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Vandals attack cars in Darwen

VANDALS have caused hundreds of pounds worth of damage to cars during a late night spate of attacks.

Around eight vehicles are believed to have had wing mirrors kicked off leaving motorists with an unwanted Christmas gift when they woke up.

Councillor Roy Davies, who represents the Sudell ward, was one of those affected.

He said: “There were around eight wing mirrors kicked off along Olive Lane on Christmas Day night and into the early hours of Boxing Day. The people that have done this are scum, and I’m fuming.

“People need to stand up for themselves.

“If anyone knows who has done this they need to come forward and report them to the police. Someone knows who has done this.”

Coun Davies said the wing mirrors were vandalised between 11pm and 8am.

“After everyone has spent all their money on enjoying the Christmas break, someone’s idea of enjoyment is going down the street and kicking wing mirrors off.

“It’s not a major crime and we can’t expect policemen on every street but it’s going to cost some car owners hundreds of pounds to put the damage right.

“If people claim on their insurance, then their premiums are going to go up so it’s not worth it. These minor crimes have consequences. Some of the mirrors have been smashed and others are hanging on by a thread. People are having to tape their wing mirrors back on to their cars.”

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “This was reported to us and we are going to look into it. If anybody saw or heard anything they should get in touch with Lancashire Police on 101.”

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9:49pm Fri 28 Dec 12

happycyclist says...

Councillor Davies is right; they ARE scum.
Councillor Davies is right; they ARE scum. happycyclist
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9:59pm Fri 28 Dec 12

darwenlass85 says...

Nothing will get done about it. Im on highfield it happen to my brand new car after two weeks of having it and having electric fold in wing mirrors. Police cant do anything!!!
Nothing will get done about it. Im on highfield it happen to my brand new car after two weeks of having it and having electric fold in wing mirrors. Police cant do anything!!! darwenlass85
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11:10pm Fri 28 Dec 12

jmh1508 says...

Mine and a neighbours wing mirrors were also kicked off on Richmond terr
Mine and a neighbours wing mirrors were also kicked off on Richmond terr jmh1508
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11:23pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Jedimacbride says...

I can guess the attire here... Rock port/timberland boots with socks tucked into track suit bottoms and all worn by Darwen Chav benefit lazy pond life. Anyone disagree?
I can guess the attire here... Rock port/timberland boots with socks tucked into track suit bottoms and all worn by Darwen Chav benefit lazy pond life. Anyone disagree? Jedimacbride
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1:07am Sat 29 Dec 12

noddy57 says...

happycyclist wrote:
Councillor Davies is right; they ARE scum.
THERE IS NO DETERRENT FOR BRAINLESS YOUTH,, TELL YOU WHAT ID DO, POLICE ARE POWERLESS WITH THIS CONSTANT SCURGE ,PUT THE WORD OUT AND TEACH THE BASTARDS A LESSON THEY WONT FORGET,IT WORKS IN AREAS OF BELFAST,
[quote][p][bold]happycyclist[/bold] wrote: Councillor Davies is right; they ARE scum.[/p][/quote]THERE IS NO DETERRENT FOR BRAINLESS YOUTH,, TELL YOU WHAT ID DO, POLICE ARE POWERLESS WITH THIS CONSTANT SCURGE ,PUT THE WORD OUT AND TEACH THE BASTARDS A LESSON THEY WONT FORGET,IT WORKS IN AREAS OF BELFAST, noddy57
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12:30pm Sat 29 Dec 12

foxy lass says...

This is what should be expected. Police numbers have been cut in Darwen, as they all work from Blackburn station now. Things have got worse ever since. But they say, according to the figures, crime is falling!!!!!! Why isn't someone like Coun Davies wanting to compare crime figures before and after the policing cut changes????
This is what should be expected. Police numbers have been cut in Darwen, as they all work from Blackburn station now. Things have got worse ever since. But they say, according to the figures, crime is falling!!!!!! Why isn't someone like Coun Davies wanting to compare crime figures before and after the policing cut changes???? foxy lass
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2:12pm Sat 29 Dec 12

louderfasterlonger says...

foxy lass wrote:
This is what should be expected. Police numbers have been cut in Darwen, as they all work from Blackburn station now. Things have got worse ever since. But they say, according to the figures, crime is falling!!!!!! Why isn't someone like Coun Davies wanting to compare crime figures before and after the policing cut changes????
Police Officers still work from Darwen in Darwen Town Hall, statistically speaking crime figures in Darwen town centre and Sunnyhurst have remained stagnant since the change in the Front Desk opening times 3 months ago.
Sudell and Earcroft are rated worst areas for crime in the Borough but is no worse than 12 months ago. Sharpest incline has been in ASB which you expect given family pressures. Law and order in general should rapidly decline during a recession but this has not been the case. The cuts to Police Services haven't helped but we are not YET descending into a free-for-all.
Half a dozen drunken scrotes can make a hell of a difference to statistics during a night out so you could probably argue with full confidence that the statistics mean nothing, but you DID ask the question.
[quote][p][bold]foxy lass[/bold] wrote: This is what should be expected. Police numbers have been cut in Darwen, as they all work from Blackburn station now. Things have got worse ever since. But they say, according to the figures, crime is falling!!!!!! Why isn't someone like Coun Davies wanting to compare crime figures before and after the policing cut changes????[/p][/quote]Police Officers still work from Darwen in Darwen Town Hall, statistically speaking crime figures in Darwen town centre and Sunnyhurst have remained stagnant since the change in the Front Desk opening times 3 months ago. Sudell and Earcroft are rated worst areas for crime in the Borough but is no worse than 12 months ago. Sharpest incline has been in ASB which you expect given family pressures. Law and order in general should rapidly decline during a recession but this has not been the case. The cuts to Police Services haven't helped but we are not YET descending into a free-for-all. Half a dozen drunken scrotes can make a hell of a difference to statistics during a night out so you could probably argue with full confidence that the statistics mean nothing, but you DID ask the question. louderfasterlonger
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8:01pm Sat 29 Dec 12

trevhd says...

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8:50pm Sat 29 Dec 12

foxy lass says...

louderfasterlonger wrote:
foxy lass wrote:
This is what should be expected. Police numbers have been cut in Darwen, as they all work from Blackburn station now. Things have got worse ever since. But they say, according to the figures, crime is falling!!!!!! Why isn't someone like Coun Davies wanting to compare crime figures before and after the policing cut changes????
Police Officers still work from Darwen in Darwen Town Hall, statistically speaking crime figures in Darwen town centre and Sunnyhurst have remained stagnant since the change in the Front Desk opening times 3 months ago.
Sudell and Earcroft are rated worst areas for crime in the Borough but is no worse than 12 months ago. Sharpest incline has been in ASB which you expect given family pressures. Law and order in general should rapidly decline during a recession but this has not been the case. The cuts to Police Services haven't helped but we are not YET descending into a free-for-all.
Half a dozen drunken scrotes can make a hell of a difference to statistics during a night out so you could probably argue with full confidence that the statistics mean nothing, but you DID ask the question.
Yes, I think its well established that stats are only part of the story. Many govt depts can massage figures into what they want them to say. Do the staff work 24 hours a day from Town Hall? I thought this is where the neighbourhood team was, and not the emergency police patrols I was referring mainly too. The changes in Darwen policing happened approx July 2011 (18mths ago)..I went to the Town Meeting about the changes, just before then....do you have figures from before that period as a comparrison??
[quote][p][bold]louderfasterlonger[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]foxy lass[/bold] wrote: This is what should be expected. Police numbers have been cut in Darwen, as they all work from Blackburn station now. Things have got worse ever since. But they say, according to the figures, crime is falling!!!!!! Why isn't someone like Coun Davies wanting to compare crime figures before and after the policing cut changes????[/p][/quote]Police Officers still work from Darwen in Darwen Town Hall, statistically speaking crime figures in Darwen town centre and Sunnyhurst have remained stagnant since the change in the Front Desk opening times 3 months ago. Sudell and Earcroft are rated worst areas for crime in the Borough but is no worse than 12 months ago. Sharpest incline has been in ASB which you expect given family pressures. Law and order in general should rapidly decline during a recession but this has not been the case. The cuts to Police Services haven't helped but we are not YET descending into a free-for-all. Half a dozen drunken scrotes can make a hell of a difference to statistics during a night out so you could probably argue with full confidence that the statistics mean nothing, but you DID ask the question.[/p][/quote]Yes, I think its well established that stats are only part of the story. Many govt depts can massage figures into what they want them to say. Do the staff work 24 hours a day from Town Hall? I thought this is where the neighbourhood team was, and not the emergency police patrols I was referring mainly too. The changes in Darwen policing happened approx July 2011 (18mths ago)..I went to the Town Meeting about the changes, just before then....do you have figures from before that period as a comparrison?? foxy lass
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12:48am Mon 31 Dec 12

english rose 1 says...

Best place to look for crime stats is the British Crime Survey as this compares like with like figures / stats for the last 40 odd years.
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All crime has been dropping for many years now. It dropped by 43% between 1997-May 2010. Darwen has mirrored the national trend.
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However, more recently, probably because of the recession & the Govt cutting funding to the Police by 20% this reduction has slowed down.
*
The BCS stats in a couple of years time will be interesting as these will reflect the recession & the effect of police cuts / recent reduction in the numbers of police.
Best place to look for crime stats is the British Crime Survey as this compares like with like figures / stats for the last 40 odd years. * All crime has been dropping for many years now. It dropped by 43% between 1997-May 2010. Darwen has mirrored the national trend. * However, more recently, probably because of the recession & the Govt cutting funding to the Police by 20% this reduction has slowed down. * The BCS stats in a couple of years time will be interesting as these will reflect the recession & the effect of police cuts / recent reduction in the numbers of police. english rose 1
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2:15pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Throstlefantastic says...

if this is a "TREND" then its been going on for 8 years!! my car has had 3 x bumper pepaints due to them being kicked and jumped on (you can see the trendy trainer imprints), 2 x wing mirror replacements, 3 wiper arms replaced and the car roof was hit with an object that led to repair and respray as well as numerous scratched and dents, I wont buy new again, but forgive me for being so nieve in believing I could save up my hard earned cash and spend it on a car which is essential for travelling to work!
I even asked a group of lads to get of the bonnet and was asked "why"?!!!!
when I responded that it was my car and I didnt want them sitting on it, they told me in which direction I should go forth and multiply or they would get their uncle to come and sort it!!
no respect is the biggest issue and this comes from poor weak parenting where structure, boundries and and routine are all sadly not implimented into their lives and as a result we get this type of culture, so although these young people are to blame in some part, it is the fault of two previous generations as the why we are all having these type of issues now.
if this is a "TREND" then its been going on for 8 years!! my car has had 3 x bumper pepaints due to them being kicked and jumped on (you can see the trendy trainer imprints), 2 x wing mirror replacements, 3 wiper arms replaced and the car roof was hit with an object that led to repair and respray as well as numerous scratched and dents, I wont buy new again, but forgive me for being so nieve in believing I could save up my hard earned cash and spend it on a car which is essential for travelling to work! I even asked a group of lads to get of the bonnet and was asked "why"?!!!! when I responded that it was my car and I didnt want them sitting on it, they told me in which direction I should go forth and multiply or they would get their uncle to come and sort it!! no respect is the biggest issue and this comes from poor weak parenting where structure, boundries and and routine are all sadly not implimented into their lives and as a result we get this type of culture, so although these young people are to blame in some part, it is the fault of two previous generations as the why we are all having these type of issues now. Throstlefantastic
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