Bermuda diplomat London cemetery mugging - arrest made

08:49 24 April 2012

Archant

A man has been bailed by police probing the mugging of a senior British diplomat in a cemetery in Hammersmith, London.

George Fergusson, 56, was left blinded in one eye by the attack last Friday.

He is due to take up the post of Governor of Bermuda soon, despite his injury.

A 29-year-old man was arrested and questioned by police over the attack – in which a small amount of money was stolen.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “The 29-year-old was arrested on suspicion of robbery and was taken to a west London police station. He has now been bailed to return on 7 June pending further inquiries.”

Mr Fergusson was attacked at around 7.30pm while walking in Margravine Cemetery and Park, also known as Hammersmith Cemetery.

He has previously served as Governor of the Pitcairn Islands and high commissioner to New Zealand and Samoa.

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Brothers: The David Haines Story, will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland at 10.30am on Sunday.

Read more

We’ve read the You Tube star’s lifestyle book and picked out the best advice.

Read more

Pickle and peanut butter? There’s some very strange suggestions coming out of America.

Read more

Promoted content

Valentine's Day Afternoon Tea

London Hilton on Park Lane is inviting couples to celebrate this Valentines Day over a deliciously romantic afternoon tea at Podium Restaurant and Bar. Taking inspiration from the highly popular Confessions of a Chocoholic Afternoon Tea, London Hilton on Park Lane presents the ultimate romantic afternoon out with its Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea.

Established in 1987, Tucci is one of the North's premier stores for branded clothing, footwear and accessories.

Save up to 70% on designer brands for Men and Women, including G-Star, Diesel, French Connection, Firetrap and many more….our sale is now on.

Nothing says

iWOOT has a great selection of quirky Valentine’s Day gifts for every possible person and partner.

Brothers: The David Haines Story, will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland at 10.30am on Sunday.

Over £30,000 has been raised in a couple of days for a mugging victim, despite the goal only being set at £500.

We let two experts have their say on why the campaign is needed – or isn’t.

Quirky London