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Apprentice winner breaks up fight at South Woodford tube station

14
Mar
2018

Apprentice winner Mark Wright has been praised after breaking up a fight at South Woodford tube station.

The 2014 winner was travelling at around 8am on Tuesday morning when he saw a platform guard being assaulted.

Lord Sugar’s business partner stepped in to help the member of station staff and but ended up having to defend himself when the attacker turned on him.

Wright was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and causing grievous bodily harm.

A spokesperson for Mr Wright said: “Mark stepped into a difficult situation on the morning of 13th March, where a young man was physically assaulting a platform guard at South Woodford tube station. The young man then turned his assault to Mark, resulting in him having to defend himself and the platform guard. Many onlookers applauded his efforts to help, concerned by the actions displayed by the young man in question.”

Witnesses were quick to praise Wright on Twitter.

@caronlovesgreys said: “@Mark_E_Wright such a selfless thing to do this morning at the station, hope you’re not too banged up, but a true gentleman…not enough people in the world like you. Wish you a speedy recovery!”

@wheather99 added: “@Mark_E_Wright thank you for what you did this morning @southwoodford station. You were very brave and very few people would step in to help out. I hope you are ok.”

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