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FERRY DELAYED AFTER MAN REFUSES TO DISEMBARK

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Wightlink’s Fishbourne-Portsmouth car ferry service was delayed this morning (Wednesday) when a man refused to disembark, prompting a response from Police.

Officers were called to the Gunwharf terminal in Portsmouth at 03:06 following an incident onboard one of the cross-Solent ferries.

According to Police, a 28-year-old man had boarded the ferry and then refused to leave. Island Echo is told he barricaded himself in a toilet.

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The man, of no fixed abode, was arrested on suspicion of public order, criminal damage and assault.

He is currently in police custody.

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Az-zaahra Aziz
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Az-zaahra Aziz

Yet another example of poor planning by the government, leading to homeless people desperate to find a nice cosy toilet for the night. The ferry companies make millions so why couldn’t they find a nice cosy bed for him? And a cup of tea? And a biscuit? Too many car ferries too, leading to busy roads, worse queues and people crashing into bin lorries.

Jessica
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Jessica

Honestly find something to moan about it’s a business at the end of the day would you want someone doing that if you had a business ?? No certainly NOT and at the end of the day the staff are not there to put up with that kind of rubbish simple !!

Hazi ZawiAzzooz
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Hazi ZawiAzzooz

Or at the very least Wightlink could have got him a taxi to your place to join all the other homeless that you’re putting up.

none given
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none given

az-zaahra- that is the most poorly put together comment I have ever seen from you.

Why should the employees of the ferry company be burdened by someone else – that individuals circumstances are not their problem, nor are they the problem of those waiting to travel. It is also not governments fault that they guy is homeless. There is no cradle to the grave, nanny stating here.

probably drunk, wouldn’t give his address and since when do homeless people pay out for ferry tickets – only to be homeless again the other side of the solent.

david wanstall
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david wanstall

Obviously you dont have clue about homelessness.

Marcin
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Marcin

he was drunk not homeless

Andy Ash
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Andy Ash

Homeless yet could afford the extortion prices to be able to get onto the ferry.

Nelson
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Nelson

Clarification need here, Marcin – the report does say that he was ‘of no fixed abode’. Does that not equate to ‘homeless’?

none given
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none given

@nelson

no, it just means that when asked for his address, he simply stated “NFA” – the usual answer when someone is hoping to avoid any unwanted publicity for their rank stupidity.

Andy
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Andy

Pathetic! Too many SJW’s like you making too many assumptions. If he was that hard up, how could afford a ferry ticket? You do realise that taking a pseudo moralistic stance, in order to virtual signal, just makes you look like a complete idiot? No, I thought not.

M Coventry
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M Coventry

How do you know he was homeless,why is it the Government’s fault,too many Ferries,I assume you favour a FL Then?

West Wighter
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West Wighter

you really are one off the wrist !!!!

West Wighter
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West Wighter

Aziz. Who are you, you comment on everything!!
With a load of rubbish!
I really think you sit at home all day doing absolutely jack and commenting on stuff you know nothing about.
After reading some of your comments on certain stories, I hope you rot in hell.

Az-zahra Aziz
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Az-zahra Aziz

IF, you were a little more astute, then YOU may see that other people are just USING my name to make controversial comments, likely in the vain hope of getting me banned, or, as you fell for, getting discredited.

Check out the quality, the wording as another poster has already commented upon, it isn’t up to MY standard.

Derek
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Derek

Makes me wonder what you will find to moan about next. I don’t see you offering to take in the homeless or give them a cup of tea or biscuit. They are trying to run a business, not a free hotel.

JHVF
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JHVF

Well it’s a change from Technical Reasons, or Staff Shortage, etc, etc …..

Julie
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Julie

Yep best excuse yet … getting really inventive now 🙂

laura garland
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laura garland

Bloody hell am overwhelmed at the empathy for homeless people God forbid it ever happens to you

Nick
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Nick

Maybe he thought for the amount of money he Had to pay Wightlink he should be able to stay on for a couple of days.

Nick
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Nick

I wonder if Bob Seely (currently FORMER M.P of the IOW – oh that sounds nice) will write a letter. I thought the ferry companies were prepared.

Az-zahra Aziz
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Az-zahra Aziz

Check the NAME spelling, and YOU will see my original, wise posts differ from the copy cat, pretending to be me. I am popular and right though, and tell it how it is, even if it is, as truth is, often hard to take. This imposter however is trying to make me look silly, as IF that could EVER occur.

Harry Longone
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Harry Longone

No, he was not homeless – what is was “they” were sending him back to the island (Wight) and he had discovered how much more (+20/30% – compared to rest of england) council tax we are forced to pay here for sod all.
He knew the costs would make him homeless whilst immigrant muslim families from syria get it all paid for!
POOR BASTARD

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