Lionel Road North Car Break In Again

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Another poor chap had his window smashed in again near to the width restrictions in Lionel Road North. Wtf don't the Police do something about it?
This seems to be happening at most games so is a known issue... Can someone please bring this to the clubs attention and get some of these scumbags nicked.
 

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Another poor chap had his window smashed in again near to the width restrictions in Lionel Road North. Wtf don't the Police do something about it?
This seems to be happening at most games so is a known issue... Can someone please bring this to the clubs attention and get some of these scumbags nicked.

Saw that and the poor people affected. Not allowed to make any political points on here but given the police cuts over the last decade and pressures on them given cuts elsewhere probably not seen as a priority.
 
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Saw that and the poor people affected. Not allowed to make any political points on here but given the police cuts over the last decade and pressures on them given cuts elsewhere probably not seen as a priority.
Seeing as it virtually guaranteed to happen at every game i think they need to make it a priority.
 

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Seeing as it virtually guaranteed to happen at every game i think they need to make it a priority.

Theoretically I agree and it probably wouldn't take Jack Regan to catch them red handed but I am not sure people realise how stretched they are at times e.g. no police routinely around on more than one day a week, amazingly low levels covering cities in the early hours of the morning. The mess made shows it was not the most subtle of crimes.
 

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Saw that and the poor people affected. Not allowed to make any political points on here but given the police cuts over the last decade and pressures on them given cuts elsewhere probably not seen as a priority.
It’s been a hot spot for years and I just wouldn’t park my car there. Nothing political, just common sense.
 

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It seemed like there was an expensive bike in the back of the car, but it hadnt been taken. Maybe they were seen and did a runner before completing the job? No other vehicles were damaged.

I guess it's an easy area to target as there are no houses overlooking.
 

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It seemed like there was an expensive bike in the back of the car, but it hadnt been taken. Maybe they were seen and did a runner before completing the job? No other vehicles were damaged.

I guess it's an easy area to target as there are no houses overlooking.

Looked like there were camera up the world but I presume faces well covered and bikes / scooters.
 

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It’s been a hot spot for years and I just wouldn’t park my car there. Nothing political, just common sense.
Yep, cars used to be done at kids football training at least 8 years ago, nothing has changed.
 

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It was the first time I'd parked there as we have a blue badge and can park in CPZs, and it's only 10 mins walk to North Stand, but I'm starting to have second thoughts. Might drop Mrs PB off and park a bit further up the road in future.
 

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For as long as there are access points in to Gunnersbury Park along or close to Lionel Road North, cars will always be at risk. People doing the break ins can just disappear on a bike through the park- almost impossible to catch. Especially when it’s dark.
 

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I know you've mentioned several times, neither would I (never been up there before) but I still feel sorry anyone who had their day ruined.
Of course. It’s the worst feeling. We had the same happen to us at Hartlepool in 1993. At least we won I guess.
 

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If the police don't help, maybe the club could get a couple out of the five thousand stewards we seem to have now, to slowly walk up and down for 2 hours ;)

There were more people checking how many people were at Gunnersbury Station than there were people at Gunnersbury Station.
 

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It was the first time I'd parked there as we have a blue badge and can park in CPZs, and it's only 10 mins walk to North Stand, but I'm starting to have second thoughts. Might drop Mrs PB off and park a bit further up the road in future.
Try Strand on the Green.
 

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I had my motor broken into over 5 years ago in Lionel Road North and I was led to believe that they only target cars with stuff left in them.
Walking back tonight through Carvill Park South I noticed a rucksack had been thrown in the pond.
When I seen that I thought that some poor bar steward has had his window bust today.
 

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We parked in the school and the guy there says 3 cars had their windows smashed in the road at the a4 end. The police were there as we walked back.

Ive had my windows done twice there a couple of years ago on night games. Had nothing of value.

I get the impression its a deliberate targeting for bees ganes.
 

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I had my motor broken into over 5 years ago in Lionel Road North and I was led to believe that they only target cars with stuff left in them.
Walking back tonight through Carvill Park South I noticed a rucksack had been thrown in the pond.
When I seen that I thought that some poor bar steward has had his window bust today.
Or do what I do, drive a really crap motor which looks like it has nothing of value in it.
 

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Or do what I do, drive a really crap motor which looks like it has nothing of value in it.
I have now got a 13 plate skoda superb and nothing ever on display.
I park up in Watermans nowadays.
The car I had broken into was an E Class Black Mercedes estate.
Lovely motor, but thieves were like flies around a dog turd.
 

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I have now got a 13 plate skoda superb and nothing ever on display.
I park up in Watermans nowadays.
The car I had broken into was an E Class Black Mercedes estate.
Lovely motor, but thieves were like flies around a dog turd.
It’s put me off getting a decent car for life.
 

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I have now got a 13 plate skoda superb and nothing ever on display
Leaving nothing on display is obviously important but if possible remove everything from the boot and take out the parcel shelf to demonstrate nothing there.

When mine was broken into in Hammersmith a couple of years ago there was nothing on display but that didn't stop the bastards busting the rear window to nick my daughters bag from the boot.
 

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I’ve been done twice and my brother once on LRN, all evening games. First time had a 2k laptop stolen (came straight from work, stupid mistake), second time just the window smashed. Brother had a bag stolen but had been chucked in a bush.
Police not interested, not a lot they can do after the fact I guess.
Got the kids with me now so will stick to official parking despite the cost.
 

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To be honest my biggest fear is not the car being broken into. What I worry about most is having the cat converter cut out as apparently my car is top target.

Think I'll stick with SWR.
 

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Leaving nothing on display is obviously important but if possible remove everything from the boot and take out the parcel shelf to demonstrate nothing there.

When mine was broken into in Hammersmith a couple of years ago there was nothing on display but that didn't stop the bastards busting the rear window to nick my daughters bag from the boot.
So they would have bust your windows anyway just to have a look?
Proper scum.
 

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To be honest my biggest fear is not the car being broken into. What I worry about most is having the cat converter cut out as apparently my car is top target.

Think I'll stick with SWR.

What car do you have? 🤣
 

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If the police don't help, maybe the club could get a couple out of the five thousand stewards we seem to have now, to slowly walk up and down for 2 hours ;)
They could do it when they have finished pressing the pedestrian crossing button on the A4. 🤔😏
 

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They could do it when they have finished pressing the pedestrian crossing button on the A4. 🤔😏
The stewards there are trying to ensure pedestrian safety on a dangerous crossing. Why should the club pay to protect parked cars on a public road?
 

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Went to park there yesterday but noticed that it’s restricted between 2-4pm on Saturday. Am I missing something and the restrictions aren’t enforced or are the break ins of peoples cars who live around there?
 

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Makes me sick that people are so vile.
 

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Was this in the official car park or street parking?
On street parking. It’s been an issue there for years, especially the great west road end. Having no houses on that stretch makes easy for them to have the balls to break in and then escape via Carville hall park without anyone watching.
 

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I've seen lads in hoodies cycling around the streets north of the A4 with carrier bags slung over their handlebars on matchdays. Usually they will have a half brick and rolled up newspaper in the bag, standard tools for car windows. Can't blame the police for this as they are under huge pressure. When the ER demos were going on recently huge numbers of officers were shipped into central London and in one of the Met areas there were only 20 officers on duty covering three boroughs.
 

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The stewards there are trying to ensure pedestrian safety on a dangerous crossing. Why should the club pay to protect parked cars on a public road?
Hope you found the step ladder to get down off your high horse. My comment with a wry smile emoji😏, was meant to be mischievous.

However I do like your irony that it’s ok for the club to pay for someone to do the duties of a school crossing attendant. Knew from the age of 5 how to cross the road safely. 😏
 

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Went to park there yesterday but noticed that it’s restricted between 2-4pm on Saturday. Am I missing something and the restrictions aren’t enforced or are the break ins of peoples cars who live around there?
I believe you can also pay by phone to park there for up to two hours, so if it's only restricted from 2-4 you can park before kickoff and pay for the period up to 4pm.
However, I think I've seen that the restricted hours are going to be extended which would rule out match parking except for residents and blue badge holders.
 

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I've seen lads in hoodies cycling around the streets north of the A4 with carrier bags slung over their handlebars on matchdays. Usually they will have a half brick and rolled up newspaper in the bag, standard tools for car windows. Can't blame the police for this as they are under huge pressure. When the ER demos were going on recently huge numbers of officers were shipped into central London and in one of the Met areas there were only 20 officers on duty covering three boroughs.
If Extinction Rebellion really lived up to their beliefs, then you wouldn’t need policing on their rallies as they would be respecting the environment!
Anyway, they are a bunch of hypocrites with one of their leaders driving a diesel car!😂😂😂

As for the police, they will avoid all areas of potential crime, unless a knife or gun is involved, and then they’ll turn up - after, yes after the event!
I don’t call policing marches being under huge pressure, when there is so much real crime going on.
 

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If Extinction Rebellion really lived up to their beliefs, then you wouldn’t need policing on their rallies as they would be respecting the environment!
Anyway, they are a bunch of hypocrites with one of their leaders driving a diesel car!😂😂😂

As for the police, they will avoid all areas of potential crime, unless a knife or gun is involved, and then they’ll turn up - after, yes after the event!
I don’t call policing marches being under huge pressure, when there is so much real crime going on.
The strategic decisions re police deployment are taken at a high level for events like this. Most officers would rather be on their own patch than standing around in Whitehall and when they return to local duties they have a build up of stuff to deal with. Your knowledge of how they approach their work is somewhat jaundiced. Perhaps those who park in LRN should each chip in a few quid and hire their own security?
 

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Cars get done on this road all the time, not just match days. I would never park there.
Crime along that stretch is rife, be warned.
 

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Seeing as it virtually guaranteed to happen at every game i think they need to make it a priority.
Vandalism, car/property break ins aren't high on the list for police for the reasons downbeat gives
 

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Neither is arresting climate activists blocking the highway it seems.
The strange hypocrisy of climate change activists whereby by blocking main roads they cause even more pollution.

Also, as they sit there with their rucksacks and trainers made by sweat labour in Asia, and mobile phones assembled the other side of the world with lithium in the batteries from China and Afghanistan.

All that stuff has to be transported from the other side of the world.
If they only wore or bought stuff made just down the road in the UK, I might think they had some integrity, which they don’t!

So crime, as in Lionel Road North, goes on everywhere, whilst the police just stand there looking at these very annoying people.
How much police time is that taking up? But it’s soft stuff for the police, which they just love doing, as it gives them no real threat.

If I park my car on a yellow line in London, it’ll get towed away.
Likewise this needs to happen with these disrupters of society! Just tow them away!
 

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The strange hypocrisy of climate change activists whereby by blocking main roads they cause even more pollution.

Also, as they sit there with their rucksacks and trainers made by sweat labour in Asia, and mobile phones assembled the other side of the world with lithium in the batteries from China and Afghanistan.

All that stuff has to be transported from the other side of the world.
If they only wore or bought stuff made just down the road in the UK, I might think they had some integrity, which they don’t!

So crime, as in Lionel Road North, goes on everywhere, whilst the police just stand there looking at these very annoying people.
How much police time is that taking up? But it’s soft stuff for the police, which they just love doing, as it gives them no real threat.

If I park my car on a yellow line in London, it’ll get towed away.
Likewise this needs to happen with these disrupters of society! Just tow them away!
Yeah, who needs a planet anyway?
 

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I don't park in Lionel Road North because of vehicle break ins and even if my car is not broken into I know that I am leaving it at a higher risk and for that it is left elsewhere.
So I thought about this a couple of years ago and I have wondered what the cost would be to actually police the road.
How many cars park up?
30 to 40?
Why not give a couple of lads a couple of quid a car to mind them.
From the school to the A4 say.
Or consult a security firm?
 
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