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Arrest after suspected racially motivated assault on pensioner in Highbury Corner

A 44-year-old was detained under the Mental Health Act after pensioner attacked

27 February, 2019 — By Emily Finch

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A 44-year-old man was arrested near where a  pensioner was assaulted on Highbury Corner yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon and detained under the Mental Health Act.

The police are treating the incident as a hate crime and the Safeguarding Unit are investigating.

A member of the public flagged down police officers at approximately 1.30pm and told them that a man had been assaulted in an unprovoked attack.

Officers found a 69-year-old suffering from facial injuries but he did not attend hospital for treatment.

Police stopped a 44-year-old man near by and he was arrested on suspicion of a racially motivated assault and detained under the Mental Health Act.

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