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Gang of young men -Ewelme Road /Woodcombe Crescent area
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23-02-2008 12:32 PM

Last night a gang of around 6/8 young men, mostly white with longish hair, caused problems in our street at around 11pm last night- they were clearly drunk and intent on drinking more, carried orange plastic bags (Sainsburys?) full of cans and bottles of alcohol, and walked up and down Ewelme Road shouting and screaming eventually stopping to sit on someones wall to drink the contents. Some then decided to relieve themselves in a neighbours garden followed by attempting to break into cars and bend side mirrors. The finale included trying to aim empty bottles at passing cars (unsuccessfully due to lousy aim) which resulted in the road and pavement being plastered with broken glass. The police were called but could not catch them. They looked like they were around 18-20 years old .

Has anyone had similar experiences and knows anything more about them, as the police are looking to catch them.?This is the first time I have seen them however judging by the empty bottles and take away leftovers in our front garden in the last few weeks they have doing this for some time. Any info appreciated as they have the potential to cause serious damage, intentionally or otherwise.

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23-02-2008 03:18 PM

Hi Roz
Sorry you had to have this yobbish behaviour inflicted on you and your neighbours. This is all a sympton of the governments refusal to act on our 24/7 cheap alcohol policy.
I am sure in USA they would have been arressted and charged. Here authorities choose to ignore

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23-02-2008 06:35 PM

Yes Brian, in many states they would have given the death penalty, and in the middle East they would have cut out their livers (or whatever the appropriate body part is). Why do I stay in Britain?

Anyway Roz, hope this was a relatively rare experience, before we get on our hobby horses too much, and that the Rozzers responded reasonably. However one massages the stats, pretty sure that we live in a low crime part of the metropolis.

Remind me who was the voice of reason? In recent years it was John Gaunt. Fortunately he is no longer on our local radio.

BD - livening the debate as ever

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23-02-2008 11:05 PM

If they bought their alcohol from Sainsbury's I suggest that the Police examine the CCTV from Sainsbury's.

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23-02-2008 11:19 PM

Unfortunately it isnt a one off - the same group seems to have caused quite a lot of damage to property in the road over the past few months, and if they are now starting to throw missiles ie bottles, at drivers of passing cars they run the risk of causing serious injury to someone.

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23-02-2008 11:54 PM

I believe that our local police station is open from 10.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m.. Could you ask them to kindly commit their crimes during these business hours?

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