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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. This clown actually thinks he’s fighting for the downtrodden, the poor, the working class. The working class HATE him. Look how much primetime airtime he gets after all this.

    Imagine being this delusional that you are somehow “fighting the establishment”. This guy IS the establishment. All of his views and opinions are safely backed up by the entirety of the mainstream media, academia, culture at large, and the government itself (labour/conservative – makes no difference – they’re equally as “progressive”).

    This guy cheered when “nazis” got punched and milkshaked. So he obviously thinks physical assault for political beliefs is ok. Not sure what he’s complaining about really. He got what he always wanted, right?

    Now unlike Owen, I don’t condone physical violence for having differing political beliefs, but I won’t be shedding any tears for little Owen should another group of working class lads decide that first beatdown wasn’t sufficient. You reap what you sow.

  2. You forgot to add,
    “…It was very premeditated, very targeted, with military precision directed at me.”
    No doubt Bellingcat will positively identify the suspects as FSB assassins

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