Published: 10:23 Tuesday 17 October 2017
A security guard was hit over the head by a robber while delivering cash to Morrisons this morning, police said.
The man, who works for private firm G4S, was targeted while making a delivery to the supermarket, in Squires Gate Lane, South Shore, at around 9.20am. “The offenders have grabbed a cash cassette from his hand and made off in a white car,” a force spokeswoman said in a statement. Detectives were called to the scene, while the white Hyundai i20 was found in nearby Sandon Place.1
The scene of the robbery was cordoned off, with police tape stretched around a blue G4S security van. A spokeswoman for the North West Ambulance Service did not find any record of an ambulance being called to the crime scene. Gareth Skinner, head of operational risk for G4S Cash Solutions, said: “One of our cash crews was the victim of a brazen attack during a routine service on Squires Gate Lane in Blackpool . Fortunately our colleague has not suffered any serious injuries but understandably he has been shaken by the attack.
“We are working closely with Lancashire Police and I would urge anyone who may have been nearby and seen this attack to get in touch with the police or dial 101 so that those behind it can be brought to justice. Morrisons has been approached for a comment.
- ^ Detectives were called to the scene, while the white Hyundai i20 was found in nearby Sandon Place. (www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk)
The student’s mother is in the process of filing a police report and could be suing as well.
I was angry . I felt like I was having an out-of-body experience, and I was livid, said Stephanie Smith. Smith has seen multiple videos of her son, Eric, being held down by the officer outside Woodside High School Friday.
He slammed my son on the sidewalk . Eric was telling him to, Get off of me, then he put his arms around him choking him . He is screaming and crying at the same time . I cannot breathe, I cannot breathe.’ Eric Miller, who is in 11th grade, said class had just let out and he was heading for the school bus when the officer approached him. I kept walking and he was like, No, come here, and I m like, I m not trying to miss my bus .
I m trying to get on my bus, and so then he grabbed me, said Miller. Fellow student Jacob Crosby was one of dozens who witnessed the altercation. The officer at the school took him to the ground and put him in a chokehold, and the boy couldn t breathe, said Crosby.
And I started yelling, I couldn t breathe, but he squeezed tighter as I was yelling, said Miller. Crosby s dad doesn t even know Eric, but said what he does know is what he saw on camera isn t right.
Because I know my kids are at that school, and what if that happened to one of them, said John Crosby. Miller, who suffered bruises to his neck and arms, was eventually allowed to go without any explanation from the school . He said he s worried about returning on Monday. He should be there to protect kids, not hurt them, said Miller. He needs to be fired, added his mother. Smith said she is still waiting for an explanation from the school as to what led to all this in the first place.
This needs to be addressed, because my son was assaulted by officers that are employed by Newport News Public Schools, and I m not going to let that slide, said Smith.
A racist shop thief shouted You just bomb the place at a security guard when he was caught stealing buffalo burgers. Jeffrey Carr also said He shouldn t be in this country he should go back to his country during the shocking rant inside an Iceland store, in Newcastle1. A court was told that the 55-year-old, who was described by his own solicitor as Hopeless and helpless at the time, launched the tirade of abuse towards the security guard when he was detained after trying to steal the burgers.
But, when police arrived, they charged him not only with the shop theft but also with a racially aggravated public order offence, charges to which he has now pleaded guilty. During a hearing at North Tyneside Magistrates Court2, District Judge Sarah Griffiths said it was astonishing people still used such vile language.
An Iceland store (Image: hinckley times)
Reading through the details of the case, the judge added: He s in a shop and seen by a security guard taking burgers . He s challenged about it and initially just swears at him and says f*** you .
However, later when the police arrived, he makes a comment about the security guard and says he shouldn t even be in this country.
He then says He needs to go back to his country . He shouldn t be here, they just bomb the place . The court was told the offences happened on April 24 this year at an Iceland store in Newcastle.
Giving Carr, of Wilfred Street, Byker, an eight-week community order, with an eight-week curfew, as well as ordering him to pay 85 compensation, District Judge Griffiths said: In this day and age, this behaviour is completely unacceptable.
It s astonishing people still use such language, he should be ashamed . It has to stop.
In a statement, the security guard said: I expect an element of dislike towards me because of my job but I don t appreciate racism. Andy O Hanlon, mitigating, said Carr was now extremely remorseful and apologetic for his actions.
The solicitor added: At the time, he was homeless, hopeless and helpless .
He was drinking to heavily and the most important fact was he was not getting his medication.
He s suffered from mental health issues all his adult life.