Assault in Borehamwood Tesco

Stabbing in Borehamwood Tesco. Photo sourced from Twitter: @AFC_GLEN

Stabbing in Borehamwood Tesco. Photo sourced from Twitter: @AFC_GLEN

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Borehamwood Times: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A 27-year-old man was attacked outside a busy supermarket yesterday afternoon.

Police were called to Tesco, in Shenley Road, Borehamwood, after reports the man had been assaulted by two men.

He was taken to hospital in a serious condition and had surgery at 10pm last night.

The victim was known to his attackers and police believe it was a targeted attack.

Tesco cancelled their home deliveries last night as police banned vans from leaving the store as forensic investigations took place.

After news of the incident began to travel through the town, people took to Twitter to express their shock.

Carla B wrote: “Really sad to hear about the stabbing in Borehamwood tonight. It's usually a much better place than people give it credit for.”

Sophie said: “So someone got stabbed in Borehamwood Tesco. What is the world coming to?”

Did you see the incident? Call the news desk on 07795 223 610.

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11:19am Tue 29 Apr 14

Pride says...

Any chance the paper can employ a decent investigative reporter rather than one that cant gather any details except from rubbish on social media nor construct any basic details about the incident such as to whether the assailants were caught or not when the incident happened and where in the store?
Get a 9 year to write the article next time as they could do a better job.
Any chance the paper can employ a decent investigative reporter rather than one that cant gather any details except from rubbish on social media nor construct any basic details about the incident such as to whether the assailants were caught or not when the incident happened and where in the store? Get a 9 year to write the article next time as they could do a better job. Pride
  • Score: 24

12:00pm Tue 29 Apr 14

BwoodRonWalker says...

Pride, you clearly aren't familiar with the fact that newspapers have legal restrictions to follow. Maybe get a 9 year old to do your research before posting next time.
Pride, you clearly aren't familiar with the fact that newspapers have legal restrictions to follow. Maybe get a 9 year old to do your research before posting next time. BwoodRonWalker
  • Score: -6

12:29pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Pride says...

Oh you mean legal restrictions like basic facts regarding the incident. Ah obviously you being someone with the intelligence of a junior milk monitor like their news articles lacking any detail whatsoever. Normal people with adult intelligence would like a little bit more meat on the bone. Thanks for your non contribution.
Oh you mean legal restrictions like basic facts regarding the incident. Ah obviously you being someone with the intelligence of a junior milk monitor like their news articles lacking any detail whatsoever. Normal people with adult intelligence would like a little bit more meat on the bone. Thanks for your non contribution. Pride
  • Score: 5

12:43pm Tue 29 Apr 14

The_Legend says...

yeah Ron, stop being a berk
yeah Ron, stop being a berk The_Legend
  • Score: 3

12:46pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Pride says...

According to Mr Walker reporting such facts as the exact time the incident took place 9important to ascertain whether children witnessed the horrible sight), where in the store, talking to witnesses, whether the store was closed and if so is it now open normally are all restricted by legal requirements. Amazing with such legal restrictions how normal newspapers get this sort of information when similar things happen.
According to Mr Walker reporting such facts as the exact time the incident took place 9important to ascertain whether children witnessed the horrible sight), where in the store, talking to witnesses, whether the store was closed and if so is it now open normally are all restricted by legal requirements. Amazing with such legal restrictions how normal newspapers get this sort of information when similar things happen. Pride
  • Score: 4

1:30pm Tue 29 Apr 14

__steven__ says...

For those who want a little more information, I saw the man receiving first aid, just inside the main entrance at 6pm, so the incident must have occurred a few minutes earlier. Most people entering or exiting the shop at 6pm would have been likely to notice the injured man and some blood.
For those who want a little more information, I saw the man receiving first aid, just inside the main entrance at 6pm, so the incident must have occurred a few minutes earlier. Most people entering or exiting the shop at 6pm would have been likely to notice the injured man and some blood. __steven__
  • Score: 11

1:37pm Tue 29 Apr 14

BwoodRonWalker says...

Maybe the reporter is going to do a longer piece later. I am sure when she arrived in the office at 9am, she didn't magically have all the facts to hand. You need to give them a chance to investigate. If you aren't familiar with how journalism and newspapers are run, you shouldn't pass comment.
Maybe the reporter is going to do a longer piece later. I am sure when she arrived in the office at 9am, she didn't magically have all the facts to hand. You need to give them a chance to investigate. If you aren't familiar with how journalism and newspapers are run, you shouldn't pass comment. BwoodRonWalker
  • Score: 3

1:58pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Pride says...

Awfully sorry I wasn't aware that journalists did a basic 9-5 and any breaking news stories outside those timescales just didn't matter. Wow.
Awfully sorry I wasn't aware that journalists did a basic 9-5 and any breaking news stories outside those timescales just didn't matter. Wow. Pride
  • Score: 1

2:22pm Tue 29 Apr 14

BwoodRonWalker says...

How stupid of you Pride. I am sure the reporter has a life outside of work, perhaps children to look after. I imagine they are only paid from 9-5 so once their computers have been switched off, they too are allowed a break from what is going on in the town. I think you need to put it into perspective a bit here.

By the way, do you have a job? If you had plans would you drop them if your boss asked you to do something which would take a while after your working hours are over?
How stupid of you Pride. I am sure the reporter has a life outside of work, perhaps children to look after. I imagine they are only paid from 9-5 so once their computers have been switched off, they too are allowed a break from what is going on in the town. I think you need to put it into perspective a bit here. By the way, do you have a job? If you had plans would you drop them if your boss asked you to do something which would take a while after your working hours are over? BwoodRonWalker
  • Score: -10

2:29pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Pride says...

So every journo works 9-5. Never in the field of journalism has a journo worked before 9 or indeed after 5 because a news story was breaking during those hours. amazing. As for working well sometimes you have to be prepared to "drop plans" if the boss asked you too because the nature of the work called for it. Unless working life is different in your world.
So every journo works 9-5. Never in the field of journalism has a journo worked before 9 or indeed after 5 because a news story was breaking during those hours. amazing. As for working well sometimes you have to be prepared to "drop plans" if the boss asked you too because the nature of the work called for it. Unless working life is different in your world. Pride
  • Score: 0

3:41pm Tue 29 Apr 14

The_Legend says...

Come on now Ron, you are making yourself look like a jumped up moron, i think what Pride is trying to say is that the Borehamwood Times should do a bit more reporting instead of filling their newspaper with pointless ads and stories about complete rubbish. Do you work for the Borehamwood Times or something , or does your boyfriend ?
Come on now Ron, you are making yourself look like a jumped up moron, i think what Pride is trying to say is that the Borehamwood Times should do a bit more reporting instead of filling their newspaper with pointless ads and stories about complete rubbish. Do you work for the Borehamwood Times or something , or does your boyfriend ? The_Legend
  • Score: 5

5:59pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Short But Useful says...

Not wanting to enter the dispute between The Legend and Ron, what I would say is the headline states "Assault IN Borehamwood Tesco", then the first paragraph of the report states it was outside. So where was it?
The detail is in the detail, and I would hope that reporters of any standard could at least get this basic piece of information right but sadly the local media often promote poor standards.
Not wanting to enter the dispute between The Legend and Ron, what I would say is the headline states "Assault IN Borehamwood Tesco", then the first paragraph of the report states it was outside. So where was it? The detail is in the detail, and I would hope that reporters of any standard could at least get this basic piece of information right but sadly the local media often promote poor standards. Short But Useful
  • Score: 6

6:33pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Suzy-Sue says...

Just for the record Anna Slater is actually very good. She is currently covering two news areas whilst the new reporter for this area is settling in having started last week. Anna and other reporters are often covering multiple stories at any time, which may or may not be of interest to you but they are of interest to others. If you have any interesting stories that you'd like her to look into then just contact her. Unless you've been a reporter you won't know what a stressful job it is, literally going from story to story, making multiple phonecalls to ascertain facts, stuck in traffic jams around the area, waiting for the photgrapher to meet up with her for other stories, then rushing onto the next job. Anna works long hours and does over and above what many other reporters do. Anna can only print what she knows and if the police haven't said much then she'll refer to social media websites for information and why not, thats hardly lazy! Why what would you do in the absence of officlal information? She could of course have not written anything at all for some days until given official details, then we wouldn't have known about it till later. I'm glad she has told us what she can.
Just for the record Anna Slater is actually very good. She is currently covering two news areas whilst the new reporter for this area is settling in having started last week. Anna and other reporters are often covering multiple stories at any time, which may or may not be of interest to you but they are of interest to others. If you have any interesting stories that you'd like her to look into then just contact her. Unless you've been a reporter you won't know what a stressful job it is, literally going from story to story, making multiple phonecalls to ascertain facts, stuck in traffic jams around the area, waiting for the photgrapher to meet up with her for other stories, then rushing onto the next job. Anna works long hours and does over and above what many other reporters do. Anna can only print what she knows and if the police haven't said much then she'll refer to social media websites for information and why not, thats hardly lazy! Why what would you do in the absence of officlal information? She could of course have not written anything at all for some days until given official details, then we wouldn't have known about it till later. I'm glad she has told us what she can. Suzy-Sue
  • Score: -13

6:41pm Tue 29 Apr 14

RedBen says...

Must be terribly stressful reporting on the latest cup cake sales for the local church event and then having to do an article on a local attempted murder. May I suggest getting your reporters to the scene of the event as it happens? Novel idea I know or as Ron suggested she must have other plans.
Must be terribly stressful reporting on the latest cup cake sales for the local church event and then having to do an article on a local attempted murder. May I suggest getting your reporters to the scene of the event as it happens? Novel idea I know or as Ron suggested she must have other plans. RedBen
  • Score: 8

12:50am Wed 30 Apr 14

Sminky23 says...

Not interested in all this back biting, but was in the store st the time with a 8 yr old and a 7mth old, my eight year old asked why there was blood all over the floor and has been on edge since. Fact is these people don't think of consequences or who they might be affecting. I hope the injured party recovers and that those responsible for the attack are brought to justice.
Not interested in all this back biting, but was in the store st the time with a 8 yr old and a 7mth old, my eight year old asked why there was blood all over the floor and has been on edge since. Fact is these people don't think of consequences or who they might be affecting. I hope the injured party recovers and that those responsible for the attack are brought to justice. Sminky23
  • Score: 17

8:20am Wed 30 Apr 14

kelvin says...

Back to the incident..why can't we all live in peace, life's too short ,what a horrible attack.
Back to the incident..why can't we all live in peace, life's too short ,what a horrible attack. kelvin
  • Score: 11

2:03pm Thu 1 May 14

mr.taxpayer says...

Pride and RedBen you spiteful little whinger. Love the way you have to sign in under your other account to back up your own comments and arguments. What a sad little individual you are, always bellitling people and their opinions.

Horrid little specimen of a person
Pride and RedBen you spiteful little whinger. Love the way you have to sign in under your other account to back up your own comments and arguments. What a sad little individual you are, always bellitling people and their opinions. Horrid little specimen of a person mr.taxpayer
  • Score: 2

3:33pm Thu 1 May 14

Pride says...

The sweeney. You sound a most delightful chap. Regarding your most interesting suggestion. One would have thought a newspapers duty is to inform its readership rather than expect its readership to attend events and to write their own columns. Perhaps you attend all local and indeed world events so have no need for media such as newspapers or its net version.
You as an individual who obviously has such a wide vocabulary and extensive variety in the use of the English language must take pity on such individuals as myself whom have to rely on newspapers for news.
Pleasure talking to you Mr Sweeney.
The sweeney. You sound a most delightful chap. Regarding your most interesting suggestion. One would have thought a newspapers duty is to inform its readership rather than expect its readership to attend events and to write their own columns. Perhaps you attend all local and indeed world events so have no need for media such as newspapers or its net version. You as an individual who obviously has such a wide vocabulary and extensive variety in the use of the English language must take pity on such individuals as myself whom have to rely on newspapers for news. Pleasure talking to you Mr Sweeney. Pride
  • Score: -1

7:49pm Thu 1 May 14

RedBen says...

Pot kettle Taxpayer. You being the most toxic cretin on here. Bitter little msn that you are.
Pot kettle Taxpayer. You being the most toxic cretin on here. Bitter little msn that you are. RedBen
  • Score: 0

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