Monday, 23 April 2012

Hammersmith blinding: man arrested

A man has been arrested and is in questioning over the mugging attack that left British diplomat George Fergusson blind in one eye, according to the BBC. Mr Fergusson was walking through Margravine Cemetery in Hammersmith when he was attacked at 1930 on Friday evening.

The speed of this arrest seems to indicate to me that the police had a reasonable idea of who might be behind the attack, or at least who the likely candidates were, based on their intelligence of the area. Let's hope this guy turns out to be the guilty party.

TUESDAY UPDATE - The man has been bailed, with the Police releasing the below statement to the press this morning:

"The 29-year-old was arrested on suspicion of robbery and was taken to a west London police station. He has now been bailed to return on 7 June pending further inquiries.

"Police stress that they continue to appeal for witnesses and information on the incident."

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