Tuesday 20 September 2011 10.45pm
I just thought I'd post a warning to people walking around the Southwark Bridge Road
area of Bankside that I was assaulted by a bunch of youngsters with bikes this evening just under the Bridge beside the bicycle rank. I'm still sat here wondering how it kicked off, but anyway I tried to be reasonable and it got out of hand (to defend myself I grabbed one of their bikes and threw it into the road). Thankfully a couple of taxi-drivers stepped in just as the youngsters circled me, restrained one of them while another cabbie called the police, so I got away with just a few punches to the head, and the police were absolutely brilliant. At any rate a few of my friends/neighbours have been accosted and even assaulted by youths in the Southbank area a few times over the last 12 months (enough to suggest there's a pattern) but never reported it, so I wonder if anyone else has had episodes with young people? And if so, did they feel it's worth pursuing it with the police or should I just dust myself off and forget about it?