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Old 12 May 2004, 10:27   #1
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watch out if you live in south london

got this today its very worring
Subject: WARNING FROM KEITH /LONDON AMBULANCE SERVICE]

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> > Dear All,
> >
> > For once, a serious message: We have received a warning at the London
> > Ambulance Service and have been asked to pass on the information to all
> > our families and friends.
> >
> > The LAS have units closely associated with the Police 'D.A.R.E.' squads
> > 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 by phone or e-mail, and who knows, it may save a life!
> >
> > Its a lovely world we live in, isn't it.
> >
> > Hope you are all well.
> >
> > Keith.
> >
> >
> > ************************************************** ********************
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Old 12 May 2004, 10:57   #2
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Now this has all the hallmarks of a classic internet hoax, but I couldn't find any reference to it so I emailed the London Ambulance Service:

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John

Thanks for your message - we are very aware of this e-mail!

It certainly didn't originate from us but was forwarded in good faith by
a member of staff to people he knew and has seemingly been widely
circulated in the last few days.

We have spoken to the Metropolitan Police and they know nothing about it
so our best advice is to ignore it.

Apologies for any confusion or concern it may have caused.

Regards
Alex Bass
LAS Press Office
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So no need to panic

And now I've found the reference on snopes. It's been around for years!

John
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Old 12 May 2004, 12:19   #3
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LAS do like a good wind up. They used to have a spoof website which I think the 'management' has now banned.
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Old 12 May 2004, 13:15   #4
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The initial website got banned, but then restarted;

www.londonbwts.co.uk

but be warned, the forum is filled with swearing etc....
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Old 12 May 2004, 13:29   #5
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Old 12 May 2004, 13:56   #6
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This has been around my projects sent by well meaning local authority workers...one of my staff said it comes from a film. started by a guy called Richard Head i would imagine..
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Old 12 May 2004, 14:12   #7
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This was circulating as far away as Barbados and was forwarded to me by a friend who sent a second email telling me to disregard, after having a chat with the police commissioner who said it was false. Word sure travels fast.
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If we all believed everything on the net, we'd be driving 10m ribs doing 100mph with a 40hp diesel outboard running on chip fat and flushing the engine with toluene after each use.
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The initial website got banned, but then restarted;

www.londonbwts.co.uk

but be warned, the forum is filled with swearing etc....
Is the gArfish a member?
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