Posts tagged Bizarre
A 23-year-old local woman was walking along Great Gregorie at 7am on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 when she was approached from behind by a man who put his hand up her skirt before running off.
The shocked victim confronted the man, who then apologised, and the woman ran away to safety.
The man is described as white, aged between 20 and 40 and approximately 5ft 3ins tall. He has grey hair, pale skin and very dark eyes.
A FUGITIVE wanted in the USA for kidnapping and trying to kill his ex-girlfriend fled to Basildon and took a job at Asda in the Eastgate.
Sean Lopes, 47, led a double life by setting up home with a new family in Lanham Place on the Felmores estate while on the run for attacking ex-girlfriend Amanda Hopkins, 22, in New York back in 2004.
He was arrested this week after the authorities caught up with him in Kent where he was working as a manager at a Sainsbury’s supermarket.
Shocked neighbours on the Felmores estate said they had no idea Lopes was on the run.
Crews were called to the three-storey townhouse at Gambleside, Basildon, on Sunday morning to find piles of paper and cardboard alight.
An elderly man who hoarded tonnes of household goods, furniture and papers in his three-storey Essex town house managed to escape the premises after it went up in flames at the weekend.
It took more than 60 firefighters about five hours to put the fire out in Basildon. The owner was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.
Firefighters said the house was so full of possessions that the front door had to be taken off its hinges to get in, some of the accumulated paper was up to ceiling level.
An investigation is under way to find out how the fire started.
The bench outside the parade of shops in the area known locally as Stacey’s Corner – at the junction of Gibcracks and Timberlog Lane – in Basildon has become a regular haunt by those involved in the sale and purchase of drugs.
Dealers are known to regularly meet punters at the bench to hand over illegal substances in exchange for cash. The phonebox is also used to arrange the seedy meetings.
But both could now be removed, after fed up residents said they have had enough.
Officials at Basildon Council have revealed they will consider moving both the bench and phone box in a bid to clean up the area.
A FISHERMAN was rescued by firefighters at a lake in Basildon on Thursday night.
Crews from Basildon and Leigh rushed to the scene in Northlands Park in Felmores just after 2am.
The fisherman had been asleep and woke to find himself surrounded by water.
Do you know the fisherman or saw what happened?
A MAN was thrown into the lake at Gloucester Park in an unprovoked, random attack.
The victim, a 23-year-old man from Basildon, was standing by the lake in the park in Basildon enjoying the sunshine when the attack happened.
Suddenly, without warning, the victim, a student, was approached by a man who pushed him into the water.
(The attack happened at 6.30pm on Wednesday May 23, 2012)
A MAN came home to find an intruder chilling out on his bed, drinking wine and watching his Die Hard DVD.
The pair then got into a fight which ended with the intruder lying face down in the mud outside the house in Witchards, Basildon, just as police arrived.
A 41-year-old man, of no fixed address, was arrested following the incident which happened at 7.30pm last Thursday, but has been released without charge due to certain background information.
A MAN needed hospital treatment after he was smashed over the head with a hammer.
The 44-year-old was in the Town Square, near the Basildon Centre, when he was set upon by two thugs. One of them then wielded the hammer.
The man was taken to Basildon Hospital for treatment but police said his injuries were not “life changing” and he is not in a serious condition.
A 41-year-old man from Basildon was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, while a 47-year-old, also from Basildon, was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.
Both have been released on police bail until December while officers continue to investigate.
A MAN who stabbed his brother twice in the chest has been jailed for seven years.
Matthew Ferneyhough, 22, grabbed two large kitchen knives and stabbed brother Luke, 24, during a drunken argument on April 2.
Six months after the attack, Luke is still bed bound in hospital, has limited speech and can only understand simple commands.
The court heard that Luke and Jamie Easterbrook went to flat in Vange Hill Drive, Vange, where Matthew Ferneyhough’s girlfriend lived.
The three men ate together and drank alcohol. Ferneyhough and Jamie went out the buy more alcohol and Luke fell asleep at the flat.
When they got back Luke woke up angry, punched his brother and put him in a headlock.
While trying to defend himself, Ferneyhough went into the kitchen and grabbed the knives and stabbed his brother in the right ventricle of his heart and in a vein leading to the heart.
Update 10 May 2011:
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Update 20 Dec 2011:
WATERSPORTS fans will be able to wakeboard and swim outdoors after plans to transform a Basildon lake were approved.
Sports firm JVP Leisure has been given the green light to turn Aquatels lake behind Festival Leisure Park, off Cranes Farm Road, in Basildon, into a haven for thrillseekers.
THRILLSEEKERS could soon enjoy adrenalin fueled fun on a lake as a firm bids to bring wakeboarding to Basildon.
JVP Leisure has bought the lake behind Festival Leisure Park, off Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, and could now create a wakeboarding facility.
Several local fishermen, who are opposed to the plans, have set up a Facebook page called “Save Aquatels Fishery”.