Man thrown through Holloway shop window after street row

PUBLISHED: 16:28 21 November 2011 | UPDATED: 17:34 22 November 2011

The boarded up window in Vivien of Holloway

The boarded up window in Vivien of Holloway


A shop window was smashed after a row between a motorist and a pedestrian.

One man suffered cuts to his head and required hospital treatment after the dispute at 6pm last Wednesday outside the Vivien of Holloway in Holloway Road, Holloway.

Shocked staff in the vintage fashion store described how there was a row between two men.

Vivien of Holloway worker Laura Anderson said: “We understand a man grabbed the other person by the neck and threw him through the window.

“It was a big window so he must have used some force to push it through.

“The injured man was around 35 years old. He wasn’t unconscious but he did have cuts all over his head so we called the ambulance and the police.

“We were just closing the shop at the time and everyone was downstairs. We heard a massive smash and came upstairs to see the whole of the front window was gone.

“There was glass all over the floor. It was a very dramatic end to the evening. A lot of the retailers were very concerned by what happened and came to help.”

Boarded up

Vivien of Holloway, a fashion boutique store for women set up in 2009 by Vivien Wilson, was forced to close on Thursday but reopened on Friday. The window was boarded up and was due to be replaced on Tuesday.

A spokesman for London Ambulance Service said: “We were called just before 6.10pm to a suspected assault in Holloway Road and sent an ambulance crew who treated a patient and took him to hospital.”

A police spokesman said: “It seems that a pedestrian and a motorist became involved in an argument and the pedestrian has somehow gone through the window.

“He suffered minor cuts to his head and face. The driver was arrested and taken to Islington Police Station and has been bailed until December 12.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Islington Gazette