Sadiq Khan steps in after teens bottle man and ‘dump’ on his Balls Pond Road doorstep

Arfan Qureshi sweeps his doorstep, where a teenager took a 'dump'. Picture: Polly Hancock

Arfan Qureshi sweeps his doorstep, where a teenager took a 'dump'. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

A man who was bottled for confronting a teen “taking a dump” on his Balls Pond Road doorstep now has the Mayor of London in his corner.

Arfan Qureshi points to the scene of the crime on his doorstep. Picture: Polly Hancock

Arfan Qureshi points to the scene of the crime on his doorstep. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant

Arfan Qureshi, 40, couldn’t believe his eyes when he returned from the off licence to find a squatting girl mid-stool outside his home.

He raised this issue at People’s Question Time at Islington Assembly Hall on Tuesday; dumbfounding both the Mayor of London and attendees.

Arfan, the founder and chief exec of business app GeoBiz, told the Gazette: “I got bottled outside my own house because someone had taken a sh** outside my front door.

“There was a massive group of teens outside my house, maybe 15 or 20. “I was just walking past them on the corner of South Gate Road and Ball’s Pond Road and notice this girl taking a dump outside my door.

Arfan Qureshi outside his Balls Pond Road home where he was bottled. Picture: Polly Hancock

Arfan Qureshi outside his Balls Pond Road home where he was bottled. Picture: Polly Hancock - Credit: Archant


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“So I just shouted ‘what are you doing?’

“But before I knew what was happening a bottle hit me over the head. I fell to the floor.”

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Arfan escaped with scratches and managed to call the emergency services. He says cops and paramedics arrived within half an hour.

“The police had to drive all the way from Cricklewood”, he said. “But they didn’t interview the kids or make any arrests.”

In an email seen by the Gazette, PS Louie Maddox told the Arfan: “There is insufficient evidence to further the investigation at this stage.”

Speaking at the event, Arfan asked the mayor: “What would you say to somebody like me to make me feel more safe here in Islington?”

Sadiq Khan said: “That’s not good enough.

“Come to the front and give us your details, that’s a serious assault that shouldn’t be triaged out.”

The Mayor’s team are now in contact with Scotland Yard.

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