Suspect is wanted in connection with criminal damage at a Leyton Ladbrokes store

Suspect 147918

Suspect 147918

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Waltham Forest

Police in Waltham Forest have issued a CCTV image of a man accused of damaging betting machines.

Suspect 147918 is wanted in connection with criminal damage at Ladbrokes in High Road, Leyton, on April 4 at 1:10pm.

According to police, the man is alleged to have picked up a metal-framed stool inside the shop and used it to smash the gaming machines after losing money on a bet.  

The CCTV images have been released to the Guardian as part of a joint venture with the Metropolitan Police to identify potential perpetrators of unsolved crimes in the borough.

Anyone with information should contact Waltham Forest police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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12:06pm Thu 22 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

The ugly face and reality of Labour's failed relaxation of the gambling laws, Tessa Jowell said 'gambling is fun' when of course the truth is far from fun but brings misery and grief to families as the last pound coin disappears into the 'cocaine crack' of the poker machine.
The ugly face and reality of Labour's failed relaxation of the gambling laws, Tessa Jowell said 'gambling is fun' when of course the truth is far from fun but brings misery and grief to families as the last pound coin disappears into the 'cocaine crack' of the poker machine. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 4

1:00pm Thu 22 May 14

garym says...

Not Governments fault, what will you blame on them next? Ooh the shops are open early I shall pop down for a beer?
Not Governments fault, what will you blame on them next? Ooh the shops are open early I shall pop down for a beer? garym
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1:23pm Thu 22 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

garym wrote:
Not Governments fault, what will you blame on them next? Ooh the shops are open early I shall pop down for a beer?
Of course it was Labour's 'fault' they introduced it all and deregulated it all.
[quote][p][bold]garym[/bold] wrote: Not Governments fault, what will you blame on them next? Ooh the shops are open early I shall pop down for a beer?[/p][/quote]Of course it was Labour's 'fault' they introduced it all and deregulated it all. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

3:08pm Thu 22 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

There are numerous instances of seething losing gamblers exploding in a fit of desperate rage when the enormity of their losses crystallise.

We are not talking 50p each way bets here, we are talking a months salary or dole money an theses machines are as addictive as crack cocaine lets not forget.
There are numerous instances of seething losing gamblers exploding in a fit of desperate rage when the enormity of their losses crystallise. We are not talking 50p each way bets here, we are talking a months salary or dole money an theses machines are as addictive as crack cocaine lets not forget. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

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