Face masks have now been made compulsory in stores, which is a bit of a pain in the butt, but there’s more to this than meets the eye – brutal attacks, not only on the people that work in those stores but also outside on the streets.
Tara Palmer was chased through Laindon and Basildon, Essex around midnight for approximately 10 minutes by a light coloured Nissan Micra, which was grey or cream in appearance.
She was chased at high speed by four young males donning black baseball caps and blue masks. They turned their lights off and pursued her, and they attempted to pass her car so that they could swipe the driver side door, as well as hit her car in the rear.
She managed to outrun them, and then phoned 999 for the emergency services, and stayed on the telephone to the police operator the whole time. She was told to go to the police station, which she did, and was told to remain outside for an officer to come down.
Forty-five minutes later, she was still sitting there, but no one came out. So, in the end, she drove away to get a drink because she was so parched and extremely shaken up.
There was also a Burgundy Chrysler 02 plate driving around with four young guys in hoods and masks, and her husband was followed by that vehicle.
Perhaps when she rang the police she should have told them she was speeding and had no tax, they would have been there like a shot in minutes, but it appears they were too occupied to take her seriously enough when she told them she was being chased.
This poor woman must have been terrified, and it’s completely wrong that the police did not attend her when they quite clearly said someone would be outside the police station to meet her.
All they had to do was send someone outside to speak to her, but no one appeared, and if the police can’t do their job correctly, why are we paying taxes?
And she didn’t get a phone call after that either because the call handler never asked for her address, only her name and number, and it’s not surprising that people don’t have confidence in the police anymore because now they just don’t bother, and then they have the boldness to question why people don’t like them.
The sad thing is that if you take matters into your own hands, all of a sudden the police are at your door because it’s an easy arrest for them, and this is why criminals like those that sought to run Tara Palmer off the road are brave enough to do it because they know that nine times out of ten the police won’t turn up.
So, now these thugs think they can rob, stab or beat you to a pulp, and do whatever they like to you with a mask on and then they’re gone. You’re not able to give a description because you couldn’t see their faces.
Basildon Police Station used to be open 24/7, now it’s only open from 9 am till 5 pm, and after that the nearest police station is Rayleigh, Essex that’s presumably why no one came out, which was a miscommunication by the call handler, although she should have known that, and it was stupid closing Basildon Police Station at night with all this crime going on, and it’s only going to get worse.
Of course, there are police at Basildon Police Station, but they’re not open to the public after 5 pm, and if they’re having a busy night, which no doubt they would be, after all, it is Basildon, then they would have been extremely busy.
And apparently, while Tara Palmer was sitting waiting in her vehicle, four police officers popped their heads out of a window as a drunk guy was shouting, they laughed and went back in, so there were clearly people in there, but no one came out to help this lady.
Sadly, the lady didn’t get the registration number of the vehicle because they’d turned their lights off, so she couldn’t see the plate.
And let’s hope Basildon Police Station changes back to 24 hours because with the town developing and so many new people from London with gang mentality moving here we certainly need it, and Boris Johnson has just given them the bright light for crime.
So, the police never came out to assist this unfortunate lady who had been chased by four guys in a car, which is a feeble show for the Essex police, but yet they were out in town the following day enforcing face masks, what a joke.
After Tara Palmer waited 45 minutes outside Basildon Police Station, she left and drove to the BP garage to get a drink because she was thirsty. I’m astonished she didn’t see police officers getting their coffee from the BP garage as well, and this was an appalling piece of safety information given by the call handler, and that if you’re being followed or chased by someone, just go directly to the police station, providing, of course, it’s still open, otherwise, this would clearly be a waste of time.
In fact, it would have been better if the call handler had told her to drive to the BP garage, where there would have been cameras and people if nothing else, and that way she could have waited for an officer to meet her there where she would have been a little safer.
A spokesperson for Basildon Police Station has since apologised and said that there was a miscommunication.