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Man Robbed On Tube Train Then 'sprayed With Substance'

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anotheoldgit | 12:06 Wed 19th Jun 2019 | News
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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/elephant-castle-tube-station-attack-robbery-london-british-transport-police-a8964936.html

/// "The victim, a man, reported he had been sprayed with a substance. He was treated at the scene by paramedics; the victim suffered a minor irritation to his face," a spokesperson said. ///

/// Officers remained at the scene, the spokesperson added, but said test had confirmed the substance was not acid. ///

That's good to hear, at least that lets a certain comedian off the hook.

It would seem that they are now quick to rule out other things, just as they are regarding terrorism.

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My understanding of the point that AOG is trying to make is not blaming Jo Brand specifically but that since she said what she said spokespersons will always now feel the need to re-assure that it wasn't acid - and had she not said that they wouldn't have mentioned it. Seems clear to me, her comment was always going to have the potential to put the idea in someone's...
13:24 Wed 19th Jun 2019
// just after 9.30pm on Wednesday morning// ?



Not following you train of thought here , are you saying having discovered it wasn't acid they shouldn't have said so?
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Mamyalynne

/// Not following you train of thought here ///

Then there is no point in me trying to explain it to you Mam.
"at least that lets a certain comedian off the hook. "

Was the victim Farage then or another public brexeteer figure?
As long as you know I guess that's all that matters, shame not to share.
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spathiphyllum

/// Was the victim Farage then or another public brexeteer figure? ///

No I think it would have been reported if it had been.

Just someone that the perpetrator hated enough to rob him and then sprayed him with a substance.

But even that so called comedian didn't specifically mention Farage or even a brexiteer, just someone who one hates enough to carry out that evil deed upon them.
I think trying to link what Jo brand said and this attack is futile.

It's like saying any comedian who has made a gun joke is responsible for all the school shootings in the USA.
I'm not sure what point you're trying to make either, AOG.

The possibilities are:
Jo Brand is responsible for this attack (even tho it isn't acid)


I'm not actually sure of any other possibilities as your posts are so garbled.

'It would seem that they are now quick to rule out other things' what other things?

'No I think it would have been reported if it had been.' Erm....it was....in your Independent link

Why do you assume the perpetrator hated his victim? I'm pretty sure it was an opportunistic attack and could have been anyone.
I expect C4 will have him on soon to tell us what he thinks of Jeremy Corbyn.
The man from the tube?
Aye.
My understanding of the point that AOG is trying to make is not blaming Jo Brand specifically but that since she said what she said spokespersons will always now feel the need to re-assure that it wasn't acid - and had she not said that they wouldn't have mentioned it. Seems clear to me, her comment was always going to have the potential to put the idea in someone's mind.
Interesting.

Are some people more interested in political point scoring than the poor sod that go sprayed with a substance?
it was the OP who dragged Jo Brand into it, ymb; others have taken it from there (understandably, since the OP was hard to follow).
It must be extremely scary to have anything sprayed at you by a stranger, whether this was hairspray/deodorant or whatever - still wrong on every level.

Very glad the gentleman was not seriously hurt.
A robbery would be traumatic enough without the additional spray treatment.

Hopefully, he will make a speedy recovery.

In the absence of any other firm facts not a lot more can be said...
'her comment was always going to have the potential to put the idea in someone's mind' but it wasn't acid. Are you seriously suggesting (as I think AOG is) that this attack wouldn't have happened if JB hadn't made her comment?
If there is an acid attach between now and hell freezing over - are you going to blame Ms Brand?
"13:24 Wed 19th Jun 2019
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Acid attacks have been going on for ages. What jo said has no influence or reflection on them.

Also jo said "battery acid" instead of the more commonly used nitric acid or sulphuric acid. So if they were making any notion towards what Jo said they would have highlighted that it wasn't battery acid.
Saph, I don't suppose the victim would care what type of acid was squirted at him.By the way battery acid is sulphuric acid.

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