Man sec­tioned af­ter 3 al­leged as­saults

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Goolis­tan Cooper ed­i­to­ri­aluxbridge@trin­i­

A MAN was ar­rested af­ter al­legedly shout­ing anti-Semitic abuse at a woman and knock­ing her out by hit­ting her head against rail­ings.

It was one of three al­leged as­saults by the man in Ruis­lip on Fe­bru­ary 2. Two peo­ple were al­legedly punched in the head with one suf­fer­ing cuts and bruis­ing to her face.

Po­lice ar­rested a man, be­lieved to be in his late 20s, on sus­pi­cion of griev­ous bod­ily harm. He has been sec­tioned un­der the Men­tal Health Act.

His al­leged vic­tims re­ceived hos­pi­tal treat­ment.

It is thought the man trav­elled to Ruis­lip by train. He is said to have walked to nearby bus stands and started throw­ing punches at a male bus driver be­fore flee­ing to Pem­broke Road, where he al­legedly as­saulted a woman in her 40s on the street, strik­ing her head against street rail­ings and leav­ing her un­con­scious.

Next, the sus­pect is said to have ap­peared at the nearby Jame­son Court, re­tire­ment home and as­saulted a woman, thought to be in her 30s.

She re­ceived bruis­ing and cuts from punches he is said to have landed on her.

It was at this scene that po­lice ap­pre­hended and ar­rested the man, shortly af­ter 10.30am. He had al­legedly used anti- Semitic lan­guage to the three vic­tims and to of­fi­cers who de­tained him. The cir­cum­stances are un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the po­lice com­mu­nity sup­port unit at Hilling­don.

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