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Man arrested after pushing people into Regent’s Canal

Officers detain man after "violent struggle"

08 May, 2018 — By Emma Rosser, William McLennan

A MAN has been arrested after people were pushed into the canal this morning.

Officers received multiple calls to the Regent’s Canal towpath on Tuesday.

Police originally said there had been ten victims, but the New Journal was later told that only two had been pushed in the canal.

They said that the victims were believed to have been targeted at random.

James O’Brien, who lives in a boat on Regent’s Canal, said: “I heard this guy screaming and running past, so I poked my head out.”

He said people told him a man was “punching people and pushing them in the canal”.

Police tweeted: “We received several calls that a male had pushed multiple persons into the canal along Pancras Way. With the help of local security, and despite his violent struggle, we have him detained. He will be in the cells shortly.”

In a further tweet, that was later deleted: “In all, there were 10 victims. All random. Not what we, or they, expect on such a lovely day.”

A security guard who helped detain the man was injured during the struggle.



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