:36pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Always Grumpy says...

anotherimigrant wrote:
The definition of a cretin is a very stupid person, or a person suffering from the disease cretinism, which causes mental problems and deformity.

An illiterat person I am defiantly, can't read can't write don't listen don't do anything.

That's why I got to be old because I'm so stupid. That's why I still pay huge amounts in tax, because I,m so illiterate I don't understand what it says on the tax return that keeps coming to my huge home. At least two a year..

I,m also thinking of retiring from my hugely profitable business. And I,m going to spend my retirement devising a keyboard that cun spill.

I,f only I could spend more time near people like you, I,m sure one of us would learn a valuable lesson in life.

Please post your address unless your up with the other professors in the Brampton,s. Then I will be able to come for lessons by my self, and park my huge and expensive car off road.
You're a tw@t as well then?
[quote][p][bold]anotherimigrant[/bold] wrote: The definition of a cretin is a very stupid person, or a person suffering from the disease cretinism, which causes mental problems and deformity. An illiterat person I am defiantly, can't read can't write don't listen don't do anything. That's why I got to be old because I'm so stupid. That's why I still pay huge amounts in tax, because I,m so illiterate I don't understand what it says on the tax return that keeps coming to my huge home. At least two a year.. I,m also thinking of retiring from my hugely profitable business. And I,m going to spend my retirement devising a keyboard that cun spill. I,f only I could spend more time near people like you, I,m sure one of us would learn a valuable lesson in life. Please post your address unless your up with the other professors in the Brampton,s. Then I will be able to come for lessons by my self, and park my huge and expensive car off road.[/p][/quote]You're a tw@t as well then? Always Grumpy

10:24pm Wed 15 Jan 14

anotherimigrant says...

Always Grumpy wrote:
anotherimigrant wrote:
The definition of a cretin is a very stupid person, or a person suffering from the disease cretinism, which causes mental problems and deformity.

An illiterat person I am defiantly, can't read can't write don't listen don't do anything.

That's why I got to be old because I'm so stupid. That's why I still pay huge amounts in tax, because I,m so illiterate I don't understand what it says on the tax return that keeps coming to my huge home. At least two a year..

I,m also thinking of retiring from my hugely profitable business. And I,m going to spend my retirement devising a keyboard that cun spill.

I,f only I could spend more time near people like you, I,m sure one of us would learn a valuable lesson in life.

Please post your address unless your up with the other professors in the Brampton,s. Then I will be able to come for lessons by my self, and park my huge and expensive car off road.
You're a tw@t as well then?
Yes been twating all my life.. Love it.:)loads of kids as a result, may be some of yours are some of mine.
[quote][p][bold]Always Grumpy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]anotherimigrant[/bold] wrote: The definition of a cretin is a very stupid person, or a person suffering from the disease cretinism, which causes mental problems and deformity. An illiterat person I am defiantly, can't read can't write don't listen don't do anything. That's why I got to be old because I'm so stupid. That's why I still pay huge amounts in tax, because I,m so illiterate I don't understand what it says on the tax return that keeps coming to my huge home. At least two a year.. I,m also thinking of retiring from my hugely profitable business. And I,m going to spend my retirement devising a keyboard that cun spill. I,f only I could spend more time near people like you, I,m sure one of us would learn a valuable lesson in life. Please post your address unless your up with the other professors in the Brampton,s. Then I will be able to come for lessons by my self, and park my huge and expensive car off road.[/p][/quote]You're a tw@t as well then?[/p][/quote]Yes been twating all my life.. Love it.:)loads of kids as a result, may be some of yours are some of mine. anotherimigrant

10:16pm Thu 16 Jan 14

Phantom Poster says...

ChannelX wrote:
Protect your own property, as the courts will never help you, have no interest in protecting you and are only concerned with the welfare, well being and encouragement of criminals.

The (known) criminals who carried out this widespread criminal damage will already have committed numerous further crimes since this incident. Why? Because they have been taught that they will always get away with it.
"the courts will never help you, have no interest in protecting you and are only concerned with the welfare, well being and encouragement of criminals."

.... so no-one ever get convicted and goes to prison then? The UK prison population is around 97K - so where did they come from?
[quote][p][bold]ChannelX[/bold] wrote: Protect your own property, as the courts will never help you, have no interest in protecting you and are only concerned with the welfare, well being and encouragement of criminals. The (known) criminals who carried out this widespread criminal damage will already have committed numerous further crimes since this incident. Why? Because they have been taught that they will always get away with it.[/p][/quote]"the courts will never help you, have no interest in protecting you and are only concerned with the welfare, well being and encouragement of criminals." .... so no-one ever get convicted and goes to prison then? The UK prison population is around 97K - so where did they come from? Phantom Poster

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