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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"
Posted by: Francis Rowe
Date/Time: 02/11/15 12:26:00

Well now that we know that the BTP don't investigate theft on buses perhaps we can finally put to bed the notion that they have a squad to investigate 'this kind of crime'.

Andy Pease's remark that he was not surprised that the suspects were Eastern European was ill-judged not least because we don't actually know that they are. The comment is not justified by the fact that Eastern European gangs specialising in distraction theft do indeed come to this country. Distraction theft was not invented in Eastern Europe, it was well documented in England by Victorian writers like Dickens and Mayhew and it is not exclusively practised by Eastern Europeans. Gangs from other parts of Europe and South America target major tourist destinations like London. A distraction theft was attempted on me in Italy a few years ago by a Roma gang who would not necessarily be Eastern European.

Loraine Pemberton's assertion that Eastern Europeans dominate theft on the public transport network is clearly made up as she has not been able to point us in the direction of sources on the internet she says she based this claim on.

Hopefully in investigating the theft of this poor woman's money the Met will have moved on from this kind of lazy stereotyping that was prevalent in Andy Pease's day.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"30/10/15 18:57:00 Jill Merrett
   Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"30/10/15 19:43:00 Lynne Bruce
      Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"30/10/15 21:00:00 Keith Iddon
         Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"30/10/15 22:38:00 Andy Pease
            Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"30/10/15 22:44:00 Georgina Flint
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"30/10/15 22:47:00 Dan Evans
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"30/10/15 23:37:00 Russell Pearson
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 07:37:00 Andy Pease
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 08:28:00 Francis Rowe
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 09:49:00 Loraine Pemberton
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 10:05:00 Francis Rowe
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 10:26:00 Keith Iddon
                                    Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 10:33:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                 Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 10:32:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                    Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 11:12:00 Dan Evans
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 11:27:00 bobby osborne
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 11:33:00 Jim Lawes
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 11:35:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 11:28:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 11:41:00 Julian Pavey
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 13:44:00 Andy Pease
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 14:27:00 Georgina Flint
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 15:48:00 Andrew OSullivan
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 15:58:00 Georgina Flint
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 16:04:00 Brian Coyle
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 16:10:00 Georgina Flint
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 21:17:00 Richard Greenhough
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 21:25:00 Georgina Flint
   Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 11:55:00 Richard Greenhough
      Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 12:30:00 Brian Coyle
         Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 14:06:00 Julian Pavey
   Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"31/10/15 20:38:00 Susan Kelly
      Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"01/11/15 12:35:00 Teresa Qureshi
         Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"01/11/15 12:46:00 John Connelly
            Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"01/11/15 17:35:00 Paul Corcoran
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"01/11/15 17:42:00 Keith Iddon
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"01/11/15 18:06:00 Keith Iddon
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"02/11/15 12:26:00 Francis Rowe
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"02/11/15 12:37:00 Keith Iddon
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"02/11/15 12:40:00 Carl Wynne
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"02/11/15 12:42:00 Keith Iddon
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"02/11/15 12:43:00 Carl Wynne
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"02/11/15 12:42:00 Andy Pease
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"02/11/15 12:50:00 Andy Pease
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"02/11/15 13:04:00 Andy Pease
                                 Eastern Europeans and Crime on Public Transport02/11/15 15:13:00 Francis Rowe
                                    Re:Eastern Europeans and Crime on Public Transport02/11/15 20:19:00 Andy Pease
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"02/11/15 15:32:00 Loraine Pemberton
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"02/11/15 15:51:00 Dan Evans
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"02/11/15 16:11:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"02/11/15 16:29:00 Dan Evans
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"02/11/15 16:47:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"02/11/15 16:47:00 Carl Wynne
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"02/11/15 20:35:00 Loraine Pemberton
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"03/11/15 13:20:00 Carl Wynne
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"02/11/15 16:32:00 Joe Conneely
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"02/11/15 16:44:00 Jill Merrett
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"02/11/15 16:55:00 Joe Conneely
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"02/11/15 20:38:00 Julian Pavey
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"03/11/15 08:13:00 Colin Jordan
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"03/11/15 09:07:00 Joe Conneely
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"03/11/15 13:01:00 Anita Blake
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"03/11/15 13:31:00 Carl Wynne
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"04/11/15 09:08:00 Anita Blake
                                                      Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"04/11/15 13:28:00 Carl Wynne
                                                         Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"04/11/15 14:03:00 Alison Neary
                                             Re:"4000 stolen from elderly woman on bus"03/11/15 09:16:00 Philippa Bond

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