Crime & the Law

Detectives seek good Samaritan woman who broke up a fight in the east end

Ratcliffe Lane, Limehouse- scene of fight broken up by eastern European woman. Image: Google Street View

Ratcliffe Lane, Limehouse- scene of fight broken up by woman who spoke in eastern European accent. Image: Google Street View

Police are appealing for a woman who intervened to stop a fight in Limehouse to come forward and help them.

It’s alleged that at around 5.30 on Tuesday evening 14th April a sixteen and seventeen year old girl were assaulted by a male and a female in Ratcliffe Lane by the gates of The Royal Foundation of St Katherine.

Both victims received facial injuries during the attack with one suffering a broken nose.

Police say a woman, believed to be of Eastern European origin, stepped in to break up the fight.

She shouted at the suspects that she would call police, and they both both suspects ran off.

Witnesses say she had an Eastern European accent.

Tower Hamlets CID are investigating and are keen that this woman gets in contact with them.

Officers are also keen to speak to anyone who was in the area, which is near Limehouse DLR station, and witnessed the attack or the events surrounding it, to call them.

Anyone with information is asked to call Tower Hamlets CID on 020 7275 4550 or via 101 quoting reference number 4209560/15.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 17 year old man has been arrested on suspicion of ABH and bailed pending further enquiries to a date in late May.

A 17-year-old woman has also been interviewed under caution, but she has not been arrested.

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