Missing Gillian 'seen twice'

POLICE are investigating two potential new sightings of missing Gillian Sarahs, officers said yesterday.

Gillian Sarahs,

POLICE are investigating two potential new sightings of missing Gillian Sarahs, officers said yesterday.

They are checking CCTV images near two locations where members of the public believe they might have seen the 54-year-old woman.

Police said these potential, but uncorroborated sightings of Ms Sarahs, pictured, were near The Yacht Inn, St Peter Port, on Thursday, and near The Space youth centre at the Bridge, St Sampson’s, earlier in the week.

Detective Sergeant Karl Zierlinger said the fresh information had come to light after officers stopped an estimated 100 cars and several walkers, runners and cyclists at the junction of Victoria Avenue and Les Banques on Friday evening.

Comments for: "Missing Gillian 'seen twice'"

Fred

The police caused major congestion along Les Banques on Friday night without any prior warning.

It took me over one and a half hours to get home.

The police really should hav ewarned people and also organised their road block.

It was a complete farce.

plp

So sorry that the urgent search for a missing vulnerable person inconvenienced you....

Give Police a Chance

You poor thing being delayed just because the police were concerned for the safety and welfare of a missing person. What an inconvenience, perhaps you should complain to her family and ask for some sort of compensation?

There was a warning that they would be stopping vehicles. I heard it on the radio.

Fred

I think my post has been interpreted in the wrong way. i have every sympathy but felt the police blocks were the wrong tool to use to try to gather further information.

i do not listen to the radio at work. Only when I am in the car travelling to and from work so an announcement on the radio was not much good.

i understand the vitriol spouted at me for complaining. I am a law abiding citizen who does a lot to help people, gives a lot to charity and also does of running for charity but on this occassion I think the police were disoragnised.

they arranged these road blocks in the dark when it was raining and it was difficult to see or know what was going on.

I do think that there has been enough in the GP and on the TV ( and possibly the radio) to inform people that this lady was missing so that anyone with any information could come forward.

If I offended apologies

bcb

Not sure what other way your post could have been interpreted but

fair play to you Fred.

But i don`t know why you think the police blocks were the wrong tool? i am sure this is a practice often used by police forces in cases such as this. What qualifies you to suggest it is the wrong tool? although it may just be your opinion which your entitled to.

Oh Dear

Fred thanks for the apology.

After this road block the police had two leads they didn't have previously. I think both turned out to be incorrect but it just goes to show that people don't always report things to the police.

This road block was an excellent way of talking to the general public face to face.

bcb

I doubt anybody would give two hoots about your little problem with the selfish attitude you have taken. Aren`t you even feeling a little bit ashamed at such a post?.

Just Sayin

Wow, that was a foot in mouth moment wasn't it?

Walrus

Where the hell were you heading? Torteval? It did not take me that long to pass it. If you were in such a hurry why didn't you divert?

Oh Dear

Wow...well done, that's an astounding level of ignorance you've risen to there Fred.

Ed

All of you

Please do Fred a favour and stop castigating him for a mere few inconsiderate remarks. None of you are truly remedying the situation, but are creating momentary satisfaction by releasing your anger/disgust. If I was in Fred's situation, I would have given you all a lengthy explanation discussing wht the manner of your expression was inappropriate.

Oh Dear

Ed, Fred is in the wrong. He knows it and so do you. He also know why. He won't start telling us we spoke in an incorrect manner, because, well he'd be foolish to after his thoughtless comment.

I am under no illusion that your explanation wouldn't have been lengthy.

I gained no satisfaction from my remark. Maybe I should try again?

Ed

Oh Dear

I did acknowledge that Fred was wrong, the only thing that attracted my attention was how certain contributors expressed their disapproval. I think that they could have conveyed their sentiments without belittling the individual by insinuating that he is an ignorant, small-minded creature (not human) who ought to return to his rock, his provincial world .

bcb

Ed there is one conclusion i have reached from reading your nonsense and that is you are with out doubt the biggest hypocrite to post on here. Now as IVW would say go and tidy your room and stop trying to tell others not to speak in a manner you often use yourself.

Ed

bcb

I suggest you read my post below. What I say is not nonsense, it just sounds dull.

Island Wide voting

Not Guilty.That was Scarlett or Scar as he does not like to be called :)

I read most of Ed's posts which are more prolific at the moment as it is half term I believe

His heart always seems to be in the right place but unfortunately he invites scorn because he continues to take no heed of his audience,believing somehow that no matter what the subject is he is addressing a high brow seminar in an over priced UK University

Remember Ed that most of the TIG contributors are just ordinary everyday folk and that most will be expressing personal opinions without feeling the need to provide act and section proof to back up those opinions

If you can remember that I'm sure you will get more favourable responses to many of your posts

Ed

IWV

Thank you for that advice, but can I still discuss certain things from a philosophical or scientific perspective, such as meat consumption and global warming and the scientific aspects of such a subject ? I won't speak disparagingly, like I have done on certain occasions in the past.

You're right, half term has afforded me the opportunity to produce lengthy posts.

Oh Dear

Ed there is no point in thanking someone for advice if you don't follow it through. I have told you the same thing several times. You still use your same writing style. When talking on a forum don't assume that everyone knows every word you use. Make it so that your post is easy to understand.

Also us calling Fred ignorant or whatever, is no worse than a lot of the comments I've seen from you. Bus drivers and parishioners spring to mind.

Also to quote you, "What I say is not nonsense, it just sounds dull.".

Why not make your ideas more interesting and exciting. People get bored when they have to keep stumbling over the less commonly used words. I'm sure a lot of people skip past your posts after the first sentence, despite the fact that you normally have something quite interesting to say.

scarlett

Ed, for the last time, will you go and tidy your room.....!!!

Don't make me come up there...........

scarlett

...have you even started your geography homework?!

If the answers, 'no', there'll be no TV for you this evening, young fella me lad.

Ed

I don't watch much T.V. anyway- there's even aspects of documentaries of which the evidence derives from emotional sensivity and a lake of subject expertise. You can call a lot of what you watch on telly mental pollution.

What suggests to you that I do geography ?

Island Wide Voting

Ed

I suspect you're talking about some of the 'global warming' programmes

vic gamble

Scarlett, do you have an over developed mother fixation or something. I know Ed writes some strangely alien stuff, but that does not justify a condescending attitude...how about if he were to respond with, "are you still dribbling saliva down your chin Mother...time to get those nice men in the white coats."

Charlie G

The main ingrediant for a road block, is the element of surprise and are normaly used to help track criminals.if the one at the Banques was a Farce,then what did You Expect on our Island,at least let us hope it shed more light as to the where abouts of the missing lady,

Someblerk

It is entirely possible that this lady doesn't want to be found for whatever reason - and as she is an adult, that is her prerogative.

However the Police have a duty to ascertain her well-being whether she wants it or not, as they have received a report that she is 'missing'.

Hence the police setting up impromptu traffic stop without giving notice.....let them get on with their job. Damned if they do, damned if they don't...etc

Concerned

Fred

Don't ever post again and crawl back under your rock.

Ed

Concerned, I don't think that was necessary. I am not defending what Fred has said- it was inconsiderate- but responding to ill conceived remarks with an equally ill conceived comment doesn't solve the issue- it only creates temporary satisfaction.

bcb

Do you suffer from memory loss or just forget what you have written? Look back over some actually many of your posts for reference to see how you have described people and their posts.

Ed

bcb

We're flawed human beings- I admit to being wrong, hypocritical and overly judgmental on occasions,but you don't have to stick that way; you can advance spiritually.I believe that you have been the same- the majority of the human population have.

It's the thought and ratiocination that counts; I've never fully explained the rationale behind my comments and, if I did, I am sure you would see...

I am not arrogant as I believe that this is the case for many human beings, though I have never analysed this one of many long-held concepts of mine.

Concerned

Ed

Call it what you like but small minded comments like Fred's show a complete lack of sympathy for what must be an extremely stressful situation for her immediate family. What I posted is exactly what 99% of the posters on this forum are thinking. The situation is very real!

Ed

I agree with what you are trying to say, Concerned, but you didn't need to express it like that.

Concerned

Ed

Express? I haven't expressed anything yet, not even warmed up! Your own thinking of this situation is extremely flawed. If you get off your spiritual cloud for a minute you might actually grasp how seriuos this is and how faceitous Freds comments are.

Here end'th the lesson.

Ed

Concerned

I do share your sentiments, but you didn't need to make silly remarks about Fred needing to scuttle back to his rock and how he should cease posting on This is Guernsey. Furthermore, there is nothing wrong with adopting a spiritual approach to such situations; spiritual values, though this doesn't appear obvious, are more important, from a philosophical perspective, than material values as spiritualism relates to intellectualism and it's from the latter that a wise approach towards problems/quandaries than be developed.

Perhaps you ought to immerse yourself in some philosophical literature or proverbial wisdom...

Walrus

Welcome to Guernsey then! An island of the most selfish and self righteous people in the entire world.

Ed

Is it possible to have these individuals change their ways ?

On the other hand, it would be fascinating to understand the complex motives behind their behaviours and attitudes. Such idiosyncrasies, even if they don't appear to be influenced by profound phenomena, are worth investigating as they may, if extensively and thoroughly probed and studied in conjunction with material, spiritual, physical( physical includes environmental) phenomena as well as existing schools of thought and knowledge,revolutionise life on earth.This may involve appropriating, adapting or refuting, and therefore abandoning, aspects of established theories relating to the previously mentioned components of humanity.

I am going to stop now, though.

scarlett

....and when's the last time you cleaned out your hamster?

Get on with it!!

Modern Guern

Walrus,

I do not understand why you would say something so offensive and so generalised. I was born in Guernsey, as were many generations of my family (not that this matters) and I don't believe that I am selfish or self-righteous. I also fail to see many people of that description in my day to day life. I spent 7 years studying in the UK and wouldn't say there is a higher proportion of selfish or self-righteous people here than on the mainland.

I have posted on these forums once or twice before, but frequently see other remarks belittling Guernsey. Whether that be the police, politicians, education or the general population. I love this Island despite that fact that things often take longer than on the mainland. There are many examples where this is an attractive quality of Guernsey.

I do stop and question sometimes precisely why people choose to move to Guernsey and battle to stay here. The island is a package and -like anywhere- has good and bad.

Perhaps you didn't intend to make such a sweeping statement, but for you and those who frequently do, you are offending those who have strong ties to the Island. My polite request is that people please think before tarring all Guernsey residents with the same brush and before jumping on the bandwagon when for example the police make a mistake (as forces worldwide sometimes do) and labelling that as typical of the 'Guernsey Police Force'.

Most people have strong ties to the place they grew up and would feel uncomfortable with people joining their community only to moan about how much they hate it / the people who live there.

I hope I have made my point fairly and with consideration for you as a member of our community.

Modern Guern

scarlett

so, based on one remark from one person on a comments board that represents the thoughts of a tiny minority of the population, you've managed to conclude that Guernsey is terrible Warlrus?

Me thinks you need to get out there in the real world to get a better perspective on things, maluv, maybe take Ed with you.

bcb

I think your posts represents those who have a chip on shoulders for whatever reason because it certainly is not based on any factual evidence.

Oh Dear

Ed, people don't just change because you've used a couple of fancy words at them.

You never know you might gain some wisdom with age...

St Marcouf

I see that the pecksniffian commentators are out in force again, stifling expressions of opinion, this time because someone has said something which does not conform to their expectations of compassion.

I saw nothing wrong with Fred's post and I agreed with him - the road block was disproportionate in this small island when the police could have spoken to drivers stopped at red lights and in car parks.

PLP

To be fair I don't see any stifling of opinion going on St Marcouf. Some opined in favour of Freds views, others didn't. OK some were more polite than others but that sounds like a normal discussion to me - and this is a discussion forum after all. Anyone who posts comments on TIG invites response. If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen.

St Marcouf

Well one person told Fred never to post again and others bullied him into backtracking and apologising...

Island Wide Voting

St M

I would think that the 'road block'(?)was positioned at the top of Track Lane because the missing lady resides in Track Lane and the 'road block' (?) was timed to fit in with the last time she was seen in that area. This would allow them to ask possible regulars passing by at that time if they could remember anything ( There would of course be no point in asking illegal drug supporters like Indie that question as they often can't remember if their a*rse is punched or bored)

Not a whole lot of point either in stopping motorists at the Mount Row or Castel Hill traffic lights or in L'Eree or Jerbourg car parks I would imagine

St Marcouf

I was thinking of the Admiral Park traffic lights and North Beach and Salerie car parks.

If the road block was at the Victoria Avenue/Les Banques junction, I'm sure that most of the passing traffic would either have come from or be heading towards the traffic lights and lots of it would have originated in those car parks.

Watcher

Come on folks, this is a thread concerning the disappearance of a local lady, a lady who has a family and friends who are all desperate for news of her. This thread has turned into an anti-police, anti -Ed etc etc rant from many people. Time to knock it on the head, in fact, I can't understand why the moderators have allowed this particular thread to continue in this fashion.

Ed

Watcher, don't blame me for that what ever you do. This kind of thing happens on many occasions, but I do agree with what you are saying- stop criticising 'Ed'.