Friday, December 14, 2007

Do No Flash Cars Without Lights?!?!

If you haven't received this email yet, your loved ones obviously don't care about you or haven't forwarded it to you just yet. Every Christmas there is somekind of health/ safety/ public warning... this one surfaced about two years ago and it's back again. Who knows if it's actually true, but it makes you think...

Warning - We have received a warning from the London Ambulance Service of activities in their area. Whilst the below behaviour is not common place in our area I have spoken with Greater Manchester Police and their risk assessment of the action is to circulate it as a potential'

The London Ambulance service have units closely associated with the Police based in South London who are basically Fighting Gang Crimes. The 'street gangs' in London (particularly South London at present, but it is sure to spread) have initiation tasks which new gang members have to carry out to be admitted to the 'gang'. The latest craze is to drive around, deliberately with no lights on their cars. The first person who 'flashes' them, points at them or sounds their horn at them, has to be followed by that new gang member in their car, who then has to fire a shot into that vehicle with no regard as to who is inside.

Our official instruction is that if we see a vehicle with no lights on, we are NOT to 'flash' it etc. and the advice to friends and family is that you should ignore any vehicles you see without lights. I would ask that you pass this info on to all your family, friends and colleagues and who knows, it may save a life.

Trust Security Manager

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What do you think? Nonsense or the truth? Junk email or life saving email?

2 comments:

uk3 said...

some u.s gang did that thats where the idea prob came from. prob a rumou r though

Anonymous said...

i know that this a fact i have family in the london amablance servuice and thay have been to instandence that this has happend thay are based in south london area this is a very real threat also the gangs drive around with just one light out or this might have a neon light in insted not lighting the road up just the buld
DO NOT FLASH THES PEOLE THAY ARE ARMED AND PROTENTALY WILL USE THEM