University Lecturer Attacked In Car In London

CENPublished: March 26, 2018
Published: March 26, 2018

This is the shocking moment a university lecturer was brutally attacked as he sat at the wheel of his car in London.

Abdullah Al Hosani, from the United Arab Emirates, was assaulted in his Mercedes G-class SUV near Times Square, Whitechapel.

A video, filmed by an eyewitness with a smartphone, shows a man trying to pull Mr Al Hosani through his open car window, while repeatedly punching him in the head.

Mr Al Hosani later took to social networking sites to assure his friends and family that he was safe, after the video was posted online.

He thanked God for keeping him safe and added: "While we always see such incidents happening to others, we don’t think that it will ever happen to ourselves. But I am fine."

Horrified pedestrians can be seen watching the sustained assault in the background, moments before police officers arrived on the scene to arrest the attacker.

Mr Hosani, who teaches business administration at a university in London, said two young Lebanese men, who worked at a restaurant opposite the street, rushed to his aid, and held the suspect until police arrived.

But he added that he had been surprised that nobody else intervened even though many people of Arabic origin had witnessed the attack.

Mr Al Hosani’s car was not the only vehicle targeted that night, as a nearby car had been spray-painted with the word: ‘War’.

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