PETTS WOOD: Mysterious patch of blood near flats

PETTS WOOD: Mysterious patch of blood near flats

The pool of blood is near the street sign

Spatterings of blood are outside the doors of the top floor flats

First published in Bromley News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

MYSTERY surrounds a trail of blood which leads to a block of flats in Petts Wood.

The blood starts in a large puddle near the Crest View Drive street sign and drippings are then seen going up the stairs to the top floor flats.

It is believed a man who lives in one of the top floor flats was injured and was then taken to hospital by ambulance.

At this stage how he was injured and the extent of his injuries is not known.

The victim, who is believed to be in his 20s, is said to live in one of the top floor flats with a woman and two children.

Neighbours heard the sound of people rowing in the flat at around 6am this morning.

A London Ambulance Spokesman says an ambulance crew treated a man in Crest View Drive at around 7.30am this morning.

He was then taken to the Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough.

Did you see what happened? Call the newsroom on 01689 885725.

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10:24am Thu 26 Aug 10

mum2kids says...

I think I've solved the 'mystery' . A man was injured, bled in the street, then got taken to hospital! D'oh
I think I've solved the 'mystery' . A man was injured, bled in the street, then got taken to hospital! D'oh mum2kids
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11:54am Thu 26 Aug 10

cookster says...

Seriously News Shopper - have you let some kids take over the newsdesk during the school holidays?
Seriously News Shopper - have you let some kids take over the newsdesk during the school holidays? cookster
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12:10pm Thu 26 Aug 10

GeoffR says...

Remember guys - the same level of journalism isn't needed when it is right out side the NS Offices.

We have seen it before with very minor car prangs etc being reported from out front of offices.

Sure this story may develop into something more serious, but please NS, when you get some facts, report it. Not just the rumours you heard on the way into work.
Remember guys - the same level of journalism isn't needed when it is right out side the NS Offices. We have seen it before with very minor car prangs etc being reported from out front of offices. Sure this story may develop into something more serious, but please NS, when you get some facts, report it. Not just the rumours you heard on the way into work. GeoffR
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1:00pm Thu 26 Aug 10

StayFrosty says...

I completely agree. What's the point of this nonsense? Its the kind of rubbish you'd find on a local blog.
I completely agree. What's the point of this nonsense? Its the kind of rubbish you'd find on a local blog. StayFrosty
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1:39pm Thu 26 Aug 10

GeoffR says...

More like the stuff you find in a School Newspaper
More like the stuff you find in a School Newspaper GeoffR
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1:47pm Thu 26 Aug 10

Lukeyboy says...

Robert Fisk is one of the finest journalists this side of the pond. He would be a worthy winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and should be applauded for his professionalism.
Robert Fisk is one of the finest journalists this side of the pond. He would be a worthy winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and should be applauded for his professionalism. Lukeyboy
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2:50pm Thu 26 Aug 10

bbinbromley says...

At least the reporter didn't have to travel far for this story, incident is directly opposite the News Shopper office in Petts Wood
At least the reporter didn't have to travel far for this story, incident is directly opposite the News Shopper office in Petts Wood bbinbromley
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3:05pm Thu 26 Aug 10

Lukeyboy says...

Yeah News Shopper you have got to get up a lot earlier than that to pull the wool over bbinbromley's eyes....
Yeah News Shopper you have got to get up a lot earlier than that to pull the wool over bbinbromley's eyes.... Lukeyboy
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3:15pm Thu 26 Aug 10

Simon Bull says...

I couldn't agree less with the comments above regarding the validity of this article as a snippet of local news. It doesn't matter where this happened, it's still worth reporting on.

However, I can offer a simple solution to GeoffR and others above who feel they have wasted their time clicking on this page. If you don't like something, don't read it. If Petts Wood stories and pools of blood on the pavement aren't of interest then this probably isn't the story for you.

It obviously is of interest to a lot of other people though, as this article has been read hundreds of times and is our most popular of today.
I couldn't agree less with the comments above regarding the validity of this article as a snippet of local news. It doesn't matter where this happened, it's still worth reporting on. However, I can offer a simple solution to GeoffR and others above who feel they have wasted their time clicking on this page. If you don't like something, don't read it. If Petts Wood stories and pools of blood on the pavement aren't of interest then this probably isn't the story for you. It obviously is of interest to a lot of other people though, as this article has been read hundreds of times and is our most popular of today. Simon Bull
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3:37pm Thu 26 Aug 10

Lukeyboy says...

All I will say is that if you need a second in command Simon. Look no further than Bobby Fisk. The man is a legend.
All I will say is that if you need a second in command Simon. Look no further than Bobby Fisk. The man is a legend. Lukeyboy
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4:00pm Thu 26 Aug 10

GeoffR says...

Simon Bull wrote:
I couldn't agree less with the comments above regarding the validity of this article as a snippet of local news. It doesn't matter where this happened, it's still worth reporting on.

However, I can offer a simple solution to GeoffR and others above who feel they have wasted their time clicking on this page. If you don't like something, don't read it. If Petts Wood stories and pools of blood on the pavement aren't of interest then this probably isn't the story for you.

It obviously is of interest to a lot of other people though, as this article has been read hundreds of times and is our most popular of today.
Maybe you need a rating system on the article then.

The headline is enticing. Mystery, Blood etc.

But how many people read the article and thought "Is that it?". If you allowed ratings of articles, maybe you would see that the article is just not up to standard. Its full of rumour and Weasel Words like "It is believed" and "is said" etc.

This is not quality journalism, its lady over the fence chat.
[quote][p][bold]Simon Bull[/bold] wrote: I couldn't agree less with the comments above regarding the validity of this article as a snippet of local news. It doesn't matter where this happened, it's still worth reporting on. However, I can offer a simple solution to GeoffR and others above who feel they have wasted their time clicking on this page. If you don't like something, don't read it. If Petts Wood stories and pools of blood on the pavement aren't of interest then this probably isn't the story for you. It obviously is of interest to a lot of other people though, as this article has been read hundreds of times and is our most popular of today.[/p][/quote]Maybe you need a rating system on the article then. The headline is enticing. Mystery, Blood etc. But how many people read the article and thought "Is that it?". If you allowed ratings of articles, maybe you would see that the article is just not up to standard. Its full of rumour and Weasel Words like "It is believed" and "is said" etc. This is not quality journalism, its lady over the fence chat. GeoffR
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4:03pm Thu 26 Aug 10

Lukeyboy says...

GeoffR has bought it back. 1-1
GeoffR has bought it back. 1-1 Lukeyboy
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4:30pm Thu 26 Aug 10

Simon Bull says...

Geoff, it's called using the internet. We simply posted an article online shortly after something had happened, which newspapers do. It was to provide the admittedly sketchy details we had to anyone who was interested after walking or driving by the scene, while at the same time also seeking out any information people might have which would help us expand the story.
People don't tend to leave a lot of blood on the pavement unless there has been a nasty accident or a crime. We don't know what's happened yet so it's still a mystery.
Geoff, it's called using the internet. We simply posted an article online shortly after something had happened, which newspapers do. It was to provide the admittedly sketchy details we had to anyone who was interested after walking or driving by the scene, while at the same time also seeking out any information people might have which would help us expand the story. People don't tend to leave a lot of blood on the pavement unless there has been a nasty accident or a crime. We don't know what's happened yet so it's still a mystery. Simon Bull
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5:27pm Thu 26 Aug 10

Unknown Person says...

Simon if you hear anything else please let mwknoq.
I'm interested to know what happened. Maybe somebody was stabbed?
Simon if you hear anything else please let mwknoq. I'm interested to know what happened. Maybe somebody was stabbed? Unknown Person
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1:58pm Fri 27 Aug 10

ksc says...

GeoffR wrote:
Simon Bull wrote:
I couldn't agree less with the comments above regarding the validity of this article as a snippet of local news. It doesn't matter where this happened, it's still worth reporting on.

However, I can offer a simple solution to GeoffR and others above who feel they have wasted their time clicking on this page. If you don't like something, don't read it. If Petts Wood stories and pools of blood on the pavement aren't of interest then this probably isn't the story for you.

It obviously is of interest to a lot of other people though, as this article has been read hundreds of times and is our most popular of today.
Maybe you need a rating system on the article then.

The headline is enticing. Mystery, Blood etc.

But how many people read the article and thought "Is that it?". If you allowed ratings of articles, maybe you would see that the article is just not up to standard. Its full of rumour and Weasel Words like "It is believed" and "is said" etc.

This is not quality journalism, its lady over the fence chat.
Geoff my friend, please try to be more tolerant of the wishes of other people, while I will admit this is not the most enthralling story in history, it is however a story, when you read the Sun or Mirror I'm sure you don't find every single story completely fixating, so you skip over them, no one makes you read them, however, I might or someone else want to read those stories, so who are you to decide what I read and what I don't read. In order for you, and a handful of other sheep, to be happy Simon would have to e-mail you each and every story in order to get your thumbs up or thumbs down, that would make you a very important and powerful person, so here is a story you won't like...you ain't that important.
[quote][p][bold]GeoffR[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simon Bull[/bold] wrote: I couldn't agree less with the comments above regarding the validity of this article as a snippet of local news. It doesn't matter where this happened, it's still worth reporting on. However, I can offer a simple solution to GeoffR and others above who feel they have wasted their time clicking on this page. If you don't like something, don't read it. If Petts Wood stories and pools of blood on the pavement aren't of interest then this probably isn't the story for you. It obviously is of interest to a lot of other people though, as this article has been read hundreds of times and is our most popular of today.[/p][/quote]Maybe you need a rating system on the article then. The headline is enticing. Mystery, Blood etc. But how many people read the article and thought "Is that it?". If you allowed ratings of articles, maybe you would see that the article is just not up to standard. Its full of rumour and Weasel Words like "It is believed" and "is said" etc. This is not quality journalism, its lady over the fence chat.[/p][/quote]Geoff my friend, please try to be more tolerant of the wishes of other people, while I will admit this is not the most enthralling story in history, it is however a story, when you read the Sun or Mirror I'm sure you don't find every single story completely fixating, so you skip over them, no one makes you read them, however, I might or someone else want to read those stories, so who are you to decide what I read and what I don't read. In order for you, and a handful of other sheep, to be happy Simon would have to e-mail you each and every story in order to get your thumbs up or thumbs down, that would make you a very important and powerful person, so here is a story you won't like...you ain't that important. ksc
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5:10pm Fri 27 Aug 10

GeoffR says...

ksc wrote:
GeoffR wrote:
Simon Bull wrote:
I couldn't agree less with the comments above regarding the validity of this article as a snippet of local news. It doesn't matter where this happened, it's still worth reporting on.

However, I can offer a simple solution to GeoffR and others above who feel they have wasted their time clicking on this page. If you don't like something, don't read it. If Petts Wood stories and pools of blood on the pavement aren't of interest then this probably isn't the story for you.

It obviously is of interest to a lot of other people though, as this article has been read hundreds of times and is our most popular of today.
Maybe you need a rating system on the article then.

The headline is enticing. Mystery, Blood etc.

But how many people read the article and thought "Is that it?". If you allowed ratings of articles, maybe you would see that the article is just not up to standard. Its full of rumour and Weasel Words like "It is believed" and "is said" etc.

This is not quality journalism, its lady over the fence chat.
Geoff my friend, please try to be more tolerant of the wishes of other people, while I will admit this is not the most enthralling story in history, it is however a story, when you read the Sun or Mirror I'm sure you don't find every single story completely fixating, so you skip over them, no one makes you read them, however, I might or someone else want to read those stories, so who are you to decide what I read and what I don't read. In order for you, and a handful of other sheep, to be happy Simon would have to e-mail you each and every story in order to get your thumbs up or thumbs down, that would make you a very important and powerful person, so here is a story you won't like...you ain't that important.
"when you read the Sun or Mirror"

I don't read the Sun or The Mirror darling.

But my comments were mainly directed around the level of journalism and standards. Not whether the story was interesting. They are quite different.
[quote][p][bold]ksc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GeoffR[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simon Bull[/bold] wrote: I couldn't agree less with the comments above regarding the validity of this article as a snippet of local news. It doesn't matter where this happened, it's still worth reporting on. However, I can offer a simple solution to GeoffR and others above who feel they have wasted their time clicking on this page. If you don't like something, don't read it. If Petts Wood stories and pools of blood on the pavement aren't of interest then this probably isn't the story for you. It obviously is of interest to a lot of other people though, as this article has been read hundreds of times and is our most popular of today.[/p][/quote]Maybe you need a rating system on the article then. The headline is enticing. Mystery, Blood etc. But how many people read the article and thought "Is that it?". If you allowed ratings of articles, maybe you would see that the article is just not up to standard. Its full of rumour and Weasel Words like "It is believed" and "is said" etc. This is not quality journalism, its lady over the fence chat.[/p][/quote]Geoff my friend, please try to be more tolerant of the wishes of other people, while I will admit this is not the most enthralling story in history, it is however a story, when you read the Sun or Mirror I'm sure you don't find every single story completely fixating, so you skip over them, no one makes you read them, however, I might or someone else want to read those stories, so who are you to decide what I read and what I don't read. In order for you, and a handful of other sheep, to be happy Simon would have to e-mail you each and every story in order to get your thumbs up or thumbs down, that would make you a very important and powerful person, so here is a story you won't like...you ain't that important.[/p][/quote]"when you read the Sun or Mirror" I don't read the Sun or The Mirror darling. But my comments were mainly directed around the level of journalism and standards. Not whether the story was interesting. They are quite different. GeoffR
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5:52pm Fri 27 Aug 10

Make Life says...

GeoffR wrote:
ksc wrote:
GeoffR wrote:
Simon Bull wrote: I couldn't agree less with the comments above regarding the validity of this article as a snippet of local news. It doesn't matter where this happened, it's still worth reporting on. However, I can offer a simple solution to GeoffR and others above who feel they have wasted their time clicking on this page. If you don't like something, don't read it. If Petts Wood stories and pools of blood on the pavement aren't of interest then this probably isn't the story for you. It obviously is of interest to a lot of other people though, as this article has been read hundreds of times and is our most popular of today.
Maybe you need a rating system on the article then. The headline is enticing. Mystery, Blood etc. But how many people read the article and thought "Is that it?". If you allowed ratings of articles, maybe you would see that the article is just not up to standard. Its full of rumour and Weasel Words like "It is believed" and "is said" etc. This is not quality journalism, its lady over the fence chat.
Geoff my friend, please try to be more tolerant of the wishes of other people, while I will admit this is not the most enthralling story in history, it is however a story, when you read the Sun or Mirror I'm sure you don't find every single story completely fixating, so you skip over them, no one makes you read them, however, I might or someone else want to read those stories, so who are you to decide what I read and what I don't read. In order for you, and a handful of other sheep, to be happy Simon would have to e-mail you each and every story in order to get your thumbs up or thumbs down, that would make you a very important and powerful person, so here is a story you won't like...you ain't that important.
"when you read the Sun or Mirror" I don't read the Sun or The Mirror darling. But my comments were mainly directed around the level of journalism and standards. Not whether the story was interesting. They are quite different.
Now now kids, play nicely. Does it really matter whether you think it is worthy news or not? No. I often see things and think whats happend here. You probably spent more time writing your comments than reading the article.
[quote][p][bold]GeoffR[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ksc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GeoffR[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Simon Bull[/bold] wrote: I couldn't agree less with the comments above regarding the validity of this article as a snippet of local news. It doesn't matter where this happened, it's still worth reporting on. However, I can offer a simple solution to GeoffR and others above who feel they have wasted their time clicking on this page. If you don't like something, don't read it. If Petts Wood stories and pools of blood on the pavement aren't of interest then this probably isn't the story for you. It obviously is of interest to a lot of other people though, as this article has been read hundreds of times and is our most popular of today.[/p][/quote]Maybe you need a rating system on the article then. The headline is enticing. Mystery, Blood etc. But how many people read the article and thought "Is that it?". If you allowed ratings of articles, maybe you would see that the article is just not up to standard. Its full of rumour and Weasel Words like "It is believed" and "is said" etc. This is not quality journalism, its lady over the fence chat.[/p][/quote]Geoff my friend, please try to be more tolerant of the wishes of other people, while I will admit this is not the most enthralling story in history, it is however a story, when you read the Sun or Mirror I'm sure you don't find every single story completely fixating, so you skip over them, no one makes you read them, however, I might or someone else want to read those stories, so who are you to decide what I read and what I don't read. In order for you, and a handful of other sheep, to be happy Simon would have to e-mail you each and every story in order to get your thumbs up or thumbs down, that would make you a very important and powerful person, so here is a story you won't like...you ain't that important.[/p][/quote]"when you read the Sun or Mirror" I don't read the Sun or The Mirror darling. But my comments were mainly directed around the level of journalism and standards. Not whether the story was interesting. They are quite different.[/p][/quote]Now now kids, play nicely. Does it really matter whether you think it is worthy news or not? No. I often see things and think whats happend here. You probably spent more time writing your comments than reading the article. Make Life
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12:19pm Sat 28 Aug 10

madras says...

And as the Petts Wood blood-trail mystery enters day 3, the public are still wondering, 'what happened'??
And as the Petts Wood blood-trail mystery enters day 3, the public are still wondering, 'what happened'?? madras
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12:18pm Mon 30 Aug 10

DirtyElegance says...

I heard that a member of the public was randomly targetted by some annoyed journalists. GeoffR can you confirm? . . . . Geoff? Are you there? Oh Sh...........
I heard that a member of the public was randomly targetted by some annoyed journalists. GeoffR can you confirm? . . . . Geoff? Are you there? Oh Sh........... DirtyElegance
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9:49pm Mon 30 Aug 10

typecastboy says...

Obviously a quiet day in Orpington that day, nothing else to report. Call the council, they'll come and clean it up.
Obviously a quiet day in Orpington that day, nothing else to report. Call the council, they'll come and clean it up. typecastboy
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