MP attacked after citizen's arrest

Stewart Jackson was attacked after approaching the man
Stewart Jackson was attac ked after approaching the man

By politics.co.uk staff

A Tory MP who tried to conduct a citizen's arrest on a man vandalising a bus shelter was attacked yesterday.

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson was shopping with his wife and child when he saw the man throw a beer can at a bus shelter on Broadway, shattering 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 told the BBC.


"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."

A 20-year-old man has been arrested, Cambridgeshire police said.

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