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Last Updated: Wednesday, 9 August 2006, 13:37 GMT 14:37 UK
DJ Bacon attacked in pub toilet
Richard Bacon
Richard Bacon suffered a broken nose but was otherwise unhurt
DJ Richard Bacon has been left with a broken nose after an apparently unprovoked attack by two strangers in a central London pub.

The 30-year-old said the men followed him into the toilet of the Garrick Arms on Charing Cross Road on Monday.

"The first I knew about them was when one started punching me in the face," the ex-Blue Peter presenter said.

Mr Bacon, a DJ at radio station XFM, said he needed an operation to rebuild his nose.

He said he was "not angry, not upset - just a bit perplexed" by the attack, which is being investigated by police.

"The CCTV shows some men following me down to the toilets and one of them waiting outside, presumably to make sure no-one came down while I was being attacked," Mr Bacon said.

"I just covered up and tried to get hit a bit less than I was being.

"I can't really remember what they looked like - I was just trying to cover my head up with my arms."




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