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Old Mar 7th 2010, 7:12 am
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11 year old boy stabbed to death in gang fight- just like being in Brixton!

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/58306...-in-gang-fight
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Old Mar 7th 2010, 7:17 am
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11 year old boy stabbed to death in gang fight- just like being in Brixton!
Although the UAE is effectively a Police state, I would never describe the streets of Dubai as being safe. There is so much unreported crime which you only hear about by word of mouth.
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yeah, it's not 100% safe, but bloody hell, it can hardly be classed as brixton...i've always feel safe here, whereas there's no way i'd walk in many places at night in the uk on my own...

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just like being in Brixton!
sorry- let me add a '' wasn't actually seriously comparing it to Brixton- although Brixton isn't as bad as everyone makes out- although I don't know of anyone that has lived there and not been mugged/burgled/had phonr stolen in the street/ had their laptop pinched from them in the tube...

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Originally Posted by kittycat1 View Post
sorry- let me add a '' wasn't actually seriously comparing it to Brixton- although Brixton isn't as bad as everyone makes out- although I don't know of anyone that has lived there and not been mugged/burgled/had phonr stolen in the street/ had their laptop pinched from them in the tube...
I've lived all over London - was only mugged once and even then it was all a bit surreal. And that was in Ladbroke Grove...

Lived for years in Stockwell (even worse than the gentrified Brixton) and never had much hassle... having said that you needed to be pretty street smart!

Though, the "mean streets" of Dubai will never ever be like London!
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no real mention/critique of the fact it mave have been caused by a group of 15 yr olds racing 4x4's ???? WTF
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no real mention/critique of the fact it mave have been caused by a group of 15 yr olds racing 4x4's ???? WTF
Aaaw, c'mon man; it was Thursday night...what else is there to do?
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Aaaw, c'mon man; it was Thursday night...what else is there to do?
shag your relatives apaprently
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yeah, it's not 100% safe, but bloody hell, it can hardly be classed as brixton...i've always feel safe here, whereas there's no way i'd walk in many places at night in the uk on my own...

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theres places where I'm from I wouldnt walk on my own during the day!
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At 15!?? They can't, they're too busy racing 4x4's.
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At 15!?? They can't, they're too busy racing 4x4's.
By 15 most of the prettier relatives (and/or domestic servants) have already been shagged I suspect.
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By 15 most of the prettier relatives (and/or domestic servants) have already been shagged I suspect.
And then, if they are lucky, they get to play with a member of the OPPOSITE sex....
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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
yeah, it's not 100% safe, but bloody hell, it can hardly be classed as brixton...i've always feel safe here, whereas there's no way i'd walk in many places at night in the uk on my own...

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yeah it's not til you go back home you realise how safe Dubai is, I've never had any bother ever, well I got punched at Chi once, punched thelad back and that was it, but I feel totally safe here.
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And then, if they are lucky, they get to play with a member of the OPPOSITE sex....
HEH.
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I've been offered drugs in Brixton. While out running.

Mind you, it was amazing how many types they could offer in the time it took me to jog past them...
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