Senior British diplomat attacked, robbed in London

George Fergusson was mugged on Friday while he was walking in Margravine Cemetery and Park.

Updated: Apr 22, 2012, 09:47 AM IST

London: A senior British diplomat, scheduled to take over as the governor of Bermuda, was assaulted and robbed in central London, the Metropolitan police on Saturday said.

George Fergusson, 56, was mugged on Friday while he was walking in Margravine Cemetery and Park, also known as Hammersmith Cemetery, in Hammersmith.

The diplomat received facial injuries in the attack. Fergusson works at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, and is scheduled to take up the post of Governor of Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory.

The police have appealed for information and witnesses.

The victim made his own way to hospital, the police said, and added he suffered facial injuries, including a serious injury which threatens the sight in his left eye.

A small quantity of cash was taken.

The police said that according to initial investigation, robbery was the only motive.

PTI