Baseball-bats at the Tory Club…

Tory clubhousePolice were called to the Southern Parishes Conservative Club in Hedge End on Saturday evening, 24th August, to break-up a fight that was taking place outside.

Eastleigh News has learned that four men returned with baseball bats after being refused entry to the club whilst the annual summer ball was taking place.

It is not clear if the assailants were members of the club, or merely hoping to be signed in as ‘guests’, as per usual on a Saturday night.

However a fight ensued, the Police were called, several arrests were made and at least one person was hospitalised with various other injuries sustained, including by officials at the club.

Speaking to Eastleigh News, Ray Hall [of the Beer Baccy & Crumpet Party] who lives next door to the Southern Parishes Conservative Club said;

I’m banned from the club, wasn’t there, wasn’t involved and missed all the fun, but I subsequently learned that it was all kicking off outside whilst I was indoors watching the football on the TV…

This is the worst incident that I can remember happening at the Conservative Club.

  7 comments for “Baseball-bats at the Tory Club…

  1. Stephen Curtis
    August 26, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Typical Tory thugs

    • August 26, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      I’m sure the unwanted incident completely spoilt the evening for a lot of people at the SPCC summer ball.

  2. anonymouse
    August 27, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Perhaps they were Lib Dems saying ‘you know we are Tories really’. Nick Clegg is in bed with Dave Camerson – why can’t we come to your summer ball?’

  3. Graham Hunter
    August 30, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    I think it is very sad that there is
    1. Inference to a politically motives assault that is untrue and other implied inferences.
    2. That the report is rather embellished, not journalism but sensationalism.

    I hope that the person defending a person attending the ball recovers soon, who did NOT need hospital treatment recovers soon,
    And that the justice system takes its correct course those who commuted this assault.
    This report I feel is not of the usual standard of Eastleigh News who normally have a balanced view. (All comments by the author accepted).
    Come on Eastleigh News report the facts, as you have done in the past.

    • August 30, 2013 at 8:33 pm

      It is unfortunate that the news leaked out via the route that it did, with all the political dynamics. I couldn’t use half of what I was given..!

      Countering that, is the thought that if it hadn’t leaked to me via Ray Hall, the news might never have been reported. I subsequently learned that the Echo were surprised that they were not getting this story via their usual sources. The indications are that the incident was being hushed-up, for the obvious political reasons…

      If you can shed any further light on what happened Graham, we’d be pleased to have your side of the story.

  4. Graham Hunter
    August 31, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Ray, The point I am making is, that neither you, Ray Hall or myself where at the ball.
    Therefore other than as reported in the media an assault took place, are the only facts known. Therefore to infer anything else is not right. Unless of course if your source does know more, then I assume that source has told the police, who have asked for witnesses to come forward.

  5. September 1, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Yes, not eastleighnews’s finest journalistic hour. Interesting that the Beer etc. Party spokesman thinks that common assault is “fun”.

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