Sunday, 21 June 2009

Another stabbing in Shepherd's Bush?

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FOR THE STABBING IN WORMHOLT PARK WHICH REPORTEDLY HAPPENNED LAST NIGHT (SATURDAY 25TH JULY) CLICK HERE

In the last 48 hours about 40 or 50 people have come to this blog having searched for "stabbing in shepherd's bush" or terms like that. If this means what I think it might please let me know. There does not seem to be any reports of it in the other local media at the moment.

SUNDAY 4PM UPDATE: Over 100 people have now searched this blog during the course of today for a stabbing which may have occurred last night in Shepherd's Bush Road. Still no official news agency carrying these reports.

MONDAY 0930 UPDATE: This story has just been posted up by the BBC. I think we might have an explanation. Almost 150 seperate queries came to this blog looking for terms to do with "stabbing" since sunday in the early hours, and only now has the BBC posted a report on it. None of the traditional local media have yet done so. So if this isn't the incident that you were all looking for do let me know...

MONDAY 1115 UPDATE: With thanks to the readers who have given their own intelligence, it would appear that there were in fact two seperate stabbings in Shepherd's Bush over the week-end, in addition to the story the BBC is carrying. As yet still no 'traditional' media outlet carrying any news on these whatsoever. This reminds me very much of this posting where I decried the very poor standard of local news reporting, in which we have a pants "local" paper that is actually the Ealing Gazette combined with a local Council propaganda rag. Over 100 people have now looked at this posting alone which shows that not only is there a gap but a real concern about what is going on locally. Shouldn't local journalists be covering these stories?

TUESDAY 0830 UPDATE Just under 150 people viewed this article alone on monday, there is clearly still huge concern, and clearly still no local reporting of what has gone on. I suspect the Ealing Gazette may carry something on it this friday but what is stopping them updating their website?

WEDNESDAY 2230 UPDATE: The local media have now caught up and have broadcast an appeal from the local police. It would appear a cyclist has been confirmed as having been stabbed as per one commentator to this blog's version of events. Which was how we all learnt about what happenned days before either the traditional media or the police got round to telling us. I think I've said enough about the deficiencies of our local press, but at least this shows the power of local community blogs to get the word about things out. I hope this has been of some use to all of you. Have a good evening and weekend folks.

12 comments:

  1. I think there may have been 2 incidents around Shepherds Bush on the weekend. The Cresent incident was Saturday night/Sunday morning.

    On Saturday morning around 9am, a section a Shepherds Bush Road was closed to pedestrians and traffic. The closed section centred around the Brook Green bus stop on Shepherds Bush Road and there was a tent up next to the bus stop. A bus driver waiting to get through the closed road told us there had been a stabbing.

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  2. Ah - that would explain a lot actually. Still no official reports that I have been able to see. Maybe it wasnt a stabing but if there was a tent thats never a good sign. Thanks for pointing it out though.

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  3. There was a stabbing on Goldhawk Road in the early evening on Saturday close the the Goldhawk Pub (though the victim or assailant weren't customers), this is shocking as it happened in broad day light and what's worse is the fact that it's a busy road an I could have easily passed this with my two young children. It's amazing that there's no information or reports to be found anywhere!

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  4. there was a fierce attack by 3 youths on a cyclist outside the nubian restaurant at 5.40pm. attack was brutal and horrific and involved kicks, punches to head and body and multiple knife attacks. there must be witnesses that could go forward to the police and get these people off our streets.

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