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Three arrested over late-night attack on Guardian columnist Owen Jones

UPDATE: All three man have been released on bail until late September.

Three men have been arrested in connection with an alleged late-night attack on Guardian columnist Owen Jones.

Jones claims he was assaulted by four men outside a pub in Islington, north London, at about 2am on 17 August as he celebrated his 35th birthday.

His friends were also assaulted when they tried to intervene, he alleged.

Three men, aged 39, 34 and 29, were arrested today after attending a north London police station, police have said.

They have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and assault occasioning actual bodily harm and remain in custody.

Labour activist Jones has said  he believes he was specifically targeted for his political views. Neither he nor his friends required medical treatment.

Picture: Reuters/Simon Dawson

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4 thoughts on “Three arrested over late-night attack on Guardian columnist Owen Jones”

  1. Working class moron rage fuelled by public school-educated hacks. We don’t have a free press, we have a foreign tory press.

    1. Foreign tory press?

      Lol at the naiveté of buying into the labour/tory partisan illusion.

      I’ll give you a hint. It’s not “tories” that control the media.

      It’s another foreign tribe. They have a little territory in the middle east. Wear small hats. Pull the strings from behind the curtain. And they LOVE people playing the Labour vs Tory game. Allows them to operate from the shadows and play both sides.

      Wake up.

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