Truck driver who 'stabbed hijacker to death defending lorry'

slim

War Hero
I do hope he gets case dismissed!

Source:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...jacker-death-defending-lorry-held-police.html

Truck driver who 'stabbed hijacker to death defending lorry' held by police
By Daily Mail Reporter
A truck driver has been arrested after stabbing a man to death who was apparently trying to hijack his lorry.
The driver claims to have been defending himself from three men, who had attacked him and tried to rob his curtained lorry, on an industrial estate yesterday morning.

During the scuffle, the driver stabbed all three of his attackers and sustained a head injury.
Forensic police investigate a blue Subaru Imprezza that three blood-drenched men drove to Sandwell General Hospital in West Bromwich after the attack

The three blood-drenched men then drove 20 miles in a Subaru Impreza to Sandwell Hospital, in West Bromwich, despite suffering from serious stab wounds.

One of the men, a 36-year-old, who is yet to be named, died of his injuries at the hospital.

The two others, one a 15-year-old youth, are in a critical condition.

Back at the industrial estate, in Coleshill, Warwickshire, the 40-year-old driver, who is believed to be from Greece, was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Police say the driver claims he was just defending himself from the attack.


An eyewitness at Sandwell General Hospital described the dramatic scene as the blue Subaru Impreza screeched into the hospital car park.

The man, who did not wish to be named, said: 'It was about 6.30am in the morning as me and my wife arrived at the hospital in an ambulance. She had been suffering from chest pains.
'As the paramedics were helping my wife a blue car sped up the ramp and skidded to a halt at the entrance.
'Two chaps jumped out of the fronts seats and started screaming, "help us, help us, we've all been stabbed" and they were drenched in blood.

'One of the men lifted up his shirt to show stab wounds on his stomach and he was completely covered in blood.
'They went into the back seats where a third man was sitting, he was a big bloke and looked unconscious. They managed to drag him out on to the floor leaving huge pools of blood in the car and on the floor.
'By this time the paramedics who were looking after my wife had gone over to help. It took a total of five hospital staff to lift the man from the floor and carry him into the hospital. He may have already passed away because he looked like a dead weight.
'I heard the man in the back seat had been stabbed near the shoulder and in the throat.
'The whole time the other two men where shouting and screaming, it was a dramatic and horrific scene. They were screaming at me to help but I didn't know what to do and just left it to the hospital staff.
Hijack? The lorry driver alleged he was attacked during an attempted robbery on his vehicle

'I've never seen anything like it in my life, you just don't expect it at that time in the morning when everything is so quiet.'

Detective Chief Inspector Adrian McGee, from Warwickshire Police, who is leading the investigation, said: 'We are still gathering information in order to establish what has happened this morning. We are appealing to anyone who has any information from any of the locations to contact the major investigation unit at Warwickshire Police.
'We want to hear from anyone who saw anything that may be of interest to the police at the Station Road Industrial Estate in Coleshill, anyone driving on the Northbound carriageway of the M6 motorway between junctions 6 and 7 between 6.20am - 6.30am this morning who saw a dark blue car and anyone who saw the men arriving at Sandwell Hospital at shortly after 6.30am.'

The M6 Motorway remained closed yesterday morning as Police officers from West Midlands Police and Warwickshire Police investigated.
 
And your problem with this is? Do you think we should go around grievously assaulting people because they are taking our stuff?

Self defence, certainly, but we do not know this from the media reports. Only the police know the full circumstances.
 
rosinacarley said:
And your problem with this is? Do you think we should go around grievously assaulting people because they are taking our stuff?

Self defence, certainly, but we do not know this from the media reports. Only the police know the full circumstances.

They pays there money so they takes there chances...hell mend them....three against one...sounds like a classic case of self defence.....

Do you think he will get Legal Aid.....or will he be able to afford a decent defence.... 8)...in the event the evidence supports any charges being laid. Having said that I am sure the other two scrottes will state something along the lines of 'we were only out walking our dog when this mad Greek attacked us':roll:...a bit harsh for Fido pissing against his back wheel.... etc..... 8)
 

slim

War Hero
rosinacarley said:
And your problem with this is? Do you think we should go around grievously assaulting people because they are taking our stuff?

Self defence, certainly, but we do not know this from the media reports. Only the police know the full circumstances.

I think that the summary justice handed out by the victim will do more to deter these criminals than anything the British courts have to offer. If more of these thieving scum ended up dead or seriously injured the law abiding would sleep easier in their beds.
 

Oil_Slick

War Hero
Re: Truck driver who 'stabbed hijacker to death defending lo

My brother in law used to run HGV's down to Trieste in Italy. One run he was hijacked just after of Venice. Carabinieri were called and took all the details… Sr Plod says to BIL… 'You know why they target British trucks? Because they know you are always unarmed'.

BIL said he can't get a weapon to carry on his rig under UK law… Plod say's go ask some of the local drivers and they'll see you right. He was rather taken aback to find 'seeing him right' ran from knives to AK47's.


Personally, If I were on a jury for the Greek driver it would be an automatic 'not guilty' the minute I sat down… end of.

The European attitude that if you go to rob, don't come crying to the Police if you find a bullet is 100% good in my books.
 
Re: Truck driver who 'stabbed hijacker to death defending lo

slim said:
rosinacarley said:
And your problem with this is? Do you think we should go around grievously assaulting people because they are taking our stuff?

Self defence, certainly, but we do not know this from the media reports. Only the police know the full circumstances.

I think that the summary justice handed out by the victim will do more to deter these criminals than anything the British courts have to offer. If more of these thieving scum ended up dead or seriously injured the law abiding would sleep easier in their beds.

A regrettable development, but nevertheless very true.
 
asst_dep_to_dep_asst said:
rosinacarley said:
Do you think we should go around grievously assaulting people because they are taking our stuff?......

3 against one and obviously prepared to use violence - er, yes!

Whatever.

Sometimes I dispair of this forum. Rational debate seems beyond the capability of some people. Ranting and getting high blood pressure (yes, you, Slim) will not change the law. Which is that there appears on the face of the Daily Mail report, to have been broken.

These delusional ravings IMHO are just an unecessary waste of bandwith.
 

Oil_Slick

War Hero
Re: Truck driver who 'stabbed hijacker to death defending lo

rosinacarley said:
asst_dep_to_dep_asst said:
rosinacarley said:
Do you think we should go around grievously assaulting people because they are taking our stuff?......

3 against one and obviously prepared to use violence - er, yes!

Whatever.

Sometimes I dispair of this forum. Rational debate seems beyond the capability of some people. Ranting and getting high blood pressure (yes, you, Slim) will not change the law. Which is that there appears on the face of the Daily Mail report, to have been broken.

These delusional ravings IMHO are just an unecessary waste of bandwith.


You stick to your world of fluffy bunnies and all things sugar and nice along with that nice PC Dixon to keep you safe at night…

Me? Anyone try and nick my stuff and they're going to need some serious repair work.

I's a simple system… don't want to get whacked, don't be a thieving cvnt.
 

4to8

MIA
Re: Truck driver who 'stabbed hijacker to death defending lo

so we wait until a solicitor has a spare half hour when we are attacked ? "Hello,yes ,you are being attacked by 3 scrotts,let me see if i can find someone to give you the legal aspects of your predicament,can you call again later ?"

Open window,both barrels,shoot,reload.
 

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