Peterborough MP attacked by bus shelter vandal
- 28 July 2012
- From the section Cambridgeshire
The MP for Peterborough was attacked by a man who he had attempted to stop vandalising a bus shelter in the city.
Conservative MP Stewart Jackson said he tried to make a citizen's arrest on the man after he threw a bottle of beer at the shelter on Broadway on Saturday.
But the man then kicked Mr Jackson, who had been shopping with his wife and daughter.
Cambridgeshire Police said a 20-year-old man had been arrested.
Mr Jackson said he saw a man throw a full bottle of beer at the shelter which shattered the glass.
"I thought any of the shards could have injured a woman or a child so I tried to make a citizen's arrest," he said.
"He squared up to me and threw a few blows which missed but he swung a kick which made contact but I was not badly injured.
"He then ran away and my wife called the police."