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Hampshire police cordon off Southampton's East Park after man and woman found unconscious

By Jon Reeve

2:52pm Wednesday 30th January 2013

Park sealed off after pair found unconscious

TWO people have been taken to hospital after being found unconscious in a Southampton park.

Police have sealed off the area around the tennis courts in East Park, after the man and woman were discovered shortly after 1pm.

One was laid out on the grass and the other on a park bench.

Ambulance crews were called to the city centre scene and have taken the pair to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

The man and woman were spotted by someone from the nearby Southampton Solent University, who called the emergency services.

It is not yet known how old either the man or woman is, or what caused their conditions.

A Hampshire police spokesman said the area where they were discovered has been cordoned off while it is established whether any crime has been committed.

Comments(22)

Comments(22)

redsnapper says...
4:12pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Drugs or alcohol, that is the question?

Outside of the Box says...
4:40pm Wed 30 Jan 13

redsnapper wrote:
Drugs or alcohol, that is the question?
Probably both, that is the answer

bigal007 says...
4:45pm Wed 30 Jan 13

yep to true they do sit around there lots that makes the parks unsafe but where do they go ?

jonnyx says...
5:01pm Wed 30 Jan 13

bigal007 wrote:
yep to true they do sit around there lots that makes the parks unsafe but where do they go ?
i've read that comment several times, even said it out loud - it makes no sense.

loosehead says...
5:07pm Wed 30 Jan 13

They use to go to the Western Shore/American dump before they dug it up & put in the new roads

localnews says...
5:31pm Wed 30 Jan 13

you'll find them in the car park at charlotte place (jurys inn)

cantthinkofone says...
5:57pm Wed 30 Jan 13

And at any decent Young Farmers event.

saintsbabygirl123 says...
6:32pm Wed 30 Jan 13

probz beer related as thats were all the druggies and alcos go...

Huffter says...
7:03pm Wed 30 Jan 13

bigal007 wrote:
yep to true they do sit around there lots that makes the parks unsafe but where do they go ?
They used to go to the Salvation Army Mountbatten Centre in Oxford Street until funding was withdrawn from HCC. As an alcoholic, I was helped by the Sally Army and have now been in work for nearly 20 years. I feel so sorry for those who have nowhere to go these days.

solomum says...
7:17pm Wed 30 Jan 13

I see the detectives that are the echo readers have solved the mystery of what had happened then. Obviously drugs/alcohol! Do the police normally seal off parks then for these kind of incidents? At the moment it is unknown what has happened and somewhere there are probably family members of the injured parties dealing with emotions, so probably best to wait until more facts are released before playing judge and jury.

loosehead says...
8:03pm Wed 30 Jan 13

saintsbabygirl123 wrote:
probz beer related as thats were all the druggies and alcos go...
So why is it beer related if both Druggies & alcos go? why isn't it drugged related?

SOULJACKER says...
8:22pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Huffter wrote:
bigal007 wrote:
yep to true they do sit around there lots that makes the parks unsafe but where do they go ?
They used to go to the Salvation Army Mountbatten Centre in Oxford Street until funding was withdrawn from HCC. As an alcoholic, I was helped by the Sally Army and have now been in work for nearly 20 years. I feel so sorry for those who have nowhere to go these days.
Sad but true 'Hufter'.... Here in Bevois valley it is rife unfortunately with the kids (young girls especially on Heroin & booze) & bleeding all over the place,
All you can do is to make sure they are safe, get them an ambulance & hope they wake up in the morning.
At the end of the day no matter how misguided they seem to the average Joe, they are still somebodies son & daughter.

IronLady2010 says...
9:20pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Hang on, would the Police cordon off the park if this was just a regular drunk or two?

philiprhampton says...
10:06pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Beautiful parks being littered by down and outs, most of the time upright not lying about.

zara221 says...
10:59pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Everyone's eager to jump on the 'druggie' bandwagon, but what's to say these people weren't students? Or had it failed to catch your attention about that the fact this incident is directly between two university buildings?
And yet without any reports of who these people are there's already spectulation about the fact that they're probably addicts.
It's nevertheless astounding how the attitude in these comments suggests that just because they may have addiction issues they're the scum of the earth and deserve whatever they get. Wow.

IronLady2010 says...
11:04pm Wed 30 Jan 13

zara221 wrote:
Everyone's eager to jump on the 'druggie' bandwagon, but what's to say these people weren't students? Or had it failed to catch your attention about that the fact this incident is directly between two university buildings?
And yet without any reports of who these people are there's already spectulation about the fact that they're probably addicts.
It's nevertheless astounding how the attitude in these comments suggests that just because they may have addiction issues they're the scum of the earth and deserve whatever they get. Wow.
Not everyone!

loosehead says...
7:40am Thu 31 Jan 13

zara221 wrote:
Everyone's eager to jump on the 'druggie' bandwagon, but what's to say these people weren't students? Or had it failed to catch your attention about that the fact this incident is directly between two university buildings?
And yet without any reports of who these people are there's already spectulation about the fact that they're probably addicts.
It's nevertheless astounding how the attitude in these comments suggests that just because they may have addiction issues they're the scum of the earth and deserve whatever they get. Wow.
Right I've not read that but are you saying students don't take drugs?
If you read the posts most are presuming there drunks even it doesn't say that in the article

Raxx says...
10:08am Thu 31 Jan 13

Huffter wrote:
bigal007 wrote:
yep to true they do sit around there lots that makes the parks unsafe but where do they go ?
They used to go to the Salvation Army Mountbatten Centre in Oxford Street until funding was withdrawn from HCC. As an alcoholic, I was helped by the Sally Army and have now been in work for nearly 20 years. I feel so sorry for those who have nowhere to go these days.
Good for you Huffter. I wish more people on here realised the truth of the phrase "there but for the grace of God go I"...

loosehead says...
10:26am Thu 31 Jan 13

Raxx wrote:
Huffter wrote:
bigal007 wrote:
yep to true they do sit around there lots that makes the parks unsafe but where do they go ?
They used to go to the Salvation Army Mountbatten Centre in Oxford Street until funding was withdrawn from HCC. As an alcoholic, I was helped by the Sally Army and have now been in work for nearly 20 years. I feel so sorry for those who have nowhere to go these days.
Good for you Huffter. I wish more people on here realised the truth of the phrase "there but for the grace of God go I"...
In the song it goes there for the grace of god go i i i, no blacks no jews & no gays & so on do you remember that song?

kingnotail says...
10:41am Thu 31 Jan 13

loosehead wrote:
Raxx wrote:
Huffter wrote:
bigal007 wrote:
yep to true they do sit around there lots that makes the parks unsafe but where do they go ?
They used to go to the Salvation Army Mountbatten Centre in Oxford Street until funding was withdrawn from HCC. As an alcoholic, I was helped by the Sally Army and have now been in work for nearly 20 years. I feel so sorry for those who have nowhere to go these days.
Good for you Huffter. I wish more people on here realised the truth of the phrase "there but for the grace of God go I"...
In the song it goes there for the grace of god go i i i, no blacks no jews & no gays & so on do you remember that song?
No but I'm sure a right-wing bigot like you does

loosehead says...
3:23pm Thu 31 Jan 13

kingnotail wrote:
loosehead wrote:
Raxx wrote:
Huffter wrote:
bigal007 wrote:
yep to true they do sit around there lots that makes the parks unsafe but where do they go ?
They used to go to the Salvation Army Mountbatten Centre in Oxford Street until funding was withdrawn from HCC. As an alcoholic, I was helped by the Sally Army and have now been in work for nearly 20 years. I feel so sorry for those who have nowhere to go these days.
Good for you Huffter. I wish more people on here realised the truth of the phrase "there but for the grace of God go I"...
In the song it goes there for the grace of god go i i i, no blacks no jews & no gays & so on do you remember that song?
No but I'm sure a right-wing bigot like you does
I'm not a right wing bigot & before you call people names please get your facts right.
I'm married to a Thai lady who's over there now & has been since the beginning of November,
I'm a member of Lordshill Church & i've taken in produce that I've grown on my allotment & anyone no matter what class or colour are welcome to it.
I also buy goods for the basic bank so really do you know what your talking about?
read the posts & one quoted there but for the grace of god go I.
I was only pointing out a song was made with exactly those words in it & did they remember it?
I lived in Oxford Avenue in a pokey bedsit drank in the Clovelly Arms & got on well with my neighbours so please get your facts right next time

Pikey Pete says...
11:15pm Thu 31 Jan 13

I like all your posts... I hate it when you all start having a-go at each other.

This story probably wasnt worth any of us commenting on any way...!!

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