Monday 19 April 2010 12.41am
Saturday night my brother was attacked on Great Dover St after leaving my place(around 9:20pm) by three white men(aged 30-35ish). We think an attempted mugging, (They shouted "get his bag")as he was carrying x2 bags which he managed to hold on to while they kicked & punched him to the floor. I would guess they were junkies looking to get a quick fix. He was lucky that a man in a car stopped to yell at them & they ran away (thank god). Thanks to the intervention, he managed to escape with a few minor bruises & some dented pride. Amazingly it seems that the police had caught them a few moments after as they(stupidly) committed two similar acts in the same area(borough)that day and the police were already searching for them. Ironically my brother wasn't even supposed to be here(he lives in germany) but was stranded due to the volcano eruption, and was on his way to check into his hotel. Please be on your guard fellow neighbors. This happened on a main rd and not too late either. If anybody witnessed this incident I would urge you to contact southwark police station on T:0207 3781212 (apologies for the long post).