LONDON: The British Transport Police (BTP) have said that no “murder attempt” was made on prominent Pakistani lawyer Naeem Bukhari who remains admitted at St Mary’s Hospital after sustaining injuries on the night of May 1.
Reports in Pakistani media claimed that the BTP are treating the April 27 incident at Marble Arch “involving Naeem Bukhari as “attempted murder” but a spokesman of the police told media that the police have no record of Bukhari being attacked for his life.
The police clarified that the victim attacked on the night of April 27 was leading industrialist Sir Robert Malpas, 90, who was allegedly pushed in front of a train by another man. The former Eurotunnel chairman was saved by a heroic bystander — Riyad El-Hassani, 24.
The BTP spokesman said with the help of CCTV cameras, it has already arrested and charged a man in connection with the murder attempt on Sir Malpas.
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The spokesman said that it appealed to members of the public for information and didn’t say at any stage that it was looking for anyone of “Asian descent”, as stated in some Pakistani media reports. INP