Search

Police appeal after good samaritan is attacked on London Overground

PUBLISHED: 11:06 03 August 2012

2010 Getty Images

A good samaritan who tried to stop a group of men being racially abused was attacked on Friday night.

British Transport Police (BTP) are appealing for witnesses following the assault which happened after a man boarded a London Overground train at Upper Holloway and directed his tirade towards an Asian passenger and two other men nearby.

Investigating officer Pc Greig Watkins said the victim, a 32-year-old from Walthamstow, intervened as the train approached Blackhorse Road. “As a result, he was punched several times in the face, sustaining cuts and bruising,” he said.

He continued: “The man made extremely offensive comments to three men who were simply making their way home.

The man was white, aged around 20 and 5ft 10ins tall. He had fair hair and was wearing trousers with paint marks on them. Anyone with information can contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

0 comments

Latest Islington News Stories

Yesterday, 17:13

A British Transport Police officer was today fired for using “excessive and unnecessary force” on a member of public during an arrest at St Pancras station.

Yesterday, 15:06

Camden Passage neighbours have urged Islington Council to stop the “dismemberment” of the famous antiques street – after an upmarket deli called “Le Coq Epicier” applied to sell wine.

Yesterday, 11:06

Former council leader Terry Stacy is a loud Lib Dem activist, but also does a tonne of community work. The Gazette hears about his fascinating past.

Thu, 17:06

A scheme to boost the skills of people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds has set the foundation of 12 adult learners’ building careers.

Thu, 13:53

A dad accused of murdering his one-year-old boy and trying to kill his twin sister at their Finsbury Park home appeared at the Old Bailey today.

Thu, 10:18

Detectives investigating the killing of Jonathon “JJ” McPhillips in Upper Street have made a fourth arrest.

Thu, 07:00

‘Show some respect’ is the message from people on the Grade II-listed Golden Lane Estate to Islington Council and the City. The Gazette found out why plans for a school, private flats and a council tower block have angered them.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now