Ten arrests at Epsom Derby 2014

Some 120,000 people went to this year's Epsom Derby

Some 120,000 people went to this year's Epsom Derby

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Ten people were arrested over violent crimes, drugs, theft and a weapon at the Derby, police said.

Some of them were arrested for more than one offence as 120,000 racegoers enjoyed a day out at the world famous races.

There were seven arrests on suspicion of violent crimes including assault, three arrests on suspicion of drug offences, six arrests on suspicion of theft and an arrest on suspicion of possessing of an offensive weapon in a public.

Last year police said 16 arrests, including one for GBH and another for minor assault on a police officer, were made by 7.30pm on Derby Day.

This year three people were arrested following an assault in Grandstand Road near the Duchess’s Stand as punters left the racecourse.

A man in his 20s was taken to hospital with facial injuries and another man in his 20s was also assaulted but did not need hospital treatment.

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9:16am Tue 10 Jun 14

jswan1 says...

Arrests are no use unless they end with prosecution. These scumbags should be be permanently banned from ever stepping a foot in Epsom again. If somebody feels they need to punch somebody else in the face they should join a boxing gym and see how tough they really are. Unfortunately these people will probably get off with a slap on the wrist or no punishment - it's unlikely anything will be done to deter them from behaving the same way again in future.
Arrests are no use unless they end with prosecution. These scumbags should be be permanently banned from ever stepping a foot in Epsom again. If somebody feels they need to punch somebody else in the face they should join a boxing gym and see how tough they really are. Unfortunately these people will probably get off with a slap on the wrist or no punishment - it's unlikely anything will be done to deter them from behaving the same way again in future. jswan1
  • Score: 6

9:24am Tue 10 Jun 14

jswan1 says...

In an ideal world those convicted of assault should be beaten to a pulp themselves (with law abiding members of the public invited to participate), those convicted of theft should have their hands chopped off and have to live with the shame of it, and those convicted of dealing drugs should be given lethal injections. In all cases I think the punishment would deter others from doing the same. It would be a very quick and cost effective way of reducing crime. I genuinely feel it would require radical changes to the justice system to significantly reduce crime. It may sound harsh in the short term but the long term benefits would make it worthwhile to ensure the country is a much safer place for those who want to respect it.
In an ideal world those convicted of assault should be beaten to a pulp themselves (with law abiding members of the public invited to participate), those convicted of theft should have their hands chopped off and have to live with the shame of it, and those convicted of dealing drugs should be given lethal injections. In all cases I think the punishment would deter others from doing the same. It would be a very quick and cost effective way of reducing crime. I genuinely feel it would require radical changes to the justice system to significantly reduce crime. It may sound harsh in the short term but the long term benefits would make it worthwhile to ensure the country is a much safer place for those who want to respect it. jswan1
  • Score: 3

4:03pm Tue 10 Jun 14

Expatasb says...

Sharia Law perhaps? It's already allowed in some parts of the UK.
Since we're talking about ideals, I would make those thugs compensate their victims and where that wasn't possible, sentence them to long terms of hard labour. I tend to agree about the drug dealers and support the death penalty in principle, but that's assuming that the' powers that be ' are discerning enough to know when to use it. It's not just about revenge.
Sharia Law perhaps? It's already allowed in some parts of the UK. Since we're talking about ideals, I would make those thugs compensate their victims and where that wasn't possible, sentence them to long terms of hard labour. I tend to agree about the drug dealers and support the death penalty in principle, but that's assuming that the' powers that be ' are discerning enough to know when to use it. It's not just about revenge. Expatasb
  • Score: 2

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