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Ancient Observer
4th Aug 2011, 12:35
That young lady who had a hoax IED attached to her looks as though she could be in the photo archives of one of our regular contributors....


http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/54411000/jpg/_54411555_012591479-1.jpg

MagnusP
4th Aug 2011, 12:41
AO: was that IED or IUD? :E

tony draper
4th Aug 2011, 13:30
Had she been a eighty year old crone they would have probably surrounded her with sand bags and buggad off sharpish.
:uhoh:

Buster Hyman
4th Aug 2011, 13:42
Lotsa nice publicity photos turning up now...I smell a reality show here...:suspect:

(I do hope I'm wrong though. Nasty thing to go through if as reported)

stuckgear
4th Aug 2011, 13:55
airbags deployed. further inspection required.

onetrack
4th Aug 2011, 14:32
I think you blokes need to see a little further into this terrifying experience for the young lady involved, and be a little more circumspect with your comments.
I cannot imagine what the motives were behind this piece of nastiness, but it was most certainly a diabolical and well-researched operation, designed to instill maximum terror.
The young lady was subjected to an extensive period of severe stress that no-one should have to endure... and even less... have thoughtless people cracking jokes about it, and particularly over the young ladys "assets".

The "bomb", despite turning out to be an elaborate hoax, was exceptionally cleverly designed and constructed, and fooled experienced bomb technicians for an extended period. British MOD bomb technicians were consulted at length, such was the gravity of the situation.

The lass who does deserve an award through the entire episode was the young policewoman who stayed with the victim from the first minute the Police arrived, to comfort and reassure her.
With no protective equipment of any kind, and limited knowledge of explosives and booby traps, she still stayed by the girls side to offer her support, and to keep her calm.

I haven't forgotten the sickening feeling in the guts of dealing with booby traps, mines, and 100 other devices designed to maim and kill in milliseconds. However, I underwent extensive training to help me in the field. This girl didn't. She was just an innocent young person, caught up in malevolence of the worst kind.

In another thread, the question of "stringing criminals up" is being bandied around. In this criminals case, I would personally welcome the opportunity to string the perpetrator of this piece of nastiness up... and not by his neck, either... :suspect:

Lon More
4th Aug 2011, 14:46
A false IUD might have been more dangerous

11Fan
4th Aug 2011, 14:58
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/54411000/jpg/_54411555_012591479-1.jpg

Booby Traps indeed.

MagnusP
4th Aug 2011, 15:07
have thoughtless people cracking jokes about it, and particularly over the young ladys "assets".

I would prefer it were you not to make unfounded assertions about thoughtlessness until you ascertain how people actually feel about the event. Ms Pulver clearly suffered a significant assault and deserves everyone's sympathy for that. I for one look forward to the full force of law being brought to bear on the perpetrator. It is, however, interesting to note that she's allowing that picture to be splashed around, rather than one of a victim who has suffered a harrowing ordeal.

In this criminals case, I would personally welcome the opportunity to string the perpetrator of this piece of nastiness up... and not by his neck, either...

I wasn't aware that Richard Edney's book on Australian Sentencing Practice included that as an option. I'd prefer to leave it to the usual process of law, thanks.

Sallyann1234
4th Aug 2011, 16:14
It is, however, interesting to note that she's allowing that picture to be splashed around, rather than one of a victim who has suffered a harrowing ordeal.

By what means does a person who has become the centre of public interest "allow" a picture to be splashed? She has absolutely no say in the matter and the press will publish whatever they can get hold of. The first stop for papers wanting pictures of young people these days will be the usual social media sites. The girl in question will almost certainly have a f---book page.

PS Don't forget the possibility that she may herself have been involved in the stunt. Something the police will certainly be checking.

G-CPTN
4th Aug 2011, 16:50
Do the Australian Police Bomb Squad have access to explosive 'sniffers' (that can detect appropriate materials)?

Slasher
4th Aug 2011, 16:54
With boobs like that I'd say in the coming days she'll need an IUD anyway.

stuckgear
4th Aug 2011, 17:45
With boobs like that I'd say in the coming days she'll need an IUD anyway.


why's that, you going to be in the area ? :ok:

Ancient Observer
4th Aug 2011, 20:13
The piccy was only posted to get Slasher's professional opinion.

Slasher
4th Aug 2011, 21:34
Now stuckgear, if I was going to be in the area she'd only need
some baby oil and a handy towel! :E

osmosis
4th Aug 2011, 23:29
...quickly refers to arrse ...(!)

What has also been reported here is that it took 11 hours to decide it wasn't actually explosive after all. No matter how clever the perpetrator is, 11 hours with specialist experts hand over fist kinda makes one wonder a bit.

Richo77
5th Aug 2011, 00:25
Harrowing ordeal indeed, and i watched the live hourly updates with a mixture of sickness and wonder. It was like something out of an old Alistair Maclean novel or the like, something to do with the Eye-full Tower rings a bell. The sickness spawned from fear for my own children thinking what that would be like. Her parents, whilst close by were not allowed to see nor talk to her til the collar (and its beleived a pull-chain connected to wrist) came off.

Having said all that, something smells fishy to me. Her Dad is supposedly one of our richest although ive never heard his name nor the company he owns. Its a very prestigious street and a multi million dollar house and some bloke just strolls in? All that money and no decent fence, security system or door and window locks? It is winter here, so its unlikely she had all the windows open.

I will stand humbly corrected if wrong, but something is not adding up.

rh200
5th Aug 2011, 00:55
When I first heard about this I thought what a sicko, and he should never see the inside of a jail. The terror she must have gone though, if it wasn't some inside setup, would have been beyond belief.

It was with great relief the next morning when I heard it was finished and a good outcome.

And in typical aussie take the piss mode, the following news story's could be taken in a different light. I must say when I saw that picture above, after the situation had ended, my first thought was crap, quickly followed by, " who ever would put a collar bomb around the neck of that should be charged with crime's against humanity".:E. This was followed thoughtout the day with the usual banter about bomb squad techy's, taking their time to be "extra careful".

This does not take away from the terror the poor lass felt, if it is indeed as it seems, or the sicko who did it and what should be done to him , or the people who put their lives on the line to help her.

11Fan
5th Aug 2011, 01:08
Joking aside, there was -as I recall- an instance of a similar event and I seem to remember it was a Pizza guy that had the IED strapped on him. I believe it was a robbery or something along those lines.

It had a different outcome than this one, the kind that ended badly for the bloke that had the device on him.

Oh, captured on video as I recall. It's out there somewhere if you want to look for it.

Richo77
5th Aug 2011, 02:48
That video was shown on last nights news, as a "thats what could have happened kinda thing".