Search

Editor’s comment: Lindsay Jones feels for crime victim Gladys Everett

PUBLISHED: 11:09 20 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:09 20 March 2017

Ellie Hoskins

Gladys Everett with her nephew John. Picture: ELLIE HOSKINS

If there’s a crime that pretty much all of us have the same view on, it’s stealing from the vulnerable.

How cowardly must you be to target a woman of 88?

Gladys Everett hadn’t done anyone any harm. She was minding her own business at home when she was robbed of jewellery given to her by her late husband.

It seems she had been deliberately targeted. A man had knocked on her door several times over the past few weeks offering to trim trees. She declined the offer, only to discover three men cutting trees on Tuesday.

When they left she realised her safe was open.

Gladys contacted us to warn other people. And she has given a description to police.

So I would urge everyone to keep their wits about them when strangers come knocking on the door. It’s a shame that we have to

be so suspicious of people, but it could help stop you becoming a victim.

Our front page story is a tribute to lifelong Hammers fan Danny Brown, described by his devastated family as “a truly remarkable and inspirational young man”.

No words can ease the pain for his family or friends but the football community is good at showing its compassion in such a situation and applause ringing out around the stadium on the 25th minute of the game will help Danny’s friends to know people are thinking of them and him.

West Ham will show his picture on the big screen.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Stories

Yesterday, 17:30

Boro defender struck late goal to earn a 3-3 draw against Heybridge Swifts

A police officer is believed to have been stabbed at Parliament this afternoon.

Yesterday, 16:00

Ned Keating provides player ratings following the 3-1 National League loss at Aldershot Town

Yesterday, 16:37

A policeman is one of five people to have been killed in a major terrorist incident at the Houses of Parliament.

Yesterday, 15:32

Two people are believed to have died and a dozen injured in a suspected terror attack outside Parliament this afternoon.

Yesterday, 14:49

Overjoyed at reaching her goal of being a size 12, the future looked bright for Helen Heagren.

Yesterday, 14:30

The latest news from the Hornchurch Supporters’ Association

Yesterday, 12:50

I was never one of those little girls who daydreamed about getting married – I wasn’t adverse to it but was just more interested in learning to drive and finding the cure to frizz-prone hair, the latter proving to be an life-long mission.

Live

Yesterday, 16:37

A policeman is one of five people to have been killed in a major terrorist incident at the Houses of Parliament.

View Live

Breaking News

Yesterday, 16:21

A police officer is believed to have been stabbed at Parliament this afternoon.

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now