Gun crime comes to Chandler’s Ford

Perhaps just as well Christine and Emma didn’t venture out very far this morning: Two robbers shot dead in failed bank raid. Explains all the sirens and helicopter noise around here though. The most common quote I’ve seen seems to be along the lines of: “you wouldn’t think this would happen in a place like Chandler’s Ford”. Isn’t that the point?!

5 Responses to “Gun crime comes to Chandler’s Ford”

  1. Neil says:

    Dave,
    I am surprised by the comment that “Chandlers Ford is a rural town and you certainly do not expect this kind of thing to happen.” When was the last time you heard Chandlers Ford being described as ‘rural’. I would have used the phrase ‘urban sprawl’ or ‘communter belt’ myself.

    Still it is good that no-one else was injured.

    cheers,
    Neil

  2. Dave says:

    I think those may have been the estate agent’s words!

  3. Dave says:

    We went past the spot this morning and the end of Winchester Road is still closed and the security van has been replaced by the obligatory white tent. We were stopped by a plain clothed police officer and asked if we had been in the area yesterday. Presumably the police already have their own version of events so I’m guessing the questioning is for the IPCC enquiry.

  4. Gun Crime says:

    I find it interesting that you said “gun crime” and not just “violence” or “crime”. Any sepcific reason?

  5. Dave says:

    @Gun Crime – Chandler’s Ford may be a backwater but I wouldn’t pretend that we didn’t already have “crime”. As for “violence”, the only violence was actually perpetrated by the police which wasn’t really the significance of the title. As for the article you link to, I’m not sure that it follows that the UK would have less gun crime if guns were more widely available.

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