Police searching for wanted Tilbury man James Gray make arrest

Thurrock Gazette: Police searching for wanted Tilbury man James Gray make arrest Police searching for wanted Tilbury man James Gray make arrest

Officers hunting for Tilbury man James 'Jimmy' Gray have arrested a man in his 20s on suspicion of assisting an offender. 

The 24-year-old man from Tilbury was arrested yesterday, February 21, and has been released on police bail until April 24 pending further enquiries. 

Essex Police is continuing the search for Gray who is wanted for eight separate offences including theft and assault. 

He was last known to be living in Elgar Gardens, Tilbury. 

Detectives believe someone in the community knows where he is. 

Anyone with information can call officers at Grays on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 

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12:07pm Fri 22 Feb 13

supermadmax says...

You lot make this guy sound like Dale Cregan.

Essex Public enemy number one James 'Jimmy' Gray.

I'm sure he deserves to go to prison but unless I'm missing something he has not done anything really serious like murder, rape or such ? So there should be other criminals you guys should be after.

* We are still waiting to find out what happened to the c2c flasher ?
You lot make this guy sound like Dale Cregan. Essex Public enemy number one James 'Jimmy' Gray. I'm sure he deserves to go to prison but unless I'm missing something he has not done anything really serious like murder, rape or such ? So there should be other criminals you guys should be after. * We are still waiting to find out what happened to the c2c flasher ? supermadmax

12:27pm Fri 22 Feb 13

DannyButcher says...

I've heard it all now, just because there are worse criminals out there, we should give this 'thief and assaulter' a break.

Do you know this guy by any chance..........

Reminds me of the time an idiot I knew said 'you couldn't meet a nicer guy' about a burglar who used to torture people. Nice!
I've heard it all now, just because there are worse criminals out there, we should give this 'thief and assaulter' a break. Do you know this guy by any chance.......... Reminds me of the time an idiot I knew said 'you couldn't meet a nicer guy' about a burglar who used to torture people. Nice! DannyButcher

3:12pm Fri 22 Feb 13

supermadmax says...

MrButcher I wrote "I'm sure he deserves to go to prison..."

So why do you say "I've heard it all now, just because there are worse criminals out there, we should give this 'thief and assaulter' a break." ?
MrButcher I wrote "I'm sure he deserves to go to prison..." So why do you say "I've heard it all now, just because there are worse criminals out there, we should give this 'thief and assaulter' a break." ? supermadmax

3:24pm Fri 22 Feb 13

DannyButcher says...

Because, you said.....
'unless I'm missing something he has not done anything really serious like murder, rape or such ?'
Because, you said..... 'unless I'm missing something he has not done anything really serious like murder, rape or such ?' DannyButcher

3:35pm Fri 22 Feb 13

everyoneh850 says...

Well has he?
Well has he? everyoneh850

3:54pm Fri 22 Feb 13

supermadmax says...

DannyButcher wrote:
Because, you said.....
'unless I'm missing something he has not done anything really serious like murder, rape or such ?'
Yes but this guy is regularly in this paper, they have been following his 'hunt' for months & months. I remember the excitement at christmas because there was a 'sighting' in grays.

I could be wrong but as far as im aware he had not done anything really serious (ie rape or murder or big violent robbery). Surely there are other more dangerous criminals in south east essex.

The echo have turned James 'Jimmy' Gray into the Al Capone of Tilbery, public enemy number 1. I admit I could be missing something but to me he seems like countless other nuisances to society in the area so why constantly single him out.
[quote][p][bold]DannyButcher[/bold] wrote: Because, you said..... 'unless I'm missing something he has not done anything really serious like murder, rape or such ?'[/p][/quote]Yes but this guy is regularly in this paper, they have been following his 'hunt' for months & months. I remember the excitement at christmas because there was a 'sighting' in grays. I could be wrong but as far as im aware he had not done anything really serious (ie rape or murder or big violent robbery). Surely there are other more dangerous criminals in south east essex. The echo have turned James 'Jimmy' Gray into the Al Capone of Tilbery, public enemy number 1. I admit I could be missing something but to me he seems like countless other nuisances to society in the area so why constantly single him out. supermadmax

4:00pm Fri 22 Feb 13

DannyButcher says...

LMAO. The issue isn't that he hasn't done those, the issue is that he HAS done some nasty things. How on earth does even a simple mind come up with 'He only beat people up and thieved so he isn't that bad of a bloke. It isn't like he's a murderer or rapist.'

Trying to use a scale of how bad someone is to justify that a wanted criminal isn't THAT bad. I've heard it all now.

People who steal are scum, and in circumstances can ruin innocent peoples lives. This guys has 8 counts against him, not counting the ones that haven't been reported! Only a family member, friend or the thief in question would argue that 'there should be other criminals you guys should be after.'

Pathetic. Absolutely pathetic.
LMAO. The issue isn't that he hasn't done those, the issue is that he HAS done some nasty things. How on earth does even a simple mind come up with 'He only beat people up and thieved so he isn't that bad of a bloke. It isn't like he's a murderer or rapist.' Trying to use a scale of how bad someone is to justify that a wanted criminal isn't THAT bad. I've heard it all now. People who steal are scum, and in circumstances can ruin innocent peoples lives. This guys has 8 counts against him, not counting the ones that haven't been reported! Only a family member, friend or the thief in question would argue that 'there should be other criminals you guys should be after.' Pathetic. Absolutely pathetic. DannyButcher

4:04pm Fri 22 Feb 13

DannyButcher says...

I think ALL local wanted criminals should have their pictures online, especially thugs and thieves. Let's face it, murders and rapists are dealt with by crimewatch.

Any article like this is a good thing, as it might just mean one less person mugged or beaten up!
I think ALL local wanted criminals should have their pictures online, especially thugs and thieves. Let's face it, murders and rapists are dealt with by crimewatch. Any article like this is a good thing, as it might just mean one less person mugged or beaten up! DannyButcher

4:24pm Fri 22 Feb 13

supermadmax says...

"I think ALL local wanted criminals should have their pictures online, especially thugs and thieves."

That I agree with.
"I think ALL local wanted criminals should have their pictures online, especially thugs and thieves." That I agree with. supermadmax

4:46pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Bodoftheglen says...

Well I think the police should be looking for whoe ever is doing all these breakins chadwell purfleet grays it rife. Never use to have as many as this as thurrock grows with our new 10000 new residents so does our crime our congestion.
Well I think the police should be looking for whoe ever is doing all these breakins chadwell purfleet grays it rife. Never use to have as many as this as thurrock grows with our new 10000 new residents so does our crime our congestion. Bodoftheglen

4:56pm Fri 22 Feb 13

DannyButcher says...

Aveley is also a crime hotspot at the moment. Aggravated burglary, car thefts, normal burglars, shops being robbed. The 90 year old woman getting robbed in her own home was sickening.

It is a sad fact that the bigger and more diverse Thurrock gets, the worse it seems to be.
Aveley is also a crime hotspot at the moment. Aggravated burglary, car thefts, normal burglars, shops being robbed. The 90 year old woman getting robbed in her own home was sickening. It is a sad fact that the bigger and more diverse Thurrock gets, the worse it seems to be. DannyButcher

5:23pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Bodoftheglen says...

Well we are the dumping ground
Well we are the dumping ground Bodoftheglen

5:41pm Fri 22 Feb 13

mikgrays says...

Bodoftheglen wrote:
Well I think the police should be looking for whoe ever is doing all these breakins chadwell purfleet grays it rife. Never use to have as many as this as thurrock grows with our new 10000 new residents so does our crime our congestion.
That's not really true!, i've lived here all my life and its never been any different.
[quote][p][bold]Bodoftheglen[/bold] wrote: Well I think the police should be looking for whoe ever is doing all these breakins chadwell purfleet grays it rife. Never use to have as many as this as thurrock grows with our new 10000 new residents so does our crime our congestion.[/p][/quote]That's not really true!, i've lived here all my life and its never been any different. mikgrays

6:02pm Fri 22 Feb 13

DannyButcher says...

I can't talk for Purfleet or Chadwell, but Aveley never has been a crime hotspot. Now, we are in fear of aggravated burglary and car theft.

Crimes like assault and theft may not sound like much of a crime compared to murder or rape, but offenders of 'lesser crimes' seem to be far more active. One scumbag could easily ruin 100's of lives before getting caught (if at all), so apparently having gangs of career criminals on your doorstep isn't exactly much fun.

In this internet age, every single community should have their own crimewatch style website where all of these crimes can be discussed. Police.uk is great at informing us how dangerous the area is to live in, but not much else!
I can't talk for Purfleet or Chadwell, but Aveley never has been a crime hotspot. Now, we are in fear of aggravated burglary and car theft. Crimes like assault and theft may not sound like much of a crime compared to murder or rape, but offenders of 'lesser crimes' seem to be far more active. One scumbag could easily ruin 100's of lives before getting caught (if at all), so apparently having gangs of career criminals on your doorstep isn't exactly much fun. In this internet age, every single community should have their own crimewatch style website where all of these crimes can be discussed. Police.uk is great at informing us how dangerous the area is to live in, but not much else! DannyButcher

8:49am Sat 23 Feb 13

A Dermot says...

No dog or horse is safe with this man at large
No dog or horse is safe with this man at large A Dermot

9:04am Sat 23 Feb 13

Bodoftheglen says...

Bodoftheglen wrote:
Well we are the dumping ground
Its never been this bad minor crimes car theffts but not all these breakins. Your talking out your arse. A fella in chadwell acid thrown in his face last friday when he disturbed them breaking into his house. Your saying that's happenend a lot.
[quote][p][bold]Bodoftheglen[/bold] wrote: Well we are the dumping ground[/p][/quote]Its never been this bad minor crimes car theffts but not all these breakins. Your talking out your arse. A fella in chadwell acid thrown in his face last friday when he disturbed them breaking into his house. Your saying that's happenend a lot. Bodoftheglen

9:17am Sat 23 Feb 13

mikgrays says...

Bodoftheglen wrote:
Bodoftheglen wrote:
Well we are the dumping ground
Its never been this bad minor crimes car theffts but not all these breakins. Your talking out your arse. A fella in chadwell acid thrown in his face last friday when he disturbed them breaking into his house. Your saying that's happenend a lot.
No!,what i am saying is thurrock has always had a high crime rate,and all this rosy "it didn't happen in my day is counter productive.".And its quite funny that when someone has an opinion that you do not agree with they seem to be talking out of their arse,shows a touch of intolerance to others,Which,is also a problem with todays society.
[quote][p][bold]Bodoftheglen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bodoftheglen[/bold] wrote: Well we are the dumping ground[/p][/quote]Its never been this bad minor crimes car theffts but not all these breakins. Your talking out your arse. A fella in chadwell acid thrown in his face last friday when he disturbed them breaking into his house. Your saying that's happenend a lot.[/p][/quote]No!,what i am saying is thurrock has always had a high crime rate,and all this rosy "it didn't happen in my day is counter productive.".And its quite funny that when someone has an opinion that you do not agree with they seem to be talking out of their arse,shows a touch of intolerance to others,Which,is also a problem with todays society. mikgrays

10:16am Sat 23 Feb 13

Bodoftheglen says...

mikgrays wrote:
Bodoftheglen wrote:
Bodoftheglen wrote:
Well we are the dumping ground
Its never been this bad minor crimes car theffts but not all these breakins. Your talking out your arse. A fella in chadwell acid thrown in his face last friday when he disturbed them breaking into his house. Your saying that's happenend a lot.
No!,what i am saying is thurrock has always had a high crime rate,and all this rosy "it didn't happen in my day is counter productive.".And its quite funny that when someone has an opinion that you do not agree with they seem to be talking out of their arse,shows a touch of intolerance to others,Which,is also a problem with todays society.
I think you will find what's wrong is people are to. Tolerant. What this society needs is tougher instance punishments. Like in america someones in your house is percived as a threat so you should be able to attack the theif an not have to wait for the police
[quote][p][bold]mikgrays[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bodoftheglen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bodoftheglen[/bold] wrote: Well we are the dumping ground[/p][/quote]Its never been this bad minor crimes car theffts but not all these breakins. Your talking out your arse. A fella in chadwell acid thrown in his face last friday when he disturbed them breaking into his house. Your saying that's happenend a lot.[/p][/quote]No!,what i am saying is thurrock has always had a high crime rate,and all this rosy "it didn't happen in my day is counter productive.".And its quite funny that when someone has an opinion that you do not agree with they seem to be talking out of their arse,shows a touch of intolerance to others,Which,is also a problem with todays society.[/p][/quote]I think you will find what's wrong is people are to. Tolerant. What this society needs is tougher instance punishments. Like in america someones in your house is percived as a threat so you should be able to attack the theif an not have to wait for the police Bodoftheglen

10:22am Sat 23 Feb 13

mikgrays says...

Bodoftheglen wrote:
mikgrays wrote:
Bodoftheglen wrote:
Bodoftheglen wrote:
Well we are the dumping ground
Its never been this bad minor crimes car theffts but not all these breakins. Your talking out your arse. A fella in chadwell acid thrown in his face last friday when he disturbed them breaking into his house. Your saying that's happenend a lot.
No!,what i am saying is thurrock has always had a high crime rate,and all this rosy "it didn't happen in my day is counter productive.".And its quite funny that when someone has an opinion that you do not agree with they seem to be talking out of their arse,shows a touch of intolerance to others,Which,is also a problem with todays society.
I think you will find what's wrong is people are to. Tolerant. What this society needs is tougher instance punishments. Like in america someones in your house is percived as a threat so you should be able to attack the theif an not have to wait for the police
I have no problem at all with tough sentences,our nanny state is the real root of our problems, the punishment should fit the crime.
[quote][p][bold]Bodoftheglen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mikgrays[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bodoftheglen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bodoftheglen[/bold] wrote: Well we are the dumping ground[/p][/quote]Its never been this bad minor crimes car theffts but not all these breakins. Your talking out your arse. A fella in chadwell acid thrown in his face last friday when he disturbed them breaking into his house. Your saying that's happenend a lot.[/p][/quote]No!,what i am saying is thurrock has always had a high crime rate,and all this rosy "it didn't happen in my day is counter productive.".And its quite funny that when someone has an opinion that you do not agree with they seem to be talking out of their arse,shows a touch of intolerance to others,Which,is also a problem with todays society.[/p][/quote]I think you will find what's wrong is people are to. Tolerant. What this society needs is tougher instance punishments. Like in america someones in your house is percived as a threat so you should be able to attack the theif an not have to wait for the police[/p][/quote]I have no problem at all with tough sentences,our nanny state is the real root of our problems, the punishment should fit the crime. mikgrays

11:15am Sat 23 Feb 13

Bodoftheglen says...

Maybe its time the punishment out weighed the crime instead perhaps they would start thinking twice about there actions
Maybe its time the punishment out weighed the crime instead perhaps they would start thinking twice about there actions Bodoftheglen

2:01pm Sat 23 Feb 13

blakkwasp says...

At the end of the day he is still a criminal and has broken the law many times it is irrelevant to us what crimes he has done he is wanted end of.
At the end of the day he is still a criminal and has broken the law many times it is irrelevant to us what crimes he has done he is wanted end of. blakkwasp

3:16pm Sun 24 Feb 13

aberline 88 says...

mikgrays wrote:
Bodoftheglen wrote:
Well I think the police should be looking for whoe ever is doing all these breakins chadwell purfleet grays it rife. Never use to have as many as this as thurrock grows with our new 10000 new residents so does our crime our congestion.
That's not really true!, i've lived here all my life and its never been any different.
your joking arnt you? crime in grays has escalated over the years, it was never like this, new people new crime, grays is like a brixton slum
[quote][p][bold]mikgrays[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bodoftheglen[/bold] wrote: Well I think the police should be looking for whoe ever is doing all these breakins chadwell purfleet grays it rife. Never use to have as many as this as thurrock grows with our new 10000 new residents so does our crime our congestion.[/p][/quote]That's not really true!, i've lived here all my life and its never been any different.[/p][/quote]your joking arnt you? crime in grays has escalated over the years, it was never like this, new people new crime, grays is like a brixton slum aberline 88

3:20pm Sun 24 Feb 13

aberline 88 says...

he looks like fluffers di funk
he looks like fluffers di funk aberline 88

8:27pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Nebs says...

Bodoftheglen wrote:
Maybe its time the punishment out weighed the crime instead perhaps they would start thinking twice about there actions
Judges should be elected.
[quote][p][bold]Bodoftheglen[/bold] wrote: Maybe its time the punishment out weighed the crime instead perhaps they would start thinking twice about there actions[/p][/quote]Judges should be elected. Nebs

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