Former Ambassador To The US Brutally Attacked At London Tube Station

Sir Christopher Meyer the former Chairman of the Press Complaints Commission arrives at the High Court to give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry

A former ambassador to the U.S. is in hospital after being attacked at Victoria station in London.

His wife, Baroness Catherine Meyer, told The Telegraph that Sir Christopher was attacked while taking the Tube to a think tank at 3.30pm.

She sad: "He looks awful".

She said he may have a broken nose and his eye was swollen "like a balloon".

A photo published in The Times showed Sir Christopher in a Paddington hospital bed with his eyes closed and his face covered in blood. I'm absolutely shocked by the level of the brutality. "They really beat him", she said. It's appalling - like something you would see in a war zone.

"Nothing was taken, but the Transport Police intervened quickly", she added.

'A 16-year-old boy from Hillingdon and a 15-year-old girl from Croydon were both arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning grievous bodily harm.

'They have been released under investigation while enquiries into the incident continue.

A BTP statement called for witnesses to come forward and said his injuries "are not believed to be life-threatening or changing".

Sir Christopher was the longest serving British ambassador to the US since the Second World War and was in post from 1997 until his retirement in 2003.

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