Man arrested after assault at soup kitchen in Walthamstow

Mission Grove soup kitchen, threatened with eviction because of reports of anti-social behaviour, according to the council

Mission Grove soup kitchen, threatened with eviction because of reports of anti-social behaviour, according to the council

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A 30 year old man has been arrested after a man was left with serious head injuries following an attack at a soup kitchen last night.

The victim, 36, whose injuries are not thought to be life threatening, was assaulted in Mission Grove, Walthamstow at 7.45pm.

A man is still being question on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

The Christian Kitchen has fed vulnerable people in Mission Grove for 20 years.

But Waltham Forest Council is trying to force the kitchen to leave the site due to concerns over anti-social behaviour.

 

 

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12:47pm Fri 4 Oct 13

Dave mp says...

Apparently fights have broken out in the High Street in the last year when Greggs Bakery vans dispose of 'old stock' around 12.30am. No surprise as it seems people who employ cheap labour for farms etc, grab it all for themselves so the 'genuine' homeless person who needs the food is less likely to get it.
Apparently fights have broken out in the High Street in the last year when Greggs Bakery vans dispose of 'old stock' around 12.30am. No surprise as it seems people who employ cheap labour for farms etc, grab it all for themselves so the 'genuine' homeless person who needs the food is less likely to get it. Dave mp
  • Score: 11

1:07pm Fri 4 Oct 13

NDevoto says...

Well I noticed yesterday the Greggs along the High St has closed and is for sale?
Well I noticed yesterday the Greggs along the High St has closed and is for sale? NDevoto
  • Score: 0

1:32pm Fri 4 Oct 13

Billy Yerache says...

Where is the local resident who stated a little while back that 'she has lived there for years and never seen any trouble at the kitchen?'

It is precisely this kind of incident that enrages Mr Loakes who wants the Town cleaned up for the people moving in from trendy Hackney and so on.

Alcohol is no doubt the main cause and as there are hardly any Police these days to deal with drunkenness, these type of events will recur.
Where is the local resident who stated a little while back that 'she has lived there for years and never seen any trouble at the kitchen?' It is precisely this kind of incident that enrages Mr Loakes who wants the Town cleaned up for the people moving in from trendy Hackney and so on. Alcohol is no doubt the main cause and as there are hardly any Police these days to deal with drunkenness, these type of events will recur. Billy Yerache
  • Score: 1

3:54pm Fri 4 Oct 13

shelly40 says...

Well maybe all the local secondary schools should be closed! There are often fights and trouble outside schools, only this week Acacia Road E17 was closed by police after a school child was hit in the head with a brick and taken away in an ambulance. Funny what makes it in to the paper and what doesn't.
Well maybe all the local secondary schools should be closed! There are often fights and trouble outside schools, only this week Acacia Road E17 was closed by police after a school child was hit in the head with a brick and taken away in an ambulance. Funny what makes it in to the paper and what doesn't. shelly40
  • Score: 4

4:40pm Fri 4 Oct 13

Billy Yerache says...

shelly40 wrote:
Well maybe all the local secondary schools should be closed! There are often fights and trouble outside schools, only this week Acacia Road E17 was closed by police after a school child was hit in the head with a brick and taken away in an ambulance. Funny what makes it in to the paper and what doesn't.
If there are such incidents then why do you not report it to this paper as the Guardian is always looking for such news. This soup kitchen is a charitable service staffed by volunteers who often get abused and the some users 'biting the hand that feeds them'. You cannot compare schooling issues to this as the school has its own in house policies for dealing with trouble as you describe, whereby the CK is a voluntary set up that has at times adversely affected local residents and business by it's success and popularity and could become a victim as a result.
[quote][p][bold]shelly40[/bold] wrote: Well maybe all the local secondary schools should be closed! There are often fights and trouble outside schools, only this week Acacia Road E17 was closed by police after a school child was hit in the head with a brick and taken away in an ambulance. Funny what makes it in to the paper and what doesn't.[/p][/quote]If there are such incidents then why do you not report it to this paper as the Guardian is always looking for such news. This soup kitchen is a charitable service staffed by volunteers who often get abused and the some users 'biting the hand that feeds them'. You cannot compare schooling issues to this as the school has its own in house policies for dealing with trouble as you describe, whereby the CK is a voluntary set up that has at times adversely affected local residents and business by it's success and popularity and could become a victim as a result. Billy Yerache
  • Score: -1

8:50pm Mon 7 Oct 13

WalthamWabbit says...

It just goes to show what sort of Scurrilous Activities take place at this regular event that can truly be a danger to Life and Limb. I am sure Clyde Loaks will soon have it Nipped in the Bud so that the social cleansing of the Waltham Forest Borough may continue At Pace and the Christians Kitchen will be able to set up a cupcake stall or a mueslie knitting teepee which will be more in line with the luscious local community of diverse creatives and artistic mavens which will be far more profitable than giving away delicious styrofoam cups of Piping Hot mulligatawny soup and soft white rolls from the aforementioned greggs'.
It just goes to show what sort of Scurrilous Activities take place at this regular event that can truly be a danger to Life and Limb. I am sure Clyde Loaks will soon have it Nipped in the Bud so that the social cleansing of the Waltham Forest Borough may continue At Pace and the Christians Kitchen will be able to set up a cupcake stall or a mueslie knitting teepee which will be more in line with the luscious local community of diverse creatives and artistic mavens which will be far more profitable than giving away delicious styrofoam cups of Piping Hot mulligatawny soup and soft white rolls from the aforementioned greggs'. WalthamWabbit
  • Score: 3

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