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Search after homeless man’s dog stolen

Oxford Mail: Scooby was taken just before Christmas Scooby was taken just before Christmas

WHEN homeless Carl McDonald sleeps rough on the streets of Oxford his only companion is his lifesaving dog Scooby.

But now a national search has been launched after thieves snatched the four-year-old Australian Kelpie as Mr McDonald slept in a church porch.

The dog was taken just before Christmas while Mr McDonald was sleeping in the porch of St Giles’ Church in the city centre.

Mr McDonald, 43, said he owed her his life after Scooby saved him from a flat fire last year.

He said: “Dogs are everything when you are homeless. They keep you going and listen to you when you have no one to talk to.

“I can’t sleep without her, it’s messing me up to be honest. It feels like someone has stolen my kid.

“I don’t know what I might do to myself really, I can’t live without her. She was like my daughter. I have had her since she was four weeks old and bottle-fed her as a puppy.

“I saved her life then and she saved mine, when I was passed out in a flat last year in Weston-Super-Mare.

“Someone had left a candle on and the flat caught fire. She woke me up and dragged me to the door. I didn’t know where it was because of all the smoke.”

Mr McDonald was given Scooby when she was a puppy by a friend.

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The brown Australian Kelpie with a white blaze across her chest was last seen lying next to Mr McDonald.

Mr McDonald said he was sure Scooby was stolen because the lead which hadn’t been attached to her collar was also gone, as well as some dog treats and £38 which had been in his hat.

A friend, Mandy Aitbaha, is helping him search for Scooby by putting up posters.

The 45-year-old from Witney said she always stopped to chat to Mr McDonald and say hello to Scooby while she was shopping in Oxford.

She said: “I’m really worried about him, he’s depressed and without that dog he is suicidal. I always see them together, he loves that dog.

“When I saw him a few days ago after Scooby went missing his head was down and he was crying.

“I couldn’t see Scooby so I knew something was wrong. He has been dealt a rough hand of cards as it is. His words to me were that he is staring death in the face so we really have to find her.”

Volunteers for Dog Lost, a national website which tries to track down missing dogs, have also been searching for Scooby.

DogLost spokesman Nik Oakley said: “This little dog is going to be terrified to be away from his owner.

“He has had her since she was a puppy and she’s a very clever little dog.

“This is a particularly despicable act.

“We would like the people of Oxford to unite to get this man’s one companion back.

“We are doing everything we can to get Scooby back.”

Thames Valley Police spokesman Rhianne Pope confirmed Scooby was reported missing on December 19 and had not yet been found.

She said Scooby’s disappearance was being treated as a theft.

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11:34am Wed 2 Jan 13

Tracer1999 says...

There is as many places for the homeless as there is for animals but it seems animals take good advantage of it. unlike a lot of the homeless who use it as a drop out to nurse a drink or drug hangover which I'm sure the honest tax payers like us are paying.
There is as many places for the homeless as there is for animals but it seems animals take good advantage of it. unlike a lot of the homeless who use it as a drop out to nurse a drink or drug hangover which I'm sure the honest tax payers like us are paying. Tracer1999
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11:40am Wed 2 Jan 13

online_reader says...

Good lord, you lot are cruel bordering on evil. That poor man has nothing and you begrudge him that. Shame on you.
Good lord, you lot are cruel bordering on evil. That poor man has nothing and you begrudge him that. Shame on you. online_reader
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11:43am Wed 2 Jan 13

MadMan-JaYmZ says...

Tracer1999, did you read the article ?

The dog, the lead and £38 had gone, so unless the dog, decided he needed the money for his journey its highly unlikely it ran away.

You really need to read the whole thing before commenting, Idiot !
Tracer1999, did you read the article ? The dog, the lead and £38 had gone, so unless the dog, decided he needed the money for his journey its highly unlikely it ran away. You really need to read the whole thing before commenting, Idiot ! MadMan-JaYmZ
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12:04pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Tracer1999 says...

The story goes the poor bloke has got **** upped and lost his hat and dog hope he finds the dog the end of story
The story goes the poor bloke has got **** upped and lost his hat and dog hope he finds the dog the end of story Tracer1999
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12:12pm Wed 2 Jan 13

oafie says...

Tracer 1999

There are in fact very few shelters for the homeless that will allow them their dogs, hence people continue to sleep outside.
You should thank your lucky stars you are not in such a situation, it is all too easy to lose a job, then a home....
Tracer 1999 There are in fact very few shelters for the homeless that will allow them their dogs, hence people continue to sleep outside. You should thank your lucky stars you are not in such a situation, it is all too easy to lose a job, then a home.... oafie
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1:12pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Tracer1999 says...

Haha bite. Easily done I'm sure just go and seek help from a homeless refuge surely it's gotta be better than sleeping in church doorways in December.
Haha bite. Easily done I'm sure just go and seek help from a homeless refuge surely it's gotta be better than sleeping in church doorways in December. Tracer1999
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2:39pm Wed 2 Jan 13

xjohnx says...

From my experiance with rough sleepers when I was with DWP, I am sure that 99.9% are sick or subnormal in some aspect of life.

Anybody can become homeless by mischance or personal tragedy but almost all ''normal'' people recover quickly.

The sick however, tend be long term homeless. They deserve sympathy. If we all invest a little with the Saly Army society would be better off.
From my experiance with rough sleepers when I was with DWP, I am sure that 99.9% are sick or subnormal in some aspect of life. Anybody can become homeless by mischance or personal tragedy but almost all ''normal'' people recover quickly. The sick however, tend be long term homeless. They deserve sympathy. If we all invest a little with the Saly Army society would be better off. xjohnx
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3:35pm Wed 2 Jan 13

EMBOX2 says...

Awful that this man lost his dog, I really feel for him. I hope the dog can find its way back to Oxford somehow.

I do however feel that homeless people (of which there is no need to be, in this rich country of ours) do often not help themselves. As in previous posts, I have stated that many of the homeless are there because of drink/drug/crime issues. If they wanted to get clean, stay on the right track and work hard, they can do what the rest of us take for granted. Sadly many just want to sell the Big Issue for decade after decade. Maybe some tough love is what is required...
Awful that this man lost his dog, I really feel for him. I hope the dog can find its way back to Oxford somehow. I do however feel that homeless people (of which there is no need to be, in this rich country of ours) do often not help themselves. As in previous posts, I have stated that many of the homeless are there because of drink/drug/crime issues. If they wanted to get clean, stay on the right track and work hard, they can do what the rest of us take for granted. Sadly many just want to sell the Big Issue for decade after decade. Maybe some tough love is what is required... EMBOX2
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4:26pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Bartsimpson_uk says...

I reckon it was those pesky kids that done it! .........or it was the vicar in the mask
I reckon it was those pesky kids that done it! .........or it was the vicar in the mask Bartsimpson_uk
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5:51pm Wed 2 Jan 13

A34North says...

How easy it is for people to assume, judge and label. That is the best response to some rather moronic posts I have read.
How easy it is for people to assume, judge and label. That is the best response to some rather moronic posts I have read. A34North
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7:47pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Foxy Lady1 says...

I can only read the moronic comments posted by ignorant people and wonder what it is that fuels your hard, uncompassionate words? How can any of you comment on someone you have never met, never know what life has dealt to them and instead of being one of the ignorant people who walk past a person with nothing, living on the street, telling them to 'get a job', stop scrounging etc and think your a good human citizen? Life is hard, it is cruel and it knocks people down. You should really take a good look at yourselves and do you ever help others? Give to charity? Ever walked in another mans shoes before judging? Drinking/drugs/whatv
er you want to aportion the blame of people less fortunate than you on, you should really take a look at why their lives have spiralled to this level of despair. This mans life was his kindred spirit, his dog, his friend, the thing in this life that does not judge him for his material things, he is lvoed unconditionally by that dog, and that is the best friendship of all. Please pray we find the doggy and return him to his rightful owner. I only wish you people who put down anyone in his position never suffer a mental breakdown, loss of something so beloved that it breaks you. You really are very self rightous.
I can only read the moronic comments posted by ignorant people and wonder what it is that fuels your hard, uncompassionate words? How can any of you comment on someone you have never met, never know what life has dealt to them and instead of being one of the ignorant people who walk past a person with nothing, living on the street, telling them to 'get a job', stop scrounging etc and think your a good human citizen? Life is hard, it is cruel and it knocks people down. You should really take a good look at yourselves and do you ever help others? Give to charity? Ever walked in another mans shoes before judging? Drinking/drugs/whatv er you want to aportion the blame of people less fortunate than you on, you should really take a look at why their lives have spiralled to this level of despair. This mans life was his kindred spirit, his dog, his friend, the thing in this life that does not judge him for his material things, he is lvoed unconditionally by that dog, and that is the best friendship of all. Please pray we find the doggy and return him to his rightful owner. I only wish you people who put down anyone in his position never suffer a mental breakdown, loss of something so beloved that it breaks you. You really are very self rightous. Foxy Lady1
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8:22pm Wed 2 Jan 13

pjpj says...

Foxy Lady1 wrote:
I can only read the moronic comments posted by ignorant people and wonder what it is that fuels your hard, uncompassionate words? How can any of you comment on someone you have never met, never know what life has dealt to them and instead of being one of the ignorant people who walk past a person with nothing, living on the street, telling them to 'get a job', stop scrounging etc and think your a good human citizen? Life is hard, it is cruel and it knocks people down. You should really take a good look at yourselves and do you ever help others? Give to charity? Ever walked in another mans shoes before judging? Drinking/drugs/whatv

er you want to aportion the blame of people less fortunate than you on, you should really take a look at why their lives have spiralled to this level of despair. This mans life was his kindred spirit, his dog, his friend, the thing in this life that does not judge him for his material things, he is lvoed unconditionally by that dog, and that is the best friendship of all. Please pray we find the doggy and return him to his rightful owner. I only wish you people who put down anyone in his position never suffer a mental breakdown, loss of something so beloved that it breaks you. You really are very self rightous.
Well said. It is a sad fact of life that many people have evolved into callous, uncaring, materialistic, self centered morons.
[quote][p][bold]Foxy Lady1[/bold] wrote: I can only read the moronic comments posted by ignorant people and wonder what it is that fuels your hard, uncompassionate words? How can any of you comment on someone you have never met, never know what life has dealt to them and instead of being one of the ignorant people who walk past a person with nothing, living on the street, telling them to 'get a job', stop scrounging etc and think your a good human citizen? Life is hard, it is cruel and it knocks people down. You should really take a good look at yourselves and do you ever help others? Give to charity? Ever walked in another mans shoes before judging? Drinking/drugs/whatv er you want to aportion the blame of people less fortunate than you on, you should really take a look at why their lives have spiralled to this level of despair. This mans life was his kindred spirit, his dog, his friend, the thing in this life that does not judge him for his material things, he is lvoed unconditionally by that dog, and that is the best friendship of all. Please pray we find the doggy and return him to his rightful owner. I only wish you people who put down anyone in his position never suffer a mental breakdown, loss of something so beloved that it breaks you. You really are very self rightous.[/p][/quote]Well said. It is a sad fact of life that many people have evolved into callous, uncaring, materialistic, self centered morons. pjpj
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8:27pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Tracer1999 says...

pjpj wrote:
Foxy Lady1 wrote:
I can only read the moronic comments posted by ignorant people and wonder what it is that fuels your hard, uncompassionate words? How can any of you comment on someone you have never met, never know what life has dealt to them and instead of being one of the ignorant people who walk past a person with nothing, living on the street, telling them to 'get a job', stop scrounging etc and think your a good human citizen? Life is hard, it is cruel and it knocks people down. You should really take a good look at yourselves and do you ever help others? Give to charity? Ever walked in another mans shoes before judging? Drinking/drugs/whatv


er you want to aportion the blame of people less fortunate than you on, you should really take a look at why their lives have spiralled to this level of despair. This mans life was his kindred spirit, his dog, his friend, the thing in this life that does not judge him for his material things, he is lvoed unconditionally by that dog, and that is the best friendship of all. Please pray we find the doggy and return him to his rightful owner. I only wish you people who put down anyone in his position never suffer a mental breakdown, loss of something so beloved that it breaks you. You really are very self rightous.
Well said. It is a sad fact of life that many people have evolved into callous, uncaring, materialistic, self centered morons.
A dogs for life not just for Christmas.
[quote][p][bold]pjpj[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Foxy Lady1[/bold] wrote: I can only read the moronic comments posted by ignorant people and wonder what it is that fuels your hard, uncompassionate words? How can any of you comment on someone you have never met, never know what life has dealt to them and instead of being one of the ignorant people who walk past a person with nothing, living on the street, telling them to 'get a job', stop scrounging etc and think your a good human citizen? Life is hard, it is cruel and it knocks people down. You should really take a good look at yourselves and do you ever help others? Give to charity? Ever walked in another mans shoes before judging? Drinking/drugs/whatv er you want to aportion the blame of people less fortunate than you on, you should really take a look at why their lives have spiralled to this level of despair. This mans life was his kindred spirit, his dog, his friend, the thing in this life that does not judge him for his material things, he is lvoed unconditionally by that dog, and that is the best friendship of all. Please pray we find the doggy and return him to his rightful owner. I only wish you people who put down anyone in his position never suffer a mental breakdown, loss of something so beloved that it breaks you. You really are very self rightous.[/p][/quote]Well said. It is a sad fact of life that many people have evolved into callous, uncaring, materialistic, self centered morons.[/p][/quote]A dogs for life not just for Christmas. Tracer1999
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9:02pm Wed 2 Jan 13

A34North says...

Tracer1999 wrote:
pjpj wrote:
Foxy Lady1 wrote:
I can only read the moronic comments posted by ignorant people and wonder what it is that fuels your hard, uncompassionate words? How can any of you comment on someone you have never met, never know what life has dealt to them and instead of being one of the ignorant people who walk past a person with nothing, living on the street, telling them to 'get a job', stop scrounging etc and think your a good human citizen? Life is hard, it is cruel and it knocks people down. You should really take a good look at yourselves and do you ever help others? Give to charity? Ever walked in another mans shoes before judging? Drinking/drugs/whatv



er you want to aportion the blame of people less fortunate than you on, you should really take a look at why their lives have spiralled to this level of despair. This mans life was his kindred spirit, his dog, his friend, the thing in this life that does not judge him for his material things, he is lvoed unconditionally by that dog, and that is the best friendship of all. Please pray we find the doggy and return him to his rightful owner. I only wish you people who put down anyone in his position never suffer a mental breakdown, loss of something so beloved that it breaks you. You really are very self rightous.
Well said. It is a sad fact of life that many people have evolved into callous, uncaring, materialistic, self centered morons.
A dogs for life not just for Christmas.
What a very sad, insecure and lonely person you must be!
[quote][p][bold]Tracer1999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pjpj[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Foxy Lady1[/bold] wrote: I can only read the moronic comments posted by ignorant people and wonder what it is that fuels your hard, uncompassionate words? How can any of you comment on someone you have never met, never know what life has dealt to them and instead of being one of the ignorant people who walk past a person with nothing, living on the street, telling them to 'get a job', stop scrounging etc and think your a good human citizen? Life is hard, it is cruel and it knocks people down. You should really take a good look at yourselves and do you ever help others? Give to charity? Ever walked in another mans shoes before judging? Drinking/drugs/whatv er you want to aportion the blame of people less fortunate than you on, you should really take a look at why their lives have spiralled to this level of despair. This mans life was his kindred spirit, his dog, his friend, the thing in this life that does not judge him for his material things, he is lvoed unconditionally by that dog, and that is the best friendship of all. Please pray we find the doggy and return him to his rightful owner. I only wish you people who put down anyone in his position never suffer a mental breakdown, loss of something so beloved that it breaks you. You really are very self rightous.[/p][/quote]Well said. It is a sad fact of life that many people have evolved into callous, uncaring, materialistic, self centered morons.[/p][/quote]A dogs for life not just for Christmas.[/p][/quote]What a very sad, insecure and lonely person you must be! A34North
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9:52pm Wed 2 Jan 13

DoctorBob says...

Tracer1999 wrote:
Got drunk and the dogs gone off on his own accord is my opinion feel for the man but if I was a dog sleeping in a cold doorway in December Im pretty sure I be walking off hopefully to the nearest rescue centre.
That's some amazing dog. Picks up it's own lead, dog food and £38 to leave it's owner since a pup.

Your compassion for a dog over it's human owner speaks volumes about you as a person
[quote][p][bold]Tracer1999[/bold] wrote: Got drunk and the dogs gone off on his own accord is my opinion feel for the man but if I was a dog sleeping in a cold doorway in December Im pretty sure I be walking off hopefully to the nearest rescue centre.[/p][/quote]That's some amazing dog. Picks up it's own lead, dog food and £38 to leave it's owner since a pup. Your compassion for a dog over it's human owner speaks volumes about you as a person DoctorBob
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9:57pm Wed 2 Jan 13

DoctorBob says...

EMBOX2 wrote:
Awful that this man lost his dog, I really feel for him. I hope the dog can find its way back to Oxford somehow.

I do however feel that homeless people (of which there is no need to be, in this rich country of ours) do often not help themselves. As in previous posts, I have stated that many of the homeless are there because of drink/drug/crime issues. If they wanted to get clean, stay on the right track and work hard, they can do what the rest of us take for granted. Sadly many just want to sell the Big Issue for decade after decade. Maybe some tough love is what is required...
Anyone who thinks standing for all hours in all weathers selling a magazine with a social stigma attached is a dishonest days work is a lunatic.
[quote][p][bold]EMBOX2[/bold] wrote: Awful that this man lost his dog, I really feel for him. I hope the dog can find its way back to Oxford somehow. I do however feel that homeless people (of which there is no need to be, in this rich country of ours) do often not help themselves. As in previous posts, I have stated that many of the homeless are there because of drink/drug/crime issues. If they wanted to get clean, stay on the right track and work hard, they can do what the rest of us take for granted. Sadly many just want to sell the Big Issue for decade after decade. Maybe some tough love is what is required...[/p][/quote]Anyone who thinks standing for all hours in all weathers selling a magazine with a social stigma attached is a dishonest days work is a lunatic. DoctorBob
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9:35am Thu 3 Jan 13

locodogz says...

Tracer1999 wrote:
Oafie I will never get into that position as for 1 there is a job out there for everyone wether or not it is low pay or dead end no excuse.The trouble with this country people don't wanna work cause they get paid to sit on there arse at the tax payers expense.
Even for the illiterate it would seem……
[quote][p][bold]Tracer1999[/bold] wrote: Oafie I will never get into that position as for 1 there is a job out there for everyone wether or not it is low pay or dead end no excuse.The trouble with this country people don't wanna work cause they get paid to sit on there arse at the tax payers expense.[/p][/quote]Even for the illiterate it would seem…… locodogz
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10:16am Thu 3 Jan 13

oafie says...

Tracer1999

Do enlighten us Tracer1999 as to how those with illness/injury/disab
ility obtain these jobs that are there for everyone.
Tracer1999 Do enlighten us Tracer1999 as to how those with illness/injury/disab ility obtain these jobs that are there for everyone. oafie
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2:20pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Foxy Lady1 says...

Well this site is full of trolls, waiting for us to bite. I am very glad to be compassionate about people in difficult situations and very proud to love animals. Some of the troll comments are moronic.
Well this site is full of trolls, waiting for us to bite. I am very glad to be compassionate about people in difficult situations and very proud to love animals. Some of the troll comments are moronic. Foxy Lady1
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3:09pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Mash2708 says...

Do you know what guys, its not worth wasting time and energy with your comments on a low life such as Tracer1999. They obviously have no compasion and one day I really hope that Tracer1999 is in such a position that requires and needs help from others and they just turn round and say "up yours". And how the F*** Tracer1999 can state they will never get into that postion - nobody, and I mean NOBODY can say what is round the corner but I sincerely hope that one day you realise what an idiot you are !!!!
Do you know what guys, its not worth wasting time and energy with your comments on a low life such as Tracer1999. They obviously have no compasion and one day I really hope that Tracer1999 is in such a position that requires and needs help from others and they just turn round and say "up yours". And how the F*** Tracer1999 can state they will never get into that postion - nobody, and I mean NOBODY can say what is round the corner but I sincerely hope that one day you realise what an idiot you are !!!! Mash2708
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4:45pm Thu 3 Jan 13

pjpj says...

Mash2708 wrote:
Do you know what guys, its not worth wasting time and energy with your comments on a low life such as Tracer1999. They obviously have no compasion and one day I really hope that Tracer1999 is in such a position that requires and needs help from others and they just turn round and say "up yours". And how the F*** Tracer1999 can state they will never get into that postion - nobody, and I mean NOBODY can say what is round the corner but I sincerely hope that one day you realise what an idiot you are !!!!
Foxy Lady1 says...
2:20pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Well this site is full of trolls, waiting for us to bite. I am very glad to be compassionate about people in difficult situations and very proud to love animals. Some of the troll comments are moronic.”

I couldn't agree more. Most internet forums are plagued by 'trolls' who are generally inadequates hiding behind their pc's with nothing useful to say but simply like to disagree with anyone and everyone, they probably get some kind if kick from it, usually very sad 'Billy-no-mates.
[quote][p][bold]Mash2708[/bold] wrote: Do you know what guys, its not worth wasting time and energy with your comments on a low life such as Tracer1999. They obviously have no compasion and one day I really hope that Tracer1999 is in such a position that requires and needs help from others and they just turn round and say "up yours". And how the F*** Tracer1999 can state they will never get into that postion - nobody, and I mean NOBODY can say what is round the corner but I sincerely hope that one day you realise what an idiot you are !!!![/p][/quote]Foxy Lady1 says... 2:20pm Thu 3 Jan 13 Well this site is full of trolls, waiting for us to bite. I am very glad to be compassionate about people in difficult situations and very proud to love animals. Some of the troll comments are moronic.” I couldn't agree more. Most internet forums are plagued by 'trolls' who are generally inadequates hiding behind their pc's with nothing useful to say but simply like to disagree with anyone and everyone, they probably get some kind if kick from it, usually very sad 'Billy-no-mates. pjpj
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5:23pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Tracer1999 says...

Mash2708 wrote:
Do you know what guys, its not worth wasting time and energy with your comments on a low life such as Tracer1999. They obviously have no compasion and one day I really hope that Tracer1999 is in such a position that requires and needs help from others and they just turn round and say "up yours". And how the F*** Tracer1999 can state they will never get into that postion - nobody, and I mean NOBODY can say what is round the corner but I sincerely hope that one day you realise what an idiot you are !!!!
I'm no idiot masher2708 I hope this begger bloke finds his doggy and sorts his life out fed up with these individuals pestering me asking me for spare change everyday in oxford **** me off
[quote][p][bold]Mash2708[/bold] wrote: Do you know what guys, its not worth wasting time and energy with your comments on a low life such as Tracer1999. They obviously have no compasion and one day I really hope that Tracer1999 is in such a position that requires and needs help from others and they just turn round and say "up yours". And how the F*** Tracer1999 can state they will never get into that postion - nobody, and I mean NOBODY can say what is round the corner but I sincerely hope that one day you realise what an idiot you are !!!![/p][/quote]I'm no idiot masher2708 I hope this begger bloke finds his doggy and sorts his life out fed up with these individuals pestering me asking me for spare change everyday in oxford **** me off Tracer1999
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5:45pm Thu 3 Jan 13

A34North says...

Tracer1999 wrote:
Mash2708 wrote:
Do you know what guys, its not worth wasting time and energy with your comments on a low life such as Tracer1999. They obviously have no compasion and one day I really hope that Tracer1999 is in such a position that requires and needs help from others and they just turn round and say "up yours". And how the F*** Tracer1999 can state they will never get into that postion - nobody, and I mean NOBODY can say what is round the corner but I sincerely hope that one day you realise what an idiot you are !!!!
I'm no idiot masher2708 I hope this begger bloke finds his doggy and sorts his life out fed up with these individuals pestering me asking me for spare change everyday in oxford **** me off
I'm afraid there are a lot of people who will disagree with you after your rather uncalled for posts.
[quote][p][bold]Tracer1999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mash2708[/bold] wrote: Do you know what guys, its not worth wasting time and energy with your comments on a low life such as Tracer1999. They obviously have no compasion and one day I really hope that Tracer1999 is in such a position that requires and needs help from others and they just turn round and say "up yours". And how the F*** Tracer1999 can state they will never get into that postion - nobody, and I mean NOBODY can say what is round the corner but I sincerely hope that one day you realise what an idiot you are !!!![/p][/quote]I'm no idiot masher2708 I hope this begger bloke finds his doggy and sorts his life out fed up with these individuals pestering me asking me for spare change everyday in oxford **** me off[/p][/quote]I'm afraid there are a lot of people who will disagree with you after your rather uncalled for posts. A34North
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7:32pm Thu 3 Jan 13

seattlecyn says...

NOT ALL HOMELESS PEOPLE ARE DRUNKS AND DRUG ADDICTS.THIS POOR MAN NEEDS HIS DOG.THESE DOGS ARE OFTEN THE MOST LOVE AND TAKEN CARE OF.DO NOT BE SO FAST TO JUDGE.MY HEART BREAKS FOR HIS LOSS AND PRAYING THE THIEF GETS A HEART AND AT LEAST DROPS THE DOG IN A SAFE PLACE SO IT CAN BE REUNITED WITH CARL.SOMEONE KNOWS WHO HAS HIS DOG.....SPEAK UP.
NOT ALL HOMELESS PEOPLE ARE DRUNKS AND DRUG ADDICTS.THIS POOR MAN NEEDS HIS DOG.THESE DOGS ARE OFTEN THE MOST LOVE AND TAKEN CARE OF.DO NOT BE SO FAST TO JUDGE.MY HEART BREAKS FOR HIS LOSS AND PRAYING THE THIEF GETS A HEART AND AT LEAST DROPS THE DOG IN A SAFE PLACE SO IT CAN BE REUNITED WITH CARL.SOMEONE KNOWS WHO HAS HIS DOG.....SPEAK UP. seattlecyn
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8:45pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Mash2708 says...

Tracer1999 wrote:
Mash2708 wrote:
Do you know what guys, its not worth wasting time and energy with your comments on a low life such as Tracer1999. They obviously have no compasion and one day I really hope that Tracer1999 is in such a position that requires and needs help from others and they just turn round and say "up yours". And how the F*** Tracer1999 can state they will never get into that postion - nobody, and I mean NOBODY can say what is round the corner but I sincerely hope that one day you realise what an idiot you are !!!!
I'm no idiot masher2708 I hope this begger bloke finds his doggy and sorts his life out fed up with these individuals pestering me asking me for spare change everyday in oxford **** me off
You know what Tracer1999 - most of the "beggers" are sat on the floor and do not hound you like people doing questionnaires etc. Nobody forces you to listen to them or even help them - they sit on the floor and ask a simple question - as you would do the same to somebody should you need to know the time. They dont pester you, they dont come chasing you down the street to get money off you... they just simply ask for spare change. Having spent time in London, I agree with you, there are a lot of homeless, but I can tell you know for a fact, that these guys who have dogs look after them and care for them - infact, a **** sight better than the working class person who decides to throw their dog out of a car because they cant be bothered anymore, or hang it from a tree because they thought it would be fun !!! - I certainly know where I would rather give money to - and that I do - to help those that look after their dogs.... why, because they have a bigger heart than some of the heartless b*****ds out there that call themselves dog lovers and respected citizens. Like previous quotes have said, everyone is entitled to their opinion in this country and this is mine. If you dont like it, tough.. and thankyou A34 North, at least you can see the uncalled for nature behind the posts. Anyway, homeless or not, it is theft and should be treated as such and the culprit punished in the way he or she should be....... oh, by the way !!!! Happy New Year to you too x
[quote][p][bold]Tracer1999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mash2708[/bold] wrote: Do you know what guys, its not worth wasting time and energy with your comments on a low life such as Tracer1999. They obviously have no compasion and one day I really hope that Tracer1999 is in such a position that requires and needs help from others and they just turn round and say "up yours". And how the F*** Tracer1999 can state they will never get into that postion - nobody, and I mean NOBODY can say what is round the corner but I sincerely hope that one day you realise what an idiot you are !!!![/p][/quote]I'm no idiot masher2708 I hope this begger bloke finds his doggy and sorts his life out fed up with these individuals pestering me asking me for spare change everyday in oxford **** me off[/p][/quote]You know what Tracer1999 - most of the "beggers" are sat on the floor and do not hound you like people doing questionnaires etc. Nobody forces you to listen to them or even help them - they sit on the floor and ask a simple question - as you would do the same to somebody should you need to know the time. They dont pester you, they dont come chasing you down the street to get money off you... they just simply ask for spare change. Having spent time in London, I agree with you, there are a lot of homeless, but I can tell you know for a fact, that these guys who have dogs look after them and care for them - infact, a **** sight better than the working class person who decides to throw their dog out of a car because they cant be bothered anymore, or hang it from a tree because they thought it would be fun !!! - I certainly know where I would rather give money to - and that I do - to help those that look after their dogs.... why, because they have a bigger heart than some of the heartless b*****ds out there that call themselves dog lovers and respected citizens. Like previous quotes have said, everyone is entitled to their opinion in this country and this is mine. If you dont like it, tough.. and thankyou A34 North, at least you can see the uncalled for nature behind the posts. Anyway, homeless or not, it is theft and should be treated as such and the culprit punished in the way he or she should be....... oh, by the way !!!! Happy New Year to you too x Mash2708
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12:32am Fri 4 Jan 13

DoctorBob says...

It's those aggressive beggars that wear red noses, carry buckets and harass people in the street every year that get my goat!
It's those aggressive beggars that wear red noses, carry buckets and harass people in the street every year that get my goat! DoctorBob
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9:42am Fri 4 Jan 13

Bertrand_Russell says...

Tracer1999 wrote:
Got drunk and the dogs gone off on his own accord is my opinion feel for the man but if I was a dog sleeping in a cold doorway in December Im pretty sure I be walking off hopefully to the nearest rescue centre.
Tracer1999, you do know that Carl is a teetotaller, right?
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Maybe if you took more time speaking to these people you would have a less ignorant, stereotyped and hateful view of them.
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I suggest that you do a shift in either the Gatehouse soup kitchen or the Nightshelter to understand what beggars are really like. For instance assuming that there is always space in the Nightshelter for beggars - you are aware that the Nightshelter costs £5 and doesn't have space for them all, right?
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If you don't feel like doing a shift (I get the impression you probably couldn't stomach it), then I suggest you at least go and speak to one of the Oxford beggars, rather than relying on the Sun and the Daily Mail as your only source of information...
[quote][p][bold]Tracer1999[/bold] wrote: Got drunk and the dogs gone off on his own accord is my opinion feel for the man but if I was a dog sleeping in a cold doorway in December Im pretty sure I be walking off hopefully to the nearest rescue centre.[/p][/quote]Tracer1999, you do know that Carl is a teetotaller, right? . Maybe if you took more time speaking to these people you would have a less ignorant, stereotyped and hateful view of them. . I suggest that you do a shift in either the Gatehouse soup kitchen or the Nightshelter to understand what beggars are really like. For instance assuming that there is always space in the Nightshelter for beggars - you are aware that the Nightshelter costs £5 and doesn't have space for them all, right? . If you don't feel like doing a shift (I get the impression you probably couldn't stomach it), then I suggest you at least go and speak to one of the Oxford beggars, rather than relying on the Sun and the Daily Mail as your only source of information... Bertrand_Russell
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9:46am Fri 4 Jan 13

Liberty0 says...

This is such a sad story. I am certain the dog is just as distraught as her owner. Ignore any ignorant comments on this page, some people just don't have a heart. My page on face book is called Liberty for animals. The link is www.facebook.com/0Li
berty. and I have shared your story and will do anything I can to help. The best of luck.
This is such a sad story. I am certain the dog is just as distraught as her owner. Ignore any ignorant comments on this page, some people just don't have a heart. My page on face book is called Liberty for animals. The link is www.facebook.com/0Li berty. and I have shared your story and will do anything I can to help. The best of luck. Liberty0
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9:55am Fri 4 Jan 13

A34North says...

carfax cabby ox1 wrote:
pjpj wrote:
Mash2708 wrote:
Do you know what guys, its not worth wasting time and energy with your comments on a low life such as Tracer1999. They obviously have no compasion and one day I really hope that Tracer1999 is in such a position that requires and needs help from others and they just turn round and say "up yours". And how the F*** Tracer1999 can state they will never get into that postion - nobody, and I mean NOBODY can say what is round the corner but I sincerely hope that one day you realise what an idiot you are !!!!
Foxy Lady1 says...
2:20pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Well this site is full of trolls, waiting for us to bite. I am very glad to be compassionate about people in difficult situations and very proud to love animals. Some of the troll comments are moronic.”

I couldn't agree more. Most internet forums are plagued by 'trolls' who are generally inadequates hiding behind their pc's with nothing useful to say but simply like to disagree with anyone and everyone, they probably get some kind if kick from it, usually very sad 'Billy-no-mates.
Are you referring to those little creatures that live under bridges in fairy tales? There is no such thing as an internet troll, it is a new age term created by the likes of you to try to discredit anybody that disagrees with your own (always right) opinion. Whether you think that the lazy work shy should stop drinking and get a job, or that the homeless are poor needy souls that require housing and nurturing is a personal opinion and in this country you have a right to express that opinion. The likes of the above that take offence at the truth and get posts deleted, are only taking us towards the mass censorship that those in power want. None of the above posts that were deleted promoted hatred, only a quest for the truth of the situation, and rightly so as those of us that pay our taxes have a right to question where our money goes. May I suggest PJPJ and Foxy Lady, that YOU are the imaginary TROLLS and your pathetic attempts at abusing people that make comments that you do not agree with, show you up as the insults that you so easily throw around. If you had your way then there would be no freedom of speech in this country, only what you think.
You would not recognise the truth if it came up and bit you in the backside. You judge, label and assume then compartmentalise things to suit your agenda and moral inadequacies. As for your freedom of speech, go into Oxford City Centre sometime and try it and see how long it takes for the authorities to stop you.
[quote][p][bold]carfax cabby ox1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pjpj[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mash2708[/bold] wrote: Do you know what guys, its not worth wasting time and energy with your comments on a low life such as Tracer1999. They obviously have no compasion and one day I really hope that Tracer1999 is in such a position that requires and needs help from others and they just turn round and say "up yours". And how the F*** Tracer1999 can state they will never get into that postion - nobody, and I mean NOBODY can say what is round the corner but I sincerely hope that one day you realise what an idiot you are !!!![/p][/quote]Foxy Lady1 says... 2:20pm Thu 3 Jan 13 Well this site is full of trolls, waiting for us to bite. I am very glad to be compassionate about people in difficult situations and very proud to love animals. Some of the troll comments are moronic.” I couldn't agree more. Most internet forums are plagued by 'trolls' who are generally inadequates hiding behind their pc's with nothing useful to say but simply like to disagree with anyone and everyone, they probably get some kind if kick from it, usually very sad 'Billy-no-mates.[/p][/quote]Are you referring to those little creatures that live under bridges in fairy tales? There is no such thing as an internet troll, it is a new age term created by the likes of you to try to discredit anybody that disagrees with your own (always right) opinion. Whether you think that the lazy work shy should stop drinking and get a job, or that the homeless are poor needy souls that require housing and nurturing is a personal opinion and in this country you have a right to express that opinion. The likes of the above that take offence at the truth and get posts deleted, are only taking us towards the mass censorship that those in power want. None of the above posts that were deleted promoted hatred, only a quest for the truth of the situation, and rightly so as those of us that pay our taxes have a right to question where our money goes. May I suggest PJPJ and Foxy Lady, that YOU are the imaginary TROLLS and your pathetic attempts at abusing people that make comments that you do not agree with, show you up as the insults that you so easily throw around. If you had your way then there would be no freedom of speech in this country, only what you think.[/p][/quote]You would not recognise the truth if it came up and bit you in the backside. You judge, label and assume then compartmentalise things to suit your agenda and moral inadequacies. As for your freedom of speech, go into Oxford City Centre sometime and try it and see how long it takes for the authorities to stop you. A34North
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11:06am Fri 4 Jan 13

homelessbuthappy says...

Nasty people!!! there are many homeless including myself due to redundancy..losing their homes...families included............
..lets hope you people dont get dealt the joker next
This guy needs his dog back regardless of his circumstances.
Im 60 and should by rights be living in my home I worked hard for for 43 years, but no! thanks to the company I worked for deciding to ferry work to Malasia, myself and many others lost our jobs....applied for many since but my age goes against me....lost my home because with no job I couldnt pay the mortgage so for the last 5 years have lived in a truck. YOU do not know this guys history but your happy to pass judgement. There but for God go you.
Be grateful for all you have and compassionate for the little others have.
Nasty people!!! there are many homeless including myself due to redundancy..losing their homes...families included............ ..lets hope you people dont get dealt the joker next This guy needs his dog back regardless of his circumstances. Im 60 and should by rights be living in my home I worked hard for for 43 years, but no! thanks to the company I worked for deciding to ferry work to Malasia, myself and many others lost our jobs....applied for many since but my age goes against me....lost my home because with no job I couldnt pay the mortgage so for the last 5 years have lived in a truck. YOU do not know this guys history but your happy to pass judgement. There but for God go you. Be grateful for all you have and compassionate for the little others have. homelessbuthappy
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11:21am Fri 4 Jan 13

homelessbuthappy says...

EMBOX2 wrote:
Awful that this man lost his dog, I really feel for him. I hope the dog can find its way back to Oxford somehow.

I do however feel that homeless people (of which there is no need to be, in this rich country of ours) do often not help themselves. As in previous posts, I have stated that many of the homeless are there because of drink/drug/crime issues. If they wanted to get clean, stay on the right track and work hard, they can do what the rest of us take for granted. Sadly many just want to sell the Big Issue for decade after decade. Maybe some tough love is what is required...
Sorry EMBOX2 but you really need to get your facts right...a % of homeless people are families being shifted from one b&b to the next, a % are young people either running from abuse or thrown out by parents, a % of homeless people have lost eveything because of the recession(you can see people living in their cars) and yes a % of people have got caught up in drugs/drink and/or crime. Where the hell do you get the "(of which there is no need to be, in this rich country of ours) from? I worked for 40 years to end up homeless due to redundancy at 55...losing my home...dont drink/smoke/do drugs or commit crime or sell the big issue but once your homeless its not so easy to get back....you need money to rent somewhere to live..you need a job to get the money....you need a address to get a job.................
......
[quote][p][bold]EMBOX2[/bold] wrote: Awful that this man lost his dog, I really feel for him. I hope the dog can find its way back to Oxford somehow. I do however feel that homeless people (of which there is no need to be, in this rich country of ours) do often not help themselves. As in previous posts, I have stated that many of the homeless are there because of drink/drug/crime issues. If they wanted to get clean, stay on the right track and work hard, they can do what the rest of us take for granted. Sadly many just want to sell the Big Issue for decade after decade. Maybe some tough love is what is required...[/p][/quote]Sorry EMBOX2 but you really need to get your facts right...a % of homeless people are families being shifted from one b&b to the next, a % are young people either running from abuse or thrown out by parents, a % of homeless people have lost eveything because of the recession(you can see people living in their cars) and yes a % of people have got caught up in drugs/drink and/or crime. Where the hell do you get the "(of which there is no need to be, in this rich country of ours) from? I worked for 40 years to end up homeless due to redundancy at 55...losing my home...dont drink/smoke/do drugs or commit crime or sell the big issue but once your homeless its not so easy to get back....you need money to rent somewhere to live..you need a job to get the money....you need a address to get a job................. ...... homelessbuthappy
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12:13pm Fri 4 Jan 13

crustysurfer says...

this article illustrates what is wrong with the world and tracer1999 is living proof of it. it is not only british society that is at fault here but a global problem of poverty. carl is merely one in a world of disenfranchised people who gets kicked when at his lowest ebb. everyone who subscribes to the current model of society (here or abroad) is guilty of maintaining this status quo. it's easy to feel sorry for him and offer a few coins to help him in his plight and who knows, maybe find his companion for him. but it doesn't change his situation that much or that of others just like him. i guess most of the compassion comes from the working class/lower middle class. you wont ever see compassion from those that have the wealth to actually afford it. is 'tracer' and the like one of those who alludes to the upper echelons of society without the means/smarts to get there? they seem pretty deluded to me..
this article illustrates what is wrong with the world and tracer1999 is living proof of it. it is not only british society that is at fault here but a global problem of poverty. carl is merely one in a world of disenfranchised people who gets kicked when at his lowest ebb. everyone who subscribes to the current model of society (here or abroad) is guilty of maintaining this status quo. it's easy to feel sorry for him and offer a few coins to help him in his plight and who knows, maybe find his companion for him. but it doesn't change his situation that much or that of others just like him. i guess most of the compassion comes from the working class/lower middle class. you wont ever see compassion from those that have the wealth to actually afford it. is 'tracer' and the like one of those who alludes to the upper echelons of society without the means/smarts to get there? they seem pretty deluded to me.. crustysurfer
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1:47pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Liberty0 says...

Isn't the only concern to help him find his dog? Why do people always have to start going on about 'what they think'. As far as I am concerned we are all living on a knife edge when it comes to jobs, houses and the most important of all our own sanity so please just try and help this man as he so needs every bit that he can get at this time in his life.
Isn't the only concern to help him find his dog? Why do people always have to start going on about 'what they think'. As far as I am concerned we are all living on a knife edge when it comes to jobs, houses and the most important of all our own sanity so please just try and help this man as he so needs every bit that he can get at this time in his life. Liberty0
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2:16pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Tracer1999 says...

Mash2708 wrote:
Tracer1999 wrote:
Mash2708 wrote:
Do you know what guys, its not worth wasting time and energy with your comments on a low life such as Tracer1999. They obviously have no compasion and one day I really hope that Tracer1999 is in such a position that requires and needs help from others and they just turn round and say "up yours". And how the F*** Tracer1999 can state they will never get into that postion - nobody, and I mean NOBODY can say what is round the corner but I sincerely hope that one day you realise what an idiot you are !!!!
I'm no idiot masher2708 I hope this begger bloke finds his doggy and sorts his life out fed up with these individuals pestering me asking me for spare change everyday in oxford **** me off
You know what Tracer1999 - most of the "beggers" are sat on the floor and do not hound you like people doing questionnaires etc. Nobody forces you to listen to them or even help them - they sit on the floor and ask a simple question - as you would do the same to somebody should you need to know the time. They dont pester you, they dont come chasing you down the street to get money off you... they just simply ask for spare change. Having spent time in London, I agree with you, there are a lot of homeless, but I can tell you know for a fact, that these guys who have dogs look after them and care for them - infact, a **** sight better than the working class person who decides to throw their dog out of a car because they cant be bothered anymore, or hang it from a tree because they thought it would be fun !!! - I certainly know where I would rather give money to - and that I do - to help those that look after their dogs.... why, because they have a bigger heart than some of the heartless b*****ds out there that call themselves dog lovers and respected citizens. Like previous quotes have said, everyone is entitled to their opinion in this country and this is mine. If you dont like it, tough.. and thankyou A34 North, at least you can see the uncalled for nature behind the posts. Anyway, homeless or not, it is theft and should be treated as such and the culprit punished in the way he or she should be....... oh, by the way !!!! Happy New Year to you too x
Neighbours living in fear of abuse by homeless under Frideswide Bridge, Botley Road
10:10am Tuesday 23rd October 2012
By Emma Harrison

RESIDENTS say they are living in fear of a group of homeless people living under a bridge in Oxford.

Richard Jarman, 43, of Botley Road, lives next to Frideswide Bridge and claims that homeless people have been living there on and off for the past three years.

When he left his house last week he says he was chased by the two dogs owned by the group and threatened by a woman sleeping rough there.

Mr Jarman, who lives with his partner Karl Sternberg, said: “I feel frightened to live in my own home.

“I am scared, especially when it gets dark. They’ve got nothing to lose, I’ve got everything to lose.”

He added: “There are two aggressive dogs – both very capable of attacking pedestrians walking down Botley Road and there is a school nearby.”

Mr Jarman said the problem of homeless people living under the bridge – between St Frideswide Church and West Oxford Community Centre – had been on-going and added that Mr Sternberg went to hospital in February last year after his finger was injured by a used syringe left near their home.

Susanna Pressel, city and county councillor for the area, said: “The police, the homelessness team and the community response team have been visiting the people under the bridge and trying very, very hard to persuade them to move into a hostel.

“There are retirement flats on the other side of the road and the manager has complained to me about these rough sleepers. “Local residents say they have seen them injecting heroin and have been subjected to frighteningly aggressive behaviour from them and their dog. It is a busy part of Oxford with a well-used community centre and community cafe within a few steps and it’s close to the city centre.

“Everybody wants the people living under the bridge to have a roof over their heads.

“These people have been offered hostel places many times but they are apparently refusing to engage with the agencies and refusing to accept help. It is a great worry for everybody.”

In a statement, Oxford City Council said it was working with the police and added: “The situation has escalated and as such we are gathering evidence in order to quickly resolve the situation using proportionate actions.”

Sgt Joanne Hutchings, of Oxford Central Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “It has taken a considerable amount of time to establish proprietorship of that part of the bridge due to its ancient provenance and it has only in the past few days been confirmed. “The owners will be able to apply to court for an eviction notice which police can enforce.

“We are working in partnership with several agencies including bridge owners, Oxfordshire County Council and the city council in a multi-agency approach to address the issues and concerns of the residents regarding the people living under the bridge and antisocial behaviour.

“It is very much our aim to resolve this issue in a manner which keeps peace and order in that area and addresses the concerns of local residents.”

Police said the bridge was owned by the county council but last night no-one from the authority was available to comment.

Anyone with concerns can call 999 in an emergency, 101 in a non-emergency or the city council’s antisocial behaviour team directly on 01865 252969.

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[quote][p][bold]Mash2708[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tracer1999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mash2708[/bold] wrote: Do you know what guys, its not worth wasting time and energy with your comments on a low life such as Tracer1999. They obviously have no compasion and one day I really hope that Tracer1999 is in such a position that requires and needs help from others and they just turn round and say "up yours". And how the F*** Tracer1999 can state they will never get into that postion - nobody, and I mean NOBODY can say what is round the corner but I sincerely hope that one day you realise what an idiot you are !!!![/p][/quote]I'm no idiot masher2708 I hope this begger bloke finds his doggy and sorts his life out fed up with these individuals pestering me asking me for spare change everyday in oxford **** me off[/p][/quote]You know what Tracer1999 - most of the "beggers" are sat on the floor and do not hound you like people doing questionnaires etc. Nobody forces you to listen to them or even help them - they sit on the floor and ask a simple question - as you would do the same to somebody should you need to know the time. They dont pester you, they dont come chasing you down the street to get money off you... they just simply ask for spare change. Having spent time in London, I agree with you, there are a lot of homeless, but I can tell you know for a fact, that these guys who have dogs look after them and care for them - infact, a **** sight better than the working class person who decides to throw their dog out of a car because they cant be bothered anymore, or hang it from a tree because they thought it would be fun !!! - I certainly know where I would rather give money to - and that I do - to help those that look after their dogs.... why, because they have a bigger heart than some of the heartless b*****ds out there that call themselves dog lovers and respected citizens. Like previous quotes have said, everyone is entitled to their opinion in this country and this is mine. If you dont like it, tough.. and thankyou A34 North, at least you can see the uncalled for nature behind the posts. Anyway, homeless or not, it is theft and should be treated as such and the culprit punished in the way he or she should be....... oh, by the way !!!! Happy New Year to you too x[/p][/quote]Neighbours living in fear of abuse by homeless under Frideswide Bridge, Botley Road 10:10am Tuesday 23rd October 2012 By Emma Harrison RESIDENTS say they are living in fear of a group of homeless people living under a bridge in Oxford. Richard Jarman, 43, of Botley Road, lives next to Frideswide Bridge and claims that homeless people have been living there on and off for the past three years. When he left his house last week he says he was chased by the two dogs owned by the group and threatened by a woman sleeping rough there. Mr Jarman, who lives with his partner Karl Sternberg, said: “I feel frightened to live in my own home. “I am scared, especially when it gets dark. They’ve got nothing to lose, I’ve got everything to lose.” He added: “There are two aggressive dogs – both very capable of attacking pedestrians walking down Botley Road and there is a school nearby.” Mr Jarman said the problem of homeless people living under the bridge – between St Frideswide Church and West Oxford Community Centre – had been on-going and added that Mr Sternberg went to hospital in February last year after his finger was injured by a used syringe left near their home. Susanna Pressel, city and county councillor for the area, said: “The police, the homelessness team and the community response team have been visiting the people under the bridge and trying very, very hard to persuade them to move into a hostel. “There are retirement flats on the other side of the road and the manager has complained to me about these rough sleepers. “Local residents say they have seen them injecting heroin and have been subjected to frighteningly aggressive behaviour from them and their dog. It is a busy part of Oxford with a well-used community centre and community cafe within a few steps and it’s close to the city centre. “Everybody wants the people living under the bridge to have a roof over their heads. “These people have been offered hostel places many times but they are apparently refusing to engage with the agencies and refusing to accept help. It is a great worry for everybody.” In a statement, Oxford City Council said it was working with the police and added: “The situation has escalated and as such we are gathering evidence in order to quickly resolve the situation using proportionate actions.” Sgt Joanne Hutchings, of Oxford Central Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “It has taken a considerable amount of time to establish proprietorship of that part of the bridge due to its ancient provenance and it has only in the past few days been confirmed. “The owners will be able to apply to court for an eviction notice which police can enforce. “We are working in partnership with several agencies including bridge owners, Oxfordshire County Council and the city council in a multi-agency approach to address the issues and concerns of the residents regarding the people living under the bridge and antisocial behaviour. “It is very much our aim to resolve this issue in a manner which keeps peace and order in that area and addresses the concerns of local residents.” Police said the bridge was owned by the county council but last night no-one from the authority was available to comment. Anyone with concerns can call 999 in an emergency, 101 in a non-emergency or the city council’s antisocial behaviour team directly on 01865 252969. Back © Copyright 2001-2013 Newsquest Media Group http://www.oxfordmai l.co.uk http://www.oxfordmai l.co.uk/trade_direct ory/ Tracer1999
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2:45pm Fri 4 Jan 13

A34North says...

Tracer1999 wrote:
Mash2708 wrote:
Tracer1999 wrote:
Mash2708 wrote:
Do you know what guys, its not worth wasting time and energy with your comments on a low life such as Tracer1999. They obviously have no compasion and one day I really hope that Tracer1999 is in such a position that requires and needs help from others and they just turn round and say "up yours". And how the F*** Tracer1999 can state they will never get into that postion - nobody, and I mean NOBODY can say what is round the corner but I sincerely hope that one day you realise what an idiot you are !!!!
I'm no idiot masher2708 I hope this begger bloke finds his doggy and sorts his life out fed up with these individuals pestering me asking me for spare change everyday in oxford **** me off
You know what Tracer1999 - most of the "beggers" are sat on the floor and do not hound you like people doing questionnaires etc. Nobody forces you to listen to them or even help them - they sit on the floor and ask a simple question - as you would do the same to somebody should you need to know the time. They dont pester you, they dont come chasing you down the street to get money off you... they just simply ask for spare change. Having spent time in London, I agree with you, there are a lot of homeless, but I can tell you know for a fact, that these guys who have dogs look after them and care for them - infact, a **** sight better than the working class person who decides to throw their dog out of a car because they cant be bothered anymore, or hang it from a tree because they thought it would be fun !!! - I certainly know where I would rather give money to - and that I do - to help those that look after their dogs.... why, because they have a bigger heart than some of the heartless b*****ds out there that call themselves dog lovers and respected citizens. Like previous quotes have said, everyone is entitled to their opinion in this country and this is mine. If you dont like it, tough.. and thankyou A34 North, at least you can see the uncalled for nature behind the posts. Anyway, homeless or not, it is theft and should be treated as such and the culprit punished in the way he or she should be....... oh, by the way !!!! Happy New Year to you too x
Neighbours living in fear of abuse by homeless under Frideswide Bridge, Botley Road
10:10am Tuesday 23rd October 2012
By Emma Harrison

RESIDENTS say they are living in fear of a group of homeless people living under a bridge in Oxford.

Richard Jarman, 43, of Botley Road, lives next to Frideswide Bridge and claims that homeless people have been living there on and off for the past three years.

When he left his house last week he says he was chased by the two dogs owned by the group and threatened by a woman sleeping rough there.

Mr Jarman, who lives with his partner Karl Sternberg, said: “I feel frightened to live in my own home.

“I am scared, especially when it gets dark. They’ve got nothing to lose, I’ve got everything to lose.”

He added: “There are two aggressive dogs – both very capable of attacking pedestrians walking down Botley Road and there is a school nearby.”

Mr Jarman said the problem of homeless people living under the bridge – between St Frideswide Church and West Oxford Community Centre – had been on-going and added that Mr Sternberg went to hospital in February last year after his finger was injured by a used syringe left near their home.

Susanna Pressel, city and county councillor for the area, said: “The police, the homelessness team and the community response team have been visiting the people under the bridge and trying very, very hard to persuade them to move into a hostel.

“There are retirement flats on the other side of the road and the manager has complained to me about these rough sleepers. “Local residents say they have seen them injecting heroin and have been subjected to frighteningly aggressive behaviour from them and their dog. It is a busy part of Oxford with a well-used community centre and community cafe within a few steps and it’s close to the city centre.

“Everybody wants the people living under the bridge to have a roof over their heads.

“These people have been offered hostel places many times but they are apparently refusing to engage with the agencies and refusing to accept help. It is a great worry for everybody.”

In a statement, Oxford City Council said it was working with the police and added: “The situation has escalated and as such we are gathering evidence in order to quickly resolve the situation using proportionate actions.”

Sgt Joanne Hutchings, of Oxford Central Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “It has taken a considerable amount of time to establish proprietorship of that part of the bridge due to its ancient provenance and it has only in the past few days been confirmed. “The owners will be able to apply to court for an eviction notice which police can enforce.

“We are working in partnership with several agencies including bridge owners, Oxfordshire County Council and the city council in a multi-agency approach to address the issues and concerns of the residents regarding the people living under the bridge and antisocial behaviour.

“It is very much our aim to resolve this issue in a manner which keeps peace and order in that area and addresses the concerns of local residents.”

Police said the bridge was owned by the county council but last night no-one from the authority was available to comment.

Anyone with concerns can call 999 in an emergency, 101 in a non-emergency or the city council’s antisocial behaviour team directly on 01865 252969.

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Is that it, a piece of journalistic licence to support your argument? This idiot status you seem to have gained seems to be even more justified.
[quote][p][bold]Tracer1999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mash2708[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tracer1999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mash2708[/bold] wrote: Do you know what guys, its not worth wasting time and energy with your comments on a low life such as Tracer1999. They obviously have no compasion and one day I really hope that Tracer1999 is in such a position that requires and needs help from others and they just turn round and say "up yours". And how the F*** Tracer1999 can state they will never get into that postion - nobody, and I mean NOBODY can say what is round the corner but I sincerely hope that one day you realise what an idiot you are !!!![/p][/quote]I'm no idiot masher2708 I hope this begger bloke finds his doggy and sorts his life out fed up with these individuals pestering me asking me for spare change everyday in oxford **** me off[/p][/quote]You know what Tracer1999 - most of the "beggers" are sat on the floor and do not hound you like people doing questionnaires etc. Nobody forces you to listen to them or even help them - they sit on the floor and ask a simple question - as you would do the same to somebody should you need to know the time. They dont pester you, they dont come chasing you down the street to get money off you... they just simply ask for spare change. Having spent time in London, I agree with you, there are a lot of homeless, but I can tell you know for a fact, that these guys who have dogs look after them and care for them - infact, a **** sight better than the working class person who decides to throw their dog out of a car because they cant be bothered anymore, or hang it from a tree because they thought it would be fun !!! - I certainly know where I would rather give money to - and that I do - to help those that look after their dogs.... why, because they have a bigger heart than some of the heartless b*****ds out there that call themselves dog lovers and respected citizens. Like previous quotes have said, everyone is entitled to their opinion in this country and this is mine. If you dont like it, tough.. and thankyou A34 North, at least you can see the uncalled for nature behind the posts. Anyway, homeless or not, it is theft and should be treated as such and the culprit punished in the way he or she should be....... oh, by the way !!!! Happy New Year to you too x[/p][/quote]Neighbours living in fear of abuse by homeless under Frideswide Bridge, Botley Road 10:10am Tuesday 23rd October 2012 By Emma Harrison RESIDENTS say they are living in fear of a group of homeless people living under a bridge in Oxford. Richard Jarman, 43, of Botley Road, lives next to Frideswide Bridge and claims that homeless people have been living there on and off for the past three years. When he left his house last week he says he was chased by the two dogs owned by the group and threatened by a woman sleeping rough there. Mr Jarman, who lives with his partner Karl Sternberg, said: “I feel frightened to live in my own home. “I am scared, especially when it gets dark. They’ve got nothing to lose, I’ve got everything to lose.” He added: “There are two aggressive dogs – both very capable of attacking pedestrians walking down Botley Road and there is a school nearby.” Mr Jarman said the problem of homeless people living under the bridge – between St Frideswide Church and West Oxford Community Centre – had been on-going and added that Mr Sternberg went to hospital in February last year after his finger was injured by a used syringe left near their home. Susanna Pressel, city and county councillor for the area, said: “The police, the homelessness team and the community response team have been visiting the people under the bridge and trying very, very hard to persuade them to move into a hostel. “There are retirement flats on the other side of the road and the manager has complained to me about these rough sleepers. “Local residents say they have seen them injecting heroin and have been subjected to frighteningly aggressive behaviour from them and their dog. It is a busy part of Oxford with a well-used community centre and community cafe within a few steps and it’s close to the city centre. “Everybody wants the people living under the bridge to have a roof over their heads. “These people have been offered hostel places many times but they are apparently refusing to engage with the agencies and refusing to accept help. It is a great worry for everybody.” In a statement, Oxford City Council said it was working with the police and added: “The situation has escalated and as such we are gathering evidence in order to quickly resolve the situation using proportionate actions.” Sgt Joanne Hutchings, of Oxford Central Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “It has taken a considerable amount of time to establish proprietorship of that part of the bridge due to its ancient provenance and it has only in the past few days been confirmed. “The owners will be able to apply to court for an eviction notice which police can enforce. “We are working in partnership with several agencies including bridge owners, Oxfordshire County Council and the city council in a multi-agency approach to address the issues and concerns of the residents regarding the people living under the bridge and antisocial behaviour. “It is very much our aim to resolve this issue in a manner which keeps peace and order in that area and addresses the concerns of local residents.” Police said the bridge was owned by the county council but last night no-one from the authority was available to comment. Anyone with concerns can call 999 in an emergency, 101 in a non-emergency or the city council’s antisocial behaviour team directly on 01865 252969. Back © Copyright 2001-2013 Newsquest Media Group http://www.oxfordmai l.co.uk http://www.oxfordmai l.co.uk/trade_direct ory/[/p][/quote]Is that it, a piece of journalistic licence to support your argument? This idiot status you seem to have gained seems to be even more justified. A34North
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2:58pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Tracer1999 says...

A420north I'm no idiot
A420north I'm no idiot Tracer1999
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3:05pm Fri 4 Jan 13

A34North says...

Tracer1999 wrote:
A420north I'm no idiot
Done and dusted now. Enjoy your new found fame.
[quote][p][bold]Tracer1999[/bold] wrote: A420north I'm no idiot[/p][/quote]Done and dusted now. Enjoy your new found fame. A34North
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3:48pm Fri 4 Jan 13

oafie says...

Tracer1999

I wonder what sort of you job you are doing that means you fritter away so much time on this site?
Tracer1999 I wonder what sort of you job you are doing that means you fritter away so much time on this site? oafie
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5:30pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Tracer1999 says...

oafie wrote:
Tracer1999

I wonder what sort of you job you are doing that means you fritter away so much time on this site?
Self employed builder finished at 1 o clock Fridays urself oafie
[quote][p][bold]oafie[/bold] wrote: Tracer1999 I wonder what sort of you job you are doing that means you fritter away so much time on this site?[/p][/quote]Self employed builder finished at 1 o clock Fridays urself oafie Tracer1999
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9:36pm Fri 4 Jan 13

carfax cabby ox1 says...

How about I just drive home from Carfax now and quit my job, how about we all do it. Where is this country then? Who will live in all the repossessed houses, who will supply the utilities, who will care for 55 million on the streets. With all of the mud being thrown about, why do some of you not think about who pays for those that do not contribute, and what would happen if we all opted out. No more Taxis, or Pubs, or Restaurants, or Buses, or Shops, or Electricity, or Gas, can you all generate your own power, kill or grow all your own food, no more internet or TV or Radio, or Newspapers. Those of us that keep society going have a right to a say, and also a right not to be abused for saying so. I agree with above posters that the homeless have rights, and as such a 21st century version of the workhouse should be evolved where people can work and learn skills and earn money for their keep, and then go out into society and not only contribute, but have a good standard of living themselves. I am sure that has to be better than begging by day and freezing by night with no hope of any future other than that.
How about I just drive home from Carfax now and quit my job, how about we all do it. Where is this country then? Who will live in all the repossessed houses, who will supply the utilities, who will care for 55 million on the streets. With all of the mud being thrown about, why do some of you not think about who pays for those that do not contribute, and what would happen if we all opted out. No more Taxis, or Pubs, or Restaurants, or Buses, or Shops, or Electricity, or Gas, can you all generate your own power, kill or grow all your own food, no more internet or TV or Radio, or Newspapers. Those of us that keep society going have a right to a say, and also a right not to be abused for saying so. I agree with above posters that the homeless have rights, and as such a 21st century version of the workhouse should be evolved where people can work and learn skills and earn money for their keep, and then go out into society and not only contribute, but have a good standard of living themselves. I am sure that has to be better than begging by day and freezing by night with no hope of any future other than that. carfax cabby ox1
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10:50pm Fri 4 Jan 13

decentwhitevanman says...

i have met the chap and scooby in oxford while working, i am sure it was around the little clarendon street area, that dog was as kind and as gentle as any animal could be, he was very well looked after, and you could tell the dog and owner were both devoted to each other, i hope this sad story has a happy ending, .............
i have met the chap and scooby in oxford while working, i am sure it was around the little clarendon street area, that dog was as kind and as gentle as any animal could be, he was very well looked after, and you could tell the dog and owner were both devoted to each other, i hope this sad story has a happy ending, ............. decentwhitevanman
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10:46pm Sat 5 Jan 13

DoctorBob says...

carfax cabby ox1 wrote:
How about I just drive home from Carfax now and quit my job, how about we all do it. Where is this country then? Who will live in all the repossessed houses, who will supply the utilities, who will care for 55 million on the streets. With all of the mud being thrown about, why do some of you not think about who pays for those that do not contribute, and what would happen if we all opted out. No more Taxis, or Pubs, or Restaurants, or Buses, or Shops, or Electricity, or Gas, can you all generate your own power, kill or grow all your own food, no more internet or TV or Radio, or Newspapers. Those of us that keep society going have a right to a say, and also a right not to be abused for saying so. I agree with above posters that the homeless have rights, and as such a 21st century version of the workhouse should be evolved where people can work and learn skills and earn money for their keep, and then go out into society and not only contribute, but have a good standard of living themselves. I am sure that has to be better than begging by day and freezing by night with no hope of any future other than that.
Yeah, because it's all so simple.
[quote][p][bold]carfax cabby ox1[/bold] wrote: How about I just drive home from Carfax now and quit my job, how about we all do it. Where is this country then? Who will live in all the repossessed houses, who will supply the utilities, who will care for 55 million on the streets. With all of the mud being thrown about, why do some of you not think about who pays for those that do not contribute, and what would happen if we all opted out. No more Taxis, or Pubs, or Restaurants, or Buses, or Shops, or Electricity, or Gas, can you all generate your own power, kill or grow all your own food, no more internet or TV or Radio, or Newspapers. Those of us that keep society going have a right to a say, and also a right not to be abused for saying so. I agree with above posters that the homeless have rights, and as such a 21st century version of the workhouse should be evolved where people can work and learn skills and earn money for their keep, and then go out into society and not only contribute, but have a good standard of living themselves. I am sure that has to be better than begging by day and freezing by night with no hope of any future other than that.[/p][/quote]Yeah, because it's all so simple. DoctorBob
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2:57am Sun 6 Jan 13

Kerry2012 says...

Some of you seriously have no heart unless you have been homeless or no someone that is homeless then you have no idea what it feels like to have your only thing that you truly care about and love taken from you , not everybody is lucky enough to have a job or a lovely home at Christmas time and this poor man not only dosnt have either but has just lost his best friend! I think you need to take a long hard look in the mirror and see what sort of person you really are and if you was in his shoes what would you do .? I really hope he his reunited with his dog it's horrible to think that some one could do that to some one but there really are some pathetic people around here
Some of you seriously have no heart unless you have been homeless or no someone that is homeless then you have no idea what it feels like to have your only thing that you truly care about and love taken from you , not everybody is lucky enough to have a job or a lovely home at Christmas time and this poor man not only dosnt have either but has just lost his best friend! I think you need to take a long hard look in the mirror and see what sort of person you really are and if you was in his shoes what would you do .? I really hope he his reunited with his dog it's horrible to think that some one could do that to some one but there really are some pathetic people around here Kerry2012
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9:05am Sun 6 Jan 13

DoctorBob says...

You see, the thing about categorising people below us is that it still doesn't elevate our own standing. Those that do so are only really exposing their own insecurities and personal frailties.
You see, the thing about categorising people below us is that it still doesn't elevate our own standing. Those that do so are only really exposing their own insecurities and personal frailties. DoctorBob
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10:12am Sun 6 Jan 13

Doctor69 says...

Any news on if the dog has been found? Stealing from the homeless is very low.
Any news on if the dog has been found? Stealing from the homeless is very low. Doctor69
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10:15am Sun 6 Jan 13

A34North says...

DoctorBob wrote:
You see, the thing about categorising people below us is that it still doesn't elevate our own standing. Those that do so are only really exposing their own insecurities and personal frailties.
Says it all.
[quote][p][bold]DoctorBob[/bold] wrote: You see, the thing about categorising people below us is that it still doesn't elevate our own standing. Those that do so are only really exposing their own insecurities and personal frailties.[/p][/quote]Says it all. A34North
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8:11pm Sun 6 Jan 13

remberingthe80s says...

there seems a lotof a***holes who write in these commets, i will let you know a lot of them have ptsd and were mess about by adults as a child so if you are telling them get a life, all i can say i hope your kids dont get mess around and end on the streets. dont start talking about thing you know jack s**t about
there seems a lotof a***holes who write in these commets, i will let you know a lot of them have ptsd and were mess about by adults as a child so if you are telling them get a life, all i can say i hope your kids dont get mess around and end on the streets. dont start talking about thing you know jack s**t about remberingthe80s
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6:26am Mon 7 Jan 13

Tracer1999 says...

remberingthe80s wrote:
there seems a lotof a***holes who write in these commets, i will let you know a lot of them have ptsd and were mess about by adults as a child so if you are telling them get a life, all i can say i hope your kids dont get mess around and end on the streets. dont start talking about thing you know jack s**t about
You mongrel go away.
[quote][p][bold]remberingthe80s[/bold] wrote: there seems a lotof a***holes who write in these commets, i will let you know a lot of them have ptsd and were mess about by adults as a child so if you are telling them get a life, all i can say i hope your kids dont get mess around and end on the streets. dont start talking about thing you know jack s**t about[/p][/quote]You mongrel go away. Tracer1999
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5:04pm Mon 7 Jan 13

yellow mustard says...

I really hope this dog is found and also that wherever she is,she's being treated well and looked after.What a terrible shame for both the owner and the dog.
I really hope this dog is found and also that wherever she is,she's being treated well and looked after.What a terrible shame for both the owner and the dog. yellow mustard
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9:20pm Mon 7 Jan 13

DoctorBob says...

Tracer1999 wrote:
remberingthe80s wrote:
there seems a lotof a***holes who write in these commets, i will let you know a lot of them have ptsd and were mess about by adults as a child so if you are telling them get a life, all i can say i hope your kids dont get mess around and end on the streets. dont start talking about thing you know jack s**t about
You mongrel go away.
Jesus mate, you're one compassionate, mature, reasonable and responsible grown up. Aren't you??
[quote][p][bold]Tracer1999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]remberingthe80s[/bold] wrote: there seems a lotof a***holes who write in these commets, i will let you know a lot of them have ptsd and were mess about by adults as a child so if you are telling them get a life, all i can say i hope your kids dont get mess around and end on the streets. dont start talking about thing you know jack s**t about[/p][/quote]You mongrel go away.[/p][/quote]Jesus mate, you're one compassionate, mature, reasonable and responsible grown up. Aren't you?? DoctorBob
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9:31pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Tracer1999 says...

DoctorBob wrote:
Tracer1999 wrote:
remberingthe80s wrote:
there seems a lotof a***holes who write in these commets, i will let you know a lot of them have ptsd and were mess about by adults as a child so if you are telling them get a life, all i can say i hope your kids dont get mess around and end on the streets. dont start talking about thing you know jack s**t about
You mongrel go away.
Jesus mate, you're one compassionate, mature, reasonable and responsible grown up. Aren't you??
Well thank u bobby
[quote][p][bold]DoctorBob[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tracer1999[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]remberingthe80s[/bold] wrote: there seems a lotof a***holes who write in these commets, i will let you know a lot of them have ptsd and were mess about by adults as a child so if you are telling them get a life, all i can say i hope your kids dont get mess around and end on the streets. dont start talking about thing you know jack s**t about[/p][/quote]You mongrel go away.[/p][/quote]Jesus mate, you're one compassionate, mature, reasonable and responsible grown up. Aren't you??[/p][/quote]Well thank u bobby Tracer1999
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5:32am Tue 8 Jan 13

jockox3 says...

There seems a certain irony in DWP staffers referring to some people as "subnormal".
There seems a certain irony in DWP staffers referring to some people as "subnormal". jockox3
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9:26pm Tue 8 Jan 13

DoctorBob says...

jockox3 wrote:
There seems a certain irony in DWP staffers referring to some people as "subnormal".
The only agency they worked for was the BB, **** Bureau.
[quote][p][bold]jockox3[/bold] wrote: There seems a certain irony in DWP staffers referring to some people as "subnormal".[/p][/quote]The only agency they worked for was the BB, **** Bureau. DoctorBob
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9:46pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Dottyv says...

I cannot believe some of the horrible comments on here. this poor man for whatever reason lives the way he does. His dog was all he had and was his friend and companion. it's not up to us to judge how and why he lives the waŷ he does, but he had a bond with the dog and now its gone. they say 'a dog is a mans best friend' and judging from the comments on here, is it any wonder why.
I cannot believe some of the horrible comments on here. this poor man for whatever reason lives the way he does. His dog was all he had and was his friend and companion. it's not up to us to judge how and why he lives the waŷ he does, but he had a bond with the dog and now its gone. they say 'a dog is a mans best friend' and judging from the comments on here, is it any wonder why. Dottyv
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5:53pm Sat 12 Jan 13

DoctorBob says...

Interesting that the only miscreant in all this appears to be the thief yet the victim is the one that ends up receiving all the abuse.

Funny old world.
Interesting that the only miscreant in all this appears to be the thief yet the victim is the one that ends up receiving all the abuse. Funny old world. DoctorBob
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8:33pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Liberty0 says...

I sent a message to 'The Big Issue' shortly after I heard this sad news about the gentleman and his dog. I have heard nothing back from them. Shame really I just thought maybe they could offer some help.
I sent a message to 'The Big Issue' shortly after I heard this sad news about the gentleman and his dog. I have heard nothing back from them. Shame really I just thought maybe they could offer some help. Liberty0
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8:36pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Liberty0 says...

I think it is appalling that anyone would wrote such uncaring comments on here, maybe one day you will find yourself in a similar position, homelessness and being the victim of theft can happen to any one of us, think about that...
I think it is appalling that anyone would wrote such uncaring comments on here, maybe one day you will find yourself in a similar position, homelessness and being the victim of theft can happen to any one of us, think about that... Liberty0
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8:44pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Liberty0 says...

Embox 2 What World are you living in? This is not 'a rich country' as you put it. This is a country that is struggling as many other countries with a mountain of debt, people losing their homes due to losing jobs, many families are suffering terrible hardship. I think that you need to open your eyes and start living in the real World!
Embox 2 What World are you living in? This is not 'a rich country' as you put it. This is a country that is struggling as many other countries with a mountain of debt, people losing their homes due to losing jobs, many families are suffering terrible hardship. I think that you need to open your eyes and start living in the real World! Liberty0
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