Did you see anything?

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Monkey_mami
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Did you see anything?

Postby Monkey_mami » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:19 am

Yesterday afternoon (July 4th) at around 4:10 my 10-yr old was on Wakehurst about to cross Alfriston on his way home from school when the driver of a pickup rolled down his window and told him he could cross. The second my son stepped on the road the man sped by laughing out loud and yelling something along the lines of “silly kid”.

Don’t have much of a description of the driver other than it was a man who looked “weird” and the vehicle was a black pickup with red logo/lettering.

Not sure I can go to police with such vague details but wonder if anyone might have been passing by and witnessed the incident? My son seems to remember some older kids from Belleville Wix were around but sounds like the were walking in the opposite direction.

Please warn your kids to be careful.
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Re: Did you see anything?

Postby tooposhtopush » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:13 am

How awful for him - thank you for the warning.

I can’t help with identification but hope you do manage to track him down.
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Re: Did you see anything?

Postby windmill26 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:07 am

Shocking behaviour,if this idiot goes around doing things like this it is just a matter of time before an accident happen! I would contact the police ,we have cameras everywhere,they should be able to do something! If I was you I would also go knocking at doors of the houses in the proximity where your child was crossing as they probably have cameras and you may be able to see the truck /driver and track him down or report him to the police.
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Re: Did you see anything?

Postby petal » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:22 am

Perhaps it’s possible to see if there are any cameras along the likely route around that time.
Many houses have cameras that catch the front of the house.
If a company van then it should be easy to identify the driver if you work out which company.
It’s a long shot.
What an idiot, disgusting behaviour.
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Postby the parsley song » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:46 pm

I was driving around that area at 3.45 and had 2 near collisions with idiots turning too fast into side roads without looking for oncoming traffic. I find this sort of reckless driving/idiotic behaviour is worse in hot weather - maybe it makes them feel invincible, or they've spent lunch at the pub - so I'm being extra careful while it's hot. That's a particularly nasty thing to do to a 10 year old boy!
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Postby Sloaney Pony » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:20 pm

Driving in London has become so appalling in recent years

Put people behind the wheel and they become animals
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Postby Sloaney Pony » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:20 pm

I qualify that ... "some people become animals"
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Postby Esille » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:03 am

Wow, that's so upsetting to hear about. What kind of person would do that to a small child?

I would make a phone call, it seems worth it. You have the backing of the community, we are all here to look out for each other
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Postby kareng4 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:14 pm

I would report it and with cctv being on our roads hopefully they will pick up the driver and have words, hope your son is okay.
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Postby JGB » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:06 pm

Monkey_mami wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:19 am
Yesterday afternoon (July 4th) at around 4:10 my 10-yr old was on Wakehurst about to cross Alfriston on his way home from school when the driver of a pickup rolled down his window and told him he could cross. The second my son stepped on the road the man sped by laughing out loud and yelling something along the lines of “silly kid”.

Don’t have much of a description of the driver other than it was a man who looked “weird” and the vehicle was a black pickup with red logo/lettering.

Not sure I can go to police with such vague details but wonder if anyone might have been passing by and witnessed the incident? My son seems to remember some older kids from Belleville Wix were around but sounds like the were walking in the opposite direction.

Please warn your kids to be careful.
I'm very sorry to hear about this. It's quite sinister. I would suggest that you knock on the doors of people down that road, while it could still be fresh in their minds, or while they may still have footage on their CCTV in front of their doors. Please let us know if there are any developments and I hope your son is not affected for too long or strongly.