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West Dulwich station incident

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Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 21 February, 2007 - 10:22 pm:   

Before someone says this is off topic, I don't think it is really as the issue is just as relevant to Forest Hill. An elderly man is fighting for his life after being thrown from a stationary train at West Dulwich, believed to be a result of a robbery gone wrong, I think around 9.30pm last night. Clearly this could happen anywhere including Forest Hill and stations to and from. Given that security guards are now being seen on trains from London Bridge, is this a sign that this kind of thing is on the increase in se London. There was a lot of newspaper coverage about general crime on London Transport and connections with YouTube which is used as a recruiting tool for gang members. Can someone remind me where we got to with the issues of station safety, as I thought there was some kind of survey last year leading to a local initiative of some sort.
Joined 18-04-2005
Posted on Thursday, 22 February, 2007 - 07:14 am:   

I agree Roz very worrying. Not sure what we can do as dificult to have enough security people .
Problem is the punishment never fits the crime.
Joined 29-09-2006
Posted on Thursday, 22 February, 2007 - 09:30 am:   

Roz I totally agree. It is a very serious situation and one that should be given serious thought by the train companies.
Re security guards. Can i just say that the ones I saw on Monday guarding the "1st Class area", were not there to prevent crime. Neither looked particularly interested in anything other stopping people from entry the 1st Class area.
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Thursday, 22 February, 2007 - 10:14 am:   

On that night, around 7:00 pm, my husband and I were heading back to London Bridge and platform 2 was covered in police all taking statements from passengers who were on the train.

It didn't seem like anyone was hurt, but I haven't seen any news on the Forest Hill Station incident.

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