Tuesday, 20 July 2010

UPDATED - Stabbing In Worcester Park


A major police operation is underway after a man was stabbed at the junction of Central Road and Longfellow Road.

Police, ambulance and the Met police helicopter were called following the incident which occurred just 20 minutes ago, at 18:40 this evening. An Asian male sustained serious leg injuries in the stabbing outside Halifax Bank.

Eyewitnesses describe an altercation between a number of men, following which the assailants were seen running off down Central Road, leaving the victim lying in the gutter.

Police have sealed off Longellow Road at the junction with Central Road and are focusing attention on a black Ford Fiesta, believed to have belonged to the victim, and a red BMW which it is thought was abandoned by one or more of his attackers.

UPDATE (20:00): I understand from blog sources that this was not a random attack on a passer-by but that the victim of this evening's incident knew his attackers and there is a history of trouble between the parties. The attacker is, according to my sources, known to the police.

UPDATE (22:45): The Fiesta and BMW are being removed from the scene for forensic examination. Longfellow Road  is expected to be re-opened shortly.


27 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

The Parkerilla said...

20 mins ago, emerging from Waitrose onto Central Rd, Someone lying half on the pavement half on the road, crowd gathered around gawping being shooed away by police, police car parked across Longfellow Rd to block it off, PCs taping off pavement and road with unusual urgency and seemed hyped up suggested this was not someone who had just been run over, as I walked down towards Green Lane an ambulance and another squad car arrived then over the next 5 mins heard 4 or 5 other sirens behind me.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that news - I will miss the area on the way home to Stoneleigh - love the site - very informative. Cheers Phil

Anonymous said...

Woah! We passed this as it was happening but I had no idea it ended like this. Basically, there were 3 Turkish-looking men beating on what I can only call a white thugish looking guy. Everyone was watching from their cars and the street!!! No idea what it was about...the white guy actually got away but then bizarrely crossed back over to the men who were hitting him!!!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh so that's what happened? :-(

Rick said...

Rather than just watch a local crime unfold, it would better help police and the community by recording it on a camera/mobile phone. [From a safe distance, obviously].

Pictures (video even better) will aid police in identifying and prosecuting those responsible and thereby help keep your community safe.

Anonymous said...

didn't like this, made me think that Worcester park isn't such a nice place to live after all.

Jeffers said...

In my young days, some of the fitter members of the public would have come to the aid of a man being beaten up by 3 others not just watched and filmed it on their mobile phones. Call me old fashioned.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! The Surrey Comet had this as 'breaking news' about 14 hours after it happened, and your site went live with the story minutes after the incident occurred.

That says a lot about the quality of our local media, so thanks for a brilliant brilliant local site. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

Glad I moved away from Worcester Park. The only reason I visit is to visit family and then cannot wait to get back out again. I have heard so many people describe the place as a 's**thole' and I couldn't agree more.

Anonymous said...

Jeffers, you're old fashioned! Your young days of sitting back, watching and waiting for somebody else come to the rescue are clearly long gone. Now you can sit back, watch and wait for nobody else to come to the rescue! Society just ain't what it used to be, is it?

kaycee said...

the perpetrators seem of foreign appearance so maybe it's part of their (rich culture)that our politicians tell us these people bring to our shores along with other customs like murdering your daughter if she won't marry who you tell her to.

Highdown said...

Anonymous,
Sorry you feel so strongly about your family but I would imagine the feeling is mutual.

Rick said...

Hold your horses, Kaycee. The anonymous onlooker who describes the attackers as Turkish also described the victim as "a white thugish looking guy". Yet WP describes the victim as "an Asian male".

Since there is such confusion between white and Asian, (in broad daylight!), my guess is there's probably as much confusion between Turkish and tanned!

Wait and see what the police have to say before jumping to conclusions on the basis of what are clearly, fundamentally differing accounts.

WP Spur said...

Anonymous said...

Glad I moved away from Worcester Park. The only reason I visit is to visit family and then cannot wait to get back out again. I have heard so many people describe the place as a 's**thole' and I couldn't agree more.

Yeah, we miss you.. I'm sure you were an asset to the area onec upon a time.

Jacey said...

Anonymous said.............
Goodness what a stupid comment! WP is a good place and this is a one-off unlike most towns around here. I've lived here 17 years and your family obviously think its okay. Of all the places within 5 miles or so there are many I'd call a sh..hole" but not Worcester Park. So glad you don't live here anymore. I'm so fed up with people knocking it, saying we need a McDonald's , Primark etc. That's what makes it nicer than some - we DONT have or need them.

Anonymous said...

This is a very rare occurence in WP I have lived here for 10 years and never witnessed anything like this. It appears this is something that could have happened on any high street and as for the place being somewhere you take a dump...you know nothing most people in worcester park are intelligent law abiding helpfull individuals....glad you don't live here anymore...your a nasty small minded unintelligent person..bet your family are so proud of you

Jeffers said...

No, Anonymous, people really did come to the rescue if someone was attacked in the street fifty years ago. Old Fashioned was brave, not treating someone's pain as a photo opportunity like now. The attackers stabbed the victim in a busy street in daylight knowing nobody would intervene. That's progress, Anonymous.

Worcester Park is still the most peaceful and civilised place to live in the London area. (Even when you include that murder in the alley way near the bend in Central Road about 15 years ago). There were murders in Worcester Park even in the 1930s, one in Idmiston Road I remember reading about.

What Jaycee hasn't learned is that you shouldn't condemn a whole race just because a few of them are violent head cases. There's plenty of white trash around too you know.

Anonymous said...

Jeffers, only days ago, a young white male bravely rescued a baby from a burning block of flats in Kingston.

Had it happened in your young days, undoubtedly you would have simply watched and waited. That’s progress, Jeffers!

Carl said...

I am always surprised and dismayed at the level of casual racism that some folk have.

For those commenting negatively (I'm looking at you, kaycee), you have no idea of the background and events leading up to this incident, so can't possibly have any grounds to comment upon any one of the folks ethnicity.

It is sometimes better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool, than open it and remove all doubt.

jeffers said...

Quite the opposite, there would have been a crowd battering down that door, that young bloke deserves a medal. There's no logic in your last statement Anonymous, how do you know what I personally would have done?

Anonymous said...

Jeffers, what you would have done is absolutely nothing - no different from those you are criticising. In this world, there are doers, non-doers and the negative non-doers, who idly criticize anybody else and everybody else, denying ownership of their own failings in life.

You are definitely a category 3, identifiable from your ‘somebody (else) should have’, and ‘years ago somebody (else) would have’ statements. I’m sure there are 1,001 different reasons, why you have always been prevented from transforming your own words into action, but I doubt many readers would be convinced by them.

So sit and put your feet up, dismissively read a newspaper aloud and complain that the problem with this country is that “there are too many ineffective people, sitting with their feet up, reading a newspaper aloud and complaining” … unlike you.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have the actual FACTS about the incident?

Anonymous said...

kaycee

You need to work through your issues dude (if you're not a dude I unreservedly apologise for the gender faux pas).

Jeffers said...

Anonymous, I repeat: How do you know what I or anyone else would have done in a similar situation 50 years ago? How can you possibly tell based on my couple of postings on the subject? Unless you're Gipsy Rose Lee, the Fairground Fortune Teller.

Clearly I have touched a raw nerve in your case. I bet if we viewed all those mobile phone video clips and photos of the event you would be prominently visible in the background - picking your nose.

A few months ago my grandson was walking through Kingston when he saw a man beating a woman to the pavement. He went over to the man and said 'Don't punch her, punch me. Only I won't go down on the ground. You will'. The man took a swing at my grandson. Bad move. Two whacks and the man was sparko on the pavement unable to harm the woman any more. The crowd on the other side of the road gave a spontaneous round of applause. Perhaps you were among them, Anonymous? Picking your nose.

miss giggles said...

Woh! Just beeen reading the past comments and think we've come away from the subject at hand. Yes it is a very horrible incident that occured on our streets in daylight but does it matter what colour they were??
What happened was something Worcester Park is not use to seeing on a regular basis...thank god! So think ourselves lucky that it is still a nice place to live.
I moved here 7 years ago from Brighton and can honestly say it's not a bad place to live but wish those annoying mopeds weren't so noisy!!

Me from WP said...

I was driving towards Longfellow Road from the station when the ambulance came down the road and pulled across the front of me, into Lonfellow Road, closely followed by a police car which had come from the direction of the station. The 'excitement' drew my attention to the guy laying on the pavement/road, being tended by police and members of public. My road ahead cleared and I thought best to carry on and get out of the way, naturally hoping that the guy was not too badly injured. In my curiosity to find out what had happened, I came across this blog. Very entertaining! I dare say that someone will have something to say about my actions, or lack of, or take offence at something I've said. Bring it on, but at the end of the day I hope the guy is ok.

albert said...

To Me from WP - welcome - I can't see anything wrong with your actions, what else could you do apart from further congest the area - as you said the services were already there.

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