Police continue to investigate criminal damage offences

WEST Midlands Police is continuing to investigate a number of criminal damage offences which occurred during the English Defence League protests on Saturday.

Around 20 offences have been recorded to date, of criminal damage caused to cars and premises in the town.

Among the premises attacked were residential homes around Alexandra Street, cars parked in roads surrounding Stafford Street, restaurants on Wolverhampton Street and the Hindu Temple.

Many of these locations saw windows smashed, and damage caused to fencing. A couple of vehicles were damaged as they were targeted whilst being driven through the town.

Dudley North Sector Inspector, Richard Jones,said: "Violence and criminal damage of this nature is totally unacceptable in out town.

"All of the victims of this behaviour are innocent people who were either living, working or passing through the area at the time of the protest.

"It will be investigated thoroughly and every effort will be made to identify offenders and bring them to justice."

A total of 21 people were arrested in Dudley town on Saturday for various offences relating to disorder. They have all been bailed pending further enquiries.

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1:54am Thu 22 Jul 10

Qutuz says...

the true face of the edl, not that anybody needed any clarification or proof.

just a bunch of juvenile thugs.
the true face of the edl, not that anybody needed any clarification or proof. just a bunch of juvenile thugs. Qutuz

12:45pm Thu 22 Jul 10

lucy_18 says...

it was west midlands police who caused all the trouble!
it was west midlands police who caused all the trouble! lucy_18

1:47pm Thu 22 Jul 10

satchman says...

Yeah lucy_18 the police do that kind of stuff don't they. They set you all up didn't they? I suppose the police threw the first stone then eh?
Yeah lucy_18 the police do that kind of stuff don't they. They set you all up didn't they? I suppose the police threw the first stone then eh? satchman

12:27am Fri 23 Jul 10

federico says...

Gian Narad, the temple’s treasurer says that “Fifty or 60 of the EDL broke down the fencing outside to get into the temple grounds. They threw bricks and stones at the building, smashing three windows. They also broke all the handrails and used them to attack the building. It was frightening for the people inside at the time.”

But I guess it was really the Police who did that too according to Lucy!
Gian Narad, the temple’s treasurer says that “Fifty or 60 of the EDL broke down the fencing outside to get into the temple grounds. They threw bricks and stones at the building, smashing three windows. They also broke all the handrails and used them to attack the building. It was frightening for the people inside at the time.” But I guess it was really the Police who did that too according to Lucy! federico

5:03pm Fri 23 Jul 10

lucy_18 says...

satchman wrote:
Yeah lucy_18 the police do that kind of stuff don't they. They set you all up didn't they? I suppose the police threw the first stone then eh?
dont be sarcastic bet you wasnt even there. Everyone who was there even people who just was just up town saw how bad edl was treated by police. I also found out that the head of wmp is a muslim so to be honest what does that tell you. Even local people have come forward and said that the edl was treated bad and it will come out in the press soon as loads of people have evidene and is going to be a protest soon outside there.
[quote][p][bold]satchman[/bold] wrote: Yeah lucy_18 the police do that kind of stuff don't they. They set you all up didn't they? I suppose the police threw the first stone then eh?[/p][/quote]dont be sarcastic bet you wasnt even there. Everyone who was there even people who just was just up town saw how bad edl was treated by police. I also found out that the head of wmp is a muslim so to be honest what does that tell you. Even local people have come forward and said that the edl was treated bad and it will come out in the press soon as loads of people have evidene and is going to be a protest soon outside there. lucy_18

2:28am Sat 24 Jul 10

federico says...

I agree with Lucy.

Gian Narad "was there" - and he saw his temple smashed up by EDL chavscum, but the WMP must be blamed for that.

The EDL are peaceful and law abiding characters.

The EDL's leader "Tommy Robinson" (real name: Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) is on the leaked list of BNP members, he is also a criminal. He did 12 months for attacking a police officer. But this must be the fault of the Bedford police - as was the cocaine they found in his house.

Another prominent EDL figure is Jeff Marsh a violent criminal with convictions for stabbings - but he was provoked by police persecution that tipped him over the edge. He's a lovely fellow, just read his book - underneath all the violence and stabbings he's a real humanitarian.

Then there is Chris Renton - a life long neo-Nazi, but he was forced to become a nazi by the police.

Allan Hetherington-Cleverl
ey served 4 years for people-smuggling, but surely illegal immigrants are OK if you can make money out of them and only evil police officers would disagree.

Yes, the EDL are all ever so peaceful and law-abiding - don't let their long criminal records, educational failure, shaved insectile skulls and simian chants deceive you.
I agree with Lucy. Gian Narad "was there" - and he saw his temple smashed up by EDL chavscum, but the WMP must be blamed for that. The EDL are peaceful and law abiding characters. The EDL's leader "Tommy Robinson" (real name: Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) is on the leaked list of BNP members, he is also a criminal. He did 12 months for attacking a police officer. But this must be the fault of the Bedford police - as was the cocaine they found in his house. Another prominent EDL figure is Jeff Marsh a violent criminal with convictions for stabbings - but he was provoked by police persecution that tipped him over the edge. He's a lovely fellow, just read his book - underneath all the violence and stabbings he's a real humanitarian. Then there is Chris Renton - a life long neo-Nazi, but he was forced to become a nazi by the police. Allan Hetherington-Cleverl ey served 4 years for people-smuggling, but surely illegal immigrants are OK if you can make money out of them and only evil police officers would disagree. Yes, the EDL are all ever so peaceful and law-abiding - don't let their long criminal records, educational failure, shaved insectile skulls and simian chants deceive you. federico

2:35pm Sat 24 Jul 10

lucy_18 says...

federico wrote:
I agree with Lucy. Gian Narad "was there" - and he saw his temple smashed up by EDL chavscum, but the WMP must be blamed for that. The EDL are peaceful and law abiding characters. The EDL's leader "Tommy Robinson" (real name: Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) is on the leaked list of BNP members, he is also a criminal. He did 12 months for attacking a police officer. But this must be the fault of the Bedford police - as was the cocaine they found in his house. Another prominent EDL figure is Jeff Marsh a violent criminal with convictions for stabbings - but he was provoked by police persecution that tipped him over the edge. He's a lovely fellow, just read his book - underneath all the violence and stabbings he's a real humanitarian. Then there is Chris Renton - a life long neo-Nazi, but he was forced to become a nazi by the police. Allan Hetherington-Cleverl ey served 4 years for people-smuggling, but surely illegal immigrants are OK if you can make money out of them and only evil police officers would disagree. Yes, the EDL are all ever so peaceful and law-abiding - don't let their long criminal records, educational failure, shaved insectile skulls and simian chants deceive you.
it was local yobs who attacked the temple not actually edl members. In all pictures ive seen from the day printed in papers of edl playing up, theres no1 actually wearin edl clothing. Edl cant help attracing yobs to there protests because everyone has the right to protest. But yeah suppose there is just local people who turn up for a fight. Most edl members didnt even make it to the protest site saturday
[quote][p][bold]federico[/bold] wrote: I agree with Lucy. Gian Narad "was there" - and he saw his temple smashed up by EDL chavscum, but the WMP must be blamed for that. The EDL are peaceful and law abiding characters. The EDL's leader "Tommy Robinson" (real name: Stephen Yaxley-Lennon) is on the leaked list of BNP members, he is also a criminal. He did 12 months for attacking a police officer. But this must be the fault of the Bedford police - as was the cocaine they found in his house. Another prominent EDL figure is Jeff Marsh a violent criminal with convictions for stabbings - but he was provoked by police persecution that tipped him over the edge. He's a lovely fellow, just read his book - underneath all the violence and stabbings he's a real humanitarian. Then there is Chris Renton - a life long neo-Nazi, but he was forced to become a nazi by the police. Allan Hetherington-Cleverl ey served 4 years for people-smuggling, but surely illegal immigrants are OK if you can make money out of them and only evil police officers would disagree. Yes, the EDL are all ever so peaceful and law-abiding - don't let their long criminal records, educational failure, shaved insectile skulls and simian chants deceive you.[/p][/quote]it was local yobs who attacked the temple not actually edl members. In all pictures ive seen from the day printed in papers of edl playing up, theres no1 actually wearin edl clothing. Edl cant help attracing yobs to there protests because everyone has the right to protest. But yeah suppose there is just local people who turn up for a fight. Most edl members didnt even make it to the protest site saturday lucy_18

4:11pm Sat 24 Jul 10

satchman says...

Lucy_18..Why is it the EDL still manage to attract people like Abby999? If you take a look at the EDL's website and read it..it tells a different story to the one that is portrayed in Dudley. Perhaps the EDL's origional Ideals have been corrupted by some of it's members who now show total hatred of all Muslims!! Its now a free for all on their Demos.
Lucy_18..Why is it the EDL still manage to attract people like Abby999? If you take a look at the EDL's website and read it..it tells a different story to the one that is portrayed in Dudley. Perhaps the EDL's origional Ideals have been corrupted by some of it's members who now show total hatred of all Muslims!! Its now a free for all on their Demos. satchman

4:12pm Tue 27 Jul 10

Pensnett Wammel says...

Satchman, the attraction of the EDL to some extremists mirrors the attraction to Islam of people like Richard Reid (the shoe bomber).

The radical or extreme elements in the EDL and the radical or extreme elements in Islam (or UAF) are two sides of the same fundamentalist coin. They both see issues simply in terms of black and white, whereas it is really coloured in shades of grey, i.e. stereotypes are more easy to understand and deal with than accepting that there is good and bad in every group.
Satchman, the attraction of the EDL to some extremists mirrors the attraction to Islam of people like Richard Reid (the shoe bomber). The radical or extreme elements in the EDL and the radical or extreme elements in Islam (or UAF) are two sides of the same fundamentalist coin. They both see issues simply in terms of black and white, whereas it is really coloured in shades of grey, i.e. stereotypes are more easy to understand and deal with than accepting that there is good and bad in every group. Pensnett Wammel

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