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Disorder at Radio Scilly

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: July 25, 2013

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ISLES of Scilly police are investigating a recent disorder incident at the premises of the islands' broadcaster Radio Scilly on St Mary's in which an island male is alleged to have committed assault and criminal damage.

"We are awaiting a quote for the cost of the reparation for that damage," said the islands' police chief Sergeant Colin Taylor.

They got a mid-morning call after a voluntary contributor to the station's programming allegedly hit a staff member who required health centre treatment, although the injuries were superficial.

The islander is also said to have slashed bicycle tyres and thrown a bike over a fence. He was later interviewed by police.

Station managing director Keri Jones said: "We've all been upset a colleague has required medical attention following this incident; I'll be able to comment when police conclude their work."

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  • scilly_girl  |  July 26 2013, 5:27PM

    "Whilst violence and vandalism can not be condoned I think this story illustrates the frustration felt by many islanders about the way our "community" radio station is run. Mr Jones and Mr Hargreaves seem intent on courting controversy and stirring up trouble for the sake of sensationalist stories that have no bearing on what is actually happening in the islands." Could not agree more Rob Doux. More often than not, news stories are dragged up again from several weeks or months ago for the sake of stirring trouble and unpleasant comments, with no actual new information featuring in them. It is amazing that they constantly get away with putting such an obvious and open bias on things, then have the audacity to think we are all stupid and tell us we're talking nonsense when we bring it up!

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  • robdoux  |  July 26 2013, 9:11AM

    Whilst violence and vandalism can not be condoned I think this story illustrates the frustration felt by many islanders about the way our "community" radio station is run. Mr Jones and Mr Hargreaves seem intent on courting controversy and stirring up trouble for the sake of sensationalist stories that have no bearing on what is actually happening in the islands. Many local volunteer DJ's have been coerced into stopping being presenters by these two "professionals" because they have views that don't fit with theirs.Several members of our population are barred from commenting on the facebook page for nothing other than disagreeing with their company line. The owners of this not for profit community radio need to go away and think about the spirit with which the station was set up instead of using it to generate interest in their own personal agendas profit making sister sites.

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