Police produce posters to combat spate of wall damage

Who is the Bushey wall kicker?

Who is the Bushey wall kicker?

Who is the Bushey wall kicker?

Who is the Bushey wall kicker?

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The police have released posters in Bushey to try and combat a spate of criminal damage.

Since August 2013, Hertfordshire Police has recorded 17 bricks walls damaged in streets including Bushey Mill Lane, Duncan way and Mead Way.

One resident from Duncan Way, who did not want to be named for fear of having his wall knocked down for a second time, said the people responsible were probably just "showing off".

He said: "I had my wall kicked down last week, and had to put it back up myself.

"It is extremely annoying, and it is happening at night so people are not being caught.

"It costs hundreds of pounds to pay a brick layer which is unfair for the residents.

The poster from the police reads: "Your Bushey and Radlett Safer Neighbourhood Team is investigating a number of walls being deliberately damaged. If anyone has information contact police on 101."

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1:25pm Tue 8 Apr 14

Hornets number 12 fan says...

Ironic that when WBC did this in the cemeteries it was called "testing headstones"
Ironic that when WBC did this in the cemeteries it was called "testing headstones" Hornets number 12 fan
  • Score: 3

1:25pm Tue 8 Apr 14

CaptainPC says...

I'm in the mood for dancing....Romancing
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I'm in the mood for dancing....Romancing .... CaptainPC
  • Score: -4

1:39pm Tue 8 Apr 14

LSC says...

Here is a radical plan: Why not have a police officer on the beat patrolling the area! True, they might never catch anyone in the act, but they would soon get to know who was hanging around. And they would know who is doing this. And the kids would know they know.
A proper beat bobby would know their parents, youth workers and teachers. They could talk to the kids, and explain how this behavior isn't fun, it really hurts people, some of them vulnerable, poor or frightened by it.

That beat bobby might not meet their arrest targets for the month because they are too busy preventing crime rather than solving it. I, as a taxpayer, DO NOT CARE.
Here is a radical plan: Why not have a police officer on the beat patrolling the area! True, they might never catch anyone in the act, but they would soon get to know who was hanging around. And they would know who is doing this. And the kids would know they know. A proper beat bobby would know their parents, youth workers and teachers. They could talk to the kids, and explain how this behavior isn't fun, it really hurts people, some of them vulnerable, poor or frightened by it. That beat bobby might not meet their arrest targets for the month because they are too busy preventing crime rather than solving it. I, as a taxpayer, DO NOT CARE. LSC
  • Score: 11

2:34pm Tue 8 Apr 14

MontsB says...

LSC wrote:
Here is a radical plan: Why not have a police officer on the beat patrolling the area! True, they might never catch anyone in the act, but they would soon get to know who was hanging around. And they would know who is doing this. And the kids would know they know.
A proper beat bobby would know their parents, youth workers and teachers. They could talk to the kids, and explain how this behavior isn't fun, it really hurts people, some of them vulnerable, poor or frightened by it.

That beat bobby might not meet their arrest targets for the month because they are too busy preventing crime rather than solving it. I, as a taxpayer, DO NOT CARE.
Where in the article did it say that kids were responsible?

I must have missed that bit.

Must be a really strong kid to be able to kick over a wall.
[quote][p][bold]LSC[/bold] wrote: Here is a radical plan: Why not have a police officer on the beat patrolling the area! True, they might never catch anyone in the act, but they would soon get to know who was hanging around. And they would know who is doing this. And the kids would know they know. A proper beat bobby would know their parents, youth workers and teachers. They could talk to the kids, and explain how this behavior isn't fun, it really hurts people, some of them vulnerable, poor or frightened by it. That beat bobby might not meet their arrest targets for the month because they are too busy preventing crime rather than solving it. I, as a taxpayer, DO NOT CARE.[/p][/quote]Where in the article did it say that kids were responsible? I must have missed that bit. Must be a really strong kid to be able to kick over a wall. MontsB
  • Score: -3

3:22pm Tue 8 Apr 14

LSC says...

You think this is the work of adults, do you? Someone who had a hard day at the office perhaps.
You think this is the work of adults, do you? Someone who had a hard day at the office perhaps. LSC
  • Score: 6

9:01am Wed 9 Apr 14

WatfordBandB says...

All in all its just another brick in the wall
All in all its just another brick in the wall WatfordBandB
  • Score: 2

11:26am Wed 9 Apr 14

TRT says...

It's probably some old geezer thinking he's (or she's!) doing a public service by knocking down what, from the photos, look like generally unstable bits of masonry anyway.
It's probably some old geezer thinking he's (or she's!) doing a public service by knocking down what, from the photos, look like generally unstable bits of masonry anyway. TRT
  • Score: 0

1:59pm Wed 9 Apr 14

MontsB says...

LSC wrote:
You think this is the work of adults, do you? Someone who had a hard day at the office perhaps.
Thanks for the snarky reply, very mature.

I'm simply saying it's not right to stereotype and accuse a group with no proof. Could be kids, could be teenagers, could be some random vandal, could be someone who had a few too many on their way back from the pub. Could be someone showing off in front of their mates. Could be anyone.

You automatically stigmatise the kids in the local area with no proof it is them, so everyone under a certain age living in this area is automatically a suspect? It's not right. It's regularly done and acceptable and it shouldn't be.

Hell if you were a kid today and constantly being accused based on your age how would you feel. I for one am glad I'm not a kid today.

It's not right to do it to any other segment of society, in fact there are laws against it, stop doing it to youth and then wondering why they don't respect you.

Respect is earned, not demanded based on age,
[quote][p][bold]LSC[/bold] wrote: You think this is the work of adults, do you? Someone who had a hard day at the office perhaps.[/p][/quote]Thanks for the snarky reply, very mature. I'm simply saying it's not right to stereotype and accuse a group with no proof. Could be kids, could be teenagers, could be some random vandal, could be someone who had a few too many on their way back from the pub. Could be someone showing off in front of their mates. Could be anyone. You automatically stigmatise the kids in the local area with no proof it is them, so everyone under a certain age living in this area is automatically a suspect? It's not right. It's regularly done and acceptable and it shouldn't be. Hell if you were a kid today and constantly being accused based on your age how would you feel. I for one am glad I'm not a kid today. It's not right to do it to any other segment of society, in fact there are laws against it, stop doing it to youth and then wondering why they don't respect you. Respect is earned, not demanded based on age, MontsB
  • Score: 3

2:15pm Wed 9 Apr 14

CaptainPC says...

They are lucky they did not get their back doors smashed in.........
They are lucky they did not get their back doors smashed in......... CaptainPC
  • Score: 0

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