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Man ‘repeatedly punched in the face’ outside Victoria London Underground after ‘asking men for directions’

A man was allegedly beaten to the ground and punched repeatedly after he ‘asked men for directions’ near Victoria Station. A witness to the incident, Paige, who shared a video on social media, said: “The victim just came (I saw this through the window), then he was punched, then he was fell to the ground, and threw a punch and another punch.”

She said: “[The] The victim said it was a language barrier, he asked for directions to the “subway”, and somehow these men thought the victim was asking for a fight, so they knocked him to the ground.” The woman told MyLondon she called 999 but they “didn’t show up,” so he tried to stop a police van and a paramedic, but ” the two emergency service vehicles [were] on call for various jobs.” Eventually, the woman and her boyfriend took the man to the hospital by taxi.

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Video footage appears to show two men in gray suits punching something out of view of the footage.

When asked about the incident, the Metropolitan Police said: ‘Police were called at around 7.50pm on Saturday 19th June to reports that a man was assaulted in Elizabeth Street, SW1. A man was transported to the hospital to treat his injuries before being released. An investigation into the circumstances is ongoing.”

When asked if police refused to attend the incident, they said: ‘Officers did not witness this incident but have since spoken to both the victim and witnesses to this assault The investigation is underway to identify the person responsible for this attack.

They continued: “When the police receive calls about incidents, they are categorized on a number of grounds, including whether there is an immediate threat to life. In this case, the caller said the suspect had left the scene and that an ambulance had been called, meaning he was not categorized in the highest category for a response.”

There have currently been no arrests. Anyone with information that could help police is asked to call 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD7204/18June.

Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

MyLondon has contacted the London Ambulance Service for comment.

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