Tuesday 19 January 2010 9.42am
Last night, around 8pm (Monday 18 Jan), I was assaulted at the bus stop on London Road
(the one at the South Bank University exit for the Bakerloo Line). I intervened as a thief tried to pick the pocket of a passenger waiting to board the No.1 bus. He moved away, yelling abuse, and then came back to clout me around the face.
I would like to pass on my sincere thanks to the young couple [I don't know their names] who waited with me while the police came, to the 999 call handler who was great, and to the police who came very quickly.
If you, or someone you know, happened to witness what happened (either because you were also waiting at the bus-stop or on the No.!, travelling in the direction of Canada Water), I would be very grateful if you could contact Southwark Police and tell them what you saw or heard, especially if you saw where the men (there were two of them, working together) went after they disappeared around the corner of the NHS building onto the SBU campus (the street which goes down to the homeless shelter). Also, if you work or live in one of the buildings in the vicinity and think you might have CCTV footage of the incident, again I would be very grateful if you could pass this on to Southwark Police.