Police crackdown on 'egging' after properties are attacked in St Martin's

RETAILERS have been asked to use common sense when selling eggs to youngsters in the evenings, following anti-social behaviour in St Martin’s.

PC Simon Hamon with a box of eggs. Shops are being advised about selling them to teenagers in St Martin’s following a number of properties in La Grande Rue having eggs thrown at them. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1304281)
PC Simon Hamon with a box of eggs. Shops are being advised about selling them to teenagers in St Martin’s following a number of properties in La Grande Rue having eggs thrown at them. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1304281)

RETAILERS have been asked to use common sense when selling eggs to youngsters in the evenings, following anti-social behaviour in St Martin’s.

A number of La Grande Rue properties had eggs thrown at them at about 9pm on 31 January.

Police patrols in the parish have been stepped up following the recent problems.

Southern parishes’ neighbourhood policing constable Simon Hamon said it was not the first time this had happened.

‘People whose properties were egged are OK, but there are some places that are being targeted frequently,’ he said.

Comments for: "Police crackdown on 'egging' after properties are attacked in St Martin's"

Island Wide Voting

People moan about youngsters being couch potatoes playing with their X-box now they're complaining about them going out and getting some excercise

Martino

Don't you mean Eggs-box?

Ed

IWV

There exists something called responsible behaviour; a youth can go out for some exercise without wreaking havoc.

bcb

I couldn`t :)

Ed

Okay, bcb, let's split 'wreaking havoc' into two categories:

Harmless: the individual creates noise, runs around with their comrades, hides in alleyways and behind sides of buildings and have mock play-fights in the park.

Dangerous: the individual harasses passers-by by physically confronting them or shouting abuse, throws around either organic or inanimate objects and uses them to damage buildings with regards to physical structure and aesthetic appeal, uses graffiti in public and plays on others' boats.

There is an exhaustive list for both categories, but I am sure that you can figure the rest out...

So which category best suits you, bcb, and which is the one that local mischief-makers ought to go by- if they must engage in devilry at all ?

bcb

Well Ed i did used to bunk off school when i had the chance especially when there was a football match. Used to nick daffodils out of fields and sell them in bunches round the houses so not sure which category you would say i`m in but stay tuned there`s much more to come.

Ed

I would say that you were in the 'harmless' category, bcb. There is nothing there that is detrimental to the welfare of other people.

Island Wide Voting

It went right over your 'ed eh Ed

markB

ED .... Have you been for a humour bypass latley?

I think you’ll find IWV was having a joke, or you could say having a “yolk”…Ha HA HA!!!get it, see how it works?.

He was using humour to brighten up all our dull lives.... look it up in that Thesaurus or yours under “H”

Scarlett

Children don't usually understand the subtleties of adult humour.

Getting rather tired of every comments board becoming the 'Ed' forum, he's back to school next week, thank god.

I presume the bedroom remains untidied and you still haven't cleaned out your hampster cage yet, Ed?

Ed

Scarlett

I still find time after school. I know that sounds very disappointing for up you, but you just have to tolerate it. My bedroom doesn't need cleaning and I don't have a hampster, so don't keep making such remarks, otherwise I will have to dismiss you as a troll.

I will continue posting on here whether it disgruntles you or not- why should I let someone like you ruin what was an enjoyable experience?

Anyway, enough of that. I know it's nice to use some humour to lighten the tone, but these are serious matters that can result in potentially disastrous consequences.

PLP

If they need some exercise and throwing egg shaped objects takes their fancy, perhaps they'd be better off taking up rugby?

Charlie G

It's a yolk non,better scramble the armoured car before we all Get fried and Shell shocked , by these flying eggs , oeuf alors !

concerned

If the culprits or the culprits parents are on benefits, they should have their states house and all their benefits taken away. They obviously don't need the money if they can afford to buy eggs and throw them at houses. If they are not on benefits the culprits (or the culprits parents) should be made to pay for the house affected to be cleaned inside and out - not cheap.

Digger

This is it , what we have all been waiting for , now we can send the armed response in "YES".

i knew he ( rambo rice ) made the right choice.

Calco

Digger, are you suggesting throwing rice and eggs? Meals with wheels will go out of business.

Sarnia cherie, my heart longs for thee

It just showing that St Martins is dripping with money, they were probably throwing M&S duck eggs but what a waste! Well it doesn't look like teenagers will be sold eggs so they can make omlettes or scrambled eggs any time soon!

Mouche

Interesting photograph. It truly would be ironic if the perpetrators of this despicable crime were benefit scroungers. The photographic evidence seems to indicate that they have been launching free range eggs. That would suggest that their moral compasses are not spinning totally out of control.

becks

Is this a photo of the perpetrator caught with the evidence?

Night patrols can get pretty boring you know?

Maybe the police should make the shop keepers insist that the youngsters have a note from mum before he/she sells them eggs.

Pete

About time something was done, it's been going on for years. One thing is clear from the posts in this thread few of those who've posted have never had to clean it off, particularly if it's been cooked on by the sun for a while.

Island Wide Voting

I was seated at the next table to a couple of German visitors one summer when I earwigged the following conversation ...

Visitor " F U N E X ?"

Waitress " S .. V F X"

F U N E M?

S .. V F M

OK 2 M N X

OK 2 M N X 4 U

The two Ronnies got to hear of it and made a little comedy sketch about it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-mX9T2qyIQ

sarnia expat

Love it.

I wonder if they got the idea for the Fork 'Andles plot into Valpy's eh?

stonedecroze

Perhaps someone watched a repeat of Edwina Currie,s statement on UK gold or yesterday channel.

Oh Dear

Just scrape them off the walls and enjoy them. No point wasting food.

In all seriousness though, what is the point in this? Is this what children do for fun these days?

franky

Come on eh lads, at least they threw free range!

Pavot

The only appropriate punishment for those committing these heinous crimes is egsecution.

Badaboom tish!

Royston Gauno

Glad to see Simon is using Free Range..