Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage to 25 cars and five shops

Teenagers including 14-year-old boy arrested after spate of criminal damage

Teenagers including 14-year-old boy arrested after spate of criminal damage

First published in Crime Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Health Reporter

THREE teenagers including a 14-year-old boy have been arrested over a spate of damage caused to cars and buildings in Hampshire.

Two women aged 18 and 19 were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage along with the boy and have been bailed until September 29 pending further enquiries.

It follows damage caused to 25 cars, five shops, a phone box and two bus stops by vandals using paint in the Eastney area of Portsmouth.

Three youths were seen in the Bransbury Park area between 2am and 2.20am on Tuesday, August 12, when the damage was caused.

Anyone with information should contact District CID at Fratton police station on 101.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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3:37pm Sat 16 Aug 14

riverbanks says...

What a bunch of bellends. What do they get out of damaging other peoples cars? Should damage their faces in return.
What a bunch of bellends. What do they get out of damaging other peoples cars? Should damage their faces in return. riverbanks
  • Score: 13

5:13pm Sat 16 Aug 14

imspacedout says...

riverbanks wrote:
What a bunch of bellends. What do they get out of damaging other peoples cars? Should damage their faces in return.
Not to condone their actions at all, but the attitude of today's youth might have something to do with the adults in society, such as one's who post the idea of violent responses, so severe which cause damage to a person's face (skull). And what's worse is this comment will get down-voted while people actually agree with you! And you may or may not say you were joking but many are likely to be serious.
[quote][p][bold]riverbanks[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of bellends. What do they get out of damaging other peoples cars? Should damage their faces in return.[/p][/quote]Not to condone their actions at all, but the attitude of today's youth might have something to do with the adults in society, such as one's who post the idea of violent responses, so severe which cause damage to a person's face (skull). And what's worse is this comment will get down-voted while people actually agree with you! And you may or may not say you were joking but many are likely to be serious. imspacedout
  • Score: -11

5:23pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Zexagon says...

imspacedout wrote:
riverbanks wrote:
What a bunch of bellends. What do they get out of damaging other peoples cars? Should damage their faces in return.
Not to condone their actions at all, but the attitude of today's youth might have something to do with the adults in society, such as one's who post the idea of violent responses, so severe which cause damage to a person's face (skull). And what's worse is this comment will get down-voted while people actually agree with you! And you may or may not say you were joking but many are likely to be serious.
Then again it might not have anything to do with that
[quote][p][bold]imspacedout[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]riverbanks[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of bellends. What do they get out of damaging other peoples cars? Should damage their faces in return.[/p][/quote]Not to condone their actions at all, but the attitude of today's youth might have something to do with the adults in society, such as one's who post the idea of violent responses, so severe which cause damage to a person's face (skull). And what's worse is this comment will get down-voted while people actually agree with you! And you may or may not say you were joking but many are likely to be serious.[/p][/quote]Then again it might not have anything to do with that Zexagon
  • Score: 10

6:36pm Sat 16 Aug 14

imspacedout says...

Zexagon wrote:
imspacedout wrote:
riverbanks wrote:
What a bunch of bellends. What do they get out of damaging other peoples cars? Should damage their faces in return.
Not to condone their actions at all, but the attitude of today's youth might have something to do with the adults in society, such as one's who post the idea of violent responses, so severe which cause damage to a person's face (skull). And what's worse is this comment will get down-voted while people actually agree with you! And you may or may not say you were joking but many are likely to be serious.
Then again it might not have anything to do with that
I think it does if you see the bigger picture. Society as a whole is ready to think up tormenting punishments for crimes, but less ready to be an example of respectfulness and non-violence.
[quote][p][bold]Zexagon[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]imspacedout[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]riverbanks[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of bellends. What do they get out of damaging other peoples cars? Should damage their faces in return.[/p][/quote]Not to condone their actions at all, but the attitude of today's youth might have something to do with the adults in society, such as one's who post the idea of violent responses, so severe which cause damage to a person's face (skull). And what's worse is this comment will get down-voted while people actually agree with you! And you may or may not say you were joking but many are likely to be serious.[/p][/quote]Then again it might not have anything to do with that[/p][/quote]I think it does if you see the bigger picture. Society as a whole is ready to think up tormenting punishments for crimes, but less ready to be an example of respectfulness and non-violence. imspacedout
  • Score: 5

11:04pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Rocket 1 says...

Make the TW&TS clean it up, why should anyone have to put up with this..
Make the TW&TS clean it up, why should anyone have to put up with this.. Rocket 1
  • Score: 11

11:45am Sun 17 Aug 14

Stubs says...

That's what you have to expect living in Pompey.
That's what you have to expect living in Pompey. Stubs
  • Score: 2

12:38pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

"I think it does if you see the bigger picture. Society as a whole is ready to think up tormenting punishments for crimes, but less ready to be an example of respectfulness and non-violence"
Let me understand this. The underclass who go round smashing stuff are great but the rest of us , who pay our taxes keep our homes clean, clear up after our dogs etc., are really wicked because we "think up tormenting punishments for crimes"? And aren't an "example of respectfulness and non-violence"?
Can you conceive of the possibility that someone who's had her car keyed and just come back from the panel beaters £500 (plus VAT-oh the State always wins) lighter might say "I'd wring the little blighter's neck" without actually meaning it?
I personally would like to see full repair costs deducted from the parent's welfare cheque, but I know it's never going to happen.
"I think it does if you see the bigger picture. Society as a whole is ready to think up tormenting punishments for crimes, but less ready to be an example of respectfulness and non-violence" Let me understand this. The underclass who go round smashing stuff are great but the rest of us , who pay our taxes keep our homes clean, clear up after our dogs etc., are really wicked because we "think up tormenting punishments for crimes"? And aren't an "example of respectfulness and non-violence"? Can you conceive of the possibility that someone who's had her car keyed and just come back from the panel beaters £500 (plus VAT-oh the State always wins) lighter might say "I'd wring the little blighter's neck" without actually meaning it? I personally would like to see full repair costs deducted from the parent's welfare cheque, but I know it's never going to happen. Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: 1

6:16pm Sun 17 Aug 14

imspacedout says...

Lord Palmerstone wrote:
"I think it does if you see the bigger picture. Society as a whole is ready to think up tormenting punishments for crimes, but less ready to be an example of respectfulness and non-violence"
Let me understand this. The underclass who go round smashing stuff are great but the rest of us , who pay our taxes keep our homes clean, clear up after our dogs etc., are really wicked because we "think up tormenting punishments for crimes"? And aren't an "example of respectfulness and non-violence"?
Can you conceive of the possibility that someone who's had her car keyed and just come back from the panel beaters £500 (plus VAT-oh the State always wins) lighter might say "I'd wring the little blighter's neck" without actually meaning it?
I personally would like to see full repair costs deducted from the parent's welfare cheque, but I know it's never going to happen.
You are missing the point. The person in the comments was not someone who had their car damaged. And I imagine someone who said "I'd wring the little blighter's neck" would be the type to either A) Approach the teenagers shouting or threatening violence, even if not actually doing it or B) Sit around complaining about the "hoodies" and "yobs" and "scum". And with either one of these, they'd probably be afraid to speak to youths in the street in a respectful way, to get their attention and explain why it's not good to damage people's cars including the upset to the owner, cost to the owner, and the risk of arrest it puts them in. Also, keeping a home clean, paying taxes and cleaning up after dogs does not determine how a person treats others, which treating them well is of utmost importance if you ever expect the youths in a society to do the same.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Palmerstone[/bold] wrote: "I think it does if you see the bigger picture. Society as a whole is ready to think up tormenting punishments for crimes, but less ready to be an example of respectfulness and non-violence" Let me understand this. The underclass who go round smashing stuff are great but the rest of us , who pay our taxes keep our homes clean, clear up after our dogs etc., are really wicked because we "think up tormenting punishments for crimes"? And aren't an "example of respectfulness and non-violence"? Can you conceive of the possibility that someone who's had her car keyed and just come back from the panel beaters £500 (plus VAT-oh the State always wins) lighter might say "I'd wring the little blighter's neck" without actually meaning it? I personally would like to see full repair costs deducted from the parent's welfare cheque, but I know it's never going to happen.[/p][/quote]You are missing the point. The person in the comments was not someone who had their car damaged. And I imagine someone who said "I'd wring the little blighter's neck" would be the type to either A) Approach the teenagers shouting or threatening violence, even if not actually doing it or B) Sit around complaining about the "hoodies" and "yobs" and "scum". And with either one of these, they'd probably be afraid to speak to youths in the street in a respectful way, to get their attention and explain why it's not good to damage people's cars including the upset to the owner, cost to the owner, and the risk of arrest it puts them in. Also, keeping a home clean, paying taxes and cleaning up after dogs does not determine how a person treats others, which treating them well is of utmost importance if you ever expect the youths in a society to do the same. imspacedout
  • Score: -2

4:04pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Lord Palmerstone says...

I think even the underclass might know it's not good to damage people's cars. And if you speak to them they will attack and maim you. Is not "respect" earned? Did you earn "respect" by smashing people's cars? I really don't think your "point " was remotely worth making frankly.
I think even the underclass might know it's not good to damage people's cars. And if you speak to them they will attack and maim you. Is not "respect" earned? Did you earn "respect" by smashing people's cars? I really don't think your "point " was remotely worth making frankly. Lord Palmerstone
  • Score: 1

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