BBC Radio 4’s Eddie Mair reveals ‘disgrace’ over assault (News)

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Eddie Mair, presenter of BBC Radio 4's PM programme

BBC Radio Four presenter Eddie Mair has revealed how he was attacked by a gang on a bus in London.

Mr Mair stated he was too ashamed to report the incident, which occurred in December, to police.

The 52-year-old was left with bruising to his head after being struck by certainly one of a gaggle of three youths driving bikes.

Writing within the Sunday Occasions, he stated: “I felt I could have been indirectly liable for what occurred.”

Mr Mair, who presents the PM programme, expressed sympathy for comic Michael McIntryre, who was robbed by two males on a moped who smashed his automobile home windows.

His personal assault occurred as he was returning dwelling from dinner with mates in London.

A gang of youths circled him on their bikes as he walked to a bus cease, with one lifting his entrance wheel near the presenter’s face.

Instructed nobody

Mr Mair stated he tried to movie their intimidating behaviour, however their faces had been hidden by their hoodies.

As he went to purchase a bus ticket, certainly one of them struck him on the facet of the pinnacle, leaving a big bruise above his proper ear.

“I advised nobody, least of all of the police. Not my household or mates. Not work colleagues. I felt disgrace. I felt I could have been indirectly liable for what occurred,” he stated, including that he questioned if his video recording had goaded them.

A girl on the bus urged him to report the crime to stop related assaults however Mr Mair stated he resisted.

“For weeks, each time the native paper reported an assault, I believed that I had contributed to it. Extra disgrace,” he stated.

He ultimately reported the assault earlier than he left for a visit to South America, however officers had been unable to establish the attackers from his video.

Police advised him that reporting the crime earlier could have helped, as a result of CCTV imagery would have been accessible for as much as a month.

Mr Mair, who noticed paradoxically that being affected by crime made him “on pattern” for as soon as, additionally had his bag stolen in a mugging in South America.

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