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Police response.

I work at a school. This is my end of day tale today.

Today, a parent of a child at school was attacked by two men outside the school gates because he "looked at" them.

The two men promptly battered the crap out of the victim in front of the school gates.

The school office called 999 to request assistance, as did several of the other parents collecting younger children. Locations, times and descriptions were given, addresses taken and phone numbers recorded.

This assault lasted a while and when both men had had a turn at punching and kicking a defenceless man until he was flat on the floor cut, bruised and injured, they wandered about yelling abuse at other parents who dared "look at" them.

The police response? A car? A policeman? No. Nothing.

A follow up call later revealed that the multiple calls "had not been recorded" and "there is no log of an incident"

A request for assistance because, by then, the victim was inside the school being tended to was answered with a no.

That ladies and gentleman is what we pay our taxes for. Absolutely nothing.
 
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Well, you've got to pay the salaries of all those commissioners out of something....
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That sounds like assault with intent and is a serious matter and dereliction of duty by the police in not attending.

The victim should make a complaint.

Was an ambulance called, in view of the blood?

Did anyone secretly film the attack?

Were there not enough parents around to wade in and help him?

I'd be a bit p'd off if I'd been the victim and other parents just stood around watching me get a kicking...

Who / why were the men hanging around the school anyway?
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Police response.

Majority of parents were young mums. To be fair, these two perpetrators were not in the mood for quiet discussion!

The call for police assistance I believe was the only one made. He was walking wounded, they wouldn't have sent one anyway.

As to why, that is a matter under investigation!
 
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You should have told them they were yelling, "Allah Akbar!"


Armed response in minutes.



Or that they were beating up Cliff Richard.

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It shouldn't make any difference but where did this happen in UK?
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Peterborough.

Local police station is No10 in UK busiest for throughout of offenders.
 
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I think if I was you I might be dropping a line to my MP. If a call from a school office can be ignored I rather think an MP might be concerned for the safety of their constituents children. Presumably the school PBX will log outbound calls so the no record argument can be completely disproved by that and the parents mobile records.
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This is very disturbing Spacecadet, and they have no log of the incident or of the calls made?

Unless there's some crude covering-up going on (which seems unlikely), maybe there was a problem with their 'systems'?

Either way, this kind of thing can't be allowed to happen and needs to be investigated. Please do update as and when any developments occur!
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I think a call to your local news outlets would not be amiss either. Turn up the heat a bit and see what the police response is like.
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We all know that the police are under-funded, but the cynic in me wonders whether these incidents are not better policed because they want us to employ private companies. It's happening more often and several small towns are considering employing private firms to control their streets, the charming Tiptree in Essex being one of them.

Nobody wants vigilantes but if the police won't/can't help us then we are left with little alternative. It could be argued that some of the feral yobs will face real justice for a change. Our country is a mess.
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Yup. Paycops now in use in some of the richer boroughs who can afford it.
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It would appear they "attended the wrong address"
The call was logged at the "wrong address" so the police went tithe wrong address. Saw no bother and went back to the station.
 
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Well, at least no one was left injured (in a car) to die alone.


Is it a local control centre or one of the regional amalgamated and/or privatised ones?
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It would appear they "attended the wrong address"
The call was logged at the "wrong address" so the police went to the wrong address. Saw no bother and went back to the station.

That sounds rather strange, bearing in mind that it was outside a school, and that several people phoned to report the incident (presumably saying something like: 'come now, there's a barney outside ****** school'.

That might need further investigation, because it doesn't sound right.
 
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Three schools with similar names on a mile length of road.
 
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Hardly seems the hardest thing in the world to check all three? But of course, I don't know the exact details from the police's point of view.
 
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Hardly seems the hardest thing in the world to check all three? But of course, I don't know the exact details from the police's point of view.
Neither do the Police!
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Indeed.

However, having spoken to the next school up the road, plod arrived over half and hour after the initial call was made. Police base is 3 miles away!
 
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Sounds like an appalling response that needs bottoming.

A few observations:

Because a police station is nearby does not mean the officers deployed are at that station waiting to be sent to an incident.

The most concerning part of this tale is involving the actual attendance, or not of the officers.

If you are correct and there are three schools with similar names on the same stretch of road the officers should have asked for clarification when they found no incident at the first school. It's worrying that the controllers did not rewind the recording to listen to the 999 call and pass on the correct info to the attending officers.

Third and last is that the nature of the call, school, children, adults fighting should have been monitored by control room supervisors before the incident log could be written off.

A diabolical chain of events that require further investigation, i.e. a complaint to the police in the first instance via the on duty Inspector or through their Professional Standards Unit.

They are accountable, make them explain their actions, or lack of.

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It is being investigated now so I shall quietly shut up until the relevant people have done the relevant things.
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Good, don't forget to update us, I certainly would be interested.
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