Former British ambassador attacked on Tube

Elias Hubbard
July 12, 2018

The wife of former ambassador Sir Christopher Meyer has hit out at London's violent crime rate after her husband was brutally attacked by two teenagers in London's Victoria station in the middle of the afternoon.

She sad: "He looks bad".

Photos showed Meyer covered in blood in a hospital bed.

She said he may have a broken nose and his eye was swollen "like a balloon".

Lady Catherine said: "I am a wife who is angry that her husband has been beaten badly".

British Police Transport Thursday arrested a 15-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm.

'They have been released under investigation while enquiries into the incident continue.

'A man in his seventies was taken to hospital, though his injuries are not believed to be life threatening or changing'.

Sir Christopher was the longest serving British ambassador to the US since the Second World War and was in post from 1997 until his retirement in 2003.

He is best-known, however, as British ambassador to the USA, a post he held from 1997 until he retired.

During his career, he also spent two years as chief press secretary to prime minister John Major and acted as chief speech writer for three foreign secretaries - James Callaghan, Anthony Crosland and David Owen.

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