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Boots and Greggs - windows smashed

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by wizzard, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. wizzard

    wizzard Well-Known Forumite

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    So what happened in town last night?

    Just walked past Boots and Greggs, all their windows have been smashed.
     
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  3. Pooryorick

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    That's overlooked by CCTV, a few yards from the police station...
     
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  4. Tumble weed

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    Apparently some tosser felt the need to go round with a hammer, this follows spoons and the casino the other week. Probably some crack head wanting food and money for more drugs. The council needs to start clearing the streets of these door way druggies. They either need help, rehoming elsewhere in sheltered accommodation, kicking out the town or locking up. Don't see why retailers who are already struggling , have to foot the bill.

    Boots are already reviewing their stores, if more incidents happen , they'll just get rid of the store , all because the council , and the police and letting the town go to shit. I dunno why it's got to a point where people have literally set up homes in store door ways.
     
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  5. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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  6. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    We have a casino in Stafford?
     
  7. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Yeah, it can be a bit rough at times.

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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    I was hoping rather this

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  9. Tumble weed

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    Sorry, should have been "casino", the amusement arcade place , wish we did have a casino here, it'd be ace :p
     
  10. staffordjas

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    Lots of cops standing around in town, by The Swan area today. Seemed to be mostly talking to the oldies though (didn't stop me to chat to..I can't look my age :D)
     
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  11. Thehooperman

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    Did they form a line when you went past to stop you going in? :)
     
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  12. joshua

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    https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/new...wo shop windows in a town centre were smashed.

    Officers were called to Greengates Street, in Stafford, between 10.30pm and 11.30pm last night following reports someone had broken the windows at Greggs and Boots.

    Today Laura Tinsley, of no fixed address, has been charged with two counts of criminal damage and one of possessing a bladed article.

    The 32-year-old was due to face magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre this afternoon (July 11).

    Staffordshire Police are still appealing for witnesses and have asked any witnesses to contact 101 quoting incident 872 of July 10.
     
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    They were there yesterday as well in exactly the same place. I asked what it is about, it is a new initiative in the county when after officers had finished their shifts they show their faces in town centres.

    That how is was put to me....not sure what they aim to achieve.
     
  14. joshua

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    After their shifts have finished ? overtime ??
     
  15. Really?

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    So this is the gobby "homeless" woman who is a pain in the arse once she has had a drink, offering blowjobs for a fiver? She will have no money to pay for the damage she has done so the Retailers will, yet again be footing the bill. She will get slap on the wrist and be making a nuisance of herself again within a week. According to the Police I spoke to none of the Stafford homeless are actually homeless - they have all been offered accommodation but choose not to take it. Stafford is now becoming a magnet for them because, amongst other reasons, there is no ticket control at the Railway station so they can get off a train and stroll straight into town.
     
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  16. Thehooperman

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    More like a token walkpass, ignoring any potential criminal activity and ticking the "street patrol done box" 5 seconds later to improve the stats of police visibility.

    They'd be better off giving them Maccie D tokens to use after work so they'd be about a bit longer!!!
     
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    If it makes you feel any better it’ll be the insurance footing the bill, not the retailers
     
  18. littleme

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    Which the retailers still have to pay...and they will get a hike in the premium for claiming in the first place.
     
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    First of all, you assume that the Retailers would be insured. Many small Retailers and some quite large Retailers aren't insured for this because the cost of the premiums far outweigh the cost of the repair and the resulting hike in premiums. It's a balancing act. Secondly the glib "don't worry your insured" misses the whole point. Boots in particular are the victims of so much theft and criminal activity that I am amazed they actually stay open anywhere - I would certainly have walked away years ago. We simply don't deserve shops when we either participate, encourage or shrug our shoulders at criminal damage and shoplifting, treating both as minor purely because they don't affect us personally. Putting extra staff on is not the answer, shoplifters know they can just ignore staff as they are trained not to intervene. Harsh sentences, decent compensation/fines and higher police activity is what is needed to stop the spiral that has started. This activity taints the town and the population.
     
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    A fiver you say? :bananafunk:
     
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    With a side order of Herpes for free - bargain !
     

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