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Three arrested after Guardian columnist Owen Jones assaulted in Islington

Men charged with violent disorder and ABH

29 August, 2019 — By Calum Fraser

Outspoken Guardian journalist Owen Jones  

THREE men have been arrested in connection with the assault of Guardian columnist Owen Jones.

Mr Jones was celebrating his birthday on August 17 outside the Lexington pub in Pentonville Road, Angel, when he was allegedly assaulted by four men.

When his friends tried to intervene they were set upon as well.

Three men aged 39, 34 and 29 were arrested today, Thursday, on suspicion of violent disorder and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

They remain in custody.

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