Wednesday, 6 February 2008

What is a targeted incident?

I was checking out what was new, over on the West Yorkshire Police site and found something of interest. However, if their crime detection is as rubbish as their graphics writer then it must be pretty low.

So to, is the amount of information that they give to the public in their requests for information. Check this out?

Police are appealing for witnesses following an assault that occured on West Avenue in Roundhay at 2.30pm on Monday, February 4, 2008.

A teenage girl was with her friend when she was approached by a group of people who assaulted her.

The group had been in a black Range Rover.

The girl received injuries to her arms and legs.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward. West Avenue overlooks Soldiers playing fields which is popular with dog walkers, were you in the area at that time and saw something suspicious.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Weetwood Police Station on 0113 2413535 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

It is believed this was a targeted incident

Recently, I have become increasingly distrustful of information passed out by the new thought enforcers that have replaced traditional policing.

What colour were her assailants? A description would have helped. Were they Asian?

Why were the injuries to to her arms and legs? Were they perhaps bare?

Perhaps it is my recently acquired paranoia kicking in. So could some one enlighten me as to what a targeted incident is please.


Wendy Ascham said...

That is the most useless piece of information ever. From that description anybody who saw it wouldn't even know whether to report it or not, i.e., was the girl white or asian? Was her friend male or female? was he/she black or white? As you pointed out, were the attackers white or black? (I strongly suspect they were black, otherwise the police would have gone to great pains to say they were white, and what clothes they were wearing!). Why are the fuzz always so vague when they want help from the public?

Wendy Ascham said...

A "Targeted Incident" is one that is given a high priority over the more mundane incidents, like an old lady being robbed, etc.

Anonymous said...

The Range Rover was black :-)