Attacker strikes in Lincoln

first_imgA man assaulted two Lincoln students last week, one of them inside the College grounds. Police were called shortly after 1am on Saturday morning, when the man attacked a student on the street before entering Lincoln House and assaulting another student. He was restrained by one of the victim’s friends until the police arrived. Jason Pawluk, a Lincoln Student, was crossing Turl Street to Lincoln House directly opposite the college. He told Cherwell a man approached him in his early twenties who “appeared to be heavily intoxicated.” The student tried to avoid the drunken man but suffered a glancing blow: “I was uninjured but a little shaken by the experience.” Shortly after, the intruder entered Lincoln House where he assaulted Alex Bates, a student from Hertford College before another Hertford student, Andrew Macdonald, wrestled the man to the ground. Witness Sasha Taylor, of Magdalen, and friends were leaving after an evening spent at a school reunion. The man sped past Taylor, but she merely presumed he was a Lincoln student returning from a night out, until she turned to see Macdonald fighting with the intruder. The police then arrived to find the man restrained and the situation under control. Taylor explained, “I waited until the police had intervened and then went across to see how Andrew was, when I found that it was Alex who had the real shock in taking the initial punch.” The police warned the drunken man that his behaviour was unacceptable, but decided not to arrest him.ARCHIVE: 2nd week TT 2004last_img read more

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