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Personally, I dont blame him. Why should the scum be protected? A businessman has been arrested after allegedly trying to fight off a gang of youths who were attacking his stepson outside his home… Read More
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
Personally, I dont blame him.
Why should the scum be protected?

A businessman has been arrested after allegedly trying to fight off a gang of youths who were attacking his stepson outside his home.

Colin Philpott allegedly rushed out of his house and attacked the youths with a letter opener, after he found the teenagers kicking his stepson, Alex Lee, on the ground.

Sky News Online has spoken to Mr Philpott and although he did not want to be interviewed, he confirmed a confrontation took place.

He was quoted as saying in newspaper reports: "I don't think I had any option but to do what I did.
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#1
"I was trying to protect my family."

Teenager Josh Hasler ended up in hospital after he was reportedly stabbed in the lung.

Mr Philpott told the Daily Mail that their upmarket neighbourhood had been plagued by gangs of drunk teenagers for weeks.

On Friday night, his 25-year-old stepson woke up to find the teenagers kicking Mr Philpott's van outside the house in Crowthorne, Berkshire.

Mr Philpott said: "He tried to speak to them and they attacked him, punching and kicking him to the ground.

"When I appeared on the scene they set about me and I reacted. One of the youths suffered stab wounds. I asked my wife to call the police and ambulance."

Mrs Philpott told the newspaper of her horror when she witnessed the teenagers attacking her son.

"One of them said that he would kill me and burn down my house" she said.

"I was terrified and when Alex tried to calm him down, the other four got worked up and they all attacked him.

"Alex ended up on the ground with all five of them on him, kicking him in the head and stomach. I was so frightened for him I screamed for Colin, who was in bed.

"He came running out - still barefoot and half asleep - and saw the mess Alex was in so ran back into the house.

"He grabbed the first thing he saw, which was a letter-opener, and confronted the boys."

Mr Philpott was released on bail, and will return to a police station in September.

Four youths, aged 16 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of assault and criminal damage. All have been released on bail.
#2
But he had a weapon :x.........respect if he used his fists but disapprove use of letter opener :roll:
#3
choc1969
But he had a weapon :x.........respect if he used his fists but disapprove use of letter opener :roll:


sort of agree, but I dont think you have time to choose, and there were a gang of them.
#4
choc1969
But he had a weapon :x.........respect if he used his fists but disapprove use of letter opener :roll:


Hes probably not as used to bare-knuckle fighting as the grotty scumbag he sticked though is he? Don't blame him personally
#5
fair play to him-4 "brave boys" attacking one person? scum! never mind the letter opener,shoulda grabbed a hammer or a baseball bat. there are NO rules when it comes to protecting your family as far as I am concerned.
#6
teambintip
Hes probably not as used to bare-knuckle fighting as the grotty scumbag he sticked though is he? Don't blame him personally


barky
fair play to him-4 "brave boys" attacking one person? scum! never mind the letter opener,shoulda grabbed a hammer or a baseball bat. there are NO rules when it comes to protecting your family as far as I am concerned.


:thumbsup:
#7
+2 lol
#8
Big bat with letter openers sticking out of the end should work well enough
banned#9
choc1969
But he had a weapon :x.........respect if he used his fists but disapprove use of letter opener :roll:


I kinda agree. If this was just kids, and one of the kids stabbed another then I expect there wouldn't be such an uproar.

It sounds here like the police made the right call and the guy will probably be cleared in court, although that's without knowing the full details of the case.
#10
As other poster said I find a baseball bat tends to work quite well. :whistling:
#11
i keep a baseball bat at my door lol i would go to town on anyone doin tht to me
#12
lol windscreen wiper.......i would have picked up a brick
1 Like #13
snowflake
She was pinned up against a car, he grabbed that as he went to pull her away from them and hit them with it, if there was a brick he would have I'm sure, which is my whole point, you grab what you can, letter opener, windscreen wiper, whatever.

(Kapows you are on my ignore list so whatever you said, for whatever reaction I cant see it)


He is trolling as usual
#14
Should we be like America and have a gun to protect our family:w00t:
Up where i stay we have very little trouble but it still pee's me off that the scum end up getting off with it and the victim being punished
banned#15
PEPSIDAVE
Should we be like America and have a gun to protect our family:w00t:
Up where i stay we have very little trouble but it still pee's me off that the scum end up getting off with it and the victim being punished


No.
1 Like #16
these are the jobs I empathise with, but still have to get on with applying the letter of the law, a court will decide if he was right or wrong, its not my job.
If it was my daughter getting a kicking, I dont know how id react. I dont imagine talking to them whilst sitting on a beanbag would have worked though
banned#17
snowflake i dont really care if i am on your ignore list whether you can see this or not.

what i said wasnt incorrect anyway listen to yourselves. i mean who cares what you would have done.

the guy in the news is what the topic is about and i hope he gets cleared
#18
choc1969
But he had a weapon :x.........respect if he used his fists but disapprove use of letter opener :roll:


don't understand this comment. there was 5 older teenagers. Some 17, thats a year off being an adult, old enough to be a soldier in the british army. So you're saying he should have used his fists against 5 of them? It was an older businessman.......not mike tyson. They are lucky all he had was a letter opener.

Shame they can't charge their parents. Scumbags
#19
barky
fair play to him-4 "brave boys" attacking one person? scum! never mind the letter opener,shoulda grabbed a hammer or a baseball bat. there are NO rules when it comes to protecting your family as far as I am concerned.


yeah thats true, family come first if someone is giving them a kick in!

micoo
i keep a baseball bat at my door lol i would go to town on anyone doin tht to me


:lol: !! +1

mcnally32
don't understand this comment. there was 5 older teenagers. Some 17, thats a year off being an adult, old enough to be a soldier in the british army. So you're saying he should have used his fists against 5 of them? It was an older businessman.......not mike tyson. They are lucky all he had was a letter opener.

Shame they can't charge their parents. Scumbags


i sort of agree but if the kids are underage, then they should charge their parents but as soon as they hit 17 then thats it they should get the full on charge!

see its similar to this where i live, ****ing horrible place around here the amount of youths that there are around here causing trouble, its got that bad there is now a police house across the car park from me! the amount of drugs, underage drinking, crime, violence around here is unbelieveable, luckily enough we dont get many bits like knife crime or anything like that but we did have someone almost have there arm chopped off by an axe about a year and a half ago, also somebody went round someone elses house with a samurai sword and by far the worst of them all, about 5 years ago, somebody was killed and chopped up into several different parts e.g. head, arms, legs and torso all separate. was scattered around a local park about 5 minutes walk from my house! oh and there was also one when somebody was killed chopped up and left in a suitcase outside the trainstation! people like this deserve to be given the death penalty! who else agree's ?
banned#20
do you live in leeds?
or brixton?
banned#21
I probably wouldn't have used a weapon because of my job. but I would have kept on punching until there was no one left or my son himself tried to stop me.
banned#22
danny09
yeah thats true, family come first if someone is giving them a kick in!



:lol: !! +1



i sort of agree but if the kids are underage, then they should charge their parents but as soon as they hit 17 then thats it they should get the full on charge!

see its similar to this where i live, ****ing horrible place around here the amount of youths that there are around here causing trouble, its got that bad there is now a police house across the car park from me! the amount of drugs, underage drinking, crime, violence around here is unbelieveable, luckily enough we dont get many bits like knife crime or anything like that but we did have someone almost have there arm chopped off by an axe about a year and a half ago, also somebody went round someone elses house with a samurai sword and by far the worst of them all, about 5 years ago, somebody was killed and chopped up into several different parts e.g. head, arms, legs and torso all separate. was scattered around a local park about 5 minutes walk from my house! oh and there was also one when somebody was killed chopped up and left in a suitcase outside the trainstation! people like this deserve to be given the death penalty! who else agree's ?


Not many people.
#23
You can't go around stabbing people without getting arrested.
#24
StudentJo
You can't go around stabbing people without getting arrested.


100% correct. However, you can use a letter operner if 5 strong lads are ganging up on one person. I don't think "oi stop kicking him in the head" would have worked. ONE single kick to the head can cause much more harm than a letter opener.

To sum up, if you go around stabbing people, you should be arrested. If you have reasonable cause and its not pre planned, then you should get off.

After all if he'd went in with fists, and they'd overpowered him. He can't say, hold on lads, give me a minute til i go get something to defend myself with. In that cause you could have ended up with 2 people beat to death. As it is someone got stabbed with a letter opener. Fully deserved for kicking someone in the head thats already laying on the ground.
#25
barky
fair play to him-4 "brave boys" attacking one person? scum! never mind the letter opener,shoulda grabbed a hammer or a baseball bat. there are NO rules when it comes to protecting your family as far as I am concerned.


true - you will love the movie 'felon'.
#26
i don't think the age of the attackers is even important, if they're old enough to be out marauding around at night then they're old enough for a dig if they attack someone, and besides, there were always a few div-kids at school who are like 6ft 3, 15 stone with stubble etc age 13, (and thick as **** to go with it). it does my head in when people try to justify scum-bags' actions cos of their age.
sayin that though, if they're the big dopey goon type or a scrawny little bag-head type, they deserve stabbing for this.
#27
I agree, I speak from personal experience in saying that the only way I see our coutry rescuing itself from the mess we are in is to have both corporal and capital punishment
#28
ADZ1478
I agree, I speak from personal experience in saying that the only way I see our coutry rescuing itself from the mess we are in is to have both corporal and capital punishment


Can you name many countries that have these that are better than ours?
#29
Doesnt matter what he used..letter opener is a weapon - as are fists. Bottom line is family member is getting a doing on the ground by 5 others. He is on the ground FFS - unable to defend himself!!

Therefore 5 others v this guy with fists, feet or whatever is no match. Grabbed what he needed to get the job done. Could have still gone horribly wrong but unless he is Bruce Lee it isnt exactly a fair match.

I would defend my family with whatever was necessary. Dont have a letter opener but big golf club would do the trick i think.

I am fed up of our pussying around the gang culture thing. Bring back National Service give these idiots a taste of some discipline..

Discuss..:p
banned#30
thesaint
Can you name many countries that have these that are better than ours?


http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k239/oblos/SP-Imag.jpg
#31
you are coming at this from the wrong angle, I am not the least bit interested in other countries. I am interested in protecting people in this country from the scum that is ruining our country and harming innocent people. murderers, rapists paedo's etc.
the sentencing given by the courts is a joke. I speak from personal experience, not from media reports, and deal with the victims daily.
The only sure way to protect society rom these people is to remove them from society. My preferred way would be to kill them
#32
Rockhound
Bring back National Service give these idiots a taste of some discipline..

Discuss..:p


I personally think that talk of capital/corporal punishment and National Service are NEVER going to happen, so wish people would actually think of something that has a chance.

It's too easy to say "Hang 'em"(knowing full well it will not happen) and offer no real solution to the problem.
#33
They were lucky he only had a letter opener.
banned#34
ADZ1478
you are coming at this from the wrong angle, I am not the least bit interested in other countries. I am interested in protecting people in this country from the scum that is ruining our country and harming innocent people. murderers, rapists paedo's etc.
the sentencing given by the courts is a joke. I speak from personal experience, not from media reports, and deal with the victims daily.
The only sure way to protect society rom these people is to remove them from society. My preferred way would be to kill them


Which would be nice so long as the criminal justice system is run by robots....robots who are 100% accurate and do not have prejudices or the potential to be corrupted.

Either that, or we find a way to bring people back from the dead. I'm open-minded so either one will do.

Although that is all conditional on capital punishment actually being a deterrent in the first place. Obviously.
banned#35
Abvance
They were lucky he only had a letter opener.


But have you seen what he uses to open letters with????

http://media.comicmix.com/media/2008/11/19/he-man.jpg
#36
thesaint
I personally think that talk of capital/corporal punishment and National Service are NEVER going to happen, so wish people would actually think of something that has a chance.

It's too easy to say "Hang 'em"(knowing full well it will not happen) and offer no real solution to the problem.


Course they are never going to happen Saint...cos as a society we have got far too soft in general and are so full of our human rights and what is allowed and not allowed that proper justice is second place.

Tell ya what...those 5 youths...lets put em in a room with 25 business men....same odds...wanna take a few bets or have a sweepie.

Fogs my name first on the list.
#37
not a deterrent, a solution to it happening again, think howard hughes coming out and living next door to you and your young family.
onus of proof in a criminal court is beyond all reasonable doubt, shouldnt be found guilty otherwise. CPS wont even take a job on unless there is a realistic chace of conviction (bombproof, believe me)
I like the idea of bringing people back from the dead though, re-animation, do we have enough neck bolts?
banned#38
ADZ1478
you are coming at this from the wrong angle, I am not the least bit interested in other countries. I am interested in protecting people in this country from the scum that is ruining our country and harming innocent people. murderers, rapists paedo's etc.
the sentencing given by the courts is a joke. I speak from personal experience, not from media reports, and deal with the victims daily.
The only sure way to protect society rom these people is to remove them from society. My preferred way would be to kill them


except not many murderers go to jail for 15+ years, get out and do it again, so killing them wouldn't make a difference. The death penalty will NEVER be introduced in this country for anything other than murder, so the other types of offence you mention don't come into it.

Not that I agree with the sentences given out a lot of the time, so do sort of agree with what you are saying, just not the death penalty part.
Out of interest, what, in your view, are the advantages of the death penalty over full life sentences? I can think of disadvantages but not advantages.
#39
if full life sentences get challenged in ECHR we do not know what the result would be. To my knowledge there are only 4 people in the UK on whole of life's (im sure we have had this discussion before). Its only my opinion after all. Before I joined the police I didnt have an opinion on this, my opinion has been formed through 16 years of dealing with the aftermath, the distress, the upset, the damage to the whole family unit that these people have on decent members of society
I dont think capital etc will be seen in my lifetime, the tree hugging, talking to plants, knitting and sitting on beanbags approach does not work. I arrest the same people time after time after time.
It is frustrating to me that I spend so much time dealing with the same people when I would like to help people sort out their problems much more.

I dont know if its just me, but our society who has 99.9% hardworking and nice people, seems to be more accepting of this type of behaviour and that is a crying shame.

I wish I could think of an alternative solution to the death penalty, perhaps the victim or the family should have a say in the punishment?
#40
colinsunderland

Out of interest, what, in your view, are the advantages of the death penalty over full life sentences? I can think of disadvantages but not advantages.

The cost for a start..avge £40k a year to keep a convicted person behind bars. - prob a lot more for a HS prisoner..we the taxpayers fund that..sticks in my throat. but hey it is getting to the point where we may just offer to pay these people the cash - as long as they promise to be good so we can relieve the overcrowding...(dont even get me started on the ECHR - slopping out thing!!)

Alternatives...hard labour for one wouldnt go amiss. Making them do community payback projects. I dunno - that would probably break their rights to..

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