Peterborough: MP Hurt In Attack

29 July 2012, 09:10 | Updated: 29 July 2012, 09:21

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson has been injured after challenging a man who was vandalising a bus shelter.

Stewart Jackson said he tried to make a citizen's arrest after seeing the man smash the glass with a bottle. 

But the culprit fled after kicking him in the chest. 

Mr Jackson, who had been shopping with his wife and daughter in his Peterborough yesterday afternoon, posted about the incident on Twitter. 

"Had set to with violent thug kicking in bus shelter in Broadway & suffered kick in side for pains,'' he wrote. 

Cambridgeshire Police said a 20-year-old man was detained after officers were called to the scene at 3.10pm.